Cleveland Browns
Name  Robert Royal
Born  5/15/1979
Height  6-4
Weight  257
College  L-S-U
12/19/2010 11:04:00 PM
Description: Royal caught two passes for 29 yards and scored a touchdown in Sunday's loss.
Insight: It was Royal's first TD of the season. Should he go the rest of the way without another, it would be his third straight year with just one score. (
1/5/2010 1:00:00 AM
Description: Royal caught two passes for 34 yards on Sunday against the Jaguars.
Insight: Royal finished the season with only 11 catches for 134 yards and a touchdown. (
11/13/2009 8:32:00 AM
Description: Royal practiced in full on Thursday after dealing with a minor finger injury.
Insight: Royal is expected to play on Monday against Baltimore but has little fantasy value. He has not recorded a catch since Week 4. (
10/18/2009 10:13:00 AM
Description: Royal should benefit at least a bit this week from the absence of Steve Heiden, who is out with a knee injury.
Insight: Royal had no more than two catches in any of the past four weeks, so he's by no means a good fantasy option. The Steelers have given up some numbers to tight ends, though, so owners desperate for a bye-week filler could take a shot. (
3/4/2009 11:35:00 PM
Description: The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Royal has signed with the Browns. He was recently cut by the Bills after three seasons in Buffalo.
Insight: Royal has never caught more than 33 passes in a season or scored more than four times. He's no kind of fantasy option at tight end. His presence could make it tougher for Martin Rucker or Steve Heiden to offer any value, though. (
11/30/2008 8:54:00 AM
Description: The Bills will be without Robert Royal today, leaving Derek Fine as the likely primary tight end. (
11/2/2008 9:36:00 PM
Description: Royal led the team with five catches and 70 receiving yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
Insight: With 24 catches through eight games, Royal is just one short of his career high for a season. He has become surprisingly useful as a fantasy tight end. (