Fantasy Football Player News
Michael Crabtree | WR | San Francisco 49ers
Posted: 2/5/2014 11:00pm et
The San Francisco 49ers are expected to approach WR Michael Crabtree about a contract extension because he is entering the final year of his current contract.
Huddle Up: Even if Anquan Boldin returns he's at an advanced age for an NFL wideout, so the Niners need to lock up Crabtree to give Colin Kaepernick a solid downfield target. Makes sense to try to price him now after an injury shortened season rather than let him put up gaudy numbers and drive his price tag up heading into free agency.

Posted: 12/27/2013 11:48pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (ankle, wrist) practiced fully Friday, Dec. 27, and he is listed as probable for the Week 17 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Crabtree has looked better in each of his 4 outings and is coming off his first 100-yard receiving game of the season in Week 16. His presence has boosted Colin Kaepernick's fantasy passing stock as well.

Posted: 12/24/2013 12:44am et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree had 5 catches for 102 yards Monday, Dec. 23 in a 34-24 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Crabtree, playing his fourth game since returning from a torn Achilles', continues to look better each time out, and the only thing that was missing was a TD catch -- which went to fellow wideout Anquan Boldin (6-72).

Posted: 12/16/2013 11:05pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (hand) injured his left hand in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 15 game, but the injury isn't considered serious.
Huddle Up: Crabtree's reception total has increased in each of the 3 games he's played since his Week 13 return. He also on Sunday became the first 49er pass-catcher other than TE Vernon Davis and Anquan Boldin to record a TD catch.

Posted: 12/11/2013 11:17pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (ankle) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Dec. 11, due to an ankle injury.
Huddle Up: Crabtree is likely to start on Sunday but he could see a lot of Darrelle Revis. Crabtree is no longer on a snap count but shouldn't be trusted as anything more than a WR4/flex play this week.

Posted: 12/5/2013 1:21pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') is not listed on the injury report this week. He was able to fully participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: Crabtree debuted with 2 catches for 68 yards on 4 targets in Week 13, and look for the Niners to get him more involved as they ramp up their playoff push.

Posted: 12/2/2013 10:40am et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') posted two receptions for 68 yards in his regular season debut in Week 13 against the St. Louis Rams.
Huddle Up: He looked great in his return. Barring any setbacks, put him in your lineups forthwith.

Posted: 11/29/2013 7:05pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') practiced in full all week and will make his season debut against the St. Louis Rams in Week 13, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Huddle Up: Crabtree will likely be on a snap count, so fantasy owners would be wise to wait at least a week before inserting him into their lineups.

Posted: 11/27/2013 8:55pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: Crabtree is expected to make his season debut on Sunday against St. Louis. Just like with Percy Harvin, Crabtree's snaps will be monitored. Fantasy owners should keep Crabtree on the bench this week and wait until fantasy playoffs to use him.

Posted: 11/27/2013 9:51am et
The San Francisco 49ers waived QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson off the 53-man roster to make room for WR Michael Crabtree on the active lineup.
Huddle Up: This move means Crabtree is one step closer to returning to the field, and to fantasy lineups.

Posted: 11/26/2013 11:38pm et
The San Francisco 49ers officially activated WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') from the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Crabtree has conquered the tough part -- i.e. rehabbing and getting back on the active roster -- but it still remains to be seen how quickly the WR will be worked into a heavy rotation. Crabtree's path could mirror that of NFC West-rival Percy Harvin and the Seahawks, meaning he'll be brought along slowly as the Niners ramp up for the postseason.

Posted: 11/26/2013 5:22pm et
The San Francisco 49ers will activate WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') from the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Nov. 26. He's expected to play in Week 13.
Huddle Up: Great news for those who have held on to the Niners' WR all season and more good news for Colin Kaepernick owners, who on Monday night saw the QB have his best fantasy game (235 yards, 3 TDs) since the season opener.

