WR Robby Anderson - New York Jets

6-3, 190Born: 5-9-1993College: TempleDrafted: ---

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17 at BUF 65 0 0 0 7 3.0 18 0 0 1.8

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

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Robby Anderson's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 17 vs BUF (7 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)

Anderson had another relatively quiet game, and this time it wasn't salvaged with a touchdown. Anderson doesn't often have time to get open downfield and as the Jets passing offense seems to routinely cap out at 25-30 yards, there's just not much for him to do. The Jets continually send him on short routes, which isn't a strength. On one play, the very first of the fourth quarter, it appeared Darnold overthrew Anderson on a crossing route, but slowing the film down, it looks like the quarterback expected a deeper cross. While that may be a miscommunication, watching Anderson' it's clear his short to intermediate route running isn't incredibly sharp, so those near misses are a continual issue. Anderson did get a deep shot during the next series but came to a stop and Darnold nearly overthrew him. The ball bounced off a jumping Anderson's hands, and was nearly intercepted. Whoever is at fault in either situation, the two players are clearly not on the same page.

2019 Week 16 vs PIT (4 / 2 / 32 / 1 rec)

Anderson's best catch was his first catch, albeit on his second target. It was at the end of the first drive of the game, 23-yard touchdown reception where Anderson was double-covered in the end zone, but had a step on both defenders. Quarterback Sam Darnold fired the ball high to get it over the defenders and Anderson did a tremendous job going up and snagging the ball for a score. Anderson's first target resulted in a defensive pass interference penalty as well.

2019 Week 15 vs BAL (6 / 4 / 66 / 0 rec)

After a pair of hundred yard games, one might be disappointed by Anderson's totals, but he played very well in a tough matchup. The bulk of his yards did come on a 41-yard catch late in the game, when he got behind the coverage. The pass was just a tad long, but Anderson reached out and caught it with his fingertips for a big gain.

2019 Week 14 vs MIA (11 / 7 / 116 / 1 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)

Quarterback Sam Darnold and Anderson were in sync on Sunday, with Anderson catching the majority of his 11 targets. The two hooked up early for a score, when a scrambling Darnold saw Anderson wide open at the five yard line, and delivered the ball. Amusingly, Anderson didn't seem to realize just how open he was, and seemed surprised when he turned upfield to find nobody there, scoring pretty easily. He made an even better catch in the fourth quarter when the team was down 18 to 16. Anderson ran a deep out route, and Darnold delivered a laser where only Anderson could catch, which he hauled in with a defender on his back.

2019 Week 13 vs CIN (10 / 7 / 101 / 0 rec)

Anderson was responsible for six of the ten longest plays on offense by the Jets, with six of his seven catches going for between 12 and 20 yards. All three of his longest plays -- two 20 yarders and an 18-yard completion -- were quick plays where he created space with solid route running. Anderson's strength is his vertical game, but he did a nice job adapting to the shortcomings of the offense and managing to get open.

2019 Week 12 vs OAK (5 / 4 / 86 / 1 rec)

Anderson had his most productive day in a while, as Sam Darnold went downfield to him a few times, and found him on a short touchdown throw in the third quarter. On the play, Anderson lined up just off to the left of the formation, and cut back across it to the right at the snap. The defender quickly fell behind as Anderson headed for the back-right pylon, and Darnold easily found him for a score. There were two other plays worth noting. The first, came in the late second quarter on a 3rd and 2 play. Anderson split the zone between two defenders and Darnold, moving to his left, saw him. The pass went just over the cornerback and short of the deeper safety, right into Anderson's hands. He turned towards the sideline to get some more yards and a big first down. Also in the third quarter, the Jets ran a flea flicker, with Anderson as the target. Anderson ran down the sideline and was open, but the pass was a little short and he had to go up, make the snag and withstand a hit from the defender while holding onto the ball.

2019 Week 11 vs WAS (3 / 1 / 6 / 1 rec)

Anderson's a one-trick pony and generally speaking, that trick doesn't work in an offense with no pass protection. He did have a nice catch on a corner route to kick things off for the Jets scoring, and was able to get behind the defense on the play to get open and present a nice target for quarterback Sam Darnold. For some reason though, the team isn't getting him as involved short as he could be, and that continues to hurt his prospects and limits his targets greatly.

2019 Week 10 vs NYG (3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Once expected to be the leader in stats among the Jets wide receivers, Anderson has instead become the forgotten man. The offensive line not giving quarterback Sam Darnold time doesn't help, but Anderson is also not getting as open and Darnold seems a little hesitant to air the ball out, which given some of his turnover issues, isn't a shock. On the one play where they connected, Anderson ran a nice out route and Darnold delivered a sharp pass under duress. Anderson held on as he was immediately hit to gain a first down.

2019 Week 9 vs MIA (4 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)

Anderson saw very little work, again mostly because Sam Darnold has no time to throw, and appears to have some tunnel vision even when he does, locking onto Jamison Crowder and Le'Veon Bell. The Dolphins don't have the corners to cover deep, but the Jets don't seem to give enough time to their quarterback to throw it deep either, and despite a good matchup ahead in the form of the Giants, it doesn't look like Anderson will see too many targets going forward.

2019 Week 8 vs JAX (6 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)

Anderson should have had a long reception but was called for offensive pass interference, and was the target on two of Sam Darnold's interceptions. There's no time for Darnold to throw behind his terrible offensive line, so it's a bit shocking that Anderson gets as many targets as he does, considering his game is mostly deep vertical routes.

2019 Week 7 vs NE (8 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Anderson was shut down by a combination of good coverage, and a shaky quarterback under massive pressure with no time to throw. Anderson's vertical ability isn't of any help when Same Darnold cannot look downfield to find him.

2019 Week 6 vs DAL (8 / 5 / 125 / 1 rec)

The bulk of Anderson's yardage came on one play, but it was a doozy. Anderson ran a post route, and was wide open for a bomb from quarterback Sam Darnold, which the receiver easily caught and took to the house for a 92-yard score. The pair missed on a couple of other deep bombs, but the Jets seem intent on trying to stretch the field, and utilize Anderson's speed and vertical ability.

2019 Week 5 vs PHI (3 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)

Anderson is mostly a vertical threat and with Luke Falk under constant duress, the speedy receiver never had time to get open. The Jets haven't tried to stretch the field much anyway, and the offensive line issues just make that worse.

2019 Week 3 vs NE (5 / 3 / 11 / 0 rec)

Anderson was swamped by Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore and limited by an inability of the offensive line to give his quarterback time to allow Anderson even a chance of getting open. It didn't help that most of what quarterback Luke Falk did was throw short even when he had time. Anderson couldn't break free very often and saw little attention from the offense when he did.

2019 Week 2 vs CLE (6 / 4 / 81 / 0 rec)

Despite a decent statline, it's worth noting that Anderson had just two targets in the first half, both off which were wiped out due to penalties. In other words, he was not much in the gameplan. That changed a little with Luke Falk under center in the second half, as the Jets opened things up a little more. He had a couple of good catches, including a nice effort to come back on an underthrown ball by Falk in the third quarter.

2019 Week 1 vs BUF (7 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)

Along with LeVeon Bell, Jamison Crowder was the only real bright spot for the Jets offense. Crowder was by far the most targeted member of the team as well as the one with the most catches. Unfortunately he has the dubious honor now of being the first player in history to have 14 catches but under 100 yards. Crowder had a knack for getting open out of the slot, and even when he didn't, he did a fine job snagging the ball even while being blanketed by coverage.


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