TE Todd Heap - Free Agent
|6-4, 250||Born: 3-16-1980||College: Arizona State||Drafted: Round 1, pick|
2012 Week 1 vs SEA (4 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
The Cardinals seemed to largely ignore Heap until the got close to the red zone. Two of his three catches came inside the red zone and both time he showed good strength to make solid grabs in tight coverage.
2012 Week 2 vs NE (9 / 5 / 62 / 0 rec)
Heap was thrown to early and often, as was the case last year with Kevin Kolb under center. He was the Cardinals leading receiver, and also had some missed chances, including being open for a what would have been a TD pass (but was overthrown). He had a first down catch called back on a holding penalty - which showed good rapport with Kolb, getting open while he scrambled. Heap was basically a possession receiver/security blanket for Kolb, getting the ball often but never for many yards at a time. Late in the third quarter, however, he was injured and did not return to the game.
2011 Week 1 vs CAR (3 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)
TE Todd Heap was used mainly on quick hitting patterns for Kolb in this game, but made a nice reception down the middle against the Panthers' Cover 2. Heap clearly has the trust of Kevin Kolb and should prove to be a useful weapon for this Cardinals offense this season.
2011 Week 2 vs WAS (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Heap was not used often as a receiver, but Kolb showed a propensity for his TE's, hitting Jeff King a couple times, including once for a score. It's not a stretch to think that some of those targets could transfer to Heap in future weeks.
2011 Week 3 vs SEA (10 / 6 / 61 / 0 rec)
Kolb has shown that he likes throwing to his tight ends and this week was no different, except that Todd Heap was the beneficiary. Heap also was targeted on the final offensive play - an interception that wasn't his fault. Right now the Cardinals have no second receiving threat behind Larry Fitzgerald, and Heap could be in line to fill that void.
2011 Week 4 vs NYG (6 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
Todd Heap is a reliable target but has lost a lot of his talent that made him the household name he is. Heap also made most of his catches late in the game as the Giants gave up the underneath passes to prevent ARI from scoring fast. The Cardinals have a commitment to the running game with Wells and Fitzgerald occupies most of QB Kolb's brain in the passing game that leaves little room for much else for guys like Heap.
2011 Week 15 vs CLE (9 / 7 / 69 / 0 rec)
Heap got his first reception since October 2 and was a big part of the offense today. Heap was often the safety valve for Skelton and had numerous big catches to keep drives going. It was nice to see the former fantasy star get involved in the game and hopefully he can build on the momentum to becoming fantasy relevant once again barring any other injuries. This with Heap has always been his biggest problem.
2011 Week 16 vs CIN (5 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
As the 4th option in a struggling pass offense, Heap's level of play is just not what it once was in his days in Baltimore, managing only sporadic production and limited effectiveness in the red zone.
2011 Week 17 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 35 / 1 rec)
Heap came alive today, with a couple of big receptions, including one for a score. He took a checkdown catch for a 22 yard gain as he patiently waited for a block then made his move and nearly got into the end zone on the play. On his touchdown catch, he made a great effort to get across the goal line while being tackled.
2010 Week 1 vs NYJ (11 / 6 / 72 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 2 vs CIN (6 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 3 vs CLE (5 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 4 vs PIT (5 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 5 vs DEN (5 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 6 vs NE (4 / 3 / 49 / 1 rec)
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.
2010 Week 7 vs BUF (5 / 3 / 59 / 2 rec)
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.
2010 Week 9 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 10 vs ATL (6 / 4 / 57 / 1 rec)
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.
2010 Week 11 vs CAR (6 / 5 / 69 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 12 vs TB (4 / 2 / 79 / 1 rec)
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.
2010 Week 18 vs KC (13 / 10 / 108 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 19 vs PIT (7 / 3 / 43 / 1 rec)
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.
2009 Week 1 vs KC (8 / 5 / 74 / 1 rec)
Heap looked quite good in Week 1 for Baltimore, getting open over the middle of the field and moving the chains inside the Red Zone for Baltimore. Converting five of his seven targets for 74 yards, Heap highlighted his day with a third quarter nine yard touchdown grab from Joe Flacco. Heap was also the likely intended target on Willis McGahee's touchdown catch but the Chiefs covered him well. Grab Heap off of the waiver wire now if you need TE help on your roster.
