Michael Crabtree, WR, Raiders: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Michael Crabtree, WR, Raiders

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #28 OAK Active 7 years 28 6'1 215 @KingCrab15
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2015 Outlook: Gamble (high risk)

Last updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs


Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): Crabtree has been very productive in TDs (6) in his last seven games, but his production in yards as been weak in four straight games (55, 50, 19, and 45). He has double digit targets in four of his last six games. For the season Crabtree has seven TDs and three 100-yard receiving games, while averaging 9.6 targets per game. In Week 5 he had four catches for 54 yards on nine targets against the Broncos. He'll face CB Aqib Talib in coverage who grades out as tough matchup. He is a player to avoid this week.

Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): After an early TD vs. the Titans, Crabtree was the odd man out in the WR production for the Raiders. He caught four of his eight targets for only 19 yards, but with a TD. He has three 100-yard receiving games and six TDs, with 9.4 targets per game. The Chiefs No.2 CB Marcus Peters has played better since the first three weeks of the year, but he did get beat multiple times by Maclin last week. Nice steady matchup, but his high price would point me elsewhere.

Update (11/25): Crabtree has been shockingly healthy and productive this season and has far outperformed expectations. Already this season he's caught 57 passes for 696 yards and five TDs. Those would have been considered pretty solid numbers for a full season for Crabtree. He has built a solid rapport with Derek Carr and the QB has really leaned on Crabtree when he needs a completion. Carr has already thrown his way 96 times through 10 games. Fantasy owners have to be pleased with his production.

Fantasy owners have been just dying for Crabtree to have his breakout season. Michael missed the first 11 games of the 2013 campaign due to a torn Achilles. He had 19 catches for 284 yards and one score in five games. In three playoff games that year, he caught 15 passes for 203 yards. It was good to see him on the field, but he wasn't ready to make the impact that he showed over his final eight games in 2012 (55 catches, 813 yards and 7 TDs). Last year, the 49ers struggled to get him involved in the offense; Crabtree didn't have one game with more than 100 yards receiving. He finished only two games with double-digit targets. On the year, he caught 68 of 108 targets for 698 yards and four TDs. Michael averaged only 10.2 yards per catch as QB Colin Kaepernick was running for his life (52 sacks). The Raiders will throw the ball far more often than San Fran did in 2014. Crabtree should catch at least 80 passes has an excellent chance of topping his career high in receiving yards (1,105 in 2012). He's a gift in drafts right now (ADP of 149, 56th WR off the board). I expect him to deliver WR2 numbers.

Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree

2015 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
Expert Mock
August 5th, 2015
12.03 RotoExperts/FNTSY @allinkid - He's always had the talent, he's just rarely been able to stay healthy. Now, he has an offensive improvement? maybe? Derek Carr might not be better than Colin Kaepernick but at least the Raiders will throw more. (Comments Added Thu Aug 6 4:07:31 p.m. ET 2
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