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Michael Crabtree | Wide Receiver

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 214
College: Texas Tech
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Michael Crabtree (knee) is listed as probable for Week 17.
Crabtree was limited to 15 snaps last week due to his knee issue. He's played through multiple injuries this season, leading to a disappointing 64/657/4 line. An impending free agent, Crabtree faces an uncertain future with the 49ers. Dec 26 - 6:21 PM

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When asked if he wants to be back with the 49ers next season, impending free agent Michael Crabtree said, "It depends."

Crabtree was a major disappointment this season, recording just 64 catches for 657 yards and four touchdowns. Colin Kaepernick's regression certainly hasn't helped, but there's also concern about Crabtree's ability since coming off a 2013 Achilles' tendon tear. Anquan Boldin has been far more effective in terms of both getting open and YAC. His market is extremely uncertain and the confident Crabtree may have his eye on a more pass-game friendly offense.
Dec 25 - 9:07 AM

Michael Crabtree (knee) was limited to 15 snaps in Saturday's loss to the Chargers.

Crabtree gutted it out through a questionable tag, but wasn't right and didn't want to push it in a meaningless game. He did have to come back into the overtime contest late after other members of the receiving corps got nicked up. Consider Crabtree very questionable for the finale.
Dec 22 - 12:13 PM

Michael Crabtree played limited snaps Week 16 against the Chargers.

Crabtree came into the game questionable with a knee injury, but did not appear to aggravate the injury. Crabtree played sparingly in the first half and did not touch the field in the second half until the 49ers' final drive of the fourth quarter. He did not record a stat in regulation, but he did manage a five-yard reception in overtime. After Crabtree was vocal about his perceived lack of involvement in the offense earlier in the season, it is certainly possible his absence was not injury related.
Dec 20 - 10:41 PM

Michael Crabtree (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Crabtree practiced the last two days and is on track to start against the Chargers. He's the No. 46 wideout in Rotoworld's Week 16 rankings.
Dec 19 - 5:25 PM

Michael Crabtree (knee) returned to 49ers practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

The WR4 is now on track to start Saturday's game against the Chargers. Crabtree's status will be updated on Friday.
Dec 18 - 6:11 PM

Michael Crabtree (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Crabtree's status is in question with the 49ers playing on a short week. He'll be updated again on Thursday.
Dec 17 - 7:26 PM

Michael Crabtree caught 3-of-3 targets for 19 yards in San Francisco's Week 15 loss to the Seahawks.

Crabtree closes the book on San Francisco's two 2014 matchups with the Seahawks having caught six passes for 29 yards. Richard Sherman is getting the last laugh after last season's NFC Championship Game. Crabtree will remain a barely-there WR4 for next week's showdown with the Chargers.
Dec 14 - 7:40 PM

Michael Crabtree secured 9-of-14 targets for 56 yards in the 49ers' Week 14 loss to the Raiders.

Crabtree has looked much more like a possession receiver this season than the intermediate and vertical stretcher he flashed the ability to be during the 2012 season. Since his 2013 Achilles' tear, Crabtree's game has lacked explosiveness and quicks. He's been a fringe WR3 in fantasy all year and will be a WR4 in Week 15 against the Seahawks.
Dec 7 - 7:34 PM

Michael Crabtree (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The 49ers listed Crabtree with a rib injury last week, but he's dealing with a knee issue. He's not expected to miss any time. Crabtree will be a WR3 for a matchup with the Raiders in Week 14.
Dec 3 - 5:27 PM

Michael Crabtree briefly exited the 49ers' Week 13 game against the Seahawks with what the team called a rib injury.

Crabtree was sandwiched between Kam Chancellor and Bobby Wagner after making his first reception. His left leg appeared to buckle underneath the tackle, but he was announced as questionable to return with a rib injury. Crabtree returned to the game on the next series but was limited the rest of the game. Crabtree finished with three catches for 10 yards on three targets.
Nov 27 - 8:44 PM

Michael Crabtree secured 5-of-7 targets for 58 yards in the 49ers' Week 12 win over the Redskins.

Anquan Boldin dominated the receiving workload for San Francisco on Sunday, parlaying a team-high 12 targets into a 9-137-1 line. Crabtree was effective with his opportunities but failed to register big plays against the Redskins' soft pass defense. Still, we've seen enough progress from Crabtree in recent weeks that he's earned a weekly WR3 place in fantasy lineups. Unfortunately, Crabtree is next slated for a difficult Week 13 matchup with Seattle on Thanksgiving Night.
Nov 23 - 7:31 PM

Michael Crabtree caught three passes for 85 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Giants.

Crabtree finally showed some signs of life, as he took a deep in-route from Colin Kaepernick and out-raced the entire Giants secondary for a 48-yard touchdown. Other than that though, he was mainly the third-down receiver he complained about being earlier in the week. The good news is that Crabtree's target count remains high (eight Sunday, at least seven in five straight games) and he gets a home game against the Redskins in Week 12. He'll be a borderline WR3 in that matchup.
Nov 16 - 5:10 PM

Michael Crabtree appears displeased with his current role in the 49ers' offense.

Over the last six games, Crabtree is averaging 3.5 catches for 39.5 yards with one touchdown. He's only playing on 68.0 percent of the snaps over the last two weeks. "Third down. I'm a third-down receiver. I mean, I'm like the third option. So I come in and I do my job," he said. Colin Kaepernick has more chemistry going with Anquan Boldin right now and the 49ers are coming off a tough win at New Orleans. We wouldn't expect them to start featuring Crabtree against the Giants Sunday, leaving him as a WR4 type.
Nov 13 - 8:47 AM

Michael Crabtree caught 3-of-8 targets for 62 yards in San Francisco's Week 10 win over the Saints.

If not for a 51-yard catch on a broken play with time running out in the fourth quarter, Crabtree would have had an absolutely brutal day. He committed a critical late drop, and simply wasn't on the same page with Colin Kaepernick. Crabtree drew seven fewer looks than Anquan Boldin. He's scored once in just five games since September, and is averaging 47 weekly yards. Crabtree is hard to bill as anything other than a WR4.
Nov 9 - 6:03 PM

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QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Josh Johnson
RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3Alfonso Smith
4Phillip Tanner
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Bruce Ellington
4Kassim Osgood
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Brandon Lloyd
3Quinton Patton
4Trindon Holliday
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Vernon Davis
2Asante Cleveland
K1Phil Dawson