Overall Ranking

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    SF 30 @ GB 22

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    DET 19 @ SF 27

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    SF 13 @ MIN 24

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    SF 34 @ NYJ 0

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    BUF 3 @ SF 45

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    NYG @ SF

  • Week 7 - Oct 18

    SEA @ SF

  • Week 9 - Oct 29

    SF @ ARI

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    STL @ SF

  • Week 12 - Nov 19

    CHI @ SF

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    SF @ STL

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    SEA 17 @ SF 33

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    DAL 27 @ SF 24

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    SF 13 @ CIN 8

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    SF 24 @ PHI 23

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    TB 3 @ SF 48

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    SF 25 @ DET 19

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    bye

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    CLE 10 @ SF 20

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    SF 19 @ WAS 11

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    NYG 20 @ SF 27

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    ARI 7 @ SF 23

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    STL 0 @ SF 26

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    SF 19 @ ARI 21

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    PIT 3 @ SF 20

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    SF 19 @ SEA 17

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    SF 6 @ SEA 31

  • Week 2 - Sep 20

    NO 25 @ SF 22

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    SF 10 @ KC 31

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    SF 14 @ ATL 16

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    PHI 27 @ SF 24

    9 receptions

    105 rec yards

    1 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    OAK 9 @ SF 17

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    SF 20 @ CAR 23

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    DEN 16 @ SF 24

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    bye

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    STL 20 @ SF 23

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    TB 21 @ SF 0

  • Week 12 - Nov 29

    SF 27 @ ARI 6

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    SF 16 @ GB 34

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    SEA 21 @ SF 40

  • Week 15 - Dec 16

    SF 7 @ SD 34

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    SF 17 @ STL 25

    6 receptions

    122 rec yards

    1 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    ARI 7 @ SF 38

  • Week 1 - Sep 13

    SF 20 @ ARI 16

  • Week 2 - Sep 20

    SEA 10 @ SF 23

  • Week 3 - Sep 27

    SF 24 @ MIN 27

  • Week 4 - Oct 04

    STL 0 @ SF 35

  • Week 5 - Oct 11

    ATL 45 @ SF 10

  • Week 6 - Oct 18

    bye

  • Week 7 - Oct 25

    SF 21 @ HOU 24

  • Week 8 - Nov 01

    SF 14 @ IND 18

  • Week 9 - Nov 08

    TEN 34 @ SF 27

  • Week 10 - Nov 12

    CHI 6 @ SF 10

  • Week 11 - Nov 22

    SF 24 @ GB 30

  • Week 12 - Nov 29

    JAC 3 @ SF 20

  • Week 13 - Dec 06

    SF 17 @ SEA 20

  • Week 14 - Dec 14

    ARI 9 @ SF 24

  • Week 15 - Dec 20

    SF 13 @ PHI 27

  • Week 16 - Dec 27

    DET 6 @ SF 20

  • Week 17 - Jan 03

    SF 28 @ STL 6

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Michael Crabtree

San Francisco 49ers

2009 - 2011 Statistics

                          RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY






                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm


2011 Stats           1         6      0           72        114       874    4         112.0      7.5


2010 Stats           0         0      0           55        101       741    6         110.1      6.9


2009 Stats           0         0      0           48         86        625    2          74.5      6.8





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2012 Pros and Cons

(+)Coach Harbaugh has stated that Crabtree has the best hands of any player he has ever seen


(+) Alex Smith has been looking for Crabtree more and more often as his targets has increased each year


(+) Crabtree had 4 or more catches in 11 games last season including his last 7 games of the season


(+)With the addition of new fire power (Manningham & Moss) the 49ers offense will be much improved and defenses will not be able to key in on Crabtree


(+) With Gore aging the 49ers are not going to rely on the run as much this season


(-) Coach Harbaugh has publicly stated that Randy Moss is the best wide receivers of the 49ers


(-) All the additional weapons to both the passing and running games will make it hard for Crabtree to see 114 targets again next season


(-) Crabtree is a true possession receiver who lacks big play ability and therefore lacks big upside


(-) Scored only 4 TD’s last year, 3 of which were against St. Louis (2 in week 17 thanks a lot), the other was against Cleveland


