Based off Sunday, when Michael Roberts became more of a receiving option in the Lions' passing game than any other tight end this season, there is something to work with.
Coming out of Toledo, the potential always existed. He was a 6-foot-4 reliable red zone target with a knack for the end zone – 16 touchdowns on 45 receptions his final year with the Rockets – but as a rookie he did little. He often played behind the since-departed Eric Ebron and Darren Fells, so the opportunity didn’t exist.
Roberts caught two TDs in the game. The story said Roberts' bright future was a big part of why the Lions cut Ebron. The story added Roberts is agile, relatively fast and he has the body and hands to become a potential difference-maker.
DET TE Darren Fells - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 10 vs. Cleveland Browns
With Matthew Stafford having success throwing to his WRs last Monday night at Green Bay, Darren Fells was only targeted once, resulting in a 10-yard reception. In the past two games, the Detroit TE has just 2 catches for 22 yards, after scoring three times in the previous two contests. Cleveland is No. 17 versus the pass, but Stafford has a lot of options to throw to, making Fells more of a TE2 option.