Demarcus Robinson

Demarcus Robinson

Wide Receiver #14
Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 203 lb.
College:Florida
Age:26
Born:September 21, 1994
Drafted:2016 / Rd. 4 (126)
Draft Team:KC

Demarcus Robinson: 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.

October 19, 2020 6:03 PM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Bound for more work

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

October 13, 2020 9:13 AM EST

Demarcus Robinson: 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.

October 6, 2020 10:36 AM EST

Demarcus Robinson: 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.

September 29, 2020 11:10 AM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Minimal impact in Week 2

Robinson hauled in three of his four targets for 28 yards Sunday versus the Chargers.

Analysis: Robinson has accumulated just 48 yards through two contests despite a total of 10 targets and he saw fewer snaps this week than Mecole Hardman, whose jump came due to Sammy Watkins (head) sitting out. Hardman appears the primary candidate to see added playing time should Watkins miss more, but the two still sit behind Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the pecking order for targets.

September 22, 2020 9:03 AM EST

Demarcus Robinson: Third in snaps at wideout

Robinson finished Week 1 versus the Texans with three catches for 20 yards on six targets.

Analysis: While his production doesn't warrant too many looks from a fantasy perspective, it's notable that he saw 13 more snaps in the opener than Mecole Hardman, who many believed to be headed for a potential breakout campaign. Robinson appears to be the No. 3 on offense for the time being, though his fantasy appeal remains limited as long as the primary pass-catching targets remain in operation.

September 11, 2020 4:18 PM EST

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

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