(-) Alex Smith is still his QB and has yet to prove himself as consistent which hurts Crabtree

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2009 Review

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Crabtree’s first year in the NFL started off with a bang.  Oh, no wait, it didn’t.  In fact, it might have to be considered one of the slowest starts to such a highly anticipated career in recent memory.  His 5-game holdout to begin the season turned out to be a piss-poor decision, yet Coach Mike Singletary was undeterred by his absence enough to still give him a starting job right out of the gate.  So what did the Crabby rookie do with his opportunity?  Not nearly as much as expected, as Crabtree failed to record a single 100-yard game over the final 11 games of the season and caught just two TD passes in the process.  However, he did exhibit his rare talents and exceptional size enough to be targeted by QB Alex Smith almost 8 times a game, so it’s clear that the promise of Michael Crabtree still weighs heavily in the minds of football fans and fantasy owners alike.  It may not have been the explosion the NFL world was bargaining for, but he still showed enough potential to keep us all on the edge of our seats come 2010.


~  Ranked 65th in the league with 72.5 WR fantasy points (basic scoring system)


~  Tied for 96th in the league with 2 receiving touchdowns


~  Ranked 60th in the league with 625 receiving yards


~  Ranked 36th in the league with 56.8 receiving yards per game


~  Tied for 70th in the league with 48 receptions


~  Tied for 63rd in the league with 86 targets


~  Tied for 51st in the league with 10 receptions of 20+ yards


~  Tied for 78th in the league with 27 catches for first downs


~  Tied for 107th in the league with 196 yards after the catch (YAC)


~  Set career best in all major statistical receiving categories

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2010 Fantasy Outlook







(Sung to the lyrics of “‘O Christmas Tree”) Oh Crabby Tree, Oh Crabby Tree, How Lovely Is Your Upside…  2010 promises to be a much better year for the young 49ers receiver for a bunch of reasons.  First, he’ll actually get to work with the team and QB Alex Smith during the offseason instead of rehabbing and sitting by the phone waiting for the ‘Niners front office to cave in to his demands.  Second, the coaches will have routes drawn up in the playbook made specifically for him now that they know exactly what they are dealing with.  Third, the emergence of TE Vernon Davis will have defenses scrambling to find the best matchups, an ingredient which will open the field more for Crabtree to roam.  Another couple of components that look in favor of a possible breakout are that fellow starter Josh Morgan is a good enough WR to command the opposing team’s attention, while the addition of speedster Ted Ginn Jr. will extend defenses past the middle of the field, which happens to be Michael’s comfort zone.  Add all this up and you’re looking at solid fantasy year for #15, likely in the middle WR2 range.


~ A full, healthy offseason with the team will make all the difference, and his chemistry with Alex Smith should be rolling


~ His skill level is off the charts, and if used properly, he will have every opportunity to put up WR1-type numbers


~ The 2009 holdout and foot injury are both in the past


~ How committed to the run are the 49ers?

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Twitter

Michael does not have a Twitter account.  The official Team Twitter account comes through here:  49ers Player Tweets


 


 


Follow Pyro® on Twitter @pyroman1ac

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Check out Michael Crabtree's EA Sports NCAA 9-like college stats his two years as a Texas Tech Raider. 41 TDs in his first two seasons as a WR (Crab was a QB in high school):


michael crabtree's college stats at texas tech


 


 



Michael Crabtree did not participate in the 2009 NFL Combine due to a foot injury. Hence the Pyro character we have of him.


 


Here are some college highlights:








 


Read this great story written by Dawgmaticå:


Chopping Down The Cherry Crabtree


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Contract

In October of ’09, Crabtree ended an extended holdout to start his rookie season by signing a six-year, $32 million contract that included $17 million guaranteed.  In addition, another $8 million is available through incentives, plus he can void the contract down to five years if he reaches some “unlikely to be earned” Pro Bowl and playing-time triggers.  Yet another clause in his contract says that $15 million of Crabtree’s available escalators is based on him taking part in at least 90% of annual offseason workouts.  The year-to-year details are listed below:


