|Date of Birth:||09/14/1987|
|Drafted:||2009 | Round 1 | Pick 10|
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The Cardinals have released Michael Crabtree.
Crabtree caught four passes for 22 yards with the Cardinals, but the team is moving in another direction. The veteran receiver just turned 32 years old earlier this month. Perhaps he'll draw interest from a team like the Raiders (he spent 2015-2017 in Oakland) given his connection with quarterback Derek Carr.
The Cardinals officially signed Michael Crabtree.
This was reportedly going to happen a couple of weeks ago and was said to be close last night before being made official late. Crabtree joins a team with a bunch of young receivers around future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald, so there's a chance the veteran receiver has a big role for an offense that's expected to use a bunch of four-receiver sets. Crabtree could quickly become a key target for Kyler Murray down in the red zone, but he'll likely start on the waiver wire in most 2019 fantasy leagues.
The Ravens are releasing Michael Crabtree today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
This isn't a surprise as the Ravens are again set to revamp their receiving corps this offseason, this time around new franchise quarterback Lamar Jackson. Crabtree played well last season all things considered, as his numbers took a major dip when Jackson took over for Joe Flacco at quarterback, so he'll just finish one year of what was a three-year contract with the Ravens. The Texas Tech product is still just 31, and he is obviously a starting-caliber receiver that should draw a good amount of interest as an unrestricted free agent. Crabtree remains especially proficient in the red-zone, where he had touchdown totals of 9, 8, and 8 in his three previous seasons with Oakland before joining Baltimore last year.
Michael Crabtree scores twice in loss to the Chargers.
Crabtree caught two passes for 38 yards, including a couple touchdowns in the fourth quarter. First, the veteran got behind a flat-footed Casey Hayward for a 31-yard score, and then he caught a seven-yard touchdown at the goal-line to make it a 23-17 game—a score that stood as the comeback attempt ended on a strip sack. Crabtree should be back next season as a starter for the Ravens, and his fantasy value will be dependent on who else the team brings at the position, as it should be in a low-volume passing attack.
Michael Crabtree caught two passes for 20 yards in Sunday's win.
Crabtree brought in both of his targets, but he continues to have a low-volume role since Lamar Jackson replaced Joe Flacco as the starter. In his first regular season with Baltimore, Crabtree caught 54 passes for 607 yards and three touchdowns. We'll see if his postseason experience comes into play next month for a young Ravens offense.
Michael Crabtree catches one pass in win over the Chargers.
It went for 20 yards in the first half. Crabtree was also targeted on a fourth-and-goal, but the pass was thrown out of bounds and he was called for offensive pass interference anyway. Baltimore will continue relying on their ground-and-pound offense next week against the Browns, so Crabtree won't be a strong fantasy option in the season finale.
Michael Crabtree did not catch a pass in Week 15.
This was Crabtree's first game without a catch this season, and he's simply too difficult to trust in fantasy lineups right now with Lamar Jackson quarterbacking a run-heavy attack.
Michael Crabtree catches three passes in Week 14.
Crabtree gained 31 yards on his three receptions (four targets) against the Chiefs. He was also notably called for offensive pass interference on a call he and his team were not happy about. Crabtree hasn't had over 36 yards receiving since Week 7, and he's difficult to trust in fantasy lineups right now.
Michael Crabtree catches three passes in Week 13.
Crabtree gained 36 yards on his three receptions versus the Falcons. Unless Joe Flacco returns to the lineup for Baltimore, Crabtree likely needs a touchdown to deliver solid fantasy value for the first week of the fantasy playoffs, even in deeper leagues.
Michael Crabtree scores in win over the Raiders.
Crabtree caught three passes (on six targets) for 21 yards, including an eight-yard touchdown. It must have felt good for the veteran to score against his former team, but he will probably need to keep finding the end zone to be worth a fantasy play with Lamar Jackson under center. Crabtree is just a low-floor FLEX option as the Ravens head to Atlanta for Week 13.
Michael Crabtree held to one catch in Week 11 win.
Crabtree caught one of his three targets for seven yards in the victory, as Lamar Jackson completed just 13 passes for 150 yards in his first career start. The rookie prefers throwing between the numbers, so Willie Snead looks like the safest play out of the receiving corps next week when Crabtree faces the Raiders (his former team) next week at home.
Michael Crabtree caught three passes for 32 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.
