Laurent Robinson: Updated Fantasy Outlook and Analysis for Jaguars WR

Nick Kostora@@nickkostoraContributor IIINovember 8, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 17:   Laurent Robinson #81 of the Jacksonville Jaguars  during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 17, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars may have the worst offense in the NFL, but on Thursday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts, Laurent Robinson stepped up in a big way.

The 6'2", 205-pound wide receiver has been quiet for most of the season since signing a five-year, $32.5 million deal in March. Heading into TNF, he had played in just five contests, resulting in 175 yards receiving and zero scores.

However, a nine-catch, 77-yard performance has reminded the world of the talent he showcased during his time with the Dallas Cowboys.

Let's look at his fantasy outlook and analysis moving forward.


Fantasy Outlook

It is impossible to expect solid fantasy production from Robinson moving forward. Jacksonville's offense is not balanced enough and Blaine Gabbert is too terrible at QB for anything good to happen this season.

Nine catches and 77 yards is nice, but keep in mind that Robinson has zero touchdowns and this was only the second game in which he had at least 50 yards receiving.

Robinson is not a legitimate WR3 or flex, and even having him on your fantasy bench seems like a stretch.

Maurice Jones-Drew will return soon, so perhaps Jacksonville's offense will have some sort of resurgence. MJD's return will not, however, make Gabbert magically be able to throw with accuracy farther than 10 yards downfield.

Robinson is a talented receiver, but he is not good enough to carry an offense and produce with a QB of Gabbert's level.

If Henne's insertion into TNF is a sign of a permanent QB change, then a window of hope opens up, but it is still small.


Fantasy Analysis

The Jaguars' offense is bad right now and it is hard to find optimism with any part of it.

Yes, Robinson found mild success for the first time this season against a mediocre Colts defense, but that is clearly going to be the exception and not the rule this season.

There is talent in the passing game for Jacksonville. Marcedes Lewis has the skill set of an elite tight end, Justin Blackmon is oozing with untapped potential, Cecil Shorts is an emerging slot target and Robinson is a proven commodity.

Until the Jaguars get a real QB under center, all of these players will largely go to waste.