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Denard Robinson | Running Back

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 197
College: Michigan
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Updating a previous item, Denard Robinson (injured reserve) suffered a torn ligament in his foot.
This is merely for bookkeeping purposes with Robinson already on season-ending I.R. His recovery timetable is set at 6-8 weeks, but foot injuries can be awfully tricky for runners. Shoelace should be available for a full offseason as long as he avoids setbacks. He's one of few playmakers in Jacksonville. Dec 17 - 8:44 AM

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Jaguars placed RB Denard Robinson on injured reserve.

Robinson was already ruled out for the season, so it's a procedural move. Jacksonville will ride with Toby Gerhart as their main back going forward. Robinson, a decorated college quarterback at Michigan, showed serious progress as a running back this season. He finished with 135 carries for 582 yards (4.31 YPC) and four touchdowns in 13 games, pushing Gerhart to a bench role.
Dec 16 - 11:15 AM

Denard Robinson is done for the remainder of the season with a foot injury.

Shoelace has a mid-foot sprain. With three weeks left in another lost season, the Jaguars are shutting him down. Toby Gerhart, Jordan Todman, and Storm Johnson will carry the ball for the Jaguars the rest of the year, with Gerhart our best guess for touches. Robinson got off to a hot start after taking control of the backfield in Week 7, posting three straight 100-yard games, but appeared to hit a wall the past month. It's fair to wonder if he's really suited to be a true feature back. But he'll certainly have a role in 2015.
Dec 10 - 3:26 PM

Denard Robinson has been diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain.

His status for Week 15 against the Ravens is uncertain. Shoelace has hit a wall in recent weeks, failing to top 60 yards rushing in four straight games. He's also been blowing assignments in pass protection. If Robinson can't play against Baltimore, it'll be Toby Gerhart and Jordan Todman behind Blake Bortles.
Dec 10 - 12:03 PM

Denard Robinson managed 30 yards on 10 carries in the Jaguars' Week 14 loss to the Texans.

A college quarterback, Robinson has hit a wall down the stretch of his first-ever season as a featured running back. He also continues to be underutilized in the passing game and isn't helping his own case by struggling in pass protection. "Shoelace" allowed another sack of Blake Bortles in Sunday's loss. He'll be a shaky flex play in Week 15 against the Ravens.
Dec 7 - 4:35 PM

Denard Robinson had 11 carries for 44 yards and caught three passes for 10 yards in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Giants.

Robinson was effective on limited touches, but fell victim to gameflow with the Giants winning time-of-possession and the Jaguars scoring two defensive touchdowns. He was featured in read-Option and Wildcat packages, and had a 17-yard run in the third quarter. Robinson will be a mid-range RB2 for Week 14.
Nov 30 - 4:51 PM

Denard Robinson rushed 14 times for 25 yards in the Jaguars' Week 12 loss to the Colts.

He added four catches for 47 yards to save his fantasy day. But after Jonas Gray ripped the Colts for 201 yards and four touchdowns in Week 11, it was quite the disappointment from Shoelace. He received one carry from the one-yard line but took a two-yard loss on the play. The Jaguars return home next weekend to face the Giants' league-worst run defense. Robinson will be a solid RB2.
Nov 23 - 4:28 PM

Denard Robinson rushed 15 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns against the Cowboys Week 10.

Robinson broke loose down the sideline for a 32-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and scored on a 1-yard run deep into garbage time after Toby Gerhart was stuffed on first down. Robinson again dominated the running back work, out-carrying Gerhart 15-to-4. He has sparked the Jaguars' rushing attack, and should hold onto the job the rest of the year.
Nov 9 - 4:52 PM

Denard Robinson rushed for 94 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries in the Jaguars' Week 9 loss to the Bengals.

