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.
HOU TE Darren Fells - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 1 at New Orleans Saints
The veteran Darren Fells will be the Texans starting TE in the opener. He is playing with his fourth team in four years and has just 68 receptions during his career. In the past two seasons, with the Lions and Browns, Fells has made the most of his catches, scoring six times on 28 grabs. At 6’7” he’s a great red-zone target, but is just too risky to be a part of your fantasy starting lineup.