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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 caught 10-of-11 targets for 80 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's Week 3 loss to the Cardinals.
Looking as spry as he has since tearing his Achilles' tendon in May 2013, Crabtree more than doubled his 2014 catch total, and posted his second straight 80-yard game. After being limited by a calf injury in Week 1, Crabtree has reasserted himself as Colin Kaepernick's clear No. 1 option. With 19 catches for 187 yards and two scores through three games, he's settling in as a high-end WR2. Sep 21 - 7:50 PM

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Michael Crabtree caught seven passes for 82 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's loss to the Bears.

Crabtree was the clear No. 1 option, drawing a team-high nine targets. He got wide open for a three-yard touchdown in the first quarter, but the majority of his yardage didn't come until the 49ers' final two drives. Crabtree's calf injury is no longer an issue. He's an upside WR2 for Week 3.
Sep 15 - 1:26 AM

Michael Crabtree (calf) is practicing in full this week.

Crabtree started after suffering a calf injury in practice last week, but played on just 37 of the 49ers' 58 offensive snaps. His Week 2 status was never in doubt. As the No. 1 option in San Francisco's passing attack, a healthy, full-practicing Crabtree is an upside WR2 play this week against the Bears.
Sep 10 - 8:04 PM

Playing through a calf injury, Michael Crabtree caught 2-of-4 targets for 25 yards in San Francisco's Week 1 win over the Cowboys.

It was a worst-case scenario for fantasy owners, as Crabtree simply wasn't needed as Dallas mistakes staked San Francisco to a 21-3 lead 10 minutes into the game. Crabtree did not appear to be moving at full speed, and will likely miss more practice time this week. Until he proves he's back to 100 percent health, he'll be a risky WR2. Chicago travels to San Francisco in Week 2.
Sep 7 - 7:53 PM

Michael Crabtree (calf) is active for Week 1 against the Cowboys.

Crabtree was supposedly a true game-time decision, but 49ers reporters were never overly concerned about his status. He can be fired up as a WR2, albeit one with some injury risk as he plays at less than 100 percent health. Inactive for the 49ers are QB Josh Johnson, WB Quinton Patton, CB Chris Cook, DL Tank Carradine, DL Quinton Dial, RT Anthony Davis and G/C Marcus Martin. Jonathan Martin is starting in Davis' absence, while RG Alex Boone will come off the bench.
Sep 7 - 3:03 PM

According to FOX's Jay Glazer, Michael Crabtree (calf) is a "true" game-time decision for Sunday's Week 1 game against the Cowboys.

The media covering the 49ers has not been alarmed over Crabtree's status and fully expected him to play. However, this calf strain is apparently more serious than the Niners have let on. We'd still lean toward Crabtree suiting up in this dream matchup, but we won't know for sure until roughly 3pm ET. Owners should have pivots in the late games at their disposal. Stevie Johnson and Anquan Boldin would be the top-two wideouts of Crabtree can't go.
Sep 7 - 12:50 PM

Michael Crabtree (calf) is fully expected to play in Sunday's Week 1 game against the Cowboys.

Crabtree is officially listed as questionable, but no one is expecting him to be limited in this dream matchup. He's a rock-solid WR2.
Sep 7 - 11:55 AM

Michael Crabtree (calf) will return to practice on Thursday, and feels "good to go" for Sunday's opener against the Cowboys.

He was officially listed as "limited." Crabtree's Wednesday absence appears to have been purely precautionary. Now more than 15 months removed from tearing his Achilles' tendon, Colin Kaepernick's No. 1 receiver will be a borderline WR1 for a game that has serious shootout appeal in Dallas.
Sep 4 - 3:58 PM

Michael Crabtree missed Wednesday's practice with a calf injury.

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco considers Crabtree's availability for Sunday's bout with Dallas "not known." This is the second leg injury Crabtree has endured since the beginning of training camp, when he was shelved by a hamstring pull. Crabtree missed most of 2013 with an Achilles' tear. We'll keep a close eye on Crabtree's calf injury for the remainder of the week. Hopefully, it's no big deal and he'll return to practice on Thursday.
Sep 3 - 8:00 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3Marcus Lattimore
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Brandon Lloyd
4Kassim Osgood
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Quinton Patton
3Bruce Ellington
WR31Quinton Patton
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Derek Carrier
4Garrett Celek
5Asante Cleveland
K1Phil Dawson