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Report: James Robinson OUT for Week 9

We break down the news that James Robinson won’t play in Week 9.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) is defended by Miami Dolphins cornerback Noah Igbinoghene (9) in the first half during an NFL International Series game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.  Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday update: James Robinson is out for this week against the Buffalo Bills, per Ian Rapoport. Carlos Hyde will get the start.

Friday update: James Robinson was able to get in a limited practice and is questionable to play with a heel injury against the Bills in Week 9. Carlos Hyde would get the start if Robinson can’t go.

Thursday update: The Jaguars were back at practice on Thursday and Robinson was once again a DNP. Carlos Hyde was able to practice in full and would take on the lead role if Robinson is unable to play on Sunday.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson injured his heel last week and wasn’t able to practice on Wednesday, per Doug Kyed. He is considered day-to-day according to head coach Urban Meyer, so there is a chance he can go this week.

Robinson has looked good this season, especially after he was allowed to take back the lead role from the inferior Carlos Hyde. But if he can’t play, Hyde is the lead back, though he was limited today with a calf injury. This will be a situation to monitor this week for fantasy football.

Fantasy football implications

No matter who gets the work, the Bills run defense has been good this season when facing anyone but Derrick Henry. Robinson is a must start as long as he gets some work in this week and starts. Hyde would make for a start in most leagues if Robinson is out, but his upside will be limited.