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.
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.
EDSFootball | Aug 2nd
With coach Jim Harbaugh vague about the injury, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree will miss the next one to two weeks while he is "working through something."
When asked if the injury was related to Crabtree's Achilles, Harbaugh responded, “No. Are you going to go through every body part until you get the right one?”
Per ESPN's Josina Anderson, Crabtree is nursing...
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 25th
If you look at the Yahoo fantasy wide receiver rankings, you'll find three players (Cordarrelle Patterson, Percy Harvin and Michael Crabtree) bunched together, fighting for the final spots in our top 20. For different reasons (either injury or lack of playing time), all three players offered up incomplete '13 campaigns. As the '14 season approaches, each of these players looks poised to be full se...
RotoBaller | Jul 13th
A couple weeks ago we looked at Randall Cobb as an injury bounceback sleeper . Here are a couple more players who missed at least six games last year but should be kept in the back of your mind when drafting this year. Michael Crabtree - San Francisco 49ers A ruptured Achilles is no longer […]
KFFL | Jul 8th
Does Jamaal Charles rule the roost? Plus, which wide receiver does Tim prefer?