2009 Week 2 vs SD (4 / 1 / 9 / 1 rec)
The stats may not reflect it, but Todd Heap looks to be resurgent in 2009. Despite catching only one pass, he rewarded fantasy owners because it was a touchdown. Heap nearly had another touchdown earlier in the game when he was targeted on a jump ball near the San Diego goal line. Pass interference was called on the play, leading to a Willis McGahee touchdown run, but it could've been a Heap touchdown just as easily. He got his hands on the ball as he out-leaped the defender, but as he came to the ground he was unable to secure the pass. If nothing else, Heap is showing a good job getting down the field and getting open again.
2009 Week 3 vs CLE (4 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
The improvement in the Baltimore offensive line has allowed Heap to run more pass routes and Joe Flacco targeted him often over the middle against Cleveland. Heap looked like the Heap of old, showing sure hands and carrying tacklers downfield after the catch.
2009 Week 4 vs NE (6 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Heap continues to be the best target in the middle of the field for Flacco. He made one leaping catch at full extension early that was the longest pass play of the day for the Ravens. He took some punishment to move the chains, and seems to be a trusted target for Flacco.
2009 Week 5 vs CIN (9 / 7 / 41 / 0 rec)
Joe Flacco targeted Heap more often than any other Baltimore receiver against Cincinnati. Heap wasn't able to get loose for any long receptions, however, with the bulk of his catches coming after he leaked away from the line of scrimmage when Flacco was unable to find a downfield target.
2009 Week 6 vs MIN (3 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)
Heap was three for three on his receptions, and made great plays on each of them. On his first reception late in the second quarter, he took a short pass over the middle and ran hard up the middle for 22 yard gain. In the third he made a great reception over the middle for another 23 yard gain and it set up Ray Rice's first TD run. He finished with 51 yards receiving but did not reach the end zone.
2009 Week 8 vs DEN (4 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Heap proved to be a tough matchup underneath, and provided Joe Flacco with a reliable target when the blitz was on. Once he'd secure a pass Heap kept his legs moving to pick up yardage after contact. Like Derrick Mason, Heap seemed to have a little extra fight in him both as a receiver and a blocker. The only mistake Heap made was when he went in motion and the snap hit him in the leg, instead of Joe Flacco in the shotgun. That play actually counted as a fumble against the tight end, although the Ravens did recover the football.
2009 Week 9 vs CIN (4 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
The Bengals covered Todd Heap well over the deep middle and allowed only three short completions. Flacco just missed Heap on a deeper route in the second half for a long gain.
2009 Week 10 vs CLE (5 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
Heap was able to function as an outlet for Flacco and a downfield target in the middle of the field, but he took a couple of big hits and is now dealing with rib issues. If you were counting on Heap as your TE, you might want to look elsewhere because he hasn't been a quick healer in recent years.
2009 Week 11 vs IND (2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Heap has been dinged up over the past few weeks; however he suited up and made a few short gain receptions this week. His presence in the Ravens pass blocking scheme remains solid as well.
2009 Week 12 vs PIT (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Heap's production has slowly tapered off since a hot start to his season. In week 12, he wasn't even looked at by QB Joe Flacco until the 2 minute warning in the 4th quarter. He later caught a short dump off from Flacco, but that would be his only touch of the game. His lowest fantasy production game of the season.
2009 Week 13 vs GB (10 / 5 / 52 / 0 rec)
Heap got a ton of targets once the Ravens fell behind, but he lacks the athleticism and tough running he used to be a top fantasy TE earlier in the decade. Heap also dropped what should have been a long TD catch. His time as a starter and player on fantasy rosters is waning.
2009 Week 14 vs DET (2 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)
Todd Heap snagged a nice 31-yard pass down the left sideline that moved the Ravens into the Red Zone in the third quarter, but the big tight end appeared to injure himself on that catch. Heap finished out the game as he is a tough tight end who is very much a "gamer" and does not like to miss any playing time, so he should be a go for next week against the Bears.
