News: 6 days agoRobinson rushed 19 times for 124 yards and caught four of five targets for 48 yards during Sunday's 25-24 win over the Packers.
Spin: Robinson led the team in rushing attempts and rushing yards. Tyler Allgeier finished with 16 carries for 48 yards, while Desmond Ridder added 10 rushes for 39 yards. However, unlike Week 1 when the two running backs combined for all three of Atlanta's touchdowns, neither scored during the Falcons' comeback win Sunday. Robinson was clearly the more dynamic back versus Green Bay and consistently made people miss, while Allgeier bulldozed his way to yards. Regardless, the two are expected to continue splitting carries for the time being. While this limits Robinson's overall fantasy value, it does keep him fresh for when his potent playmaking ability is needed most.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Robinson was selected in the first round of April's draft. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Texas product is easily the class of the 2023 rookie RB class, with the size, speed (4.46 40-yard dash) and skill set to be a three-down superstar in the pros. Robinson's collegiate rushing efficiency was elite, as he posted a 4.1 YAC (fourth in this year's rookie class) and 3.0 forced missed tackle rate (first) during 31 games. He's also a capable receiver, having posted a 60-805-8 line in his career, which included a class best YPR (13.4) and YPT (9.8). All six RBs drafted in the top 10 since 2011 have finished their rookie season top 15 in fantasy PPG (three finished top five), which only adds to Robinson's 2023 appeal. He's a no-brainer top pick in 2023 rookie drafts and a strong RB1 with elite upside in season-long formats.