WR Andre Roberts - Buffalo Bills
|5-11, 195||Born: 1-9-1988||College: Citadel||Drafted: Round 3, pick 88 (2010)|
2018 Week 5 vs DEN (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Roberts is more of an impact player returning punts and kicks, but snagged one short pass in the third quarter. He was the intended target on Sam Darnold's tipped interception as well.
2018 Week 7 vs MIN (6 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Normally a special teams player, Roberts was thrust into a starting role due to injuries to Quincy Enunwa and Terrelle Pryor. He was the target on one of quarterback Sam Darnold's interceptions, and while the pass was poorly thrown, it's also unclear if he was where he was supposed to be on his route. Roberts is clearly a better kick returner than receiver, but the Jets may still need him going forward as they are really shallow at the position.
2018 Week 13 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec, 1 / 18 / 0 rush)
Roberts had a nice catch for ten yards in the first half and then showed some speed on a run for 18 yards in the third quarter. Otherwise he was strictly a special teams player.
2018 Week 15 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 16 / 1 rec)
Roberts continues to mostly be a special teams player, but he has had to be more involved in the offense due to the long list of injuries the Jets have had to deal with at the position. His biggest play was on a touchdown in the early third quarter. On the play, he ran a nice double move against the Houston secondary, gaining a few steps on his coverage. Quarterback Sam Darnold saw the opening the threw the ball, but it was short. Roberts saw that it wouldn't be long enough though, and adjusted, making a nice grab while going backwards into the end zone.
2018 Week 17 vs NE (4 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Roberts is a Pro Bowler for his special teams ability, not receiving ability, and only saw as much time as he did this season because the Jets were thin at the position due to injury. He doesn't stretch the field all that well, has problems shaking coverage and while he has serviceable hands, overall he's nothing special. He was a one-season contract guy, so he is unlikely to return next year.
2017 Week 1 vs CHI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
He returned the opening kick 60 yards, weaving through the middle of the defense from the left flat to the right sideline, but an illegal block in the back by Kemal Ishmael early in the run nullified the play.
2017 Week 2 vs GB (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
He fielded the opening kick at the goal line and was stuffed before he reached the 20 thanks to strong coverage down field.
2017 Week 3 vs DET (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
He earned two strong returns past the Atlanta 30 on two returns during the first half, including a near-breakaway to the 36 early in the second quarter. Roberts earned nearly 15 up the right seam with half of it occurring after the catch during the second quarter. He broke a third-quarter punt up the left sideline for 27 yards and nearly the length of the line-drive punt with nearly no hang-time. He got stuffed at the 12 on a kick return after Detroit closed the gap to 3 yards late in the third quarter.
2017 Week 4 vs BUF (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
He took the opening kick from the middle of the end zone to the 19 after working hard for the final four yards after contact. Roberts took a short kickoff on a bounce and fumbled the ball after contact from the defense, but Atlanta recovered. Late in the fourth quarter, Roberts bounced a run to the right sideline on a kickoff fielded in the end zone. He crossed midfield for a 61-yard return to answer a Bills field goal that put Buffalo ahead with 4:35 in left. It gave Atlanta a chance to retake the lead.
2017 Week 7 vs NE (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
He got a step on the trailing defensive back on 3rd and 10 from the Patriots' 19 during the first quarter, but he could not hang onto the target near his chest that hit him on the hands while he dove for the ball with the defender tight to his frame and blocking some of his view of the ball. It was the extent of his offensive workload.
2017 Week 8 vs NYJ (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
e had an 80-yard punt return with 3:36 left, but it was wiped out by an illegal block in the back. Roberts began from the right flat and weaved his way to the left sideline.
2017 Week 9 vs CAR (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
He had the ball stripped from his grasp during his first punt returned, but recovered his own fumble.
2017 Week 11 vs SEA (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
He took the opening kickoff at the right flat near the numbers a yard deep in the end zone and returned it past the 50 to the opposite sideline. After Seattle closed the 21-7 lead to 11, Roberts muffed a pooch kick and Seattle recovered at the Atlanta 11.
2017 Week 12 vs TB (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
He earned three strong returns during the first three quarters of this game, including a punt return for 18 yards and a 35-yard return late in the third quarter.
2017 Week 15 vs TB (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
He continued his strong season as a kick returner, taking the opening kickoff up the right hash to the Atlanta 36. He ran through the reach of the first defender on a 58-yard punt for a 13-yard return. He reached the 25 on his second kick return.
