Demarcus Robinson

Kansas City Chiefs
Wide Receiver #14
Kansas City Chiefs
Wide Receiver #14

Demarcus Robinson News

Signs one-year deal

Robinson is signing a one-year contract to stay with the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 2016 fourth-round pick played out his rookie contract in Kansas City and now gets a one-year deal for a second straight offseason. While he could see a few more targets if Sammy Watkins isn't re-signed, Robinson is unlikely to become a high-volume receiver in the Kansas City offense. His 466 receiving yards last season were a career high.

Mar 25, 2021 11:47 AM EST

Activated from COVID-19 list

Robinson was activated off the NFL's reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday and will be available to play in the Super Bowl against the Buccaneers, ESPN reports.

Analysis: As expected, Robinson tested negative for five straight days before returning to practice Friday. He played 71 and 65 percent of Kansas City's offensive snaps in the first two playoff games, catching one pass for 14 yards on three targets. With Sammy Watkins (calf) expected to suit up for the first time since Week 16, the Chiefs could have fewer snaps available for Robinson, Mecole Hardman and Byron Pringle.

Feb 5, 2021 1:18 PM EST

Returning to practice

Robinson (undisclosed) has been cleared to resume practicing Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Robinson landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list as a close contact Monday, after having visited a barber who tested positive, but the wideout has since returned daily negative tests without fail. The Chiefs should officially remove Robinson from the COVID list sometime Friday, at which point he'll be fully on track for the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Feb 5, 2021 7:59 AM EST

Should return Friday

Robinsons continues to test negative for COVID-19, putting him on track to rejoin the Chiefs on Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Robinson and C Daniel Kilgore were customers of a barber who tested positive for the virus. Given that they were close contacts rather than testing positive, both players should be eligible for the Super Bowl on Sunday. It's been a quiet postseason for Robinson, who has caught just one of three targets for 14 yards despite playing 71 and 65 percent of offensive snaps in two games. His workload will be scaled back in the Super Bowl if Sammy Watkins (calf) is ready to play.

Feb 4, 2021 9:00 AM EST

Placed on COVID-19 list

The Chiefs placed Robinson (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Robinson and teammate Daniel Kilgore (undisclosed) both hit the COVID-19 list as close contacts Monday. Robinson has logged one catch in Kansas City's last two games, despite playing at least 65 percent of offensive snaps in each, so the most notable result of his placement on the COVID-19 list may well be whether any other members of the Chiefs' roster becomes impacted as the week continues. If Robinson is able to continue returning negative tests, he could be cleared to play in the Super Bowl.

Feb 1, 2021 1:37 PM EST

No targets on big snap count

Robinson didn't draw a target while playing 42 of the Chiefs' 65 offensive snaps (65 percent) in Sunday's 38-24 win over the Bills in the AFC Championship Game.

Analysis: With Sammy Watkins (calf) sidelined, Robinson and Byron Pringle (three catches for 22 yards, 80 percent snap share) picked up the majority of the available work behind No. 1 wideout Tyreek Hill, but Mecole Hardman (54 yards and a touchdown on three touches) outproduced both players, despite playing only 35 percent of the snaps. Hardman's big-play ability makes him the most interesting of Kansas City's depth receivers, but he, Robinson and Pringle will all likely be hurt from a playing-time and production standpoint in the likely event that Watkins is able to suit up for the Super Bowl matchup with Tampa Bay on Feb. 7.

Jan 28, 2021 8:47 AM EST

Catches six passes

Robinson caught six of seven targets for 58 yards in Sunday's 38-21 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Robinson tied for his team's lead in targets, but Kansas City's offense wasn't its usual high-flying unit with star quarterback Patrick Mahomes and others being rested ahead of the playoffs. Still, Robinson was able to haul in all but one pass his way, matching his season high with six receptions. Although having teammates Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce back in action for the Chiefs' playoff run should move Robinson down to his usual place in the pecking order, the veteran at least showed relatively well in an expanded role Sunday.

Jan 3, 2021 5:24 PM EST

Nabs key touchdown pass

Robinson reeled in both of his two targets for 29 yards and a touchdown Sunday versus the Falcons.

Analysis: Robinson didn't contribute much Sunday but made his pair of looks count by reaching paydirt in what turned out to be the deciding score with just under two minutes remaining. Given that the Chiefs have locked up the No. 1 seed, it's possible some of the usual starters will receive lighter workloads next Sunday, which could open up more looks for Robinson to close out the regular season.

Dec 29, 2020 8:41 AM EST

Another miniscule effort

Robinson compiled just two catches for 27 yards on three targets Sunday versus the Saints.

Analysis: Robinson has hit the field somewhere in the 50 in terms of offensive snap percentage over each of the last three weeks with Sammy Watkins back in the fold. At best, Robinson is fourth or fifth in the pecking order for looks in the passing attack, so there remains little upside for him from a fantasy standpoint.

Dec 22, 2020 9:32 AM EST

Minimal impact versus Dolphins

Robinson reeled in his lone target for just 13 yards versus the Dolphins.

