Andre Roberts, WR, Redskins
|WR - #97||WAS||Active||6 years||27||5'11||195||@ARob12_Cards|
2014 Outlook:Last updated on Jul-04-2014 by Larry Gold
When Andre Roberts signed with the Redskins during the offseason, he immediately moved to the top of many sleeper lists. Unfortunately, an impromptu DeSean Jackson signing put Roberts right back in a situation he is quite familiar with: the third receiving option behind two star receivers. In fact, Roberts is the fourth receiving option on the Redskins given that TE Jordan Reed will be far more heavily-utilized than any Cardinals tight end was during his tenure with the club. Roberts has sure hands and will be a terrific checkdown option for RG3, but will not receive enough targets to warrant a spot in your starting line-up.
The Redskins drafted Duke wideout Jamison Crowder in the fifth round of this year's draft. He was extremely productive but slipped in the draft due to less than ideal size and speed at the NFL Combine. The Redskins' general manager Scot McCloughan sees him as the talented WR he was in college not the guy who didn't perform well at the combine. 'You know what, for an undersized guy, he's got a chip on his shoulder,' McCloughan said. 'He's a really good punt returner. He is a receiver first, punt returner second. And he's going to come in here, you put him in the slot, he's going to be tough to cover. He's a football player.'Fantasy Analysis:
I couldn't agree more with McCloughan. Crowder was one of the steals of the draft and will win the slot job from Andre Roberts sooner-than-later because he's a better player. Crowder should be drafted in all dynasty leagues. He will develop into a solid fantasy wideout and maybe even more.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors5/6 - Redskins GM Scot McCloughan sees WR Jamison Crowder as 'a receiver first, punt returner second'
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