Lions TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) is out for this weekend’s game against the Panthers. That leaves Luke Willson as the clear lead TE for a team that’s also thin at WR without Marvin Jones. Willson is an option if you’re desperate for a Week 11 spot starter.
The Lions added Toledo TE Michael Roberts in the 4th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The 6’4, 270-pounder turned in 1 of the craziest lines of last season: 45 catches, 533 yards and … 16 TDs! Roberts posted just a 4.86-second 40 time with a 30-inch vertical at the Combine, but he did show plus agility with a strong 3-cone. Scouts laud his body control and catch radius. And he certainly has the size to develop into a plus blocker. Roberts doesn’t seem like the type who will emerge as a fantasy difference-maker, but he could turn into an asset for QB Matt Stafford as a solid all-around TE.