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Michael Crabtree | Wide Receiver

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Texas Tech
Contract: view contract details

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Michael Crabtree caught 5-of-6 targets for 80 yards Week 4 against the Bears.
Crabtree missed most of the second quarter after suffering a gruesome-looking ankle injury blocking on a screen pass. He returned in the second half, however, and ended up making several big plays down the stretch. After four games, Crabtree is on pace for 92 catches for 1,056 yards and four touchdowns. Oct 4 - 6:27 PM

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Michael Crabtree (ankle) returned to Week 4 against the Bears.

Crabtree had his right leg rolled up from behind blocking on a screen play in the second quarter. He sat out the rest of the first half but returned after halftime.
Oct 4 - 2:56 PM

Michael Crabtree exited Week 4 against the Bears with an ankle injury.

Crabtree had his right leg rolled up from behind blocking on a screen play in the second quarter. He looked to be in a lot of pain immediately after the play, but he was spotted trying to walk the injury off on the sideline. He ended up walking into the locker room and is questionable to return.
Oct 4 - 1:58 PM

Michael Crabtree secured 4-of-9 targets for 36 yards in the Raiders' Week 3 win over the Browns.

Crabtree was quiet aside from being whistled for multiple offensive pass interference penalties. Crabtree has been an inconsistent performer in the early going, turning in yardage totals of 37 in Week 1, 111 in Week 2, and 36 in Week 3. Even against the leaky Bears secondary in Week 4, Crabtree will merely be a low-end WR3 fantasy play behind Amari Cooper in the pecking order.
Sep 27 - 5:17 PM

Michael Crabtree secured 9-of-16 targets for 111 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 2 win over the Ravens.

After a slow preseason and Week 1, Crabtree more than showed signs of life in this one, racking up yards after catch in the first half. The return of Derek Carr was good news for all of Oakland's pass catchers. On a third-quarter play-action pass, Carr hit Crabtree for a 37-yard touchdown to give the Raiders a 30-20 lead. Still behind Amari Cooper in the pecking order, Crabtree will be a fringe WR3 option against Cleveland's stout pass defense in Week 3.
Sep 20 - 7:38 PM

Michael Crabtree caught 5-of-8 targets for 37 yards in the Raiders' Week 1 loss to the Bengals.

He operated as the No. 2 receiver behind Amari Cooper, catching passes on possession-type routes. With quarterback uncertainty in Oakland and Crabtree's remaining skill set in serious question, it's hard to imagine Crabtree becoming a legitimate fantasy option barring an injury to Cooper.
Sep 13 - 8:21 PM

Michael Crabtree caught one pass for six yards in the Raiders' third preseason game.

Crabtree is reportedly having a strong camp, but he isn't doing much in preseason. Derek Carr slightly overthrew Crabtree on an end-zone fade, but Crabtree didn't extend his body in an attempt to make a play, and Oakland settled for a field goal. Plays later, Crabtree dropped a Carr pass right in front of the end zone. Through three preseason affairs, Crabtree has three receptions for 21 yards. We're highly skeptical he'll make any noise in re-draft leagues this year.
Aug 30 - 10:37 PM

Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree are listed as the starting wideouts on the Raiders' first depth chart.

Andre Holmes and Kenbrell Thompkins are the backups, with an injured Rod Streater listed with the 4s. Crabtree has drawn raves for his early camp practices, but will need to translate it to the preseason field after his dead-legged 2014. Crabtree is still only 28 (in September). Stranger things have happened than a player of Crabtree's skill rebounding.
Aug 10 - 2:38 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Raiders believe Michael Crabtree "is going to be playing himself into a big contract when the year is over."

Widely overlooked in free agency, Crabtree settled for a one-year, $3 million deal with Oakland; a classic prove-it arrangement. Crabtree will hope his prove-it season goes better than Hakeem Nicks' in Indianapolis last year. By all accounts, Crabtree has been shining in early-camp practices, showing sure hands. Not yet 28 years old, Crabtree certainly won't lack for "motivation" this season.
Aug 3 - 5:59 PM

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Michael Crabtree has been the "star" of the Raiders' first three training camp practices.

If your eyes rolled after reading this one, you're not alone. Crabtree looked every bit a declining player in 2014 with San Francisco, relegated to rotational snaps and dropping passes at a career-worst clip. Crabtree is still only 27 years old, however, and it's conceivable his diminished on-field ineffectiveness was symptomatic of the 49ers' franchise dysfunction. From a fantasy standpoint, Crabtree certainly doesn't lack target opportunity in Oakland.
Aug 3 - 8:26 AM

Michael Crabtree "had the look of a playmaker" on the first day of training camp.

"He stood out today, made some nice catches," coach Jack Del Rio said. "Mike's a proven player. I don't think we have to worry much about Mike." There's speculation Crabtree isn't a lock to start Week 1, but he's unlikely to be pushed by Rod Streater. Crabtree should be behind only Amari Cooper for targets.
Aug 1 - 3:26 PM

CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair suggests Michael Crabtree is not a lock to start in Week 1.

A reclamation signing by the Raiders, Crabtree inked a Hakeem Nicksonian one-year, $3 million deal this offseason. Bair suggests Crabtree could be pushed in training camp by Rod Streater, who led Oakland in receiving in 2013 before missing most of 2014 to injury. Crabtree is an unlikely 2015 fantasy contributor.
Jul 30 - 9:48 AM

Michael Crabtree is expected to start opposite Amari Cooper.

Cooper is locked and loaded as the No. 1 wideout and a candidate for heavy volume right out of the gate. After that, it'll be Crabtree fighting off the likes of Rod Streater, Andre Holmes and Brice Butler for scraps. Given what we've seen from Crabtree since his 2013 Achilles' tear, there's little reason for optimism. He's barely a WR4 type.
May 7 - 8:36 AM

New Raiders WR Michael Crabtree admits he has a "lot to prove."

"A lot to prove," Crabtree reiterated. "Ain’t got nothing to lose and have a lot to prove." Crabtree hasn't been the same player since his 2013 Achilles' tear, and has developed a reputation as an unideal teammate. It's why he was limited to a one-year, incentive-laden deal in free agency. Especially with Derek Carr still being an unproven commodity, Crabtree is going to have a tough time reviving his career in Oakland.
Apr 23 - 8:53 PM

CSN Bay Area considers Michael Crabtree's $2.2 million in incentives "hard to reach."

Crabtree's one-year deal has a base value of $3 million. Beyond that, he'll receive a $400,000 bonus for posting either 70 catches or 900 yards. He'd get another $1.4 million if he clears 100/1,400. There's also a $400,000 Pro Bowl bonus. We'd consider Crabtree unlikely to reach any of his incentives.
Apr 16 - 4:36 PM

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QB1Derek Carr
2Matt McGloin
RB1Latavius Murray
2Roy Helu
3Taiwan Jones
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Roy Helu
3RB1Roy Helu
2Latavius Murray
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
WR11Amari Cooper
2Andre Holmes
3Seth Roberts
WR21Michael Crabtree
2Rod Streater
WR31Rod Streater
TE1Mychal Rivera
2Clive Walford
3Lee Smith
4Gabe Holmes
LT1Donald Penn
2Khalif Barnes
LG1Gabe Jackson
2Jon Feliciano
C1Rodney Hudson
2Tony Bergstrom
RG1J'Marcus Webb
RT1Austin Howard
2Matt McCants
K1Sebastian Janikowski