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Khiry Robinson | Running Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/28/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
College: West Texas A&M
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Khiry Robinson rushed four times for 11 yards and caught three passes for two yards in the Saints' second preseason game.
Robinson worked behind both Mark Ingram and passing-down back Pierre Thomas. The Saints are intent on using a three-back rotation, with Robinson sharing time with Ingram on early downs. Robinson's upside is limited as long as Ingram is healthy. He is overvalued at his current tenth-round ADP. Aug 15 - 11:12 PM

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ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett expects "similar overall production" from all three of New Orleans' running backs this season.

Khiry Robinson and Mark Ingram both shined in Friday's preseason opener, but this isn't really a competition. It's a true three-headed backfield monster, with Robinson and Ingram sharing time on early downs, and Pierre Thomas in the "nickel back" role. A fantasy football fan, Triplett advises against investing much into any Saints running back this season. They'll be tough to predict.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 10 - 11:43 AM

Khiry Robinson rushed for 23 yards and one touchdown on five carries in Friday night's preseason opener against the Rams.

Mark Ingram got the start, but Robinson entered on the second possession. The two rotated in and out for much of the first half. Robinson is a tough, downhill runner and punched his score in from one yard away in the second quarter. Robinson will likely struggle for week-to-week consistency in 2014 with Ingram still in the picture. Robinson is a talented back but may not take off until 2015.
Aug 8 - 11:20 PM

Khiry Robinson's blitz pickup skills have been "impressive" at Saints camp so far.

Improving in pass protection is crucial if Robinson wants to steal some snaps from Pierre Thomas. He's a far better receiver than ex-Saint Chris Ivory, even though he hasn't gotten to show it yet. If Robinson can take a nibble out of Thomas' passing-game work and a nibble out of Mark Ingram's power-game reps, he'll have a decent role. There's flier appeal here in deeper formats.
Jul 31 - 11:16 AM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett pegs second-year RB Khiry Robinson as a 2014 breakout candidate.

Signs have been pointing to an increased role for Robinson since he posted a 21-102-4.9-1 rushing line across two playoff games. The jump from West Texas A&M to the NFL was a tough one, as Robinson said early on he was "basically just running, hoping I went the right way." His role increased in the postseason and coach Sean Payton says Robinson is "a lot further along." With Payton wanting to run the ball more, Robinson should be a main beneficiary. His 2014 upside will be capped by Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram, but both could be in their final seasons with New Orleans.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 3 - 11:03 AM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune expects Saints coach Sean Payton's offense to be a "balanced, ball-control attack" in 2014.

Payton's offense averaged 23.6 carries per game the first 14 weeks of 2013, before averaging 30.5 in the final four. "Possessing the ball means something to the defense -- it means snaps taken away," Payton said. "When we finished the regular season and went to Philadelphia for the Wild Card round, we were able to point to 186 less defensive plays (than 2012) which is more than two games." With Drew Brees and Marques Colston aging, and Darren Sproles gone, the old high-flying Saints offense is a thing of the past. Look for Khiry Robinson and Mark Ingram's roles to increase significantly in 2014, particularly Robinson's.
Mar 9 - 6:05 PM

ESPN analyst Louis Riddick expects the Saints' backfield to be "the Khiry Robinson show" in 2014.

We tend to agree. The Saints are moving on from Darren Sproles and quite possibly Pierre Thomas, not only to create salary cap space but in a transition of coach Sean Payton's ground-game mindset. New Orleans is going to try to field more of a drive-sustaining run game going forward, as opposed to the change of pace it was with Sproles and Thomas. The arrow is screaming upward on Robinson's Dynasty outlook. Mark Ingram's role will also increase.
Mar 8 - 8:46 AM

Khiry Robinson rushed 13 times for 57 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans' Divisional Round loss to the Seahawks.

The undrafted rookie caught one pass for 13 yards. Apparently compared to Curtis Martin by Bill Parcells during the week, Robinson had little trouble finding lanes against Seattle's up-and-down run defense, but had an obvious fumble missed by the referees. An imposing 6-foot-0, 220 pounds, Robinson goes into the offseason on the back of a 54/224/1 year as a rusher. He has deceptive speed for his size. Robinson has obvious upside as a runner, but is going to have trouble tapping it in New Orleans' committee backfield. He's worth a hold in Dynasty leagues, but is unlikely to be a major asset in 2014.
Jan 11 - 8:06 PM

Khiry Robinson rushed eight times for 45 yards in Saturday's Wild Card win at Philadelphia.

Robinson got some series to himself behind Mark Ingram with Pierre Thomas (chest) inactive. Once again, the undrafted rookie out of West Texas A&M opened eyes with his power/speed combo. The extent of Thomas' injury is unclear, so Robinson's role for the Divisional Round game at Seattle next week is murky. He had more than one carry in a game just seven times during the regular season.
Jan 5 - 12:36 AM

Khiry Robinson rushed 12 times for 50 yards in Week 17 against the Bucs.

Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram, and Darren Sproles combined to carry the ball 13 times. 25 of Robinson's yards came on one carry. The Bucs bottled up the run for much of the day. Robinson was a nice surprise as an undrafted rookie out of West Texas A&M. The Saints' No. 4 back rushed for 274 yards and one touchdown on 66 carries. He shouldn't see much action during the playoffs.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:34:00 PM

Khiry Robinson is a healthy scratch for Sunday's Week 9 game against the Jets.

With Mark Ingram (toe) back in action, the Saints sit Robinson down. It feels like the Chris Ivory story all over again. Robinson was extremely impressive in his five appearances, running with both power and speed en route to a 33/146/1 (4.42 YPC) line. Ingram, who is averaging 3.75 YPC in his career, will return to take a few base carries away from Pierre Thomas.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 11:58:00 AM

Khiry Robinson rushed seven times for 53 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Patriots.

The Saints used Robinson as their short-yardage back and clock-killer, and he impressed once again. The undrafted rookie led the Saints in rushing yards, giving them the power element that Mark Ingram (inactive, toe) has never been able to. However, we can't be sure the Saints won't give this role back to Ingram once he's healthy. They've shown undying faith in the 2011 first-rounder. Robinson will be a better Dynasty prospect if Ingram is traded.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 08:34:00 PM

Khiry Robinson rushed four times for 38 yards in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Cardinals.

Robinson, an undrafted rookie out of West Texas A&M, got his chances with the Saints up 31-7 deep in the fourth quarter. He took advantage of it in a big way, drawing "oohs" from the crowd as he burst through holes. This is not a fluke -- Robinson rushed 49 times for 229 yards and caught 11 passes for 103 yards in the preseason. He's a name to watch if Mark Ingram gets traded.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 05:55:00 PM