Who Should I Draft?

Cecil Shorts or Michael Crabtree (2014)

Expert Pick %
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# 18
# 41
Best
# 8
# 25
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# 38
# 69
Ave Projection (?)
11.7
4.0
Best
14.8
7.1
Worst
8.0
0.0
Expert Pick %
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0%
 Tom Schriner
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# 18
# 41
Best
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# 25
Worst
# 38
# 69
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25
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10
25
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10
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15
27
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22
28
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18
29
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29
30
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
18
30
Micah James
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17
31
Eric Mack
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16
31
Ross Miles
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27
32
Joe Bond
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19
32
Chet Gresham
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11
33
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22
33
Staff Composite
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15
33
Greg Smith
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15
34
Jody Smith
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18
34
Kyle Wachtel
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23
34
Jake Ciely
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23
34
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20
34
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20
34
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23
34
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21
35
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30
35
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20
35
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14
35
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23
35
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21
35
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18
35
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36
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40
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42
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19
53
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20
53
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18
54
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14
54
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54
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26
55
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29
56
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21
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12
57
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14
59
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11
59
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18
59
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34
60
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13
61
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13
69
Ave Projection (?)
11.7
4.0
Best
14.8
7.1
Worst
8.0
0.0
Receptions
5.2
2.6
Rec Yards
71.9
34.2
Rec TDs
0.8
0.1
Ave Targets / Game
6.6
9.5
Total Targets
33.0
124.0
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Crabtree is entering the final season of his rookie contract so we can expect big things. Crabtree and Kaepernick have a very solid connection. Back in 2012 when Kaepernick took over the starting job from a concussed Alex Smith, Crabtree burst onto the scene. He produced 85 receptions for 1,105 yards and 9 touchdowns in 2012 and is working to get back to those numbers again.
As he heads into the final season of his rookie contract, the 2011 fourth-round pick is looking to have a bounce back season. Even though the Jaguars drafted Blake Bortles with the third-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, they are wanting quarterback Chad Henne to start all 16 games. Shorts actually has his best games when Henne is throwing him the passes. He broke out in 2012 producing 55 receptions, 44 from Henne in 9 starts (all Henne starts). He finished 2012 with 979 yards and 7 touchdowns including 4 touchdowns in the last 6 games. With Justin Blackmon suspended indefinitely for multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy, Shorts becomes Henne’s top target.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
When Crabs is healthy he is easily Kaepernick's #1 guy while Vernon Davis takes a back seat like he did in 2012. As long as he's healthy there's no reason we won't see a repeat of his '12 numbers.
His injury tendencies are scary, but his ability isn't. He is a high upside receiver as the only tested wide receiver on the Jaguars and Chad Henne has no qualms about testing the secondary deep.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
He is now fully healthy and can put up amazing weekly numbers. He can be targeted in all formats.
Henne loves to throw to Shorts and Shorts is a solid WR selection for 2014.
  
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
There are many more reliable top WRs than Crabtree, but his high ceiling is hard to ignore. As Colin Kaepernick becomes more comfortable as a passer, and Frank Gore slows down due to his old age, the 49ers will start to air it out more. Although Richard Sherman labels Crabtree as a "mediocre" receiver, Michael has as much talent as any of the guys on this list.
 
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
The motivational stars have aligned for Crabtree as he is fully-healed from an Achilles Injury, recently embarrassed by Richard Sherman and entering a contract year. The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that since 2011, the 49ers have not ranked any higher than 31st in the NFL in Passing Attempts. Additionally, Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman expressed that they could stray away a bit from their ground-pounding roots. San Fran bolstered their WR corps by adding Stevie Johnson and Brandon Lloyd to a group that already included Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin. We wouldn’t expect a monster season out of Crabtree with the limitations and numerous options available in this run-heavy offense, however a 1,000 yard season isn’t out of the question by any means.
Shorts suffered a Grade 2 Hamstring injury which will sideline him “multiple weeks” with the potential of missing Pre-Season Games. Shorts has fell victim to numerous injuries in Jacksonville as he sat out most of the offseason with calf and hamstring issues while also undergoing groin surgery in December. Entering the final year of his rookie contract, a fully healthy Shorts could be a steal in late rounds of Fantasy Drafts, especially with Justin Blackmon gone. Keep note on his health, as this plays a major factor for the only proven receiver in Jacksonville.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Meshes well with Kaepernick, but one of several fine targets on run-first team.
Productive when healthy, but he's often dinged.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
He's 100% now and should look to have a strong 2014 so he can earn fat money in next contract.
No Blackmon means #1 role to start, giving him solid WR2 potential.
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Back to full health, he should have no problems regaining WR2 status.
Henne and Shorts had a solid garbage time connection in 2013, does that excite you?.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The 49ers passing game is not very impressive to me right now and the 49ers have a wealth of targets. I am thinking that the 49ers will have a bunch of fantasy WR3 or WR4 rather than one go to option.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Expect him to push for WR1 numbers with Kap
Solid flex2 option but Robinson will take job on the outside relegating Shorts to slot role which he is more suited for