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|While the fantasy football world seems to have penciled in rookie 1st round pick Michael Floyd as the Cardinals starting wide receiver opposite Larry Fitzgerald, it appears that Arizonaís management and coaching staff failed to get that memo. Offseason reports indicate that Roberts will enter training camp in the starting lineup and that the coaching staff expects him and Early Doucet to be key cogs in the teamís passing attack in 2012. The teamís 2011 4th round pick, Roberts played little as a rookie but stepped into the starting lineup last season and played reasonably well, catching 51 passes for 586 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Considered a raw prospect coming out of The Citadel, Roberts has plenty of room for improvement but given the depth of the Cardinals receiving corps, his 2012 fantasy prospects arenít great. While a breakout season is possible, another 600-yard, 3-4 touchdown performance seems more likely. Keep your eye on Roberts in the preseason.
|Roberts steps up as third-down WR -- Mon Sep 9 3:25 pm --|
Eight catches for a team-high 97 yards
|Andre Roberts had shown flashes throughout the first three years of his NFL career, but until Sunday, he hadn't exactly made a definitive case to be the Arizona Cardinals' No. 2 receiver behind Larry Fitzgerald.
Roberts opened 2013 with a bang in Arizona's 27-24 loss to St. Louis Sunday, grabbing eight passes for a team-high 97 yards.
Of his eight catches, four came during third-down situations. (Arizonasports.com)|
FF Today's Take: While Roberts is a longshot to overtake Michael Floyd as a starter, there should be plenty of opportunity for him to produce like one. Fitzgerald appears ready to rejoin the ranks of the elite receivers after suffering from poor quarterbacking in recent years while Floyd averaged over 20 yards on his four receptions. All three Arizona receivers should be considered starting-caliber options until further notice.