Bijan Robinson

RB · Atlanta Falcons

Height 5'11" Weight 215
DOB 2002-01-30 Age 21.6
College Texas

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 1 (Tier 1) · ADP (12-team PPR): 1.08, 8th

Fantasy Advice

Why not Bijan at #1? Okay, there are certainly valid reasons to not overvalue rookies as it appears I am doing here. However, I look at his immediate competition for this spot, and weighing the risk-reward he pops at #1 for me. Age, probability of injury, and system. On balance these all seem to favor Bijan over CMC, Ekeler, Saquon, and Taylor. Mild concerns for Desmond Ridder, and a higher percentage of carries to Tyler Allgeier than we would like out of respect for the yeoman work he did last season.

Position Rankings

Tier 1
1Bijan Robinson, ATL1121.61.08
2Christian McCaffrey, SF927.31.0318.1
3Austin Ekeler, LAC528.31.0519.1
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Bijan Robinson - Week 3 Outlook for Fantasy Football

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    Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson has been as advertised thus far in his NFL career. The No. 8 overall pick has rushed 29 times for 180 yards and caught 10 of his 11 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown through two weeks. Against the Detroit Lions in Week 3, he should continue to post RB1 numbers. The Lions are just a mid-level defense against fantasy running backs so far, but Robinson sets up to be the best running back they have faced, and the Falcons' offensive line could have its way in this matchup. Tyler Allgeier will continue to be mixed in alongside Robinson, but the rookie from Texas will pay off for fantasy teams with efficiency.

    Sep 20 · Source via Falcons Bijan Robinson
  • Shaq Thompson Feared To Have Fractured Fibula

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    Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson (leg) is feared to have a suffered a fractured fibula in Monday's game versus the New Orleans Saints. The 29-year-old will have additional tests on Tuesday to clarify the extent of the injury and determine whether or not he could be able to return this year. It coincides with a previous report that head coach Frank Reich deemed the setback a "significant" one following the Week 3 loss. Kamu Grugier-Hill could enter the starting mix among Carolina's linebackers, but it's a crucial loss defensively for a rebuilding Panthers roster. After being picked on by Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier in Week 1 and Tony Jones Jr. in Week 2, Carolina's D may be devolving into a unit to target for fantasy running backs going forward.

    Sep 19 · Source via Panthers Shaq Thompson Kamu Grugier-Hill Bijan Robinson
  • Bijan Robinson Posts Another Strong Performance

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    Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson finished with 124 yards off 19 carries during the narrow win over the Packers. He added four catches for 48 yards. While he didn't find the end zone, this was arguably the best showing of his young career. Tyler Allgeier accounted for 16 touches in Week 2. Although Allgeier doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon, there should be room for Robinson to remain an elite fantasy option in Week 3 against the Detroit Lions. Keep him starting in all fantasy formats.

    Sep 17 · Source via Falcons Bijan Robinson
  • How Arthur Smith and the Falcons are borrowing ideas from the NBA

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    Running back Bijan Robinson is the face of the Falcons' trend toward positionless football.

    Sep 16 · ESPN Falcons Bijan Robinson
  • Bijan Robinson - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

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    Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson found the end zone in his NFL debut last week, helping lead his team to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. He will look for more against the Green Bay Packers in Week 2. The Packers were generous to Chicago Bears running backs last week, allowing them to combine for a touchdown and 11 receptions. Robinson himself caught six passes last week and sets up as a top-10 fantasy running back in Week 2.

    Sep 13 · Source via Falcons Bijan Robinson
  • Dan Campbell on Jahmyr Gibbs vs. Bijan Robinson: 'He fit what we needed perfectly'

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    On draft day, the Lions had to choose between Gibbs and Bijan Robinson. They like their choice.

    Sep 11 · ESPN Lions Falcons Jahmyr Gibbs Bijan Robinson
  • Bijan Robinson Shines In Week 1

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    Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson had 10 carries for 56 yards during the opener against the Panthers. While Tyler Allgeier was more productive on the ground, the rookie had six catches for 27 yards and a touchdown, finding the end zone early in the second quarter. It appears Allgeier isn't going anywhere, meaning Robinson might remain involved in a timeshare out of the backfield moving forward. However, the 21-year-old should continue to receive plenty of work, and his ability to catch passes makes him an even more attractive option for PPR managers in Week 2 versus the Green Bay Packers.

    Sep 10 · Source via Falcons Bijan Robinson
  • Bijan Robinson A Top-Five Running Back In Week 1

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    Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson will make his NFL regular season debut Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Robinson had an outstanding college career at Texas. Last year, the former Longhorn had 258 rushing attempts for 1,580 yards and 18 touchdowns, leading the Big 12 in rushing yards and touchdowns. Furthermore, he averaged 4.17 yards after contact per attempt last season. According to PFF, the Falcons had the top run-blocking offensive line in the NFL in 2022. Meanwhile, the Panthers surrendered 19.8 half-point PPR fantasy points per game to running back last year, around the league average. While the matchup isn't elite, Robinson is a matchup-proof superstar.

    Sep 10 · Source via Falcons Bijan Robinson
  • Bijan Robinson Listed As RB1 On Falcons Depth Chart

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    The Atlanta Falcons released their first official depth chart for Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers and had rookie Bijan Robinson atop the running back position. Despite previously being listed as the RB3 on Atlanta's unofficial depth chart earlier this preseason, Robinson has earned the opportunity to be the team's lead back this season. The Falcons selected the former Texas star with the eighth overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, and the rookie figures to be a focal point on offense. Last season, the Falcons ran the ball at the second-highest mark in the NFL (55.3%). If that continues into 2023, Robinson could be in for a high fantasy finish.

