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Denard Robinson | Running Back | #16

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (135) / JAC
Contract: view contract details

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Denard Robinson said his playing weight will be between 205-210 pounds this season.
Robinson beefed up last year, playing at 215-218 pounds after beginning his Jacksonville career at 197. This year he's splitting the difference. Shoelace can weigh whatever he wants, but it's unlikely to improve his position on the Jaguars' running back depth chart. He'll open camp as the Jags' No. 3 back while competing with Corey Grant for kick return duties. Jun 12 - 8:55 AM

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Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said finding a No. 2 running back will be of importance this offseason.

"I think every team, you need more than one back, and we’ll do our due diligence to find him one," Caldwell said. T.J. Yeldon has the starting job in firm grasp, but Denard Robinson didn't get the job done as the No. 2. He averaged 4.0 YPC on the season, but just 2.8 YPC over the final three games he started in place of an injured Yeldon. Jonas Gray isn't a serious answer, either.
Jan 7 - 9:57 AM

Denard Robinson rushed five times for nine yards in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Texans.

He was held without a catch on one target in the passing game. Robinson's sophomore campaign was a major bust. Given a three-game audition as starter in T.J. Yeldon's Week 15-17 absence, Shoelace could produce only 70 yards on 25 rushes (2.8 YPC) despite multiple juicy matchups. He ended up getting de-emphasized in favor of Jonas Gray. Robinson flashed some usefulness as a pass catcher, but nothing that will force a bigger role for 2016. Robinson is an end-of-bench stash in Dynasty leagues.
Jan 3 - 5:38 PM

Denard Robinson rushed six times for 20 yards in the Jaguars' Week 16 loss to the Saints, catching 5-of-7 targets for an additional 51 yards.

Although Robinson was hurt by game flow — the Jags were down 21-0 20 minutes in — he had a brutal day, dropping two passes and fumbling on a read option exchange. He left yards on the field against a defense that entered the day allowing the most fantasy points to running backs. The fact that the Jags have yet to place T.J. Yeldon on injured reserve suggests he could return for Week 17, which would send Shoelace back to fantasy irrelevance.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:02:00 PM

Denard Robinson (foot) is practicing in full for Week 16.

Shoelace's early-week walking boot ended up not being a concern after he played all 62 snaps in Week 15. Robinson had a dud of a day against the Falcons, but is worth firing up as a low-end RB1 against the Saints' league-worst defense.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 04:10:00 PM

Denard Robinson (foot) said he expects to play Week 16 against the Saints.

Robinson sprained his foot in the Week 15 loss to the Falcons, but played all 62 offensive snaps and wasn't in a walking boot earlier this week. It sounds like he's avoided something serious, as he's practicing in full on Wednesday. With T.J. Yeldon (sprained MCL) still in a knee brace Wednesday, Robinson should handle every-snap duties again in a dream matchup and a high usage rate against an awful defense.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 01:11:00 PM

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley suggested Denard Robinson's foot injury is not serious.

Robinson sprained his left foot against the Falcons, but he ended up playing all 62 offensive snaps and was walking around without a protective boot Monday. It tentatively looks like Robinson will play this week, and he should remain the lead option if T.J. Yeldon (knee) sits despite a lackluster performance which included two fumbles against Atlanta. Robinson will remain a high-end RB2 in a great matchup against the Saints if Yeldon is out.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 09:33:00 AM

Denard Robinson suffered a sprained left foot in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

It's surprising, as Robinson played all 62 snaps. Now his Week 16 status is uncertain for a golden matchup with the Saints. With T.J. Yeldon's (knee) health still up in the air, the Jags could be forced to start Jonas Gray or Joe Banyard in New Orleans. Shoelace's status should be updated sometime in the next 24 hours.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 01:14:00 PM

Denard Robinson played all 62 of the Jaguars' offensive snaps Week 15 against the Falcons.

Robinson struggled in what should have been a good matchup, but it is promising he played an every-down role with T.J. Yeldon (sprained knee) sidelined. If Yeldon sits again next week, Robinson will remain a strong play in a great matchup against the Saints.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 10:04:00 AM

Denard Robinson rushed 14 times for 28 yards and caught 8-of-10 targets for 46 yards Week 15 against the Falcons.

