WR Robby Anderson - New York Jets
|6-3, 190||Born: 5-9-1993||College: Temple||Drafted: ---|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Robby Anderson's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 17 vs NE (8 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
The Patriots wisely took Anderson out of the gameplan and after three straight games with a touchdown, Anderson was a non-factor. With Quincy Enunwa back next season, he should have someone to draw coverage from him, and he showed solid chemistry with rookie quarterback Sam Darnold in the last quarter of the season so his needle is pointing upwards.
2018 Week 16 vs GB (13 / 9 / 140 / 1 rec)
Anderson now has three straight games where he has scored a touchdown, and he has really developed a rapport with rookie Sam Darnold. Since the quarterback returned in Week 14, Anderson has been targeted 31 times, with the next two closest being tight end Chris Herndon and Elijah McGuire with 13 each. Sunday was his biggest yardage total all season, and whereas in many games this season he had looked disengaged, the last few weeks -- and certainly against the Packers -- Anderson was very much "present" on the field. He made several tough catches in traffic, consistently gained yards after a catch on shorter pass plays, and found his way wide open on multiple receptions, including his 33-yard touchdown in the second quarter. On that play, the Packers safeties played well off and deep, while the corners and linebackers bit up. Anderson was wide open and after the catch, knifed in towards the end zone, slipping one tackle as he crossed the goal line.
2018 Week 15 vs HOU (11 / 7 / 96 / 1 rec)
For the second game in a row, Anderson found the end zone and was a consistent weapon for the Jets, even when the throw wasn't a mile downfield. He made two big catches that stood out beyond the others, as well as a massive mistake that overshadowed his whole day. He did a great job continuing to move and find space while quarterback Sam Darnold scrambled to keep the play alive, and made a nice catch when the rookie spied him along the back of the end zone. He also made a tremendous sideline grab where Darnold was scrambling to Anderson's side of the field, and had to throw it high in order to get the ball over the defense. Anderson did a mice job going up and aggressively grabbing the ball for a big gain. He had the chance to do it again on a drive to win the game in the fourth quarter but dropped a ball he should have caught. Anderson continues to be a roller coaster, making nice grabs and then dropping balls he should have caught, but it's clear Darnold trusts him enough to use him early and often.
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 NewsJets | Robby Anderson likely to receive tender (Sun Feb 3, 04:12 PM) - New York Jets restricted free-agent WR Robby Anderson could receive the second-round tender offer this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Rich Cimini. link to story
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