2017 Week 16 vs NO (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Typically a good decision maker in the return game, Roberts took the second kickoff and wound up stuffed at the 15 when he fielded the ball deep in the end zone.
2016 Week 12 vs MIN (4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Roberts continues to get sprinkled into the offense on a minimum level and saw four targets in this game. He caught two passes for 19 yards with a long coming on a 14-yard out route for 14 yards near the end of the first half. Roberts did miss a huge opportunity and left a gigantic play on the field as he ran a slant towards the sideline and turned toward the middle of the field instead of continuing down the sideline. Stafford threw down the sideline and the ball fell incomplete, but it could have been a long touchdown were it not for the miscommunication.
2016 Week 13 vs NO (7 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
Roberts was a little more involved in the game plan with Marvin Jones out on Sunday. Roberts took a slant pass early in the game that went for 16 yards and another that went for eight yards. He sat into a soft area of zone coverage and caught an 11-yard pass and helped the Lions passing game by generating first downs. The Lions took a deep shot down the field to Roberts as he ran an out and up and beat Saints defender Sterling Moore but Moore recovered and got his hands in right as the ball arrived. The ball might have been a touch underthrown and you could argue that Roberts should have caught the pass as it did hit both hands. Roberts was targeted two more times but the Saints defenders did a good job of jamming him at the line of scrimmage and he could not get off the line of scrimmage with one target coming in the red zone. Roberts caught a quick slant on the left side of the formation but the Saints smothered the play and it went for no gain. Roberts had the kind of plays that could have led to a very big day as he was targeted in the red zone and down the field, but he settled for four catches and 35 yards.
2016 Week 14 vs CHI (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Roberts was targeted twice on Sunday but both passes fell incomplete. He and Stafford weren't in sync on a deep throw into the red zone as Stafford threw away from coverage to the pylon and Roberts continued up the seam. The Bears recognized what the Lions were doing when they came out stacked on the top of the formation on Roberts' last target of the game. The bubble screen was broken up quickly and the ability of the Bears to quickly diagnose the Lions play made it a very dangerous throw and the Lions were lucky the ball went incomplete.
2015 Week 1 vs MIA (4 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts had a rather quiet day despite the injury to Desean Jackson. He has excellent short area quickness, but also the speed to get downfield. However the Redskins didn't showcase that much with Andre. He did have 2 key catches in the 4th quarter as 1 of them went for 18 yards and another one for a clutch first down. He wasn't featured much in this game but it will be interesting to see if he can have a larger impact moving forward.
2015 Week 2 vs LA (1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts was the projected 2nd wide receiver on this team but went virtually nonexistent with 1 catch.
2015 Week 7 vs TB (6 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts was activated for this game as he has been absent the past two. He had 3 catches on the day and had the longest play of the day for Washington on a 38 yard pass. The three catches he made weren't game changing plays but he was more involved than anticipated due to the large deficit and heavy dose of passing they had to do. However, the back shoulder catch he made in the third quarter sparked the scoring drive needed to keep the comeback alive
2015 Week 9 vs NE (2 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts was the low man on the totem pole in this particular game with the receivers. He only had 2 catches in this game and didn't contribute much to the outcome.
2015 Week 11 vs CAR (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts did not record a catch for this game. However he did return a kickoff that tied the game at 14 before the route was on.
2014 Week 1 vs HOU (3 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts was targeted on deep pass late in the first quarter as he got open streaking up the right sideline but the small receiver barely stepped out of bounds. Roberts secured a nice pass from Griffin in the third quarter on a deep crossing route, finding a soft spot in the Texans zone for 22 yards. Roberts serves as the primary return man.
2014 Week 2 vs JAX (5 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec, 1 / 19 / 0 rush)
Andre Roberts had a busy day returning punts from a terrorized Jacksonville offense that seemed determined to get Chad Henne killed. Roberts threatened to return one of these punts early in the third quarter, racing up the right sideline to the Jaguars' 30 yard line before getting knocked out of bounds. Roberts looked like a favored target of Kirk Cousins as well. The tough replacement for the ageing Santana Moss looks to be the main slot receiver in three WR sets. Roberts had his second week in a row grabbing a deep post in the middle of the field, snatching the ball in stride and running after the catch for a big 32 yard gain. He picked up chunk yardage with his feet as well, taking an end-around to the right side for a 19 yard gain. Roberts showed some nice shiftiness and power on the play, breaking at least one arm tackle and weaving through traffic like a kick returner. Roberts got snaps all over the field, lining up on the outside on a play and drawing a PI penalty. Roberts setup the corner with a stutter step before running past him up the right sideline. If Cousins had thrown a slightly better ball, Roberts could have had a very big gain on the play.
