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Allen Robinson puts up a fantasy football dud in first game with Rams

The Rams gave Robinson just two targets.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams Training Camp
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Allen Robinson II makes a catch during training camp at University of California Irvine.
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Update: Robinson ended the game with just one reception for 12 yards and was targeted just twice despite his team trailing most of the game. It was disappointing to be sure, but outside of Cooper Kupp, the Rams were disappointing on the whole. It’s not time to give up on Robinson, but he’ll need to win our trust back for fantasy.

The Los Angeles Rams have yet to score in the opening game against the Buffalo Bills but they’re driving near the end of the half trailing 10-0. One player who has not been heavily involved in wide receiver Allen Robinson, who saw his lone target and reception come on this latest drive. Robinson, who is expected to be a strong fantasy performer this season with Matthew Stafford as his quarterback, did not see any targets until around the six-minute mark of the second quarter.

Robinson has been around some less than spectacular passers during his NFL career but he’s always managed to deliver solid numbers when he’s healthy. With Odell Beckham Jr. still in free agency and Van Jefferson out for Week 1, this was a great opportunity for Robinson to establish himself as the clear No. 2 option in LA. Instead, he’s seen just one target while Cooper Kupp and Ben Skowronek have combined for seven. Tyler Higbee has also gotten two targets in Week 1 so far.