Roberts finished his 2017 campaign with 43 receptions (on 65 targets) for 455 yards and one touchdown in 15 games.
Roberts, who signed a two-year contract extension with the Raiders prior to the 2017 regular season, accounted for just one touchdown reception in 15 games after posting 10 combined scores throughout his first two seasons in the league. The third-year receiver did notch a career-high 43 catches, however, averaging just over 10 yards per reception primarily out of the slot. Roberts' lack of touchdowns can be attributed to just four red-zone looks in 2017, following a 2016 campaign in which he saw 21 passes thrown his way inside the 20-yard line. The Raiders will be under new direction in 2018 after the firing of head coach Jack Del Rio, but for now Roberts projects to once again serve behind starters Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree in the team's pecking order at wide receiver.
Roberts caught three of six targets for 23 yards in Monday's 19-10 loss to the Eagles.
Roberts saw just one fewer target than top wideouts Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree combined, as quarterback Derek Carr's struggles negatively impacted the Raiders' receiving corps throughout the contest. Though he's now caught three passes in three consecutive games for Oakland, Roberts' fantasy ceiling remains limited heading into the season finale against a tough Chargers pass defense.
Roberts caught three passes on five targets for a season-high 52 yards during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys.
Roberts logged the Raiders' longest reception of the contest with a 28-yard gain on the first play in the fourth quarter, but he failed to find the end zone for a 12th consecutive game as fellow receiver Michael Crabtree caught both of quarterback Derek Carr's touchdown passes against Dallas in Week 15. Amari Cooper's (ankle) absence didn't exactly translate to significant volume for Roberts, while Crabtree saw 17 passes thrown his way. Roberts figures to play a similar role in Week 16 at Philadelphia on Monday night, though he could see additional opportunities if Cooper remains sidelined.
Roberts caught three passes on as many targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 26-15 loss to the Chiefs.
Roberts led the Raiders' receiving corps in offensive snaps played (55 of 61), but was held to just three targets despite Amari Cooper missing a majority of the contest after re-injuring his left ankle in the first half. Roberts could be in line for additional looks from quarterback Derek Carr in Week 15 against the Cowboys if Cooper remains sidelined, but Roberts would still be a somewhat risky fantasy option as the slot receiver has yet to surpass 50 yards receiving in a single game this season.
Roberts logged five receptions for 46 yards on six targets during Sunday's win over the Giants.
Roberts led the Raiders in receptions while usual starters Amari Cooper (concussion/ankle) and Michael Crabtree (suspension) were sidelined, but the slot receiver remains without a 50-yard performance through 11 games played this season. He's also been held out of the end zone since Week 1, while the expected returns of both Cooper and Crabtree in Week 14 don't bode well for Roberts' fantasy ceiling.
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