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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%: 44/1 | Average Draft Position: 133.97
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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).

Many Saints chip in to win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Several Saints made their presences felt in a rout of Tampa Bay on Sunday. The most significant was running back Khiry Robinson, who finished with a a game-high 50 yards on 12 carries. Fellow running back Mark Ingram added 20 yards on three attempts while fullback Jed Collins had three yards on two tries and one reception for two yards.

Running back Darren Sproles chipped in with two catches for 30 yards, tight end Josh Hill caught a pass for 8 yards and tight end Benjamin Watson snagged one for 7 yards.


Saints backup running backs struggle Week 16


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Saints RB Pierre Thomas, Khiry Robinson and FB Jed Collins did little Week 16 against  the Panthers.

Thomas carried the ball four times for 8 yards. He also caught five passes for 7 yards. Robinson was the primary backup to Mark Ingram, carrying six times for 18 yards. Collins had three carries for 8 yards. He caught two passes for 3 yards.


Saints get offensive contributions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2013) The Saints got a slew of offensive contributions in their Week 14 win over Carolina. Among them, receiver Kenny Stills caught two passes for 22 yards and tight end Benjamin Watson had a 20-yard reception.

Wideout Robert Meachem caught one of three targets for 7 yards, adding a 4-yard run. Fullback Jed Collins caught a 4-yard pass and carried once for zero yards. Running back Mark Ingram ran three times for 4 yards, and running back Khiry Robinson had a 6-yard carry.


Saints announce Week 13 inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) There were no big surprises when the Saints announced their Week 13 inactives. Sitting out Monday's game in Seattle are linebacker Keyunta Dawson (calf), defensive end Glenn Foster (knee), running back Khiry Robinson, defensive back Trevin Wade, offensive tackle Terron Armstead, wideout Nick Toon and quarterback Ryan Griffin.

Saints in good shape for game against 49ers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) The Saints are fairly healthy heading into their game Sunday against San Francisco. All but defensive end Tyrunn Walker (knee), tight end Benjamin Watson and safety Kenny Vaccaro, both with concussions, are healthy scratches among their inactives.

Included are tackle Terron Armstead, quarterback Ryan Griffin, running back Khiry Robinson and cornerback Rod Sweeting.


Saints list Week 10 inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2013) The Saints listed seven players as inactive for Sunday night's game vs. Dallas: Safeties Malcolm Jenkins and Roman Harper, quarterback Ryan Griffin, running back Khiry Robinson, defensive back Rod Sweeting, offensive tackle Terron Armstead, defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker.

Jenkins will miss his second straight game with a knee injury, while Harper has been out since Week 2 with his own knee problem.

Khiry Robinson a surprise healthy scratch Week 9


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2013) Saints running back Khiry Robinson was a surprise healthy inactive Week 9 at N.Y. Jets. Robinson sat out as Mark Ingram made his return after missing five games with a toe injury.

Khiry Robinson just a desperation bye-week option


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2013) With six teams on a bye Week 9, Fantasy owners might have to give consideration to starting Saints running back Khiry Robinson. If you choose to start Robinson, then it's best to temper expectations as he heads into a matchup against the Jets.

The Jets have been particularly good against stopping the run. Through eight games against the Jets, running backs average 67.3 rushing yards, which is the second-lowest average. Running backs also average 19.1 receiving yards and 11.3 Fantasy points per week, which is also the second-lowest average. Running backs have totaled six touchdowns (five rushing).

The rookie running back is part of a crowded backfield that features Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles. He's average seven carries the last two games and even had a career-high 53 rushing yards Week 6 against the Saints. But it's very tough to trust Robinson since he's not a featured back and his touches are limited. Consider Robinson just a bye-week Fantasy replacement in deeper formats.


No follow-up for Khiry Robinson


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/27/2013) Saints running back Khiry Robinson, who surprised with 53 yards and a touchdown on seven carries when the team last played Week 6 at New England, got the same number of carries Week 8 against the Bills but couldn't do much with them, rushing for just 9 yards. Starting running back Pierre Thomas, meanwhile, had 65 yards on 14 carries.

With Mark Ingram nearing a return from a toe injury, Robinson will be fighting just to keep his change-of-pace role Week 9 at the Jets.