2009 Week 15 vs CHI (6 / 5 / 56 / 2 rec)
On a day when the Ravens were short-handed at WR, of course they would lean on the veteran Heap. He was lined at WR and ran a terrific route to account for the Ravens first TD, and he seemed to be on the same page with Flacco for the first two quarters. Heap made a sprawling catch downfield at the sideline, and he was also targeted on a deep throw from a trick play formation. He has Flacco's trust and Heap is reasserting his place in the Ravens passing game as they make a playoff push.
2009 Week 16 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 37 / 2 rec)
Todd Heap only caught two passes against the Steelers, but he made the most on both of them as he found the end zone on both grabs. Heap made two highlight reel catches, first a leaping catch and roll into the end zone for his first touchdown from 30 yards out and then another over-the-shoulder catch for a seven yard score in the third quarter. Heap is getting plenty of end zone looks of late and could have another solid performance against the Raiders in Week 17.
2009 Week 17 vs OAK (3 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)
Heap made a couple of receptions in the game's opening drive, one of which was a solid leaping grab in traffic down inside the 10 yard line. As the game wore on, Heap was asked to block more and more as the Ravens focused on running the ball. It was a bounce back year for Heap as he looked back to his pre-2007 self.
2009 Week 18 vs NE (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Heap didn't catch a pass, but he did get injured in the fourth quarter. He was the target on Flacco's lone INT.
2009 Week 19 vs IND (7 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
Heap lined up as a TE and out of the slot this week vs. the Colts. He made a couple of nice catches on his way to 4 total receptions and 35 yards. Heap looks like he has returned to a close form of what he was a few years ago. He likely will be a solid TE2 option for owners heading into next season.
2008 Week 1 vs CIN (5 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Heap, who lost most of last season to injury, looked out of sorts for much of the day. While the hulking TE proved to be one of rookie QB Joe Flacco's favorite targets during the course of the game, he was unable to do much of anything with those opportunities as he only hauled in a single catch. Heap repeatedly appeared slow and unable to gain any separation from his coverage, and cost his team seven points when he dropped an easy TD pass in the end zone late in the first half.
2008 Week 3 vs CLE (4 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
Heap has not been targeted much by Flacco this year, and today was no change. He did manage to make a move or two on the two passes he did catch to gain 32 yards.
2008 Week 4 vs PIT (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
TE Todd Heap did not bring in a catch in the loss but did block on the line for the Ravens.
2008 Week 5 vs TEN (4 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
There has been a Todd Heap sighting. After struggling to make either receptions or an impact in earlier games, Heap finally started to justify his preseason fantasy rankings. While he was only targeted four times, he converted on each of them, including two passes of 14+ yards. He seemed able to find the soft spots in the defense and any question about his ability to take hard hits were dispelled as he bounced back easily from a pair of hard tackles late in the second half.
2008 Week 6 vs IND (3 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Heap ended the day as a non factor, hauling in only a single catch on his paltry three targets.
2008 Week 7 vs MIA (5 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
Heap, who has struggled to make his presence felt in the Ravens' passing attack all year, had an above average day for him, which almost included a third quarter TD. Unfortunately, QB Joe Flacco missed the wide-open Heap on that pass. During the rest of the game, while Heap was able to shake free for a few receptions ten to fifteen yards down-field, he still didn't look like the TE that has been a fantasy staple in recent years as he continued his inability to rack up yards after the catch.
2008 Week 8 vs OAK (3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Heap caught two passes for 17 yards for the day. His 2008 season is quickly becoming severely disappointing, although his production is expected to increase as rookie QB Joe Flacco learns the ropes as a signal caller.
2008 Week 9 vs CLE (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Heap stayed into block on almost every down, and the plays he did leave the backfield did not result in targets to him.
