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15 Michael Crabtree WR
Height/Weight: 6-1/214 | Birthdate: 9/14/1987 | Birthplace: Dallas, TX, USA | Team: San Francisco | College: Texas Tech | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 91/31 | Average Draft Position: 44.41
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49ers WR Michael Crabtree misses practice Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) 49ers wideout Michael Crabtree did not practice Wednesday due to a knee injury, reports CSNBayArea.com. Crabtree, who has not cleared 60 receiving yards since Week 11, isn't believed to be seriously hurt.

He's scheduled to play the Chargers on Saturday night. If Crabtree can't go, it could mean increased targets for fellow starter Anquan Boldin.


49ers' Michael Crabtree does little Week 15


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) San Francisco wideout Michael Crabtree did little Week 15 against the Seahawks.

Crabtree pulled in three catches, but gained just 19 yards. The entire 49ers' passing offense struggled, leading to poor games by all the team's receivers. Again, Crabtree was mainly used on shorter routes, averaging just 6.3 yards per catch. He'll take on the Chargers Week 16.


Need to see more from Michael Crabtree


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/8/2014) Wide receiver Michael Crabtree suddenly became quarterback Colin Kaepernick's preferred option Week 14 at Oakland with 14 targets, three more than his season high and four more than in his previous two games combined.

Of course, he wasn't so productive with those targets, picking up 56 yards on nine catches, so at this point, Fantasy owners would just prefer they go to Anquan Boldin. Outside of maybe PPR leagues, nobody is activating Crabtree based on this performance.

For more major takeaways from Week 14, be sure to check out my latest post to the Fantasy Football Today blog.


49ers' Michael Crabtree hauls in nine passes


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) San Francisco wideout Michael Crabtree hauled in nine passes Week 14 against the Raiders.

Crabtree gained just 56 yards on his nine receptions. He was mostly used as a short-yardage option, with his longest catch of the day going for 18 yards. He averaged just 6.2 yards per catch. Crabtree was one of the few dependable targets for Colin Kaepernick. He received a team-high 14 targets. 

Crabtree will look for more Week 15 against the Seahawks. 


Michael Crabtree among 49ers actives Week 14


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) The 49ers will have wideout Michael Crabtree Week 14 against the Raiders.

Crabtree came into the game listed as probable due to a knee injury. He was never really a threat to miss the contest. 

The team will have most of their probable players for the game. Chris Culliver, Bruce Ellington, Carlos Hyde, Stevie Johnson, Ray McDonald, Justin Smith and Joe Staley are all listed as active. All seven were considered probable.


49ers unveil final Week 14 injury report


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The 49ers released their final Week 14 injury report and listed RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder), CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), DT Ray McDonald (finger), WR Michael Crabtree (knee), DE Justin Smith (back), WR Bruce Ellington (ankle), WR Steve Johnson (knee), WR Brandon Lloyd (quadricep) and OT Joe Staley (illness) as probable.

Cornerback Tramaine Brock (hamstring) and safety Raymond Ventrone (groin) are listed as questionable. Offensive tackle Anthony Davis (concussion), defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey (forearm) and tight end Vance McDonald (back) were ruled out.

The 49ers take on the Raiders Week 14.


Knee injury limits 49ers WR Michael Crabtree


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) 49ers wideout Michael Crabtree was limited in Wednesday's practice with a knee injury. He got banged up in last Thursday's loss to the Seahawks, finishing with three catches for 10 yards.

San Francisco visits the Raiders on Sunday.


49ers WR Michael Crabtree quiet in Week 13 after rib, knee issues


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree caught all three of his targets for jut 10 yards in his team's 19-3 loss to the Seahawks in Week 13.

Crabtree was hit by an injury almost immediately on the team's first drive but was able to resume play. The team had announced that he was dealing with a rib injury, but coach Jim Harbaugh added after the game that the receiver was also suffering from a knee injury. He's in line for a few extra days of rest going into his Week 14 matchup against the Raiders.


49ers WR Michael Crabtree returns after rib injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2014) 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree was announced as questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Seahawks with a rib injury, but came back into the game on his team's next drive.

Crabtree appeared to suffer a leg or ankle injury on the team's first drive but instead was ruled to have a rib injury. He had just one catch for five yards at the time of the injury but should be good to go.


49ers' Michael Crabtree hauls in five catches in Week 12 win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree caught five of his seven targets during the 49ers victory over Washington Week 12.

Crabtree’s 58 receiving yards continued his streak of not producing a 100-yard receiving game during the 2014 season. The 49ers next play Thursday against Seattle.


Michael Crabtree shows off big-play ability


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree showed some signs of life in Week 11, in a 16-10 win over the Giants

Crabtree hauled in just three of the eight passes thrown his way, but showed the big-play ability we have been hoping for when he did catch it. Crabtree scored on a 48-yard play that saw him fight through tackles and race past much of the Giants' secondary for the score, his fourth of the season and first in the last four games.  

