Demarcus Robinson will thrive with expanded role for the Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs are loaded with pass catchers. Kansas City has All-Pro receiver Tyreek Hill and All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce. The Chiefs also have former second-round pick and weapon Mecole Hardman. Then there is former Florida Gators receiver Demarcus Robinson.

Robinson was the No. 5 option for the Chiefs the last two seasons, but after wide receiver Sammy Watkins signed with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason, Robinson will move into the No. 4 receiver spot.

As the No. 5 pass-catching option for the Chiefs, Robinson has 915 yards and seven touchdowns the last two seasons. However, with Watkins’ departure to Baltimore, Robinson will obviously have more opportunities than he has in the past.

It is worth noting that Robinson has not missed a game in his entire five-year career. Furthermore, he has played in all 80 of his 80 career regular-season games, which is a remarkable feat in the NFL.

Robinson has only started 32 of those 80 games, but he still has had enough of a role to feel happy about him staying healthy.

Demarcus Robinson is ready to thrive with a bigger role.

Robinson had a career-high 59 targets last season, and that number should increase significantly in 2021.

Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox even went as far as to label Robinson as Kansa City’s best-kept secret heading into this season. Knox also said, “The Florida product has made just 32 starts in five seasons but has produced at least 449 receiving yards in each of the past two. In 2020, he also returned two punts and two kickoffs while helping to provide a quarterback rating of 108.4 when targeted.

With Watkins departing for Baltimore in free agency, there’s a good chance Robinson sees an expanded role in 2021. Don’t be surprised if he makes more of a national name for himself.”

I couldn’t agree more with Knox, as Robinson has always been a talented player. It should excite Chiefs fans that he will finally get a chance to have an expanded role.

If you are looking for a good fantasy football late-round sleeper in a 12-team PPR league, Robinson could be your guy, just like the Los Angeles Rams’ receiver and former Gator, Van Jefferson. I project that Robinson will have 65 receptions for 800 yards and seven touchdowns.

Those numbers may be high to some fans, but I expect Robinson to thrive in his expanded role this season with the Chiefs.