New York’s receiving corps has been ripe for the picking due to various circumstances. The rookie out of Kentucky came back from a knee injury against Baltimore and made an instant impact to reignite his preseason hype.
Take training camp buzz with a grain of salt, but Wan’Dale Robinson earned Daniel Jones‘ trust early on and was poised to rise quickly even if he started out fourth on the depth chart.
Then, totally unsurprising things happened to that depth chart. Kadarius Toney has lingering injury issues, Sterling Shepard got hurt, and Kenny Golladay continues to smash the “free agent wide receivers don’t do as well on their new team” narrative.
Unfortunately, Robinson fell into the injury category himself the first week of the season after picking up a knee injury, but when returning this past weekend against the Ravens, he wasted no time contributing to a Giants W.
On just a 23% snap share, Robinson garnered three receptions (on four targets) for 37 yards and a touchdown and did not look hampered by his knee. If this is any sign of what’s to come, Wan’Dale needs to be added off the Week 7 Waiver Wire immediately (rostered on 1.4% on NFL.com, 8% on Yahoo, 6% on ESPN), as he’ll be in the FLEX conversation (at the lowest) every week moving forward.
A healthy Toney is the biggest (and possibly only) threat to Wan’Dale’s ascension, but as the Brian Daboll/Joe Schoen regime’s first receiver drafted, Wan’Dale likely has the tiebreaker in opportunity if both receivers are simultaneously producing well.