Robby Anderson

Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver #11
Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver #11
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Caps strong season with quiet game

Anderson caught three of seven targets for 40 yards during Sunday's 33-7 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Anderson made a splash with his 31-yard long gain but managed just nine yards between his other two grabs. He was lost in the shuffle a bit in this one as DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel had big games, but he finishes the season with new career highs of 95 receptions and 1,096 yards to go along with three touchdowns. Anderson should maintain a large role next season -- especially if Samuel leaves in free agency -- and will look to improve upon his first campaign with the Panthers.

Jan 3, 2021 6:29 PM EST

Puts in full practice

Robinson (groin) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, David Newton of reports.

Analysis: Robinson went down as a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, though he was present for the session and sported a no-contact jersey while he worked out. According to Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site, Anderson ditched the jersey for the portion of Thursday's session that was open to the media, and his listing as a full participant on the official report implies he did in fact take contact in some capacity. With that, Anderson looks like he'll enter Sunday's season finale against the Saints without any restrictions.

Dec 31, 2020 12:01 PM EST

Held out due to groin injury

Anderson (groin) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Anderson was spotted wearing a red non-contact jersey at the start of the session, and after logging no reps whatsoever, a groin injury was the reason for his lack of activity. The fifth year of his career has been one of personal bests in catches (92) and receiving yards (1,056), but he only has three touchdowns on 129 targets. Now, it remains to be seen if he'll see another pass from Teddy Bridgewater this season.

Dec 30, 2020 1:00 PM EST

Wearing non-contact jersey

Anderson is wearing a red non-contact jersey at Wednesday's practice, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Anderson handled his usual snap share during last weekend's win over Washington, in which he secured seven of 10 targets for 39 yards and a score. It's possible that the veteran wideout is simply receiving a day of rest. In any case, Wednesday's official practice report will reveal whether Anderson is dealing with any sort of injury.

Dec 30, 2020 9:49 AM EST

Tallies third touchdown

Anderson recorded seven receptions on 10 targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against Washington.

Analysis: Despite plenty of opportunity, Anderson turned in an inefficient performance by averaging only 3.9 yards per target. He did manage to tally his third touchdown of the season on a 14-yard reception late in the second quarter -- also his longest reception of the day. After this disappointing performance, Anderson will look to cap off his career-best season with a strong effort in Week 17 against the Saints.

Dec 27, 2020 6:52 PM EST

Limited to two catches in loss

Anderson brought in two of five targets for 21 yards in the Panthers' 24-16 loss to the Packers on Saturday night. He also netted minus-1 yard on his sole rush.

Analysis: Anderson unexpectedly slumped to a season-low reception total while also tying his low-water mark in receiving yardage and targets in the eight-point loss. The speedster was consistently contained by the Packers' coverage-savvy secondary, which resulted in a particularly untimely dud for fantasy managers who've been benefiting from his strong production the majority of the season. Anderson will look to atone in a Week 16 battle against Washington on Sunday, Dec. 27, but that also presents as a difficult matchup when considering the Football Team enters its Week 15 contest allowing the third-fewest passing yards per game (206.3).

Dec 19, 2020 8:57 PM EST

Posts 84 yards against Denver

Anderson reeled in eight of 12 targets for 84 yards during Sunday's 32-27 loss to the Broncos.

Analysis: Anderson and Curtis Samuel (nine targets) served as the clear go-to options for Teddy Bridgewater, as DJ Moore remained on the reserve/COVID-19 list for Week 14. Regardless of Moore's presence in the lineup, Anderson has been consistently posting viable fantasy numbers in 2020, surpassing his previous career high in receiving yards (941) by virtue of his Week 14 performance. A total of just two touchdowns has kept Anderson from the elite tier of the position, perhaps, but a constant workload of 8.8 targets per game has helped him ascend into a Pro-Bowl candidate nonetheless. An upcoming matchup against Jaire Alexander and the Packers poses a challenge, with the Packers surrendering the second-fewest WR receptions on the 2020 campaign (140).