Crabtree had no passes for more than 40 yards through the first eight games of the season, but now has two over the last two games. He has still been a big part of the team's game plan, with five games of at least seven targets in a row, he just hasn't been getting the job done. Hopefully his recent run can get him going down the stretch.


49ers WR Michael Crabtree records fourth TD in Week 11 win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree had his first touchdown in four games and fourth touchdown this season during a 16-10 win Week 11 at N.Y. Giants.

Crabtree finished with a team-high 85 receiving yards on three catches. He did most of his damage on a 48-yard catch-and-run touchdown with 11:38 left in the third quarter, which put San Francisco ahead 16-7.

The 85 receiving yards were a season high for Crabtree, who has surpassed 80 yards three times this season. The 49ers are back action Week 12 vs. Washington.


Coach tries to quell controversy regarding 49ers WR Crabtree


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Jim Harbaugh claims all is well in regard to his relationship with Michael Crabtree and that of the receiver with the 49ers.

Some eyebrows were raised when Crabtree brushed past Harbaugh in the locker room after the Sunday win and when the former discussed his dwindling role in the offense following the game. But Harbaugh has tried to calm the waters.

"I don't think [there's a problem]," he said via the Sacramento Bee. "Seems to be doing a fantastic job and getting the ball a lot."

Crabtree, who has played less than 70 percent of the snaps over the past two games, has exceeded 10 targets only in Week 3. He has 21 catches for 237 yards and just one touchdown over the last six games combined. Those are rather meager numbers, especially considering he's in his contract year.


49ers' Michael Crabtree catches three passes in Week 10 victory


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree hauled in three receptions for 62 yards during the 49ers’ 27-24 overtime victory over the Saints in Week 10.

Crabtree was targeted eight times, which was second on the team behind Anquan Boldin’s 15 targets.

Carbtree did contribute a big play, with a 51-yard reception late in the fourth quarter, which setup kicker Phil Dawson’s 45-yard field goal to send the game into overtime.  

The 49ers will play at the New York Giants in Week 11.


49ers WR Michael Crabtree working to improve numbers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree is well aware his production needs to improve after he produced just 37 catches on 60 targets through the first eight games. His seven drops in eight games are the second-most in the NFL, according to ProFootballFocus.com.

"I always have high expectations for myself," Crabtree said, per the San Jose Mercury News. "It ain’t where I want it to be, that’s why I work hard every day, try to catch every pass thrown my way. Whatever they give me, I work my hardest to work with it."

Crabtree quickly brushed off the notion that his poor numbers could be related to a minor foot injury he suffered Sept. 28 against the Eagles, which only briefly took him out of the game.

"What you talking about about a foot," Crabtree responed. "I’ve played eight (four) games since then. You’re talking about my foot. We’re good. That’s not even a question you need to ask me."


Time to shy away from Michael Crabtree?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/3/2014) If you own Michael Crabtree in Fantasy, you might want to think about sitting him for the time being. He has yet to have even a 50-yard game since topping 80 in Weeks 2 and 3. He actually had one of his better games during that stretch Week 9 against St. Louis, going for 40 yards on five catches.

I don't know if it's because his foot isn't 50 percent or because Anquan Boldin and Steve Johnson are just that good, but for whatever reason, Colin Kaepernick doesn't have much confidence in him right now. Generally speaking, the third most productive wide receiver on the 49ers isn't going to be a great Fantasy option.

For other major takeaways from Week 9, be sure to check out my latest post to the Fantasy Football Today blog.


Anquan Boldin leads 49ers receivers in Week 9 loss vs. Rams


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin was featured in the passing game Sunday, recording a team-high six receptions and 93 yards while scoring the offense's only touchdown in his team's 13-10 loss to the Rams in Week 9.

Boldin drifted past the coverage as quarterback Colin Kaepernick scrambled on a second-quarter play, snagging a pass while wide open at the 10-yard line and racing into the end zone for the 27-yard score. It's the second time in three weeks he's managed to deliver at least 90 yards and a touchdown.

The rest of the team's passing attack was largely held at bay in the loss, with Steve Johnson catching three passes on five targets for 41 yards and Michael Crabtree managing just 40 yards while grabbing five of his nine targets. Tight end Vernon Davis could only deliver two catches for 19 yards on three targets, and no other receiver caught more than one pass.

The 49ers will hope to bounce back in Week 10 when they head to New Orleans to square off with the Saints.


Steve Johnson: 49ers receivers aren't a 'bunch of pansies'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) 49ers wide receiver Steve Johnson has played the role of star receiver in the past and has had pretty good success in the role, totaling more than 1,000 yards in three straight seasons from 2010-12 with the Bills.

However, in his first year with the 49ers, he's competing for playing time and targets with a pretty deep group of receivers that include Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree and Brandon Lloyd

Johnson, though, is content with the situation. His focus is helping the 49ers make the playoffs, which would result in Johnson's first playoff appearance in his seven-year career.

