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What to do with James Robinson in Week 4 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of James Robinson ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars Week 4 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football.

Who to captain for tonight’s TNF showdown

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.

After a quiet first two games of the 2021 season, Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson finally looked like his 2020 self in the team’s 31-19 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

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.