Crabtree was second on the team with seven targets, but he and Joe Flacco were out of sync in a 23-16 defeat. The veteran only has two touchdowns through nine games, but he should remain a FLEX option in all formats when Baltimore returns from their Week 10 bye to face the rival Bengals.
Michael Crabtree caught three passes for 31 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.
Crabtree was targeted five times, as Baltimore struggled for most of the day in a 36-21 defeat. At the season's midway point, the 31-year-old is on pace for 76 receptions, 880 yards, and four touchdowns, so hopefully he and Joe Flacco can get on the same page in scoring territory over the final eight games of the season. Crabtree is just a decent FLEX option next Sunday against Pittsburgh after being held to 29 scoreless yards against them in September.
Michael Crabtree sees a team-high nine targets in loss to the Saints.
Crabtree caught five passes for 66 yards, as he mostly did battle with reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Marshon Lattimore. The veteran had an up-and-down start to the season, but he's now clear 65 yards in each of the past three game, so he should be treated as a low-end WR2/FLEX option with a bunch of quality matchups the rest of the way. Next week, Crabtree will look to do damage against a beatable Carolina secondary.
Michael Crabtree nears 100 yards with a score in Week 6.
This was clearly Crabtree's best game as a Raven, as he got open throughout the afternoon against the Titans. Crabtree caught six passes (on nine targets) for 93 yards and a touchdown in Baltimore's shutout win, with the score coming on a back-shoulder throw by the goal line. Crabtree will look to keep it going next week against the Saints.
Michael Crabtree leads the Ravens in Week 5 receiving.
Crabtree caught six passes (on 12 targets) for 66 yards against the Browns, but his drop issues have continued, including a bad drop on a dime in the end zone from Joe Flacco on a potential game-winner. There's a chance Flacco starts to lose some trust in his veteran receiver, and Willie Snead IV could benefit with more targets moving forward. Overall, Crabtree isn't a highly-recommended FLEX option for Week 6 against the Titans.
Michael Crabtree catches three passes in Week 4.
Crabtree was targeted a team-high eight times against the Steelers, but he couldn't get much going throughout the night, catching three passes for 29 yards. Crabtree had another drop, which he's continued to struggle with in his first year with the Ravens. Through four games John Brown has emerged as the clear top target for Joe Flacco, but Crabtree is on pace for 72 receptions, 736 yards, and four touchdowns, which is just slightly behind teammate Willie Snead's pace to this point. Crabtree faces the Browns next week.
Michael Crabtree catches seven passes against the Broncos.
Crabtree gained 61 yards in the Week 3 win, and his seven receptions and ten targets both led the team. John Brown appears to be Joe Flacco's number one receiver through three games, but Crabtree has the trust of his quarterback and offers a solid weekly floor. Crabtree gets the Steelers in Week 4.
Michael Crabtree gets ten targets in Week 2.
Crabtree caught five of his ten targets against the Bengals, gaining 56 yards. The veteran receiver was a reliable target over the middle on short-to-intermediate routes for Joe Flacco. It's also worth noting that on a play by the goal line that didn't really happen because of a timeout, Crabtree was going to get an opportunity on a back-shoulder/fade type of route. Next week, Crabtree faces the Broncos; he didn't catch a touchdown in any of his five games versus Denver as a member of the Raiders.
Michael Crabtree scores in team debut for the Ravens.
Crabtree caught the last of Joe Flacco's three touchdown passes, as he made a nice foot-tapping catch in the back of the end zone on a fade type of pass. Overall, Crabtree had three receptions (six targets) for 38 yards and the score. The Ravens look like they're going to spread the ball around a bit, but Crabtree is in the FLEX conversation for Thursday night against the Bengals.
Joe Flacco says he's quickly developed chemistry with new Ravens receiver Michael Crabtree.
Jamison Hensley of ESPN says Flacco, when asked about his new receivers, said Crabtree is "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." You don't want to look too much into practices and statements at this time of year, but Baltimore has an entirely revamped receiving corps this season. The progress that is built during the spring could carry over to the preseason and then the regular season, and it looks like Crabtree is someone that Flacco is going to put a lot of trust in. Crabtree has touchdown totals of nine, eight, and eight over his last three seasons, and he'll be a decent bet to match that in his first season with the Ravens.
Wide receiver Michael Crabtree is signing with the Ravens.
