WR Robby Anderson - New York Jets
|6-3, 190||Born: 5-9-1993||College: Temple||Drafted: ---|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 18): Anderson scored vs. Washington... and well that's it. He is not getting jumpstarted despite a good schedule and better play from Sam Darnold. He has another good matchup this week, but can't be trusted.
Week 12: vs Oakland Raiders - $5400
FBG says: Good matchup. In the midst of a nightmarish sophomore season, Sam Darnold may finally be hitting some kind of stride. Over his last 3 games, he's completed 66% of his throws at a respectable 7.9 yards per attempt, with 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. It's important to remember that Darnold is still just 22, and that the Jets offense is still very much building around him. At the very least, he and slot man Jamison Crowder (45 receptions over 7 games together) have shown great rapport on quick-hitting slants and underneath routes. Still, the Jets would love to see Darnold fine-tune his connection with top wideout Robby Anderson to truly kick-start this attack. Anderson has grown into more than just a deep-ball decoy, yet he and Darnold just aren't on the same page most of the time. The pair closed 2018 very strongly, and they roasted the Cowboys for 125 yards and a long touchdown back in Week 6. But over 5 games since, Anderson has produced just 103 and a single score - a short catch last week against a busted Washington coverage. Demaryius Thomas has been more involved of late, though the explosive Anderson always carries the higher ceiling. The hope is that Darnold's development matches up with it, as it did down the 2018 stretch (84 yards per game and 3 scores over the final 4 weeks). The Raiders trot out one of football's most talent-hungry units, and also one of fantasy's most beatable. They've shown well over the past 2 weeks against the spiraling Chargers and the Ryan Finley-led Bengals, but struggled against virtually everyone else. Other quarterbacks are averaging 312 yards in this matchup, and 6 of 7 have thrown multiple touchdowns. They put very little heat on opposing passers, and the cornerbacks have played musical chairs for much of the year. They can't expect much help down the field, either: since preseason wrapped up, the Raiders have lost their top three safeties to injury, forcing them to plug in a handful of journeyman types. D.J. Swearinger was signed last week and immediately stepped into 60% of snaps, but he's long been a liability in coverage. This unit is still trying to find its footing, and baby steps are being made. But it still looks like a get-right opportunity for Sam Darnold and his floundering Jets.
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
2019 Week 11 vs WAS (3 / 1 / 6 / 1 rec - 7.1 points, $5400)
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 - 1.6 points, $5900)
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 - 4.3 points, $6200)
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 - 6.3 points, $6200)
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 - 1.5 points, $5800)
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 - 21 points, $5300)
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 - 2.1 points, $5500)
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 - 2.6 points, $5700)
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 - 10.1 points, $6000)
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 - 3.8 points, $6300)
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.
Latest NewsJets | Robby Anderson manages score on only grab (Sun Nov 17, 09:00 PM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson had just one catch for six yards in Week 11 against the Washington Redskins, but at least it was good for a touchdown. link to story Jets | Robby Anderson struggling (Sat Nov 16, 09:45 PM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson has 13 total receptions in five games since QB Sam Darnold returned from a bout with mono. Our View: Anderson faces yet another weak secondary against Washington this week, but is only a desperation boom/bust play.
link to story Jets | Robby Anderson should play (Fri Nov 15, 06:32 PM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (back, shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 11. link to story Jets | NY Jets' Week 11 injury report (Fri Nov 15, 03:31 PM) - New York Jets LB C.J. Mosley (groin), DB Matthias Farley (quad), OL Ryan Kalil (knee) and LB Paul Worrilow (quad) were unable to practice Friday, Nov. 15, and have been ruled out for Week 11 against the New York Jets. CB Darryl Roberts (calf) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful. RB Le'Veon Bell (ribs, knee, illness), LB Brandon Copeland (hip, thumb), LB Neville Hewitt (neck, knee), OL Alex Lewis (elbow), DL Steve McLendon (neck), OL Kelvin Beachum (ankle) and WR Demaryius Thomas (knee, hamstring) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. DL Henry Anderson (shoulder) was upgraded to full practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. WR Robby Anderson was a limited participant in practice all week but no longer appears on the injury report. RB Josh Adams (illness), QB Sam Darnold (thumb), WR Jamison Crowder (knee, quad), WR Braxton Berrios (hamstring, hip), TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), OL Tom Compton (back), LB Jordan Jenkins (calf), DB Blessuan Austin (knee) and DB Nate Hairston (thumb, knee) fully participated in practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report. link to story Jets | Limited practice for Robby Anderson (Thu Nov 14, 05:46 PM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (back, shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 14. Our View: Anderson has been a massive disappointment this year as he has failed to come through in good matchups like this weekend's vs. Washington. He's only a desperation play at this point.
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