Robinson struggled to find running room in what should have been a great matchup, and his struggles were a big reason the Jaguars failed to convert a third down against Atlanta. He was consistently involved in the passing game, however, and he could have had a much bigger touchdown day. Robinson was tackled on the one on a catch late in the first half, was tackled inside the five on another catch, and had a one-yard touchdown vultured by Blake Bortles on a play action boot. Despite the lackluster day and two fumbles the Jags recovered, Robinson played close to all if not every snap with T.J. Yeldon sidelined, and the Jags have another great matchup with the Saints on tap. If Yeldon sits out again, Robinson will be a high-end RB2 in that matchup.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 05:12:00 PM

Denard Robinson rushed 14 times for 75 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 14 blowout of the Colts, adding a 12-yard reception.

Shoelace ran wild after T.J. Yeldon departed with a knee injury midway through the third quarter, finding the hole and adding yards after contact with ripcord cuts. He could have had a second score, but got stuffed at the goal line. Robinson operated in an every-down capacity after Yeldon went down, and would be a plug-and-play RB2 against the Falcons in Week 15 were Yeldon to sit.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:03:00 PM

Denard Robinson rushed seven times for 27 yards in the Jaguars' Week 11 win over the Titans.

The seven carries matched Robinson's most of the season. Bafflingly, he was the Jaguars' preferred option inside the red zone. Robinson got five carries from inside the Titans' 12-yard line, including two from the two, but failed to turn any of them into scores. It was classic over-coaching from Gus Bradley, who simply should have gone with T.J. Yeldon. Despite tonight's usage, Shoelace remains off the fantasy radar.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 12:22:00 AM

Coach Gus Bradley said the Jaguars must "find a way" to get Denard Robinson the ball.

Robinson saw a season-high 10 touches with T.J. Yeldon sidelined in Week 6 but didn't play a snap Sunday against Buffalo. Shoelace can help the Jaguars in the passing game, but isn't big enough to be anything more than a situational back. Despite Bradley's comments, it's unlikely Robinson will emerge as anything more than a role player.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 01:22:00 PM

Denard Robinson rushed seven times for 19 yards and caught 3-of-3 targets for 19 yards Week 6 against the Texans.

Robinson played second fiddle to Toby Gerhart against Houston, touching the ball two fewer times and appearing to play fewer snaps. Robinson was in his first game back from a sprained MCL, and there is a chance he was limited by the injury. Even if T.J. Yeldon (groin) is forced to miss another game, Robinson will not be worth using next week against the Bills.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 04:41:00 PM

The Florida Times Union's Hays Carlyon suspects Denard "Shoelace" Robinson will out-touch Toby Gerhart Sunday against the Texans, despite the Jaguars giving Gerhart the nominal start.

Carlyon went as far as to predict Shoelace will handle 15 touches, and Gerhart will get only six. Robinson is certainly a more effective runner than Gerhart, with far more big-play ability. It's unclear how much Robinson's health is a concern after he missed the last three games with a sprained MCL.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 11:58:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
3Brandon Allen
4Max Wittek
RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Chris Ivory
3Denard Robinson
4Jonas Gray
5Corey Grant
GLB1Chris Ivory
2T.J. Yeldon
3RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Denard Robinson
WR11Allen Robinson
2Marqise Lee
3Shane Wynn
4Tony Washington
5Shaq Evans
WR21Allen Hurns
2Rashad Greene
3Bryan Walters
4Neal Sterling
5Rasheed Bailey
WR31Rashad Greene
TE1Julius Thomas
2Marcedes Lewis
3Nic Jacobs
4Ben Koyack
5Braedon Bowman
LT1Kelvin Beachum
2Luke Joeckel
3Rashod Hill
LG1Mackenzy Bernadeau
2Kadeem Edwards
3Tyler Shatley
C1Brandon Linder
2Luke Bowanko
RG1A.J. Cann
2Patrick Omameh
3Chris Reed
RT1Jermey Parnell
2Jeff Linkenbach
3Josh Wells
4Pearce Slater
K1Jason Myers