2010 – $2.287 million


2011 - $3.875 million


2012 - $3.5 million


2013 - $4.5 million


2014 - $3.5 million (Voidable Year)


2015 – Free Agent

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Josh Morgan is the handcuff to Crabtree, though he dropped 2 easy TDs last year and ended up to be a huge disappointment

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

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College Stats

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Injury Report

Green

Crabtree had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot back in early March of '09, but that injury is far behind him. We'll give him the green, as we don't foresee him being an injury-prone type of guy

Crabtree to meet Sherman this week

Sherman, of course, is a compelling figure in the 49ers-Seahawks series given his not-so-cuddly relationship with Jim Harbaugh, his former coach at Stanford, and the fun he’s had at the 49ers’ expense in the teams’ last two meetings.

In the Seahawks’ 42-13 win in December, Sherman had an interception, returned a blocked field goal for a 90-yard touchdown and limited Michael Crabtree (4 catches, 65 yards). In Seattle’s 29-3 win in September, Sherman made Anquan Boldin invisible (1 catch, 7 yard), celebrated an interception by boogying on the sideline with the SeaGals and patted Harbaugh on the rear after the game.



Pyro's take: When Crabtree is on the field it is likely that he will see a large dose of Richard Sherman. That is bad news from a fantasy perspective. It is also bad news for the receivers as a group.

The Seahawks are dominating defense, as if you didn't already know that, and are third best against receivers allowing only 14.4 points per game to all receivers. While Kaepernick has been playing better, this is just the type of match-up that can set you back. Crabtree can pay dividends, just not this week.

Same can be said for Anquan Boldin.

12/07/13, 06:50 PM CST by Houdini
Source: blog.sfgate.com

I'd pick this fella up.

Michael Crabtree is practicing with his team... just getting acclimated, nothing that will happen to quickly... but a top 10 wideout is available in most leagues and will play this season.

Pyro's take: If you have a bench spot and a team that will be in the fantasy post season, this is a guy that could help you down the stretch... if you are looking for #FF points right now, Crabby isn't your guy.



11/09/13, 02:05 AM CST by d-Rx
Source: www.sfchronicle.com

Michael Crabtree could be back by mid-November

Coach Jim Harbaugh expects top 2012 wide receiver Michael Crabtree to return to game action in mid- to late November after recovering in quick fashion from a torn right Achilles tendon that required surgery.

"It's been very good. It's more November, middle to late November is kind of what we're hoping for," Harbaugh said. "He seems to be on track for that. That's what we're hopeful for, being able to play."

Crabtree recently resumed running as a significant step in his progress.

"I catch it now and then, sometimes even when we're practicing he's doing his rehab work, pretty much talk to him every day and things seem to be going well," Harbaugh said. "He's been very positive and very upbeat and feels like things are progressing well."

Pyro's take: Well, if Crabtree is able to get back by then it would be a major increase to the wide receiver talent of the 49ers. It would also be a major boost for Colin Kaepernick, who has struggled with no other weapons besides Boldin and Davis.

This return would also get Crabtree back before the fantasy playoffs. So...If you have a spot that can hold on your roster and did not grab Percy Harvin, then don't miss out on Crabtree. This is the type of waiver wire add that could win you fantasy playoff games and a championship.

10/07/13, 08:56 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.sfexaminer.com

Crabtree suffers hip contusion, should be fine

In the game against the Cardinals on Monday night, 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree sustained a hip contusion but returned to finish the game.

Pyro's take: Crabby is just fine and shouldn't miss any practice time this week. He's been getting a lot of targets lately and has decent fantasy playoff matchups against Philly in Week 15 and Detroit in Week 16. Think about using him as a WR3 for your team these next couple of games.

12/15/09, 11:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.sfgate.com

Crabtree set to make his Pro debut

49ers first-round pick wide receiver Michael Crabtree is active and set to make his professional debut against the Houston Texans today.

Pyro's take: Like we said earlier in the week, we wouldn't blame you for waiting to see how Crabby fits into this offense, but something tells us he's going to make a big splash in his debut...

