TE Craig Stevens - Free Agent
|6-3, 254||Born: 9-1-1984||College: California||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2008|
2015 Week 2 vs CLE (1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
With Delanie Walker sidelined, Craig Stevens was put in position to get more opportunities as a receiver. Stevens is a blocking tight end who isn't known for his receiving ability, but in the fourth quarter he made an excellent catch in traffic to convert a fourth-and-one.
2015 Week 3 vs IND (2 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
The blocking tight end is getting some life in the passing game with Marcus Mariota. Late in the third quarter, Stevens caught a deep crossing route for a big play and a first down.
2015 Week 5 vs BUF (2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Craig Stevens caught a pass early in the game after play action in the flat. He was immediately tackled for no gain.
2015 Week 8 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Stevens had one catch in the game. He caught a short curl route late in the third quarter before falling backwards for an extra gain. He had been left uncovered by the zone defense.
2015 Week 12 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 20 / 1 rec)
It was no surprise that the Titans looked to their tight ends against this Oakland Raiders defense, but it was a surprise when Craig Stevens turned up with the football in the endzone. Stevens ran down the seam against tight coverage before catching a pass he tipped for a 20-yard score.
2015 Week 13 vs JAX (2 / 2 / 11 / 1 rec)
For his career, Craig Stevens has only one season with two touchdown catches. Over the past two weeks, he has multiple touchdown receptions. Stevens still isn't a viable option for fantasy teams because of his overall usage, but the Titans will look to him on the backside of plays like they did for his touchdown reception in the first quarter against the Jaguars. Stevens was wide open as Mariota ran to the far side of the field and threw the ball back to his deep crossing route.
2015 Week 15 vs NE (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
The tight end had just one reception on one target in this game. Stevens caught a short curl route from Zach Mettenberger in the second quarter. He made a nice adjustment to a very low catch in space.
2014 Week 3 vs CIN (2 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Stevens made a rare impressive play as a receiver late in this game. He initially caught the ball in the flat before breaking a tackle and turning upfield for a big gain. Stevens caught a short pass soon after as the Bengals backed off the underneath routes late in the fourth quarter.
2013 Week 10 vs JAX (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Stevens is normally a blocking tight end exclusively, but he caught a pass in the third quarter. He settled down underneath on a curl route for a short reception on first and 10.
2013 Week 12 vs OAK (1 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
Stevens caught his first target, on the first drive of the game. He was stopped for no gain however as the Raiders sniffed out the screen pass immediately. In the third quarter, Stevens caught another pass for no gain as Fitzpatrick dumped it off to him under pressure.
2012 Week 2 vs SD (1 / 1 / 46 / 0 rec)
Stevens didn't see a single reception during the game until the final play from scrimmage. He caught a deep ball down the seam with the clock running down, and some shoddy tackling by San Diego enabled him to pick up an extra twenty yards or so after initial contact. It was the definition of garbage time production.
2012 Week 3 vs DET (7 / 5 / 63 / 0 rec)
In the absence of Jared Cook, Stevens showed the steady veteran play for which he's been known for in Tennessee. Showing chemistry with Locker (especially late in the game), Stevens finished with 5 grabs for 63 yards. Stevens caught 3 passes for first downs in the second half and overtime. Stevens' 24 yard catch on the first play of the overtime period set the tone for the winning field goal drive. If Cook misses time to injury, Stevens will benefit immensely.
2012 Week 4 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 24 / 1 rec)
Stevens had a great game against Houston. He primarily served as a blocker and helped the Titans finally establish a productive running game. Stevens was particularly successful in engaging the outside linebackers of the Houston 3-4 scheme and pinning them away from Chris Johnson's intended path. Stevens also had an excellent touchdown catch from Matt Hasselbeck. On the play, he lined up to the left, shoved the linebacker off of him at the line of scrimmage, and ran a skinny in-route. Hasselbeck hit him on target and Stevens broke two tackles before spinning and diving in to the end zone.
2012 Week 7 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Stevens only registered one official catch, for 17 yards on the Titans' opening drive, but another on that same drive was wiped out by a Buffalo penalty. Running up the seam, Stevens did a nice job collecting the pass and then absorbing the hit from Jairus Bird without getting separated from the ball.
