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Robby Anderson


#24 Wide Receiver

147 Projected Points

ADP: 8.2
Bye: 13
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 28
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
40 Time: 4.36

2021 Projections & Outlook


#24 Wide Receiver

147 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
8.2 86 1100 6 3

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What You Need to Know:

-Anderson returned value as a late-round pick in 2020 drafts. Across 16 games, he finished as the PPR WR20. He finished inside the top-20 7 times.

-A deep threat with the Jets, Anderson’s role changed under 1st year HC Matt Rhule/OC Joe Brady. His average depth of target was easily a career-low (9.8).

-New QB Teddy Bridgewater helped Anderson post another massive career-high — a 70.9% catch rate.

-Anderson — who played college ball under Rhule at Baylor — led the Panthers with a big 25.8% target share. DJ Moore ranked 2nd on the team with 22.5% (15 games).

-He endured some tough luck in the TD department, scoring only 3 times on 95 catches (3.1%). He led the Panthers with a 21.8% RZ target share.

-Anderson entered last year with a career TD rate of 7.6%. Expect a bounce there.

-Carolina lost 97 targets with the offseason departure of Curtis Samuel.

-Some will trickle down to Anderson and Moore. But Carolina used a Round 2 pick on do-it-all LSU WR Terrace Marshall. If his health cooperates, Marshall should see 50+ targets.

-Dan Arnold arrived in free agency to boost the TE group. Christian McCaffrey will look to stay healthy after playing a career-low 3 games in 2020. If he bounces back — as we expect — look for Anderson’s 8.5 targets per game to drop.

-Sam Darnold arrives to reunite with Anderson, a go-to target from their time in New York. Across a 163 target sample with Darnold, Anderson’s posted 88-1,353-11. Anderson’s average depth of target stood at 15.7 — quite a departure from his 2020 tally.

-Carolina ranked mid-pack in pass rate last year (57.5%). We don’t forecast much change in year 2 with Rhule/Brady.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line

Surprisingly, Anderson out-produced DJ Moore in 2020. He filled a short-range role in an up-and-coming offense led by HC Matt Rhule and OC Joe Brady. The result was a career-best fantasy finish (WR20).

2021 should find him in a similar role. And this time, he’ll catch passes from someone he’s familiar with: Sam Darnold. While Darnold’s accuracy remains a weakness, volume should propel Anderson to another low-end WR2/WR3 finish. He’s still a value selection with an ADP in Round 8.


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Panthers HC Matt Rhule is “hoping” to “add some vertical element” to WR Robby Anderson’s game this season. That was Anderson’s forte across 4 years in New York, where his average depth of target ranged between 13.6 and 17.3 yards. Last year in Carolina, his tally stood at only 9.8 yards. “When you look at it, my game in New York was more down the field and vertical, but I didn’t have the intermediate opportunities,” Anderson said via the Charlotte Observer. “I think with Coach Rhule expressing that, and then you mix that with last year, I think that’s something to look forward to.” Anderson, coming off the board deep in WR3 territory, remains a value option in 2021 drafts.

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The Panthers have agreed to a 2-year deal with WR Robby Anderson, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Anderson -- who played under new HC Matt Rhule at Temple -- figures to start opposite D.J. Moore in Carolina's renovated offense. Curtis Samuel, meanwhile, could fit in the slot. Although Samuel spent a lot of time running downfield routes last season, he was a short-range playmaker as a RB/WR in college. He doesn't look like a top-36 fantasy WR heading into the season but has some upside. We'll be interested to see how the offense shakes out under Rhule and OC Joe Brady. Anderson leaves behind 96 targets (an 18.4% share) for the Jets to disperse.

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Jets WR Robby Anderson (calf) is active for today’s game against the Bills. He was limited in practice all week, so don’t expect him to be operating at 100% today. Anderson’s matchup did get a boost, though, with CB Tre’Davious White deactivated.

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Jets WR Robby Anderson (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bills after a limited week of practice. We’ve heard nothing to suggest the injury is serious, but it’s possible Anderson is held out of this meaningless finale. We’ll get his official status by noon ET on Sunday.

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Jets WR Robby Anderson (calf) is active for today’ game against the Bills. He was limited in practice all week, so don’t expect him to be at 100%. That, plus a matchup with CB Tre'Davious White, makes Anderson a shaky WR3 option.

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