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Allen Robinson Injury Update Clouds Fantasy Outlook for Week 8

Max Staley
Allen Robinson injury update hurts his fantasy outlook going forward.
Allen Robinson injury update hurts his fantasy outlook going forward. / Leon Halip/Getty Images
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Chicago Bears No. 1 wide receiver Allen Robinson has officially entered the concussion protocol. He suffered the injury on a brutal hit late into the fourth quarter of the team's Week 7 showdown with the Los Angeles Rams.

Robinson hasn't been ruled out quite yet, but fantasy managers may need to get a backup plan in order if the 27-year-old wideout can't suit up for Week 8.

Allen Robinson Fantasy Outlook

If Robinson is able to give it a go, you're obviously starting him. He draws a matchup with the New Orleans Saints, who rank No. 16 against the pass in Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics and are surrendering a league-high 2.83 passing TDs per game.

It'll be crucial to monitor the Bears' practice reports throughout the week, but he'll be his usual WR1 self if he's able to play.

Darnell Mooney Fantasy Outlook

Promising rookie wideout Darnell Mooney would become a boom-or-bust WR4 if Robinson can't go.

Mooney gets used as a downfield threat pretty frequently, boasting an average depth of target (aDOT) of 15.5. That could come in handy against the Saints, who got torched downfield by DJ Moore last week, allowing him to record a 74-yard score on a strike from Teddy Bridgewater.

You'd probably have to be pretty desperate to start Mooney, though, as this Bears' passing attack is well below average – especially if Robinson can't suit up. Still, the rookie has seen at least 5 targets in every game since Week 3, including two performances with 7 targets or more.

He definitely has a chance to break a big play in Week 8 if Robinson is on the shelf, but his floor is worryingly low.


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