While Cardinals WR Andre Roberts hasn’t always popped statistically, coach Ken Whisenhunt said the staff has seen plenty from Roberts to impress them. From the outside there was an assumption rookie Michael Floyd would jump right into the lineup, but not with what the Cards saw from Roberts.
“We saw the way he worked, the progress he was making,” Whisenhunt said. “Last year there were a lot of times when he won on a route and whether the read didn’t take (the QB) there or whatever happened, he didn’t get the ball. You recognize those things. When you do something like he does, being unselfish, working in the run game, you get a lot of respect for that.”
Whisenhunt noted Roberts’ ability to block in the run game, something he has an appreciation for after coaching receiver Hines Ward in Pittsburgh.
“(Hines) sets the standard and I see a lot of that in Andre,” Whisenhunt said. “That’s pretty high praise for a young guy like Andre, but I think it’s pretty accurate.”
In his last 10 games, Roberts posted 43-507-3 which projects to 69-811-4.8 (WR31 numbers in PPR). He should be owned in virtually all 12 team PPR formats.