Michael Crabtree
49ers WR Michael Crabtree plays sparingly vs. Chargers
Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
1:11 AM
News: 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree managed just one catch for five yards in his team's 38-35 overtime loss to the Chargers in Week 16.

Crabtree, who was questionable to play Saturday due to a knee injury, remained on the sidelines for large portions of the game, even donning a baseball cap at one point. It appeared he was set to play only in an emergency situation. However, the receiving corps was struck by multiple injuries, leaving the team to turn to Crabtree late, and he recorded his only catch in overtime.

Crabtree will try and heal up in time to serve a larger role in his team's season finale against the Cardinals in Week 17.

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Anquan Boldin
49ers WR Anquan Boldin catches seven passes vs. Chargers
Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
1:08 AM
News: 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin recorded a team-high seven receptions on nine targets for 61 yards in his team's 38-35 overtime loss to the Chargers in Week 16.

Boldin managed more than half of the team's receiving production Saturday, as the other San Francisco players combined for only 53 yards on eight receptions, though rookie Bruce Ellington did managed to catch a touchdown.

Boldin had his best performance since a nine-catch, 137-yard breakout in Week 12. He's racked up 81 receptions for 981 yards with four touchdowns going into a Week 17 matchup with the Cardinals, a team for which he played from 2003 to 2009. He'll be looking to secure his seventh career 1,000-yard performance in the season finale.

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Bruce Ellington
49ers WR Bruce Ellington scores twice in Week 16 loss
Bruce Ellington, WR, SF
1:03 AM
News: 49ers wide receiver Bruce Ellington tallied three rushing attempts for 12 yards and a touchdown and added an eight-yard touchdown reception in his team's 38-35 overtime loss to the Chargers in Week 16.

Ellington scored both of his touchdowns in the second quarter, first hauling in the eight-yard touchdown on a play-action pass for which he was wide open. He then added the rushing touchdown on a jet play on third-and-goal where he took the ball on the move immediately after the snap and found a crease on the right side for the score.

It wasn't all positive for the rookie, as he was ruled out in the second half with a hamstring injury. If he can heal sufficiently during the upcoming week, he'll be in line to face the Cardinals in Week 17.

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Malcom Floyd
Chargers WR Malcom Floyd scores key TD in Week 16 win
Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
12:46 AM
News: Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd caught just four of his season-high 10 targets for 50 yards Saturday but also scored a crucial touchdown in his team's 38-35 overtime win over the 49ers in Week 16.

Floyd hadn't been on the same page as quarterback Philip Rivers for much of the night but came through when it mattered, hauling in the game-tying touchdown on an 11-yard post play with just 29 seconds left in regulation. He's up to 49 receptions, 827 yards and six touchdowns going into a Week 17 matchup with the Chiefs.

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Dontrelle Inman
Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman catches seven passes Week 16
Dontrelle Inman, WR, SD
12:43 AM
News: Chargers wide receiver Dontrelle Inman racked up seven receptions on nine targets for 79 yards in his team's 38-35 overtime win over the 49ers in Week 16.

The coaches opened the second half with Inman in the lineup and the team down 28-7, and the little-used receiver was able to reward the gamble with an excellent half of football, picking up all his receptions in the second half. It was the first time this season Inman had even seen a target in a game, but he was able to pick up three first downs, including one on a crucial fourth-and-10 with less than a minute left in the fourth quarter and his team down seven points. The Chargers tied the game two plays later before winning in overtime.

Inman may have earned himself a significant role in his team's Week 17 matchup with the Chiefs, especially if Keenan Allen is unable to return to action.

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Eddie Royal
Chargers WR Eddie Royal catches 10 passes in Week 16 win
Eddie Royal, WR, SD
12:33 AM
News: Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal led his team with a season-high 10 receptions on 12 targets for 94 yards and one touchdown in his team's 38-35 overtime win over the 49ers Saturday.

Royal's touchdown came on a ball floated over the defender near the goal line for the team's only first-half score. They were able to rally back from a 28-7 halftime deficit thanks in large part to the work done by the slot receiver, who made two key fourth-down conversions in the second half.

The big performance gives Royal 58 receptions, 683 yards and seven touchdowns heading into a Week 17 showdown with the Chiefs.

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Pierre Garcon
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon racks up 61 yards in win over Eagles
Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
12/20/2014
News: Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon was held to only four grabs for the second consecutive game, in his team's 27-24 victory over the Eagles in Week 16.

Garcon came down with a 12-yard grab in the second quarter for his only catch of the first half. After halftime, he hauled in passes of 17, 9 and 23 yards. He was targeted five times and finished with four grabs for 61 yards. He has 66 catches for 699 yards and three scores this season.

Washington will host Dallas in Week 17.

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DeSean Jackson
Redskins' DeSean Jackson goes off for 126 yards vs. former club
DeSean Jackson, WR, WAS
12/20/2014
News: Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson turned in an impressive performance against his former club, registering his sixth 100-yard game of the season in Saturday's 27-24 victory over Philadelphia.

Jackson came down with a 51-yard reception in the first quarter and a 55-yard grab in the third quarter. Both catches came while being covered by Bradley Fletcher. He was targeted six times and finished with four catches for 126 yards. Jackson surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the fourth time in his career. He has 54 catches for 1,083 and five touchdowns this season. 

Washington will face Dallas in Week 17.

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Jeremy Maclin
Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin held to four grabs in Week 16 loss
Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
12/20/2014
News: Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin wasn't much of a factor during Saturday's 27-24 defeat to Washington in Week 16.

Maclin was targeted six times and finished with only four catches for 62 yards. He has been held to four receptions or fewer in each of the past three games -- all resulting in a loss for Philadelphia. He has 82 catches for 1,269 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.

Philadelphia will face the Giants at MetLife Stadium in Week 17.

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Riley Cooper
Eagles WR Riley Cooper finds paydirt twice
Riley Cooper, WR, PHI
12/20/2014
News: Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper caught only five passes and made two of them count for six in Saturday's 27-24 defeat to Washington in Week 16.

Cooper came down with a 3-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter and a 16-yard grab in the end zone in the fourth quarter. He was targeted seven times and finished with five grabs for 53 yards and two scores. He has 53 catches for 540 yards and three touchdowns this season.

Cooper will look to end the regular season on a high note Week 17 against the Giants.

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