Allen Robinson fantasy football: Sit the Jags WR in Week 2?


Allen Robinson’s big breakout season had a stumbling start to the 2015 season. The talented wide receiver caught just on pass during his first game off of six targets.

Quarterback Blake Bortles turned to fellow wide receivers Allen Hurns and Rashad Greene to compensate for the lack of production on Allen Robinson’s side of the field.

What does that mean for your fantasy football team? Does this mean that Allen Robinson can no longer be trusted? Should you keep him on the bench until he actually performs?

According to Michael Fabiano at, that’s pretty much exactly what you should with Allen Robinson in Week 2:

"Robinson didn’t have a memorable stat line in Week 1, catching just one of six targets for 27 yards. While I’m still expecting him to produce good totals this season, the Penn State product does have a difficult matchup against the Dolphins next up on the schedule. Wideouts have scored a mere 16 times in Miami’s last 17 contests."

The Miami Dolphins aren’t going to be a pushover for the Jacksonville Jaguars, that is certainly true. To me, that means that the passing attack is going to try and rely more on Robinson than moving away from him. Yes, the Dolphins defense doesn’t give up scores a lot to wide receivers but the Jaguars have very limited options outside of Robinson and Hurns to get the ball in the end zone.

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The bigger concern for fantasy owners considering leaving Robinson on the bench has got to be the emphasis the Jaguars will place on running the ball instead of passing. With Bortles and his receivers struggling in Week 1, offensive coordinator Greg Olson would do well to focus on T.J. Yeldon carrying the load for the offense.

At this point, I’m not too concerned about Allen Robinson’s week debut in Week 1. Receivers sometimes struggle and he’s getting the rust off after finishing 2014 on injured reserve.

I say start him. If he can’t put it together two weeks in a row, then we may have an issue but for now we can call Week 1 a big of an outlier for what still promises to be a highly productive fantasy football season for Allen Robinson.

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