Michael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree

San Francisco 49ers

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By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Wed, Dec 17th 6:53pm EST

Crabtree missed Wednesday's practice with a knee injury. (Source: Matt Barrows on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: We haven't heard anything major about Crabtree's injury, so hopefully it's more of a rest day. He is expected to play, barring any setbacks. He isn't even on the WR3 radar right now.

By Jeff Krisko, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Dec 15th 12:20am EST

Michael Crabtree caught all three balls thrown his way, but only did so to the tune of 19 yards. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Crabtree had a good first down grab but was mostly covered all night. He's grabbed almost everything thrown his way the last couple of weeks, but that hasn't been much. He's a WR3 option in PPR leagues on Saturday vs. San Diego. It's been a disappointing contract season for Crabtree.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Dec 8th 11:53am EST

Crabtree had 9 receptions for 56 yards, an average of 6.2 yards per catch.

Fantasy Impact: The 49ers offense is in shambles and no one looks any good out there. Crabtree is no more than a WR3 down the stretch.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 8:10pm EST

Crabtree had a quiet week after scoring a long touchdown in Week 11. He ended Sunday's win with 5 receptions for 58 yards.

Fantasy Impact: With the 49ers offense playing so poorly, it's hard to trust anyone on the team. If you're a Crabtree owner, I'd only start him in plus matchups or as a WR3 in PPR leagues.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 12:38am EST

Crabtree caught 3 passes for 85 yards with a touchdown against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Michael Crabtree led the 49ers in receiving on Sunday. I guess him complaining last week, paid off. He got 8 targets and took one of his catches 48 yards for a touchdown. Next week Crabtree takes on the Washington Redskins, who just got smoked by Mike Evans. I expect Crabtree to keep this momentum going against them and have a good Week 12.

By Brian Tesch, 49ers Correspondent, Thu, Nov 13th 11:14pm EST

When asked is Michael Crabtree was unhappy with the 49ers, head coach Jim Harbaugh stated “I don’t think so. He seems to be doing a fantastic job. Getting the ball a lot.” When asked the same thing, Colin Kaepernick stated “You’d have to ask [Crabtree].” (Source: sfgate.com)

Fantasy Impact: Crabtree is averaging a healthy 7.56 targets per game, but his comments describing himself as "just a third-down receiver" after Week 10's big win over New Orleans show that he could be dissatisfied with his current usage. Crabtree has been dealing with lingering injury issues, but is still being used enough to be fantasy relevant as a WR2/WR3.

By Brian Tesch, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 10th 11:03pm EST

Michael Crabtree finshed the week with 3 catches on 8 targets for 62 yards and 0 touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: Crabtree was looking at a 2 catch 11 yard day before breaking open for a 51 yard catch that set up the game tying field goal. Crabtree has been looked at quite frequently in 2014, dipping under seven targets on only two occasions, but just hasn't been able to put together a breakthrough game. Crabtree is a strong hold, his time will come.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Fri, Oct 10th 4:37pm EDT

Crabtree told reporters the other day, that "There's nothing wrong with me," in regards to his injured foot. Crabtree was only able to catch 1 pass for 16 yards against the Chiefs, making some think that he has a foot injury that is hindering his performance. (Source: CSN Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: Crabtree can't seem to keep his legs/feet healthy for an extended period of time, and it's starting to show on the field. I can't trust Crabtree as more than a WR3 with upside, until he shows us he's back to full health.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 25th 9:42pm EDT

Michael Crabtree was added to the 49ers' injury report with a quad issue. He was a full participant at today's practice, however. (Source: 49ers.com)

Fantasy Impact: Crabtree seems to always have leg/feet issues, but this doesn't seem too serious. Keep Crabtree in your lineup unless he has a setback.

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, Wed, Sep 10th 8:29pm EDT

Michael Crabtree is back to full participation at practice, after being limited last week. (Source: CSN Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: Hopefully Crabtree can stay healthy this week because the 49ers will need him against the talented Bears. If he can stay on the field he'll be back to his normal WR1/2 self.

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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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.

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