Roberts was able to clear the concussion protocol in time for Sunday's contest and then made a critical 39-yard grab down to the Steelers' seven-yard line with 1:52 remaining. Roberts' reception total equaled a season high, and he's seen at least six targets in three of his last four games. The four-year pro will look to continue display solid rapport with Derek Carr when the Raiders face off with the Bengals in Week 15.
Roberts (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Roberts entered the NFL's protocol for head injuries Thursday, when he was limited in practice after experiencing concussion-like symptoms. Per Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Roberts practiced again Friday, with coach Jon Gruden stating that he's "hopeful" the wideout will be ready to go by the time Sunday arrives. On the other hand, Roberts is now in the concussion protocol for the third time since the start of training camp, so Oakland could be inclined to take a more cautious approach with him.
Considering Roberts wasn't listed on the Raiders' initial injury report for Week 14, it would appear he sustained the concussion at some point during Wednesday's session. The fact that he was able to practice Thursday in some capacity suggests he's at least passed through the initial phases of the NFL's protocol for head injuries, but he'll need to receive clearance from an independent neurologist before his available for Sunday's game against the Steelers is confirmed. Even with a deluge of injuries to the Oakland receiving ranks opening up added targets for Roberts in recent weeks, he has yet to do capitalize on the opportunity. He's notched only nine receptions for 117 yards and has failed to reach the end zone over the past three games.
Roberts caught three of six targets for 25 yards during Sunday's 40-33 loss to the Chiefs.
Roberts was on the field for 78 percent of the Raiders' offensive snaps, but Jordy Nelson and Marcell Ateman saw quite a bit more involvement on the outside as the duo combined for 12 catches on 15 targets for 113 yards and a score. Additionally, Roberts' ceiling was capped by the target share and production from tight end Jared Cook and running back Jalen Richard. Roberts' consistent level of mediocrity binds his fantasy intrigue to deeper leagues, especially given the fact he's been held out of the end zone for five consecutive contests.
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