2012 Week 8 vs IND (3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Stevens spent much of the game as an in-line blocker helping Chris Johnson find holes between the tackles. The Titans have finally figured out that having Stevens work with David Stewart on both a linebacker and defensive end can lead to good results so long as the blocking assignments are varied on each snap. Occasionally Stevens will pull to the defenses tackle gap while other times he will bolt out to the second level to block a linebacker. He was targeted three times on short pop-out routes, catching two passes for 15 yards. Stevens is not particularly fast but he gets to open space on short routes quickly and continues to show good hands.
2012 Week 10 vs MIA (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Although he played double the snaps of Jared Cook, 48 in all, he was asked to run block on 34 of them. Nothing to see here.
2012 Week 15 vs NYJ (3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Stevens started in place of the injured Jared Cook. Stevens spent the majority of the game blocking for Chris Johnson, but also leaked out into the flat and secured minimal gains.
2012 Week 16 vs GB (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Stevens caught one garbage time pass for seven yards as Tennessee's TE1.
2011 Week 1 vs JAX (3 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Stevens was targeted three times on the same route by new Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. On all three plays, Stevens released to the right flat after bumping a rushing defensive end at the line of scrimmage. Only one pass was completed for two yards. Otherwise, Stevens was kept in line to block on the right side of the line of scrimmage.
2011 Week 3 vs DEN (1 / 1 / 58 / 0 rec)
Stevens had only one catch against the Broncos but it was a big one. Stevens continued as an in-line blocker for most of the game but was called on in the fourth quarter on a critical down. As the Titans were driving for what would be the game-winning score, Stevens lined up on the left side of the line of scrimmage. When the ball was snapped, he ran a deep post down the left seam, cutting across to the right just in time for Matt Hasselbeck to feed the ball between two defenders. Stevens rambled downfield for a 58 yard gain that helped set up the winning score. Stevens' biggest effect is being felt as a blocker. While the Titans' running game has struggled, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has been given a substantial amount of time to move around in the pocket. Stevens has played a key role as a blocker, primarily in forcing rush ends and outside linebackers to a wider path to the outside.
2011 Week 4 vs CLE (1 / 1 / 12 / 1 rec)
Stevens had one catch against the Browns. On the play, he lined up in-line to the left side, ran upfield and cut to the outside. He used his body to shield the safety from the ball and reeled in his first touchdown of the year. Otherwise he was used as an in-line blocker, primarily on the left side of the line. He had an excellent block on Chris Johnson's 25 yard run, getting the Browns defensive end he was blocking off balance, thus allowing Johnson to break to the outside for a large gain.
2011 Week 7 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Stevens only catch (or target) came in the middle of the second quarter. On the play, Hasselbeck was forced to check down and saw Stevens open in the middle of the field. Stevens made the catch and turned upfield delivering a good hit on a defender to get a few more yards.
2011 Week 9 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
Stevens was wide open on his seam route in the second quarter and hauled in the pass for a good gain.
2011 Week 13 vs BUF (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Stevens opened the game as the starter as the Titans sought to establish their running game, but he was not targeted in the passing game.
2010 Week 2 vs PIT (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Stevens had one short catch for nine yards early in the fourth quarter. He was not involved in the offense aside from that.
2010 Week 5 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Stevens finished the day with one catch for eleven yards. The play came on a play action pass where Stevens stepped out to the flat on the right side of the field and hauled in the short pass before turning up field and gaining a first down.
2010 Week 8 vs SD (2 / 2 / 29 / 1 rec)
Stevens took a short pass from the 29 in the flat all the way down to the goal line. It initially looked like Stevens managed to get into the end zone on the roll, but he was ruled just short. No matter, as two plays later, Stevens got lost along the back line of the end zone to snag the play-action touchdown from a yard out.
2010 Week 13 vs JAX (3 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Stevens did his best Frank Wycheck impersonation hauling in a 19 yard diving reception down the middle of the field on his only target of week 13.
2010 Week 14 vs IND (4 / 3 / 20 / 1 rec)
Stevens had somewhat of a break out game. He caught only short passes over the middle for small gains but had a very impressive touchdown run. Stevens caught a pass in the flat and proceeded to run over two Colt players and fight for the touchdown, looking impressive all the while.
2009 Week 1 vs PIT (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Stevens got in the game when Scaife went down because Jared Cook was also out. He got one catch downfield for a first down, but it was overturned by penalty. He struggled mightily as a blocker against the Steelers ferocious OLBs.
2009 Week 2 vs HOU (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Stevens had one target in the game but did not record a reception. He spent most of his snaps on the field blocking in the I-formation or in two-TE sets.