by John Aubin | Sun, Nov 26th 5:40pm EST
Michael Crabtree was ejected from Sunday's game against the Broncos, Vic Tafur of The Athletic Bay Area reports. On the second play of the Raiders' second possession, Crabtree and Aqib Talib became embroiled in a shoving match down the left sideline that resulted in both throwing punches.
Crabtree had no catches when he was ejected from the game leaving fantasy owners with zero points from the receiver. There could be additional punishments handed out this week so a suspension or fine could be looming. Keep an eye on updates.
Crabtree's ejection put the Oakland Raiders in a difficult position, as he represents 17% of their overall target share and plays at least 80% of snaps each week. He most likely won't be suspended for further games, as past precedent (AJ Green/Jalen Ramsey ejected but returned the next week) appears to indicate. Amari Cooper (concussion) also left the game early, leaving Carr to spread passes around. Seth Roberts and Cordarrelle Patterson received the largest bump in snap count.
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While the league is still reviewing Sunday’s scuffle, history shows players involved in fights and are ejected from the game aren’t usually suspended. If Crabtree avoids the suspension, he’ll see a great matchup in Week 13 against a New York Giants secondary without Janoris Jenkins. In addition, Amari Cooper will be in the concussion protocol this week and is nursing a sprained ankle, his absence in Week 13 could lead to more targets for Crabtree. Check out eDraft.com for more fantasy analysis.
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