Posted: 11/25/2013 4:29pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') will not play in the team's Week 12 game. The team will have to activate him from the Physically Unable to Perform list by Tuesday, Nov. 26, in order for him to be eligible to play in the final five games of the season.
Huddle Up: That game is tonight, not this coming Sunday, so we might see Crabtree in Week 13. Keep an eye on him.

Posted: 11/25/2013 11:12am et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') is looking like a game-time decision for Week 13. It would be a mild surprise if he plays.
Huddle Up: If you've been stashing Crabtree, looks like you won't get anything out of him until the fantasy playoffs at the earliest.

Posted: 11/21/2013 6:06pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') is likely to return to team drills this week, but is not likely to be activated until Week 13.
Huddle Up: Even after he's activated, it doesn't mean that Crabtree will play -- let alone take on a large workload -- right away so proceed with a good backup plan if you're counting on him for Week 13 or your fantasy playoffs.

Posted: 11/14/2013 12:15am et
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh would not rule out the possibility of WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') coming off the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list to make his regular season debut in Week 11. The team has an open spot on the 53-man roster, but might need it for another position due to injuries. 'I'm not going to make any predictions today on who that is, but we've been encouraged by (Crabtree's) progress and there's other options as well.'
Huddle Up: Crabtree almost certainly won't play this week. The best case scenario for fantasy owners is he returns in Week 13 or 14, where Crabtree would help out during the playoffs.

Posted: 11/11/2013 8:11pm et
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said he is not sure if WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') will be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list this week.
Huddle Up: With Percy Harvin now activated, the focus shifts to the other big-name NFC West WR on the comeback trail. Crabtree's return, though, is likely still a few weeks away.

Posted: 11/6/2013 11:09pm et
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') practiced with a non-contact jersey Wednesday, Nov. 6. He said he hasn't circled a date - or game - for his comeback on the calendar. 'Not at all. I'm just going day by day, how I feel,' he said. 'Getting to circling dates and rushing yourself to be ready by then - I feel like I just need to go one day at a time.'
Huddle Up: Crabtree isn't expected back this month. If fantasy owners are holding onto Crabtree, a best-case scenario would probably be he helps out during fantasy playoffs. The 49ers aren't going to rush him back because they want him to contribute for a run in the postseason.

Posted: 11/5/2013 8:30pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') has been cleared to practice Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Huddle Up: Those who have held on to Crabtree will be rewarded soon as the WR is right on schedule for a second-half return.

Posted: 10/7/2013 4:32pm et
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') is on schedule to be game ready by mid to late November.
Huddle Up: If you happen to have him stashed on your roster, this is excellent news. If not and he is available, try to gauge when you should pick him up. If you can afford to, the sooner the better.

Posted: 7/2/2013 11:59am et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') said he is ready to return to the gym for his next phase in his rehab.
Huddle Up: Crabtree appears to be right on schedule, and the Niners still are hoping for a late-November, early-December return -- just in time for the fantasy playoffs.

Posted: 5/23/2013 12:11am et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree has undergone surgery to repair his torn Achilles' tendon. Doctors believe Crabtree will miss six months; 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said he does not think Crabtree will miss the entire 2013 regular season.
Huddle Up: This is as good of news as can be expected, though a six-month timetable puts Crabtree back on the field in mid-November--and who knows if he'll be anywhere close to game shape at that point. Go ahead and stash him in a keeper league, but it's looking like Crabtree's fantasy contribution in 2013 will be minimal at best.

Posted: 5/22/2013 2:57pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during organized team activities Tuesday, May 21, and will undergo what could be season-ending surgery.
Huddle Up: Crabtree's injury wipes out what was expected to be a promising fantasy season; it also has a ripple effect throughout the 49ers, starting with a ding to Colin Kaepernick's fantasy value. A.J. Jenkins and rookie Quinton Patton are the most likely candidates to replace him in the 49ers' lineup, as Mario Manningham is still coming back from a torn ACL and Kyle Williams is more of a return man than a receiver. Don't rule out the 49ers looking for a veteran option to complement Anquan Boldin; Brandon Lloyd is a distinct possibility.