2014 Week 3 vs PHI (6 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts's role in the Washington offense looks fairly clear. He is the new Santana Moss, running tough slot routes over the middle and testing the seam every now and then to keep the safeties and linebackers honest. Roberts nearly scored a TD with Washington driving late in the fourth quarter, taking a short pass over the middle up to the one yard line before getting tackled.
2014 Week 4 vs NYG (5 / 1 / 18 / 1 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Roberts Despite catching a seam pass for a touchdown in the first half, it was a poor game for Kirk Cousins when targeting Andre Roberts. Most of Cousins' worst throws were in Roberts' direction, including two glaring misfires on third downs and a pass directly to a defensive back sitting on an Andre Roberts out route in the third quarter. Roberts also was stuffed on a well-defensed reverse and made a fair catch with plenty of running room on a punt return. Like DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, Roberts had a tough day against the Giants.
2014 Week 5 vs SEA (9 / 5 / 29 / 1 rec)
Andre Roberts played the role of the underneath chain mover in Gruden's quick-hitting game plan which was designed to keep Cousins clean and his throws safe. Roberts caught two tough first down catches on Washington's opening drive with coverage draped all over him, a theme that would carry on throughout the evening. Roberts only gaffe on the night was when he let a pass whiff right through his hands while Washington was driving in the final minute of the first half, killing the team's momentum as they attempted to close the gap on Seattle's lead. Roberts hauled in a few key passes, including a short TD, with Washington driving late in the fourth quarter coming back from a 14 point deficit. The shifty slot receiver has found weekly success running the seam post from the slot and was able to utilize it again while cashing in on a score against a tired Seattle defense which found themselves on their heels for the first time all game.
2014 Week 6 vs ARI (9 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts failed to play big for Washington in a so-called "revenge game" against his former team. For the second straight week Roberts had a terrible drop on a pass that hit him hands, another drop from a high pass that bounced off his hands, and he coughed up a dubious fumble in the fourth quarter (his knee looked down on the replay) with Washington attempting to erase a seven point deficit. The turnover led to an Arizona FG and 10 point lead. Roberts picked up key yardage late in the fourth quarter TD drive, taking a swing pass 22 yards up the field into Cardinals territory. Roberts was heavily targeted by Cousins throughout the game, running short and intermediate routes out of the slot, but his day could have been much bigger if he had been able to haul in a greater percentage of his targets.r
2014 Week 7 vs TEN (4 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts played a minor role in Washington's game plan. His four targets on the day were his lowest since week one, and he was only able to haul two of them in for 18 yards. Roberts dropped a pass late in the second quarter that would have put Washington into FG range. Washington does appear to be trying to use the shifty slot receiver in creative ways, throwing an end-around swing pass to him for a nice nine yard gain. Roberts was again the primary punt and kick returner but failed to make an impact on the game in those phases.
2014 Week 8 vs DAL (5 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts was blanketed by Dallas working out of the slot, hauling in only one catch on five targets. He was targeted in the endzone on a McCoy lob into double coverage early in the first half, but was unable to outleap the defense and the play resulted in a Dallas interception. Roberts did have a nice punt return early in the game that helped set up Washington's first FG of the game. Roberts's production has declined with McCoy under center.
2014 Week 9 vs MIN (5 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts saw five targets on the game but was not able to do very much with them. Griffin missed him on a few throws and the two balls he was able to catch were short passes that offered little run after the catch opportunities. Roberts was not able to do much in the return game and was also the target on Griffin's only interception of the game -- a poorly thrown pass at his feet that he had no chance of catching.
2014 Week 11 vs TB (2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts, like fellow WR Garcon, saw little attention from RG3. He caught both targets thrown his way while operating out of the slot. Roberts continues to return punts and kicks but was never able to shake free for any big plays during the game.
2014 Week 12 vs SF (4 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts was only able to haul in one of his four targets, but it was a nifty one-handed catch for a first down in the second quarter. He had another nice third down catch called back due to an offensive holding call in the fourth quarter. Roberts made little impact in the return game, failing to provide Washington with a spark, and was pulled for DeSean Jackson in the second half on punt returns. Roberts is at best the fourth option in Washington's passing game, so his limited production should be unsurprising.