It's a three-year deal reportedly worth $7 million per year for Crabtree. From the moment Crabtree was available and the Ravens voided their agreement with wide receiver Ryan Grant, it seemed like this signing was bound to happen. Crabtree has had outstanding games versus the Ravens in each of the last three seasons with Oakland, so it’s not surprising Baltimore wanted to add him to their roster. John Brown is also in the mix and seems like a good fit with quarterback Joe Flacco, and both guys should be solid fantasy options in 2018. Crabtree has 25 touchdowns over the last three seasons and could become the preferred red-zone target for the Ravens.
The Raiders are releasing wide receiver Michael Crabtree, according to Adam Schefter.
This pretty much confirms that Jordy Nelson will be officially signing with Oakland any minute now. Suddenly, another veteran Pro Bowl-caliber receiver is available. Crabtree will turn 31 in September, but he has not shown his age while acting as Derek Carr's most-trusted target over the last three seasons, and he's had at least eight touchdowns in each of the last three seasons (25 total). There is likely to be a good amount of interest in the former Niners and Raiders receiver.
Jon Gruden indicates Michael Crabtree will be back with the Raiders in 2018.
Gruden revealed a good amount in an excellent interview with Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group, and he went over a few things that excite him about the roster. Gruden said he bumped into Crabtree (they are not allowed to have official meetings because of the collective bargaining agreement) and said, "hopefully we can get the best out of Crabtree and his career." Crabtree has 25 touchdowns over the last three seasons as he and quarterback Derek Carr have a great connection, so we expect him to be back with the Raiders despite the team's ability to get out of the receiver's contract if they choose. He would have 1,000-yard, 10-touchdown upside if he does remain in Oakland with Gruden and the Raiders.
Michael Crabtree doesn't do much in season finale.
Crabtree had two receptions for 17 yards against the Chargers. The veteran receiver's season, which included a one-game suspension for his fight with Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib, ends with 58 receptions for 618 yards and eight touchdowns, and his yardage total is his lowest since his five-game injury-plagued 2013 with the Niners. Crabtree has bounce-back potential for 2018, and he'll be a good bet for around 8+ touchdowns again—something he's done in each of his three seasons with the Raiders.
Michael Crabtree doesn't catch a pass in Raiders' loss.
Crabtree just couldn't get anything going on Christmas Night against the Eagles, though he wasn't alone as no Oakland receiver aside from Amari Cooper had over 25 yards receiving. Crabtree did have what might've been a drop on a mini comeback type of route near the end zone, but perhaps the pass was tipped before it got to his hands. The veteran receiver carries some risk in Week 17 fantasy lineups.
Michael Crabtree scores twice against the Cowboys.
Crabtree racked up 17 targets in the Week 15 loss, catching seven passes for 39 yards and two touchdowns. Both touchdowns were on throws to the end zone, where Crabtree really excels with his big frame. The veteran receiver is a good option in fantasy lineups on Christmas night against the Eagles, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he got another dozen or so targets in the game.
Michael Crabtree caught seven passes for 60 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.
Crabtree and some of the offensive players were able to benefit from garbage time in the fourth quarter of a 26-15 loss, but they were shutout for most of the day. They will look to bounce back next Sunday night against Dallas, and Crabtree remains a low-end WR2/FLEX option.
Michael Crabtree's suspension has been reduced to one game, according to Adam Schefter.
Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib also had his suspension reduced to one game. This is probably fair. As bad as the scrap looked for the NFL's image, they were both ejected very early in the game on Sunday and basically already missed one game for their teams. A two-game suspension would've almost been 25% of the entire season missed for the two of them. Crabtree is now set to miss this Sunday against the Giants, but he'll be back for the fantasy playoffs (for most leagues) in Week 14 against the Chiefs.
Michael Crabtree has been suspended for two games.
Woah, this is a big suspension for the altercation in yesterday's game against Denver. Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib is also suspended for two games for his role in the fight. The two did pretty much start a fight between the two teams, and then when things calmed down they both square up in the end zone and thew a punch at each other, escalating things after they calmed down. In the statement announcing the suspensions, NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan concluded: "Such actions have no place in this game, engender ill will between teams, and lead to further confrontations." Two games might seem a bit much, but the NFL is right that fighting like that should have no place in the game. Both Crabtree and Talib can appeal—and almost certainly will—so there's a chance this gets taken down to a one-game suspension for both players. As of now, expect to be without Crabtree in fantasy lineups for the final week of the fantasy regular season and the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
Michael Crabtree gets ejected against the Broncos.
