• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Redskins WR Andre Roberts struggling with dropped passes

    Redskins wide receiver Andre Roberts has struggled with drops this season, the Washington Post reports. He has three drops on eight targets. Roberts entered the season as the starting slot receiver, but his drops has led to more snaps for rookie Jamison Crowder. Roberts also struggled with drops in 2014 recording 11, which put him close to the top of the league. Expect Roberts to continue to lose playing time to Crowder and second year wideout Ryan Grant.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Redskins WR Andre Roberts nets one catch in win Sunday

    Redskins wide receiver Andre Roberts secured his only target in Sunday's 24-10 victory over the Rams, but the reception did not net any yards. It was a disappointing performance for Roberts, who in his role as third receiver was expected to parlay DeSean Jackson's absence into additional opportunities and production. Instead, Roberts received as many targets as third-string running back Chris Thompson and fifth wide receiver Jamison Crowder. That Roberts had significantly less balls thrown his way than Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed is certainly no surprise; the fact that the closest competitor for his third receiver role, Ryan Grant, received five more looks in the passing game likely provides a much more significant clue as to Roberts' future order in the pecking order of the Redskins passing game.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Redskins rookie WR Jamison Crowder could push Andre Roberts

    Redskins fourth-round pick and wideout Jamison Crowder could wind up usurping Andre Roberts as the team's No. 1 slot receiver, according to the Washington Post. General manager Scot McCloughan praised the diminutive Duke product - and not just for his talents as a kick returner. "For an undersized guy, he's got a chip on his shoulder," McCloughan said. "He's a really good punt returner. He's a receiver first, punt returner second. And he's going to come in there, you put him in the slot, he's going to be tough to cover. He's a football player." Roberts performed well in the slot early last year, but struggled down the stretch and finished with just 36 receptions for 453 yards and two scores. He also made little impact as a returner. Crowder caught 85 passess for 1,044 yards and six touchdowns in 2014 with the Blue Devils.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Redskins get contributions from several role players Week 16

    The Redskins received contributions from several role players during Saturday's win over Philadelphia. Andre Roberts lost a fumble in the third quarter and finished with only one catch for 14 yards. Tight ends Logan Paulsen and Jordan Reed combined for three catches for 11 yards. Reed came down with two receptions for 5 yards, while Paulsen caught his lone target for a gain of 6 yards. Chris Thompson caught all three passes thrown in his direction for 5 yards. Silas Redd took his lone handoff for a gain of 4 yards in the third quarter.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Redskins WR Andre Roberts totals 81 yards Week 15

    Redskins wide receiver Andre Roberts had a season-high 81 yards on two catches during a 24-13 loss Week 15 at N.Y. Giants. Roberts, who was targeted four times, got most of his yards on a 61-yard reception in the third quarter. The Redskins are back in action Week 16 vs. Philadelphia.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Washington's backup receivers do little Week 14

    Washington's backup receivers did little Week 14 against the Rams. Santana Moss managed to pick up some slack with DeSean Jackson out. He finished second on the team in receiving yards, picking up 43 yards on three receptions. Tight end Jordan Reed also had three catches, gaining 25 yards. Andre Roberts hauled in two balls, picking up 11 yards. Niles Paul had one catch for 7 yards. Ryan Grant also had one catch. He finished with 4 yards. The group will look for more Week 15 against the Giants.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Redskins get offensive contributions Week 8

    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.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Redskins WR Andre Roberts sees increase in targets in 2014

    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." Roberts has already done a good job of building rapport with the Redskins quarterbacks. "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."

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Andre Roberts picks up Pierre Garcon's slack

    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.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Andre Roberts finds paydirt again

    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.