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29 Khiry Robinson RB
Height/Weight: 6-0/220 | Birthdate: 12/28/1989 | Birthplace: Midland, TX, USA | Team: New Orleans | College: West Texas A&M | NFL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 52/4 | Average Draft Position: 140.39
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Saints rule out backs Thomas, Robinson against Packers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:43 pm ET) Running backs Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (forearm) have been ruled out by the Saints for the Sunday game against Green Bay.

Their absences should mean increased work for Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet.


Pierre Thomas, Khiry Robinson unable to practice Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2014) Saints running back Khiry Robinson (forearm) and running back Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) were held out of practice again Thursday. The Saints are preparing to play the Packers in Week 8.

Saints RB Khiry Robinson held out Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2014) Saints running back Khiry Robinson was held out of Wednesday's practice due to a forearm injury. Robinson left after playing five snaps Week 7 at Detroit, but said he'll be fine for Sunday night's game against the Packers.

"I have a little boo-boo, but I'm straight," he said, per The New Orleans Advocate.


Saints backfield picture no clearer following Mark Ingram's return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) With the return of Mark Ingram, we got our first glimpse of how the Saints running backs might be used in Week 7 against the Lions. Unfortunately, there wasn't much to take from the game, thank to the stifling defense played by the Lions.

Ingram and Pierre Thomas received the most work, but neither was particularly effective in the game. Ingram ran the ball 10 times for 16 yards, while Thomas had just 13 yards on six carries -- lead-footed quarterback Drew Brees also had 13 yards, on just one carry. The team was actually led by Khiry Robinson, who racked up 26 yards on three carries.

Thomas was a bit more active in the passing game, hauling in four passes for 17 yards. However, Travaris Cadet was still the top receiver out of the backfield with six receptions for 51 yards, which is bad news for Thomas. Ingram and Robinson might be the top rushing options on the roster, so Thomas needs to make his name as a receiving option if he is going to be Fantasy relevant.

At this point, the Saints have four options out of the backfield, all of whom can be dynamic playmakers when given the chance. Things should be easier moving forward, as the Lions' rushing defense is arguably the league's toughest. However, with so many mouths to feed, it might be tough for Fantasy owners to rely on anyone here until their roles get a bit clearer. 


Saints' running back situation a bit dodgy now


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/16/2014) Saints running back Mark Ingram is expected back in the lineup Week 7 at Detroit, but how much he'll play coming off a three-game, four-week absence for a broken hand is to be determined.

Starting him in Fantasy already causes enough anxiety, what with Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson also in the picture. Robinson performed well in Ingram's absence and could spell him more in the beginning as a result, and Thomas, because of his receiving ability, could play more if the Saints' fall behind, which is distinctly possible given that the Lions are No. 1 against the pass.

They're not such a great matchup for the running backs either, allowing just 73.5 rushing yards per game, second-fewest in the league.

If you're going to start a Saints running back in standard leagues, it should probably be Ingram since he's the best bet to get the ball at the goal line, but you probably shouldn't start a Saints running back in standard leagues. Thomas is OK in points-per-reception leagues.


Saints backfield could change after the bye


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2014) With the Saints off on a Week 6 bye, they have some extra time to get their offensive starters healthy. That could mean the return of Mark Ingram -- and the end of Khiry Robinson's time as a Fantasy starter -- in Week 7.

Ingram suffered a broken hand in Week 2, but ESPN.com cited sources Monday indicating that Ingram could be back after the bye. Robinson has been productive while filling in for Ingram, averaging 90.7 all-purpose yards with 50 touches over three games. Though his role won't disappear -- Robinson has been too productive to not see the field -- Ingram's return is likely to result in a decline in Robinson's value. He had 14 touches in the first two games of the season, though he did also find the end zone once.

The Saints might have too many productive running backs, as evidenced by the fact that three different backs scored in Week 5. Finding enough playing time to keep them all happy might be a difficult task, though Ingram should at least get close to 15 touches per game when he gets back, as he did before the injury. Now might be the time to sell-high on Robinson.


Late touchdown may not save Khiry Robinson


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/5/2014) It took until overtime, but Saints running back Khiry Robinson finally made good on what might be his last start for a while with an 18-yard touchdown run to seal the victory Week 5 against Tampa Bay.

