Demarcus Robinson

Demarcus Robinson

Wide Receiver #14
Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 203 lb.
Born:September 21, 1994
Drafted:2016 / Rd. 4 (126)
Draft Team:KC

Demarcus Robinson: Going back to Kansas City

Robinson has re-signed with the Chiefs on a one-year deal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Robinson spent his first four seasons in Kansas City and will now enter his fifth with them as well. The 25-year-old pass catcher hauled in 32 receptions for 449 yards and four touchdowns in 2020. His yardage nearly doubled his first three seasons combined. With Tyreek HIll, Sammy Watkins and Mecole Hardman still ahead of him on the depth chart, he will presumably be used similarly in 2020.

March 28, 2020 12:05 PM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Quiet during playoffs

Robinson caught just three of six targets for 35 yards during three postseason games in 2019.

Analysis: Robinson didn't play a snap on offense during Kansas City's Super Bowl LIV win over the 49ers, while rookie wideout Mecole Hardman played a depth role in the team's receiving corps while contributing in the return game. The 25-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and Kansas City could opt to let Robinson walk in favor of providing more opportunities for Hardman to showcase his explosive skillset.

February 12, 2020 10:08 AM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Returns to full practice

Robinson (illness) practiced in full Thursday.

Analysis: One day removed from being held out due to an illness, Robinson was uninhibited as the Chiefs continue to prepare for the Super Bowl. He's more or less been splitting time with rookie Mecole Hardman as the team's third wide receiver, but Robinson hasn't managed two-plus catches or more than 31 yards since Week 10. Between the two, Hardman is the better bet to break out against the 49ers due to his off-the-charts peripheral stats, namely 20.7 YPC, 13.1 YPT and six TDs on 41 targets.

January 23, 2020 3:15 PM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Under the weather

Coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that Robinson is battling an illness and will not practice, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Robinson will benefit from having more than a week to get healthy ahead of Super Bowl 54, which bodes well for his availability. It's worth noting, however, that both LeSean McCoy and Matt Moore sat out the AFC Championship Game against Tennessee due to an illness, presumably the same ailment which is still going around Kansas City's locker room. The Chiefs split reps at No. 3 receiver between Robinson and Mecole Hardman in the win over Tennessee, so it's difficult to divine exactly how snaps will be divvied out if both are healthy.

January 22, 2020 10:11 AM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Loses snaps to Hardman

Robinson caught both of his targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 35-24 win over the Titans in the AFC Championship Game.

Analysis: Robinson played 37 percent of offensive snaps while splitting the No. 3 receiver job with Mecole Hardman (40 percent). The rookie was limited to one catch for eight yards, but he nonetheless provided a major contribution to the victory, drawing a 41-yard pass interference penalty late in the fourth quarter to convert a 3rd-and-10 that sealed the game. In any case, the division of playing time marked a significant departure from the previous week, when Robinson had played 58 percent of snaps and Hardman just 17 percent in a 51-31 win over the Texans. It's anyone's guess how Andy Reid will divide the workload between Hardman and Robinson in the Super Bowl.

January 20, 2020 8:02 AM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Posts career-best campaign in 2019

Robinson racked up a career-high 32 catches for 449 yards and four touchdowns during the 2019 regular season.

Analysis: Robinson's numbers were ballooned by a four-week stretch early in the season when Tyreek Hill was unavailable. After scoring three combined touchdowns in Weeks 2 and 3, Robinson didn't find pay dirt again until the regular-season finale against the Chargers. While he's technically still third on the Chiefs' depth chart, Robinson is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and the skills displayed by rookie Mecole Hardman could lead to Kansas City letting Robinson walk.

January 3, 2020 11:21 AM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Snares just one pass

Robinson collected one of his two targets for 13 yards Sunday against the Bears.

Analysis: Robinson saw his second-lowest offensive snap percentage (53) of the season Sunday and has taken the field for less than 60 percent of them in four of the last five games. He has reeled in just four total passes over that span as well, leaving him well off the fantasy radar barring an injury to one of the other pass-catchers.

December 24, 2019 10:32 AM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Slow going once again

Robinson caught two of his three targets for 21 yards Sunday against the Broncos.

Analysis: Robinson saw an uptick in playing time last week with the Chiefs in a tight battle with the Patriots but returned to normalcy Sunday, logging 56 percent of the offensive snaps. Barring injuries atop the depth chart, there's little to like about Robinson's fantasy prospects as the season winds down.

December 17, 2019 2:16 AM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Sees uptick in offensive snaps

Robinson caught one of his two targets for 12 yards Sunday against the Patriots.

Analysis: Robinson hadn't taken the field for more than 70 percent of the snaps since Week 7 versus the Broncos, but the Chiefs ran three-wide sets at a much higher frequency than usual versus a stingy New England defense. Things don't get any easier next week versus the Broncos, though it's far from a guarantee he will replicate the additional reps.

December 10, 2019 1:56 AM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Absent from Week 13 box score

Robinson failed to draw a target in Week 13 versus the Raiders.

Analysis: Robinson sat behind Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce in the race for targets, which were harder to come by than usual in Sunday's blowout. The Chiefs offense will presumably be forced to throw the ball more next week versus a New England team that's still vying for the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC.

December 3, 2019 9:02 AM EST

Demarcus Robinson: One target versus Chargers

Robinson did not catch his only target in Monday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Robinson didn't see a correlated increase in snap count in Tyreek Hill's (hamstring) absence and turned in just his second goose egg during the 2019 campaign. Even if Hill is unavailable following the bye week, Robinson remains behind at least Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce in the pecking order for targets, and rookie Mecole Hardman has also moved into a more prominent role of late.

