James Robinson

23-Year-Old Running BackRB
2021 Fantasy Outlook
While a number of first-year running backs made impacts in 2020, none was more surprising than Robinson. The undrafted rookie pushed his way up the depth chart in camp, and the Jaguars were impressed enough with his efforts that they cut Leonard Fournette just before the start of the regular season. If the team had thoughts of using a committee, Robinson quickly ruined those plans too, as he seized the starting job and saw no fewer than 16 touches in a game until an ankle injury cost him the final two weeks of the season. A powerful, physical runner, Robinson doesn't have great speed but instead uses his vision and nimble feet to avoid big blows, with his 36 broken tackles tied for seventh among RBs. He also proved to be capable as a receiver and was a willing pass protector, allowing him to stay on the field in all situations. Despite his rookie success, the Jaguars invested a late first-round pick in Travis Etienne, who is seemingly a better fit for the spread offense that could accompany first overall selection Trevor Lawrence and new offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. However, Etienne then suffered a season-ending foot injury in late August, leaving Robinson and 30-year-old Carlos Hyde as the Week 1 backfield options in Jacksonville. It's a setup that points to Robinson leading the way again, and perhaps even reprising the three-down role he earned as a rookie last year. Read Past Outlooks
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#39.23
ADP
$Signed a three-year, $2.29 million contract with the Jaguars in April of 2020.
Goes over 100 yards from scrimmage
RBJacksonville Jaguars
November 28, 2021
Robinson turned 17 carries into 86 yards and gathered in three of four targets for 29 yards during Sunday's 21-14 defeat to the Falcons. He also lost a fumble.
ANALYSIS
Since sitting out Week 9 due to a bruised heel, Robinson has managed to achieve active status in three straight contests, averaging 16.7 touches for 79 yards from scrimmage per game while scoring two rushing TDs. That's more or less in line with his output in seven appearances pre-injury -- 87.9 total yards per game, five scores -- but the second-year back hasn't had a run of 20-plus yards since Week 6. While Robinson may have some practice limitations this week, too, he'll look to keep it going next Sunday when the Jags travel to L.A. to face the Rams' 10th-ranked rush defense.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do James Robinson's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
16.1%
 
Positive Run %
86.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
53.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.7
 
Rushing TD %
6.3%
 
Touches Per Game
15.1
 
% Snaps w/Touch
36.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.01
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
9.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
11.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.2
 
% Targeted On Route
11.4%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.63
 
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37535%
10043%
24123%
10746%
373%
104%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Nov 28th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
90.9
 
Cornerbacks
89.4
 
Safeties
80.4
 
Linebackers
104.9
 
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Measurables Review
How do James Robinson's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
219 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.64 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.19 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.03 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.0 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
24 reps
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
29.63 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
It initially appeared Robinson, an undrafted rookie out of FCS Illinois State, was likely to start his pro career on the Jacksonville practice squad. Instead, he's listed atop the depth chart at running back after the team waived Leonard Fournette at the end of August. The Jaguars widely have been expected to utilize a backfield committee, but it could be just Robinson and passing-down specialist Chris Thompson getting work at the start of the season, considering Devine Ozigbo is dealing with a hamstring injury and will miss at least a few weeks after being placed on IR.
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Ready for Week 12 action
RBJacksonville Jaguars
November 26, 2021
Robinson (heel/knee) practiced in full Friday and doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
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Starts week as limited in practice
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Heel
November 24, 2021
Robinson (heel/knee) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.
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Finds end zone once
RBJacksonville Jaguars
November 21, 2021
Robinson ran for 29 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries while catching two passes for nine yards on three targets against San Francisco on Sunday.
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Ready to face 49ers
RBJacksonville Jaguars
November 21, 2021
Robinson (heel/knee) is officially active for Sunday's game against San Francisco.
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On track to play Sunday
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Heel
November 21, 2021
Robinson (heel/knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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