Allen Robinson: Set to outperform fantasy ADP
Allen Robinson has garnered some much deserved attention in recent weeks. From the practice field to fantasy football, he’s lighting it up (well, not quite yet, but it’s certainly expected).
Earlier today I was reading an article about Robinson being something that the Jacksonville Jaguars have not had in a long, long time: a lock.
Specifically, the article over at NFL.com had Robinson listed as one of three sophomore wide receivers locked to outperform their average draft position (or ADP). Allen Robinson, Mike Evans, and John Brown got a lot of love in that article, and we want to note the highlights here at B&T.
Here’s the key excerpt for your fantasy team:
"Allen Robinson currently hovers around the WR30 draft spot, according to ADP data collected by MyFantasyLeague.com since May 15th. In our own NFL.com leagues, his ADP is the 147th player off the board in fantasy leagues; behind players like Percy Harvin, Cody Latimer and Dorial Green-Beckham. Those players may not even combine for the number of receptions Robinson will finish with, if healthy. Last year, the WR30 in PPR leagues was Rueben Randle, the owner of 71 catches for 938 yards and three scores. Robinson was on pace for a 77/877/3 line as a rookie, despite only playing 31.5 percent of the team’s snaps in the first two weeks of the season."
Now this isn’t to say that you should necessarily overdraft Robinson (and definitely not your whole roster!) but keeping an eye out for value and being willing to take a guy like Robinson a bit early could be in your interest.
The main concern that I have about Robinson being a lock to surpass his ADP is that he struggled with injury last season. If he can’t stay on the field, then he can’t score points for your team. That concern is enough to make me wait on him when drafting this season. If he’s available and other more flashy options are left that are also no guarantee (like a Percy Harvin for example) then he’s certainly worth taking a gamble on.
Draft at your own risk, but when Allen Robinson is on the field, he’s definitely one of the best in the league for your fantasy team.
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