III – Nobody expects him to have a big game
Right now, the LA Rams offense is stuck in a holding pattern. The team runs a majority of the offense through WR Cooper Kupp because he has proven to be virtually unstoppable by NFL defenses right now. The rest of the offense is distributed to TE Tyler Higbee first, then either a running play or some creative use of FB/WR Ben Skowronek, and then to Allen Robinson.
The trouble right now is the simple fact that the Rams’ offense is not hot enough to generate lots of offensive snaps. Without a lot of football to go around, the work has stuck with Kupp and Higbee so far this season.
That’s why all of those gorgeous passes to Allen Robinson II that we heard so much about during training camp have not surfaced on game day:
Training camp held such promise for Matthew Stafford throwing to Allen Robinson.
Look for the Rams to pivot to Robinson suddenly
As long as that trend continues to play out, defensive secondaries will continue to key on LA Rams WR Cooper Kupp. It makes perfect sense because Kupp is getting 22 percent of the offensive work. At some point, the Rams have got to recognize that and start directing the action to their other wide receiver. At least, that makes the most sense, doesn’t it?
Robinson can make them pay. So far, fans and Fantasy Football team owners, there has been some frustration because Robinson has left at least one scoring opportunity on the football field.
But with 12 targets so far in three games, it’s really tough to remain at the top of his game. At some point, the Rams offense will pivot to run plays to and through the hands of Allen Robinson, and when that moment comes, not only might fans be surprised, but you can bet that defensive secondaries will be scrambling in an effort to adjust their coverage focus.