News: 6 days agoRobinson had six receptions (11 targets) for 35 yards in Sunday's 34-14 loss to the Rams.
Spin: Robinson and the entirety of the Bears' passing attack could not get anything going against the Rams' stellar defense. The high volume of targets is a positive sign that the 28-year-old is still the top option for Andy Dalton (or Justin Fields) this season. While this was a frustrating performance for Robinson's fantasy managers, it is worth noting that he had to deal with shutdown corner Jalen Ramsey, who held Robinson to just one catch when they met last season, for the majority of the contest. The veteran wideout will have a chance to rebound against the Bengals in Week 2.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Robinson has yet to have the benefit of playing with a top-end QB, and yet he continues to deliver the goods. The 2014 second-round pick has put together back-to-back top-10 fantasy campaigns, finishing no lower than sixth in targets and routes during each of the past two seasons. Robinson's 1,250 receiving yards in 2020 were his most since 2015 and, though he had some bad luck in the TD department (6 TDs, 7.8 OTD), his 15 end zone targets were third-most in the NFL. It's not a lock, of course, but Chicago's QB situation could be much better this season if first-round pick Justin Fields proves to be the real deal. Even if he doesn't, Andy Dalton may be an improvement on last year's situation. Robinson is in his prime at 28 years old and is one of the game's top talents. He's a borderline WR1 in fantasy.