Analysis: Robinson primarily serves as a blocker for the Chiefs on offense, having finished with four or more catches just four times through the first 13 games. That's unlikely to change as long as the team still boasts its full allotment of weapons, which includes arguably the league's top tight end and a capable pass-catching back in Clyde Edwards-Helaire to go along with star wideout Tyreek Hill.

Dec 15, 2020 8:46 AM EST

Collects two passes

Robinson reeled in both of his targets for 39 yards Sunday versus the Broncos.

Analysis: Robinson hasn't finished with more than 69 receiving yards in a game this season but had snared a combined 11 passes over the last two weeks before seeing minimal passes in his direction Sunday. Robinson's two targets are his fewest since the team's previous game versus the Broncos in Week 7, so there's reason to believe he will be in line for at least a slightly better showing next week versus Miami.

Dec 8, 2020 8:59 AM EST

Another decent effort

Robinson hauled in five of his six targets for 36 yards Sunday versus the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Robinson has seen a significant jump in his target count over the last two weeks, notching six and eight after reaching that threshold just twice over the first nine contests. His role figures to remain relatively stagnant moving forward but his production will likely be volatile from week to week.

Dec 1, 2020 9:22 AM EST

Posts season-high reception count

Robinson snared posted season-high marks for receptions (six) and targets (eight) Sunday versus the Raiders.

Analysis: Robinson also claimed an 81 percent snap count for the week and played 63 total offensive snaps, his second-highest total of 2020. It may partially be a result of Mecole Hardman being fresh off the COVID list and Sammy Watkins (hamstring/calf) still not quite back from his injury, so there's reason to believe that Robinson's snap share will diminish in the coming weeks.

Nov 24, 2020 8:43 AM EST

Finds pay dirt again

Robinson tallied three receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown on three targets Sunday versus the Panthers.

Analysis: Robinson logged 50 snaps at receiver in the contest, trailing only star wideout Tyreek Hill while accounting for 81 percent of the offense's total snap count. He should continue to be involved in the game plan moving forward but could see his role reduced in the coming weeks once Sammy Watkins (hamstring) get the green light to rejoin the action.

Nov 10, 2020 8:39 AM EST

Joins touchdown parade

Robinson reeled in four of his five targets for 63 yards and a touchdown Sunday versus the Jets.

Analysis: Robinson saw fewer snaps than Mecole Hardman for the first time since Week 5, but that didn't prevent him from making his own mark on the box score with his first touchdown of 2020. Despite the one-week outburst, Robinson doesn't produce enough consistently to warrant fantasy consideration in any but the deepest of leagues, and his value will deflate further once Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is given the green light to return.

Nov 3, 2020 8:46 AM EST

Nabs lone target

Robinson snared his only target for four yards Sunday versus the Broncos.

Analysis: Despite playing 67 percent of the offensive snaps, Robinson's main contribution came as a blocker in the run and screen games. That seems to be a likely reason the coaching staff continues to give him plenty of playing time. That should trail off a bit when Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is cleared to return, though no expected date has been set at this juncture.

Oct 27, 2020 8:48 AM EST

Tops team in yards

Robinson caught five of his six targets for 69 yards in Monday's 26-17 win over the Bills.

Analysis: Robinson took advantage of an expanded role in Sammy Watkins' (hamstring) absence, leading the Chiefs in receiving yards while tying tight end Travis Kelce for tops in catches. In doing so, Robinson totaled more yards Monday than he entered the game with on the season, which should keep his stock on the rise ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Broncos.

Oct 19, 2020 6:03 PM EST

Bound for more work

Robinson figures to see more snaps while Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is sidelined, Adam Teicher of reports.

Analysis: Robinson had seen his playing time drop recently but saw renewed life Sunday following Watkins' departure, logging 49 offensive snaps (season-high 68 percent). He was unable to accomplish much with his increased playing time Sunday, finishing out the day with just two catches for two yards on four targets, and he remains behind at least Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the pecking order for targets. Second-year wideout Mecole Hardman also figures to share some of the targets voided by Watkins.

Oct 13, 2020 9:13 AM EST

Snap percentage dips

Robinson wasn't targeted in Monday's game versus the Patriots.

Analysis: Robinson's offensive snap percentage has been on a downward trajectory since Week 2. It fell to a season-low 41 Monday, with Robinson dropping behind Mecole Hardman (46) for the first time this season when all wideouts are available. Hardman found pay dirt for a second straight contest and made much more out of his action, so it would be surprising to see Robinson outsnap Hardman next week.

Oct 6, 2020 10:36 AM EST

Fails to reel in lone target

Robinson didn't catch his only target in Monday's win over the Ravens.

Analysis: Robinson did very little to impact Monday's scorebook despite playing the third-most snaps among receivers yet again behind Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins. In terms of fantasy intrigue, Robinson is clearly fourth in the pecking order behind Hill Watkins and Mecole Hardman, who put up an impressive performance Monday despite a limited snap count. It would not be surprising if Hardman surpasses Robinson at some point in terms of playing time.

Sep 29, 2020 11:10 AM EST

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