November 19, 2019 7:42 AM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Disappears in Week 6

Robinson failed to haul in any of his four targets Sunday against the Texans.

Analysis: While Robinson still led the wideouts in terms of snaps among the wideouts, Tyreek Hill was targeted 10 times on just 29 snaps, while Robinson settled in behind Hill and Travis Kelce (six targets) in a tie with Mecole Hardman. Considering Sammy Watkins (hamstring) could return as soon as Thursday's contest versus the Broncos, Robinson could fade into the background moving forward.

October 14, 2019 5:25 PM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Slow day Sunday

Robinson reeled in just three of his six targets for 31 yards Sunday night against the Colts.

Analysis: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes slightly overthrew a deep pass that could have changed Robinson's fantasy outlook on the day, but it was a story of injuries for the Chiefs on the day. Sammy Watkins exited almost immediately with a hamstring issue, leaving Robinson, Mecole Hardman and Byron Pringle as the three receivers to turn to. Those will be the primary options again next week should Watkins and Tyreek Hill (shoulder) not be cleared. With two top-ten offenses set to go at it, there could be numerous targets headed Robinson's way.

October 7, 2019 11:54 AM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Leads team in Week 4 targets

Robinson reeled in just four of his team-high nine targets for 35 yards Saturday against the Lions.

Analysis: While quarterback Patrick Mahomes still went over 300 passing yards on the day, he did not toss any touchdown passes and he spread the ball around fairly evenly. As a result, Robinson was one of six different players to top 30 yards receiving, though none of the group reached 100 on the day. It's still an encouraging sign that the fourth-year wideout led the team in targets, but that may be scaled back once Tyreek Hill (shoulder) is cleared to return. For the time being, however, Robinson can be utilized as a high-upside play in an explosive Chiefs offense.

September 30, 2019 8:06 PM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Scores again in Week 3

Robinson reeled in three of his four targets for 43 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Ravens.

Analysis: Robinson and rookie Mecole Hardman have stepped up with Tyreek Hill (shoulder) sidelined, with Robinson snaring three touchdown passes in the last three weeks. While it's unlikely the 2016 fourth-round pick remained unavailable through free agency this week, he backed up last week's performance with another strong effort this week and should remain a viable fantasy option in most leagues until Hill returns.

September 22, 2019 4:18 PM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Huge performance against Raiders

Robinson caught all six of his targets for 172 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 28-10 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Last week, it was Sammy Watkins who erupted for huge numbers. In Week 2 it was Robinson's turn, as he was on the other end of 39-yard and 44-yard TD strikes from Patrick Mahomes as part of a massive second quarter for the Chiefs' passing game. With Tyreek Hill (collarbone) lacking any kind of timetable for his return, Robinson should remain one of Mahomes' primary targets for the foreseeable future.

September 15, 2019 5:16 PM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Could help fill in for Hill

Robinson's teammate, Tyreek Hill, is in line to miss a few weeks, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Analysis: Robinson's lone catch (on two targets) in Week 1 did not result in any yards, but news that Hill will be forced to miss some time will presumably lead to added opportunities for Robinson, as well as rookie Mecole Hardman. While Hardman looks like the upside play here, he's less likely to be available on the waiver wire than Robinson, who caught 22 passes for 288 yards and four TDs while working behind Hill, Sammy Watkins and Chris Conley last season. Robinson could therefore be worth a speculative pickup in deeper fantasy formats.

September 8, 2019 2:41 PM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Tasked with replacing Conley

Robinson will be asked to replace Chris Conley in the Kansas City offense, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Robinson and Conley actually had similar pass-catching production last season, though the former played just 419 offensive snaps (40 percent) while the latter handled 802 (77 percent). Robinson's superior per-snap and per-target efficiency bodes well for continued growth, depending on what happens with Tyreek Hill (suspension) and rookie second-round pick Mecole Hardman. Kansas City's ideal scenario may feature Robinson in the No. 4 job again, but the question marks ahead of him -- including Sammy Watkins' injury history -- should create opportunities for a top-three role for at least part of the season. Coach Andy Reid specifically mentioned that Robinson does an excellent job getting open for Patrick Mahomes on broken plays when the quarterback scrambles outside the pocket.

July 18, 2019 2:05 PM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Gaining offensive responsibilities

Robinson has upped his offensive responsibilities this offseason, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: This shouldn't come as a major surprise with Tyreek Hill unavailable due to an indefinite suspension. Although he was just lightly involved in the offense last postseason, Robinson seems the most likely candidate to step in early in the season should Hill miss time. Taylor notes that rookie Mecole Hardman's role will likely expand as his understanding of the offense grows, which may eventually carve into Robinson's snaps. As long as Robinson is in the starting lineup for the Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs, he may be worthy of consideration in deep season-long leagues and in daily formats.

June 21, 2019 4:16 PM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Minimal snaps in postseason

Robinson played just 12 offensive snaps in the Chiefs' two postseason contests, hauling in his lone target for a 27-yard reception.

Analysis: Robinson's catch came in Sunday's 37-31 overtime loss to Patriots and was one of the more pivotal moments of the AFC Championship Game, as it put Harrison Butker in position for the game-tying field goal in the final minute of the fourth quarter. By and large, Robinson was efficient with his limited opportunities in the regular season, nabbing 22 of 33 targets for 288 yards and four scores. He'll play under the final year of his rookie deal in 2019 and could be a candidate for a regular role in three-receiver formations in the event impending free agent Chris Conley isn't retained.

January 24, 2019 12:26 PM EST

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