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Brian Robinson

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113 FPTS

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151 FPTS

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24 yrs


6'1'' / 225 lbs




Healthy for OTAs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-05-24

Robinson (knee) is participating in OTAs without any apparent limitations, John Keim of reports.

Robinson missed Week 18 of his rookie season with a knee injury, but it may not have had any impact on his offseason plan given that the team never reported that the required surgery. The 2022 third-round pick had an eventful debut campaign, missing the first four games after he was the victim of a shooting before he returned to average 17.1 carries for 66.6 yards (3.9 YPC) over the next 12 games. He caught only nine passes and scored only three times, but Robinson and Antonio Gibson could be headed for similar-sized roles under new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, whose backfield at the start of OTAs consists of four holdovers from the 2022 Commanders (Robinson, Gibson, Jaret Patterson, Jonathan Williams) in addition to rookie sixth-round pick Chris Rodriguez.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 6 49.90.5836th700.04.443%
Away Outdoor 4 411.40.5234th750.53.541%
Away Retractable Dome 2 13.90.3391st390.03.447%

Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2022 23 WAS 12 9 113 43rd20579723.943%182038%9601
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Ruled out for Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-06

Robinson (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Dallas, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Antonio Gibson (knee) missed Week 17 and was then placed on injured reserve Thursday, leaving the Commanders with Jonathan Williams and Jaret Patterson as the team's healthy running backs for the season finale. Williams had been the No. 3 option since late November, but that might be more for special-teams reasons and doesn't ensure he'll get more touches than Patterson on Sunday. Robinson, a third-round pick, wraps up his rookie year as the team's leading rusher with 205 carries for 797 yards, though he caught only nine passes in 12 games and found the end zone just three times (including once on a reception). While the Commanders could upgrade the position group this offseason, it won't necessarily be one of their priorities with the running-back room in decent hands between Robinson and Gibson.

Sitting out another practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-05

Robinson (knee) wasn't present for Thursday's practice session, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Robinson has now sat out both of the Commanders' first two Week 18 practices, putting his availability in question for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Even if Robinson demonstrates enough progress in his recovery from the knee injury to suit up this weekend, he could be in store for a more limited role than usual, given that the Commanders have been eliminated from playoff contention and may be reluctant to expose the running back to further injury heading into the offseason. With Washington moving Antonio Gibson (knee/foot) to injured reserve earlier Thursday, the team would be left with Jonathan Williams, Jaret Patterson and practice-squad member Reggie Bonnafon as its available backs if Robinson is sidelined Sunday.

Dealing with knee injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-04

Robinson was a non-participant at practice Wednesday due to a knee injury.

Neither Robinson nor Antonio Gibson (knee/foot) logged any on-field work to begin Week 18 prep, so the Commanders backfield currently is without its top two options. Gibson sat out Week 17 due to his pair of injuries, while Robinson's health concern is a new one, so the entire situation will be one to watch to get a sense of who may be available Sunday versus the Cowboys. Currently, Jonathan Williams is the only healthy running back on Washington's active roster, and Jaret Patterson is a candidate to be elevated from the practice squad if either or both of Robinson and Gibson end up sidelined for Week 18.

Impressive volume against Browns

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-01

Robinson carried the ball 24 times for 87 yards in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Browns.

Robinson accounted for 24 of 33 carries by Commnaders' running backs in the absence of Antonio Gibson (knee), which helped him to a mediocre performance despite a lack of big plays. Robinson managed only one carry of more than 10 yards and was limited to 3.6 yards per attempt. Even so, he has at least 80 rushing yards in five of his last seven games.

Unchallenged in lead role this week

RotoWire Logo Published: 2022-12-30

Robinson should have expanded usage Sunday with Antonio Gibson (knee) unavailable against the Browns, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Gibson was ruled out Friday after missing practice throughout the week. He'd taken a backseat to Robinson in recent weeks anyway, but this could open the door for the rookie to play more snaps and draw more targets. He's averaged 18.1 carries for 76.4 yards over the past seven games, starting each week, but with only 1.0 catch for 6.7 yards on 1.3 targets per game. Touchdowns also have been an issue with Robinson scoring only two from 582 total yards during that seven-game stretch, though that part is less about Gibson, who has only one TD (and 379 total yards) in the same span. Jonathan Williams and Jaret Patterson are the depth options behind Robinson for Week 17.

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