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Falcons Offense To Run Through Bijan Robinson

The Atlanta Falcons' new offense under head coach Raheem Morris and offensive coordinator Zac Robinson will clearly run through second-year running back Bijan Robinson. "In as simple of a form as you can possibly make it," Morris said, "it's 'get the ball to Bijan as much as you can in as many ideal situations that you possibly can.'" Robinson's 214 carries for 976 yards and four touchdowns made him the top-rushing rookie in 2023, and he also caught 58 passes for an extra 487 yards -- the fourth-most among RBs -- and also had four receiving TDs. His 272 touches ranked 12th among NFL players last year, and Robinson finished 10th with 1,463 total yards from scrimmage. The 22-year-old expects to be more of a runner than pass-catcher in 2024, and with more total touches likely coming his way, he should easily be considered a top-three fantasy RB.

Jun 18, 2024 2:08 PM EST


Bijan Robinson To Be More Of A Run-First Back?

During an interview at organized team activities on Monday, Atlanta Falcons second-year running back Bijan Robinson said the plan this year is to use him as a runner first, kind of "like how they use Christian (McCaffrey) down there in San Francisco," while still being creative with how they use him out of the backfield as a pass-catcher. It will be hard for Atlanta to be more run-heavy on offense than they were last year under head coach Arthur Smith, but the bottom line is that to no one's surprise, Robinson is going to be a focal point for the new offense run by Zac Robinson, a Sean McVay disciple. In an offense that should be able to sustain more drives with quarterback Kirk Cousins, Robinson has high-end RB1 upside going into his sophomore season after totaling 1,463 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns in his first year in the NFL in 2023.

Jun 4, 2024 12:20 AM EST



Bijan Robinson Taking Part In OTAs Monday

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson (ankle) is taking part in organized team activities on Monday. It's great to see that Robinson is already recovered from a minor ankle injury that he suffered during OTAs in May. After being taken with the eighth overall pick in the first round in last year's draft out of Texas, Robinson carried the ball 214 times for 976 yards (4.6 yards per carry) and four touchdowns, adding 58 receptions on 86 targets for 487 yards and four touchdowns through the air in 17 games in his first year in the league. Tyler Allgeier remains in Atlanta's backfield, but the 22-year-old Robinson is the clear lead back and should be able to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in his sophomore campaign if he stays healthy in 2024, especially with veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins taking over an offense that should look to prioritize getting the ball in the hands of its best playmakers more often.

Jun 3, 2024 2:13 PM EST


Bijan Robinson Expected To Be Full-Go For Training Camp

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson (ankle) will be limited throughout the team's organized team activities while dealing with an ankle injury. However, he's expected to be ready to go for training camp, which begins in late July. At this point in the offseason, organizations are careful with minor bumps and bruises, so his injury should not affect his fantasy football value -- barring a setback. After being the highest running back drafted since Saquon Barkley in 2018, Robinson enjoyed a solid rookie campaign. He rushed 214 times for 976 yards and four touchdowns to go along with 58 receptions for 487 yards and four more scores. Fantasy managers are expecting him to take the next step in 2024 with quarterback Kirk Cousins running the Atlanta offense, so he's a consensus first-round pick in all formats.

May 21, 2024 4:14 PM EST


Bijan Robinson Dealing With Ankle Injury

Atlanta Falcons running backs Bijan Robinson (ankle) and Jase McClellan were not at practice on Tuesday at organized team activities. It's notable, but shouldn't affect Robinson's 2024 fantasy draft stock. The 22-year-old former first-rounder is expected to be back on the field for the team's mandatory minicamp. As long as Robinson's ankle isn't bothering him once he returns to practice, it should be a non-factor by the time the 2024 regular season begins. Now that quarterback Kirk Cousins is in town, Robinson will be even more attractive as a high-end RB1 in fantasy. The former eighth overall pick in 2023 out of Texas is a do-it-all back that had 976 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 214 rushing attempts in his rookie season, adding 58 receptions for 487 yards and another four TDs in 17 games (16 starts) in 2023.

