Robinson will “absolutely” play in Sunday’s Week 1 matchup at Washington, Jaguars coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Monday. Robinson’s workload shouldn’t be fully anticipated by fans in Week 1. Robinson won’t have a large role when he returns, according to Pederson, who spoke to reporters in late August: “I think you progressively build his reps.”
Nevertheless, the news from Monday is positive for an offense that could use as many playmakers as possible to protect Trevor Lawrence, a second-year quarterback. Travis Etienne, who has recovered from a foot ailment and has been a key part of Jacksonville’s attack throughout the preseason, should start the season as the team’s starting running back. Robinson will only help the Jaguars’ prospects, but a backfield with two running backs won’t be ideal for fantasy owners. When he returns, he will unquestionably assist the team.