In most 2023 fantasy football drafts, Bijan Robinson was selected in the first round. Therefore, it surprised everyone when the Falcons’ rookie running back didn’t receive any touches during the first half of Sunday’s pivotal Week 8 game at Tampa Bay.
Only six pictures were taken by Robinson throughout that half. He received no touches, but Cordarrelle Patterson and Tyler Allgeier, the reserve running backs, shared the backfield duties, while seven other receivers got receptions besides Robinson.
Robinson’s sudden inactivity was explained, but it was too little, too late, and it only appeared on Fox’s coverage of the Falcons’ game against the Buccaneers. The latest strange personnel decision by offensive-minded coach Arthur Smith is explained as follows:
Is Bijan Robinson Injured?
Robinson entered the game in perfect health. Robinson was injury-free during the whole week of practice. With the exception of defensive end Calais Campbell, who had a veteran rest day on Wednesday, the Falcons had no players miss practice before the Buccaneers game.
However, since Friday, when the injury reports were made public, there has been no proof that Robinson is ill. Without any late pregame updates, he was also activated for Tampa Bay.
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Why is Bijan Robinson Not Playing Much in Week 7?
Robinson is ill, claims Fox reporter Christina Pink. The youngster, according to Smith, “was not feeling so well.” If that were the case, it would have to have happened after the game had begun as Robinson was on the sidelines fully dressed and did enter the game a dozen times.
The fact remains that Robinson suffered from a mid-game injury severe enough to prevent him from being fit enough to participate.
In half-point PPR scoring, Robinson entered as the RB10, placing him close to his lofty first-round selection ranking. He will undoubtedly move further into an RB2 standing as a result of his strange early no-show that annoyed his fantasy managers.
Despite being sick, Robinson unexpectedly returned to the game for a single 3-yard carry on the Falcons’ last drive, before Younghoe Koo kicked the game-winning field goal to secure a 16-13 victory. Fantasy managers are perhaps more irritated by those.3 points against the goose egg as a reminder of what might have been.
The Falcons were aware that Robinson wasn’t “feeling like himself,” Smith later noted. Smith stated, “We didn’t want to overdo it.” The coaching staff of Atlanta posed no threat of achieving that. Robinson revealed to reporters that he was suffering from a severe headache after noticing its signs the night before the game:
VIDEO: We heard that Bijan Robinson wasn't feeling well.
He told us postgame he was dealing with a bad headache. Arthur Smith didn't want to test it. Said he was feeling it last night as well. pic.twitter.com/qKLaETxo4c
— Miles Garrett (@MilesGarrettTV) October 22, 2023
Robinson should be fine for Week 8’s game against the Titans, against a terrible run defense, provided he isn’t seriously unwell and the headache is only a short-term setback. Let’s hope that going forward, there will be more confidence in Smith and that the Falcons will subsequently give better updates on his condition.
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