Allen Robinson

Los Angeles Rams
Wide Receiver #15
Los Angeles Rams
Wide Receiver #15
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Allen Robinson News

Shifts to IR

The Rams placed Robinson (foot) on injured reserve Tuesday.

Analysis: Los Angeles looks as though it could be without its top two receivers for the remaining six games of the season, as Robinson will be joining Cooper Kupp (ankle) on IR. Though the Rams aren't ruling out the possibility of Kupp making it back for Week 17 or 18 after he recently underwent surgery on his ankle, head coach Sean McVay confirmed Sunday that Robinson's upcoming surgery will be season-ending. Robinson thus wraps up an underwhelming first season in L.A. with a 33-339-3 receiving line on 52 targets through 10 appearances. Robinson is on the Rams' books through 2024 after inking a three-year, $46.5 million deal in March.

Nov 29, 2022 1:58 PM EST

Needs season-ending surgery on foot

Coach Sean McVay said after Sunday's loss to the Chiefs that Robinson has a foot injury that will require season-ending surgery, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Robinson missed the 26-10 loss to the Chiefs with what was deemed an ankle injury, but it appears the injury is actually to his foot. The injury-riddled Rams have fallen out of the playoff hunt at 3-8, so they have no reason to rush Robinson's recovery. He finishes his first season in Los Angeles with 33 catches for 339 yards and three touchdowns on 52 targets.

Nov 27, 2022 4:46 PM EST

Takes seat Sunday

Robinson (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday in Kansas City, Sarah Barshop of reports.

Analysis: After just one game serving as the Rams' No. 1 wide receiver with Cooper Kupp sidelined due to a high-ankle sprain, Robinson will sit out himself with an ankle issue that limited him during Week 12 prep. With quarterback Matthew Stafford (concussion protocol/neck) out indefinitely, coach Sean McVay is going with Bryce Perkins under center instead of John Wolford (neck), who is active in case of emergency. Perkins thus will have Van Jefferson, Tyler Higbee (knee) and Ben Skowronek, among others, as his top available pass catchers. Robinson's next chance to play is Sunday, Dec. 4 against the Seahawks.

Nov 27, 2022 12:19 PM EST

Not expected to play Sunday

Robinson (ankle) is not expected to be active Sunday versus the Chiefs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Robinson is officially listed as questionable due to a foot injury, but it appears he's trending in the wrong direction for Week 12, a contest that will likely see Los Angeles' offense operate with Bryce Perkins under center. With Cooper Kupp (ankle) also sidelined, if Robinson is officially ruled out ahead of Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, the likes of Van Jefferson and Ben Skowronek will lead the wide receiver corps, with Brandon Powell, Tutu Atwell, Lance McCutcheon and Jacob Harris also seeing more opportunities.

Nov 27, 2022 2:49 AM EST

Iffy for Week 12

Rams head coach Sean McVay said Robinson (ankle) will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Sarah Barshop of reports.

Analysis: While the Rams played their first game without the injured Cooper Kupp (ankle) in the Week 11 loss to the Saints, Robinson stepped in as the team's new nominal No. 1 wideout and finished with four catches for 47 yards and a touchdown on five targets. Robinson looks to have picked up an ankle injury of his own along the way, with Los Angeles listing him as a limited participant in both of its first two Week 12 injury report. Even if Robinson is cleared ahead of Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, he'll likely be working with a third-string quarterback in Bryce Perkins, who handled most of the first-team work this week with Matthew Stafford (concussion/neck) ruled out for Week 12 and with John Wolford (neck) having been limited. Robinson's injury along with his shaky quarterback situation make him difficult to deploy in fantasy lineups with much confidence, even in a game where the Rams could be forced to pass frequently as heavy underdogs.

Nov 25, 2022 10:45 AM EST

Gets limited tag Thursday

Robinson (ankle) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice estimate, Sarah Barshop of reports.

Analysis: The Rams only held a jog-through Thursday, but Robinson would have maintained his activity level from one day prior if they'd held an actual session. His status for Sunday's game at Kansas City thus may come down to how much work he's able to handle Friday, at which point he may be given a designation for Week 12. If Robinson is available this weekend, he likely will be on the receiving end of passes from Bryce Perkins with Matthew Stafford (concussion/neck) ruled out and John Wolford still tending to a neck issue.

Nov 24, 2022 11:12 AM EST

Tending to ankle issue

Robinson was limited at Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury, Sarah Barshop of reports.

