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Week 1 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 6 / 72 / 0 on 11 targets
Todd Heap rolled back the years with his performance on Monday night. Early in the game, he should have caught a pass over CB Kyle Wilson for a touchdown on a perfect pass from Flacco, but he failed to catch the ball with his hands, instead electing to let it land in his arms. The pass was broken up, but it proved to be a sign of intent for later in the game when Flacco found Heap down the seam against S Jim Leonhard. Heap made a diving grab, this time letting the ball into his hands and securing the catch in what was a show of terrific athleticism from the 6' 6'' tight end.
Heap made a mistake in pass protection at one point, giving up a sack on Flacco. However, he redeemed himself by being the go-to receiver for Flacco on third and short yardage. Heap continued to beat man coverage when the Jets sent pressure on third down and presented a big target for his quarterback to throw to. This was a very solid game from Heap, who has clearly been drinking from the fountain of youth.
Week 2 vs. CIN
Receiving: 4 / 35 / 0 on 6 targets
Not quite as good as last week and was suffering from a shoulder injury but he made several tough catches. Heap looks like he is involved more in the passing game this year. He makes a very nice sleeper week to week.
Week 3 vs. CLE
Receiving: 4 / 46 / 0 on 5 targets
Heap had another quality game with back-to-back catches to get the Ravens out of a terrible down and distance after a personal foul in the fourth quarter, and catches on the two other TD scoring drives for the Ravens. He remains quality fantasy TE depth with Joe Flacco looking his way regularly.
Week 4 vs. PIT
Receiving: 3 / 35 / 0 on 5 targets
As mentioned in Flacco's and Mason's sections, the intermediate game was the bread and butter for Baltimore. Heap played a role in that. Aside from his 3 catches, he had one taken away by penalty and another 15+ yard play that he should have held onto despite a big hit from Steelers' safety Ryan Clark. Heap isn't the player he once was, and the Ravens recognize that. He made a huge block on a blitzing Polamalu on the game-winning play and was used in that role more often than when he was in his prime.
Week 5 vs. DEN
Receiving: 1 / 22 / 0 on 5 targets
Heap saw very little action in this game, as he only recorded one catch. Between the 3 wr's and the throws to the RB's, the tight end isn't getting a lot of looks in this offense at the moment.
Week 6 vs. NE
Receiving: 3 / 49 / 1 on 4 targets
Heap converted a 3rd down on the Ravens opening drive to keep the chains moving and although the drive only resulted in a Ravens FG, it boosted their confidence in getting 1st downs when needed and allowed them to stick with their game plan. Heap was also on the receiving end of the Raven's first TD, a 16 yard pass from Flacco where he lined up out wide, created a big throwing lane and beat the safety, pushing his way through tackles for the score. Later in the half, Heap drew a personal foul penalty after a brutal helmet to helmet collision in the first half. He stayed on the ground for some time after the crushing blow, but was able to walk off on his own and re-entered the game shortly thereafter. There's no question that a healthy Heap is a key component of the Ravens offense and hits like that are not what the injury-riddled TE needs to be effective.
Week 7 vs. BUF
Receiving: 3 / 59 / 2 on 5 targets
Heap had but three catches, but they were all he needed to post an impressive stat line. Flacco trusts Heap incredibly, putting the ball in the air on a seam route to him where Heap was able to out jump Buffalo defenders for the ball. Heap also looked great catching another pass on a corner route in the endzone, using his great route running to gain big separation even at his age. He did look tentative with his neck however, and coaches could limit his play to protect him.
Week 9 vs. MIA
Receiving: 2 / 23 / 0 on 2 targets
Caught a couple balls on the opening drive and then primarily blocked the rest of the day in run support. He was not targeted at all after the 2nd or 3rd drive of the game. No injury was reported during the telecast either.
Week 10 vs. ATL
Receiving: 4 / 57 / 1 on 6 targets
Todd Heap led the Ravens in receiving yards against the Falcons. The Atlanta defense was focused on keeping Anquan Boldin from getting deep and Derrick Mason from getting across the middle, so Heap was often left in single-coverage with a smaller defender between the hash marks. His best catch came on a touchdown grab that put the Ravens ahead momentarily late in the fourth quarter. On the play, Heap came off the right side of the line and made a double move to the endzone, easily catching the ball as he cut to the left away from the defender. Heap dropped the ball quickly and the play was reviewed but the ruling on the field was upheld. Heap had his longest catch at the end of the game as the Ravens desperately tried to gain 94 yards in under a minute as the game was ending. Unfortunately, Heap was injured on the play due to a devastating hit to his back. As of this moment, the injury appears not to be serious.
Week 11 vs. CAR
Receiving: 5 / 69 / 0 on 6 targets
Heap was targeted six times on the day, catching five of them for 69 yards. His impressive outing against the Panthers comes one week after an equally impressive game (four catches for 57 yards and a TD against the Falcons) last week. While Heap certainly isn't tops at his position fantasy wise, he has been finding the end zone frequently since Week Six and so far hasn't showed any signs of slowing down.
Week 12 vs. TB
Receiving: 2 / 79 / 1 on 4 targets
Heap only finished with two receptions, but one of them came on a 65 yard touchdown reception. On the scoring play, Heap took advantage of busted coverage and just out ran the Buccaneers defenders on his way to the end zone.
Week 18 vs. KC
Receiving: 10 / 108 / 0 on 13 targets
Heap had, quite simply, one of the best games of his career. He had three receptions on the team's opening possession, so he was extremely involved right from the outset of this one. One of those early catches took him to the one yard line, but he was unable to drag the defenders over the goal line. He was soon targeted on another pass in the end zone, but a great defensive effort prevented the score. That did little to slow Heap, as he kept piling up receptions and yardage totals en route to personal career bests as well as Baltimore postseason team records for receptions and receiving yardage. He seemed to be able to get open at will over the middle of the field, and looked smooth and fluid and athletic, nothing like the injury prone over the hill player we've seen in recent seasons.
Week 19 vs. PIT
Receiving: 3 / 43 / 1 on 7 targets
Heap's day was a far cry from his efforts against Kansas City, but based on the production of the other Ravens' pass-catchers, he was the most effective non-running back in the passing game. His first catch was on a very well-designed screen play on 3rd down that netted the team a new set of downs. His touchdown catch was also a smart play as Heap and Houshmandzadeh crossed, creating a rub and giving Heap plenty of open area to haul in Flacco's easy delivery. Heap is aging, but he's still an effective player and certainly isn't the part of this offense that needs to be re-evaluated in the offseason.