James Robinson

  • Height
    5' 9"
  • Weight
    219 lbs
  • BMI
    32.3 (91st)
James Robinson headshot
  • Draft Pick
    Undrafted 2020
  • College
    Illinois State
  • Age
    24.0

James Robinson Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Atts Rush Yds YPC Rec Rec Yds TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 14 164 767 4.7 31 222 8 12.4 (#20)
2020 14 240 1070 4.5 49 344 10 17.9 (#5)
  • College Dominator
    48.7% (98th)
  • College YPC
    5.3 (44th)
  • College Target Share
    -
  • SPARQ-x
    127.5 (90th)

James Robinson Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

+3.5
(#57)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2021

Total Touches

2021

Opportunity Share

2021

Fantasy Points

James Robinson ADP

140.60
(+20.85)
Average Draft Position (2022)
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12.09 Pick
RB46 Rank

Popularity Index

#212

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James Robinson Injury History

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Games Missed
Injury Reports
Achilles tendon tear
Week 16 (2021)
2
2
Bruised heel
Week 8 (2021)
1
4
Ankle sprain
Week 15 (2020)
2
2

James Robinson College Stats

Year Games Rush Atts Rush Yrds TDs Rec Rec Yrds Tgt Share Age School
2016 9 (RB) 63 322 (2 tds) 3 12 109 - 18 Illinois State
2017 11 (RB) 165 933 (12 tds) 12 9 75 - 19 Illinois State
2018 11 (RB) 205 1,290 (12 tds) 13 21 164 - 20 Illinois State
2019 15 (RB) 364 1,917 (18 tds) 18 16 80 - 21 Illinois State

Who is James Robinson

As a rookie, James Robinson displayed the traits of a true bell cow, ranking second amongst all running backs in opportunity share in 2020 (85.7%) and sixth in overall snap share (70.8%). In his rookie season, Robinson rushed for 240-1070-7, while also catching 49 passes for 344 yards and another three scores. Despite an underwhelming 40-yard dash (4.64), Robinson has elite athleticism at the running back position with a SPARQ-X score of 127.5 (90th-percentile) despite having a disappointing 40 time of 4.64.

Robinson looked like an absolute steal for the Jaguars, as they appeared to have found a solid back for their offense for years to come. Then, in one of many misguided moves by Urban Meyer during his short stint with the team, he opted to invest a first round draft pick in Clemon running back Travis Etienne. Despite the Etienne pick, Robinson found himself back in the saddle as the team’s RB1 after Etienne suffered a torn ACL during training camp.

While he didn’t see quite the same snaps he saw as a rookie, Robinson still closed out 2021 ranking 13th with a 66.5% opportunity share and a rushing line of 164-767-8. His 28.9% dominator rating ranked eighth amongst all running backs, although Robinson wasn’t receiving much competition for touches last season. He ranked 21st in true yards per carry (4.4) and was 13th with a 30.8% juke rate, proving that what we saw from him in 2020 was no fluke. As a receiver, Robinson had a 9.3% target share on 224 routes run (19th), and had only three drops on the season. He ranked 28th in yards created and was 18th in the league with 60 evaded and broken tackles.

Robinson’s 2022 is up in the air however, as he suffered a torn Achilles in Week 16 against the Jets, which is an injury known for its lingering effects on players. Robinson finished 2021 with a fantasy ranking of RB20 in fantasy points per game (12.4), but how he handles the rehab from his Achilles tear will give us a sense of what we can expect from him next season.

In addition to rebounding from an injury, Robinson could also see his value hurt by the return of Etienne. His ADP is likely to look like a solid buying point during the offseason, but there’s a good chance that drafting Robinson winds up more as a wasted pick than a league-winning one. At some point next season he will return, but he’s far from a lock to be ready for Week 1.