10/25/09, 11:00 AM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nfl.com

Crabtree to get equal share of plays on Sunday

"When you look at Isaac Bruce, Josh (Morgan) and (Michael) Crabtree, they're all going to play about the same. It just depends on how the game goes and the flow of the game," 49ers coach Mike Singletary said.

Pyro's take: It's tough to advise starting a rookie playing in his first game, especially when that player missed all of the preseason and training camp, but something tells us Crabby is going to score this weekend. Give him a week to find out how he fits in, but remember this call when he takes home a football after Sunday's game.

10/23/09, 07:00 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: blog.pressdemocrat.com

Crabtree to play "a lot" according to Singletary

When asked about his plan to play wide receiver Michael Crabtree a lot in his first game, 49ers coach Mike Singletary responded with, "the most important message is we want to win."

Pyro's take: We're not buying that Crabby will play "a lot" in his first game. He'll get some PT, that's for sure, but it's tough to figure on a guy learning enough about a team's offense in two weeks to play as much as Singletary is making it out to be. We'd keep him on your fantasy football bench for a week to see how things play out.

10/21/09, 03:00 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Crabtree to debut as a starter?

49ers wide receiver Josh Morgan told The Press Democrat today he was informed that Michael Crabtree and Isaac Bruce will be the starting receivers on Sunday. Coach Mike Singletary confirmed by saying there is a "strong possibility" of that happening.

Pyro's take: Morgan stayed at the team's practice facility over the bye week to help Crabtree learn the position. "I'm helping him learn my position and take my position," said Morgan.
Selfless, yes, and admirable, but not doing anything for his fantasy football value.

10/19/09, 06:30 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: blog.pressdemocrat.com

Crabtree will definitely make debut in Week 7

49ers coach Mike Singletary confirmed today that wide receiver Michael Crabtree will definitely be making his pro debut in Week 7 against the Texans.

Pyro's take: Well it's about freakin' time! Those of you fantasy football players who held onto the prima donna, looks like you'll finally get to find out if it was worth it or not...

10/14/09, 04:00 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Crabtree to work with coaches during bye week

49ers newly-signed wide receiver Michael Crabtree will stick around in San Francisco during the team's bye week to work with coaches on learning the offense. “He’s already had his bye week,” coach Mike Singletary said.

Pyro's take: Crabtree has taken enough time off to cover the next few years of byes. The team wants him to be ready to get into the 3rd-down offense as quickly as possible. Keep Crabby on the end of your fantasy football bench for now.

10/13/09, 11:15 AM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.pressdemocrat.com

Crabtree to work out of slot to start

Offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye believes that the best way to break wide receiver Michael Crabtree into the offense is to play him in the slot on third downs. "I think it will be easier if he had a concentrated package," Raye said. "And right now, in my mind, that would be the third-down package."

Pyro's take: One of Crabtree's worries was that he wouldn't be able to put up big numbers in Jimmy Raye's offense, and he's right. The 49ers are a run-first team, period. Crabtree's fantasy football value isn't more than as a WR3 or flex player this year.

10/08/09, 03:30 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.sacbee.com

Crabtree contract worth $32 million

The contract 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree signed today is for six years, $32 million with $17 million guaranteed. The final year can be voided, making it a five-year deal, but Michael must either qualify for two Pro Bowls, or he must qualify for one Pro Bowl in one year and he must participate in 80 percent of the offensive snaps in a separate year in which the team makes the playoffs.

Pyro's take: Basically, this is a six-year deal for sure, and the 49ers got him for a steal. With Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, Anquan Boldin, Steve Smith, DeSean Jackson, Greg Jennings, Roddy White, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, the other Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks, Johnny Knox, and Percy Harvin in the same conference, making the Pro Bowl just once would be an accomplishment.
With Crabtree not playing for at least a of couple weeks, like we said, his fantasy football value is minimal until Week 10 at least.

10/07/09, 05:00 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

49ers receive two-week roster exemption for Crabtree

The San Francisco 49ers were allotted the use of a two-week roster exemption by the NFL for the newly signed rookie Michael Crabtree.

Pyro's take: They needed it, as Crabtree is at least two weeks behind the curve in learning the 49er offense and getting into game shape. Again, Crabby won't have a fantasy football impact until at least Week 10, so stash him on your bench until then.