2008 Week 10 vs HOU (5 / 5 / 58 / 2 rec)
Through much of the season Heap has been a massive disappointment, but that was not the case in this game. Heap was regularly targeted throughout the game and was tied for the team lead by the end of the day. Most importantly, however, Heap was regularly getting open and making plays when given the chance. That included long receptions downfield, such as his second catch where he took a short pass at the line of scrimmage and turned up the field for a gain of 20, as well as a short yardage catch at the goal-line for a score. One TD wasn't enough for Heap, however, and he added a second in the fourth quarter as he hauled in an easy 14 yard pass after he managed to get wide open at the goal line.
2008 Week 11 vs NYG (6 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
Heap continued being an option in the Ravens passing attack as he saw six targets on the day and was able to bring in half of those targets for 16 yards.
2008 Week 12 vs PHI (5 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Though he was targeted five times, Heap was only able to pull down two for receptions. On the first of these Heap accounted for a majority of his yards when he hauled in a short late second quarter pass at the right sideline, ducked a defender, and then stretched it into a 19 yard gain. Heap's incompletions were a result of a drop early on and some poorly thrown passes, particularly on a second quarter toss where Heap was open deep and streaking but QB Joe Flacco threw the ball too high and behind him.
2008 Week 13 vs CIN (5 / 4 / 39 / 1 rec)
Heap was able to act as a possession type receiver for his quarterback. He was often called upon to run shorter out routes and had a red zone target. Heap was able to score on a beautifully run drag route across the back of the end zone.
2008 Week 14 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 54 / 0 rec)
WR Todd Heap made a beautiful diving catch on a floating pass from QB Joe Flacco. On fourth and one, late in the game, the Ravens sold the running play and then Flacco hit Heap in the flat for a long 24 yard gain.
2008 Week 15 vs PIT (4 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)
Todd Heap was covered very well by Baltimore. He had one very good reception but had a couple drops also.
2008 Week 16 vs DAL (6 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Todd Heap seemed to run into a bit of bad luck as his first two targets were wiped out due to Dallas penalties. The second target was the most frustrating as only the defender holding him prevented him from catching the ball and scoring a touchdown. He did get a bit of revenge on his next target as Flacco found him open in the middle of the field and hit him in stride, getting the ball down to the five yard line and setting up their second field goal.
2008 Week 17 vs JAX (4 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Heap added three catches for 25 yards over the middle of the Jaguars' defense. His longest catch was 12 yards.
2008 Week 18 vs MIA (4 / 1 / 31 / 0 rec)
Heap showed excellent running ability by taking a short pass for a 31 yard gain to the Dophins' four yard line. He had another opportunity to score, as he was targeted at the goal line, but the ball was stripped from him before he could secure it. Heap was not targeted in the second half.
2008 Week 19 vs TEN (2 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)
Heap only saw two passes thrown in his direction as the Ravens rarely threw to the middle of the field. He was unable to hold onto his first target as he was hit immediately by two defenders just as the pass arrived. His second target helped get the team into field opponent territory on their game winning drive.
2008 Week 20 vs PIT (5 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Heap was used mostly on short pass routes. His modest numbers could have been slightly enhanced as he was open on a couple of plays where he was targeted but the ball was not delivered accurately.
2007 Week 1 vs CIN (6 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)
Heap had a fairly quiet game for him. He had a chance to finish with a bang, but he committed pass interference that nullified one TD catch, and the final pass of the game from Kyle Boller bounced off Heap's shoulder in the end zone and resulted in an INT.
2007 Week 2 vs NYJ (9 / 7 / 76 / 1 rec)
Heap's sure handed play made him Boller's second favorite target. Heap didn't have any looks until after the end of the first quarter, but then proceeded to have eight balls come his way over the course of the second and third. His touchdown catch near the end of the first half was proof-positive of his credentials as a Pro Bowl tight end; he made a one handed snag while keeping both feet in bounds at the left side of the end zone. It was a spectacular play sure to be on all the highlight shows for the week and likely the year. Heap led the Ravens in receiving yards.
2007 Week 3 vs ARI (5 / 4 / 60 / 0 rec)
Heap seemed to be a bit of an afterthought to McNair, although his production picked up during Boller's three series at the end of the game. He still managed to finish second on the team with 60 receiving yards, with 24 coming on one play. Heap was flagged for a false start on the opening drive of the game.
