WR - FA
Michael Crabtree was released by the Cardinals Monday.
Crabtree appeared in two games for the Cardinals, amassing four catches on five targets for 22 yards over 32 snaps on offense. He was behind Larry Fitzgerald , Christian Kirk and Damiere Byrd on the depth chart. Crabtree will look to latch onto another team.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Crabtree hauled in both of his Week 3 targets for nine receiving yards against the Carolina Panthers.
Crabtree continues to play a minimal role for the Arizona Cardinals and saw just two targets on 13 Week 3 snaps. He managed to haul in both, but managed just nine yards receiving. He was sixth of the team in targets in Week 3, and is now up to just five total targets in two games. Barring an injury ahead of him, Crabtree is purely someone to monitor on waiver wires.
Michael Crabtree will dress and be the Cardinals' fifth WR this week in his debut.
Crabtree's snap count will be something to watch for week 2 as he makes his debut. In the Cardinals' air raid offense week 1, each of the top four WRs among the depth chart played on at least 76 percent of the offensive snaps. In addition, Murray attempted a league-high 54 passes week 1, with an intended air yards per attempt of 10.5 (4th). Any Cardinals WR is liable to have a good fantasy day on a given week.
Michael Crabtree (coach's decision) is inactive for the Cardinals' Week 1 game against Detroit.
Crabtree joined the Cardinals late in the preseason, and figured to be the WR 3 in Kliff Kingsbury's Air-Raid offense. Evidently, Kingsbury may not feel Crabtree is ready for game action. Look for Kyler Murray to target Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk with a heavy dose of passes Sunday.
Michael Crabtree is listed as a starter on the Cardinals' first official depth chart, Darren Urban reports.
It's not a shocking development, as Crabtree was the favorite to start alongside Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. The depth chart confirms that Andy Isabella and KeeSean Johnson will not get the opportunity to play a lot of snaps as rookies, barring injury to Crabtree, Fitzgerald, or Kirk.