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Fantasy Football: Why James Robinson should be valued at worst as a high-end RB2

The Jacksonville Jaguars‘ offense has been one of the more intriguing units to analyze and target in fantasy football leagues this offseason.

And running back James Robinson is a primary reason why.

His stock is firmly on the rise after the recent injury to 2021 first-round pick Travis Etienne, but there isn’t a consensus on what Robinson’s ceiling is and where he should be valued.

So, let's dive into why Robinson should be valued at worst as a high-end RB2, taking into account his talent, average draft price (ADP), value and ceiling in redraft PPR formats.

All ADP info is sourced from Underdog Fantasy and Fantasy Data.


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Average Draft Position

Robinson required a significantly cheaper draft investment only a week ago. His RB20 status with an ADP of 53.0 was 41.1 spots lower prior to Etienne’s injury, according to Underdog Fantasy. This shouldn’t be a surprise because of the increased exposure to opportunities brought on by an injury.

Not to mention, Robinson proved more than capable of operating in a workhorse-like role in his rookie season. He is now firmly on the map in RB2 territory, but it will be hard to compete in major tournaments where drafters were able to get Robinson with a much cheaper investment prior to Etienne going down.

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