Allen Robinson
Allen Robinson
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Chicago Bears
2018 Fantasy Outlook
What a strange career Robinson has had - and he won't be 25 until August. After a massive, 14-TD, 1,400-yard breakout in 2015 as a 22-year-old, Robinson crashed back to earth in 2016, then tore his ACL in Week 1 last year. Now he finds himself in a new home as the Bears' ostensible No. 1 WR, playing for a new coach and with second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. At 6-3, 211, and with 4.48 speed, Robinson is the prototype No. 1 NFL receiver, with the ability to beat defenses down the field and in the red zone. In 2015, he hauled in six passes of 40-plus yards and tied for first in targets inside the 10, so the skills are there even if he cratered (only one 40-yard catch on 151 targets) the following season. In Chicago, Robinson doesn't have a ton of competition. Kevin White is attempting yet another injury comeback, and Taylor Gabriel is more of a gadget player. Newly signed tight end Trey Burton could have a significant role, and the Bears drafted Anthony Miller with the 51st overall pick, but it's plausible the No. 2 target after Robinson will be running back Tarik Cohen. In new coach Matt Nagy's offense (he was formerly the OC under Andy Reid), there's upside here if Trubisky takes the next step. Robinson was limited at OTAs in May but received full clearance for the start of training camp Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $42 million contract with the Bears in March of 2018.
Blows up against Philly
WRChicago Bears
January 6, 2019
Robinson caught 10 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's 16-15 playoff loss to the Eagles.
ANALYSIS
Robinson caught mostly short passes in the first half before the Chicago coaching staff realized they had a significant mismatch by using its star receiver as a downfield weapon against an overmatched secondary. His 143 yards represented his biggest yardage total of the season and only the second time he exceeded 85 yards in his first year with the Bears. After finishing the season with 55 receptions for 754 yards and four touchdowns, he'll enter the second year of his three-year deal, and he should be the primary receiving option who could see a major uptick in production in 2019.
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How do Allen Robinson's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
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.
  • 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.
Air Yards Per Game
83.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.42
 
% Team Air Yards
25.3%
 
% Team Targets
18.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
59.1%
 
Drop Rate
3.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.4
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Allen Robinson's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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
6' 3"
 
Weight
211 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.60 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.00 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.00 sec
 
Vertical Jump
39.0 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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It's common for receivers in their 30s to experience total collapse, but almost never does it happen to a 23-year-old rising star. In 2016, Robinson was the unfortunate exception. After scoring 14 touchdowns and posting impressive efficiency marks as a 22-year old (17.5 YPC, 9.3 YPT), Robinson scored only six times last year despite seeing 151 targets and produced an abysmal 5.8 YPT (39th among the NFL's 41 100-target wideouts.) A 3.5-yard-per-play decline on heavy volume for a player in his early prime with the same quarterback is likely unprecedented in NFL history. Part of the problem was Robinson's lack of focus -- he had a few drops early in the year that cost him big plays -- but QB Blake Bortles, who seemed to turn a corner of sorts in 2015, regressed badly in his accuracy and decision making. At 23, Robinson is just entering his peak years. He's 6-3, 211, with 4.48 speed and has been compared athletically and stylistically to the Cowboys Dez Bryant, one of the elite red-zone weapons of the last half-decade. And the Jaguars target Robinson frequently from in close -- 21 red-zone looks in 2015, 19 last year, so a TD bounce-back should be expected. The Jaguars' decision to briefly open up a competition between Bortles and Chad Henne suggests Robinson will have to deal with another year of poor quarterback play.
Year 2 is when most star receivers break out, and Robinson was a case in point. Robinson was a big-play machine last year, catching 31 passes of at least 20 yards, leading the NFL by a wide margin (Antonio Brown and Julio Jones, both of whom saw north of 190 targets, tied for second with 25.) Robinson also scored 14 TDs (11st), thanks to 14 targets inside the 10 (2nd). At 6-3, 215, with 4.48 speed, Robinson has been compared to Dez Bryant, and for good reason. Like Bryant, Robinson is an exceptional athlete, boasting a 42-inch vertical leap and 131-inch broad jump from the Combine three years ago. Robinson leveraged those physical skills toward an efficient 9.3 YPT (7th) and 17.5 YPC (1st among the league's 32 100-target WR), and his size, strength and leaping ability should again make him a constant when the Jaguars get in close. While Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee will continue to see targets, neither will affect Robinson's status as the team's top option. Oddly, the biggest threat to Robinson's production could be RB Chris Ivory, a goal-line bulldozer the team lacked in 2015. Both Blake Bortles and Robinson benefited from Jacksonville's unwillingness to pound the ball near pay dirt a year ago (35 passing, five rushing TDs), and Ivory could siphon off a few touchdowns from the duo this season.
On it's face, Robinson's rookie year was nothing special — he averaged only 6.8 YPT in 10 games and scored twice before breaking his foot in Week 10. But considering the environment — the Jaguars were 31st in passing yards and YPA — and his age (he doesn't turn 22 until August), Robinson's output wasn't so bad. Moreover, he saw seven or more targets from Week 3 until Week 10, i.e., every game started by quarterback Blake Bortles in which Robinson played. With Cecil Shorts gone, Robinson is likely to be the team's top target again in 2015, ahead of fellow second-year players Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns. (Former first-rounder Justin Blackmon applied for reinstatement to the league in May but was denied.) The addition of tight end Julius Thomas might squeeze Robinson's red-zone targets, but it's unclear how much Thomas' talents will translate now that he's no longer with Peyton Manning. At 6-3, 210, with 4.48 speed, Robinson has the physical traits of a typical No. 1 NFL receiver, and his 42-inch vertical leap and 131-inch broad jump show his top-tier athleticism and explosiveness. Robinson had surgery on his foot in December but is expected to be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp.
Apparently the Jaguars aren’t counting on Justin Blackmon any time soon. After nabbing Marqise Lee with the 39th overall pick, they took Robinson at 61, and they still have Cecil Shorts in the fold. At 6-3, 210, Robinson isn’t especially fast (4.57 40), but he’s quick for his size, has good ball skills and is an effective runner after the catch. Lee and Shorts will both get their looks, but Shorts has been injury prone, and Robinson could emerge as the team’s primary red-zone target before long.
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Appears ready for playoff game
WRChicago Bears
January 2, 2019
Robinson (ribs) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Optimism for speedy return
WRChicago Bears
Ribs
December 31, 2018
Head coach Matt Nagy is optimistic that Robinson (ribs) will be able to play in Sunday's playoff game against the Eagles, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Missing regular-season finale
WRChicago Bears
Ribs
December 30, 2018
Robinson (ribs) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
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Expected to miss Week 17
WRChicago Bears
Ribs
December 28, 2018
Robinson (ribs) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
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Absent from practice again
WRChicago Bears
Ribs
December 27, 2018
Robinson (ribs) was held out of practice Thursday.
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