Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson says he should be able to play on Sunday against Indianapolis.
That’s a heap of good news for the Jaguars, who can’t seem to keep running backs healthy this season.
The team put T.J. Yeldon (ankle) on injured reserve on Monday. Chris Ivory has missed four games because of various injuries and he might not be able to play this week against the Colts because of a hamstring injury.
Things are much better if Robinson is able to play after missing three games because of an ankle injury. If Robinson would miss Week 17, it means the Jaguars would have to rely on second-year player Corey Grant, first-year player Bronson Hill, and newly signed Daryl Richardson, who has 169 carries in his career but only two since 2013.
JAX RB Denard Robinson - Week 17, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Houston
Though he managed just 20 yards on six carries - one more carry than Jonas Gray - Robinson remains a factor in the passing game. He caught five passes for 51 yards and now has 13 receptions in the past two weeks subbing for T.J. Yeldon. If you absolutely must play a Jacksonville back this week, make it Robinson because of his work in the passing game. But I wouldn't do so as anything more than a flex option.