I get that the early returns on the Justin Fields-Allen Robinson connection haven’t been great. But let’s be honest: We’re really only looking at 1 week of data. Fields' debut against the Browns was a complete disaster, with nobody producing. (Robinson at least led the team with a 30% target share in that one.)
The targets didn’t swing A-Rob’s way last week. But the improvement from Fields was a huge positive.
At bottom, Robinson’s viability comes down to his excellent historical production, his absurdly low price and his favorable opportunity on a Bears offense down David Montgomery. A matchup with a thin Raiders secondary missing Trayvon Mullen and Damon Arnette is a bonus.
The Jags enter their first game without D.J. Chark. He leaves behind 5.5 targets per game, and some of them should shift Shenault’s way. This pass catching unit simply isn’t deep.
Shenault should continue to see looks further downfield, too. But the volume boost is the real take away here. Per beat writer John Shipley, HC Urban Meyer called Shenault the team’s “most productive pass-catcher” while “growing past the gadget player moniker.” Meyer tossed out 10 touches as an ideal weekly floor.
We’ll see about that. But in a fine matchup with the Titans, Shenault deserves a long look.
Waddle sits 4th among WRs in our $/points ranks. He’s the top value play among the lower-tier WRs, just ahead of Kadarius Toney. (Waddle is projected for 2 additional targets.)
We already know that Will Fuller (hand) is out. Now it sounds like DeVante Parker (hamstring) could be out or limited. Miami figures to play from behind against a Bucs secondary that's been riddled with injuries.
Also consider: Davante Adams, Keenan Allen, CeeDee Lamb, Tim Patrick (if Courtland Sutton sits)