2007 Week 4 vs CLE (8 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)
Heap was used primarily as a secondary option in the passing game but he did provide some semblance of a deep vertical passing game for the Ravens. He left the game in the second half with a hamstring injury and did not return.
2007 Week 6 vs STL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Heap left the game in the first quarter with a strained hamstring.
2007 Week 10 vs CIN (5 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
Heap pulled in four receptions for 38 yards, respectable considering the floundering of the Baltimore Ravens offense. Heap seemed to be relatively healthy, seemingly always a concern for Heap owners in recent years.
2006 Week 1 vs TB (9 / 5 / 46 / 0 rec)
Heap led the club in targets with nine for the game, and finished with five receptions for 46 yards. One of his catches came in the red zone, but he was taken down at the two yard line.
2006 Week 2 vs OAK (8 / 5 / 17 / 1 rec)
Heap caught a one yard touchdown pass at the end of the second quarter finishing off a 65 yard touchdown drive. Heap had three receptions for 14 yards in the first half. He was a favorite target of McNair as he had eight passes go his way, second to only WR Derrick Mason on the Ravens' offense. Heap only had two receptions for three yards in the second half as the Ravens' passing game was ineffective in the last thirty minutes of the game.
2006 Week 3 vs CLE (11 / 5 / 36 / 1 rec)
It appeared that with his swollen ankle, Heap was not a part of the game plan in the first half, though this quickly changed in the second half when the Ravens started down 14-3. All 11 targets came in the second half, including the touchdown, and on the ensuing play, a failed two point attempt during a nice defensive play.
2006 Week 4 vs SD (5 / 4 / 60 / 1 rec)
Heap had an extremely quiet first half. He had zero receptions, and the only pass thrown in his direction was dropped. But he made up for lost time in the second half, coming alive for to post game-highs in receptions and yards, while scoring the game winning touchdown. He lived deep down the seam for much of the second half, and made a great effort to withstand a big hit from Shawne Merriman on the game winning score.
2006 Week 5 vs DEN (8 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Heap played the whole game despite appearing on the injury report as questionable. All of his targets were short passes and he caught three balls for a total of 21 yards. Heap dropped two of the first three balls to come his way, while two of his second half targets were uncatchable. His longest reception was for ten yards and a first down. Heap was the intended target on a dangerous pass from McNair which was almost picked off by Darrent Williams.
2006 Week 6 vs CAR (8 / 5 / 55 / 1 rec)
Heap made a fantastic catch in the corner of the end zone, going up above the defender, and appearing to get both feet in, despite the fact that the referee had already credited him with the touchdown, saying that he was pushed out of the end zone by the defender. Heap was used primarily in this game to get behind the linebacking corps and stretch the defense.
2006 Week 8 vs NO (4 / 3 / 47 / 1 rec)
Heap caught a deep cross late in the first quarter leading to the Moore touchdown. He was able to turn up field and rumble over defensive backs for the 30 yard gain. He pulled in a six yard touchdown just before halftime. He got behind the defense and QB Steve McNair threaded a pass just over the top of two defenders and barely through their outstretched hands. His only other reception came at the start of the third quarter. Heap dropped his final target on a deep slant. The ball hit him in the hands, but to be fair the defender got a hand on the inside to knock the ball away as Heap wasn't able to use his body to shield away the defense.
2006 Week 9 vs CIN (5 / 4 / 84 / 0 rec)
Heap pulled in the first pass of the game from QB Steve McNair off a play action fake. The pass was high on the right sideline, but Heap did a nice job of going up to get it leading to the first Ravens' touchdown. He pulled in his second target at the start of the second quarter that would have converted a third down, but a defensive back ripped the ball out of his hands making it an incompletion. Heap turned into the big play receiver for the Ravens in the second half. He pulled in receptions of 20, 28, and 21 yards during the third quarter. Each was off play action. Heap was just too fast to be covered by linebackers sprinting across the field.
