I am currently in the midst of the worst Fantasy Football season of my decade-long career. My team is 0-4 and didn’t even crack 80 points this week. I tried to go running back heavy this year given how many talented pass catchers there are in the league, so I selected Najee Harris (who STINKS) in the first round and Aaron Jones (who doesn’t stink but doesn’t get the ball enough) in the second.
After landing two — what I thought were workhorse — running backs, I then focused on wide receiver, which is truly where my team has fallen apart. Commanders wideout Terry McLaurin, who got a new deal in the offseason, has played with garbage quarterbacks virtually his entire career and still put up respectable WR1ish numbers, so I took him thinking Wentz would be the best signal-caller he’s ever played with. Whoops. Wentz is a career backup in waiting.
Then, in my worst pick of the draft, I took Los Angeles Rams’ to pass catcher Allen Robinson — expecting him to put up OBJ-like numbers on a Super Bowl-winning offense — over the likes of JAYLEN WADDLE. Ouch. Robinson, in particular, has been a remarkable disappointment this season as the 29-year-old has caught just nine passes for 95 yards and one touchdown in four games this year.
NFL fans are wondering why the Rams signed Allen Robinson only for Matthew Stafford to never even look at him, let alone throw to him
With the Rams in primetime last night, the entire country was able to witness what I’ve been suffering through all year, and that is the fact that Matthew Stafford seems to be REFUSING to even look Robinson’s way. As a reminder, the Rams signed Robinson to a three-year, $46.5 million deal during the offseason.
Fantasy football guru Matthew Berry has certainly noticed it:
I like how Matthew Stafford doesn’t even pretend to look to Allen Robinson’s side.
— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) October 4, 2022
Other NFL fans have noticed the bizarre trend, too, and have begun to theorize — perhaps in some uncouth ways — about why Robinson doesn’t seem to be catching any passes this year.
Matthew Stafford when he sees Allen Robinson in the huddlepic.twitter.com/c7Z0DZbMkB
— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) October 4, 2022
Allen Robinson talking to Matthew Stafford about all the looks Cooper Kupp gets:pic.twitter.com/hOgTIEKgd6
— BetMGM 🦁 (@BetMGM) October 4, 2022
Stafford whenever Allen Robinson has a one on one in the red zone pic.twitter.com/p7h6gmU10U
— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) October 4, 2022
Somebody tell Matthew Stafford to interrupt his love affair with Cooper Kupp long enough to throw to Allen Robinson
— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) October 4, 2022
Allen Robinson trying to get targets from Stafford 4 weeks into the season pic.twitter.com/ch40cnnBMc
— DTective Metcalf (@OutWithRuss) October 4, 2022
Matthew Stafford when Allen Robinson is the only receiver open pic.twitter.com/sNvxm0zpjw
— 🎃Jordan🎃 (@bordanjuff) October 4, 2022
Allen Robinson trying to get Stafford to throw the ball to him pic.twitter.com/C2jOH4qZxs
— NFL Hate Memes (@NFLHateMemes) October 4, 2022
Is Allen Robinson the highest paid decoy in the league? Stafford never looks his way smh
— Pastor Carl Day (@PastorCarlDay) October 4, 2022
Is Allen Robinson ass or is Stafford just not targeting him
— AP 🌵𓅓🍎 (@Light_2610) October 4, 2022
Everytime Stafford looks Robinson’s way it’s for some impossible bullshit
— Consistently Consistent Tutu Atwell (@Giruzzi) October 4, 2022
— Hussein Sabbagh (@HussSabbagh) October 4, 2022
Stafford be throwing Allen Robinson them “here damn” balls lmfao
— si6 (@dmay706) October 4, 2022
Does Stafford just not like Allen Robinson??
— The Negotiator (@UncensoredCP15) October 4, 2022
gm to everyone except for matthew stafford and allen robinson
— Samantha Previte (@SamanthaNFL) October 4, 2022
— Fantasy Life (@MBFantasyLife) October 4, 2022
Matt Stafford when he sees Kupp and Skowronek are double covered so he has to throw off target to Robinson. pic.twitter.com/GNDEWRQ3aB
— The Sports Memery (@TheSportsMemery) October 4, 2022
Allen Robinson waiting for Stafford to throw him the ball: pic.twitter.com/qeEuDdNhds
— Cumanders on IG 📸 (@cumanders) October 4, 2022
Following their Monday Night Football loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Rams and their very broken offense now sit at 2-2 with the rest of the NFC West.