2014 Week 13 vs IND (5 / 2 / 46 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts only caught two of his five targets on the day. He had one bad drop early in the game with Washington driving that bounced off his hands. He also had a pretty toe tapping sideline catch that set up a score in the first half where he showed off great concentration and body control.
2014 Week 14 vs STL (2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts looked to get more involved in the passing game this week but was overshadowed by the play of veteran Santana Moss in the absence of WR DeSean Jackson. He caught both his targets for 11 yards, and failed to make much of an impact in the return game against a very good Rams special teams. Roberts looks like his role in the Washington offense is set as the slot receiver and he isn't a dynamic enough receiver to warrant any more looks.
2014 Week 15 vs NYG (4 / 2 / 81 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts turned two of four targets into a team-leading 81 yards receiving. Much of it came on one 61 yard reception that Roberts caught short over the middle and turned upfield for a long gain. Roberts ran out of steam before he could score.
2014 Week 16 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts made a nice juggling catch over the middle to keep Washington's first drive alive early in the first quarter. Roberts also dropped a perfect 20 yard pass from RG3 on a 3rd and 19 that hit him square in the hands. Roberts fumbled the opening kickoff of the second half deep in his own territory, but he was bailed out when the Washington defense held the Eagles to a FG try that was missed.
2014 Week 17 vs DAL (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts split time in the slot with Santana Moss and didn't receive a lot of attention from a struggling RG3. He caught his lone pass on a bubble screen for a short gain.
2013 Week 1 vs STL (9 / 8 / 97 / 0 rec)
In many ways, Andre Roberts' 2012 season was about perception. Those locally and associated with the team have been insistent about his talent and play, attributing his poor statistics to the erratic, and often awful quarterback play, while outside analysts such as Pro Football Focus ranked him very poorly. With an excellent performance in week 1, Roberts took a huge step towards silencing his critics catching absolutely everything thrown his way and leading the team with 97 yards. Roberts was targeted 9 times, often with contested throws in traffic, catching 8 passes and absorbing some huge hits from the Rams defense without coughing up the ball. The lone target in which Roberts was unable to bring in came late in the 4th quarter on an uncatchable pass thrown too wide and just out of bounds. Working in the slot for the majority of the night, Roberts capitalized on the advantageous matchups he'll see all season with Floyd and Fitzgerald on the outsides. Look for plenty of high volume days from Roberts throughout the seasons.
2013 Week 2 vs DET (8 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
With an entire passing offense out of sorts, Roberts was not nearly the contributor he was in week one. That said, Roberts was targeted deep on multiple occasions and was able to draw the pass interference penalty in the end zone which set up Mendenhall's go-ahead score while also being the most highly targeted receiver. Its clear Palmer has developed a comfort and confident report with Roberts and with Fitzgerald potentially missing time or being limited in games, Roberts could emerge as a valuable fantasy fill-in.
2013 Week 10 vs HOU (8 / 5 / 72 / 1 rec)
Simply put, the Cardinals passing game- and offense as a whole- is better when Andre Roberts is involved. Whether that is true cause-and-effect is impossible to say, but Roberts provides the offense with a quickness that is often missing. Roberts was the leading receiver on the day, hauling in five passes for 72 yards. His lone touchdown all but iced the game, and he would have had another had it not been for an uncalled defensive holding penalty. With an erratic quarterback and a porous offensive line, it's understandably difficult for the team's #3 receiver to consistently contribute, but Roberts is a weapon the Cardinals must involve more often. With Floyd's status in the air and a very bad Jacksonville team on the horizon, Roberts could prove a valuable spot-start for fantasy owners.
2013 Week 17 vs SF (6 / 3 / 74 / 1 rec)
Roberts likely played his last game as a Cardinals receiver, but at least went out with a bang. His 34 yard touchdown grab late in the fourth quarter tied the game as he made a great play to gain separation, secure the catch and get his leg down in bounds. Roberts was underutilized all season long, a complete nonfactor in any fantasy league, but will be a valuable pickup to whichever team ends up with him in 2014. A very reliable receiver who can play both inside and out, Roberts is replaceable for a team that already has both Floyd and Fitzgerald, but should have a solid future ahead of him if he can get into the right situation.
