By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 8:57pm EDT
Michael Crabtree caught 10 passes for 80 yards and a touchdown.
Fantasy Impact: What achilles injury? Once again, Crabtree was the number one pass catcher on the 49ers and seems to be the only one that Kaepernick throws to. He is a borderline WR1 and needs to be in your lineup every week.
By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 2:34pm EDT
Michael Crabtree and Colin Kaepernick hooked up for seven catches, 82 yards and a touchdown on Sunday night. It was a good statistical night for Crabtree and hopefully a sign of things to come this season.
Fantasy Impact: Crabtree is obviously the apple of Colin's eye and is getting the majority of targets. No matter the matchup, Crabtree is a high end WR2.
By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 4:21pm EDT
Michael Crabtree says he's fine and will be in the starting lineup on Sunday. (Source: Cam Inman on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: There is no better news than hearing that the 49ers #1 wideout is feeling good and saying he'll be on the field Sunday. Keep Crabtree in your lineups as normal, the game against the Cowboys projects to be a high scoring one. Crab should have a great day for fantasy.
By Graham Barfield, 49ers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 4:03pm EDT
A day after Michael Crabtree missed practice due to a sore calf, he "plans to practice today" and his injury is "minor." (Source: Eric Branch - Twitter
Fantasy Impact: As fantasy owners breath a sigh of relief that Michael Crabtree's injury is minor, they should also be licking their chops at his juicy match-up against Dallas this weekend. Crabtree is FantasyPros' consensus WR15 this week and has a projected stat line of: 5.1 receptions, 72.8 yards, and 0.7 touchdowns. As long as there aren't any speed-bumps before Sunday, Crabtree should be started with confidence in all league formats.
By Graham Barfield, 49ers Correspondent, Wed, Sep 3rd 8:05pm EDT
Michael Crabtree did not participate in 49ers' practice today (9/3) due to a calf injury. As of right now, Crabtree's availability for the regular-season opener on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys is not known. (Source: Matt Maiocco - CSN Bay Area
Fantasy Impact: Crabtree missed 16 days in camp with a hamstring strain and now has an apparent calf injury that caused him to miss practice today. The 49ers play the Cowboys at 4:25 EST, so hopefully fantasy owners will have some clarity of his official status before Sunday morning. In the meantime, Crabtree's matchup is very appetizing; the Cowboys pass defense ranked 30th overall last year, and there is no reason to believe the Dallas D will be any better this season. Because of Dallas' porous defense, Michael Crabtree is currently FantasyPros' consensus ranked WR13 for Week 1's match-ups. This is a situation to monitor closely.
By Graham Barfield, 49ers Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 11:43pm EDT
49ers WR Michael Crabtree (hamstring) returned to practice on Wednesday (8/13). (Source: Steve Corkran on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: It was reported that Michael Crabtree could miss up to two weeks with what's being called "soreness" in his hamstring. With good health, Crabtree could be in line for a career best season in the 49ers offense that may throw the ball a bit more. When he returned last year, Michael Crabtree saw a healthy 25% of targets from QB Colin Kaepernick. He is currently being drafted in the early-5th round and is ranked as FantasyPros consensus WR18.
By Andrew Cantor-Wagner, 49ers Correspondent, Fri, Aug 1st 3:29pm EDT
News out Niners camp today reveals that WR Michael Crabtree will be out anywhere from 1-2 weeks. Coach Harbaugh would not disclose what the injury was, but a source close to Crabtree tells NFL Insider Ian Rapoport that Crabtree is nursing a sore hamstring. Crabtree missed most of 2013 following surgery for a torn achilles. (Source: ProFootballTalk
Fantasy Impact: The injury is certainly worth following as Crabtree missed all but the last couple weeks of the 2013 season, during which he showed flashes of brilliance upon return. He has had a strong training camp thus far, and could shine as a high upside WR2 if he stays healthy. As long as he is able to return to practice in a timely manner, Crabtree should still be considered a good value around rounds 4-6 in standard 10-12 team leagues and worth aa earlier look in deeper formats.
By Andrew Cantor-Wagner, 49ers Correspondent, Thu, Jul 31st 12:59am EDT
Reports out of 49ers camp say WR Michael Crabtree has his natural burst back and is showing no signs of wear or injury. He is exploding on plays and participating at full force in practice. Crabtree underwent surgery for a torn Achillies in May of 2013 and did not return to the field until December. The Niners had used Crabtree sparingly in offseason workouts, but seem to have no major concerns about his health at this time. (Source: 49ers.com
Fantasy Impact: Despite missing the entire offseason and a majority of the regular season, Crabtree returned in December to put up respectable fantasy numbers through the last few games of last season (284 yards and 1 TD through 5 games), as well as some flashes of brilliance in the postseason . If he continues to remain healthy through 2014, we expect numbers similar or better than his 2012 season (85/1,105/9), making him a mid WR2 value with high upside.
ProFootballTalk | Sep 30th
When NFL Network’s Deion Sanders tried to bogart the Apple laptop with the logo blacked out by electrical tape due to the whole Microsoft thing from Ian Rapoport, some thought Sanders’ information regarding discord with the 49ers came directly from receiver Michael Crabtree. Sanders has denied that Crabtree was the source. Crabtree took to Twitter…
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 18th
In the words of Ricky Ricardo, the Yahoo fantasy football experts have "some 'splainin' to do." I'm talking about our '14 fantasy football rankings, which we have been updating throughout the summer. Among these lists, certain Yahoos stick out like a sore thumb as it pertains to their rankings of certain players. And, with the bulk of the fantasy industry preparing for drafts over the next couple ...
ESPN | Aug 4th
Christopher Harris and Eric Karabell face off over whether Michael Crabtree is a top-40 overall pick in 2014.
Rotoworld | Aug 4th
The Rotoworld staff got together to debate their favorite bounce-back candidates, and Michael Crabtree's name came up.