Game day update: The Jaguars announced Carlos Hyde is inactive for Thursday Night Football against the Bengals. His sore shoulder flared up during the team’s walkthrough earlier on Thursday, per John Reid. This means that James Robinson will be looking at even more work on Thursday against Cincinnati’s second-ranked run defense.
The second-year running back from Illinois State was active on both the ground and through the air while trying to provide a spark for the sputtering Jags. But can he carry that over into their Thursday night road matchup at the Cincinnati Bengals.
Fantasy Football analysis: Jaguars RB James Robinson
Robinson got plenty of touches against the Cards and made the most of them, taking 15 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown. He also caught all six of his targets for 46 yards. His usage has gradually increased with each game, so that bodes well for him moving forward.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
The Bengals have had one of the stingier run defenses so far this season as they’ve limited opposing rushers to just 3.3 yards per attempt and a single touchdown. However, I’m encouraged by Robinson’s usage and the sheer volume of touches he gets should bear a productive fantasy day. Start him.