Allen Robinson’s season starts now
The LA Rams have had a number of significant contributors to their offense so far this season. Some were expected, like the 28 of 35 passes caught by WR Cooper Kupp for 280 yards and three touchdowns, plus his 20-yard touchdown run.
The Rams are getting better than expected usage out of TE Tyler Higbee, who is far outpacing his historic involvement in the offense with 16 of 24 passes caught for 171 yards. The Rams are also getting FB/WR Ben Skowronek more involved with 10 of 13 passes caught for 107 yards.
Of the Top-4 receivers so far this year, only Allen Robinson averages better than 10.8 yards per reception. That may be significant, as the Rams have, to date, shortened the football field to help the Rams offensive line hold their blocks long enough to avoid seven quarterback sacks a game. As the Rams’ offensive line stabilizes and the Rams can attempt deeper passes, they will turn more and more frequently to Robinson.
Robinson ready to receive
From all indications so far, Robinson will be ready to handle a much greater workload in this LA Rams offense.
WR Allen Robinson adds to this LA Rams offense by more than just one more warm body flooding the defensive secondary. He has all the makings of a 1000-yard receiver. So where is the disconnect? Well for starters, he is averaging just four targets per game. That’s not going to get the job done.
What happens if the Rams increase the number of times thrown to him? Good things.
You may have already disposed of Allen Robinson from your Fantasy Football team. Or if you don’t participate, perhaps you’ve just lowered your expectations of him in your weekly tracking of Rams offensive players.
But if you are on the fence, or still have him on your Fantasy Football team’s roster, hang in there a little longer. I believe his best is yet to come. And best of all, it could happen as soon as Week 4.