Analysis: With Cooper Kupp (ankle) likely sidelined for the rest of the season, Robinson currently tops the Rams' depth chart at wide receiver. Working with Matthew Stafford and then Bryce Perkins this past Sunday at New Orleans, Robinson reeled in four of five targets for 47 yards and one touchdown. Stafford (concussion/neck) already has been ruled out for Week 12, while John Wolford (neck) joined Robinson as a limited participant Wednesday. Assuming Robinson is able to play through his own health concern Sunday in Kansas City, there's a good chance he'll be on the receiving end of passes from Perkins, who is slated to handle most of the first-team reps this week.

Nov 23, 2022 4:21 PM EST

Finds end zone in loss

Robinson secured four of five targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' 27-20 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: Robinson tied for the team lead in receptions alongside Tyler Higbee and also checked in second in receiving yards. Robinson found the end zone for the third time this season on a six-yard touchdown grab just before the end of the first half. Robinson is line is in line to serve as the de facto top target during Cooper Kupp's (ankle) absence, but with Matthew Stafford now back in concussion protocol, it remains to be seen who the veteran wideout will be working with in a Week 12 road showdown against the Chiefs.

Nov 20, 2022 3:06 PM EST

Looks like new No. 1 wideout

Robinson is expected to settle in as the Rams' new No. 1 receiver beginning with Sunday's game in New Orleans after head coach Sean McVay said Tuesday that Cooper Kupp (ankle) would undergo surgery and head to injured reserve, Sarah Barshop of reports.

Analysis: Through the first nine games of the season, Kupp has been the lifeblood of an otherwise unimpressive Rams offense, accounting for an NFL-high 35.7 percent of his team's receptions on the campaign. Though the Rams won't turn to any one player to absorb Kupp's 10.8 targets per game and a more run-heavy approach could be in the offing, pass catchers such as Robinson, tight end Tyler Higbee and wideouts Van Jefferson and Ben Skowronek should all notice at least slight upticks in their projections for as long as Kupp is sidelined. Robinson has struggled to establish a rapport with quarterback Matthew Stafford (concussion) during his first season in Los Angeles, but the veteran receiver's production had at least been trending up in recent weeks. Over his last four games, Robinson has turned in a 17-185-1 receiving line on 24 targets.

Nov 15, 2022 12:00 PM EST

Four catches Sunday

Robinson caught four of six targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: Robinson's role in the offense has seemingly regulated itself after some rough patches to start the year, as Robinson's yardage totals and targets both were around his season-long averages. For the first time all season, the veteran wideout didn't have a target in the red zone, but that may have been more indicative of the offense as a whole than Robinson being shut out of his normal role as a red zone threat. With Cooper Kupp (ankle) potentially out for some time, Robinson would likely be thrust into the leading receiver role for the Rams, one that has been generous to Kupp (75-812-6) through nine games this season.

Nov 14, 2022 11:04 AM EST

Three grabs in loss

Robinson caught three of five targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Cooper Kupp (8-127-1 on nine targets) was the only Ram who did much of anything in this one, and despite his weak numbers Robinson finished second on the team in receptions and receiving yards. He's caught multiple passes in seven straight games but has topped 60 yards only once during that stretch, making him a tough player to rely on in Week 10 against the Cardinals.

Nov 6, 2022 6:55 PM EST

Gains 54 yards in loss

Robinson caught five of seven targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 31-14 loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: Robinson was coming off of his best game of the season last week (5/63/1), and while he couldn't replicate the touchdown, the veteran wideout finally produced usable fantasy lines in consecutive games. Cooper Kupp (ankle) went down with an ankle injury late in the contest, so Robinson could see his role increase significantly if his star teammate is forced to miss any time. Make sure a disgruntled manager didn't drop Robinson after a slow start, as he could be in line for heavy targets if Kupp is unable to suit up against the Buccaneers next Sunday.

Oct 30, 2022 7:14 PM EST

Breaks out against Panthers

Robinson caught five of six targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: It was the veteran wideout's best game so far as a Ram, and Robinson capped his day with a five-yard TD grab in the second quarter that got his team on the board. He won't get a chance to immediately build on this performance with Los Angeles on bye in Week 7, but Robinson is at least showing signs of becoming a key component in the team's passing attack.

