|ADP:||Round: 4, Pick: 5|
|Ht / Wt:||6'3" / 220 lb.|
|Born:||August 24, 1993|
|Drafted:||2014 / Rd. 2 (61)|
Robinson has officially accepted his franchise tender, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: It was recently reported by Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com that Robinson was in "no rush" to sign his franchise tender, but it looks like the star wideout has decided not to draw out the process. Robinson is thus locked into a one-year, $18 million deal with the Bears, though both sides can still discuss a long-term extension until July 15. It's also still possible that Robinson could be traded, but barring such events, he looks set play out his age-28 season in Chicago, potentially benefiting from more stable quarterback play courtesy of recent arrival Andy Dalton.
Robinson is in "no rush" to sign his franchise tender, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Fellow wide receiver Chris Godwin signed his tender from the Bucs on Wednesday, essentially ruling out the possibility of a holdout. The situation between Robinson and the Bears feels more contentious, with the wideout previously noting in February that the team hadn't offered him a new contract since September. The franchise tag now sets up a July 15 deadline for a multi-year deal, and it won't come as any surprise if Robinson leaves his tender unsigned even after that date. In doing so, he'd be able to skip training camp and games without being fined, though he'd also be walking away from a lot of money in the process (more than $1 million for each game missed). It's still rare for a franchise-tagged player to skip games, so we'll likely see Robinson in uniform come Week 1, potentially catching passes from new Bears quarterback Andy Dalton.
The Bears have placed their franchise tag on Robinson, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Per Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic, the last time Chigaco used the franchise tag was in 2016, when it was applied to Alshon Jeffery. With the Buccaneers having decided to franchise Chris Godwin, two of the top potential free agents at the wideout position are off the market now that the Bears have decided to tag Robinson.
Robinson and the Bears haven't discussed a long-term contract since September, potentially setting up a franchise tag in the coming weeks, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Analysis: The window to apply franchise tags runs from Feb. 23 through March 9, with the number for most wide receivers expected to be around $16-17 million. Robinson, however, would be a bit more expensive, as tag rules require the Bears to pay him 120 percent of his 2020 cap hit ($15 million), which would work out to $18 million. The Bears can use the tag even if they don't intend to keep Robinson, setting the table for a tag-and-trade to net draft picks or another player.
Robinson caught six passes for 55 yards in Chicago's 21-9 loss to the Saints in the wild-card round.
Analysis: Robinson had a pair of catches on a drive early in the third quarter along with three receptions on the last drive with time running out, but otherwise, he had very little opportunity for targets in a game the Saints dominated in time of possession. On the season, he caught 102 passes for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns, which was the third straight season he's posted at least 1,147 yards and six scores. He'll be headed to unrestricted free agency this offseason, and regardless of landing spot, he should remain a top-10 fantasy option at wide receiver.
Robinson (hamstring) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's wild-card game at New Orleans.
Analysis: After logging a routine maintenance day Thursday, Robinson returned to practice Friday as a limited participant and was cleared to suit up this weekend. On the season, he averaged 9.4 targets per game, and while he received a smaller workload than that against the Saints back in Week 8, he still managed to put up six catches (on seven targets) for 87 yards and one touchdown. No. 2 wide receiver Darnell Mooney didn't practice at all this week and is questionable for Sunday, a context that may help Robinson reach double-digit looks for the seventh time in the current campaign.
Robinson (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday.
Analysis: Robinson has sat out the second session of the week for three straight weeks, the result of a hamstring injury. Still, he's been able to suit up on game day, whether it came down to the wire (Week 16) or he was cleared on the last practice report of the week (Week 17). Assuming he suits up Sunday at New Orleans, Robinson will be looking to put together a similar performance to the Bears' Week 8 matchup against them, in which he gathered in six of seven passes for 87 yards and one touchdown.
Robinson caught two passes for 37 yards in the Bears' 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Analysis: Robinson was targeted just a single time in the first half before finally posting a pair of catches late in the game, which kept him from being shut out. On the season, he caught 102 passes for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns, which was the third straight season he's posted at least 1147 yards and six scores, and after the Bears complete their playoff run, he'll be headed to unrestricted free agency.
Robinson (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Green Bay.
Analysis: Robinson went FP/DNP/LP on the practice report, same as he did last week before catching 10 passes against the Jaguars. His snap share (68 percent) in that game was a season low, but that's at least partially due to the Bears resting starters in the fourth quarter of a blowout win. Robinson had a big game against the Packers not too long ago, catching eight of 13 targets for 74 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 12 loss. The Bears will qualify for the playoffs if they get revenge on the Packers, while another loss to big brother in the NFC North would leave Chicago's fate in the hands of the Cardinals and Rams.