Dec 13, 2020 2:12 PM EST

Could see extra targets

Anderson could see even more work than usual in Sunday's game against the Broncos, as teammate DJ Moore remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list, ESPN's David Newton reports.

Analysis: With Moore and Christian McCaffrey (thigh/shoulder) both expected to sit out, the Panthers are left with Anderson, Curtis Samuel and RB Mike Davis as their top receiving threats. Anderson has already been a steady part of the offense all season, but he reached double-digit targets in just one of his last seven games before a Week 13 bye, averaging 5.6 catches for 60.4 yards in that stretch. Moore's absence increases Anderson's target projection, but there might be a trade off in terms of defensive attention.

Dec 11, 2020 12:25 PM EST

Just short of century mark in loss

Anderson secured four of seven targets for 94 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' 28-27 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Analysis: Anderson displayed his impressive wheels on his 41-yard score in the second quarter, turning a crossing pattern into his second touchdown of the campaign. The 27-year-old paced the Panthers in receiving yardage on the afternoon, with his tally qualifying as his highest since a 112-yard effort versus the Falcons back in Week 5. Anderson will look to carry over the momentum into a Week 14 home matchup against the Broncos following the Week 13 bye.

Nov 29, 2020 2:30 PM EST

Solid volume in Week 11 win

Anderson brought in seven of nine targets for 46 yards in the Panthers' 20-0 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: Anderson was back to his usual high-volume target share a week after he produced a season-low 21 yards on six looks in a Week 10 loss to the Buccaneers. While he still lagged considerably behind fellow wideouts D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel in yardage, Anderson did compile his third-highest reception total of the campaign. While his chemistry with spot starter P.J. Walker was solid, Anderson's fantasy ceiling is likely higher if Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is able to return for a Week 12 road battle against the Vikings.

Nov 22, 2020 2:02 PM EST

Quieted in Week 10 loss

Anderson brought in four of six targets for 21 yards in the Panthers' 46-23 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Anderson was in the familiar position of serving as one of the Panthers' leaders in targets, checking in second only to DJ Moore in that category for the afternoon. However, unlike most every other game this season, Anderson couldn't shake free for any appreciable gains, leading to his lowest yardage tally of the campaign. The veteran Temple product will look to put the underwhelming performance behind him when the Panthers tangle with the Lions in a favorable Week 11 matchup.

Nov 15, 2020 2:23 PM EST

Nine receptions in losing effort

Anderson brought in nine of 13 targets for 63 yards in the Panthers' 33-31 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Analysis: Anderson saw his usual hefty workload in the Panthers passing game, one that saw him draw a team- and season-high number of targets. The fifth-year pro also tied his season best for receptions, further cementing his status as Teddy Bridgewater's top target in a game that marked the return of Christian McCaffrey (ribs) to action. In Week 10, Anderson will look to put together another productive performance at the expense of a Buccaneers team he posted 109 yards on nine receptions against back in Week 2.

Nov 8, 2020 2:41 PM EST

Mostly short-area work in loss

Anderson brought in five of eight targets for 48 yards in the Panthers' 25-17 loss to the Falcons on Thursday night.

Analysis: The speedy Anderson continued to serve as Teddy Bridgewater's favorite target, as the eight looks he logged were a team high. However, outside of a 27-yard grab, the Falcons secondary did a good job keeping Anderson in front of them, surrendering just 21 yards to him on his other four catches. The overall yardage tally was the lowest for Anderson on the season, so he'll look to bounce back in what should be a high-scoring Week 9 affair versus the Chiefs on the road Sunday, Nov. 8.

Oct 29, 2020 9:33 PM EST

Busy day in loss

Anderson secured six of eight targets for 74 yards in the Panthers' 27-24 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: Anderson tied Curtis Samuel for the team lead in receptions, checked in second in receiving yards and set the pace in targets. The offseason acquisition's chemistry with fellow new arrival Teddy Bridgewater has been excellent from the start, and Anderson has now posted at least Sunday's reception and receiving yardage tallies in five of seven games. The veteran speedster will look to keep the momentum going against the vulnerable Falcons secondary in a Thursday night Week 8 matchup.

