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Denard Robinson | Running Back

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 197
College: Michigan
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Denard Robinson caught two passes for 14 yards and caught no passes in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Washington.
Robinson did not handle any carries, instead watching Toby Gerhart struggle to eight yards on seven carries. The Jags won't give up on Gerhart as their feature back, especially with a bounce-back spot at home against the Colts in Week 3. Robinson is not worth a hold in standard-sized formats. Sep 14 - 5:33 PM

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Denard Robinson rushed three times for eight yards and caught one pass for three yards in Sunday's Week 1 loss at Philadelphia.

When Toby Gerhart left with an ankle tweak, Robinson came on as the early-down back while Jordan Todman came in on third downs. It's a note to file away in case Gerhart goes down with a more severe injury later on. The former Michigan quarterback was strong in the preseason, rushing 21 times for 94 yards with a touchdown.
Sep 7 - 6:00 PM

Jaguars OC Jedd Fisch expects Denard Robinson to become part of the team's weekly offensive gameplan.

"I hope so," Fisch said. "My plan is for that to be the case. We're certainly expecting him to." Robinson is listed as the No. 2 running back on the depth chart, ahead of Jordan Todman. He's going to be the primary change-of-pace back to open the season. Robinson doesn't figure to have a major role early on, but could eventually push for 7-10 touches per game behind Toby Gerhart.
Sep 3 - 2:28 PM

The Jaguars' "unofficial" Week 1 depth chart has Denard Robinson listed as the No. 2 running back ahead of Jordan Todman.

The move comes after Robinson's strong preseason. Shoelace rushed 21 times for 94 yards (4.47 YPC) and a score, adding two catches for 24 yards. Todman was far-less effective, rushing 29 times for only 63 yards (2.17 YPA) and a TD. He was 12/107/0 as a receiver. It appears Shoelace will operate as the Jags' primary change-of-pace back behind Toby Gerhart, but he'd be in a committee with Todman, and perhaps Storm Johnson, were Gerhart to go down. Robinson is not a re-draft consideration outside of exceptionally-deep PPR leagues.
Sep 2 - 2:06 PM

Denard Robinson had one carry for 12 yards in Friday night's preseason game.

Robinson worked with the second- and third-team offenses and remains behind Jordan Todman to back up Toby Gerhart. Robinson is competing with Storm Johnson for the No. 3 running back job. He has 14 carries for 29 yards through three preseason games.
Aug 22 - 11:59 PM's John Oehser said RB Denard Robinson "appears to be playing his way into a larger role."

Shoelace has compiled 70 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries working primarily with the third-team offense this preseason. He has looked much better than second-team back Jordan Todman, and should be given a chance to prove what he can do against stiffer competition. Robinson has a legit shot to open the season as Jacksonville's COP back behind entrenched starter Toby Gerhart.
Aug 16 - 9:48 AM

Denard Robinson rushed six times for 34 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Bears.

Through two preseason games, Robinson has 13 carries for 70 yards (5.38 YPC) and a TD. Like he did in the preseason opener, Shoelace operated as the third-team back, but this time was ahead of rookie Storm Johnson. The converted quarterback looked very slippery around the edge, reeling off runs of 12 and nine yards. He looked considerably better than Jordan Todman, who had No. 2 duties all to himself. At very least, Robinson has put himself in the conversation to serve as Jax's COP back. He's a more-talented player than Todman.
Aug 14 - 11:11 PM

Denard Robinson rushed for 36 yards and one touchdown on seven carries in Friday night's preseason opener against the Bucs.

Robinson didn't get a carry until the second half and played behind Jordan Todman and rookie Storm Johnson while starter Toby Gerhart sat out with a hip injury. Robinson was most impressive, though, and showed off his jets with a 23-yard touchdown run around the left edge. If Robinson continues his ascent, he could push Todman to open the year as Gerhart's change-of-pace back.
Aug 8 - 10:46 PM believes second-year RB Denard Robinson looked "far more confident" this offseason after recovering from the nerve damage in his hand.

The nerve issue marred both Robinson's senior year at Michigan and his rookie campaign in Jacksonville, but he's supposedly back to 100 percent. That will have to be true for Shoelace to get involved as a receiver after he caught exactly zero passes in 2013. Robinson has play-making upside, but it's unlikely to translate to fantasy value in any format this season.
Jul 9 - 8:45 AM

ESPN Jaguars reporter Mike DiRocco expects RB Denard Robinson to be a "significant part of the offense" if he continues his improvement as a pass catcher.

Nerve damage in his hand caused Robinson to be completely uninvolved in the passing game last season. Now recovered, Robinson was more active as a receiver during spring practices, only dropping one pass over 12 sessions. Robinson battling Jordan Todman for a change-of-pace role behind entrenched starter Toby Gerhart, but he is still a long-shot to have any fantasy value this season.
Jun 21 - 11:29 AM

Jaguars RB Denard Robinson played through nerve damage in his hand last season.

"Denard couldn't catch a cold last season, but he's had the best offseason of anyone," former NFL defensive end and current Jags radio analyst Jeff Lagemen said. Robinson was slow to transition from college quarterback to pro running back, but he's progressing toward a change-of-pace and gadget guy role behind Toby Gerhart this season. Jordan Todman will also be in the mix for backup carries.
Source: USA Today
Jun 19 - 8:16 AM

The Jaguars plan let Denard Robinson and Jordan Todman compete for their No. 2 tailback job in training camp.

Robinson has converted to running back full-time, bulking up to 212 pounds after he measured 6-foot, 199 at the 2013 Combine. "Toby (Gerhart) comes in and he will be No. 1 on the depth chart," said Bradley "but he also knows there’s competition." Ideally, Robinson would develop into a homerun-hitting change of pace. Gerhart will be Jacksonville's workhorse runner and three-down back.
Apr 25 - 1:56 PM

Denard Robinson is up to 212 pounds this offseason.

Shoelace checked in at 199 pounds at last year's Combine. "He has taken a different approach," coach Gus Bradley said of Robinson's offseason. "He’s coming in to get ready and he understands he’s a running back." Robinson won't get a shot at the starting job, but is getting another opportunity to establish himself as a play-making, change-of-pace back. He's a name to file away in deeper PPR leagues.
Mar 25 - 5:10 PM

Coach Gus Bradley said he's "intrigued to see" if Denard Robinson can have an impact at the running back position in 2014.

"I think he went through last year and said, ‘OK, I don’t want to go through that feeling again,'" Bradley said. "I don’t think [Robinson] is a gimmick guy. He can maybe run outside zone and get to the point where he runs north. But how can you tell off 10 runs?" Shoelace toted it just 20 times for 66 yards as a rookie. The Jaguars are going to give him ample opportunity to earn a bigger role.
Mar 2 - 11:00 AM

Jaguars GM David Caldwell says the team is "really optimistic" about second-year RB Denard Robinson.

Caldwell later said Robinson needs to bulk up about 15 pounds to become a better finisher. With Maurice Jones-Drew and Jordan Todman's contracts both up, Caldwell could be opening the door on Robinson being the lead back in Jacksonville next season. Robinson gained 66 yards on only 20 carries in 2013.
Feb 6 - 6:48 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Chad Henne
2Blake Bortles
RB1Toby Gerhart
2Denard Robinson
3Jordan Todman
4Storm Johnson
GLB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
3RB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
FB1Will Ta'ufo'ou
WR11Cecil Shorts
2Allen Hurns
3Mike Brown
WR21Marqise Lee
2Allen Robinson
3Ace Sanders
WR31Allen Hurns
TE1Marcedes Lewis
2Clay Harbor
3Mickey Shuler
K1Josh Scobee