Why would his role be changing? Because after the Saints' bye in Week 6, Mark Ingram is supposed to be ready to return from a broken hand. And as good as he was before the injury, he should get back to carrying the load for the Saints, especially since, prior to that last carry, Robinson struggled to move the ball against the Buccaneers.

That doesn't mean Robinson won't have a role in the Saints offense, but as probably the least significant piece in a three-man backfield, he won't do Fantasy owners much good.

If you play in a shallow league where roster space is limited, Robinson isn't beyond cutting right now, though the preferred approach would be to wait until Ingram is officially back in the lineup. Two weeks is a long time to wait, though.


Saints' Khiry Robinson scores game-winning touchdown


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Saints running back Khiry Robinson scored the game-winning touchdown Week 5 against the Bucs.

Robinson received the bulk of the carries for New Orleans, running the rock 21 times. He gained a solid 82 yards during the start. Robinson also caught one pass for 8 yards during the contest. Robinson's big play came in overtime. With the Saints driving down the field, Robinson took a carry from 18 yards out. After navigating his way through the Tampa defense, Robinson ran over a defender at about the 5 yard line and scampered into the end zone for the game-winning score.

The Saints are on a bye Week 6. 


Last hurrah for Khiry Robinson?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/1/2014) While the Saints didn't accomplish much Week 4 at Dallas, one thing they did do is confirm that Khiry Robinson is indeed their preferred ball carrier with Mark Ingram sidelined by a broken hand. Of course, with the reports of Ingram coming back in Week 7 and the Saints on bye in Week 6, Week 5 against Tampa Bay might be your last real opportunity to start the second-year back. And it's one I advise you to take.

The Buccaneers are just two weeks removed from a blowout loss at Atlanta, and the Saints are just as explosive on offense. Based on what we've seen from the Buccaneers defense through four games, I don't think it has the chops to keep the game close. And when the Saints pull ahead, that's when Robinson will go to work.

It's a bit of a hunch, but considering Robinson got 18 carries in the first game Ingram missed two weeks ago, the only way he doesn't make a relevant Fantasy contribution (barring injury, of course), is if the Buccaneers jump out to an early lead like the Cowboys did last week. And based on what we've seen from the Buccaneers offense through four games, I don't think it has the chops to do that.

The Buccaneers are lacking in chops, basically.


Khiry Robinson racks up 105 total yards


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Saints running back Khiry Robinson put up 105 yards from scrimmage in the loss at Dallas, including his team's longest run in a decade. Robinson turned the corner early in the fourth quarter and looked like he might score until cornerback Brandon Carr chased him down at the 12-yard line for a 62-yard gain.

Robinson finished with eight carries for 87 yards (10.9 ypc) and caught two of three targets for 18 yards. He'll play the Buccaneers in Week 5.


Khiry Robinson just an OK start


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/25/2014) Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Khiry Robinson as a top 15 running back for this week, and I guess I see where they're coming from. The bye weeks have started, so not every running back is available, and the Cowboys are not so great against the run, ranking 15th in the league.

But they're even worse against the pass, ranking 21st, and with the production of their offense so far, you'd think they'd necessitate the Saints throwing as much, if not more, than they did against the Vikings last week.

Even with the Saints' final drive aimed at little more than running out the clock, Robinson still had just 69 yards on 18 carries in that game. He got the clear majority of the carries with Mark Ingram sidelined by injury, but Pierre Thomas still got his share, including one he punched in from the 1-yard line.

So in Robinson, you have an unproven back in a timeshare for a team that prefers to throw the ball against a defense that struggles against the pass in what could be a high-scoring game. That's not top-15 material to me.

Which isn't to say you shouldn't start him. He's a fine start if you need him to start. But if you don't, don't feel like you have to make room for him.


Saints backfield split could still lead to Fantasy success


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) The Saints split Mark Ingram's lost playing time between Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson in Week 3 against the Vikings, though Robinson was the big winner.

Thomas saw 41.4 percent of the team's offensive snaps through the first two games, a number that jumped up to 49 percent as he accounted for 51 all-purpose yards and a touchdown. However, he took a big backseat to Robinson in the running game, just as he did when Ingram was healthy.

Robinson was a total non-factor in the passing game, but led the team with 69 rushing yards on 18 carries. Prior to Week 3, Ingram had accounted for 27.6 percent of the team's offensive snaps, while Robinson was seeing the field just 17.9 percent of the time. Robinson pretty much took on Ingram's role Sunday, as he played 41 percent of the team's snaps.

