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James Robinson

James Robinson

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 22College: Illinois State

Week 7 Outlook

Sun 4:25pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) RB #9
Projection 12.7 pts



Robinson is a high-end RB2 this week. The Chargers have been much better against the run than they've been against the pass, so I'm not projecting Robinson for a ton of volume here. Of course, he still has a role to play in the passing game, but he'll have a below-average day on the ground.

Robinson didn't have as dominant of a game as many were expecting last week, but he was able to salvage his fantasy output with a receiving TD. It's a tough matchup for Robinson here, but he's simply seeing too much work to not view him as a high-end RB2 with a safe floor due to his involvement in the receiving game.

He's now failed to top 48 yards on the ground in three of his last four games despite matchups against the Dolphins, Bengals, Texans, and Lions. That's the bad news. The good news is that he's been used in the passing game, averaging 5.3 targets, 4.8 receptions, and 40.3 yards through the air. The matchup this week is much tougher than his recent competition. The Chargers are still the only team in the league who's yet to allow a rushing touchdown. On the ground, they've allowed just 39.6 fantasy points, which is the lowest in the league, and a number that amounts to just 7.92 points per week. Fortunately, the 76.1 PPR points they've allowed through the air is the fifth-most in football. We've seen four different running backs in just five games finish with six or more receptions against the Chargers. Still, no running back has been able to finish better than the RB9 against them, and they've played against Alvin Kamara, Mike Davis, Ronald Jones, Joe Mixon, and Clyde-Edwards Helaire, so the competition has been stellar. Robinson should still be played considering his workhorse role, but he's more of an RB2 this week.

The Chargers are 9th against fantasy running backs, but Robinson sees enough volume to warrant RB1 status.

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