Denard Robinson: Fantasy Football value pick


Denard Robinson may not be getting as much attention as T.J. Yeldon in the world of fantasy football, but he isn’t a player you should immediately overlook.

While the rest of the NFL media continually focuses on Yeldon as a feature back who will take almost all of the touches for the Jacksonville Jaguars, those of us who follow the team closer know that with backs like Denard Robinson, Toby Gerhart, and Bernard Pierce in the stable, a division of carries is imminent.

While I, and others, think that Yeldon will become the feature back by the end of the year, as we gear up for the start of the season it looks more and more like a running back by committee for the Jaguars.

The two players expected to split the most carries of that committee are T.J. Yeldon and Denard Robinson.

Last season Robinson showed that he deserved more looks as the primary back for the Jaguars. The front office doesn’t think he can get the Jaguars where they want to be, so they took Yeldon. That’s fine, especially considering that Robinson only finished with 582 yards last season.

But to assume that he will have limited production because he isn’t the “starter” may be detrimental to your fantasy football team.

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Denard Robinson’s fantasy football value may not be RB1 or RB2 level, but if you are looking for a player to throw in that flex role or a solid player who can come off the bench with the threat of a 100 yard game and a score, then Robinson is definitely your guy.

There’s a role for Robinson and he could have sneaky fantasy value for your team. Take a chance on him in the later rounds and you just may be rewarded.

But why take that chance when other players could give you more?

Last season, Robinson put up 582 yards in 13 games with just nine starts. He averaged 4.3 yards per carry, which is a healthy clip for a starting running back. He was also getting slightly more than 10 attempts per game.

You can expect the Jaguars will continue to use him at about 10 carries per game (on average) for the 2015 season with T.J. Yeldon also in the mix. If he can produce near that level again, then we’re looking at a decent production back for your fantasy football team that can be had for little more than a song in later rounds.

Right now, Denard Robinson’s average draft position is 206 overall and 61 among running backs. If you’re in a deep league or find you need some help due to injury, suspension or some other reason, he’s a guy to go out and grab.

Denard Robinson is a fantasy football value pick.

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