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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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Recent News 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

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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

Denard Robinson said he's happy to have a defined role as a running back heading into the offseason.

Robinson was a quarterback at Michigan, an "offensive weapon" when he first got to Jacksonville and then a receiver before settling in as a running back. It's understandable that his head was spinning as he rushed 20 times for just 66 yards all year, failing to climb the depth chart. With a big leap, Robinson should be able to carve out a role in the 2014 backfield as Maurice Jones-Drew projects to walk in free agency. "Before it was up in the air what position I would be playing. Now it's more comfortable," Robinson said. "I know what I'm doing now and I can just take on the role and try to do what it takes to get better."
Jan 9 - 11:05 AM

Denard Robinson did not touch the football in the Jaguars' regular season finale.

Selected in the fifth round out of Michigan and converted to tailback from college quarterback, Robinson's first NFL season was a slight disappointment in that he failed to hold off Jordan Todman for the primary backup role behind Maurice Jones-Drew. Robinson's first year ends with 66 yards on 20 carries, but zero receptions. Robinson maintains some deep-league Dynasty value with lateral agility and explosiveness. 2014 will be a critical season for his development. Robinson has upside to be the Jaguars' feature back of the future, but also plenty of downside if he doesn't pan out at the new position.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 05:22:00 PM

Denard Robinson rushed for 28 yards on two carries in Week 15 versus Buffalo.

Robinson took a carry from the Bills' 25-yard line and was on his way to the end zone before a defender forced a fumble at the one-yard line. The ball went through the back of the end zone for a touchback. Robinson didn't get another carry. He's only worth a roster spot in dynasty formats.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 07:37:00 PM

Denard Robinson lost a yard on two carries in Jacksonville's Week 14 win over the Texans.

Robinson was forced into action in the fourth quarter after Maurice Jones-Drew suffered a hamstring injury and Jordan Todman departed with a cramp. Shoelace headed back to the bench once Todman was ready to return. Bypassed for gadget duties by Ace Sanders, Robinson has no real role in the Jaguars' offense.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 12:49:00 AM

Denard Robinson didn't play a single offensive snap in Week 11.

Robinson fumbled in Week 10 and has been a non-factor since. Although "Shoelace" maintains some Dynasty league value, he's off the re-draft radar.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 01:19:00 PM

Denard Robinson was held without a touch in Jacksonville's Week 11 loss to the Cardinals.

Shoelace is still being punished for his Week 10 fumble. Jordan Todman operated as Maurice Jones-Drew's backup, totaling four yards on three touches. Neither player is on the re-draft league radar.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 07:00:00 PM

Denard Robinson rushed four times for three yards in the Jaguars' Week 10 win over the Titans.

Robinson fumbled and lost playing time to third-string RB Jordan Todman, who proceeded to vulture a touchdown from Maurice Jones-Drew from five yards out in the third quarter. Robinson remains Jacksonville's No. 2 running back, though he's clearly on a short leash. He has value only in Dynasty leagues.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 05:07:00 PM

Jaguars OC Jedd Fisch said the plan is to get Maurice Jones-Drew about 20 carries and Denard Robinson around 14 carries per game.

That's laughable. The Jaguars haven't been competitive in a game all season outside of the first half in Denver in Week 6. At least Fisch knows it's likely not realistic for the Jaguars to be able to run the ball 34 times in one game. "I think we can give [Robinson] more ops but with that, we would have to be able to run the ball for four quarters," Fisch acknowledged. The Jaguars named Robinson their No. 2 running back this week, moving him ahead of Justin Forsett.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 10:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Chad Henne
2Blake Bortles
3Ricky Stanzi
4Stephen Morris
RB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
3Denard Robinson
4Storm Johnson
5Terrance Cobb
GLB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
3RB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
FB1Will Ta'ufo'ou
2Bradie Ewing
WR11Cecil Shorts
2Allen Robinson
3Tandon Doss
4Chad Bumphis
5Allen Hurns
WR21Marqise Lee
2Mike Brown
3Ace Sanders
4Lamaar Thomas
5Kerry Taylor
WR31Allen Robinson
TE1Marcedes Lewis
2Clay Harbor
3Brandon Barden
4Marcel Jensen
5Reggie Jordan
K1Josh Scobee