Oct 25, 2020 2:01 PM EST

Another solid receiving day

Anderson caught four of his five targets for 77 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Anderson was out-targeted by D.J. Moore for the first time since Week 2 -- and by a wide margin -- as the Maryland product more than doubled Anderson's target share against the Bears. Despite the discrepancy in targets, Moore only ended up one notch higher in the catches department than did Anderson, with 16 more receiving yards. Anderson still has exceeded 75 receiving yards in every game but one during his debut season with the Panthers, heading into a Week 7 matchup against a Saints defense that surrendered 264 passing yards and four passing TDs in its last time out Oct. 12 against the Chargers.

Oct 18, 2020 4:58 PM EST

Reaches 100 yards once again

Anderson caught eight of his 13 targets for 112 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-16 win against the Falcons.

Analysis: Though D.J. Moore was the lone Panthers wideout to corral a Teddy Bridgewater TD pass on the day, Anderson out-targeted Moore for a third consecutive contest, providing the Temple product with a 47-37 edge in that department this season. With plentiful opportunities, Anderson has produced for his former college coach Matt Rhule, as he now sits just 11 receiving yards shy of the 500-yard threshold with 11 games remaining on the regular-season slate. Anderson has only one TD on the season, but otherwise, he remains one of the breakout fantasy stars of 2020 heading into a Week 6 matchup against Chicago's top-10 pass defense.

Oct 11, 2020 3:25 PM EST

Team's top target against Cards

Anderson hauled in eight of 11 targets for 99 receiving yards during Sunday's 31-21 win against the Cardinals.

Analysis: Anderson continues to produce like a Pro Bowl receiver for his former college coach Matt Rhule, as the Temple product has already accumulated 28 receptions for 377 yards and a touchdown through the first quarter of Carolina's regular-season slate. The argument can be made that he is the top WR option (if not co-WR1) for the new-look Panthers, as Anderson has out-targeted D.J. Moore 34-32 through four weeks. It's all systems go for Anderson heading into Week 5, as he faces a Falcons defense that is currently dealing with injuries to Keanu Neal (hamstring), Ricardo Allen (elbow) and Darqueze Dennard (hamstring).

Oct 4, 2020 3:54 PM EST

Catches five of six targets

Anderson caught five of six targets for 55 yards during Sunday's 21-16 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Anderson finished second on the team in targets, catches and yards but was unable to break off any of his typical long gains. Still, he came away with a respectable stat line in a difficult matchup and is still averaging 92.7 yards per game in three contests with his new team. Anderson will look to add to his impressive numbers next Sunday against the Cardinals.

Sep 27, 2020 7:15 PM EST

Second straight 100-yard effort

Anderson secured nine of 10 targets for 109 yards in the Panthers' 31-17 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.

Analysis: Anderson was able to clear the century mark in receiving yardage for the second time in as many games in a Panthers uniform, once again displaying excellent chemistry with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater while pacing all pass catchers in receptions. The speedster did fumble early in the third quarter after a seven-yard catch, but Carolina got the ball right back on a Donte Jackson interception a play later. Anderson now has an elite 83.3 percent catch rate on his first 18 targets of the campaign, giving him no shortage of fantasy value and momentum heading into a Week 3 road inter-conference matchup against the Chargers.

Sep 20, 2020 2:19 PM EST

Breaks off long touchdown

Anderson tallied six catches on eight targets for 115 yards and one touchdown in Week 1 against the Raiders.

Analysis: Anderson racked up just one target fewer than D.J. Moore, surprising volume for the deep threat. However, the majority of his production came on a 75-yard deep touchdown reception halfway through the fourth quarter. Anderson showed immediate chemistry with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, which should bode well for him remaining involved in the offense. He and the Panthers will draw a stiff test in Week 2 as they take on the Buccaneers.

Sep 13, 2020 2:26 PM EST

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