2012 Week 1 vs SEA (9 / 5 / 54 / 1 rec, 1 / 15 / 0 rush)
Roberts looked like the clear second option in Arizona, no matter who the quarterback was. His first touch of the game was an end around where he broke three tackles on the 15 yard gain. Later in the drive he made a great catch in between two defenders for a 19 yard pick up. His route on the game winning touchdown was a thing of beauty, and Kolb put it in a great place after he'd beat his man by just a step.
2012 Week 2 vs NE (1 / 1 / 2 / 1 rec)
Roberts was the definition of quiet, until he snagged a quick pass near the goal line and scored easily. Kevin Kolb wasn't particularly effective in getting the ball to his wideouts, so time will tell if this is a growing trend or if the fact that Roberts has scored in two straight games is the real story.
2012 Week 3 vs PHI (6 / 3 / 55 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts had a modest 3 catch, 55 yard performance that could have been much more. An unnecessary, albeit correct, holding penalty on Fitzgerald negated 50 yards of a brilliant catch and run that would have set the Cardinals up at the Eagles' 5 yard line. He also caught Kolb's first pass attempt of game and made a third down reception.
2012 Week 4 vs MIA (9 / 6 / 118 / 2 rec)
As the Dolphins became even more wary of Fitzgerald on the field, Andre Roberts took advantage. Despite not being involved much early on, Roberts became the game changer in the second half. He adjusted well to a slightly inaccurate back shoulder throw from Kolb in the third quarter when the Dolphins sent blitzers. Roberts beat his man deep but Kolb didn't put the ball out in front of him to allow him to get to the endzone. Roberts next reception got him there however. He manipulated the Dolphins' zone coverage by faking an out route against Richard Marshall who was covering a deep third of the field on the outside. The result was Roberts running free down the seam for a relatively easy touchdown reception. Roberts caught a 16 yard hitch route on 3rd and 20 when the Dolphins played prevent defense. Caught a hitch route on next play to convert first down with 10 yard gain. He somewhat took over the Fitzgerald role as the primary receiver when he then caught the game-tying touchdown in the corner of the endzone. Kolb stepped up into the pocket and threw a very accurate pass to the corner of the field as Roberts came across and stuttered his feet to stay in bounds.
2012 Week 5 vs STL (10 / 5 / 39 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Roberts was targeted ten times, primarily on very short throws, and added an end around run to the mix. He showed great ballcarrier vision, and took advantage of the single coverage he was afforded as the Rams put all their guys on Fitzgerald.
2012 Week 6 vs BUF (6 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Roberts was 2nd on the team in targets with six, but really struggled to find any rhythm, only catching two of them. Roberts had a bad drop on 3rd and five, missing an opportunity to extend a drive and having to instead, settle for a FG. Roberts ran a quick out and Kolb delivered a perfect pass, but Roberts turned up field before he had locked in the catch. With the defense in man coverage, there was little in-between Roberts and the end zone had he come down with it. Kolb and Roberts finally connected on a 16-yard play, on a play action fake where Roberts did a nice job reading the defense and settling down in the middle of the field.
2012 Week 7 vs MIN (9 / 7 / 103 / 1 rec)
Throughout the game, Roberts showed great ability to find the soft part of the zone coverage. Coupled with crisp routes, Roberts was often able to catch balls in stride and turn upfield for medium gains. Roberts was also Skelton's favorite in the two-minute drill, being targeted again and again as the Cardinals were able to get down the field. His ability to get open was a large part of this, as many of the other Arizona receivers struggled to get separation. His touchdown catch was the result of Antoine Winfield jumping Rob Housler's route. This left a large gap, and Roberts was able to turn at the goal line and catch an accurate ball for the score.
2012 Week 8 vs SF (11 / 7 / 65 / 0 rec)
With coverage always rolled over to Larry Fitzgerald, Roberts was able to take advantage of space, often finding the open gaps in coverage and catching any balls in his vicinity. On the quick passes that Skelton was able to execute most effectively, it was Roberts who was often on the receiving end, displaying the same ability to gain separation from corners that he did last week against Minnesota. He wasn't able to get many yards after the catch, as the 49er defense often swarmed him, but on one occasion he found space underneath, but Skelton threw the ball too high and Roberts had to make an adjustment to catch it. With an accurate throw he would have been able to run for a nice gain, but with Skelton hanging the ball so high, Roberts was instead slammed to the ground by a defender. Roberts was the receiver that Skelton targeted when Fitzgerald was double covered, and more often than not Roberts was able to make the most from his opportunities.
