The San Francisco 49ers’ road to the Super Bowl XLVII has been somewhat unexpected this season.
One of the most surprising players during their Super Bowl run has been wide receiver Michael Crabtree. The once forgotten fantasy football star has finally matured into a number one receiver and one can’t help but wonder if the off-season acquisition of future Hall of Famer, Randy Moss, has had anything to do with Crabtree’s sudden maturation.
Many people already threw in the towel on Crabtree’s NFL career, but the former Texas Tech superstar is still only 25. He had the best season as a pro this past year by grabbing 85 balls for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns. Crabtree has finally emerged as a legitimate fantasy contender on the outside.
Crabtree has shockingly gone over the 100-yard mark in three of his last five games. He has also grabbed six touchdowns over that stretch. Crabtree may be entering the game with issues regarding his recent sexual assault charges, but as far as football is concerned, he couldn’t be playing better right now.
Crabtree has really shown what kind of physical wideout he can be this season. He is consistently outworking defenders downfield and will be next to impossible for the Ravens to cover every play. Expect Crabtree to get behind Ed Reed and company at least once in the game.
The receiver will be one star that stands out in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans and will easily go over 100 yards for fantasy football playoff league owners.