Michael Crabtree
WR BAL (10)
1 week 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.

Michael Crabtree
WR BAL (10)
2 weeks ago

Crabtree caught three of five targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 36-21 loss to Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Crabtree understandably had his lowest targets, catches, and yardage totals since Week 4 on a day in which his offense as a whole struggled mightily for most of the game. The 31-year-old has just one week of more than 66 receiving yards on the year and hasn't been the red-zone target that he was in Oakland. Nevertheless, the Texas Tech product will try and remedy that Week 9 at home against Pittsburgh.

Michael Crabtree
WR BAL (10)
1 month ago

Crabtree caught six of 12 targets for 66 yards in Sunday's 12-9 overtime loss to the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Crabtree finished as Baltimore's leading receiver, but he'll be kicking himself for dropping what would have been the go-ahead touchdown with one minute left in regulation. The physical wide receiver's crisp route running and ability to create separation should generate a significant number of targets for Crabtree against the Titans in Week 6, but he still hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 1. The lack of touchdowns is disturbing for a player that scored at least eight times in each of the previous three seasons with the Raiders before coming over to Baltimore.

Michael Crabtree
WR BAL (10)
1 month ago

Crabtree caught three of eight targets for 29 yards Sunday against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

This was Crabtree's worst outing of the season, a game marred by some ugly drops from the veteran. Still, he was quarterback Joe Flacco's favorite target, garnering eight targets over the course of the contest. Drops are a part of the equation when it comes to Crabtree as he's tied for the league lead (3) per the Washington Post. Still, it's clear that he has Flacco's trust and his role isn't going anywhere in the Baltimore offense. Crabtree will face a Browns defense that gives up 278 passing yards per game in Week 5.

Michael Crabtree
WR BAL (10)
2 months ago

Crabtree caught seven of 10 targets for 61 yards during Sunday's 27-14 win over Denver.

EDGE Analysis

He might have been wearing different colors, but Crabtree frustrated Denver's defense just as he has in recent years with division rival Oakland. The veteran receiver has become something of a security blanket for Joe Flacco despite it being his first season in Baltimore. Albeit with a modest 10.3 yards per catch, he leads the team in catches with 15 and targets with 26. His next challenge will be up against a Steelers defense that has been beaten in the passing game thus far this season.

Michael Crabtree
WR BAL (10)
2 months ago

Crabtree caught three of six targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

It was a solid debut from Crabtree and the rest of Baltimore's new receivers as he, John Brown, and Willie Snead all caught touchdowns. Crabtree tied for the team lead in targets as the Ravens opted to spread the ball around to several different options. Crabtree still profiles as the team's No.1 option on the outside, but Snead and Brown will continue to garner targets on a consistent basis as well. Look for Baltimore's passing attack to emphasize spreading the ball around rather than relying on one wideout to generate most of the production.

Michael Crabtree
WR BAL (10)
3 months ago

Crabtree isn't in uniform for Saturday's preseason contest at Miami, freelance NFL writer Jeff Zrebiec reports.

EDGE Analysis

Crabtree has reeled off receptions of 29 and 30 yards this preseason, both of them passes from Joe Flacco. If the connection continues into the regular season, Crabtree would be the best bet among the Ravens' new receiving corps to reach 1,000 yards for the third time in his career (and first time since 2016).

Michael Crabtree
WR BAL (10)
3 months ago

Crabtree caught his lone target for 29 yards in Monday night's 20-19 win over the Colts in the third preseason game.

EDGE Analysis

Crabtree found real estate along the left sideline to give Joe Flacco his longest passing play of the night. Their connection helped set up a touchdown to cap Baltimore's third offensive drive. With he and John Brown now in tow, the Ravens have finally upgraded their starting receiving duo, and both players made strong impacts Monday.

Michael Crabtree
WR BAL (10)
3 months ago

Crabtree isn't in uniform for Thursday's Hall of Fame Game versus the Bears, freelance NFL writer Jeff Zrebiec reports.

EDGE Analysis

In the wake of the Ravens' offseason overhaul at wide receiver, Crabtree is the consensus pick to serve as Joe Flacco's No. 1 option in 2018. That said, Crabtree, along with John Brown and Willie Snead, won't see the field Thursday.

Michael Crabtree
WR BAL (10)
6 months ago

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco suggested that Crabtree has stood out most among the team's new wide receivers during OTAs, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. "[Crabtree's] the guy," said Flacco. "Because he's got a little different way that he runs the routes. He's really crafty with it, and he knows when to break away from guys and how to get open"

EDGE Analysis

Baltimore swapped out Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin and Michael Campanaro for Crabtree, John Brown and Willie Snead -- with Crabtree's three-year, $21 million contract easily ranking first among the bunch. While a clear favorite to lead his new team in targets and red-zone opportunities, the 30-year-old wideout may struggle for efficiency in an offense that produced a league-worst 5.7 yards per pass attempt last season. He seems to be earning Flacco's trust rather quickly, after doing the same with Derek Carr in Oakland the past three years.