Though his Week 12 opponent, the Colts, had struggled against the run, having allowed the third-most yards per carry coming into the game,
Meanwhile, his predecessor, Toby Gerhart, was inexplicably productive in limited chances, leading the team with 31 yards on four carries.
Granted, Gerhart's four carries were more or less his usual allotment since Robinson assumed the lead role, so there's no reason to think the Jaguars are having second thoughts about the distribution of carries. Still, given that Robinson had averaged 97.3 rushing yards in his previous four games, including 108 against a tough Dolphins run defense in Week 8, this performance wasn't what his Fantasy owners were expecting to see.
Chalk it up as just a bad day for Robinson and give him another chance Week 13 against a Giants defense that entered Week 12 ranked dead last against the run.
After rushing for 154 yards and three touchdowns over his previous two games, Jaguars running back
Robinson did catch four of five targets for 47 yards.
He'll face the Giants in Week 13.
Robinson rushed for just 60 yards on 15 attempts, but he scored on a 32-yard jaunt around right end midway through the first quarter and added a meaningless 1-yard touchdown with just under two minutes remaining. He has 389 yards and two scores on the ground over the last four games combined. Robinson added two catches for 10 yards against the Cowboys.
He will try to keep up the good work in Week 12 when Jacksonville comes off its bye.
After the Jaguars running game spent the first six games of the season in neutral, Robinson finally got a chance and kicked it into overdrive three games ago, rushing for 329 yards on 5.8 yards per carry since. He has a chance to keep it going against a Cowboys team that has struggled against the run recently.
Each of the last two Cowboys opponents have had running backs total double digits in Fantasy points, with Andre Ellington's 18-point performance coming one week after Alfred Morris picked up 14 points against the Cowboys. They still rank in the middle of the pack in terms of Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs, at 16.8 per game, but there cracks in the armor showing up.
With how well Robinson is running it, and how much work he is getting, Fantasy owners can't consider sitting him. And, against a defense that has struggled a bit recently, you have to like his chances for success in Week 10.
He could be on his way. Robinson has 329 yards rushing on 57 carries for a 5.9 YPC average over the last three games. He has more yards on the ground than anyone in the NFL not named DeMarco Murray during that stretch. He has shown a combination of speed and toughness, as well as patience generally unseen in such an inexperienced back.
"Being patient running the ball has come naturally," he said. "I've always been patient and have known when to hit [the hole]."
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