Robinson (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday.
Analysis: Robinson again is logging a surprise DNP in the middle of the week, but he also followed a FP/DNP/LP practice regimen last week before suiting up this past Sunday at Jacksonville. While his offensive snap share (68 percent) in that game was a season low, he matched his campaign best with 10 catches en route to 103 yards on 13 targets. If he enters this weekend as questionable to play, too, Robinson's availability won't be confirmed until 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff against the Packers.
Robinson caught 10 passes for 103 yards in the Bears' 41-17 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Analysis: Facing a decimated Jaguars secondary, Robinson was consistently open, and he and Mitch Trubisky connected on 10 of 13 pass attempts, but even though the team was deep in the red zone on numerous occasions, Robinson was largely ignored, keeping him from adding a touchdown to his impressive yardage total. He's averaging over 100 yards over the last three games, and he'll have a Week 17 matchup against a Packers defense he posted 74 yards and two touchdowns against in Week 12.
Robinson (hamstring) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Analysis: Robinson was considered questionable for Sunday's contest, though his availability never truly appeared in doubt. The 27-year-old has 27 receptions for 355 yards and three touchdowns in four games since Chicago's Week 11 bye and will look to continue his strong play in Jacksonville.
Robinson (hamstring), who is listed as questionable, is expected to play Sunday at Jacksonville, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: It's not a major surprise to see the 27-year-old intends to suit up Sunday, as the Bears can secure a wild-card spot by winning their final two games of the regular season. Robinson's availability will come into focus when Chicago releases its list of inactives about 90 minutes ahead of Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
Robinson (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Jacksonville.
Analysis: Robinson was a full practice participant Wednesday before sitting out Thursday's session. The Bears then listed him as a limited participant Friday, though it may have just been an estimate, as many teams aren't actually practicing on Christmas Day. Given the available information, fantasy managers should treat Robinson as a game-time decision ahead of the 1:00 ET kickoff Sunday afternoon. The Bears are fighting for a wild-card spot, so he could suit up even if his hamstring is a significant problem.
Robinson (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday.
Analysis: After turning in a full session Wednesday, Robinson's downturn in activity may be maintenance-related. That said, his listed hamstring injury is a new health concern, so his status bears watching as the weekend approaches.
Robinson caught four passes for 83 yards in Chicago's 33-27 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.
Analysis: With the Bears leading this game throughout, the team attempted just 21 passes, leading to Robinson seeing just five targets, but a 35-yard catch and run in the fourth quarter helped him salvage his fantasy day. He's now posted at least 74 yards in five of his last six games, and he'll be an excellent fantasy option in Week 16 against a weak Jacksonville defense that has a depleted secondary.
Robinson caught nine passes for 123 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's 36-7 victory over the Texans on Sunday.
Analysis: Robinson had a huge first half with 88 yards and a touchdown, and his only reception the rest of the way was a 35-yard grab, as the Bears hardly needed him during an easy blowout victory. Although this was his first hundred-yard game since Week 4, he's posted at least 70 yards in all but three games this year, and with a very favorable schedule over the next two weeks, he'll be in position to help fantasy managers win during the playoffs.
Robinson (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Texans, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Analysis: The knee injury initially was reported last Friday, with Robinson listed as questionable heading into the Week 13 loss to Detroit. His 74 percent snap share in the contest was a season low, but he still led the team in receiving yards (75) and tied TE Cole Kmet for the lead in targets (seven). Robinson could return to his regular workload Sunday, with the Bears hanging on for dear life in the NFC wild-card race.
Robinson (knee) practiced in a limited capacity, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Analysis: The Bears took the practice field later than expected due to a positive COVID-19 test in the building -- fellow wide receiver and punt returner DeAndre Carter -- and Robinson logged a second consecutive capped session. A knee injury again is to blame for Robinson's limitations this week, but it didn't stop him from churning out six catches (on seven targets) for 75 yards this past Sunday against the Lions. He'll aim to get rid of his designation before a Week 14 matchup with the Texans.
Robinson (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Robinson managed to play through his knee injury during last Sunday's loss to the Lions, in which he led the Bears with seven targets, so there's not yet any real reason to worry about his status for Week 14. The 27-year-old has a trio of favorable matchups on deck, with the Texans, Vikings and Jaguars all coming up.
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