Thomas should continue to be the team's back in passing downs, but Robinson looks like the workhorse in the passing game. If this distribution stays constant moving forward, Robinson could find a great deal of success in Week 4, against a Cowboys defense that is allowing 5.0 yards per carry to opposing running backs.

Robinson is still available in 28 percent of CBSSports.com leagues, but he should be a solid starting option in Week 4. Consider adding him if available. 


Khiry Robinson merely OK in Sunday victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Saints running back Khiry Robinson proved solid, if unspectacular, in a win Sunday over Minnesota.

Robinson finished with 69 yards on 18 carries, but managed just 45 yards after his first two carries. He broke off runs of 13 and 11 yards to open the game, but was held to 31 yards on 12 attempts in the second half.

He will seek greater consistency in Week 4 against the Cowboys.


Saints encouraged by progress of Khiry Robinson


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) The Saints have become encouraged over the progress made by second-year running back Khiry Robinson this season, the Baton Rouge Advocate is reporting.

Robinson has only managed mediocre numbers with 59 yards on 14 carries this season. But Sean Payton is happy with how he has approached his opportunities.

"Towards the end (of last season) there he had a hot hand with regards to just the idea of measuring or grading his run decisions," Payton said. "Certainly he is further along here in year two with his whole game. ... He understands fronts more, where plays are designed to go more and also the protections."

Robinson has been particularly impressive reading blocks and showing patience waiting for holes to open.

"I think he's becoming a smarter runner," tackle Zach Strief said. "He's very naturally talented. He has a lot of abilities ... but there's a lot that goes into running the ball in this league."


Khiry Robinson does little in defeat to Browns


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Saints running back Khiry Robinson managed just 31 yards on eight attempts Sunday in Cleveland. His 3.9 YPC was the worst among all New Orleans players with more than one carry. He was not targeted in the passing game.

Khiry Robinson contributes a touchdown


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Of the Saints' three running backs, Khiry Robinson contributed the least Week 1 at Atlanta, but he still had his moments. Most notably, he scored the team's first touchdown on a 2-yard run early in the second quarter. He had a 21-yard run earlier on that drive.

He didn't do much after that, though, finishing with 28 yards on six carries. He was only targeted once as a receiver.

By comparison, Mark Ingram had 13 carries for 60 yards and two touchdowns. Pierre Thomas had seven carries for 31 yards and six catches for 58.

Robinson's line would have looked a little better if his final two runs didn't go for a combined minus-7 yards. He'll try to make the most of his touches again Week 2 at Cleveland.


Khiry Robinson looking to solidify role


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/2/2014) Of the Saints' top three running backs, Khiry Robinson's role is the most unclear heading into Week 1 at Atlanta, making him a risky choice in Fantasy despite the favorable matchup.

Mark Ingram is expected to start for the Saints and get the largest percentage of the carries. Pierre Thomas, who led all running backs with 77 receptions last season, still figures to play a big role in the passing game. Robinson, who wasn't nearly as effective as Ingram this preseason, averaging just 3.4 yards per carry, could end up being just a change-of-pace option.

If he gets a decent number of touches, he could surprise against a defense that ranked 31st against the run last season, allowing 135.8 yards per game, but that's too big of a gamble for standard 12-team leagues.

Neither Jamey Eisenberg nor Dave Richard ranks Robinson among his top 48 running backs for this week.


Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson pulling away from Pierre Thomas


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Saints running backs Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson used the preseason opener in St. Louis to keep pulling away from Pierre Thomas, who did not make the trip for unspecified reasons, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Thomas was reportedly on the trading block this offseason, he's listed third on the unofficial depth chart, and he does not take snaps with the starters in walkthroughs, the paper said.

Ingram ran eight times for 83 yards and a touchdown against the Rams. Robinson carried five times for 23 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 16 yards.


Khiry Robinson gets in the end zone Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Saints running back Khiry Robinson scored a touchdown during Friday's preseason opener against the Rams.

Robinson split carries with Mark Ingram in the first half by switching after each offensive series. He scored from 1-yard out in the second quarter. Robinson had five carries for 23 yards and a touchdown, averaging 4.6 yards per attempt. He also caught all two of his targeted passes for 16 yards.

