Chicago Bears Fantasy Football: Allen Robinson 2021 preview and outlook
By Nick Skrip
Chicago Bears, WR Allen Robinson: Quarterback history and future
The quality of a quarterback typically has a large fantasy impact for WRs on a yearly basis. Looking at 2020 as a solid example, the likes of Davante Adams (Aaron Rodgers), Tyreek Hill (Patrick Mahomes), Stefon Diggs (Josh Allen), DeAndre Hopkins (Deshaun Watson/Kyler Murray), DK Metcalf (Russell Wilson) and Mike Evans (Tom Brady) were all top-12 WRs for fantasy with excellent quarterback play. Below is a list of Allen Robinson’s primary QB(s) for his career:
- 2014-2016: Blake Bortles (Jaguars)
- 2018-2019: Mitch Trubisky
- 2020: Nick Foles / Mitch Trubisky
Quarterbacks of Allen Robinson’s past
Although Allen Robinson had a decent connection with Blake Bortles, Bortles was always under a 59% completion rate, which is terrible efficiency. To extend Bortles’ low efficiency even further, his QBR (QB rating) in 2014, 2015 and 2016 was 26.7 / 51.4 / 43.
In 2020, there were 22 quarterbacks with a QBR greater than 60. Looking again at 2020 and the QBR rating, Mitch Trubisky ranked 21st and Nick Foles 32nd along with other inconsistencies. Consequently, Robinson has only had one season over seven touchdowns.
Quarterbacks of Allen Robinson’s future
Even in the event that Andy Dalton is the starting QB for an unknown amount of weeks, Dalton may be a much more consistent quarterback in comparison to what Robinson had in 2020. The real upside will come when Justin Fields takes the keys to the job. Fields may be the day one starter or maybe the starter after a handful of weeks, but it is expected we see plenty of the rookie in his first season.
Fields will bring the Chicago Bears a dynamic playmaker with a plus arm and major mobility which can free up space for Allen Robinson and he can be more efficient than he has ever been before. Having an improved situation for the quarterback position in 2021 after finishing both 2019 and 2020 as a top-nine WR should give fantasy managers some excitement for what can be done this coming season.