Fantasy Football: Will Wan'Dale Robinson Make a First-Year Splash on the Giants?
Wan'Dale Robinson landed with the New York Giants, coming off the board 43rd overall.
Robinson started his career as a do-it-all offensive piece for Nebraska before transferring to Kentucky for his third and final season. He busted out as a wideout with the Wildcats, lighting up SEC defenses for 104 catches and 1,334 yards -- both of which were single-season records for Kentucky. He reached pay dirt seven times.
He offers some upside as a prospect. Robinson's final-season target share of 39.3% is a 98th-percentile mark, per PlayerProfiler, and his breakout age of 18.7% rates in the 95th percentile. His college dominator rating checks in as a 75th-percentile clip, and Robinson's 4.44 40-yard dash slots into the 81st percentile.
What type of wideout are the Giants getting?
numberFire's Brandon Gdula breaks down Robinson's profile and gives a top comparison.
"His top comparison is Tutu Atwell"@gdula13 is very impressed with Wan'Dale Robinson's body of work, despite his small size #FanDuelNY | #TogetherBlue pic.twitter.com/9EacYFLEcf
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Gdula's draft database has found these 10 prior prospects to have the most similar statistical profiles to Robinson’s. Keep in mind that these are based not on play style or traits but age, athleticism, draft equity, experience, efficiency, and production.
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Gdula's Take: Robinson can be utilized in various ways in an NFL offense. The main drawback is size, but the one thing you can't question is the production. Expect him to make splash plays in the NFL.
Wan'Dale Robinson's 2022 Fantasy Football Projection
Gdula’s initial projections for Robinson include 54 catches, 631 yards and 2.7 touchdowns, making him the PPR WR65 for the season.
It's not a great landing spot for a few reasons. For one, the Giants' offense figures to be a below-average unit in 2022 unless Daniel Jones improves. Secondly, Big Blue actually has some solid competition for targets in Kadarius Toney, Sterling Shepard and Kenny Golladay -- not to mention the looks Saquon Barkley soaks up out of the backfield.
On FanDuel Sportsbook, the Giants are listed at +8000 to win the Super Bowl and +650 to take the NFC East, and they have a win total projection of 7.5 -- with a -160 price on the under.