2006 Week 10 vs TEN (5 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)
Heap was targeted five times in the game and finished with four receptions for 49 yards. He left briefly in the second quarter with an ankle injury, but returned in the second half.
2006 Week 11 vs ATL (9 / 6 / 62 / 0 rec)
Heap was McNair's favorite target on the day and led the team with six receptions. McNair missed an open Heap deep down the middle of the field on a lay that could have resulted in a long gain. Heap was also targeted in the back of the end zone, but was overthrown.
2006 Week 12 vs PIT (8 / 7 / 58 / 1 rec)
Heap's string of at least three receptions a game this season continued as the big target hauled in seven passes for a game high 58 receiving yards. His first set the tone of the game when he and QB Steve McNair got CB Deshea Townsend to bite on a pump fake, allowing Heap to coast all alone to the end zone, where the McNair pass awaited him for the opening 20 yard touchdown pass/catch. His other six receptions averaged just 6.33 yards a pop.
2006 Week 13 vs CIN (7 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)
Heap opened his stat line with a 15 yard catch for a first down in the first quarter, but his production tapered after each and every reception. He managed to catch a short pass for nine yards in the second quarter, but his next two targets were all uncatchable errant throws for QB Steve McNair. Heap did catch his final two targets, but they were only good for four and then one positive yard.
2006 Week 14 vs KC (6 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
With his size and block-out ability, Heap provided an excellent outlet for McNair. Heap caught four of the six passes sent his way.
2006 Week 15 vs CLE (10 / 5 / 58 / 0 rec)
Heap was very active, and targeted once in the red zone on a play which drew a defensive penalty. Despite leading the team in targets, his biggest play of the game was a nineteen yard catch. Heap departed with an apparent knee injury after a collision, where he came up limping and had to be helped off the field late in the game.
2006 Week 16 vs PIT (5 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)
Heap was non-existent in the first half for Baltimore with no targets. However, he ignited the offense on their opening drive in the second half with three catches for 31 yards including an 18 yard grab that help set up McNair's third touchdown pass. Heap finished the game with four catches for 50 yards.
2006 Week 17 vs BUF (8 / 5 / 60 / 0 rec)
Heap saw his first target on the Ravens' fourth drive of the first half, and he made the catch for a 14 yard gain and a first down. Mark Clayton targeted him later in the drive, but the ball was thrown wide of the end zone. Steve McNair then targeted him in the end zone on the following play, but the pass was too high and was not catchable. Heap was a bigger factor in the second half and saw five targets. He dropped the first after being hit hard by Donte Whitner. McNair found Heap two drives later for a 20 yard gain and a first down. On the following drive, Heap had catches of 10 yards and 11 yards for first downs.
2006 Week 19 vs IND (7 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Heap caught his first target for a three yard gain, but had the ball knocked loose by Nick Harper and the Colts recovered. McNair looked for Heap in the end zone two drives later, but the ball sailed over his head and was uncatchable. On the following drive, McNair looked for Heap again in the end zone, but Antoine Bethea intercepted the ball for the Colts. McNair went back to Heap on the very next drive, and Bob Sanders almost made another interception. Heap made a spectacular leaping catch in the second half for a 23 yard gain, but his only other target of the half fell incomplete.
2005 Week 1 vs IND (7 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
Heap started the game and played a good portion, but failed to provide much help to the Ravens' struggling offense. He was generally passed over in favor of fellow TE Daniel Wilcox, who had a much easier time getting open. The Ravens used a number of two TE sets, incorporating both Heap and Wilcox into their game plan.
2005 Week 2 vs TEN (6 / 5 / 56 / 0 rec)
Heap didn't catch his first pass until the second half, but when the day finished he had decent numbers. His first catch was a nice 16 yard catch that Heap wrenched out of the hands of Tank Williams. He was targeted on the play immediately following, catching a pass for a gain of 20 yards. Late in the game Heap caught a pass out in the flat and was the recipient of a violent hit that flipped him 360 degrees in the air. He landed on top of the defender who hit him, and didn't appear fazed.
