Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts
25-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Miami Dolphins
Questionable
Injury Shoulder
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A 2017 fourth-round pick, Roberts caught 13 passes in his two seasons with the Lions, who then attempted to trade him to New England in June. The deal fell through due to a failed physical, and the Lions ultimately decided to waive the tight end. The divisional-rival Packers placed a claim, only for Roberts to fail another physical in Green Bay. He's thus a free agent entering training camp and on the far edges of fantasy relevance. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Dolphins in February of 2020.
Lands in Miami
TEMiami Dolphins
Shoulder
February 19, 2020
Roberts (shoulder) agreed to a contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
After undergoing shoulder surgery last August and missing the entire 2019 season, Roberts should be at or near full health for training camp, if not the Dolphins' offseason program. The 25-year-old flashed potential at times during his first two seasons with Detroit, which included a three-touchdown campaign in 2018. A lack of consistency as a pass catcher, however, led to Roberts being waived by Detroit and then the Packers last summer before he required surgery.
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How often does Michael Roberts run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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519 routes   89 targets
97%
138 routes   14 targets
58%
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2019 Michael Roberts Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Michael Roberts' measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
265 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.86 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.51 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.05 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.0 in
 
Broad Jump
110 in
 
Hand Length
11.50 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Both Eric Ebron and Darren Fells - the Lions' top two tight ends in 2017 - were allowed to walk in free agency. This offseason, GM Bob Quinn signed veterans Luke Willson (Seahawks) and Levine Toilolo (Falcons) to take their places. However, Roberts can't be overlooked as a candidate to emerge as the No. 1 receiving option from the position, as neither Willson nor Toilolo have caught more than 20 passes in any season over the past three years. Not only is Roberts an above-average blocker, the second-year pro has already proven to be a red-zone nightmare after catching 16 touchdowns during his senior season at Toledo in 2016. No matter, there's a real chance that Detroit takes a committee approach at the position in 2018, which could limit the upside of all three simultaneously.
Roberts (6-4, 270) is a huge target with nice hands and a knack for getting open in tight coverage. Over 80 percent of his career receptions at Toledo went for first downs and the 16 touchdown receptions he posted his senior year was good for seventh-most in MAC history. He enters the 2017 campaign no higher than third on the depth chart behind Eric Ebron and Darren Fells, but the rookie's red-zone receiving prowess should help him carve out some sort of role on offense during his rookie season.
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Recovering from surgery
TEFree Agent
Shoulder
August 20, 2019
Roberts is recovering from reconstructive shoulder surgery, Erik Schlitt of The Lions Wire reports.
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Waived again
TEFree Agent
Shoulder
June 19, 2019
The Packers waived Roberts on Wednesday after he failed his physical, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Claimed by Green Bay
TEGreen Bay Packers
June 17, 2019
The Packers claimed Roberts off waivers Monday, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
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Waived instead of traded
TEFree Agent
June 14, 2019
Roberts reverted back to the Lions and was waived after an unsuccessful attempted trade to the Patriots, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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Traded to Patriots
TENew England Patriots
June 13, 2019
The Lions are trading Roberts to the Patriots for a future late-round draft pick, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
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