Michael Crabtree
WR FA
3 months ago

Crabtree remains unsigned, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Crabtree was released by the Ravens in late February after a fifth consecutive season with less than 11.5 yards per catch and 7.0 yards per target. However, he did catch a pair of touchdown passes in the team's lone playoff game, thereby adding to his reputation as a useful red-zone weapon. Even so, the 31-year-old wideout will have a difficult time finding a team that views him as a probable starter. Crabtree may even need to compete for a roster spot, assuming he continues his NFL career. OverTheCap.com estimates his cumulative salary earnings at $62.23 million through 10 professional seasons.

Michael Crabtree
WR FA
5 months ago

Crabtree was informed of his release Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Signed to a three-year, $21 million contract last offseason, Crabtree was held to a woeful 6.1 yards per target in 2018, catching 54 passes for 607 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games. Team context in Baltimore may have been part of the problem, but John Brown and Willie Snead both had more yards on fewer targets. Coming off five straight seasons below 7.0 YPT, the 31-year-old wideout may find it difficult to land a surefire starting job. There are very few situations where Crabtree would warrant fantasy consideration beyond a late-round flier.

Michael Crabtree
WR FA
6 months ago

Crabtree may be released during the offseason, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Limited to a 54-607-3 receiving line and 6.1 yards per target in the first season of a three-year, $21 million contract, Crabtree isn't likely to make it to Year 2 of his deal. He did have a pair of touchdowns grabs in a playoff loss to the Chargers, but he otherwise disappeared once Lamar Jackson replaced Joe Flacco at quarterback. While the 31-year-old wideout shouldn't have much trouble finding a home for 2019, his days as a lead target are probably numbered. A return to Baltimore likely would require accepting a pay cut.

Michael Crabtree
WR FA
6 months ago

Crabtree brought in two of four targets for 38 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens' 23-17 wild-card loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Crabtree's numbers took a notable hit once Lamar Jackson took over under center during the latter portion of the season, but he reemerged in significant fashion during the Ravens' furious fourth-quarter comeback Sunday. The veteran possession man gained some rare separation down the right sideline on a 31-yard touchdown reception with 6:31 remaining, and he then came back to secure a seven-yard scoring dart from Lamar Jackson with just under two minutes left, bringing Baltimore within six points. Although they'd ultimately fall short in their bid to overtake the Chargers, it was an encouraging finish to the season for Crabtree, who'll look to develop further chemistry with his young quarterback during the coming offseason.

Michael Crabtree
WR FA
6 months ago

Crabtree caught 54 of 100 targets for 607 yards and three touchdowns in his first season in Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Compared to career norms, this was a disappointing campaign for the veteran receiver, especially in terms of touchdowns. Three touchdowns marked Crabtree's lowest total ever in a full season and he was coming off a streak in which he had at least eight scores in three straight years. Some of Crabtree's lack of production can be attributed to Baltimore's shift to a run-first offense under Lamar Jackson in Week 11, but that doesn't fully excuse his 6.1 YPT mark or his 9.1 percent drop rate. Crabtree is one year into a three-year, $21 million contract with $13 million guaranteed, so he'll likely be back with the team in 2019.

Michael Crabtree
WR FA
7 months ago

Crabtree failed to bring in his only target in the Ravens' 20-12 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Crabtree was shut out of the stat sheet altogether for the first time this season, with his blanking particularly ill timed considering it came in the heart of the fantasy postseason. Crabtree had actually shown better chemistry with rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson than fellow wideout John Brown, as he'd notched a trio of grabs in each of the prior three games. He'll look to bounce back from the forgettable outing against the Chargers in a Week 16 Saturday night matchup.

Michael Crabtree
WR FA
7 months ago

Crabtree caught three of four targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Crabtree moved the chains a few times with nice catches along the sideline, but he also had an offensive pass interference penalty that stalled a drive in the fourth quarter. He's largely been limited to run blocking since Lamar Jackson (ankle) took over at quarterback, averaging 2.5 catches for 23.8 yards the past four weeks. A friendly Week 15 matchup probably won't make much difference unless Joe Flacco (hip) ends up getting the start.

Michael Crabtree
WR FA
7 months ago

Crabtree caught three of four targets for 36 yards during Sunday's 26-16 win over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Yes, 36 yards isn't much, but it's actually Crabtree's highest total since Week 7. The veteran target has struggled as of late, no matter whether it's Joe Flacco (hip) or Lamar Jackson at quarterback. Early during Sunday's game, Crabtree enjoyed some of the benefits of playing with a passer of Jackson's unique skillset as the rookie scrambled out of trouble and hit Crabtree over the middle for an 18-yard catch-and-run. It's hard to pay much attention to any of Baltimore's targets in what has become such a run-heavy attack, but Crabtree does have a favorable matchup next Sunday against the Chiefs, a defense that has given up a league-high 297 passing yards per game as opponents are often forced to throw while playing from behind.

Michael Crabtree
WR FA
8 months ago

Crabtree caught three of six targets for 21 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 34-17 win over Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Crabtree's big contribution came early in the fourth quarter when he took a quick slant eight yards for a touchdown -- putting Baltimore up by two scores. The veteran target looked a little better than last year's one-catch performance, but it's been rough lately whether it's been Lamar Jackson or Joe Flacco (hip) throwing him the ball. He hasn't topped 35 yards in a game in four contests. Fans would be right to be excited about Crabtree's first touchdown since Week 6, but his overall performance lately should cause alarm. Fortunately, next Sunday brings a matchup against a Falcons defense surrendering 286 yards receiving per game, among the worst in the league.

Michael Crabtree
WR FA
8 months ago

Crabtree caught three of seven targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Pittsburgh has had Crabtree's number this year, as he managed only three catches for a season-low 29 yards against the Steelers in Week 4. Luckily for Crabtree's owners, these AFC North rivals won't meet again this season barring a possible playoff matchup. After scoring at least eight touchdowns in each of the previous three seasons, the veteran wide receiver heads into Baltimore's Week 10 bye having made just two trips to the end zone.