WR Demarcus Robinson - Kansas City Chiefs
|6-1, 203||Born: 10-29-1991||College: Florida||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2016|
Week 14: at New England Patriots - $3300
FBG says: Bad matchup. If you look at the score last week you might think Patrick Mahomes had one of his quintessential days of throwing for 400 yards in a dominating performance as the Chiefs won 40-7. However, it was the exact opposite for the Chiefs this past week as Mahomes completed just 52% of his passes and threw for just 175 yards. What is interesting is that Mahomes in non-injury games has thrown for less than 240 yards just twice in his career and both of those games were in the past two weeks as he threw for 175 yards last week and 182 yards in Week 11. While both performances were wins, the problem in Kansas City has been their receiving group outside of Tyreek Hill. Last week not a single receiver caught a pass besides Hill, and in the game against the Chargers in which he left early due to injury, Sammy Watkins led the receiving group with just two receptions for 26 yards. With both Damien Williams and Darrell Williams out in the running game, the Chiefs are going to desperately need another player to step up whether it is Watkins, Mecole Hardman, or another player such as Byron Pringle. For the first time all season, the Patriots secondary looked a step slow compared to the Texans. While statistically, they held the Texans to just 235 yards passing, they did allow four touchdowns including a 35-yard passing touchdown to Kenny Stills. The Patriots had a rough week as Jason McCourty was out, and the team had the flu circling through their locker room keeping several players out of practice this week, and they did look much better in the second half of the game after half-time adjustments. This was just a game in which they did not come out and perform to their standard, but the overall story is that this is still the best passing defense in football as they have allowed just one quarterback to throw for over 250 yards which was to Ben Roethlisberger in Week 1. It is a very disciplined team that all know their role led by Stephon Gilmore and the safeties Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon. If they get Jason McCourty back this week, it will minimize their one weakness which has been J.C. Jackson and allow him back to his normal slot position.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Demarcus Robinson's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 13 vs OAK (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 0 points, $3700)
Robinson had a nice catch and run score called back by penalty, and was maybe the target on an ugly Patrick Mahomes interception into the end zone that was overturned by a phantom penalty.
2019 Week 7 vs DEN (5 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec - 6.1 points, $5000)
Demarcus Robinson caught three passes for 31 yards on five targets in the Chiefs win over the Broncos on Thursday. It was another pedestrian game from Robinson, who has totaled a paltry 10 receptions for 97 yards over his last four games. This was after totaling nine receptions for 215 yards and three touchdowns in weeks two and three. Robinson taking a backseat to Hill and Kelce is nothing new, but it also appears as though Hardman has gained the trust of Mahomes and is above Robinson in the pecking order. With Moore under center for at least the next three games, Robinson's value has reached a new low this season, as there are just not enough balls to go around, and Robinson was aided by Mahomes ability to create plays.
2019 Week 6 vs HOU (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 0 points, $5900)
Demarcus Robinson caught zero passes on four targets in the Chiefs loss to the Texans on Sunday. Robinson had been trending down since his week two breakout performance, but this was a new low for the young receiver. He clearly took a backseat to Hill, Kelce, Williams, Hardman and even Byron Pringle. When Sammy Watkins returns to the lineup, perhaps as early as this week, Robinson will once again be relegated to sharing time with Hardman in three receiver sets, as well as Pringle in four receiver sets.
2019 Week 5 vs IND (6 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec - 6.1 points, $5300)
Demarcus Robinson caught three passes for 31 yards on six targets in the Chiefs loss to the Colts on Sunday. Robinson was mostly a spectator in this game, watching Pringle break out in the same way that Robinson did in week two. Watkins injury early in the game should have paved the way for a big game from Robinson, but the Chiefs offense never really got going after Mahomes tweaked his ankle. Robinsons long gain of the night went for 14 yards. He also got called for two penalties, including a 10 yard facemask penalty that backed the Chiefs up to their own 15 yard line facing a 1st and 20. After going off for 172 yards and two touchdowns on six catches in week two (on six targets), Robinson has managed only 10 catches on 19 targets for 109 yards and one touchdown over the last three weeks, despite the Chiefs missing Tyreek Hill for all of those games.
2019 Week 4 vs DET (9 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec - 7.5 points, $5200)
Demarcus Robinson caught four passes for 35 yards on nine targets in the Chiefs win over the Lions. Robinson continued to be the Chiefs deep ball target, totaling 150+ yards in targets, but he failed to make an impact in that aspect of the game. He did total three of his four receptions in the second half with the Chiefs playing from behind, but they were in the short and intermediate passing game and Robinson failed to score after catching three touchdown passes in his last two games.
2019 Week 3 vs BAL (4 / 3 / 43 / 1 rec - 13.3 points, $5200)
Demarcus Robinson caught three passes for 43 yards and a touchdown on four targets in the Chiefs win over the Ravens on Sunday. After last week's coming out party, Robinson once again made people pay attention to his play after making what was perhaps the play of the game against the Ravens. With the Chiefs facing a first and ten from the Ravens 18 yard line, Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun and was looking left the entire time. He started to fade back onto his back foot before throwing a deep ball to Demarcus Robinson in the corner of the end zone. Robinson was running hard to the corner before leaping off of one foot and catching the ball with his outstretched right hand. It was a tremendous catch and one that made sure Mahomes will continue to look his way when he needs to get bailed out.
2019 Week 2 vs OAK (6 / 6 / 172 / 2 rec - 38.2 points, $3500)
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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