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WR Michael Crabtree - Oakland Raiders

6-2, 215Born: 9-14-1987College: Texas TechDrafted: Round 1, pick 10

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Crabtree left the Week 4 game at Chicago with an ankle injury.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 5): Crabtree tweaked an ankle during the game on Sunday, but returned to action - this looks like a minor ding at first blush. Crabtree will be evaluated further on Monday.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 5): Crabtree played through an ankle injury and made some key plays for Derek Carr in the process. He's looking like a solid WR3/Flex if he can stay healthy, but next week at Denver could be rough.

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Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs CIN 51 0 0 0 8 5 37 0 0 3.7
2 vs BAL 66 0 0 0 16 9 111 1 0 17.1
3 at CLE 46 0 0 0 9 4 36 0 0 3.6
4 at CHI 29 0 0 0 6 5 80 0 0 8
5 vs DEN PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 6 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 4 vs CHI (6 / 5 / 80 / 0 rec)

Crabtree got off to a slow start and rolled his ankle early in the game while blocking for Amari Cooper on a screen. However, with the Raiders trailing late, Crabtree became Carr's go-to receiver. He went up strong to pull in a fastball on a deep out route for a 25-yard gain and then picked up 13 more yards on the very next play. The catches by Crabtree were the key plays on the drive that put the Raiders ahead with two minutes to play.

2015 Week 3 vs CLE (9 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)

Crabtree remains the clear second option in the passing offense overall, but appears to be Carr's favorite target in the red zone. The first two end zone targets of the game both went Crabtree's direction (though the first was well covered and Carr threw it out of the back of the end zone). It was a quiet day for Crabtree but his usage was still very encouraging. He will get plenty of opportunities each game and has a good chance of leading the Raiders in touchdown catches.

2015 Week 2 vs BAL (16 / 9 / 111 / 1 rec)

Crabtree looked better than he has in years and took advantage of the Ravens struggling Lardarius Webb on his way to a huge game. He showed the quickness, route-running chops and great hands that made him a top-10 draft choice coming out of college. In the first few minutes of the game, Crabtree beat a Ravens defender deep for what should have been a 40-yard touchdown grab, but instead he was dragged down. The pass interference call resulted in a big gain that set the Raiders up with 1st-and-goal. A couple plays later, Crabtree was targeted in the end zone but the ball sailed high and he was well covered. Crabtree later got open deep behind the Ravens defense but Carr had to throw on the run and badly underthrew the ball. While it resulted in a 37-yard reception, a better throw would have produced a 59-yard touchdown. Crabtree's 29-yard touchdown pass was due to a combination of a busted coverage by Ravens safety Will Hill (who drifted out of position) and a great route by Crabtree which broke the Ravens corner's ankles, causing him to fall down and leave Crabtree all alone in the end zone waving for the ball.

2015 Week 1 vs CIN (8 / 5 / 37 / 0 rec)

Crabtree played well and looks quicker than he has in recent seasons. He will continue to see plenty of targets as the Raiders #2 WR, but he is being used almost exclusively in the short passing game. Crabtree's only target beyond 10-yards from the line of scrimmage was in the final minutes of garbage time when he was targeted on a go route in the end zone. The throw sailed way high out of the back of the end zone.


Latest News

Raiders | Michael Crabtree returns to action (Sun Oct 4, 04:55 PM) - Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (ankle) returned to Week 4's game against the Chicago Bears in the second half, after he suffered an ankle injury during the first half.

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Raiders | Michael Crabtree suffers injury (Sun Oct 4, 01:51 PM) - Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (leg) suffered a right leg injury during the team's Week 4 game.

Our View: He went to the locker room, but since returned to the game.
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Raiders | Michael Crabtree targeted frequently (Sun Sep 27, 09:51 PM) - Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree had just four receptions for 36 yards in the Week 3 game against the Cleveland Browns. He was targeted nine times.

Our View: Crabtree was inexplicably left alone by the Ravens on multiple plays last week, leading to a big game. He wasn't as productive this week in what should be a more typical week for him.
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