Aiken finished the 2016 season with 29 catches on 50 targets, racking up 328 yards (11.3 YPR) and one touchdown in the process.
Aiken entered the year as a trendy sleeper candidate following a strong 2015 campaign when he produced 75 receptions for 944 yards and five touchdowns. However, his high production in 2015 was at least partially a function of the Ravens' serious attrition at wide receiver with both Steve Smith Sr. and Breshad Perriman suffering season-ending injuries at different points of the year. The Ravens had a full complement of receivers this year with Smith and Perriman both healthy and the addition of Mike Wallace. With that, Aiken got lost in the shuffle and saw his target and snap counts plummet. Even with Smith officially retired, it appears unlikely the impending unrestricted free agent, Aiken, will be back in Baltimore in 2017. Depending on where he lands, Aiken has shown that he can be a competent No.2 or No.3 in an NFL offense when given the opportunity.
Aiken was held without a catch on two targets in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.
Aiken was entrenched in a minor role in the offense again Sunday as he saw just two targets on the 33 offensive snaps he played. Although Aiken's snap count has remained reasonably consistent over the second half of the season, even with Breshad Perriman's ascension, his target volume has taken a significant dip. Aside from a four-game stretch in October in which he saw just under 5.0 targets per game, Aiken has averaged just 2.54 targets per game in his 11 other outings. He'll face the Bengals on the road in Sunday's season finale.
Aiken caught both of his targets for 19 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Eagles.
Although he was lightly used Sunday with just two targets, Aiken made the most of his opportunities Sunday as he reeled in his first touchdown of the season. His five-yard touchdown grab marked just his third target inside the red zone this season and his second target inside the 10 yard line. Aiken does appear to be locked in as Baltimore's No.3 receiver over Breshad Perriman, but his low target volume coupled with his lack of explosiveness puts a definite cap on his upside. Furthermore, Baltimore tends to run the ball in the red zone or look towards the likes of Steve Smith or Mike Wallace, which limits Aiken's scoring chances.
Aiken caught one of four targets for 10 yards in Monday's loss to the Patriots.
Monday was yet another quiet outing for Aiken as he only saw four of quarterback Joe Flacco's 52 pass attempts thrown his way. He was only able to corral one of those targets, which went for a 10-yard pickup to give the Ravens a fresh set of downs. He's up to 25 catches on the season and he's on pace to play half as many snaps as he saw all of last season, making him a non-entity in most formats.
A thigh injury had Aiken listed on the injury report leading into Sunday, but he was able to play through it and caught everything thrown his way. Unfortunately, Aiken was not heavily featured in Baltimore's 50 passing plays, while the likes of Dennis Pitta, Mike Wallace, and Steve Smith all saw seven or more targets. In fact, Aiken has only seen five or more targets just once in the five games the
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