Robert Turbin
Robert Turbin
29-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Released by the Colts in November of 2018.
Working out for Oakland
RBFree Agent
April 2, 2019
Turbin has a workout scheduled for Thursday with the Raiders, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
This is the first report of any interest since Turbin was waived by the Colts on Nov. 9. The 29-year-old running back opened the 2018 campaign with a four-game suspension and suffered a shoulder dislocation shortly thereafter. He should be healthy at this point in the offseason, but he'll need to contribute on special teams to earn a spot at the back end of a 53-man roster. Turbin has a long gain of just 26 yards on 355 career carries, averaging 3.8 yards per attempt with nine touchdowns along the way.
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How do Robert Turbin's 2018 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 %
Positive Run %
% Yds After Contact
Avg Yds After Contact
Rushing TD %
Touches Per Game
% Snaps w/Touch
Air Yards Per Game
Air Yards Per Snap
% Team Air Yards
% Team Targets
Avg Depth of Target
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Catch Rate
Drop Rate
Avg Yds After Catch
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2018 Robert Turbin Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Robert Turbin'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.
5' 10"
225 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.50 sec
Shuttle Time
4.31 sec
Cone Drill
7.16 sec
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
Broad Jump
122 in
Bench Press
28 reps
Hand Length
9.75 in
Arm Length
31.00 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
The journeyman is on his fourth NFL team, but Turbin seems to have found a home for now as a short-yardage specialist for the Colts. Possessing a low center of gravity and strong burst to the point of attack, the 28-year-old is hard to stop upon initial contact, and he also has enough elusiveness to avoid big hits in the hole. Turbin doesn't offer much in the passing game and won't run away from many defenders if he finds himself in space, but as a goal-line back he's found some success, scoring eight rushing touchdowns in 21 games the last two seasons - none longer than seven yards. A elbow injury limited him to six games in 2017, but he should be fully recovered by training camp. The Colts have plenty of competition for snaps, with second-year back Marlon Mack likely to assume starting duties and fourth-round pick Nyheim Hines in the mix for a pass-catching role. Turbin is facing a four-game PED suspension to start the season, so his role upon his return will hinge on the health of his backfield mates at that time.
The former Seahawk landed in Indianapolis last season as Frank Gore's top backup, and while Turbin didn't see many touches in that role, he surprisingly emerged as a short-yardage threat, scoring seven rushing touchdowns after coming into the year with only one on 281 career rushes. Turbin didn't monopolize the red-zone touches for the Colts, and Gore saw just as many carries inside the 5-yard line (10) as his teammate, but Turbin made the most of his opportunities as he scored on half of his rushes in close, and his longest TD run of the year was just seven yards. That kind of success rate isn't sustainable season to season, but with Gore not getting any younger and fourth-round pick Marlon Mack not suited for grunt work in the trenches, Turbin could once again see enough action as a goal-line back to retain some fantasy value.
Consider this profile a placeholder for whomever is the No. 2 back behind Frank Gore this fall. Gore, after all, is entering his age-33 season, and the Colts figure to have a plus offense if Andrew Luck can stay in one piece this year. The Colts spent a major chunk of their draft resources on the offensive line, good news for Luck and Co. Turbin has been an ordinary back when asked to play through his four-year career, averaging 4.0 yards per carry and securing 77 percent of his targets. Someone has to be Mr. Irrelevant.
A fourth-round pick in 2012, Turbin has backed up Marshawn Lynch the last three years, which hasn't afforded him many opportunities to show what he's capable of. A regular in the two-minute drill, Turbin has good size and speed and soft hands, potentially making him an effective three-down back who can handle both targets and goal-line carries. Now that he has joined the Browns, once he recovers from ankle injury, Turbin will boost the depth of a Cleveland backfield that also rosters Isaiah Crowell and rookie Duke Johnson.
Turbin experienced some harsh regression last year following his solid 2012 as Marshawn Lynch's backup, seeing his YPC drop a full point from 4.4 to 3.4, and his receiving production from 19 catches for 181 yards in 2012 to just eight for 60 yards last year. The 5-10, 222-pound runner has very good speed, but didn’t show very good elusiveness or physicality last season, despite playing in the accomplished Seattle offense. That performance puts him at high risk of having the super-talented Christine Michael pass him for the No. 2 spot in the Seattle backfield, meaning Turbin probably isn't even the man to own in case of a Lynch injury this year.
Despite racking up 500 total yards and a 4.4-YPC average, Turbin will continue to be little more than insurance for workhorse Marshawn Lynch. Moreover, the addition of Christine Michael, Seattle's first pick in this year’s draft, makes Turbin's role a little less secure. At 5-10, 222, and with deceptive speed, and running behind Seattle's stout offensive line, the burly Turbin would be in a good situation should Lynch's smash-mouth running style lead to injury, though it's likely Michael would also be in the mix in that case.
After missing 2010 with a knee injury, Turbin finished his final season at Utah State running for 1,517 yards and totaling 23 touchdowns, and the Seahawks used the No. 106 pick to take him in the draft. He’s a power back who also clocked a 4.50 40 time, making him an intriguing prospect. Marshawn Lynch is firmly entrenched as Seattle’s starter, but Turbin is the favorite to win the backup role right away.
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Cut loose by Colts
RBFree Agent
November 9, 2018
Turbin (shoulder) was waived by the Colts on Friday.
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Back at practice
RBIndianapolis Colts
November 8, 2018
Turbin (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
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Limited in practice Wednesday
RBIndianapolis Colts
November 7, 2018
Turbin (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
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Returns to practice
RBIndianapolis Colts
November 5, 2018
Turbin (shoulder) returned to practice Monday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
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May practice next week
RBIndianapolis Colts
October 30, 2018
Running backs coach Tom Rathman said Tuesday that the Colts hope Turbin (shoulder) returns to practice as early as next week, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
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