Start or Sit Allen Robinson in Fantasy Football Week Six?

Start or Sit Allen Robinson in Fantasy Football Week Six?

Five weeks of the NFL season are in the books. This means that in most leagues, we have only eight weeks left of the fantasy football regular season. The bad news is that for some of us, the season is already over one-third gone. The good news is that we still have nearly two-thirds of the season left. Time to dig ourselves out of holes and make a serious run at the fantasy football playoffs. In order to help you with your fantasy football decisions, Football Absurdity keys in on some players every week on the fringes of startability and helps you decide what you should do with them. This week, we take a look at whether you should start or sit Allen Robinson, as the Chicago Bears face the Miami Dolphins.

Things haven’t exactly gone as planned for the big Chicago Bears offseason acquisition. Through four games, he has more than four receptions once, and his eight targets a game are skewed by getting 14-of-32 in week two. The six targets a game he’s receiving are nothing to sneeze at, but let’s take a bit of a deeper look at those targets. Through his first four games this season, he was tied for seventh in air yards market share… but eighteenth in air yards. Let’s just say Mitch Trubisky hasn’t given him… the best targets. This is exceptionally true when you consider his 0.53 air yards efficiency ranks 116th among wide receivers in the NFL. For a quality receiver like Robinson, that’s indicative of some truly exceptional targets. There’s not a lot going on under the hood to give you hope for the #48 wide receiver on the year.

Allen Robinson will be moving out of the slot back to the outside with the likely return of Anthony Miller this weekend, which means a healthy dose of Xavien Howard. The sudden shutdown corner will do his best to limit Robinson for a defense that has allowed the seventh-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Exceptional scheming got Cordarelle Patterson and Philip Dorsett scores while the defense worried about Rob Gronkowski. Turning back the clock sprung Jordy for a long touchdown while Howard worried about Amari Cooper. Those are 100% of the touchdowns that opposing wide receivers have scored against the Dolphins this season. They were also without super safety Reshad Jones in those two games, and he will be playing this weekend. The opposition will be ready to stop Robinson.

Allen Robinson was supposed to be a superstar acquisition for the Chicago Bears this offseason, but thus far, there’s been little to get excited about. He hasn’t gotten a decent volume, and he hasn’t converted that volume into much of anything. This weekend he gets a massive test against a stifling secondary. Despite your high investment in him, if you’re wondering if you should start or sit Allen Robinson this weekend… you should sit him.

If you have more fantasy football questions like “Start or Sit Allen Robinson?” then check out our other start/sits for the week:
Start or Sit Blake Bortles?
Start or Sit Jameis Winston?
Start or Sit LeSean McCoy?
Start or Sit Aaron Jones?
Start or Sit Mohamed Sanu?
Start or Sit Austin Hooper?
Start or Sit Jared Cook?

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