"No frustration at all," he said, per CSNBayArea.com. “"(The) only sense of frustration is being a competitor, you know, wanting to do more. But it ain’t like there’s a bunch of pansies in front of me.

"It’s cool to a certain extent. When we get in those situations, in the heat of the moment, of course, I’m a warrior. I’m ready to go out there. We got great guys out there on the field. You can’t be frustrated. It’s not going to look right."


Hard to trust any 49ers receivers right now


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2014) Though the 49ers have moved the ball well through the air this season, it hasn't led to much consistent success for their wide receivers, and that may not change much moving forward.

Anquan Boldin leads the team in yards, but has reached double figures in Fantasy scoring just once this season, in Week 6. He had 50 yards to finish third on the team in Week 7's blowout loss to the Broncos, behind both Steve Johnson and Brandon Lloyd. In fact, Lloyd and Johnson are both averaging more than 40 yards receiving per game, despite routinely finishing third and fourth on the team in snaps played among wide receivers.

The elephant in the room is Michael Crabtree, who should be the team's best option in the passing game. And yet, he has just seven more yards than Johnson on nearly 20 more targets. Crabtree has never really been a big-play receiver, but there is reason to think his current yards per catch number of 10.1 will rise close to his career mark of 12.7, which would obviously improve his value.

At this point, it is awfully tough to rely on any of the 49ers receivers, even if the team is putting the ball in the air 33.1 times per game, an increase of more than seven from last year. Crabtree might make for a nice buy-low candidate for Fantasy, but there also may not be much room for him to breakout until one or more players takes a back seat. 


49ers WR Michael Crabtree held to 27 yards in Week 7 loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2014) 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree caught four of his seven targets for just 27 yards in his team's 42-17 loss to the Broncos in Week 7.

While the 49ers averaged 11.1 yards per reception as a team Sunday, top options Crabtree (6.8 YPC) and Anquan Boldin (7.1 YPC) could find no room to work, leading to disappointing performances despite the offense dialing up 46 passes in the loss. Crabtree hasn't topped 50 yards in any of his last four games, and he owns 32 receptions, 322 yards and three touchdowns in seven games this year. The 49ers have a bye in Week 8 before facing the Rams the following week.


Michael Crabtree burns rookie for 32-yard touchdown


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) 49ers wideout Michael Crabtree got Rams rookie cornerback E.J. Gaines turned around on a double move in the third quarter Monday. Colin Kaepernick found a wide-open Crabtree for a 32-yard score, his third touchdown catch this season.

Crabtree caught three of eight targets for 49 yards, his third straight game with under 50 receiving yards. He'll visit the Broncos in Week 7.


Michael Crabtree held to one catch


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree was limited to one reception in Sunday's win over the Chiefs, the first time he's caught just one pass since Nov. 13, 2011 against the Giants. Crabtree was targeted four times but managed only a 16-yard catch.

Crabtree has 25 catches for 246 yards and two touchdowns entering Week 6 at the Rams.


Michael Crabtree, Frank Gore among cleared 49ers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) A slew of 49ers who were on the injury report are active for Week 5 against the Chiefs.

Wideout Michael Crabtree (foot) and running back Frank Gore (back) head the list and are joined by safety Antoine Bethea (ankle), tight end Vance McDonald (knee), safety Eric Reid (hamstring), defensive tackle Tony Jerod-Eddie (shoulder), nose tackle Ian Williams (ankle) and punter Andy Lee (ankle).


49ers release final Week 5 injury report


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) The 49ers listed center Marcus Martin (knee) as doubtful on the team's final injury report for Sunday's Week 5 game against the Chiefs.

Six 49ers were listed as questionable to play, including cornerback Tramaine Brock (toe), offensive tackle Anthony Davis (knee, ankle), tight ends Vernon Davis (back) and Vance McDonald (knee), safety Eric Reid (hamstring) and nose tackle Ian Williams (ankle).

Six additional players were listed as probable, including safety Antoine Bethea (ankle), wide receiver Michael Crabtree (foot), running back Frank Gore (back), punter Andy Lee (right ankle) and defensive ends Tony Jerod-Eddie (shoulder) and Justin Smith (not injury related).


Michael Crabtree's foot something to monitor


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/29/2014) Wide receiver Michael Crabtree has a history of foot problems, having had two surgeries on his left foot since 2009, so his exit in the first quarter Week 4 against Philadelphia because of an issue with the same foot, as brief as it was, is cause for concern in Fantasy.

He seemed to move well enough after his return, but judging by the treatment he received on the sidelines, rolling a ball on the bottom of his foot, I doubt we've heard the last of this injury. He may have some chronic soreness in there that will send him to the sidelines with each flareup.

That's complete speculation, of course, but speculation is part of the game. What it means for Fantasy owners is that they may want to consider shopping Crabtree -- not now, when the first thing the other party would do is go to his player page and read this update, but after his next big game. He had two in a row prior to this one, so another one is coming.

The goal, of course, isn't to dump Crabtree but to use his value to secure something a little bit safer, especially if you're relying on him as your No. 1 wide receiver.