Andre Roberts: Cardinals' TD Machine Is a Must-Have Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickup

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Andre Roberts: Cardinals' TD Machine Is a Must-Have Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickup
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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andre Roberts continued to impress fantasy football owners with a great Week 4 performance against the Miami Dolphins, and it's time that you pick him up off your league's waiver wire if he's still available.

Roberts ranks second on the Cardinals with 229 receiving yards through four games this season. But he leads the team with four touchdown catches, which is two more than superstar wideout Larry Fitzgerald.

His performance on Sunday proved that he is no fluke. Roberts caught six passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns in Week 4 versus Miami. He also brought his receptions total to 15 for the year.

Roberts certainly benefits from defenses putting so much effort into stopping Fitzgerald. So he will have plenty of opportunities for big plays thanks to his speed and the many one-on-one matchups he will receive each game.

Roberts has been targeted 25 times in the first four games, and he is one of two players on the Cardinals' roster with more than 100 receiving yards. He's also averaging 15.3 yards per catch, which means even when he doesn't have too many receptions, he could still rack up enough yards to be productive for your fantasy team.

The Cardinals' next three games are against the St. Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings, all of whom are ranked outside the top 10 in pass defense.

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The great play of Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb makes Roberts a safe option in any kind of fantasy league.

Kolb is finally looking like a top-tier starting quarterback, throwing seven touchdowns to just two interceptions thus far. Through a quarter of the season, he should have confidence in Roberts' ability, especially after Sunday's overtime victory against the Dolphins. Kolb and Roberts connected for a late-fourth-quarter touchdown that tied the game and sent it into overtime.

Roberts is reliable enough to be given a starting spot on your roster, and you would be wise to pick him up before someone else in your fantasy league does.

 

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