WR Michael Crabtree - Baltimore Ravens
|6-2, 215||Born: 9-14-1987||College: Texas Tech||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2009|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Dec 7): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report.
General News (Thu Dec 6): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Dec 5): did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).
Week 14: at Kansas City Chiefs
FBG says: Good matchup. Since Lamar Jackson took over in Week 11, the Ravens have attempted just 22.7 passes per game. It has been both a low-volume and low-efficiency (6.9 yards per attempt) passing attack. Jackson is averaging just 151 passing yards and 0.3 passing touchdowns per game as the starter. Since Jackson took over, Michael Crabtree leads the Ravens in all receiving categories with 7 catches for 64 yards and 1 touchdown. This is a team that is moving to a run-heavy package as it is working at the time being. Expect the Ravens to just throw when they have to and to keep the defense honest, but this is a coaching staff that is fighting to keep their job and they are on a three-game winning streak with the run-heavy model so expect that to continue this week. The Chiefs have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season and second-most per game over the past four weeks. Over the last two weeks, the Chiefs have allowed seven touchdowns and an average of 349 yards to Derek Carr and Jared Goff. The biggest issue for the Chiefs is two-fold, the first being that they are facing the most pass attempts in the NFL this season at 42 attempts per game. This is largely due to the game script as the Chiefs have gotten out to big leads this season. The second issue for the Chiefs is that they just do not have a lot of talent in the secondary as their corners are a group that is made up of former slot corners just last season. At the safety and linebacker position, the talent deficiency is much of the same as no team has given up more through the air to opposing running backs than the Chiefs (83 receptions for 809 yards and 6 touchdowns). The Chiefs have also allowed more receiving yards (913) to opposing tight ends than any team in the league. The team desperately needs Eric Berry to return and he has been practicing this week so keep an eye on it as it would be a nice time for them to get their star safety back. The one benefit the Chiefs pass defense has this week is that they are going up against Lamar Jackson and this Ravens passing offense that are going to limit the amount they throw the ball and try to win the game on the ground.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Michael Crabtree's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 13 vs ATL (4 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Michael Crabtree showed excellent chemistry with Lamar Jackson and made some nice catches. Crabtree worked back to Jackson as he scrambled and made an 18 yard catch over the middle. Crabtree dropped a slant on 3rd and 7 but he likely would have been stopped short on the play. Crabtree drew a 13 yard pass interference penalty on Robert Alford. Crabtree made an impressive 10 yard catch running a slant with a defender all over him. Crabtree made a nice 8 yard catch along the sideline running an out route.
2018 Week 12 vs OAK (6 / 3 / 21 / 1 rec)
Michael Crabtree made some plays against his former team but left a few opportunities on the field. Crabtree made a 10 yard catch running a comeback route on 3rd and 8. Crabtree had a sideline throw 15 yards downfield hit him in the hands but he appeared to be blinded by the sun and could not secure the pass. Crabtree was targeted downfield but was well covered by Gareon Conley on the play and the pass resulted in an interception. Crabtree beat his man to the inside running a slant and made an easy catch for an 8 yard touchdown.
2018 Week 11 vs CIN (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Michael Crabtree saw very little action with a run heavy game plan and Lamar Jackson at the helm. Crabtree made his only catch in the second quarter running a slant route for a gain of 7. Expect Crabtree to see more targets as Jackson continues to get more comfortable in the offense and defenses begin to sell out to stop the Ravens rushing attack.
2018 Week 9 vs PIT (7 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Michael Crabtree and Joe Flacco were rarely on the same page against the Steelers. Crabtree made his first catch running an in breaking route against zone coverage for 13 yards. Crabtree came wide open in the end zone but Flacco's pass hit the dirt before Crabtree could get to it. Crabtree made a 12 yard catch running a crossing route. Crabtree drew a 19 yard pass interference penalty on what was a pretty questionable call. Michael Crabtree took a hard hit from TJ Watt and appeared to injure his groin.
2018 Week 8 vs CAR (5 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Michael Crabtree was a non-factor against the Panthers. Crabtree made his first catch over the middle for 13 yards. Crabtree made a catch well short of the sticks on 3rd and long for 11 yards. Flacco overthrew Crabtree downfield twice in the first half. Crabtree made a 7 yard catch underneath.
2018 Week 7 vs NO (9 / 5 / 66 / 0 rec)
Michael Crabtree made his first catch running a comeback route against Marshon Lattimore. Crabtree picked up 9 more yards the following play running a slant. Crabtree made an acrobatic catch with a defender on his back and managed to land in bounds for 18 yards. Crabtree drew a 16 yard pass interference penalty on a similar play to his 18 yard catch. Crabtree came wide open in the middle of the Saints' defense for an 18 yard gain. Crabtree picked up 9 yards on shallow crossing route.
2018 Week 6 vs TEN (9 / 6 / 93 / 1 rec)
Michael Crabtree played his best game of the season consistently winning on routes downfield and making plays. Crabtree proved to have good timing with and the trust of Joe Flacco. Flacco was trusting Crabtree to make plays and releasing the ball before Crabtree had gained separation. Crabtree was targeted on the Ravens' first offensive snap of the game. Crabtree gained separation running a deep comeback route along the sideline for a 21 yard gain. Crabtree made an easy catch after coming wide open deep down the sideline for a 27 yard catch and run. Crabtree made a nice back shoulder catch with Malcolm Butler in coverage for a 4 yard touchdown. Crabtree made an impressive toe tapping sideline grab for 20 yards running a deep out route. Crabtree was narrowly missed twice by Flacco once when he was uncovered just before halftime and second on a downfield target. Crabtree made a 17 yard catch again beating Butler down the sideline this time running a 9 route.
