Chicago Bears: Allen Robinson 2021 Fantasy Football stat projections

Chicago Bears - Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bears - Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports /
3 of 3
Chicago Bears, Allen Robinson
Chicago Bears (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) /

Allen Robinson should have his best season for the Chicago Bears

One of Allen Robinson’s issues is that he has not played with any great quarterbacks. He has seen the likes of Blake Bortles, Mitch Trubisky, Chase Daniel and Nick Foles. As you can see, none of these quarterbacks have been in the top-10 when it comes to quarterback play (except Bortles’ garbage-time stats).

Andy Dalton should be a slight step up for Robinson, but the hope here is that he forms a long-term connection with Justin Fields. The hope here is that Justin Fields can become one of the premier passers in the NFL. Should that happen, Robinson could finally see his stats push him into an elite fantasy value status.

Robinson’s best season came in 2015 when he caught 80 of 151 targets for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns. His 2016 season was meh at best and then he tore his ACL in the first game of the 2017 season. The Chicago Bears took a chance on him coming off the injury and it paid off. While with the Chicago Bears, Robinson has averaged 5.6 catches, 70.2 yards and 0.37 touchdowns per game.

The touchdowns are what hurts Robinson’s overall fantasy value every year. He has only seen four, six and seven touchdowns over the last three seasons. In fact, he has never hit double-digit touchdowns since that 2015 season. Unfortunately, I don’t think he gets there this season either.

Next. Morgan Moses to Bears unlikely. dark

I have Allen Robinson outperforming his 2020 season though. Last season he finished with 102 catches for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns. This season, I project him to only catch 100 balls (155 targets), but he will gain 1,370 yards and grab eight touchdowns. This performance would have put him just behind DeAndre Hopkins as the fifth-best WR in fantasy in PPR leagues. He would have also been fifth-best in half-point PPR and standard leagues.

Overall, Allen Robinson should be drafted as a top-five wide receiver in 2021 in any fantasy football format.