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WR Seth Roberts - Oakland Raiders

6-2, 195Born: 2-22-1991College: West AlabamaDrafted: ---

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Week 12: vs Denver Broncos

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Derek Carr has largely been disappointing this season, but he is showing signs over his last four games that he is getting back to the types of numbers that we are used to as over his last four games he has thrown for 317 yards per game as he has been blessed with several great matchups in a row for this offense. The receiving group for this Raiders team has been a big problem throughout the season as both Crabtree and Cooper have been extremely inconsistent and Jared Cook has been the leading receiver this season in Oakland as he is on pace for a career season. The Broncos defense continues to be one of the more talented units in football, but they are not the same unit that they once were and a big reason for this is that Darian Stewart is having the worst season of his career at free safety. The Broncos have actually allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks over the last fourth weeks, which is surprising, but what is killing them is not yardage but instead, it is touchdowns. The Broncos over the last four weeks are averaging allowing 2.8 passing touchdowns per game so which in theory this should be a horrible matchup due to the talent of this defense if the offense continues to put the Broncos in bad starting field positions this could be an opportunity for Derek Carr and company to score some touchdowns this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
9 at MIA 35 0 0 0 2 2 28 0 0 2.8
11 vs NE 59 0 0 0 9 5 36 0 1 2.6
12 vs DEN PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 2 * * * *
12 vs DEN PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 2 * * * *
12 vs DEN PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 3 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 11 vs NE (9 / 5 / 36 / 0 rec)

Roberts was the second-most targeted player of the game and made a couple nice catches but also made some costly mistakes that killed any chance the Raiders had of winning. He as unable to stretch out and secure a third-down pass slightly in front of him to keep the chains moving on the opening drive. Roberts caught a red zone pass that should have set up the Raiders 1st-and-goal inside the five-yard line but he never pulled the ball into his body, swinging it wildly in one hand, which led to it being punched out for a costly fumble.

2017 Week 7 vs KC (6 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)

Roberts continues to see a ton of snaps. He tied Michael Crabtree for the second-most snaps at the wide receiver position with 72 (88% of the offensive snaps). Roberts had a rough game. He dropped what should have been an 18-yard gain on a ball that hit him in the hands.

2017 Week 6 vs LAC (3 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Roberts was excellent from the slot. He caught each of his three targets for gains of 8, 15 and 10 yards. The 15-yard gain was an impressive catch. He leaped high to corral the ball and held on despite a defender coming underneath and taking out his legs. The 10-yard gain was a similar play with Roberts going high over the middle and holding on through contact.

2017 Week 5 vs BAL (4 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)

Roberts played 50 of 56 snaps but wasn't a huge part of the game plan. Most of his yards came on a 22-yard completion down the sideline. Manuel rolled right and then reversed field to roll back to his left to buy time. Roberts sprinted down the sideline to get open and pick up the big gain.

2017 Week 4 vs DEN (5 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)

Roberts played very well. He had a 15-yard gain over the middle early. He lined up in the slot, faked like he was going outside and then cut back across the middle. He snagged a 22-yard reception later in the game from EJ Manuel on the same route.

2017 Week 3 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 20 / 0 rec)

Roberts led the Raiders receivers in snaps, targets, and yards, though that's not saying much in a game in which the Raiders receivers totaled just 40 receiving yards. All four of his catches came on short passes with his long gain going for just nine yards. Roberts was targeted in the corner of the end zone and was able to draw a pass interference penalty. He remains one of Carr's favorite red zone options. Carr targeted Roberts in tight coverage down the seam on a pass that was intercepted by Kendall Fuller when Roberts wasn't able to find the ball.

2017 Week 2 vs NYJ (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Roberts is used sparingly, but an inordinate number of his targets come in the red zone. Carr targeted Roberts in the end zone, but coverage was tight and the corner knocked the ball away.

2017 Week 1 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 19 / 1 rec)

Roberts is going to see less targets with the arrivals of Cordarrelle Patterson and Jared Cook. However, he looks like he'll remain a red zone favorite for Carr. His only catch of the day was a 19-yard touchdown where he ran past the slot corner and Carr rifled it in before the safety could get over.

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Schedule

12vs Denver Broncos
13vs New York Giants
14@ Kansas City Chiefs
15vs Dallas Cowboys
16@ Philadelphia Eagles
17@ Los Angeles Chargers