Guest of the League
Appleton Papermakers Blue Est. 2004
FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1


College: Toledo | 2 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 265 lbs
Birth Date: 5/7/1994
2019 Bye Week: 11

Total Pts: 34
Avg Pts: 2.13
Rank: 49 TE

Free Agent

2019 RTSports Outlook

A shoulder injury cut Roberts' season short but he didn't produce much when on the field. He had nine receptions for 100 yards for the season. The good news is Roberts made the most of his catches, scoring three touchdowns on his nine receptions. Roberts had 13 receptions in two seasons. Roberts is a very big tight end with good strength. He can be a top red-zone target in this offense because of his size and strength. His size gives him the ability to be a top blocker but he still needs work in that area.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Roberts has some touchdown potential but likely will be very hit or miss for fantasy teams in his current role. He might get 15 receptions and two or three scores.

Fantasy Week
Week 1
Week 210.50Michael Roberts 15 yd TD reception (9.00 pts)
Michael Roberts 15 receiving yds (1.50 pts)
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 719.80Michael Roberts 4 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Michael Roberts 15 yd TD reception (9.00 pts)
Michael Roberts 48 receiving yds (4.80 pts)
Week 80.00
Week 91.20Michael Roberts 12 receiving yds (1.20 pts)
Week 100.90Michael Roberts 9 receiving yds (0.90 pts)
Week 11
Week 121.60Michael Roberts 16 receiving yds (1.60 pts)
Playoff Week 1
Playoff Week 20.00
Playoff Week 3
Playoff Week 4
Playoff Week 5
Player Notes
Jun 19 10:00pm ET

The Green Bay Packers waived tight end Michael Roberts (shoulder) with a failed physical on Wednesday less than a week after he was cut by the Lions following a voided trade to the Patriots. The 25-year-old landed on Injured Reserve last year with the shoulder injury and has appeared in 23 games for the Lions with 13 catches for 146 yards and three touchdowns after being a fourth-round pick in 2017. He can go on being ignored in fantasy leagues even if he latches on for good with another squad.

From RotoBaller

Jun 19 5:33pm ET

Green Bay Packers TE Michael Roberts (undisclosed) was waived Wednesday, June 19, with a failed physical designation, according to a source.

Jun 18 9:00am ET

Detroit Lions tight end Michael Roberts reverted back to the Lions on Friday after the Patriots tried to acquire him in a trade. Roberts failed his physical and has now been waived by the Lions. The 25-year-old was a fourth-round pick in 2017 and had just nine catches for 100 yards and three touchdowns in eight games due to injuries in 2018 with Detroit. It remains to be seen if he'll resurface with another team, but even if he does he won't be on the fantasy radar.

From RotoBaller

Jun 17 5:13pm ET

Free-agent TE Michael Roberts (Lions) claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on Monday, June 17.

Jun 14 4:23pm ET

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts reverted back to the team after his reported trade to the New England Patriots on Thursday, June 13, was rescinded. As a result, the Patriots will keep their 2020 seventh-round draft choice.

Jun 14 4:23pm ET

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts was returned to the team after the Lions' reported trade with the New England Patriots fell through Friday, June 14. Roberts was subsequently waived.

Jun 14 2:53am ET

Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions traded TE Michael Roberts to the New England Patriots in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2020.

Jun 13 10:33am ET

Updating an earlier report, Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts was traded to the New England Patriots for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2020.

Jun 13 9:03am ET

Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts was acquired by the New England Patriots Thursday, June 13, in exchange for a future late-round pick.

Jun 4 5:53pm ET

Detroit Lions TEs Jesse James (6-foot-7, 261 pounds), T.J. Hockenson (6-foot-5, 251), Michael Roberts (6-foot-5, 265) and Logan Thomas (6-foot-6, 250) all possess the ability to detach from the line of scrimmage and create mismatches, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Birkett also notes he wouldn't be surprised if the Lions play with three tight ends on the field at times - even outside goal-line or short-yardage situations.

Jan 24 10:33pm ET

Detroit Lions TE Luke Willson's lack of production and the injuries to TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) will have the Lions targeting tight ends in free agency and in the 2019 NFL Draft, according to Michael Rothstein of

Player Transactions
  • 19-Jun-2019: GNB - Cut
  • 17-Jun-2019: GNB - Acquired from Waivers
  • 14-Jun-2019: DET - Cut
  • 13-Jun-2019: NWE - Traded - for 2020 conditional 7th-round pick
  • 04-Feb-2019: DET - Off IR - shoulder
  • 11-Dec-2018: DET - On IR - shoulder
  • 12-May-2017: DET - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2020)
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