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Brian Roberts | Guard

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 173
College: Dayton
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Brian Roberts played 13 minutes off the bench on Saturday with four points, one assist and two blocks.
It's the first time of his career with two blocks in a game! Besides that, there is certainly nothing to be excited about here and the Hornets clearly lost confidence in Roberts. Cut him basically everywhere. Feb 21 - 9:25 PM

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Brian Roberts will come off the bench against the Thunder.

His struggles this season explain why the Hornets went after Mo Williams in the trade market. He was already off the radar in standard leagues even before this news and his outlook is even worse now. Although, he'll play next to Mo for a few minutes.
Feb 21 - 5:25 PM

Brian Roberts struggled vs. Detroit on Tuesday with three points on 1-of-6 shooting, two rebounds, five assists and zero steals or turnovers.

He played 33 minutes even though the game was out of reach early, but his fantasy value tanked on Tuesday when the Hornets traded for Mo Williams and Troy Daniels. Williams should immediately supplant Roberts in the starting lineup, so owners can safely cut B-Rob in favor of a more appealing free agent.
Feb 10 - 9:36 PM

Brian Roberts played through a shoulder injury on Sunday, bouncing back from Saturday's dud to finish with 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, five assists and one steal.

He logged a game-high 40 minutes in the narrow loss. Charlotte has still won 12 of their past 17 games, and their 22-29 record is good enough for seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Roberts is a solid low-end PG while playing unchallenged minutes in Kemba Walker's absence, though his FG percentage is taking a big chunk out of his value. In eight starts this season he's averaging 10.4 points on 33.7 percent shooting, 1.0 threes, 2.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 0.9 steals.
Feb 8 - 10:44 PM

Updating a previous report, Brian Roberts (shoulder) is expected to play Sunday vs. the Pacers.

Roberts has been struggling mightily for the Hornets, and with a difficult matchup against the Pacers, he's not likely to turn things around tonight. He's starting, but he hasn't been able to produce enough statistically to warrant ownership in standard leagues with averages of 10.4 points and 4.0 assists on 33.7 percent shooting.
Feb 8 - 4:37 PM

Brian Roberts (sore right shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Pacers.

Roberts has been really struggling for the Hornets, despite the move into the starting unit averaging just 10.4 points, 4.0 assists, and 1.0 three-pointer per game on 33.7 percent shooting from the field. If he's unable to go on Sunday there will be more opportunity for Lance Stephenson, Gerald Henderson, and Gary Neal.

Brian Roberts made 2-of-12 from the field for six points with four rebounds, no assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

He's awful right now. Roberts has picked up most of Kemba Walker's minutes, but he's somehow made just 30.2 percent from the field in his last five, averaging 8.8 points, 4.0 assists 1.2 steals and 1.0 treys. If you need a second opinion to cut him in standard leagues, we'll give it to you.
Feb 7 - 10:31 PM

Brian Roberts returned from a face injury on Thursday against the Wizards, finishing with 12 points, three rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

He did not score at all in the first half and made a lot of his money tonight while John Wall was on the bench. Roberts made just 5-of-13 from the field, which remains a major weakness to his game as a fantasy asset. If you champion field goal percentage in a Roto league, Roberts isn't a must-own player. However, owners in head-to-head leagues might want to stick with him.
Feb 5 - 9:28 PM

Brian Roberts returned to Thursday's game after a face injury.

He looked fine and will resume his usual workload. Roberts is a low-end fantasy point guard in standard leagues despite his high minutes.
Feb 5 - 7:59 PM

Brian Roberts went to the locker room at the end of the first quarter on Thursday due to a head injury.

He collided with DeJuan Blair and was down for close to a minute before going back to the locker room. This is not good for the Hornets and they'll have to lean on Gary Neal and Lance Stephenson to run the point. Eliot Williams may also help out.
Feb 5 - 7:41 PM

Brian Roberts made 6-of-10 from the field for 18 points with one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Wizards during a 93-88 win.

He had his best scoring game since November, which he needed after going just 3-of-18 in his previous two games. Roberts is decent in triples, steals and assists, so give him a look as an end-of-the-bench guy for the next month or two.
Feb 2 - 11:05 PM

Brian Roberts wasn't efficient against the Spurs on Wednesday, making 3-of-11 from the field for eight points with three rebounds, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

Besides the shooting issues, this was a very encouraging line. He didn't turn the ball over and getting 11 shots is a plus, too. Roberts should have better days ahead and he's a decent bet to be a low-end No. 2 fantasy point guard while Kemba Walker (knee) is out.
Jan 29 - 1:29 AM

Brian Roberts is expected to start at point guard for 6-8 weeks with Kemba Walker (knee) out of the lineup.

Roberts was starting to come around in his last couple starts and he should be owned in all standard leagues. He should be looking at averages near 34 minutes, 12 points, four assists, 0.8 steals and 1.2 treys on sub-par field goal shooting. Gary Neal will also play more point guard.
Jan 26 - 5:48 PM

If Kemba Walker (knee) needs surgery, Brian Roberts would take over as the starter.

The Hornets are just giving Walker an MRI as a precaution, but there is still the possibility he needs to miss time. Roberts led the NBA in free throw percentage last season and he's capable putting up numbers in steals, dimes and treys. At this point, it's not a bad idea to add Roberts in competitive leagues until Walker gets the all clear. We should have the results in the next few days.
Jan 25 - 11:05 AM

Brian Roberts scored 17 points with three rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer during a start against the Knicks on Saturday.

He played off the ball a little more than the last time Kemba Walker (knee) missed time because the Hornets have Lance Stephenson and Al Jefferson back this time. Roberts is only going to have decent fantasy value while Walker is out, which doesn't appear to be too long because he only has some soreness. Unless you're cutting dead weight, he can be left on the wire.
Jan 24 - 9:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Mo Williams
3Brian Roberts
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Lance Stephenson
3P.J. Hairston
4Troy Daniels
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell