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RB Rob Kelley - Washington Redskins

6-0, 220Born: 10-3-1992College: TulaneDrafted: ---

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17 vs NYG 24 12 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.3

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2016 Week 17 vs NYG (12 / 33 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Robert Kelley was basically non-existent against the Giants as the ground game never got going. Rob had twelve touches but none of them were of much impact. The Giants have a stout front seven that do an excellent job stopping the run so this game was going to be a challenge. He wasn't used in the passing game either so his ability to affect the game was minimized greatly.

2016 Week 16 vs CHI (19 / 76 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)

Kelley dominated the backfield snaps while the game against Chicago was still in doubt, ultimately giving way to Mack Brown in garbage time. Kelley was workman-like in his efforts, grinding out yards near the line of scrimmage. His best run came when he broke two tackles and churned for 15 yards into the red zone for 15 yards. Kelley sustained a knee injury which took him to the sideline in the middle of the game, but he returned in the third quarter. While 21 touches marked Kelley's highest workload since Week 11, finding the end zone eluded him this week. Kelley was tackled at the one-yard-line on a red zone carry, only to see Kirk Cousins sneak in for the goal line touchdown. Kelley also logged a dropped pass. Garbage time fueled Mack Brown to a career day in relief as Kelley saw an early end to his afternoon.

2016 Week 15 vs CAR (9 / 8 / 1 rush, 4 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)

Robert Kelley had no room to run the ball against the stingy Panther defensive line. He had nine carries for the game but didn't even have ten yards rushing. However it was surprising to see him get four receptions (a season high) throughout the game. He looked comfortable catching the ball out of the backfield even though that isn't necessarily his strength. Rob did score a goal line touchdown to salvage his otherwise quiet night. Rob isn't a very elusive running back so if he can't hit holes that have been opened for him he will struggle to create extra yardage. The Panthers controlled the line of scrimmage all night and neutralized the run game.

2016 Week 14 vs PHI (16 / 63 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)

Robert Kelley had a workman like effort in the ground game today but it didn't equate to a huge statistical day. Rob did score a touchdown as he scampered in from twenty-two yards out in the first half to get Washington's only points of the half. He had sixteen carries and was also used in the passing game with two receptions (which isn't usual). Robert had a healthy dose of work but running against the Eagles stout front seven isn't easy. Rob was productive grinding out tough three yard gains but there wasn't much room to shake free in this game as the Eagles controlled the line of scrimmage.

2016 Week 13 vs ARI (14 / 63 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Robert Kelley had a decent game running the ball but his workload was limited slightly due to game script and coverage. Arizona proved to be stout versus the run so Washington wanted to utilize the short passing game as a supplement to the run game. He had fourteen carries and his longest went for nineteen yards. Robert often ran hard and gained positive yards but Washington had trouble consistently controlling the line of scrimmage. He was stuffed at the goal line twice as well which would have greatly increased his overall production for this game. However, it was good to see him in on the goal line considering how much Washington likes to use Chris Thompson in the red zone.

2016 Week 12 vs DAL (14 / 37 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)

Robert Kelley didn't make much of an impact in this game. The game script wasn't necessarily bad for him but Dallas never allowed him to get hot running the ball. Robert had fourteen carries but averaged less than three yards per carry. He isn't a threat in the passing game so it limits his level of productivity throughout the game. Robert did receive one carry in the red zone during this game but he was unable to convert.

2016 Week 11 vs GB (24 / 137 / 3 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Robert Kelley had his biggest game of the season as he dominated the Packers defensive line. His hard running style and ability to shed tackles has been a complete game changer in the Washington offense. He also doesn't have ball security issues which also help to keep the offense on track. Robert got going with a ten yard touchdown in the second quarter as he was somewhat held in check during the first half. He made positive gains as he usually does but there weren't many explosive runs. However, in the second half as Washington began to impose their will Robert steamrolled the Packers defense. He had twenty four carries on the night and it seemed with each carry he was getting stronger. In the fourth quarter Robert put the game away with two of his three total touchdowns. The nail in the coffin came on a sixty six yard run in which he got down to the one and ended the drive with a score. Robert was definitely the tone setter in this game. He obviously won't do this much damage every game but if they can continue to be effective in the run game Robert Kelley will continue to thrive as the lead back.

2016 Week 10 vs MIN (22 / 97 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)

Robert Kelley ran the ball efficiently for Washington in this game. It was impressive to see how physical he ran against a stout Vikings front seven. His longest run went for twenty one yards as he hit a hole was good vision and acceleration to get himself to the second level of the defense. Robert gained yardage on almost every carry which is outstanding considering the fact that he had twenty two carries. Unfortunately, he didn't score a touchdown in this game, but his workman like effort has helped him secure the job. He makes the run game respectable for Washington because of his ability to stay efficient and take what is given.

2016 Week 8 vs CIN (21 / 87 / 1 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Robert Kelley showed that he is capable of being the starter if needed. He ran hard all day and got twenty-one carries on the day. His longest carry went for sixteen yards as he often did a good job following his blocking and taking what the defense gives him. Robert is an elusive runner but he runs well behind his pads and taking on contact. It was apparent his tough running style was taking its toll on defenders as he shed tackle after tackle in the fourth quarter. He scored on a one yard touchdown in the first quarter but didn't get another red zone carry. Robert isn't a total upgrade from Matt Jones in terms of ability but he does provide ball security for Washington which they believe is extremely valuable.

2016 Week 7 vs DET (4 / 15 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)

Robert Kelley didn't receive much work even with matt Jones being benched. He is a similar runner to Matt and it seems Washington wanted to utilize the versatility Chris brings more for this game. It should be noted Robert did record a touchdown on a one yard pass at the goal line for this game.

2016 Week 6 vs PHI (5 / 59 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Robert Kelley only had five carries in this game but made the most of them. He had a big forty-five yard run in the fourth quarter that helped setup a field goal. Robert has shown flashes of his ability to potentially be a downhill, decisive, and explosive runner. He deserves more carries but he is deep on the depth chart and weekly game plans.

2016 Week 5 vs BAL (3 / 18 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Robert Kelley got three carries in this game as the backup to Matt Jones. He didn't do much with the limited opportunities.

2016 Week 4 vs CLE (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Robert Kelley had one carry for four yards after tallying none the last two games.

2016 Week 2 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Robert Kelley was initially thought to have a role in the running game as Matt's backup but he didn't receive any work for this game.


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