Khiry Robinson looking for an encore


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/22/2013) When the Saints last played Week 6 at New England, they got their biggest contribution yet from third-string running back Khiry Robinson, who had seven carries for 53 yards and a touchdown. And it's not like that production came in garbage time. The game was close throughout.

So what about Week 8 against the Bills -- a team that ranks 28th against the run, allowing 123.6 yards per game? Garbage time is more of a possibility in that one, which would only work to Robinson's advantage, but it isn't a requirement. The versatile Pierre Thomas will certainly see more time on the field, and the pass-catching Darren Sproles figures to get more touches, but Robinson has enough of a role to factor in deeper Fantasy leagues, particularly with this matchup.

None of the three CBSSports.com Fantasy Football analysts is willing to rank him higher than 35th at running back, but if you're in a tight spot, you could do worse than him off the waiver wire.


Saints to 'evaluate' Khiry Robinson's snaps


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2013) The Saints have a pass-heavy offense led by quarterback Drew Brees, which means the run game often takes a back seat. The Saints rank 23rd in rushing offense (86.7 yards per game) and 28th in yards per carry (3.4).

However, the Saints seem to have something brewing in rookie running back Khiry Robinson. Although the Saints backfield is loaded with talent (Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles, Mark Ingram), Robinson is making the most of his limited work. He is second on the team in rushing yards (137) and is averaging a team-high 5.3 yards per carry.

Coach Sean Payton is certainly paying attention to Robinson's effectiveness in the run game.

"He's been explosive. He's been tough," Payton said, per The Times-Picayune. "He's been hardnosed and we will continue to look at his snaps and evaluate how he fits in each game plan."


Khiry Robinson scores first career TD


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2013) Saints rookie running back Khiry Robinson had the best game of his young career as he scored his first pro touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Patriots in Week 6.

Robinson broke a 3-yard run for a touchdown in the third quarter for his first career touchdown. He finished the game with seven carries for a team-high 53 yards and a touchdown in a 30-27 defeat.

Robinson has 26 carries for 137 yards and a touchdown this season. The Saints will get a bye week before returning to action at home against the Bills in Week 8.

Saints backup runners fail to make impact


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2013) Saints FB Jed Collins and RB Khiry Robinson failed to make a big impact against the Bears Week 5.

Chicago did a great job against the Saints running game Sunday. Collins gained just 11 yards on 3 carries, while Robinson picked up 9 yards on 3 carries. Collins was used in the pass game, hauling in 4 catches. He only gained 17 yards through the air.

Collins and Robinson will take on New England Week 6. 


Khiry Robinson leads Saints in rushing again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2013) Undrafted rookie Khiry Robinson led the Saints with 12 carries for 37 yards against the Dolphins, the second straight game he's paced the team in rushing.

Robinson, who was not targeted in the passing game, continues to get carries when New Orleans wants to kill the clock. Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles received four carries each.

Robinson will look for his first touchdown Week 5 at Chicago.


Khiry Robinson contributes in garbage time


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2013) With Mark Ingram sidelined by a toe injury, rookie running back Khiry Robinson got a chance to contribute late Week 3 against the Cardinals, taking over in the backfield with the Saints running down the clock on their final drive. He did well considering everyone in the building knew what was coming, picking up a team-high 38 yards on four carries.

Pierre Thomas was the team's primary ball carrier for most of the game, but he had only 28 yards on 11 carries. Darren Sproles had 17 on three.

Considering how far down he is on the depth chart, Robinson is unlikely to make a significant impact Week 4 against the Dolphins.


Saints reveal Week 2 inactives


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) Saints defensive back Isa Abdul-Quddus, defensive lineman Brodrick Bunkley, defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker, defensive lineman Glenn Foster were all labeled inactive for Week 2 at Tampa Bay due to injuries.

In addition, wide receiver Tim Toone and running back Khiry Robinson were also healthy inactives for Week 2.

Saints reveal Week 1 inactives


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2013) The Saints' inactives for Week 1 against the Falcons include wide receiver Andy Tanner, wide receiver Robert Meachem, running back Khiry Robinson, defensive back Isa Abdul-Quddus (ankle), offensive lineman Terron Armstead (stomach), linebacker Martez Wilson (elbow) and defensive end Glenn Foster (ankle).