Aiken easily set career-high marks in every major receiving category in 2015, catching 75 passes for 944 yards and five touchdowns on 127 targets. It was a tale of two seasons for Aiken, a 26-year-old former UDFA who had just 24 career receptions (all in 2014) prior to 2015. He opened the year as Baltimore's No. 2 wide receiver, but he was largely an afterthought until Steve Smith (Achilles) suffered a season-ending injury in Week 8. Aiken then erupted for 50 receptions over the final eight games of the season, with at least five catches and seven targets in each of those contests. The production was largely due to the Ravens' lack of other options in the passing game, but with Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (knee) both facing uncertain futures, it's not entirely clear that the team will have an improved receiving corp in 2016. Aiken thus offers considerable potential for next season, though it's also quite possible he'll be bumped back to a complementary role.
Aiken caught five of 13 targets for 76 yards during Sunday's loss to the Bengals. Quarterback Ryan Mallet really struggled with his accuracy, connecting on just 30 of 56 passes, so Aiken's conversion rate isn't overly surprising. The fourth-year wideout finishes the regular season with 75 catches on 127 targets for 944 yards and five touchdowns, all career-highs by a wide margin. With Steve Smith expected to retire this offseason, Aiken is likely to be the top wideout on the depth chart next season unless the Ravens make a big move in free agency.
Aiken caught all eight targets for 66 yards in Sunday's win over the Steelers. The 26-year-old led the team in receiving for the third time in four weeks, tying his season-high of eight receptions in the process. Aiken is clearly the go-to receiver for the Ravens at this point, and his fantasy value hasn't suffered terribly despite the ongoing quarterback carousel. He should be the most heavily-targeted Raven once again versus the Bengals in the season finale.
Aiken caught eight of his 12 targets for 128 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's blowout loss to the Chiefs. It was the best game of the 26-year-old's career, as he set new personal bests in catches and yardage while scoring for the third time in the last five weeks. Aiken's numbers were padded a bit by a 48-yard touchdown grab on a Hail Mary at the end of the first half, but fantasy owners will gladly reap the benefits. He appears to have maintained his fantasy value since the season-ending injury to Joe Flacco because of his strong rapport with Jimmy Clausen, and he should once again by the top target on the outside in next week's game against the Steelers.
Aiken caught five of his seven targets for a season-high 90 yards in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. Despite the injuries up and down the Baltimore roster, the third-year pro has remained remarkably steady, averaging just over 56 yards per game. Jimmy Clausen started Sunday's game at quarterback after Matt Schaub was injured, but Aiken's season-high output against a ferocious Seattle secondary indicates that his fantasy stock could potentially improve as a result. Aiken is unlikely to post any eye-popping stat lines as the quarterback carousel continues in Baltimore, but he remains a serviceable option in PPR leagues. The Ravens will host Kansas City in Week 15.
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