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WR Robby Anderson - New York Jets

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

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 17): Anderson looked like a #1 receiver against the Texans even though he did drop a ball that could have extended the game. He'll be a solid WR2 play against the Packers this week with Sam Darnold coming on.

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Recent Stats and Projections

12 vs NE 48 0 0 0 5 2 22 0 0 2.2
13 at TEN 50 0 0 0 7 4 48 0 0 4.8
14 at BUF 38 0 0 0 7 4 76 1 0 13.6
15 vs HOU 71 0 0 0 11 7 96 1 0 15.6
16 vs GB PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4 * * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 14 vs BUF (7 / 4 / 76 / 1 rec)

In what was his best game in a long time, Anderson had several big plays. The two most critical came late in the game. The most critical extended a drive and put the Jets on the Buffalo 5-yard line and within striking distance of winning the game, which they did with an Elijah McGuire touchdown moments later. On that play to set up the touchdown, Anderson ran a vertical route down the sideline and while he was pretty well covered by the corner, Anderson did an excellent job of moving the coverage inside and leaving a wide margin of open space along the sideline for quarterback Sam Darnold to throw. The quarterback fired off a perfect pass, over his Anderson's outside shoulder where the corner couldn't make a play, and Anderson showed good footwork in getting both feet in-bounds for a 37-yard gain. Anderson also did a very nice job finding open space on his touchdown reception, as Darnold was forced from the pocket and scrambling around the field. Anderson was able to break away from coverage for a moment in the end zone, where Darnold delivered a pass for the score.

2018 Week 13 vs TEN (7 / 4 / 48 / 0 rec)

As long as the Jets insist on throwing close or behind the line of scrimmage, Robby Anderson will not see much production. A vertical threat in a short-yardage offense, Anderson is also starting to look frustrated and it shows in some lackluster route running and efforts to catch the ball, and on Sunday, a boneheaded unsportsmanlike conduct penalty which wiped out a 16-yard gain he had on a short pass across the middle. Anderson really only does one thing well, and right now that makes him a bad fit for this offense. McCown still got him involved, and Anderson had flashes, but for the most part he was very limited in his impact again this week.

2018 Week 12 vs NE (5 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Anderson was on the field for more offensive snaps than anyone besides Quincy Enunwa, Chris Herndon and josh McCown, but like Enunwa, he saw only one-third the amount of targets Jermaine Kearse received. The Jets didn't make use of his trademark speed and vertical game, and did not try to stretch the field with McCown under center.

2018 Week 9 vs MIA (6 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)

Anderson looked heathy in his return to the field, and the Jets used him in multiple ways, including on an end around as well as both long and short yardage attempts. As dysfunctional as quarterback Sam Darnold was, Anderson didn't get a chance to really stretch the field, and as such his impact was limited overall.

2018 Week 7 vs MIN (10 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)

Sam Darnold tried to connect with Anderson more than anyone else, with ten targets, but the two just had very little luck executing. Anderson was overthrown while wide open at one point, and had a catch ripped away by a Vikings defender as well.

2018 Week 6 vs IND (5 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)

A week after a huge game against Denver, Anderson was relatively quiet. The Colts dedicated themselves to containing him on deep passes, but in doing so they left themselves open to damage by Terrelle Pryor and Jermaine Kearse. Anderson was the target on Sam Darnold's well-underthrown ball in the first quarter of the game, but that was really the only deep ball he saw.

2018 Week 5 vs DEN (5 / 3 / 123 / 2 rec)

After totaling 108 yards on 8 catches in the first four games, Anderson finally exploded for the Jets, literally in the case of his 76-yard touchdown in the second quarter. On that play he threw a hesitation move at the defender, then kicked in the jets to blow past him where quarterback Sam Darnold placed the ball perfectly in his hands so he could head to the end zone without breaking stride. His second touchdown came on a play when the coverage was actually really good. Anderson was running a corner route, but was blanketed. Darnold dropped a perfect pass into his hands in the end zone where only Anderson would get the pass.

2018 Week 4 vs JAX (6 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

On the plus side, Anderson got through a game without a fumble. On the downside, his inability to do anything more than run fast in a straight line is not helping him be a bigger part of an offense which is limited itself. Worse the one thing he can do, they finally let him do and rookie quarterback Sam Darnold still missed him on a deep route where Anderson had a step on the defender. It's hard to overthrow Anderson, but that happened.

2018 Week 3 vs CLE (4 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Anderson's most impactful play was also, regrettably, his worst as he was stripped of the ball on the Jets' 26-yard line. The Browns returned the ball to about the seven yard line. The Jets defense bailed him out, limiting the resulting damage to three points, but it does seem that between the Jets conservative offense and his inability to shake the coverage which comes from being the ostensible top target in the offense, his only impacts have been negative. This was his second fumble of the year.

2018 Week 2 vs MIA (5 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

Anderson isn't seeing a ton of work, though whether it's because rookie Sam Darnold isn't seeing him or just because the offense is focused on short passes is hard to say. The latter is definitely a factor, since Anderson's strength is vertical routes and the Jets offense isn't going deep very often.

2018 Week 1 vs DET (1 / 1 / 41 / 1 rec, 1 / -9 / 0 rush)

Anderson only had one target but he made it count. On his 41-yard touchdown reception, Anderson was released by the corner, but the deep safety had been baited into stepping forward, not backpedaling, so by the time he caught up to Anderson, the receiver had prime position. The throw was a little short, but Anderson did an excellent job of leaping up and yanking the ball away from the defender.


Latest News

Jets | Robby Anderson shows up big in loss (Sat Dec 15, 08:17 PM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson posted seven catches for 96 yards and a touchdown in a loss versus the Houston Texans Saturday, Dec. 15.

Our View: Anderson could have had an even bigger day but he dropped a fourth down pass that could have kept the Jets alive. He'll be a solid WR3/Flex option against the Packers next week.
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Jets | Robby Anderson on track to play (Thu Dec 13, 05:53 PM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.

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Jets | Robby Anderson full go again (Wed Dec 12, 02:26 PM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.

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Jets | Robby Anderson puts in full practice (Tue Dec 11, 07:14 PM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Dec. 11.

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Jets | Robby Anderson catches TD pass (Sun Dec 9, 05:37 PM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson caught four passes for 76 yards and one touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in Week 14.

Our View: Anderson showed some skill and talent in this one and revived some value with Sam Darnold just in time for a matchup with the Texans next week.
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