3. Wan’Dale Robinson scores his first TD of 2023
Since returning in Week 3 from a torn ACL he suffered last season, Wan’Dale Robinson has been a focal point of the Giants passing game. Robinson has had at least five targets in four of six games upon his return, yet has zero touchdowns to show for it. Both Robinson and teammate Darius Slayton rank within the top 12 of the NFL for most targets without a touchdown according to StatMuse.
Week 9 is when the scoring drought finally ends for Robinson (and hopefully Slayton). With Daniel Jones expected to return from a three-game absence due to a neck injury, the Giants offense will likely revert to the short-to-intermediate and quick-style passing.
Jones ranks near the bottom of the league in aDOT (average depth of target), which bodes well for Robinson’s prospects as a receiver who mostly operates from the slot. Moreover, the Raiders defense is quietly ninth in the NFL in opponent passing yards per game (197.0), suggesting that Jones and the offense will likely need to dink and dunk their way down the field.
Robinson figures to be a big part of the Giants game plan heading into Week 9 and has a great opportunity ahead of him to get off the schneid with his first touchdown of the 2023 season.