2005 Week 4 vs NYJ (4 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
Heap caught every pass thrown at him. He was able to run routes across the middle and found openings, and also was able to occupy the attention of Jets' safeties to help his teammates. Heap also may have made a game saving tackle on Victor Hobson who, after recovering a Jamal Lewis fumble, almost returned it for a score only to be knocked out of bounds by Heap.
2005 Week 5 vs DET (3 / 2 / 54 / 1 rec)
Heap made the most of his two receptions, turning out a touchdown and 54 yards. He also had an apparent last second touchdown in the second half, but it was ruled incomplete.
2005 Week 6 vs CLE (7 / 6 / 79 / 1 rec)
Heap caught a season high six passes, and pulled in a short touchdown pass on a third down and goal play from the three yard line. As Baltimore's offense has not been especially potent this season, his use in the red zone was significant.
2005 Week 7 vs CHI (10 / 7 / 71 / 0 rec)
Heap was clearly the favored receiver in the Baltimore passing game. His ten targets, seven receptions and 71 receiving yards all led the team in this game. He had a solid game, despite not reaching the end zone. He frequently caught the ball with room to run, and made the most of his bruising running style to gain extra yardage.
2005 Week 8 vs PIT (7 / 5 / 38 / 0 rec)
Heap had a strong first half (four receptions, 31 yards) including a 22 yard reception in the second quarter to put the Ravens inside the five yard line where they ended up with a field goal. Heap's remaining receptions were short dump-offs as he averaged just 4.25 yards a catch. He generally had trouble getting open downfield and was not an option when Wright was under pressure.
2005 Week 9 vs CIN (8 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)
Heap was targeted more than any other Ravens' receiver, but wasn't able to do much with his opportunities. He was targeted over the middle almost exclusively. Seven of his eight targets occurred during the first half, but he did not leave the game due to injury. He fumbled the ball in the second quarter and Kevin Kaesviharn recovered. Late in the game instead of looking to Heap, the preferred tight end seemed to be Daniel Wilcox.
2005 Week 10 vs JAX (8 / 5 / 58 / 0 rec)
Heap has a solid game, despite two of his looks winding up as Jacksonville interceptions. He was a primary target in the passing game.
2005 Week 11 vs PIT (7 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)
Heap caught four passes for 29 yards. It was the eighth time in nine games in which he has had at least four catches. He had a long of 14 to put the Ravens in the red zone on their touchdown drive and a six yarder to put them in much better field goal range in overtime.
2005 Week 12 vs CIN (7 / 6 / 87 / 2 rec)
Heap made his first reception near the end of the first half, a 14 yard catch. It was Heap who was the prime beneficiary of Kyle Boller's improved play near the end of the game. Following the fumble recovery in the third quarter, Heap made a 34 yard touchdown reception. In the fourth quarter, Heap scored his second touchdown on a 17 yard reception.
2005 Week 13 vs HOU (5 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)
Heap had a high per catch average, and had a clutch catch on the Ravens' winning drive.
2005 Week 14 vs DEN (11 / 5 / 65 / 0 rec)
Heap led the team in targets with 11, and brought in five balls for 65 yards. He was the target of one of Boller's passes that was picked off by Denver in the red zone.
2005 Week 15 vs GB (12 / 9 / 110 / 2 rec)
Heap, along with Boller, was one of the stars of the game. He caught nine balls for over 100 yards and two scores. It was an excellent performance, and the Packers had no answer for him.
2005 Week 16 vs MIN (6 / 4 / 30 / 1 rec)
Heap pulled in three passes on the opening Ravens drive that he capped off with a touchdown. Heap lined up wide as a receiver on the play and ran a slant for the score. He used his size well to shield off the defender making it an easy toss for QB Kyle Boller. Heap's only other first half reception was an 11 yard out that helped to set up the field goal by K Matt Stover. Heap didn't see even one pass thrown his way in the second half.
2005 Week 17 vs CLE (5 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Heap was not targeted until the end of the second quarter of this game, and was not an integral part of the passing game against the Browns, with the exception of the two minute offense at the end of each half.