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2014 Fantasy Football: Predicting The Stats For WR Michael Crabtree

Predicting The Fantasy Stats For WR Michael Crabtree

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To help you form a draft strategy this fall, here is a full fantasy football statistical prediction for San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree.

Games Played – 15

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Games Played – 15

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Crabtree has had bad luck as far as injuries go. He has only played a full 16-game season once in his last three years and seems to be a fixture on the injury report. Needless to say, the wideout will be a long shot to play 16 games this season.

Receptions – 81

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Receptions – 81

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San Francisco is not afraid to run the ball 30-plus times a game, which occasionally will cut into Crabtree’s targets. He will go over 80 catches in 2014, but it won't be by much.

Receiving Yards – 1,085

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Receiving Yards – 1,085

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Crabtree has averaged 65.7 yards per game with Kaepernick as his quarterback. He will be busy game after game and won’t be held out of the stat column too often. He will easily have another 1,000-yard campaign.

Yards Per Catch – 13.4

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Yards Per Catch – 13.4

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Crabtree doesn’t necessarily have breakout speed, but he has consistently averaged 13 yards per reception throughout his career. The wideout will sit right around that average this fall.

Touchdowns – 8

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Touchdowns – 8

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Crabtree may lose the occasional red zone target to tight Vernon Davis, but Crabtree will easily haul in more than five TDs this fall.