James Robinson 2021 Fantasy Football Tip: Standout RB Could Take Backseat In Jags’ Offense

Jason Radowitz offers his James Robinson 2021 Fantasy Football Tip And Outlook. See The Game Day’s full 2021 fantasy football draft coverage.

James Robinson 2021 Fantasy Football Tip

James Robinson 2020 Fantasy Football Recap

James Robinson had a fantastic rookie season in 2020, totaling over 1,000 yards on the ground as an undrafted free agent. The rookie found a way to start 15 weeks in a row for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who struggled for any offense behind Gardner Minshew and co. His 1,414 scrimmage yards were the most by an undrafted rookie during the common draft era.

James Robinson 2020 Fantasy Football Ranking (PPR)

28th Overall, RB4 (per FantasyPros)

James Robinson 2020 Stats

  • 240 carries
  • 1,070 rushing yards
  • 7 rushing touchdowns
  • 4.5 yards per carry
  • 49 receptions
  • 344 receiving yards
  • 3 receiving touchdowns
  • 7.0 yards per reception

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James Robinson 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Jacksonville added some new pieces in this year’s draft, including Trevor Lawrence at quarterback and Travis Etienne at running back. Lawrence and Etienne were college teammates at Clemson and will now get their chance to shine together on the Jaguars after being drafted in the first round as cornerstone pieces for the franchise.

That’s going to hurt Robinson’s value, as he’ll likely take a backseat to Etienne. Etienne was taken with a first-round pick for a reason, and Robinson has been an afterthought throughout his entire career. Unfortunately, he’s already become one in Jacksonville.

As a backup running back, Robinson should still get some time in the backfield and could be used in passing situations. At this point, it’s unclear who will start for the Jaguars at running back. There’s still some value if Robinson is available late and you need a back, but Etienne certainly seems like an upgrade over Robinson.

James Robinson 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Value (PPR)

Robinson scored 10 touchdowns last season and ran for 1,070 yards. He’s not going to break away from defenders, but he does have the ability to fight for extra yards. He’s also more than capable of catching passes out of the backfield and had five starts with six or more targets. If he’s used, he’ll likely be used in passing situations, which could help give Robinson some value in a PPR league.

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