2012 Week 9 vs GB (7 / 4 / 86 / 0 rec)
Roberts continues to quietly emerge as a solid number two target to Larry Fitzgerald with his most recent performance at Green Bay. He turned Casey Heyward around in 1-on-1 coverage and was unlucky not to score, but set up the Cardinals first score of the game with his 40-yard catch in the second quarter. He continued to get open on intermediate routes down the field, and was again unfortunate as Skelton missed him on a couple of occasions, but still reeled in four of his seven targets. Roberts has a firm grip on the number 2 wide receiver, and later in the game, would often move inside to the slot when the Cardinals used Michael Floyd instead of Early Doucet as the third wide receiver. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that Roberts' targets in the slot might see an uptick, with the offensive line struggles, and Skelton often needing to have a quick trigger on his release.
2012 Week 11 vs ATL (5 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts hardly contributed at all to this football game but had to adjust to a new, rookie QB under center which affected the entire offense. Roberts had to deal with a QB change early in the game as Skelton struggled to move the ball. Roberts was low on the target list for rookie QB Lindley who rarely managed to get through his progressions to a guy like Roberts due to the pass rush the Falcons generated. Roberts' big shot to produce came on a deep attempt but the pass was just slightly overthrown and fell incomplete. Roberts only managed a short catch on the outside in the entire game. Roberts has struggled to produce no matter what QB is the starter for the Cardinals and it's very likely that this will continue as QB Lindley tries to learn the game.
2012 Week 12 vs STL (13 / 9 / 92 / 0 rec, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)
Roberts caught a crossing route for 11 yards with a defender on his back. He extended well to make the reception for the first down. Roberts' next reception came underneath as he came free from a bunch formation, Roberts ran a slant route underneath his inside receiver before beating two defenders and being stopped just short of the goalline. Roberts ran a similar route in the second quarter, but was tackled short of a first down on this occasion. An end around allowed Roberts to take advantage of space with good blocking for a 12 yard gain. Roberts caught a quick curl route when the Cardinals were in their hurry-up offense, but was immediately tackled and limited to a short gain. Roberts stayed alive as Lindley evaded pass rushers in the backfield to catch a 10 yard pass over the middle infront of two defenders. Roberts caught a screen in the fourth quarter for a five yard gain. He followed that up with a curl route underneath the defense for five yards. A few plays later, Roberts found space over the middle for a 15 yard gain. Roberts added a 12 yard reception when the game was out of reach against an off defense.
2012 Week 14 vs SEA (5 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Roberts was a late call to be active for the game and was involved early. He had two straight receptions on the opening drive to get Arizona into Seattle territory. His quickness got him separation early in an out route and a crossing pattern. After that drive, Roberts saw just three targets the rest of the way. He dropped an easy hitch route and one target was completely uncatchable. It was in the remote direction of Roberts, but intercepted by a Seattle linebacker over the middle. Roberts' best matchup remaining this season is next week against Detroit. After scoring five times in his first seven games of the season, Roberts has now gone five games and 24 receptions without a touchdown.
2012 Week 15 vs DET (5 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)
Roberts was the most targeted Arizona receiver on third down with four opportunities in the short passing game. Twice he was ability to convert for the first down, once he came up short of the marker, and another target looked to be dropped by Roberts on an out route. His ability to separate early on a pass route meshes well with Lindley as the rookie quarterback was looking to get the ball out of his hands quickly against Detroit's solid pass rush.
2012 Week 16 vs CHI (12 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec)
Roberts saw a ton of targets in the second half, many of them off target and one of which was picked off by Charles Tillman and returned for a touchdown. Ryan Lindley threw the ball well behind Roberts (it was almost a better throw to Tillman than Roberts) and Roberts didn't react quick enough to break the pass up. He did a great job of gaining some extra yards on a catch a few minutes later though. On the play, Brian Hoyer had replaced Lindley at quarterback and he hit Roberts with a short pass. Roberts made the catch and turned upfield. He then made a defender miss and ran for a first down before being taken down. Roberts flashed some decent ability in the game and while he doesn't have the upside of Fitzgerald or Floyd, he looks like he is shaping into a reliable target.
2012 Week 17 vs SF (6 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
San Francisco dropped extra men in to coverage on most plays, and Roberts was unable to separate. Even on his short catches the coverage was too tight for Roberts to escape for yards after the catch, and his three catches all came on short routes that created separation purely based on timing. Roberts was unable to get away from man coverage at most levels, and his production reflected that inability.
