Allen Robinson Doesn’t Need a QB1
Allen Robinson will be quarterback-proof in 2020. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Trubisky Fan Boy or a Foles Truther, Allen Robinson is the only asset you need to draft out of Chicago this season. It’s a contract year, so there’s extra motivation for him coming into the season.
Last season, Trubisky regressed from a respectable 2018 campaign. However, Robinson enjoyed a significant progression. He finished 2019 with 1147 receiving yards on 98 catches, which breaks down to six catches and 71 receiving yards per game. That’s roughly a two catch and 13 yards per game increase from his 2018 season. Robinson only missed three games in 2018; he averaged 4 catches and 58 receiving yards per game.
Chicago Revolves Around Robinson
Everyone expects Robinson’s production to increase after the Bears traded for the heir apparent, Nick Foles. I’m telling you, it doesn’t matter. The offense revolves around Robinson! He totaled 36% of Trubisky’s total passing yardage while accumulating 154 targets (career-high) of Trubisky’s 516 pass attempts (30%). Rip the name off the back of his jersey and look at the numbers, reminds me of when the Bears had Jay Cutler incessantly feeding Brandon Marshall the ball.
Robinson doesn’t have much competition from his teammates in regards to total touches. The top two receivers behind him last year were scat-back Tarik Cohen and sophomore receiver Anthony Miller. Cohen finished second on the team with 79 catches on 104 targets with Miller following with 52 catches on 85 targets. They both have shown their full potential in the past, but neither of them is as consistent as a weapon as Robinson.
The Bears were active this off-season and made a fair amount of additions to the offense. They signed TE Jimmy Graham and WR Ted Ginn Jr and drafted TE Cole Kmet and WR Darnell Mooney. In addition to their receiver dark horses, Cordelle Paterson, Riley Ridley, and Javon Wims, the Bears have enough weapons to supplement Robinson’s production and help protect him from double coverages and spotlights.
Robinson is my WR8. I’m confident in selecting him as the first receiver on my fantasy team. You can pull the trigger on him at the end of the second round or anytime in the third. I’ve done several mock drafts and started with Alvin Kamara, Travis Kelce, and Robinson, typically anything from the third to fifth pick. It will be more challenging to get him at the end of the third round. You can get some top talent before you need to scoop him up, but he will be a player you see on championship teams in 2020.