    Sep 6 · Source via Falcons Bijan Robinson
  • Bijan Robinson Has Big Expectations

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    Atlanta Falcons rookie first-round running back Bijan Robinson has been what the team thought he was when they took him in the top 10 in this year's NFL draft. Five running backs have been taken in the top 10 in the last 10 years, and four of them topped 1,000 rushing yards in their first NFL season, according to TruMedia. The fifth was San Francisco 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey, who is just as much of a threat in the passing game as Robinson is. The 21-year-old is expected to be a workhorse right out of the gates in a Falcons offense that is going to rely heavily on the run to help out second-year quarterback Desmond Ridder. Despite the presence of Tyler Allgeier in the backfield, Robinson is on another level and should be considered a top-five fantasy back immediately.

    Aug 24 · Source via Falcons Bijan Robinson
  • Offseason In Review: Atlanta Falcons

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    Winners of seven games in four of the past five seasons, the Falcons have both overachieved talent-wise — during the Arthur Smith years, at least — while largely hovering off the radar. After two clear transition years that brought substantial dead money into the equation, the Falcons’ Smith-Terry Fontenot operation has moved to a point […]

    Aug 24 · Pro Football Rumors Offseason Falcons Tyler Allgeier Cornell Armstrong Jessie Bates Matthew Bergeron Calais Campbell Lorenzo Carter Bud Dupree Arnold Ebiketie Justin Ellis Kaden Elliss Tre Flowers Joe Gaziano Richie Grant Jovaughn Gwyn Zach Harrison Taylor Heinicke DeMarcco Hellams Parker Hesse Khadarel Hodge Mack Hollins Albert Huggins Grady Jarrett Drake London DeAngelo Malone Scotty Miller Jeff Okudah David Onyemata Cordarrelle Patterson Clark Phillips Kyle Pitts MyCole Pruitt Desmond Ridder Bijan Robinson Andre Smith Jonnu Smith Keith Smith Avery Williams
  • Falcons' Robinson debuts, dazzles on first carry

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    Falcons running back Bijan Robinson looked explosive on his first NFL carry Friday night in a preseason game against the Bengals, a 12-yard run that encapsulated so much of what he had already shown his team for weeks.

    Aug 20 · ESPN Falcons Bijan Robinson
  • Bijan Robinson Shines In Debut

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    Yesterday, Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson showcased his skills and performed commendably against the Bengals' defense. He proved his worth and made a strong argument for being drafted at his current fantasy ADP by carrying the ball four times for 20 yards and catching his only target for six yards.

    Aug 19 · Source via Falcons Bijan Robinson
  • Falcons RB Robinson expected to debut vs. Cincy

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    Falcons rookie running back Bijan Robinson is expected to make his debut Friday against Cincinnati, but even then don't expect a full gamut of what the No. 8 pick in this year's NFL draft can do.

    Aug 14 · ESPN Falcons Bijan Robinson
  • Bijan Robinson Sits Out Preseason Opener

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    Atlanta Falcons rookie first-round running back Bijan Robinson was among several starters on offense that didn't play in the team's preseason opener on Friday night against the Miami Dolphins. Robinson and the rest of the starters will make their preseason debut this Friday against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Falcons took Robinson with the eighth overall pick in this year's NFL draft, and the 21-year-old is fully expected to be the team's bell-cow back immediately, even thought he Falcons still have Tyler Allgeier and Cordarrelle Patterson in the backfield. Robinson will see plenty of volume in a run-first offense in his rookie campaign and is being drafted as a top-five fantasy RB1.

    Aug 14 · Source via Falcons Bijan Robinson
  • Bijan Robinson Favored To Win Offensive Rookie Of The Year

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    Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson was selected No. 8 overall in an era where the position is being devalued. That said, the expectation is that he will handle a monster workload as soon as his rookie campaign begins, and he's the betting odds favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. Atlanta posted the second-highest run rate in the NFL last season (55.29%) and has limited pass-catching options outside of Kyle Pitts and Drake London. Robinson should operate as a high-volume rusher and the team's No. 3 target in the passing attack. As Desmond Ridder gets more comfortable as a starter, he'll likely rely on Robinson in the short to intermediate passing game often. Ultimately, the former Texas running back is expected to be one of the best ball carriers and receiving backs in the league from day one.

    Jul 26 · Source via Falcons Bijan Robinson
  • Falcons To Use Bijan Robinson, Cordarrelle Patterson In Passing Game

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    The addition of Bijan Robinson to the Falcons’ backfield is expected to boost what was already a productive rushing attack in 2022. It is also likely to yield a change in Atlanta’s deployment of some of their running backs, however. The Falcons are planning to use Robinson, this year’s No. 8 pick, in a role not exclusively […]

    Jun 25 · Pro Football Rumors Falcons Tyler Allgeier Drake London Cordarrelle Patterson Kyle Pitts Desmond Ridder Bijan Robinson
  • Running Back Stats



    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1CARW 24-1017.383363.530.81610565.60066274.510
    2GBW 25-2419.285972.029.324191246.530544812.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 11

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