2011 Week 1 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts lined up opposite Fitzgerald but was not targeted often by Kolb. Roberts did run an excellent route to get free in the middle of the field for a nice gain as he first went inside, then exploded out of his break to take it back outside. Roberts caught a shallow crossing route over the middle for a minimal gain. The Cardinals passing offense will have better days than this, and Roberts' talent means he is worth keeping a close eye on as he becomes more and more accustomed to the pro game in his second season.
2011 Week 2 vs WAS (7 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Roberts seemed to share the number two receiver role with Early Doucet, diminishing both of their values. Kevin Kolb doesn't appear to have a handle on how to utilize him yet - witnessed when throwing to Roberts over the middle in traffic. It was out of his reach, and the pass was intercepted. On another play, he showed his strength, with a nifty spin move on the sideline for extra yardage after a short pass. If Kolb can use him on these types of plays more often, Roberts may be able to better showcase his talents.
2011 Week 3 vs SEA (6 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
Roberts didn't get much work against the Seahawks. He found an opening with Kolb on the run and made the catch for an 11 yard gain; and later had a chance to get his team into field goal range with a few seconds left in the first half, but couldn't make the catch. On the final play of the game, with half the field to cover for a score, he took a short pass from Kolb and instead of running out of bounds near mid-field with 2 seconds left, he chose to run it. Which is fine, but he also made no effort to lateral it to a teammate once the clock ran down. He did fumble it - perhaps intentionally - but it was too late to save the day. Sure it was a desperation play to begin with, but put the pieces together: Kolb doesn't look his way until he's scrambling, Roberts can't make an easy catch in clutch time, and with the ball in his hands with the game on the line, he clearly had no idea how much time was on the clock. Not exactly a recipe for success going forward.
2011 Week 5 vs MIN (6 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
oberts was the starting WR opposite Larry Fitzgerald in this game, but he was lost in the shuffle for the Cardinals. The majority of Kolb's passes were check downs to Early Doucet and the TEs. When he was trying to force the ball downfield, Kolb looked to Fitzgerald, and Roberts finished with just three receptions. Two of his receptions came in the first half, and both were catch and runs for 10+ yards. He was targeted a couple times later in the game, but was well overthrown by Kolb and they fell incomplete.
2011 Week 7 vs PIT (5 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Roberts isn't a high enough priority of this offense to be consistently relevant. He has good size and good speed, but the team clearly prefers Doucet and even Stephens-Howling out of the backfield over Roberts.
2011 Week 9 vs STL (7 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)
Roberts played well early, but when the rubber hit the road he was nowhere to be seen. Skelton looked to Larry Fitzgerald and Early Doucet for big plays late. Roberts got targeted late, but couldn't bring in the passes. He continues to be fairly streaky and that hasn't been diminished with Kolb out.
2011 Week 10 vs PHI (7 / 4 / 55 / 0 rec, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
Roberts saw more passes thrown his way than usual, which translated into a productive but not quite fantasy worthy day. He excelled out of the slot, where he was able to exploit the mismatch against the linebackers, but had a little trouble gaining separation against the defensive backs. He was targeted less often later on as Fitzgerald began to take over the game.
2011 Week 11 vs SF (9 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)
Roberts had most of production come on a 45 yard pass play. It was a 3rd & 1 play, where he ran an out pattern then caught it and turned it up field for a big gain. Roberts showed nice speed and moves in the open field. Unfortunately the QB play was poor, and Roberts wasn't able to have much better game than this. Roberts poor catch rate was more the fault of his QB's than anything he did.
2011 Week 12 vs STL (5 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Roberts was targeted early for a nine yard pickup and frequently thrown to in the first half. Unfortunately the y weren't the most accurate and they were all short passes. He garnered one red zone target but the pass was out of reach. Most of his opportunities came early in the game.
2011 Week 13 vs DAL (6 / 6 / 111 / 0 rec)
Roberts was targeted early on short routes, and then wasn't heard from for a while. When he showed up again, he made a splash to start the fourth quarter: working out of the slot, he got open down the sideline for a big 40 yard gain. Then he nearly scored on a short turn-around catch that he turned into a 22 yard gain, down to the 4 yard line. In overtime, Kolb continued to look his way, with another short pattern that Roberts turned into 14 yards and then came up big one more time, just holding on to a pass with his fingertips for a 16 yard pickup. He caught everything thrown to him, mostly short stuff, but when Kolb got the pass on the money, Roberts was in great position to pick up extra yardage. Earlier in the season, Kolb didn't look his way often, so we'll have to wait and see if this becomes a trend or if it's a one shot deal.
