James Robinson, the undrafted rookie the team opted to keep over the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, ran for 102 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 18 yards in the Jaguars’ 33-30 loss at Tennessee on Sunday. He now has 164 yards on the ground this season, the most by a player in franchise history through his first two games.
The story said the plan of a committee approach has gone out the window for the Jags, who seem to be set on using Robinson as their RB1. Unlike in the season opener, when Robinson had a good first half but was stymied in the second against Indianapolis, Robinson went off in the second half against the Titans. He ran for 85 yards on 10 carries, which included a 17-yard touchdown run. He's worth grabbing if he remains on your wire.
Cam Akers, the rookie second-round pick from Florida State, suffered a rib injury on the opening drive and did not return. Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson took over, but midway through the fourth quarter, Brown exited because of a finger injury and did not return, leaving Henderson as the only available back.
It was only last week that a similar story emerged saying Brown was the closer. But, things quickly change in the NFL, especially after a different kind of offseason. HC Sean McVay did not provide an update on the severity of Akers' or Brown's injuries after the game, leaving uncertainty whether the Rams will be able to return to their committee approach in Week 3 against the Bills. This week, the value of Henderson looks to be climbing.