May 14, 2024 2:05 PM EST



Bijan Robinson Has Impressive Receiving Performance

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson wasn't quite as dominant as many expected heading into his rookie campaign. Despite that, Robinson was still productive and posted a solid outing in the regular season finale against the New Orleans Saints. Robinson struggled on the ground with only 28 yards on 11 carries in the loss. However, he salvaged his fantasy value with seven receptions on eight targets for 103 yards and a touchdown in the receiving game. Robinson will finish his rookie season with 976 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 214 carries. He also added an additional 487 yards with 58 receptions and four touchdowns as a receiver. Robinson has the tools to be an elite back, but head coach Arthur Smith doesn't appear to know how to unlock them. It sounds like Smith will return next season, which makes Robinson a risky RB1 in fantasy leagues.

Jan 7, 2024 9:22 PM EST


Bijan Robinson Looks To Continue Hot Stretch

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson has looked good on the ground over the last two weeks. In fact, Robinson has rushed for over 70 yards in each of his last two games. The rookie back has also hauled in 10 receptions during that span. It appears the Falcons are finally committed to keeping Robinson involved in the offensive gameplan. That trend should continue versus the New Orleans Saints in Week 18. Robinson rushed for 91 yards and scored a touchdown during their last meeting. Given the Falcons quarterback troubles, DFS players should feel safe taking Robinson in what should be a run-heavy gameplan.

Jan 5, 2024 9:33 AM EST


Bijan Robinson Rushes For 75 Yards

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson was the clear lead back during Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. The rookie back saw 15 carries that he turned into 75 yards on the ground. Robinson also hauled in three receptions for an additional 11 yards on the ground. It was a decent day on the ground for Robinson who has seen his usage increase during the second half of the season. The Falcons are having an awful time passing the ball, so they'll likely stick to a run-heavy approach against the New Orleans Saints next week. Robinson should be able to carve out RB2 value for that game.

Dec 31, 2023 8:40 PM EST


Bijan Robinson Has Low-End RB1 Appeal

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson was able to put together a strong performance versus the Indianapolis Colts last week. The rookie back topped 100 yards with ease during this game. Robinson rushed for 72 yards on 12 attempts, while hauling in seven of his 10 targets for 50 additional yards through the air. The hope is that his success continues versus the Chicago Bears in Week 17. A defensive unit that has allowed most receiving yards to opposing backs this season. Robinson should be able to carve out low-end RB1 appeal for this week.

Dec 29, 2023 9:42 AM EST


Bijan Robinson Heavily Involved In Win

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson posted a dud last week, but was able to turn it around in a big way on Sunday. The rookie back rushed 12 times for 72 yards on the ground in the win over the Indianapolis Colts. He also hauled in seven of his 10 targets for 50 yards through the air. Robinson was all over the place during this game, which is what fantasy managers love to see. The move to put Taylor Heinicke under center seems to be a benefit to the fantasy value of Robinson. Heinicke used Robinson as his safety blanket all game long. The expectation is that Robinson will be significantly involved again next week, but you never know with the Falcons. He should be on the RB1 radar for next week's matchup versus the Chicago Bears.

Dec 24, 2023 4:33 PM EST


Bijan Robinson Has RB2 Value

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson saw his lowest carry total since Week 7 during Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers. The rookie back rushed seven times for 11 yards in the Week 15 defeat. The hope is that Robinson bounces back in a favorable matchup against the Indianapolis Colts this weekend. A defensive unit that has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Despite that, Robinson is still a fairly risky option heading into this game. His workload seems inconsistent right now, which puts him on the low-end RB2 radar for this game.

Dec 21, 2023 6:46 PM EST


Bijan Robinson Quiet In Loss

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson gave a disappointing outing during Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. The rookie back rushed it seven times for 11 yards, while hauling in one of his three targets for three yards through the air. The Falcons decided to mix in all three of their backs during this game. Robinson has only seen 18 touches over the last two games after seeing an increase in usage before that. It's hard to know what kind of usage he's going to have next week. That being said, he should only be look upon as a RB2 for the Week 16 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.

