WR Demarcus Robinson - Kansas City Chiefs
|6-1, 203||Born: 10-29-1991||College: Florida||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2016|
Week 15: vs Denver Broncos - $4500
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Patrick Mahomes suffered an injury to his throwing hand in last week's game that adversely impacted his play throughout the second half, but he is on track to start this week against the Broncos. The Chiefs passing offense has looked off in recent weeks as Mahomes failed to exceed 200 passing yards in back-to-back games leading into last week before suffering the hand injury that limited him to just 58 passing yards in the second half. It will remain to be seen as to how much this hand injury may impact his play this week, but Mahomes does have all of his weapons healthy and ready to go. Travis Kelce has led the team in targets for three straight weeks and has exceeded 60 receiving yards in each of his last six games while scoring three receiving touchdowns over that span. Tyreek Hill also remains fresh and capable of delivering a big play at any moment, while Sammy Watkins is a volatile WR2 in this offense who has been tough to rely upon with fewer than 40 receiving yards in three of his last four games, including a goose egg in Week 13 despite playing 91 percent of the snaps. Denver's defense has been a solid group against the pass this season, with teams passing for an average of just 215.9 yards per game (sixth-fewest) against them. While they do have some holes in their defense--notably at cornerback and on a lack of consistency rushing the passer--this group has come together and leaned on their strength to keep most opposing passers in check. Contrary to their reputation from 2018, the Broncos have done a decent job at limiting production from opposing tight ends--including holding Hunter Henry to just two catches for 10 yards a couple of weeks ago. Travis Kelce had little success against the Broncos in Week 7, but the Patrick Mahomes injury certainly threw a wrench in things that week. Tyreek Hill, on the other hand, had a nice game as he racked up 74 yards and a touchdown in his last outing against Denver. Hill should again have to contend with the tight coverage of Chris Harris Jr though, making for a difficult matchup for the speedster. Breaking big plays against these top-notch Broncos safeties could also be a challenge this week, as they have contributed to giving up the sixth-fewest passing plays of 20 or more yards (35).
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, $4600)
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 - 4.6 points, $5900)
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, $6700)
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 - 4.6 points, $6500)
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 - 5.5 points, $6700)
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 - 11.8 points, $6700)
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 - 32.2 points, $5200)
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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