10/07/09, 03:15 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Crabtree agrees to terms with 49ers

Wide receiver Michael Crabtree agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers on a six-year contract that can void after five years if he reaches production goals in two of the first four years of the deal. If he fails to reach those goals, the sixth year will only pay him $4 million.

Pyro's take: There were no specifics to tell whether the 49ers gave in to any of Crabby's demands, but we're betting that somehow both sides came out winners on this one. We still feel Crabtree won't have a fantasy football impact until at least Week 10. It will take time to get acclimated to the pro game, learn the playbook, and work himself into game shape. Keep him on your bench for now.

10/07/09, 10:45 AM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Crabtree could sign in next couple of days

Earlier today, first-round holdout Michael Crabtree and his agent, Eugene Parker, met with 49ers chief negotiator Paraag Marathe. Later, Crabtree left the building alone, presumably to let Parker and Marathe work out the final details to a contract that finally gets the wide receiver out on the field of play.

Pyro's take: Just making the meeting happen pretty much assures that Crabtree will sign. The real question is, does it matter? He doesn't know the playbook, probably isn't in true game shape, has no rapport with his QB, and still needs to gain acceptance from his coach and teammates. Our guess is that he has no impact on the fantasy football world until at least Week 10, and maybe not at all.

10/06/09, 09:45 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: blog.pressdemocrat.com

Crabtree to renew negotiations with 49ers

49ers first-round pick wide receiver Michael Crabtree left for San Francisco from Tampa on Monday to meet his agent, Eugene Parker, so that they can begin negotiating with the club on a contract for this year.

Pyro's take: Who's Michael Crabtree again? Oh wait, is he the guy who plays Oliver Twist and constantly says, "Please sir, can I have some more?"
The Niners aren't about to up their offer, so we'll see how the Crabbytree takes the news this time around.

10/05/09, 06:30 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: sports.espn.go.com

Michael Crabtree boarded a plane headed for the Bay today...

ESPN's Calvin Watkins reports that Crabtree has agreed to renew contract talks with the 49ers. Crabtree boarded a plane from Tampa to San Francisco on Monday, and his agent will be in town Tuesday. The Niners have until November 17 to get Crabtree under contract or he becomes a free agent in 2010.

Pyro's take: Later Crabbytree! Nothing like a little winning to humble him. It will be interesting to ponder his fantasy value if something were to get figured out.

10/05/09, 04:00 PM CDT by
Source: sports.espn.go.com

All quiet on the Crabtree front

The 49ers 2009 first-round pick, wide receiver Michael Crabtree, and his agent Eugene Parker haven't spoken with anyone in the 49ers management for two weeks.

Pyro's take: There's also a rumor that Parker is telling people that there is a team out there who said they would be willing to pay Crabtree 40 million over four years, but we're not buying it.
If you still have the whiny holdout on your fantasy football team, you might want to think about ditching him now.

09/29/09, 08:15 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

49ers to send modified offer to Crabtree?

San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary said on Monday that the team is considering sending wide receiver Michael Crabtree a modified contract offer sometime soon.

Pyro's take: Talk about rookie mistakes! After winning on the road against the defending NFC champs without their unsigned first-round draft pick, Samurai Mike should have realized that the team now has the clear upper-hand in negotiations with Crabtree. Hopefully he hasn't stifled the progression of the situation because of his boneheaded maneuver.

09/14/09, 03:15 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Michael Crabtree ready to sit out the season?

Former 49er and current game analyst at KPIX in San Francisco, Eric Davis, claims that San Francisco first-round pick WR Michael Crabtree is willing to sit out the season if the 49ers don't up their contract offer to him.

Pyro's take: Davis knows people in Crabtree's camp, so there might very well be some truth to this report. It would be a shame to miss out on watching the super-talented wide receiver this year, but the 49ers are taking the correct stance for themselves and for the league. If just one player upsets the rolling pay-scale for rookies, the NFL and teams will start to see multiple player holdouts every year from then on. Until Crabtree learns the effect his demands have on the rest of football, continue to bump him down your draft day rankings.

08/28/09, 06:00 AM CDT by
Source: www.sfgate.com

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