Givens caught 19 passes for 346 yards and a touchdown on 53 targets in 12 games with the Ravens in 2015. Traded from the Rams to the Ravens for a conditional draft pick in early October, Givens did nothing to suggest that he's a part of the team's future, whereas Kamar Aiken and Jeremy Butler both impressed late in the season. Even if he returns in 2016, Givens will face an uphill battle to earn a roster spot.
Givens was targeted five times, but managed just a 17- yard catch in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. With a career yards-per-catch average of over 16.5, Givens' value is based solely around his ability to get deep. From Weeks 7 through 13, Givens wasn't catching many passes, but was gaining chunks of yardage when he did, recording a reception of 20 or more yards in five of six games. With Jimmy Clausen under center, Givens has caught just one pass over the past two weeks. Should the Ravens switch over to the cannon-armed Ryan Mallett to close the season, Givens speed may be put to better use.
Givens wasn't targeted in Sunday's 35-6 loss to the Seahawks. Givens still played quite a few offensive snaps, but he already had his turn to make an impression, and the Ravens are now evaluating other young wide receivers. Givens may be the best-known name among the bunch, but former UDFAs Jeremy Butler and Daniel Brown have shown more promise.
Givens caught just three of his eight targets for 68 yards in Sunday's loss to Miami. It was encouraging to see Givens receive eight targets, but the 26-year-old receiver still only has four catches in the two games started by quarterback Matt Schaub. Givens may struggle to find room against the talented Seahawks secondary next week.
Givens caught one pass for 48 yards on three targets in Monday's 33-27 win over the Browns. Givens took advantage of a coverage breakdown for his lone reception of the game, and he could have had a touchdown if Matt Schaub hadn't underthrown the ball. Though he should continue to get some shots down the field, Givens isn't getting enough targets to warrant consideration outside of very deep formats. He and Jeremy Butler have essentially been Co-No. 2 wideouts the last two games.
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