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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 eight times for 87 yards in Sunday night's Week 4 loss to the Cowboys.
He added two catches for 18 yards. Robinson had just seven carries for 25 yards prior to breaking off a 62-yard run in the fourth quarter. He doesn't play on passing downs, but managed to put together a solid game with the Saints playing from behind the entire second half. Robinson is only in line for one more start with Mark Ingram set to return after the Saints' Week 6 bye. He's a sell-high candidate. Sep 29 - 12:12 AM

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ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett still expects Khiry Robinson to be the Saints goal-line back Sunday.

Pierre Thomas scored on a 1-yard run last week but that was because the Saints went hurry-up with their nickel offense still on the field. In a standard situation in which the Saints huddle up, Robinson would be the one coming in to hammer home a goal-line chance. Although last week's production (69 total yards) was disappointing, the matchup against Dallas is even better this week. Owners shouldn't be shying away at all.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 26 - 11:12 PM

Khiry Robinson rushed 18 times for 69 yards in the Saints' Week 3 win over the Vikings.

He wasn't targeted in the passing game. As expected, Robinson slid directly into Mark Ingram's role, starting the game and managing eight more carries than Pierre Thomas and Travaris Cadet combined. It was Thomas who got the Saints' lone goal-line carry, but it was a red herring. The Saints quick snapped the Vikings after a Thomas reception set New Orleans up at the Minnesota one-yard line. We still fully expect Robinson to carry the mail going forward when the Saints get inside the opposition's five. He's a high-upside RB3.
Sep 21 - 5:06 PM

Coach Sean Payton said Khiry Robinson will be "ready for the workload" with Mark Ingram (hand) sidelined.

The Saints also showed confidence in Robinson late last season, giving him 21 carries in their two playoff games. Now he's staring a monster opportunity in the face as he'll pair with passing back Pierre Thomas for the next month. A powerful, elusive runner that's underrated in the pass game, Robinson is definitely on the flex radar for this week's home game against the shell-shocked Vikings. Ingram scored three goal-line touchdowns in the first two weeks, a role Robinson is expected to take over.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 18 - 9:39 AM

Khiry Robinson's role is set to expand with Mark Ingram (hand) out at least a month.

Robinson is a former UDFA out of West Texas A&M that has a lot of Chris Ivory in his game. PFF credited him with 15 missed tackles forced on 75 rushes last season (including playoffs) and he graded out higher than the likes of Reggie Bush and Matt Forte in Elusive Ratings. Unlike Ivory, Robinson is also a plus in the pass game. Now looking at the goal-line work and a share of the base snaps with Pierre Thomas, Khiry is worth adding in all formats.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 16 - 9:26 AM

Khiry Robinson rushed for 31 yards on eight carries in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Browns.

Robinson continues to play behind Mark Ingram, who is running the ball with the best of them right now. Robinson gives Ingram breathers and is really nothing more than a RB3/4 who is ultra touchdown-dependent. He'll need Ingram to go down with an injury to have any real meaningful work.
Sep 14 - 5:36 PM

Khiry Robinson rushed six times for 28 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 1 matchup with the Falcons.

Robinson busted a 21-yard score early in the second quarter, and then finished the drive with a two-yard touchdown plunge. Four of Robinson's six carries came in the second quarter, while Mark Ingram dominated the early-down work the rest of the game. Robinson will have a role in New Orleans' offense, but it appears he will need Ingram to falter before he gets any meaningful work.
Sep 7 - 4:50 PM

Khiry Robinson managed 21 yards on eight carries and caught a four-yard pass in the Saints' third preseason game Saturday night.

He mixed in with the first-team offense, playing behind Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas. Robinson generally got his carries between the 20s while Ingram handled red-zone work and Thomas worked in the passing game. We'd expect the Saints' backfield to be distributed similarly this regular season. Robinson offers the least fantasy appeal and upside in the three-man committee.
Aug 23 - 11:03 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Brees
2Luke McCown
RB1Mark Ingram
2Pierre Thomas
3Khiry Robinson
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
FB1Austin Johnson
2Erik Lorig
WR11Marques Colston
2Brandin Cooks
3Joe Morgan
WR21Kenny Stills
2Robert Meachem
3Nick Toon
WR31Brandin Cooks
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
K1Shayne Graham