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    Demarcus Robinson Fantasy Waiver Wire: Should I Pick Up the Rams WR This Week?

    Los Angeles Rams WR Demarcus Robinson has quietly been producing for fantasy football recently. Is he worth targeting on the waiver wire in Week 16?

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    The Los Angeles Rams WR has turned a few heads in the past three weeks. After being largely forgotten about before scoring against the Cleveland Browns in Week 13, Demarcus Robinson has been producing from a fantasy football standpoint lately.

    Is his role secure enough in this Rams offense to be a viable fantasy starter? Should fantasy managers target Robinson as a waiver wire option going into Week 16?

    Should Demarcus Robinson Be a Fantasy Waiver Wire Add in Week 16?

    Robinson had only managed five targets and five receptions in three games before Week 13. He was zero percent owned in all fantasy football formats and largely forgotten about.

    However, in the past three weeks, Robinson has 18 targets, nine receptions, 145 receiving yards, and three touchdowns. He also managed a 23-yard carry on Sunday.

    These three performances have seen Robinson finish as the WR21, the WR22, and he’s currently the WR25 with just one game to go in Week 15. Currently, in Weeks 13-15, Robinson is the WR13 over that span!

    Yet, remarkably, Robinson is only rostered in about 5% of leagues. This recent success has come about through a few different factors.

    Firstly, the Rams have been much better offensively over the past few weeks. Over the same period, Matthew Stafford was the QB3, Kyren Williams was the RB5, while wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua were the WR3 and WR9, respectively.

    Robinson has also seen a significant uptick in red-zone targets. In the past three weeks, he has seen six opportunities in this area of the field, which is two more than Nacua and just one less than Kupp in that same time frame.

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    Robinson’s playing time has also seen a significant increase. This is due to his increased production, as well as an injury to wide receiver Tutu Atwell. Robinson played on just 59% of snaps in Week 13. However, this increased to 86% in Week 14 and 95% in Week 15.

    In our early Week 16 PFN Consensus Rankings, Robinson is currently ranked as the WR63. That will be due to a difficult matchup against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football.

    The Saints are allowing just 22.4 fantasy points per game to wide receivers so far this season. Only the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets are allowing fewer fantasy points to wide receivers this season.

    However, in Week 17, Robinson and the Rams get to take on the New York Giants. The Giants are allowing 31.4 fantasy ppg to wide receivers so far this season. Only the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, Los Angeles Chargers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers allow more fantasy points to the position this year.

    Los Angeles is also still playing for a playoff spot and currently occupies the last Wild Card spot in the NFC. The Rams are in fine offensive form, winning three of their last four games, and only narrowly losing to the Baltimore Ravens in overtime in Week 14.

    Robinson is certainly going to be involved. Despite being the WR3 on the team, he’s giving L.A. an additional dimension, especially in the red zone. Therefore, fantasy managers will want to at least add and stash Robinson. He’ll certainly be a Flex play in championship week, if short of other options.

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