(10/28/14) The Redskins got a slew of offensive contributions in Monday's overtime win at Dallas. Among them, running back Roy Helu ran five times for 29 yards and caught both his targets for 14 yards. Running back Silas Redd had a 5-yard rush.
Tight end Niles Paul caught all three of his targets for 27 yards, and fullback Darrel Young had a 12-yard catch. Wideout Andre Roberts secured just one of his five targets for 11 yards. They'll all visit the Vikings in Week 9.
Redskins WR Andre Roberts sees increase in targets in 2014
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/9/14) Although Redskins wide receiver Andre Roberts' role hasn't changed in his move from Arizona to Washington, as he is still a No. 3 receiver, his targets have increased. He is being targeted 5.6 times per game in 2014 after he was targeted 4.75 times per game last season with the Cardinals.
"The way I was used there is different than how I’m used here," Roberts said, per ESPN. "It’s different. It didn’t prepare me for this situation. I came into this situation with the mindset that I’ll do anything they ask me to do."
"Andre is a total professional," Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said. "He works very hard, he is very intelligent, he understands his role, he understands the details of route running, he knows how to get open and he doesn’t have a big weakness. He has great hands, he’s got good speed, he can beat guys over the top, he can win versus zone coverage. He is a guy you have a lot of confidence in, because you feel like he is very versatile as a receiver."
Andre Roberts picks up Pierre Garcon's slack
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/7/14) While Pierre Garcon was targeted only three times Week 5 against Seattle, fellow Redskins wide receiver Andre Roberts was targeted a season-high nine times, catching five passes for 29 yards and a touchdown.
Despite the lack of yardage, it's the kind of performance that stands out in a box score, especially against one of the league's best defenses.
But it's not like Roberts' role changed. He played about two-thirds of the Redskins' snaps, which was no different than usual. Most likely, the increased production was just a side effect of Richard Sherman covering Garcon. Quarterback Kirk Cousins needed somewhere else to throw the ball.
In other words, it won't be the norm for either Roberts or Garcon. Roberts is a big enough part of the Redskins' passing game to have some value in deeper points-per-reception formats, but he should remain unowned in the majority of Fantasy leagues.
Andre Roberts finds paydirt again
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/7/14) Redskins No. 3 receiver Andre Roberts caught five of his nine targets for 29 yards against the Seahawks, including a 6-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Roberts scored for the second straight week while setting season highs in receptions and targets.
He'll visit the Cardinals in Week 6.
Washington's backup pass catchers do little Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/14) Washington 's backup pass catchers made a small impact Thursday against the Giants.
Logan Paulsen hauled in three balls for 28 yards during the contest. Andre Roberts caught one pass, but made it count. He the second quarter, he pulled in an 18 yard touchdown strike from Kirk Cousins.
Both players will take on the Seahawks Week 5.
11/18/2014 14:27 Week 11 Snap Count Snapshot
At the Fantasy Football Today blog, Chris Towers breaks down all the Fantasy-relevant playing time numbers from this past week.
Andre Roberts is leaving the Cardinals for the Redskins after signing in Washington on a four-year deal worth $16 million. Roberts was expected to be No. 2 on the depth chart behind Pierre Garcon, but he will be No. 3 now behind Garcon and DeSean Jackson. He had a quiet year in 2013 with 43 catches for 471 yards and two touchdowns, but he did have a decent season in 2012 with 64 catches for 759 yards and five touchdowns. That’s probably his ceiling, and he’s a low-end Fantasy option coming into the year. Don’t draft him in the majority of leagues, but if he starts off the season playing well then add him off the waiver wire.