WR Demarcus Robinson - Kansas City Chiefs

6-1, 203Born: 10-29-1991College: FloridaDrafted: Round 4, pick 2016

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 16): Robinson was the #1 downfield target for Patrick Mahomes and his week-winning line makes him a must-start until Tyreek Hill returns.

General News (Thu Sep 19): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Sep 18): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 3: vs Baltimore Ravens

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FBG says: Tough matchup. At this point, it's safe to project video-game numbers for Patrick Mahomes just about every week. The phenom has opened 2019 with performances of 378 and 443 yards, with 7 touchdowns and no turnovers along the way. Week 3 will bring a much stiffer test than the Raiders did last Sunday, but that's not prohibitive at all. Against a similar Baltimore pass defense in Week 14 of last year, Mahomes racked up 377 and 2 scores. He's as matchup-proof a QB1 as the fantasy world has ever seen; a bad statistical day for Mahomes would probably resemble a strong one for 20-25 others. His cannon arm is a perfect match for the Chiefs' explosive receiving corps, which is packed with elite foot-speed and playmaking ability. Of course, tight end Travis Kelce remains the league's best, capable of excelling both underneath and up the seams. Linebackers and tight ends make for noticeable mismatches when Kelce gets moving upfield. He's caught 10 of his 17 targets thus far and has turned them into 195 yards and a score. (Mahomes also just missed him on a wide-open touchdown in Week 1.) And each week, even with Tyreek Hill sidelined, at least one Kansas City wideout makes sure to erupt. In Week 1, Sammy Watkins totaled 198 yards and 3 scores against the Jaguars' elite cornerback duo. He's been largely forgotten behind Kelce and Hill, but remains a deadly downfield weapon, winning with both speed and underrated power. Watkins was held in check Sunday, but speedy reserve Demarcus Robinson picked up the slack and then some (6 for 172 and 2 touchdowns). Explosive rookie Mecole Hardman also made his presence felt last week, with 61 yards and a touchdown of his own. All told, it's wise not to overthink this unit in fantasy. Mahomes is performing on his level of football right now, and every receiver on the roster has a weekly path to big value. The Ravens' vaunted pass defense was solid against Kyler Murray and the Cardinals last Sunday. They registered nine hits on the rookie, sacking him three times and forcing more check-downs than Murray is used to. Most importantly, they limited the Cardinals when game flow forced them to pass. Big plays were their only undoing, with 4 different Cardinals recording at least one catch of 20+ yards. Still, this is one of football's most talented units, and there's no cause for concern. The Air Raid attack stretches defenses thin with four- and five-wide sets, and NFL teams are still learning how to work against this iteration. The secondary's depth chart is locked in, with Marlon Humphrey and Anthony Averett on the outside and Brandon Carr in the slot. Averett is the clear weak point here; he boasts far less of a track record than the others and finds himself picked on often. Humphrey is a rising star but had a handful of lapses last week against the Cardinals' spread attack. To be fair, he was playing after missing the week's practices with a back injury. Going forward, it's safe to assume this group will remain among fantasy's toughest matchups.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 at JAX 43 0 0 0 2 1.0 0 0 0 0
2 at OAK 69 0 0 0 6 6.0 172 2 0 29.2
3 vs BAL PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 3.3 * * * *
3 vs BAL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 3.4 * * * *
3 vs BAL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4.0 * * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs OAK (6 / 6 / 172 / 2 rec)

With Tyreek Hill out with an injury, DeMarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman were given extended snaps against the Raiders. While Hardman played very well and scored a touchdown, it was Robinson who stole the show, catching all six of his targets for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Robinson's first touchdown catch came with the Chiefs down 10-0 in the second quarter. Robinson ran a straight go-route from the left inside slot position and found himself wide open running up the center of the field. The Raiders blew the coverage, allowing Mahomes to drop a lob pass into Robinson for an easy 44 yard touchdown. Robinson played a big part in setting up the Chiefs third touchdown as well, catching a 43 yard pass from Mahomes where he burned the Raiders coverage on a deep post-route. Robinson scored the fourth touchdown of the second quarter for the Chiefs as well. Robinson lined up out-wide on the left side of the formation and ran a straight go-route up the sideline. Robinson set up his defender perfectly, maintaining outside position the entire time which allowed Mahomes to throw a deep pass to his outside shoulder. Robinson sold the route like a veteran by not looking back until he was ready to turn and catch the ball. He faced some contact from the Raiders defender but still managed to come down with the catch for a 39 yard touchdown. Robinson was the difference maker in this game, catching passes of 28 and 43 yards and touchdowns of 39 and 44 yards. Tyreek Hill's place in the lineup is secure, but I don't see how Andy Reid can keep Robinson off the field after a performance like this. Through two games, the Chiefs have had receivers gain 199 yards with three touchdowns and 172 yards with two touchdowns, and neither player was Hill or Kelce. That is some serious depth.

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Latest News

Chiefs | Demarcus Robinson fully practices (Thu Sep 19, 06:30 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson (elbow) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 19.

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Chiefs | Demarcus Robinson takes part in practice (Wed Sep 18, 06:36 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson (elbow) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

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Chiefs | Demarcus Robinson lights up Oakland (Mon Sep 16, 03:20 AM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson erupted for 172 yards receiving and two touchdowns while catching all six of his targets in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders.

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Schedule

3vs Baltimore Ravens
4@ Detroit Lions
5vs Indianapolis Colts
6vs Houston Texans
7@ Denver Broncos
8vs Green Bay Packers
9vs Minnesota Vikings
10@ Tennessee Titans
11@ Los Angeles Chargers
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13vs Oakland Raiders
14@ New England Patriots
15vs Denver Broncos
16@ Chicago Bears
17vs Los Angeles Chargers