Michael Crabtree, WR, N/A
2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jul-05-2014 by Brad Kruse
Crabtree developed into a nice weapon for San Francisco, although it took a few years. He battled foot problems, which took him off course to throughout his career. From 2010 to 2012, his reception total gradually increased from 55 to 72 to 85. In 2013, he missed most of the year with injury. This season could serve to be a comeback year for him. He'll have both Anquan Boldin and Stevie Johnson as teammates and they form the best 49ers' receiving corps in years. Kaepernick trusts Crabtree and even wanted to make sure there was money available to extend Crabtree's contract before he signed his own extension. Targets may be tough to come by on this team due to the 49ers' commitment to smash-mouth football. He should meet his career highs with 70 to 80 receptions. We rank him as a mid-end WR2, which is a very bullish projection.
Editor's note: Now in his sixth season, this is last call for Crabtree. Many fantasy owners have already written him off due to his sky-high stat projections; however, if Boldin can produce like a WR2 for fantasy owners (which he did last year), so can Crabtree at his 44.33 ADP.
2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|3.11||FFToolbox - Scott - The myth that Crabs was in someway a soft player were dispelled last season when he recovered quickly from a torn achilles and played through the pain. He and CK have good chemistry and should get back to attacking defenders.|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|3.12||SiriusXM Fantasy - A Full season of Kaepernick to Crabtree sign me up for 80 catches and close to double digit touchdowns|
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