2011 Week 14 vs SF (5 / 2 / 8 / 1 rec)
Roberts salvaged a forgettable game by scoring the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. He caught the short hitch pass and moved quickly to get over the line before being tackled. He also was productive after the score, in helping to move the chains in the absence of a successful ground game. Other than that, Roberts simply did not see many quality opportunities to make an impact.
2011 Week 15 vs CLE (10 / 6 / 60 / 1 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Roberts stepped up with Fitzgerald being quiet for most of the game. Roberts played the second wide receiver in the two WR sets and seems to be earning more trust when Skelton is at the helm of the offense. Roberts had a nice TD catch at the end of the first half showing some good route running to get open. Hopefully he will continue to build on this performance and become a more consistent fantasy producer.
2011 Week 16 vs CIN (10 / 6 / 75 / 0 rec)
Roberts made a nice play in the first half, his biggest in the game, but was largely quiet until the 4th quarter, somewhat because he had difficulty getting open consistently, but also because of the ineffectiveness of QB John Skelton. He was targeted 3 times in the first half, but two of those passes were intercepted. Late in the 4th, though, he made a nice one-handed grab as Skelton's pass was off the mark because he was on the run trying to escape pressure. Roberts nearly had a TD when he got a step on CB PacMan Jones, but Skelton under threw him and Jones was able to recover and bat the ball away. Roberts added a few receptions with time running out against soft coverage in the middle of the field, including the final play of the game.
2011 Week 17 vs SEA (8 / 4 / 24 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
Roberts was a frequent target early in the game, but not many of the throws were catchable. He was used more often on longer routes than usual, and also showed his athleticism on a reverse that looked like it would be stopped for a loss; instead, he managed an 8 yard gain.
2010 Week 5 vs NO (3 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Had a nice catch on a 3rd and 12 where he was going to draw pass interference anyways but he came down with the catch. Also had a key reception late in the game on a 2nd and 7 play that helped Arizona move the ball into New Orleans territory. That drive ended up with a go ahead FG making it 16-13.
2010 Week 7 vs SEA (4 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)
Filled in as the WR3 in this offense. No one is covering him when you factor in who is ahead of him on the depth charts and then no QB threat so Roberts can find open space. His big catch came via Derek Anderson too in the 2nd half as Arizona was set up in Seattle territory and Anderson found Roberts streaking down the right side of the field and launched a nice pass that Roberts managed to haul in. The drive ended with a FG. Also had a costly fumble on special teams.
2010 Week 9 vs MIN (2 / 2 / 29 / 1 rec)
Andre Roberts showed good wheels to get into the end zone on a 30 yard touchdown pass. Anderson zipped the ball to Roberts quickly and let the receiver do the rest. Roberts obliged with a nice run, dodging a couple of Vikings defenders and sprinting to the pylon for the score.
2010 Week 11 vs KC (11 / 6 / 52 / 0 rec)
Andre Roberts came in when Early Doucet went out with an injury, but most of Roberts' catches came on the final possession when the Cardinals were in the two minute drill. Roberts is still raw and his role is dependent on Doucet's health.
2010 Week 12 vs SF (2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Playing from behind all night the Cardinals lined up in a few 4 wide-out sets which allowed Roberts to see some extended action in week 12. Despite taking some extra snaps he was held to just 2 catches for 21 yards. His quickness was put on display both times though on timing routes.
2010 Week 16 vs DAL (9 / 5 / 110 / 1 rec)
Roberts had the best game of his young career against the Cowboys on Saturday night. Each of his catches went for more then 10 yards including a 74 yard touchdown that put Arizona ahead 21-3 in the second quarter. On the play, Roberts lined up on the left side of the field and ran a stop-and-go route that left cornerback Michael Jenkins struggling to find his feet. Roberts sprinted down the sidelines all alone, caught the pass in stride, and raced to the endzone. Roberts is not the largest receiver out there but his average size is compensated for by precise route running and an ability to get to full speed quickly. Most of his catches Saturday came in single-coverage when he was isolated on his side of the field with a single corner.
2010 Week 17 vs SF (11 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)
Roberts was on the field a lot, but seems out of sync and not very sharp at all. He fumbled once and also was the target on Bartel's pick six. The speed and quickness are there for Roberts to make an impact, but he needs to refine his skills.