|Ht / Wt:||6'2" / 196 lb.|
|Born:||February 22, 1991|
|Drafted:||2014 / UDFA|
Roberts (ankle) is signing with the Panthers, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Roberts tweeted a hint Tuesday, saying "Joe Brady" and nothing more. He'll now get to work the Panthers new offensive coordinator, joining a young team that's swapping out Cam Newton for Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback. Assuming there are no major complications from his January ankle injury, the 29-year-old Roberts should be in the mix for Carolina's No. 3 receiver job behind D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel. The occupant of that role in 2019, Jarius Wright, is now an unrestricted free agent.
Roberts suffered an ankle sprain during a 28-12 loss to Tennessee in the divisional round of the playoffs, Clifton Brown of the Ravens' official website reports.
Analysis: Roberts suffered his injury late in the second quarter, finishing with two catches for 30 yards (plus a drop) on four targets. Coach John Harbaugh suggested after the game that the wide receiver wouldn't have been able to play if Baltimore had advanced in the playoffs. In any case, Roberts will turn 29 in February and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. The Ravens seemed to appreciate his work as a run blocker, but he'll presumably need to battle for his snaps even if the team re-signs him for 2020. Marquise Brown and Willie Snead appear to be locked into their respective roles, essentially leaving one WR spot up for grabs in Baltimore.
Roberts caught two of four targets for 30 yards in the divisional round loss to the Titans.
Analysis: The veteran recorded 21 catches for 271 yards on 35 targets over the course of the regular season and added to that total in the postseason. The Ravens are looking to upgrade its receiving corps in the offseason and build around rising second-year wideout Marquise Brown. While Roberts offered some value in the offense in 2019, it's entirely possible that the Ravens let him walk in free agency given that he was on a one-year deal.
Roberts was unable to haul in his only target of Sunday's 28-10 win over the Steelers.
Analysis: Sunday snapped Roberts' six-game streak with at least one catch, though it's hard to read too much into a game in which Lamar Jackson and other starters sat and the Steelers couldn't get going on offense. The Ravens are off this week with a bye. Afterwards, they will play either the Texans, Bills or Titans. In two games against the Texans and Bills this season, Roberts recorded two total catches on five targets for 23 yards and a touchdown.
Roberts caught two of three targets for 23 yards against the Browns.
Analysis: Roberts was the leading receiver among Baltimore wideouts Sunday but four other Ravens had more receiving yardage than him. With several key starters resting in the season finale, Roberts may have to pick up some of the slack in the passing game against a tough Steelers defense that is fighting for a playoff spot.
Roberts secured all three of his targets for 66 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' 42-21 win over the Jets on Thursday.
Analysis: Roberts' receiving yards were tops on the Ravens for the night, while his 33-yard touchdown reception late in the third quarter was the fifth-year veteran's second of the season. Roberts has been a bit player in the offense overall with just 19 receptions, but he has the experience and route-running prowess to make an impact when his number is called. Roberts will look to build on his performance versus the Jets in a Week 16 divisional matchup against the Browns a week from Sunday.
Roberts caught one of four targets for an eight-yard gain Sunday against the Bills.
Analysis: Roberts tied with Willie Snead for the team lead in targets Sunday but he was unable to turn those looks into much in terms of production. He has just one multi-reception game since Baltimore's Week 8 bye and is posting just 6.5 yards per target on the year. Roberts and rookie Miles Boykin should see the bulk of the snaps at the left outside receiver spot Thursday against the Jets.
Roberts (knee) is officially active for Sunday's game at Buffalo, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Analysis: Roberts was listed as a full participant at Friday's walkthrough but still received the questionable tag, so it's not a major surprise to see him available Sunday. The 28-year-old should serve in his usual role as a depth wide receiver Week 14 for the Ravens.
Roberts (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Analysis: Roberts is listed as being a full participant in Friday's walk-through practice, so it looks like he's trending toward availability. If he's indeed able to suit up in Buffalo on Sunday, Roberts will play his usual depth role in Baltimore's receiver corps.
Roberts caught one of two targets for five yards during Sunday's 20-17 win over San Francisco.
Analysis: Sunday's game marked the fourth time in his last five games that Roberts was held to one or no catch. Just one of his five total catches during that span has gone for a touchdown. Roberts has shown some ability as an intermediate target this season, but lacks consistent targets thanks to a run-heavy offense that keeps two and three tight ends on the field to the detriment of down-roster receivers like Roberts. Next up Sunday is Buffalo's third-ranked pass defense.
