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WR Robby Anderson - New York Jets

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

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He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Dec 7): partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

General News (Thu Dec 6): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Dec 5): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 14: at Buffalo Bills

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FBG says: Bad matchup. Sam Darnold looks likely to return this week, and surprisingly, the Jets truly need him back under center. Darnold has suffered through a mostly poor rookie year, completing just 55% of his throws for just 4.5 adjusted net yards per attempt, third-lowest among 34 qualifying passers. But 39-year-old Josh McCown has been just as bad in relief, and Darnold isn't without promise. His arm talent has been as advertised, as he's flashed the ability to hit tight windows downfield. Still, he's been wildly erratic on far too many throws and shown a habit of firing into traffic he didn't seem to see. He's produced little beyond dump-offs and underneath slot routes, and none of his receivers have carved out any usable fantasy value. Even with solid volume, this is a low-efficiency, low-impact passing game that lacks real weapons. None of it usable in fantasy. On paper, the Buffalo pass defense has been historically great over the past month, allowing just 134 yards per game and picking off 6 passes. But it's worth noting the quarterbacks they've faced over that span: Mitchell Trubisky, Josh McCown, Blake Bortles, and Ryan Tannehill. That gives some perspective on the numbers, but doesn't take away from how stout this unit has become as they have allowed the fewest passing yards per game at just 203 on the year. This is definitely a talented, aggressive pass defense that often makes life difficult for opposing passers. Tre'Davious White has been an All-Pro shutdown guy all year, while safeties Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde have been solid in downfield coverage and can swipe at the ball. Up front, a dynamic pass rush (31 sacks) comes from all angles and disrupts things further. The Bills have feasted on great matchups of late, but have also pushed a handful of top passers (Aaron Rodgers and Kirk Cousins, for example) into inefficient days.

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 PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 3 * * * *
14 at BUF PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4 * * * *
14 at BUF PROJ-Bloom * 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 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 playing in Week 14 (Sun Dec 9, 11:47 AM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 14 game.

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Jets | Robby Anderson listed as questionable (Fri Dec 7, 04:33 PM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Friday, Dec. 7, and he is listed as questionable for Week 14 against the Baltimore Ravens.

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Jets | Week 14 injury report for NYJ (Fri Dec 7, 04:29 PM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle), RB Isaiah Crowell (toe), TE Jordan Leggett (knee) and CB Buster Skrine (shoulder) were listed as limited participants for practice Friday, Dec. 7 and each is considered questionable for Week 14 against the Buffalo Bills. OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), RB Trenton Cannon (hamstring), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder, neck), QB Sam Darnold (foot), WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle), LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder), LB Darron Lee (not injury related), C Spencer Long (knee, finger, illness), QB Josh McCown (back), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (thumb), WR Andre Roberts (foot) and TE Eric Tomlinson (elbow) practiced in full and each are off the injury report ahead of Sunday's game.

Our View: Anderson and Crowell should play but both have unfavorable matchups at Buffalo this week. The Jets offense will get Sam Darnold back this week, but the Bills defense destroyed them in Week 10 and they are the best D/ST play in this AFC Least matchup.
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Jets | Robby Anderson limited Thursday (Thu Dec 6, 02:26 PM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

Our View: Anderson is likely to see a lot of Tre'Davious White anyway, so he wasn't on our what the heck flex radar this week.
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Jets | Robby Anderson practices in full (Wed Dec 5, 07:27 PM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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