Robby Anderson
Robby Anderson
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Carolina Panthers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Anderson's free-agent landing spot isn't ideal. Not only do the Panthers have the first receiver taken in the 2018 draft, rising star D.J. Moore, but speedy 2017 second-round pick, Curtis Samuel, is also around. And don't forget tailback Christian McCaffrey, who was eighth in the NFL with 142 targets last season. Combine that with game manager Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback and it's hard to see Anderson getting a ton of opportunities. That said, sometimes you have to buy skills and trust in the unpredictability of circumstances. At 6-3, 190, with blazing 4.37 40 speed and a 37-inch vertical leap, Anderson has the physical specs to be a star. His per-play production was modest with the Jets due to below-average QB play and coaching, but he rarely dropped a pass (only three in his last 190 targets), and averaged 15.0 yards per catch the last two years. And while Bridgewater has always been loath to take chances, he was in the Vikings' conservative system and briefly in Sean Payton's short-passing attack during his two NFL stops. New coach Matt Rhule and offensive coordinator Joe Brady could ask Bridgewater to make more downfield throws. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the Panthers in March of 2020.
Signs on with Carolina
WRCarolina Panthers
March 24, 2020
Anderson is signing a two-year, $20 million contract with the Panthers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Anderson likely is disappointed with the financial terms, perhaps suffering from a lack of interest due to the 2020 NFL Draft being loaded at his position. From an on-field standpoint he'll have plenty of competition for targets, joining D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel to give Teddy Bridgewater one of the fastest WR groups in the NFL. The agreement reunites Anderson with Panthers head coach Matt Rhule, who held the same position at Temple when the wideout was there in 2013-15. It remains to be seen if Rhule, Anderson and offensive coordinator Joe Brady can help Bridgewater unlock a downfield element that wasn't really part of his game last year in New Orleans -- his 6.0 aDOT was shallowest in the league among QBs with 100 or more attempts.
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How do Robby Anderson's 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
90.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.53
 
% Team Air Yards
37.0%
 
% Team Targets
19.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
15.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
54.2%
 
Drop Rate
2.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.7
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Robby Anderson's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
190 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.34 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.28 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.07 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.5 in
 
Broad Jump
128 in
 
Bench Press
8 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
2017
Coming off a 2017 breakout, Anderson started 2018 slowly as rookie quarterback Sam Darnold didn't call his number often, instead preferring to lean on Quincy Enunwa. But over the season's final four weeks, with Enunwa hurt and Darnold having some games under his belt, Anderson became the top target and posted a 39-23-336-3 line over that span. At 6-3, 190, Anderson is tall and lanky and ran a blistering 4.37 40 with a 37-inch vertical leap, giving him a nice edge on smaller corners down the field. He hasn't seen much red-zone use the last two years, but the offense should change a good deal under new coach Adam Gase. In Miami, Gase was known for favoring different receivers (and backs) almost at random - one week it would be Albert Wilson, the next Danny Amendola, maybe Kenny Stills would see 10 targets or DeVante Parker even - so it might be hard to predict target share on a weekly basis for Anderson. Moreover, Enunwa is back, last year's rookie tight end Chris Herndon showed considerable promise, the Jets signed small, quick slot man Jamison Crowder from Washington, and running back Le'Veon Bell (Steelers) will also have a big role in the team's passing game. Anderson will maintain his role as the team's primary deep threat, and his rapport with Darnold down the stretch should help, but there's a good deal of volatility in his target forecast.
Who knew the Jets passing game had so much to offer? Anderson, along with teammate Jermaine Kearse, were both playable fantasy options last year, with Anderson in particular going on a five-game TD-scoring streak Weeks 7-11. By season's end, Anderson finished as the No. 15 scoring wideout in non-PPR on a solid 14.9 YPC and 8.3 YPT. At 6-3, 190, Anderson is tall and lanky, runs a blazing 4.34 40 and sports a 37-inch vertical leap. He didn't see a ton of red-zone work - only 10 of his 114 targets were from that area of the field, and he lacks the bulk to make catches in traffic. In 2018, the 25-year-old should return as the team's No. 1 target and retains the surprisingly effective Josh McCown as his likely signal-caller for now, though No. 3 overall pick Sam Darnold should take over at some point. The Jets added Terrelle Pryor as a free agent, and last year's original top receiver, Quincy Enunwa, is expected back from a neck injury, so there should be more competition for targets in New York this year. Anderson's off-field issues have been resolved from a legal perspective, but he may still receive discipline from the league at some point.
An undrafted rookie, Anderson parlayed a big preseason into a roster spot, but it wasn't until Week 13 that he saw double-digit targets, thanks to backup QB Bryce Petty. Anderson had three catches of 40-plus yards and 240 receiving yards over three games before disappearing again when Petty got hurt. At 6-3, 190, Anderson is tall, slight and very fast -- 4.36 40. He's not built to take contact over the middle, and he's not especially quick, but his height, leaping ability and speed make him a deep threat. The Jets rarely threw to him in the red zone, where he drew only five of his 78 targets. Josh McCown is the favorite to start at quarterback for the Jets, but Petty and Christian Hackenberg also are in the mix. With Eric Decker released late in the offseason and Quincy Enunwa likely out for the year with a neck injury, Anderson has a clear path to a starting job, though he could face league discipline stemming from a May arrest. He enters the preseason as the top candidate to serve as the Jets' No. 1 receiver.
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Listening to Jets
WRNew York Jets
March 5, 2020
The Jets have reached out to Anderson, an upcoming unrestricted free agent, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Open to staying with the Jets
WRNew York Jets
January 30, 2020
Anderson said he hopes to re-sign with the Jets, Bob Glauber of Newsday reports.
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Not interested in hometown discount
WRNew York Jets
December 30, 2019
Anderson, a pending free agent, said he won't give the Jets a hometown discount, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. "You got to talk to my agent," Anderson said. "I don't think that makes sense."
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Third straight 700-yard season
WRNew York Jets
December 29, 2019
Anderson (calf) caught three of seven targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 13-6 win over Buffalo.
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Suits up Sunday
WRNew York Jets
December 29, 2019
Anderson (calf) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bills.
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