Craig Robertson
Craig Robertson
31-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New Orleans Saints
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Craig Robertson in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Saints in March of 2019.
Ready to go
LBNew Orleans Saints
September 13, 2019
Robertson (hamstring) has no injury designation ahead of Sunday's game versus the Saints, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Robertson will make his 2019 debut in a revenge game against the Rams. His defensive contributions will be limited behind Demario Davis on the depth chart, but expect Robertson to play a role on special teams.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Robertson logged a career-best 115 total tackles in 2016 but was far less productive in his second season in New Orleans, posting a mere 80 total tackles. The versatile linebacker's modest output likely can be attributed to playing nearly 200 fewer defensive snaps from 2016 to 2017. Unfortunately for the seventh-year pro, the offseason addition of ironman middle linebacker Demario Davis, as well as the return of 2017 third-round draft pick Alex Anzalone from a season-ending shoulder injury, may make it difficult for Robertson to see enough snaps to return to his 2016 level of production.
A part-time and special teams player with the Browns his first four years out of North Texas, the Saints signed Robertson with the offer of a starting opportunity last year. He did well for himself, hitting triple-digit tackles while missing one game with a shoulder injury. It's also worth noting that Robertson has at least one interception in each of his pro seasons. Robertson doesn't offer much upside, but this is a case where the play count should be high enough to assure a useful floor in leagues that start more than one linebacker.
Robertson averaged 84 tackles the last four years in Cleveland but joined the Saints this offseason. While he will likely start the season in a reserve role, Robertson is capable of playing either inside or outside linebacker and should provide critical depth at a number of positions in the event of an injury. Given both the advanced age and checkered injury history of some of the Saints' starting linebackers, Robertson could become a sneaky option in IDP leagues should the injury bug bite.
Robertson is an early favorite to win a starting inside linebacker job, but will have to hold off Chris Kirksey to maintain that role. Both players had exceptional 2015 campaigns, which can largely be attributed to Karlos Dansby missing five games due to various injuries. Should Robertson lock down a starting role, he'll be a solid IDP sleeper, as the 27-year-old would likely surpass last season's career-best combined tackle total of 99.
Robertson projects to be a starter at inside linebacker for the Browns in 2014. Over his first two seasons in the league, the 26-year-old out of North Texas racked up 178 combined tackles and four sacks. If he remains the starter as expected, Robertson should once again be a serviceable IDP option.
Robertson finished 2nd on the Browns last season with 93 tackles. He is one of the starting middle linebackers in Cleveland's 3-4 defense.
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Not playing Monday
LBNew Orleans Saints
September 9, 2019
Robertson (hamstring) is inactive for Monday's game against the Texans, Luke Johnson of USA Today reports.
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Limited in practice
LBNew Orleans Saints
September 5, 2019
Robertson (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Luke Johnson of USA Today reports.
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Dealing with injury
LBNew Orleans Saints
August 21, 2019
Robertson was forced to leave Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers due to undisclosed reasons, Herbie Teope of reports.
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Staying with Saints
LBNew Orleans Saints
March 11, 2019
Robertson is re-signing with New Orleans on a two-year deal, Luke Johnson of The Times-Picayune reports.
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Gets first sack of season
LBNew Orleans Saints
November 19, 2018
Robertson recorded two solo tackles and a sack during Sunday's 48-7 win over the Eagles.
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