Robby Anderson

Robby Anderson

WR - NYJ
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 190 lbsAge: 25College: Temple

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
24th easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #82
Best / Worst #42 / #212
ADP #98

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This is a ranking that can move, as Anderson could potentially be suspended by the commissioner. He's had off -the-field issues multiple times, but the most recent arrest has some really bad details, particularly when he said things to a police officer about what he'd do to his wife. He may escape legal trouble, but the NFL is sure to investigate. It could be an Ezekiel Elliott situation where we don't even know when the season begins, so you have to build that risk into his draft price. He belongs in the WR4 range because of it. If Sam Darnold starts, it could actually hurt his stock because of the rapport Anderson's built with Josh McCown.

I've gotta be honest folks, it took me nearly 12 games last season to finally buy into our guy Robby as a consistent producer in the Jets' offense. With blazing speed and good route running, Anderson was sent on bomb and deep slant routes serving in a Tyreek Hill-esque deep threat role, while sometimes serving as the go-to receiver on 3rd down for the Jets' Josh McCown led offense. Although the Jets do return Quincy Enunwa to the mix, and added Terrell Pryor in the offseason, Anderson still profiles out to receive the lion's share of deep chucks from McCown, while possibly seeing a slight dip in targets, situating him firmly at the tail end of Tier 3 at #25.

Anderson's felony charges were dropped, which should keep him from any long-term suspension. He also gets Josh McCown back, with whom he had a strong connection with last season.

One of the trickiest players to rank, Anderson could still receive a suspension because of a January arrest. Also an on-field enigma, he ended the season by recording 120 receiving yards in four games after compiling 490 yards and five TDs in the previous five contests. Anyone drafting Anderson should thus root for Josh McCown to win and keep the job, as his season-ending hand injury occurred right as the wideout started to fade in Week 14. He's an ultimate boom-or-bust pick.

"After a productive rookie season, Robby Anderson stepped up big for the Jets in 2017 following the loss of Enunwa. The Temple product racked up 942 receiving yards and 7 TDs, establishing himself as a bona fide deep threat. Since entering the league, Anderson is sixth in the NFL in receptions of 20+ yards with 27." newyorkjets.com

Anderson is expected to miss 2 to 4 games but he will be worth drafting anyways considering the state of the Jets' receiver core and the way Anderson performed over the second half of last season. From the moment he returns, Anderson is startable each and every week.

He was the Jets most talented receiver last year but that is not saying much; whomever Darnold clicks with will hold this spot