Crabtree's numbers took a notable hit once Lamar Jackson took over under center during the latter portion of the season, but he reemerged in significant fashion during the Ravens' furious fourth-quarter comeback Sunday. The veteran possession man gained some rare separation down the right sideline on a 31-yard touchdown reception with 6:31 remaining, and he then came back to secure a seven-yard scoring dart from Lamar Jackson with just under two minutes left, bringing Baltimore within six points. Although they'd ultimately fall short in their bid to overtake the Chargers, it was an encouraging finish to the season for Crabtree, who'll look to develop further chemistry with his young quarterback during the coming offseason.
Crabtree caught 54 of 100 targets for 607 yards and three touchdowns in his first season in Baltimore.
Compared to career norms, this was a disappointing campaign for the veteran receiver, especially in terms of touchdowns. Three touchdowns marked Crabtree's lowest total ever in a full season and he was coming off a streak in which he had at least eight scores in three straight years. Some of Crabtree's lack of production can be attributed to Baltimore's shift to a run-first offense under Lamar Jackson in Week 11, but that doesn't fully excuse his 6.1 YPT mark or his 9.1 percent drop rate. Crabtree is one year into a three-year, $21 million contract with $13 million guaranteed, so he'll likely be back with the team in 2019.
Crabtree caught one pass (four targets) for 20 yards in Saturday's 22-10 win over the Chargers.
The only positive that can be said about Crabtree's performance is that at least he didn't go catchless like the week prior. The veteran, along with the rest of Baltimore's starting receiver corp, have seen their fantasy value almost vanish since Lamar Jackson took over as starter. The most you can hope for from Crabtree these days is that he can break free for a big score or see heavy usage around the goal line, neither of which has happened since Week 12 (21 yards and a touchdown). His fortunes are unlikely to change in Week 17's matchup with the Browns.
Crabtree was shut out of the stat sheet altogether for the first time this season, with his blanking particularly ill timed considering it came in the heart of the fantasy postseason. Crabtree had actually shown better chemistry with rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson than fellow wideout John Brown, as he'd notched a trio of grabs in each of the prior three games. He'll look to bounce back from the forgettable outing against the Chargers in a Week 16 Saturday night matchup.
Crabtree caught three of four targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Chiefs.
Crabtree moved the chains a few times with nice catches along the sideline, but he also had an offensive pass interference penalty that stalled a drive in the fourth quarter. He's largely been limited to run blocking since Lamar Jackson (ankle) took over at quarterback, averaging 2.5 catches for 23.8 yards the past four weeks. A friendly Week 15 matchup probably won't make much difference unless Joe Flacco (hip) ends up getting the start.
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|2010||San Francisco 49ers||16||15||55||741||13.5||60||6||10||1||40|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||15||14||72||874||12.1||52||4||12||3||40|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||85||1105||13.0||49||9||15||1||57|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||5||5||19||284||14.9||60||1||3||2||13|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||68||698||10.3||51||4||10||2||35|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||11||11||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||16||15||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||15||14||1||6||6.0||6||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||1||8||8.0||8||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||5||5||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||1||4||4.0||4||0||0||0|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||11||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||16||1||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||15||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||5||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||11||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||15||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||5||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2013||San Francisco 49ers||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|