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Chris Givens | Wide Receiver

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 203
College: Wake Forest
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Ravens acquired WR Chris Givens from the Rams in exchange for a conditional draft pick.
Givens has just two touches so far this season, but he was a semi-effective deep threat for St. Louis in 2012 and 2013. Still only 25, the Ravens will hope he can find that form again. Acquiring Givens suggests Baltimore plans to be without rookie Breshad Perriman (knee) for the foreseeable future. With Michael Campanaro (back) on injured reserve and Steve Smith dealing with a back injury, Givens could play a role quickly. Oct 3 - 9:52 AM

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Chris Givens caught 2-of-2 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown.

The deep threat added a six-yard rush. Givens' 44-yard touchdown came on a perfectly executed play fake on an end around from Nick Foles. Givens showed tremendous speed in getting behind the entire defense. Givens made waves as a rookie in 2012, but his production has steadily declined since. Still only 25, however, he's now up to 7/179/2 this preseason. Perhaps he'll put himself back in the WR5 conversation.
Aug 29 - 11:43 PM

Chris Givens caught 2-of-2 targets for 18 yards in the Rams' Week 17 loss to the Seahawks.

He hauled in just 11 passes for 159 yards and one touchdown on the season. Givens has fallen a long way since his strong rookie season in 2012. He was merely the No. 4/5 receiver on a Rams team starving for offense. Givens’ Dynasty stock is in the toilet. He’ll have to compete for a roster spot next summer.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:10:00 PM

Chris Givens caught one pass for a 47-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Giants.

Givens has barely played all season and hadn't had a catch since early November, which could be why the Giants left him wide open on a blown coverage in garbage time. Givens now has 9-141-1 on the season.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:12:00 PM

Rams declared WR Chris Givens, QB Case Keenum, CB Trumaine Johnson, CB Brandon McGee, RB Chase Reynolds, OL Barrett Jones, and DT Alex Carrington inactive for Week 6 against the 49ers.

Givens has tumbled all the way to the bottom of the depth chart as a healthy scratch. He's behind Austin Pettis, Tavon Austin, and Stedman Bailey as the backups to Brian Quick and Kenny Britt. Givens is a one-trick pony as a deep-ball threat who doesn't cover kicks. He's no longer needed with Quick and Bailey taking leaps. Third-round rookie RB Tre Mason is also active for the first time.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 07:16:00 PM

Chris Givens caught 2-of-3 targets for 94 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game.

The grabs were his first of the preseason. Givens shed a tackle on a simple crossing route and was off to the races for a 75-yard touchdown. Givens is no higher than No. 4 on the depth chart, but should continue to serve as a deep-ball specialist for the Rams this season.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 01:07:00 AM

ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner reports Chris Givens is steadily losing reps with the starters and continues to work with the second- and third-team offenses.

Givens broke out as a deep-ball specialist rookie in 2012 with a 42-698-3 line. He's still just 24, but it very well could end up being his ceiling. He's behind Kenny Britt, Brian Quick, Tavon Austin, and Stedman Bailey on the depth chart. Luckily for him, Bailey is suspended for the first four games of the season, leaving Givens and Austin Pettis fighting for snaps. Givens is off the redraft map.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 11:50:00 AM

Chris Givens said a nagging ankle injury bothered him for most of last season.

Givens played in all 16 games and appeared on 77.5 percent of the offensive snaps, but managed just 34 catches for 569 yards and zero touchdowns. Sam Bradford's ACL tear hurt, but Givens' inability to be much more than a straight-line speedster was not promising. He's clearly not a No. 1 receiver, regardless of the ankle tweak. The Rams need to bring in competition for Givens via the draft.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 11:16:00 AM

Rams GM Les Snead said he doesn't believe the team needs a No. 1 receiver.

"The answer is really 'no' on that," Snead said. "I think our receivers right now, I truly believe as they progress and the oldest guy just finished his third year, we cannot have another receiver around here and we’re going to be a good football team." Chris Givens led the Rams with 569 yards receiving this past season but didn't score a single touchdown. The Rams haven't had a 700-yard receiver since Torry Holt in 2008. Brian Quick is shaping up as a bust. No matter what Snead says, we expect St. Louis to have its eyes on Clemson's Sammy Watkins and Texas A&M's Mike Evans in the first round of May's draft.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 03:58:00 PM

Chris Givens was held without a catch in St. Louis' Week 17 loss to Seattle.

He lost four yards on his lone offensive touch, a rushing attempt. Givens looked primed for a second-year breakout during an eye-catching preseason, but flopped when the real games began, and things only got worse when Sam Bradford tore his ACL, paving the way for Kellen Clemens at quarterback. Givens can run like the wind, but isn't a physical threat at the first and second levels and was obviously stretched as the Rams' No. 1 wide receiver this year. He actually caught fewer passes as a sophomore than Givens did as a rookie, finishing with a 34-569-0 line as a 16-game starter. Givens will be a decent bounce-back WR4/5 target in 2014 fantasy drafts.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 07:50:00 PM

Chris Givens caught two passes for 24 yards in St. Louis' Week 16 win over the Bucs.

This would be the same Chris Givens who was spotted talking trash to Darrelle Revis before the game. Of course, by Givens' recent standards, it was a monster afternoon. Givens won't be on the daily-league radar in Week 17 against the Seahawks.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 06:23:00 PM

Chris Givens caught one pass for 31 yards in Week 15 against the Saints.

Givens was targeted just twice. He caught his pass on a deep in route and nearly broke through the back end of the defense for a touchdown. Givens has yet to score in 2013 and is off the re-draft radar with popgun-armed Kellen Clemens running the show.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:30:00 PM

Chris Givens caught one pass for 21 yards in Week 14 against Arizona.

Givens was locked up in Patrick Peterson's coverage all afternoon and saw just two targets. Add that to playing with an inept Kellen Clemens as his quarterback, and Givens never had a chance. He's been a huge disappointment as a sophomore. Givens is barely a WR5. He hasn't scored this season.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 09:13:00 PM

Chris Givens caught two passes for 30 yards in Week 13 against the 49ers.

Givens led the team with his nine targets. He dropped one pass that could have gone for a long touchdown. Two San Francisco defensive backs fell down on the play. Overall, Kellen Clemens was inaccurate on a handful of throws. After 12 games, Givens is on pace for a 40-657-0 receiving line. All would be below his rookie-year marks. Givens is merely a WR5 in fantasy. He'll draw Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals next week.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 07:57:00 PM

Chris Givens was held without a catch on six targets in St. Louis' Week 12 win over the Bears.

Givens had one grab overturned by penalty, and another upheld as a no-catch on review. He was drawing looks deep, but just couldn't hook up with Kellen Clemens. The zero-catch effort was Givens' first of the season. Givens has some legitimate deep skills, but hasn't been able to translate them to WR4 status. That should remain the case going forward.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 06:06:00 PM

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