Robinson is willing to sign an extension, noting that he still hopes to play the rest of his career with the Bears, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports. Entering the third season of a three-year, $42 million contract, Robinson is scheduled for a $15 million cap hit in 2020, per overthecap.com. His next deal presumably will be larger in terms of average annual value, but that doesn't necessarily mean the 2020 cap charge will increase if he signs an extension. The 26-year-old wide receiver enjoyed a rebound campaign in 2019, producing career highs for targets (154) and receptions (98) as well as his best marks since 2015 for receiving yardage (1,147) and touchdowns (seven). The sketchy quarterback situation in Chicago could be a relevant factor that dissuades Robinson from taking a team-friendly deal.
Robinson caught nine passes for 71 yards in the Bears' 21-19 win over the Vikings in Week 17, and he ended the season with 98 receptions for 1,047 yards and seven touchdowns. In his second season following knee surgery, Robinson re-emerged as a fantasy force by posting his first 1,000-yard season since 2015 while posting his second-highest touchdown total of his six-year career. His season was even more impressive because he was often hindered by erratic quarterback play, but his elite ability at the catch point allowed him to consistently make plays even when he was tightly guarded and the football wasn't always on target. It'll be difficult to view him as anything other than a top-12 option at wide receiver in 2020 fantasy drafts.
Robinson caught six passes for 53 yards in the Bears' 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday. Robinson was the only Bears receiver to post more than 26 yards, and he led the team with 12 targets in a game in which they struggled to move the ball consistently. He did have a chance to score on a fourth-down play in the red zone when he was targeted in the end zone, but the pass was underthrown. He'll look to end the season on a high note in a Week 17 matchup against the Vikings as he looks to add to his 89 receptions and 1,078 yards.
Robinson caught seven passes for 125 yards in the Bears' 21-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday. Robinson had just nine yards at halftime, but with Chicago falling behind by double digits early in the second half, he ended up with 14 targets, and the Packers were unable to slow him down as he posted at least 86 yards for the fourth time over his last six games. Although he'll face a Kansas City defense in Week 16 that has done well to limit opposing wide receivers this season, he'll continue to be a strong fantasy option to close out the season.
Robinson secured five of eight targets for 48 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears' 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Thursday. Robinson extended his touchdown streak to three games with scoring grabs of five and eight yards in the second quarter. The veteran had totaled at least 86 yards in three of his four games prior to Thursday, so his yardage tally against the Cowboys represented a downturn. Nevertheless, Robinson appears to have a locked-in target share, making him a valued fantasy asset alongside an improving Mitchell Trubisky in a Week 15 showdown against the Packers a week from Sunday.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||New York Giants||29||26.00|
|5||10/09||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|7||10/27||@Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|8||11/01||New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|12||11/30||@Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|17||01/03||Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|3 Year Avg||83||51||639||4||33||12.53||87|