He added two catches for 10 yards. Robinson got rolled up on the second play of the game, giving owners a scare, but returned on the next series to break off a 39-yard run. He had to fight for yards, but continues to be a pleasant surprise for not only the Jaguars, but also for fantasy owners as a dynamic playmaker. Shoelace found pay dirt from five yards out in the fourth quarter to bring the Jaguars within three points of the Bengals. He and Toby Gerhart are clicking as the one-two punch. Robinson will again be a high-upside RB2 in London next week against the Cowboys.
Nov 2 - 4:37 PM

Denard Robinson rushed 18 times for 108 yards in Jacksonville's Week 8 loss to the Dolphins, adding one catch for an additional 10 yards.

Shoelace touched the ball on the Jaguars' first two plays of the game, racking up 45 yards. Neither he nor the Jags were as prolific thereafter, but six of Robinson's 18 totes went for five yards or longer. Robinson has now eclipsed 100 yards on the ground in back-to-back weeks after no Jags rusher managed more than 42 in the season's first six games. He'll remain the Jags' No. 1 back going forward, and be a solid RB2 against the Bengals' leaky run defense in Week 9.
Oct 26 - 5:36 PM

A source tells ESPN Jags reporter Mike DiRocco that the coaches "still aren't sure if [Denard] Robinson is capable of handling a heavy workload each week."

Robinson ripped apart the Browns' atrocious run defense last week for 22-127-1 and has earned another start. Don't expect 20-carry games to become the norm. The 197-pound "Shoelace" typically won't have gameflow on his side and also Toby Gerhart (foot) is coming back this week to pair with third-down back Jordan Todman. Furthermore, the Jags bottom-five offensive line is going to have its hands more than full with a very strong Dolphins front this week.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 25 - 12:14 AM

Speaking Thursday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley confirmed Denard Robinson will remain the starting running back for Week 8 even with Toby Gerhart (foot) returning.

Bradley said Gerhart will get "some reps," but Gerhart was being phased out of his starting job even before he started missing games. He'll fight for scraps with Jordan Todman and Storm Johnson behind Shoelace. Robinson is the only Jaguars' runner worth starting for Week 8, though he has a difficult matchup in the Dolphins' solid run defense.
Oct 23 - 3:39 PM

ESPN's Michael DiRocco believes the Jaguars could have "found their running back of the future" in Denard Robinson.

"It may be the Denard Robinson show going forward," DiRocco said. "The Jaguars are going to limit his workload in the 15-20 carry range…but I think the main job is going to be Robinson's." Toby Gerhart resumed practicing Wednesday, and could return this week in a complementary role. Robinson has long-term upside, but will be just an RB3/FLEX in Week 8 against Miami.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 22 - 6:09 PM

Denard Robinson played 46-of-74 snaps in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Storm Johnson was on the field for 10 snaps in a change-of-pace role. Jordan Todman remained Jacksonville's third-down back, getting 19 snaps. Robinson is expected to keep the starting job going forward, with Toby Gerhart likely to be a complementary option with Johnson when he returns. Robinson is one of the top waiver-adds for Week 8. He's a recommended pickup in Yahoo leagues, where he has WR eligibility.
Oct 21 - 11:19 AM

Denard "Shoelace" Robinson gave the Jaguars a running game in Sunday's Week 7 victory, rushing for 127 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Jacksonville's win over Cleveland.

Looking like a legitimate running back, the converted Michigan quarterback mixed chain-moving gains with explosive runs on the perimeter. He handled the 22 touches compared to Storm Johnson's six, and Jordan Todman's one. "Shoelace" should remain Jacksonville's lead back until further notice, even when Toby Gerhart (foot) returns. The Jaguars will face the Dolphins' stout run defense next. Robinson is worth owning in all leagues, but is likely to struggle on the ground against Miami.
Oct 19 - 4:24 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
3Stephen Morris
RB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
3Storm Johnson
GLB1Toby Gerhart
2Storm Johnson
3RB1Jordan Todman
2Toby Gerhart
FB1Will Ta'ufo'ou
WR11Cecil Shorts
2Marqise Lee
3Tommy Streeter
WR21Allen Hurns
2Ace Sanders
WR31Ace Sanders
TE1Marcedes Lewis
2Nic Jacobs
3Clay Harbor
K1Josh Scobee