How To Treat Giants WR Wan’Dale Robinson as Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Target
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Wan'Dale Robinson registered his best game — 3/37/1 — as a pro in New York's upset win over Baltimore on Sunday. While that's nice for him, the fact remains that he's catching passes from Daniel Jones, which is a bit suboptimal.
Is there anything here for fantasy managers given that Giants wide receivers have been bitten hard by the injury bug?
Our experts offer their takes on the rookie below.
Sean Koerner: With Sterling Shepard out for the season and Kadarius Toney dealing injured hamstring(s) (as well as being a potential trade candidate), there is a very real chance Robinson leads the Giants in targets the rest of the season. It may take a few weeks, but Robinson could settle in as a high-floor WR3/4.
Chris Raybon: Robinson posted a 3/37/1 line on four targets despite running a route on just 34% of Daniel Jones’ dropbacks.
He has been targeted on 33% of his routes this season, so there’s room for major upside if he gets starter snaps. That could happen sooner than later, as he is the only WR on the roster who was drafted by the Brian Daboll regime.
Still, expectations must be kept in check with New York's low-volume passing offense. He’s worth a speculative bench stash if you can get him cheap, but I wouldn’t spend starter-level FAAB or high waiver priority on him.
Samantha Previte: Robinson was solid in his first game back from injury. The rookie hauled in 3-of-4 targets for 37 yards and a touchdown.
To be completely frank, Robinson did not wow me as a prospect out of Kentucky. He is athletic but undersized, and felt like a reach for the Giants in the second round. I also had concerns about Robinson joining a crowded WR corps that already had slot receivers.
Those concerns have been vanquished, however, as no one on the wide receiver depth chart can stay healthy. Toney keeps suffering setbacks to his hamstring injury, Shepard is out for the year with a torn ACL he suffered in Week 3 and Kenny Golladay remains out with a knee injury.
Robinson could end up being a valuable fantasy asset if Toney continues to miss time — especially with the Giants (5-1) playing as well as they have been. The Giants have two attractive matchups on deck before their Week 9 bye, which could be enough to vault Robinson into the streaming conversation.