Jags could stick with Denard Robinson at RB

Florida Times-Union - [Full Article]

Jags RB Denard Robinson worked hard in the offseason and gained about 15 pounds as he improved his skills.

Still, he was expected to be a backup, a change of pace runner. But Toby Gerhart is battling injuries and rookie Storm Johnson gained only 21 yards in 10 carries against Tennessee last week so the Jaguars gave Robinson a shot.

It helped that the Jaguars were never far behind Sunday so they could stick with the running game.

“We got to run it the whole game and that was fun," said offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.

So will Robinson remain the feature back? Coach Gus Bradley was somewhat vague when asked about it .

“Yeah, I think so. We’ll look at the film. He did a good job and we hope to get Toby back,’’ Bradley said.

Fantasy Impact: 

As the story pointed out, it was really the first time the Jags were able to stick with the running game. Cleveland was just an average matchup but Robinson took advantage and Bradley's comments indicate he's got a chance to see a big role against Miami in Week 8. While he's worth a pickup if you're an owner hurting at the position, keep in mind this isn't a great situation. Storm Johnson remains a threat and the offense just isn't consistent enough for whoever the starting RB is to put up great fantasy numbers every week.

Filed Under: 2014, W8

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