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Michael Crabtree | Wide Receiver

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 214
College: Texas Tech
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Michael Crabtree caught his lone target for a 10-yard gain in Sunday's third preseason game versus San Diego.
It was Crabtree's first grab of the preseason. After not being 100 percent healthy or himself all last season, Crabtree has had a quiet summer. We're fine with it, as it keeps his ADP down. Crabtree is a big-time blow-up candidate now that he's in tip-top shape and the clear-cut No. 1 option in the passing game. We're loving him at his late-fourth-round cost. There's high-end WR2 potential. Aug 24 - 6:09 PM

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Michael Crabtree admitted he wasn't healthy or himself in the eight games he played last season after returning from a torn Achilles'.

"I was fast enough to be on the field," Crabtree said. "But I wasn't me." Crabtree revealed last week that his weight ballooned up to 230 pounds last season. He's back in shape, and says he "can't wait to get out there" this year. Crabtree is a big-time blow-up candidate as the 49ers' clear No. 1 receiver and Colin Kaepernick's go-to guy. There's value in his late-fourth-round ADP.
Aug 20 - 1:23 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the 49ers have made progress with walk-year WR Michael Crabtree in long-term talks, and that there is "hope for a deal before the season."

Per Rapoport, talks will be shelved if there's no deal before Week 1. Rapsheet also reports Crabtree is willing to go the incentive route for "top-end" receiver money. The ultimate question is whether Crabtree is willing to bet on himself after his injury-shortened 2013. If not, he'll almost certainly be coerced into a discount. We'd expect Crabtree to roll the dice and play out his deal.
Aug 19 - 7:57 PM

Michael Crabtree started the 49ers' second preseason game, but failed to secure his lone target.

This was Crabtree's 2014 preseason debut after missing just over a week of practice with a sore hamstring. The injury is no longer a concern. The primary takeaway from Sunday's appearance is that Crabtree is healthy. On a 49ers team that will likely have to throw more this year due to several key defensive losses, Crabtree is an inviting fantasy pick at his late-fourth-round ADP.
Aug 17 - 5:26 PM

Michael Crabtree revealed that his weight ballooned to 230 pounds last season, after returning from his ruptured Achilles'.

His ideal playing weight is 215. "I wasn't 100 percent," conceded Crabtree, who is a blowup-year candidate entering the last season on his rookie deal. Crabtree has resumed practicing in full after missing early-camp time with hamstring soreness. He's still underrated at his late-fourth-round fantasy ADP.
Aug 15 - 10:23 PM

Michael Crabtree (hamstring) returned to 49ers practice on Wednesday.

He wound up missing about a week and a half with "soreness" in the hamstring. Assuming Crabtree stays setback free, this shouldn't affect his regular season whatsoever. Not yet 26 years old, Crabtree piled up 61 catches for 880 yards and eight touchdowns across ten Colin Kaepernick starts in 2012, before last year's Achilles'-wrecked campaign. Crabtree's 16-game pace was 98-1,408-13.
Aug 13 - 10:17 PM

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh expects Michael Crabtree and Brandon Lloyd back "soon" from their hamstring injuries.

Lloyd didn't participate in Sunday's practice, but was dressed out, suggesting he's very close. Crabtree is believed to be dealing with fairly routine soreness in his hammy. He could be back for the 49ers' third preseason game.
Aug 10 - 3:13 PM

A source familiar with Michael Crabtree believes the 49ers' wideout is dealing with a sore hamstring.

Whatever it is, the team expects Crabtree to be out no longer than two weeks. It'll probably cost Crabtree the 49ers' preseason opener. "I think he has a sore hamstring," the source told ESPN's Josina Anderson. "Nothing too serious right now. I think they want to hold him back a bit to be cautious."
Aug 1 - 3:22 PM

Coach Jim Harbaugh revealed Friday that Michael Crabtree will miss "a week or two" with an undisclosed injury.

The Niners have given no details on Crabtree's illness or injury, but Harbs assured "it's not foot or Achilles' related." Harbaugh doesn't necessarily have a great track record of honesty when it comes to injury information, however. Keep a close eye on this situation. If 100 percent, Crabtree is a prime contract-year bounce-back candidate after missing 11 games last season.
Aug 1 - 2:35 PM

Colin Kaepernick believes Michael Crabtree is a "step or two quicker now" than he was last season as he recovered from his torn Achilles' tendon.

"He has a burst out of his routes," Kaepernick said. "He has burst when he catches the ball. (He) looks really good out there." We don't normally place much stock in "so-and-so looks much quicker this summer" reports, but it's actually believable in Crabtree's case, as he's now more than a year removed from the injury that cost him 11 games in 2013. Crabtree is primed for a big bounce-back campaign as he plays in a contract year.
Jul 29 - 6:01 PM

CSN Bay Area reports the 49ers are not "remotely close" to new contracts with walk-year players Michael Crabtree and Mike Iupati.

That's according to "multiple sources." GM Trent Baalke insists the sides are "going to work at it," but added "at some point, you got to stop negotiating deals and let these guys concentrate on playing football." There's a chance the Niners end up letting both players walk.
Jul 28 - 4:46 PM

Colin Kaepernick believes Michael Crabtree is all the way back to 100 percent following his 2013 Achilles' injury.

"At the end of last year he still wasn’t 100 percent," Kaepernick said. "He has a lot more burst to him now. Looks really good." Crabtree looked surprisingly good returning only seven months after his Achilles' tear last season, but clearly wasn't 100 percent. Now more than a year removed from going down, Crabtree should be ready to make hay in his contract year.
Jun 19 - 8:26 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco believes it would be a "major surprise" if the 49ers signed Michael Crabtree to an extension before he hits free agency in 2015.

Maiocco notes the 49ers are "not in the business of overpaying," and Crabtree is known to be seeking top dollar. Maiocco previously stated it was "doubtful" Crabtree would be slapped with the franchise tag, which will be worth over $12.3 million next offseason. Still only 26, Crabtree would be a hot item on the open market. He should be primed for a career-best season in his walk year.
Jun 9 - 5:33 PM

Michael Crabtree is expected to seek "(nothing) less than a big-money deal" in extension talks with the 49ers.

If the sides can't reach a compromise before next March, beat writer Matt Maiocco believes it's "doubtful" the Niners slap Crabtree with the franchise tag. The 2014 wideout tag was worth $12.3 million. It's worth remembering that Crabtree undertook a lengthy training camp holdout before signing his rookie contract. Crabtree's agent is known to drive a hard bargain. The 49ers have some tough decisions to make after locking up Colin Kaepernick.
Jun 4 - 9:34 PM

CSN Bay Area considers $10 million annually to be contract-year WR Michael Crabtree's "absolute ceiling" for his next contract.

Crabtree has just one 1,000-yard season to his name through five years. He's never topped nine touchdowns and has 22 through 63 regular-season games. Some of this can be attributed to playing in a run-heavy offense. Crabtree isn't going to take the top off a defense but is a precise route runner and has sure hands. He's a No. 1 receiver, but we'd bet his next deal averages $8-9 million per year. Crabtree is set to earn $3.5 million in the final year of his contract.
May 20 - 12:17 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Josh Johnson
RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3LaMichael James
4Marcus Lattimore
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Will Tukuafu
3Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Brandon Lloyd
4Kassim Osgood
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Quinton Patton
3Bruce Ellington
4L'Damian Washington
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Garrett Celek
4Derek Carrier
5Kyle Nelson
K1Phil Dawson