Oct 16, 2022 5:39 PM EST

Three catches Sunday

Robinson caught three of five targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 22-10 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: It was more of the same for Robinson, who has struggled to make an impact through five games in his tenure with the Rams. Meanwhile, Ben Skowronek has seen a similar number of targets but has been far more efficient, with 18 catches for 181 yards compared to Robinson's 12 catches for 107 yards. A Week 6 matchup against the Panthers, who fired head coach Matt Rhule and defensive coordinator Phil Snow on Monday, will give Robinson one more chance to shake off a series of poor performances before going on bye in Week 7.

Oct 10, 2022 12:59 PM EST

Another dismal performance

Robinson caught two of six targets for seven yards in Monday's 24-9 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Despite seeing the third most targets on the team, Robinson was only able to bring in two short passes, another disappointing showing in a season that, outside of a decent Week 2 line (4-53-1), has been full of them. Robinson was unable to gain separation and was constantly smothered during Monday's game, which has become a theme for the 29-year old wideout. Through roughly a quarter of the season, Robinson's 9-95-1 receiving line through four games has to be considered a major disappointment in replacing the production of Robert Woods and Odell Beckham (knee). A tough Week 5 showdown against the Cowboys and their potent defense will make it difficult for Robinson to break out of his slump.

Oct 4, 2022 11:27 AM EST

Disappoints with just two catches

Robinson secured two of five targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 20-12 victory versus the Cardinals.

Analysis: Robinson started the year dismally with a one-catch game against the Bills, but looked like he had some momentum after a much more successful Week 2 line (4-53-1) against the Falcons. Unfortunately for the Rams, Robinson regressed again on Sunday, with the low point coming on a would-be touchdown pass that went right through Robinson's hands. The rapport between Stafford and Robinson just hasn't been developing the way fantasy managers would like, although Robinson seeing two end zone targets on Sunday is somewhat encouraging. He'll try to bounce back in Week 4 against a stout San Francisco defense.

Sep 26, 2022 8:48 AM EST

Shows rapport with Stafford

Robinson recorded four receptions on five targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-27 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Robinson didn't post a monstrous line, but it still represented a marked improvement over his output in Week 1. He caught a one-yard touchdown to cap the Rams' first offensive possession, and he also showed some big-play ability by tallying receptions of 29 and 15 yards. Cooper Kupp will dominate targets in the offense, but Robinson showed the potential to serve as the legitimate second option with this performance.

Sep 18, 2022 8:40 PM EST

Lackluster team debut Thursday

Robinson brought in one of two targets for 12 yards in the Rams' 31-10 loss to the Bills on Thursday night.

Analysis: Robinson's middling production was fairly emblematic of a lackluster night overall for the Rams offense, which had a difficult time getting in sync against an aggressive Bills defense. The veteran was also the intended receiver on Matthew Stafford's final pass attempt of the night into the left corner of the end zone, which was broken up. Robinson will naturally have much better performances as the season unfolds and he develops further chemistry with Stafford, and previous reports of a solid training camp help support that notion. In the meantime, Robinson's first opportunity to atone for the season-opening dud comes against the Falcons in a Week 2 home battle a week from Sunday.

Sep 8, 2022 9:12 PM EST

Sits out preseason

Robinson didn't play in Saturday's preseason contest versus Cincinnati.

Analysis: Coach Sean McVay held true to his word that he would be holding his starters out of preseason action, which means Robinson's first chance to perform for his new team will be on Thursday, Sept. 8 against the Bills. Robinson was given a three-year, $46.5 million contract in the offseason, and will be expected to step in as the complimentary piece to Cooper Kupp with the departures of Robert Woods and Odell Beckham. Robinson's 2021 campaign with the Bears was a season to forget, with 38 catches (on 66 targets) for 410 yards and just a single touchdown, but with the Bears averaging a paltry 188.6 passing yards per game (30th in the league), the blame can be assigned more towards the offense as a whole than Robinson's contributions. Expect a bounce back for Robinson with Matthew Stafford representing a big upgrade at quarterback and a Rams offense that ranked 5th in the NFL in passing yards per game at 273.1.

Aug 29, 2022 1:39 PM EST

Picking up offense quickly

Robinson has picked up the Rams' playbook quickly, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Robinson has earned compliments from teammates Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp, as well as coach Sean McVay. Coming off a down year with the Bears, Robinson appears primed to bounce back with Stafford throwing him the ball, and the offseason signing is doing his part by getting on the same page as his quarterback as quickly as possible.

Jul 29, 2022 11:14 AM EST

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