'Pretty even workload' expected for Saints' top 3 backs


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) The Saints have at least a three-headed monster at running back, with Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson expected to receive significant snaps. Then there's pass-catching back Travaris Cadet. 

ESPN's Saints reporter, Mike Triplett, expects "a pretty even workload between the Saints' top three running backs, with Thomas playing more of the nickel/third-down role now that Darren Sproles has been traded away. But it's always possible that the Saints could stick with the hot hand as the season goes along."


Khiry Robinson has chance to break out


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/3/2014) The Saints are counting on running back Khiry Robinson to be a breakout candidate in 2014, reports ESPN.

He played well to close the 2013 season -- 152 yards and a touchdown over the final three games on a total of 33 carries (4.6 yards per carry) -- and the Saints relied on him during the playoffs after Pierre Thomas was injured.

The report says Robinson is hoping to build off that success while also becoming a more well-rounded back capable of catching passes and being trusted in pass protection.

"He is someone obviously that has more confidence now," coach Sean Payton said. "You see him, just from an assignment standpoint, understanding the protections much quicker. That took a while for him last year. I think (with) a year under his belt, the overall understanding of all the things he needs to do at the running back position is a lot better. ... He is a lot further along than he was this time last year."


Stars aligning for Khiry Robinson


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Saints running back Khiry Robinson would see a major increase in carries if Pierre Thomas is released. And Robinson showed in 2013 he’ll make the most of his chances.

According to Pro Football Focus, Robinson tied for third among all RBs with 0.47 Fantasy points per opportunity – the number of points per carries or pass routes run. He forced 10 missed tackles on 54 carries, the seventh-best rate among RBs with fewer than 100 touches.

An undrafted rookie, Robinson was solid in the regular season (4.1 yards per carry) and better in the playoffs when he gained 102 yards on 21 carries (4.9 ypc). He got a team-high 13 totes in the divisional loss at Seattle, hammering in a 2-yard touchdown and adding a 13-yard catch. He brought a toughness the Saints’ ground game had lacked. Bill Parcells compared Robinson to Hall of Famer Curtis Martin.

If Thomas does not return, Robinson would be in a timeshare with injury-prone Mark Ingram. Sure, Darren Sproles is there too, but he’s almost strictly a passing-down back.

Coach Sean Payton told reporters he's "very excited" about the development of Ingram and Robinson, saying: "I think those two backs just from a physical power-running standpoint, especially down the stretch, they were tough."


Khiry Robinson bright spot for Saints on Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) The trio of running backs that have carried the Saints all season did not include Khiry Robinson. But he is justifying claims that he is the most effective of all.

Robinson was the most impressive back not named Marshawn Lynch on the field Saturday in Seattle. He rushed 13 times for 57 yards and a 2-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter that kept his team alive.

A 17-yard scamper in the middle of the second quarter got Robinson rolling. He finished with 44 yards on eight attempts in the first half, but received fewer opportunities after intermission as his team was forced to pass.

Robinson added a catch for 13 yards in the first quarter.


Saints' running game picking up at right time


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2014) The Saints averaged 79.8 rushing yards per game over their first eight games. Over the final eight, they averaged 104.4. The running game continued to do its part in the playoff win in Philadelphia, producing 185 yards as Mark Ingram gained 97 yards on 18 carries and Khiry Robinson netted 45 yards on eight totes.

New Orleans played without leading rusher Pierre Thomas (chest).

“I love the fact that the coaches had the faith in me and the other backs to run the ball a lot in the game," Ingram told The Advocate.

The Saints likely will find it tougher to run against the Seahawks on Saturday. In Week 13 at Seattle, New Orleans gained 44 yards on 17 carries in a 34-7 loss.


Saints get contributions from role players in Wild Card win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2014) The Saints received contributions from several role players during Saturday's Wild Card victory over the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Robert Meachem caught his only target -- a 40-yard pass from Drew Brees in the fourth quarter. Kenny Stills was targeted four times and finished with three grabs for 35 yards while Benjamin Watson and Josh Hill only had one catch. Watson finished with 27 yards and Hill ended the game with nine yards. In the running game, Khiry Robinson finished as the team's second-leading rusher, with eight carries for 45 yards (5.6 yards per carry).