2018 Week 5 vs CLE (12 / 6 / 66 / 0 rec)
Michael Crabtree had an opportunity for a huge game with John Brown drawing Denzel Ward and double coverage but did not produce. Crabtree dropped a potential third down conversion running a comeback route on 3rd and 8. Crabtree dropped another target on what would have been a modest gain on second and short. Crabtree picked up 12 yards running an underneath crossing route. Crabtree ran a slant from the slot and was targeted in the end zone but Flacco's throw was off target. Crabtree made a nice catch over the middle running an in breaking route for a 20 yard catch and run. Crabtree made back to back catches against EJ Gaines for gains of 6 and 19. The second was a nice back shoulder throw and catch. Crabtree had what would have been a 14 yard game winning touchdown hit him in the hands and fall incomplete. Crabtree made an 8 yard catch running a comeback.
2018 Week 4 vs PIT (8 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
Michael Crabtree made his first catch running a comeback route for 4 yards. Crabtree picked up 12 yards the following play running an in breaking route over the middle. Crabtree got behind his defender for a potential 56 yard touchdown but pressure forced an errant throw from Flacco. Crabtree came wide open running a slant but dropped what would have been about a 10 yard gain. Crabtree picked up 13 yards running another slant. Crabtree had a pass that was low and behind him go through his hands on what would have been a minimal gain.
2018 Week 3 vs DEN (10 / 7 / 61 / 0 rec)
Michael Crabtree was mostly used as an underneath and possession receiver using his body and strength to make plays. Crabtree made his first catch along the sideline running a comeback route for 7 yards. Crabtree made a catch over the middle but Chris Harris punched the ball free and the pass was ruled incomplete. Crabtree made a 9 yard catch on 3rd and 10 running another comeback. Crabtree made a a toe tapping catch on a back shoulder throw for a 19 yard gain. Crabtree made another sideline catch for 8 yards working back to Flacco as he scrambled. Crabtree made back to back catches for 16 total yards to set up a field goal before halftime.
2018 Week 2 vs CIN (10 / 5 / 56 / 0 rec)
Michael Crabtree was Joe Flacco's favorite target in the first half but produced mixed results and Flacco turned his attention to John Brown. Crabtree saw four early targets from Flacco but only managed one catch for 14 yards because of two off target throws from Flacco. Crabtree ran a slant and got up field after securing the catch for 17 yards. Crabtree made a nice toe tapping 7 yard sideline catch. Crabtree picked up 10 yards running a crossing route. Expect Crabtree to be more involved going forward especially in the red zone.
2018 Week 1 vs BUF (6 / 3 / 38 / 1 rec)
Michael Crabtree's first target went through his hands as he tried to turn and adjust to the throw. Crabtree had his second target again go through his hands. Crabtree was not wearing gloves and the wet conditions likely played a role in the drops. Michael Crabtree sparked the Ravens passing game with a 20 yard catch over the middle against good coverage. Crabtree capped the drive with a 12 yard toe tapping touchdown in the back of the end zone.
Latest NewsRavens | Michael Crabtree practices in full (Fri Dec 7, 04:18 PM) - Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree (not injury related) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 7 and he is off the injury report ahead of the Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. link to story Ravens | Week 14 injury report for Baltimore (Fri Dec 7, 04:09 PM) - Baltimore Ravens S Tony Jefferson (ankle), OL Alex Lewis (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (not injury related) and LB Terrell Suggs (not injury related) did not practice Friday, Dec. 7. Jefferson is listed as doubtful for the Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, while Lewis is questionable. The others are off the report. CB Marlon Humphrey (groin) was a limited participant, while QB Joe Flacco (hip), OL James Hurst (back), LB Anthony Levine (ankle), CB Tavon Young (groin) and LB Tim Williams (ankle) practiced in full and are each listed as questionable. WR John Brown (not injury related), WR Michael Crabtree (not injury related), S Eric Weddle (not injury related) and OL Marshal Yanda (not injury related) practiced in full and are off the report. Our View: Jefferson will be missed at the back end of the pass defense with the Chiefs up next. Tampa is on the schedule in Week 15 and the Chargers in Week 16, so the hope is that Jefferson can return soon to help slow down these strong passing attacks.
link to story Ravens | Michael Crabtree returns to practice (Thu Dec 6, 05:46 PM) - Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 6. link to story Ravens | Michael Crabtree does not practice (Wed Dec 5, 04:56 PM) - Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5. link to story Ravens | Wednesday's practice report for Baltimore (Wed Dec 5, 04:53 PM) - Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree (not injury related), CB Marlon Humphrey (groin), S Tony Jefferson (ankle), LB Anthony Levine (ankle), OL Alex Lewis (shoulder), CB Tavon Young (groin), S Eric Weddle (not injury related) and OT Marshal Yanda (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5. QB Joe Flacco (hip) and OT James Hurst (back) were limited, while LB Tim Williams (ankle) practiced in full. link to story More News
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