James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans
Few backs monopolized the touches that went to their respected backfield as much as Robinson in Week 1. He ran the ball 16 times and had 17 touches overall for 90 total yards. Had he gotten over 20 touches, Robinson could have had well over 100 yards of total offense against a respected Colts defense that is comparable to Tennessee’s defense. What’s interesting to note is that Robinson split passing downs with Chris Thompson, passing all the criteria one could ask in a feature back. Considering his low cost, all Robinson needs is the red zone carries to elevate him from flex status.
Speaking of the Titans, the Broncos were able to run the ball against them in a much easier fashion than we thought headed into the Monday night game. Rashaan Evans’ injury could be the root of that. They gave up 107.0 rushing yards. Melvin Gordon ran for 78 yards and a touchdown, so while Robinson is doing most of his running in the first three quarters of this game, his ability to catch and block could keep him in the mix in the fourth too.