James Robinson has been an under-the-radar(ish) Top 10 RB through week 7 (0.5 PPR)

October 28, 2020

 James Robinson (RB) - JAX

Picture Credit: ESPN
Picture Credit: ESPN

James Robinson has been phenomenal so far this season. When looking at 0.5 PPR Fantasy Points, Robinson is RB3 on the year and is RB6 for 0.5 PPR Fantasy Points/Game. With a Yahoo 0.5 PPR Overall ADP of 198 and RB ADP of 95, Robinson has blown his expectations out of the water. In a season marred by COVID-19, he has been a bright light that has been very fruitful for the fantasy owners that took a chance on him.

Fantasy 4 Week Outlook:

Week 8:    BYE - After rushing 119 yards with 1 TD on 22 attempts and 18 receiving yards with 1 TD on 4 receptions and adding a 2PT, he could use a week off to recover and look forward to the next few weeks after.

Week 9:    HOU - HOU is currently the #1 easiest RB matchup with an average of 27.1 points/game given up to RBs in 0.5 PPR formats and should be an easy matchup for Robinson. He did face HOU in week 5 and had a dismal outing with just 48 rush yards on 13 attempts and 22 receiving yards on 5 receptions with 1 fumble and 1 lost fumble. He will definitely be looking to correct that game. Chirs Thompson should be back as the RB2 and we should not expect the same results as Robinson's stellar Week 8 performance.

Week 10:  @GB - GB is currently the #2 easiest RB matchup with an average of 26.1 points/game given up to RBs in 0.5 PPR formats. This should be another pretty good matchup for Robinson, but you never know what is going to happen with this offense.

Week 11:   PIT - PIT is currently the #3 hardest RB matchup with an average of 13.4 points/game given up to RBs in 0.5 PPR formats. The best defense that Robinson has faced so far was IND (#6 hardest vs RBs) in week 1 and he finished that game with 62 rush yards on 16 attempts and 1 reception for 28 yards and finished with 9.50 fantasy points(0.5 PPR). Robinson is a rookie and has matured quickly as the starting back on this offense. PIT D will be a great test of how mature and how good of an RB he really is. There is still a lot that can happen between now and this game, but as of right now, I project 15.40 points for this game. This is definitely subject to change, but I am confident in this projection knowing what we know now. 


RB 0.5 PPR Fantasy Points Rankings through Week 7 (Credit: Myself)

RB 0.5 PPR Fantasy Points/Game Rankings through Week 7 (Credit: Myself)