Michael Crabtree | WR | San Francisco 49ers
Posted: 11/28/2014 12:12am et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (ribs) left the team's game with a rib injury Thursday, Nov. 27, but he was able to return after being examined by trainers.
Huddle Up: Crabtree finished with only 3 catches for 10 years on a brutal offensive night for the Niners (164 total yards) and hopefully you didn't start him against a surging Seattle D that's starting to resemble last season's dominant unit following back-to-back 19-3 division wins.
Posted: 11/11/2014 6:18pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree made it a point to voice his frustration about his role in the offense when interviewed about making a big fourth-down catch in the Week 10 win over the New Orleans Saints. Crabtree was pulled from many first- and second-down situations against the Saints. "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," Crabtree said.
Huddle Up: Crabtree, who has 40 catches among 68 targets for 424 yards and three TDs this season, has been completely overshadowed by fellow wideout Aquan Boldin (51-of-77 for 635 yards and 3 TDs). He hasn't had more than five catches or 62 yards in a game since Week 3 and doesn't belong in the majority of fantasy lineups -- or even on rosters -- until his production ramps up.
Posted: 9/5/2014 7:42pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (calf) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 5, and is listed as questionable for Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Crabtree is fully expected to start against one of the worst defenses in the NFL on paper. He's locked in as a high-end WR2 this week.
Posted: 9/4/2014 10:33pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree was a limited participant in practice because of a calf injury Thursday, Sept. 4.
Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs counting on a healthy Crabtree after he missed most of last season recovering from an Achillies' tear are back to monitoring injury reports before the season even begins. See if Friday's prognosis is any brighter.
Posted: 8/9/2014 2:56pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (hamstring) should return to practice in the near future, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Huddle Up: The 49ers aren't going to rush Crabtree back in the preseason. He already has a good chemistry with QB Colin Kaepernick. The situation should be monitored but as long as Crabtree is ready to go by Week 1, he'll be locked in as Kaepernick's top receiver.
Posted: 8/2/2014 11:31am et
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (hamstring) is nursing a sore hamstring, and he should be back within two weeks.
Huddle Up: Crabtree will miss some practice time and perhaps a preseason game but he's in no danger of missing the season opener. Crabtree should have a big year as Colin Kaepernick's favorite receiver in what is expected to be a more wide-open 49ers' offense this season.
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).