A fight just broke out early in the first quarter between the Broncos and Raiders, and it led to Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree, Raiders guard Gabe Jackson, and Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib all being ejected from the game. If you'll remember in the teams' final matchup last season, Talib yanked the gold chain from Crabtree during the game. Today, Crabtree attempted to return the favor in some way, blocking Talib and taking him out of bounds before finishing the block to the ground; then scrum broke out on the sideline and Talib eventually went to a helmet-less Crabtree and threw a punch, and Crabtree returned a punch of his own. Crabtree had no catches before leaving (we are not even five minutes into the game), so obviously this was less than ideal for fantasy owners.
Michael Crabtree leads team in receiving on Sunday.
Crabtree caught six passes for 51 yards as he battled with Stephon Gilmore for much of the afternoon in Mexico City. He was also able to convert a two-point conversion, but it didn't mean much in a 33-8 loss. Despite their struggles, Crabtree might be best left on the bench against Denver in Week 12.
Michael Crabtree catches three passes in Week 9.
Crabtree was targeted four times against the Dolphins, gaining 40 yards on his three receptions. Crabtree did also have a key drop for a would-be first down right after Amari Cooper did the same thing, but it didn’t end up costing the Raiders. Crabtree is on a bye in Week 10, so make sure he’s out of your lineup.
Michael Crabtree leads Raiders in receiving against the Bills.
Crabtree caught five of ten targets for 83 yards, including a long of 40 yards, in the Week 8 loss. He was targeted in the end zone early in the game by Derek Carr, but the pass had a little too much heat on it and was high. The veteran receiver is currently on pace for 66 receptions for 822 yards and 12 touchdowns. He should be right around double-digit touchdowns by the end of the season, and he'd do well to get up over 1,000 yards for a second-straight season.
Michael Crabtree scores game-winner against the Chiefs.
In a game with one of the craziest endings you'll see and included three defensive penalties that kept giving the Raiders chances, Crabtree caught a game-winner on a mini comeback type of route in the end zone—and it looked like Crabtree might've gotten away with a push off there too, but maybe they didn't want to call yet another penalty. A few plays earlier, Crabtree caught a fade in the end zone over Marcus Peters, but he was called for pass interference. Overall, the veteran receiver caught three of seven targets for 24 yards and the game-winning touchdown, so the score saved his fantasy day. He'll attempt to connect with Carr more often in Week 8 against the Bills.
Michael Crabtree scores in Week 6.
Crabtree caught six of ten targets for 52 yards against the Chargers, with his touchdown coming on an out-breaking route where he was hit on stride by Derek Carr and got into the end zone. With Amari Cooper continuing to struggle, Crabtree is Derek Carr's clear number one receiver for now, and he should be a solid option against Kansas City on Thursday night.
Michael Crabtree produces in Week 5 loss.
Crabtree caught six passes for 82 yards and one touchdown, a 41-yard score in the second quarter. It was about as good a performance as fantasy owners sticking with the veteran could have hoped for without Derek Carr playing. Carr might be back in Week 6, and his status will determine whether or not Crabtree is a recommended start against the Chargers. We'd consider him a sell-high candidate.
Michael Crabtree will play on Sunday against the Ravens.
After missing one game with a chest injury, Crabtree is not on the injury report for Week 5. Derek Carr (back) is questionable for the game, but Crabtree is only a FLEX option against the Ravens either way—though he did have a three-touchdown performance against them last season.
Michael Crabtree (chest) was a full participant in practice today.
It looks like, barring a setback, Crabtree is set to play on Sunday after missing Week 4. The official injury report for the game will come out sometime tomorrow, so we'll see if Crabtree is questionable or just off the injury report.
Michael Crabtree (chest) was limited in practice today.
After Crabtree was a late Saturday addition to the doubtful position of the injury report and missed Sunday against the Broncos, he's off to a good start this week. The veteran receiver is expected to be out there against the Ravens.
Michael Crabtree (chest) was downgraded to doubtful for tomorrow.
It doesn’t look like he’s going to play against the Broncos. Good on the Raiders for being honest about it and downgrading Crabtree to doubtful ahead of tomorrow. There’s a chance Crabtree plays tomorrow, but it’s not likely. You should insert someone else into your lineup, especially with the Raiders playing in the later games. Derek Carr should also be downgraded some in an already-difficult matchup.
Michael Crabtree (chest) is questionable for Week 4.
