On the heels of signing a three-year, $21 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens, Michael Crabtree appears firmly entrenched as the franchise's top receiver. The 10th-year pro is coming off three successful seasons as a member of the Oakland Raiders, and he has quietly been one of the more productive wideouts in the game in recent campaigns.
The Ravens are paying him $15 million over the first two years of his contract, and the deal contains $11 million in guarantees. It's a pretty nice haul for a 30-year-old player who had just been released by his previous franchise, but with his strong run of production, such a payday was warranted.
While the move hasn't received as much hype as the NFL's off-season game of "quarterback carousel" or some of the other big-name free agent acquisitions, the Crabtree signing is certainly impactful for fantasy purposes, and there are many reasons as to why.
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