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2019 Fantasy Football Profile: Robby Anderson

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Sep 16, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) during warm ups before game against at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Robby Anderson 2019 Fantasy Football Profile

This is the 2019 Fantasy Football profile for Robby Anderson. This profile was created on 07/14/2019 and reflects their current value and predicted 2019 fantasy football performance. This profile may be updated if significant changes occur during the pre-season that affects their 2019 fantasy football value. This profile also may be updated periodically throughout the 2019 season, to keep you updated.

Current ADP: 74th Overall (6.11), 29th WR and rising

Current Ranking: 28th WR

You can find all Redraft Wide Receiver Rankings HERE

Value: Buy

Past Production

YearGamesRECREC YDY/RRUSH ATTRUSH YDTDs
201814155228015.02-86

Robby Anderson finished the 2018 season on a high note. In the last 3 games of the fantasy season, Robby Anderson put up a stat sheet of 20 receptions (31 targets) for 312 yards and 3 touchdowns. During that 3 game stretch, Robby Anderson was the WR1 in all of fantasy.

He had a similar stretch in 2017 when he spent weeks 7 through 12 as the WR4 overall. He scored 6 touchdowns in those 6 games.

This tells us that he is capable of having explosive weeks regardless of who is throwing him the ball. He had to build some new synergy with Sam Darnold during Darnold’s difficult rookie year. They were clicking at the end of the season and showed what they are capable of in 2019.

Offseason Changes

What hasn’t changed in the New York Jets operation besides Sam Darnold and Robby Anderson? They hired Adam Gase as the new head coach. Once Gase was brought in, they hired Dowell Loggains as the offensive coordinator and QB coach. Gase and Loggains have worked together in the past in both Chicago and Miami. In 2016, his Miami Dolphins went to the playoffs after a 10-6 season. Free agency losses, trades, and injury caused Miami to suffer. 2017 and 2018 were unkind to the Dolphins and Adam Gase was dismissed. Gase brings an offensive mind and a familiar face in the OC role. With the right tools, they have the ability to have a successful offense.

The Jets 2019 draft picks are not likely to have an offensive impact. They went defense with their first two picks. However, with their second pick in the third round, they traded up to draft Chuma Edoga. He is an offensive tackle who played with Sam Darnold at USC. This pick is unlikely to have a positive impact on the o-line; experts believe that they chose him because he can play left or right tackle and they have some expiring o-line contracts at the end of the season.

This brings us to free agency. The Jets signed Jamison Crowder to a 3 year deal. He will replace Jermaine Kearse as the slot receiver. Crowder always seemed to be a part of the “sleeper” and “breakout” conversation in the last 3 preseasons but has never had a fantasy relevant result. This is solid evidence that this underwhelming trend will continue in 2019.

Finally, the Jets signed Le’Veon Bell to a four year deal. This deal was as good as it gets for the Jets. They had the cap space to spend up for a top tier running back and a gaping hole at the position; Isaiah Crowell, Bilal Powell, and Elijah McGuire did not inspire confidence. In 2018, the Jets were 25th in rushing, 29th in yards per attempt, and were among the league leaders in fumbles for running backs. Despite the changing of the coaching guard, the addition of Le’Veon Bell would indicate that they would like to continue to focus on the run game and will be much more consistent on a weekly basis.

2019 Outlook

All signs are looking good for Robby Anderson in 2019. He has a full season under his belt with Sam Darnold. They have built a rapport that shown brightly near the end of the 2018 season. The Jets made coaching changes which should have a positive impact on offensive output. Even if the Jets are a losing team, that will just put more fantasy points in Robby Anderson’s pocket through catch-up or garbage time.

Best of all, the Jets have added Le’Veon Bell. This will force opposing defenses into adjusting their schemes to cover one of the best running backs in the game. This added focus on the running back could mean that the receivers are able to get open. Robby Anderson ran a 4.36 at the combine. He WILL get open.

There isn’t a lot of hope for the Jets as a football team in 2019. They are currently in the company of the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, and New York Giants with their odds of making the Super Bowl. However, they have made enough improvements offensively AND Sam Darnold has some experience. Without any new high-end additions at Wide Receiver, neither through the draft nor free agency, Robby Anderson will be the beneficiary. Look for him to easily be in the high-end WR2 discussion by the end of the 2019 campaign.

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