He was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday and there was not much concern about his status, but Crabtree missed practice today and is now questionable for the game. We would think Crabtree will be good to go for the game, but you need to check back in on Sunday and hope there is clarity ahead of the inactives for the game being announced. The Raiders play in the late-afternoon games, so fantasy owners are in a difficult position if they don't have anyone to sub in for Crabtree if he ends up being out for the game. Again, we expect Crabtree will be ready for the game, though.
Michael Crabtree held to one catch after Week 2 explosion.
After last week's three-touchdown performance, the Redskins shut down Crabtree, holding him to seven yards. Oakland seemed to have absolutely no answer for the Washington defense, as they could only muster 128 total yards on SNF. Crabtree doesn't get a good bounce-back spot in Week 4 against the Broncos. We'd put him on the bench.
Michael Crabtree goes off for three touchdowns in Week 2.
Crabtree and Derek Carr connected on all six targets, picking up 80 yards. It was a vintage performance by the veteran receiver, who still appears to be at the top of his game after catching six passes for 80+ yards in each of the first two weeks of the year. Crabtree faces the Redskins in Week 3.
Michael Crabtree leads Oakland in receiving in Week 1.
The veteran receiver caught six-of-seven targets for 83 yards versus the Titans. Crabtree showed his reliability as a good target for Derek Carr, as well as his ability after the catch. Based off Week 1, Crabtree looks primed for another solid season with the Raiders even if Amari Cooper has a huge breakout year.
Michael Crabtree catches 13-yard touchdown in preseason loss.
It was his lone reception, but it was a remarkable catch and run to leave a defender in the dust by changing direction and sprinting into the end zone. Crabtree might be overvalued as a low-end WR2, but he definitely has the trust of Derek Carr.
Michael Crabtree leaves playoff game with a concussion.
Crabtree had two catches for 33 yards on seven targets before leaving. Despite leading the league in drops, Crabtree had 89 catches and over 1,000 yards this season. Derek Carr loves throwing to him and he can be drafted as a WR2 next season.
Michael Crabtree (ankle) listed as questionable for the Raiders.
Crabtree should be good to go tomorrow against Houston. He was a limited participation all week in practice. Connor Cook and the Raiders need him to continue playing well after he posted 89 catches for 1,003 yards and eight touchdowns in the regular season.
Michael Crabtree goes over 1,000 receiving yards in season finale.
Crabtree caught five passes for 47 yards in a 24-6 loss to the Broncos. The veteran wideout finishes his second season in Oakland with 89 catches for 1,003 yards and eight touchdowns after an 85/922/9 line in his first season. Crabtree will have to try to produce with either Connor Cook or Matt McGloin under center this postseason.
Michael Crabtree leads the Raiders in Week 16 targets.
He caught seven-of-ten targets for 90 yards against the Colts. With Derek Carr certainly out next week, Crabtree's value takes a hit. He's a FLEX option against Denver.
Michael Crabtree catches touchdown against the Chargers.
Crabtree had six catches for 60 yards, including a great touchdown where he just got his feet in at the side of the endzone. It was initially ruled incomplete, but was overturned on a challenge because there was clearly blue between Crabtree's white cleats and the sideline. Derek Carr trusts Crabtree and he will be a WR2 on Christmas Eve against the Colts. Crabtree had clutch a touchdown on Christmas Eve last season.
Michael Crabtree shut down again by Chiefs.
Crabtree caught four passes for 21 yards after catching two passes for 10 yards in their first meeting. The Raiders two worst games of the season have come against the Chiefs. Crabtree should be back on the WR2 map for Week 15 versus San Diego.
Michael Crabtree caught seven passes for 74 yards and a touchdown in Oakland's win over the Bills.
Crabtree also dropped another touchdown, something that has become far too common for him in recent weeks. Derek Carr kept going back to his favorite target, as he led the team with 11 targets. Crabtree could have a field day on Thursday night against the Chiefs if Amari Cooper occupies Marcus Peters.
Crabtree overcomes drops in Week 12 win.
He dropped a pass early after battling with drops in Week 11, but Crabtree finished Sunday's game with eight catches for 13 targets for 110 yards. Perhaps Derek Carr's favorite target, Crabtree has settled in as a solid WR2. He gets the Bills next week.
Crabtree has off game in Week 11.
He had three catches for five yards. He also dropped two catchable balls. Crabtree seemed to have some trouble with his footing on the field in Azteca Stadium. Look for Crabtree to bounceback in America against the Panthers this Sunday. He's a solid WR2 option against them.