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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$Signed a three-year, $2.29 million contract with the Jaguars in April of 2020.
Disappoints in Week 1 loss
RBJacksonville Jaguars
September 12, 2021
Robinson carried five times for 25 yards and brought in three of six targets for 29 yards in the Jaguars' 37-21 loss to the Texans on Sunday. He also fumbled once, but it was recovered by Jacksonville.
ANALYSIS
Robinson was essentially nullified by game script Sunday, as the Jaguars found themselves down 27-7 by halftime. Notably, he also saw offseason signing Carlos Hyde outpace him in carries by four, which is certainly something to keep in mind going into Week 2. Robinson did have a solid role as a receiver, one of the benefits of what appears to still be a three-down role going into his second season. The extremely modest number of carries is mostly an outlier dictated by unique Week 1 circumstances, and Robinson will therefore look to have a much busier afternoon at home against the Broncos in Week 2.
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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.
Broken Tackle %
20.0%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
64.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.2
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
8.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
17.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
13.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.28
 
% Team Air Yards
3.2%
 
% Team Targets
12.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
33.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.0
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Sep 19th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
78.6
 
Cornerbacks
84.4
 
Safeties
100.7
 
Linebackers
42.4
 
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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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Four touches Sunday
RBJacksonville Jaguars
August 29, 2021
Robinson carried the ball three times for 10 yards and caught his only target for two yards in Sunday's preseason win over the Cowboys.
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Locked into lead role
RBJacksonville Jaguars
August 24, 2021
Robinson's teammate Travis Etienne needs foot surgery that likely will rule him out for the season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Fellow RB injures foot
RBJacksonville Jaguars
August 24, 2021
Robinson's teammate, Travis Etienne, suffered a midfoot sprain during Monday night's preseason game against the Saints, ESPN's Michael DiRocco reports.
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Starts once again
RBJacksonville Jaguars
August 23, 2021
Robinson rushed five times for 13 yards in Monday night's 23-21 preseason loss to the Saints.
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Works with starters
RBJacksonville Jaguars
August 14, 2021
Robinson recorded three rushes for 13 yards in Saturday's preseason contest against the Browns.
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