College: Texas Tech | 10 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 9/14/1987
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2018 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 6
Avg Pts: 3.00
Rank: 28 WR
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Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree caught five passes for 56 yards Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Cincinnati Bengals.
Fantasy Spin: The veteran possession receiver was good for 11 PPR points, which is acceptable if that is considered a down game. He's a borderline WR3/flex play most weeks and occasionally offers WR2 utility with the right matchup. Week 3 vs. the Denver Broncos probably won't be that matchup.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Michael Crabtree has been one of the top red-zone threats in the NFL over the last three seasons. The 30-year-old showed that he isn't ready to give up that title as he scored a highlight-reel touchdown in the Ravens 47-3 thrashing of the Bills. On second-and-two from the Bills 12, Crabtree out-muscled Buffalo cornerback Corey Gaines as he basket caught a high looping pass from quarterback Joe Flacco before dragging his feet in the back of the end zone. He finished the game with three receptions on six targets for 38 yards, with a long of 20. Crabtree has scored at least eight touchdowns in each of his last three seasons, ranking in the top 14 of the league each of those years.
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree hauled in three receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 game against the Buffalo Bills on six targets.
Fantasy Spin: Crabtree had to share the wealth with fellow newcomers John Brown and Willie Snead, as those receivers also scored. Despite the even numbers across the board, Crabtree is still the preferred fantasy option among the Baltimore receiving corps. The Ravens travel to meet the Bengals in Week 2 on Thursday.
The Baltimore Ravens are hoping wide receiver Michael Crabtree is able to be as productive as Anquan Boldin, who like Crabtree was acquired by the team later in his career. Crabtree and Boldin are very similar in statue and playing style. Both players are physical, possession-oriented receivers and neither possess elite speed or quickness. Crabtree has produced 579 receptions and 51 touchdowns over his career, including 232 catches and 25 touchdowns coming over the last three years. During his three years with the Ravens (2010-12), Boldin led Baltimore in receptions each of those seasons and pulled in 186 passes overall for 2,645 yards along with 14 touchdowns. Crabtree is expected to be Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's go-to-guy in 2018. Fantasy players should consider inserting him into their starting lineup each week, depending on the matchup.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Michael Crabtree faces a tough challenge Week 1 against cornerback Tre'Davious White and the Buffalo Bills formidable secondary. White performed as one of the top-ranked cornerbacks in the league as a rookie in 2017, a performance that was complemented greatly by strong play at the safety position from Jordan Poyer. Pro Football Focus ranks the Bills secondary as seventh in the league headed into 2018 with the addition of Vontae Davis, posing a challenge for Crabtree in his first regular season game as a Raven. Look for quarterback Joe Flacco to stretch the field, utilizing the run and short dump-off passes in Week 1.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Michael Crabtree is primed for a significant role in the red zone with Breshad Perriman being cut on Saturday. The team's tight end corps took a blow early in the preseason with a foot injury to first-round rookie Hayden Hurst, and while his replacement Mark Andrews showed well to finish out the preseason, it's a safe bet that Crabtree will be the primary beneficiary in the red zone. Look for Crabtree to finish the season in the eight to 10 touchdown range in an offense that will lean on his size and ability to get the ball in the end zone as quarterback Joe Flacco's primary receiving target.
Newly-acquired Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Michael Crabtree hauled in his only target from quarterback Joe Flacco in Monday night's preseason match-up with the Colts. The connection was good for a 29-yard gain along the sidelines. Both Crabtree and new teammate John Brown, who was also a free agent signing, have shown early chemistry with their new quarterback thus far. This chemistry should translate to the regular season and boosts the fantasy stock of both Flacco and his new receivers. Crabtree is coming off draft boards much earlier than Brown, but could be a candidate for double-digit touchdowns this season. Look to draft him in the middle rounds of your fantasy drafts.
Baltimore Ravens veteran wide receiver Michael Crabtree caught his first pass from his new quarterback Joe Flacco, connecting for a 30-yard reception early in the first quarter. Crabtree dropped his first target from Flacco, but it was nice to see the two connect before being taken out of the preseason matchup. Crabtree has some nice upside as Flacco's primary receiving target and should see a healthy amount of targets from his new quarterback. He should be targeted as your second or third wide receiver off the board on draft day.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Michael Crabtree has been a popular red-zone target for quarterback Joe Flacco during training camp drills. Crabtree was brought in to boost the team's passing game, and it isn't a surprise that he'll be Flacco's No. 1 target, even in the red zone. Despite a down year in 2017, Crabtree still managed eight touchdowns. Target him as a low-end WR2.
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree has been 'a popular target' for Joe Flacco in red zone drill this summer, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley.
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree's 579 career receptions are more than the rest of Baltimore's receivers combined, and Crabtree's eight touchdown receptions last year were just three fewer than all of Baltimore's receivers combined.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is already praising new wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Flacco stated recently about Crabtree "(He's) the guy, 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". Crabtree will be given the chance to be the top receiver for Baltimore, which could offer a solid floor to his value. While Crabtree posted 16 touchdowns in the last two seasons, he fell off dramatically in 2017 (58 catches, 618 yards) and fell out of favor. Both Baltimore fans and Crabtree owners hope that he will fare better with his move to Baltimore than Jeremy Maclin did last year. Crabtree offers hope to Baltimore fans, but the struggles with the passing game last season suggest caution.
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree was called 'the guy' by QB Joe Flacco when the latter was asked about chemistry with his new receivers following an OTA session on Thursday, May 24.
The Baltimore Ravens worked out free-agent wide receiver Michael Floyd, according to a source. Since recording 1,000 yards receiving and five touchdowns with the Cardinals in 2013, his second year in the league, Floyd has been a disappointment and declined rapidly. Several off-field incidents haven't helped his cause, and he totaled just 10 catches for 78 yards in 11 games for the Vikings last season. Baltimore has already added wideouts Michael Crabtree and John Brown in free agency, so Floyd would likely just be depth and insurance. His days of fantasy relevance appear over.