Roberts caught three of four targets for 39 yards during Monday's 45-6 win over the Rams.
Analysis: The Ravens were already leading by two scores in the final minute of the first half when, facing second and long, quarterback Lamar Jackson weaved around in the pocket before finding Roberts with a side-arm pass in the flat, resulting in a 16-yard catch-and-run. Baltimore scored on the next play and the beatdown was on. Roberts' three catches Monday were his most since Week 4 and his 39 yards stand as a season high. It will be tempting to look at the sort of numbers Baltimore has been putting up lately and try to gamble on just about any contributor, but Roberts is still probably too low on the totem pole to take interest in, especially with Sunday's matchup against San Francisco's top-ranked pass defense.
Roberts caught a 15-yard touchdown on his lone target Sunday against the Texans.
Analysis: This was Roberts' first touchdown of the year and first reception of any kind since Week 7 in Seattle. It's worth noting that he play ed a high percentage of the snaps (64 percent) Sunday while rookie Miles Boykin played a mere 33 percent, so it's possible that Roberts is moving into the No.2 role out wide for Baltimore. Still, the Baltimore passing game funnels through Mark Andrews and Marquise Brown and no one else in the offense has a target share greater than 11 percent. Roberts and the Ravens will face the Rams on Monday Night Football in Week 12.
Roberts caught four of five targets for 36 yards against the Browns.
Analysis: The veteran has played at least 62 percent of the snaps in three out of four games this season and has recorded at least 36 yards in back-to-back games. Roberts is mostly lining up at the left outside spot and has more snaps there than rookie Miles Boykin, but they have the same target volume at eight. Look for Roberts and Boykin to continue rotating snaps at that spot while Marquise Brown sticks to the right side and Willie Snead occupies the slot.
Roberts caught both of his targets for 37 total yards during Sunday's 33-28 loss to Kansas City.
Analysis: Lamar Jackson, with pressure in his face, just chucked the ball up on fourth down in the opening moments of the fourth quarter. It was Roberts who came back to the ball and made a 25-yard reception to set up a Mark Ingram touchdown run. It was a big play by the veteran receiver, but he's been mostly quiet for three weeks. Given his subpar stats in a Baltimore offense that has put up a fair amount of points against so-so defenses to start the season, Week 4's visit from the stingy Browns probably don't offer much promise.
Roberts wasn't targeted over 27 offensive snaps (34 percent) in Sunday's win over Arizona.
Analysis: The fact that Roberts played in only 27 snaps Sunday is slightly confusing considering he was on the field for 52 snaps (68 percent) in Baltimore's season opener. Regardless, the 28-year-old only has one catch for 10 yards and won't carry much fantasy value until he can receive a larger share of Lamar Jackson's targets.
Roberts had a 10-yard reception on his one target Sunday against the Dolphins.
Analysis: The Ravens gave their reserves some extended run during Sunday's blowout, which allowed Roberts to play 52 of a possible 77 offensive snaps. Roberts still didn't factor much into the passing game, even with the heavy snap count as he saw just one target. He figures to see a lighter snap count in Week 2 in what should be a more competitive game when the Ravens host the Cardinals.
Roberts (undisclosed) practiced with the team Saturday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Roberts finally returned to practice after missing nearly two weeks. The veteran receiver didn't take place in the team's Week 3 preseason win over the Eagles, but is expected to be healthy for the team's opening regular season contest against the Dolphins.
Roberts (undisclosed) still isn't practicing, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Analysis: Roberts hasn't practiced since Baltimore's preseason opener, with his absence freeing up more work for Chris Moore, Miles Boykin (undisclosed), Michael Floyd and Jaleel Scott. Now that Boykin also seems to be dealing with an injury, Scott and Floyd should have better opportunities to state their respective cases for a back-end roster spot. Roberts mostly worked with the first-team offense before his injury, but he was never particularly secure in that role.
Roberts (undisclosed) didn't play in Thursday's preseason win over Green Bay.
Analysis: Roberts got the start in Baltimore's preseason opener but seems to have suffered an injury during the contest. He didn't practice at all the past week and may not be ready to play in the third week of the preseason against Philadelphia. A $1 million contract guarantee should keep Roberts safe on the roster, but it isn't clear that he'll have a top-three role to start the season. His usage ultimately may depend on the development of rookie wideouts Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin.
Roberts (undisclosed) isn't practicing Tuesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Roberts got the start in last week's preseason opener, but his only target was wiped out by a penalty and he hasn't practiced since the game. His absence from practice could free up additional first-team reps for a slew of players, including rookies Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin.
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