Dec 17, 2023 9:35 PM EST


Bijan Robinson Has Excellent Matchup

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson was unable to get much going on the ground last week. He finished the day with 34 rushing yards, but salvaged his value with a touchdown. He also added five receptions for 54 yards through the air in the loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The expectation is that Robinson should bounce back on the ground this week. He'll get a favorable matchup against the Carolina Panthers defense. A defensive unit that has allowed a league-high 21 touchdowns to opposing backs this season. Robinson should be a solid play as a RB1 for this Week 15 matchup.

Dec 15, 2023 9:49 AM EST


Bijan Robinson Scores In Loss

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson wasn't able to get much going on the ground during Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The rookie back rushed 10 times for 34 yards and a touchdown in the loss. He also added five receptions for 54 additional yards through the air. It's worth noting that Cordarrelle Patterson and Tyler Allgeier combined for 12 carries during this game. The Falcons were using Robinson as the workhorse back, but they could be trending away from that. Fantasy managers can be hopeful for a better game on the ground next week. Robinson should be a possible RB1 for next week's matchup against the Carolina Panthers.

Dec 10, 2023 10:02 PM EST


Bijan Robinson Holds Low-End RB1 Appeal

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson has see 16 carries or more over each of the last three games. Finally, the Falcons are using Robinson as the workhorse back that fantasy managers were hopeful to get on draft day. The expectation is that the Falcons are going to continue pounding the ball with Robinson. However, Robinson runs into a tough matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. A defensive unit that has done well against the rushing attack this season. Despite that, Robinson should still be able to produce low-end RB1 value for this Week 14 matchup.

Dec 8, 2023 10:00 AM EST


Bijan Robinson Held In Check By Jets

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson was unable to have much success on the ground during Sunday's matchup against the New York Jets. The rookie back has seen an increased workload over the last few weeks. However, Robinson wasn't able to do much with the extra touches this week. He rushed 18 times for 53 yards, while adding three receptions for 26 additional yards through the air. It was a rough day for the Falcons offense as they scored only one touchdown in the win. It's not going to get easier for Robinson against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense next week. Robinson will fall into RB2 territory for that game.

Dec 3, 2023 7:39 PM EST


Bijan Robinson A Low-End RB1

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson has seen more success lately with back-to-back 90-yard rushing games. It appears the Falcons have finally decided to let Robinson be the workhorse back and it's working out. The expectation is that they'll continue giving Robinson nearly 20 carries per game. Although, he could have a tougher time finding room to run against the New York Jets defense in Week 13. A defensive unit that has done fairly well against running backs this season. Despite that, Robinson should still be able to provide low-end RB1 value this week.

Nov 30, 2023 5:41 PM EST


Bijan Robinson Scores Twice In Win

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson has finally been unleashed and is looking like the fantasy option drafters were hopeful to get in Week 1. On Sunday, Robinson rushed 16 times for 91 yards with a touchdown, while adding three receptions for 32 yards and another score through the air. The rookie back now has 39 carries over his last two games. Head coach Arthur Smith has finally let Robinson take over as the primary back and it's paying off for the Falcons. Robinson made easy work of the New Orleans Saints in this victory. He should continue to be a solid RB1 against the New York Jets defense in Week 13.

Nov 26, 2023 9:06 PM EST


Bijan Robinson Has Low-End RB1 Value

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson saw a season-high 22 rushing attempts during the Week 10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. This was a promising sight from the young back who was been stuck in a split all season long. The hope is that the rookie back continues to get the bulk of the carries going forward. The Falcons are coming off a bye week, so everyone should be refreshed and ready to go. Sadly, Robinson runs into a tough matchup against the New Orleans Saints defense. A defensive unit that has allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to opposing backs this season. Despite that, Robinson should remain as a low-end RB1 heading into this Week 12 contest.

Nov 23, 2023 9:05 PM EST


Bijan Robinson Has Breakout Performance

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson seemed to be handicapped through a majority of the first half of the season. Finally, head coach Arthur Smith let Robinson be the primary back in Week 10. The rookie back made the most of it with 22 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The Falcons weren't able to have success throwing the ball, so they stuck to the ground attack. The hope is that this breakout performance will convince the coaching staff to continue letting Robinson be the top dog. Fantasy managers will have to wait and see because the Falcons have a bye next week, so they will have to wait until after that to see Robinson again.

Nov 12, 2023 10:40 PM EST