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49ers GM Trent Baalke expects WR Michael Crabtree (foot) to return to action this Sunday.  He sat out Week 2 as he tries to get that bum foot healthy.  Crab is worth monitoring, but he's nowhere near a fantasy option until he proves he's at least close to 100%.

2:57pm EDT 9/18/11

49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) is inactive for today's game against the Cowboys.  San Fran would be smart to keep him sidelined until that foot heals up.  Braylon Edwards and Josh Morgan will start out wide today.

49ers WR Michael Crabtree was limited in practice all week as he continues to be plagued by a nagging foot injury.  "I'm feeling better every day," Crab said Friday. "I'm trying to get it right. I'm trying to get back on that field."  He's officially listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Cowboys.  Even if he's active, his snaps will likely be limited.  Crabtree shouldn't be in fantasy lineups.

49ers WR Michael Crabtree admitted that his foot was sore during the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Seahawks. An x-ray after the game came back negative, but it's worrisome that the ailment continues to linger.  Crabtree isn't a fantasy option until he proves that he's healthy.

3:24pm EDT 9/11/11

As expected, 49ers WR Michael Crabtree is active for today's game against the Seahawks.  It's a favorable matchup, but Crab is a risky fantasy option after missing all of training camp and the preseason.

49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) put in a full week of practice and will play against the Seahawks on Sunday. It's a nice matchup, but we'd still be hesitant to put Crab in starting lineups. He figures to be rusty after missing all of training camp and preseason. And San Fran's passing game looked awful in August.

49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) put in his first full practice of the season on Thursday.  Barring a setback, he'll play against the Seahawks this weekend.  It's a favorable matchup, but with Crab missing all of August, we'd play it safe and keep him on your bench for now.

49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) put in his first padded practice of the summer on Wednesday.  "He was running routes near full-speed during warm-ups and appeared to be running naturally," beat writer Matt Maiocco observed.  Crab is obviously getting closer to 100%, but his status remains iffy for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.  Keep him on your bench even if he ends up active.

49ers HC Jim Harbaugh considers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Seahawks.  "We'll see after a week of practice," Harbaugh said.  Even if Crab does suit up, he won't be a recommended fantasy play after missing all of training camp and preseason.

Despite returning to practice on Tuesday, 49ers WR Michael Crabtree is still not at 100%.  He's "still in rehabilitation mode," says beat writer Matt Barrows.  Crab reportedly caught some passes on Tuesday and ran routes at "half speed."  He won't play in the team's preseason finale and remains iffy for Week 1.

The 49ers have activated WR Michael Crabtree (foot) from the PUP list.  He'll likely get on the practice field today.  Crab has reportedly been attending meetings and learning HC Jim Harbaugh's offense, so he shouldn't be too far behind from that perspective.  It remains to be seen what kind of shape he's in, though, or what kind of chemistry he has with QB Alex Smith.  Crabtree won't be a recommended fantasy starter to open the season, but he's an intriguing bench stash if you can get him in the 10th or 11th-round.  With his raw talent, there's still upside here.

49ers beat writer Matt Barrows reports that WR Michael Crabtree underwent surgery on his foot just prior to training camp.  It explain why he's been out for the past 4 weeks.  It doesn't really impact Crab's fantasy outlook though -- just serves as a reminder that he's a red-flag injury-risk.  Crabtree is still hoping to get back on the practice field this week, although he's not expected to play in the team's preseason finale.  He remains iffy for Week 1.

49ers QB Alex Smith was benched for part of the 1st half of Saturday night's game against the Texans.  He completed 2 of 4 passes for 17 yards in his first 2 offensive possessions.  Rookie QB Colin Kaepernick then entered for 2 series before Smith returned to toss an incompletion and an interception.  Kaepernick finished the 2nd half and wound up 6 of 16 for 52 yards and a pick.  This passing game is looking real ugly.  Smith is still locked-in as the team's Week 1 starter, but Kaepernick could easily end up with more playing time this season.  It's all bad news for guys like Michael Crabtree, Braylon Edwards, and Vernon Davis.

49ers beat writer Matt Barrows notes that WR Michael Crabtree (foot) is out of his walking boot but has yet to begin running.  "Looks like it will be a couple of more weeks before Crabtree rejoins practice," Barrows adds.  Crab is still expected to be ready in time for Week 1, but we wouldn't consider that a lock.  He figures to get off to a slow start regardless.

49ers beat writer Matt Maiocco says the team expects to get WR Michael Crabtree (foot) back in 2 weeks.  Maiocco confirms that Crab isn't likely to see any action in the preseason, but that he's expected to be ready for Week 1.  But with just a couple weeks to prepare, look for Crabtree to get off to a slow start this season.

49ers beat writer Matt Maiocco confirms that WR Michael Crabtree (foot) is fully expected to be ready for the season-opener.  A team source believes Crab may be able to get on the field for some preseason action, but Maiocco expects the 'Niners to play it safe and hold him out until Week 1.  It's good news, but Crabtree is still missing valuable time to learn HC Jim Harbaugh's offense.  Expect him to get off to a slow start this year.

Turns out the foot injury 49ers WR Michael Crabtree has been dealing with is more serious than initially thought.  According to beat writer Matt Barrows, Crabtree could miss 4-6 weeks.  The longer end of that spectrum would knock him out for all of training camp and the preseason.  That'd be a big blow to Crab's fantasy outlook considering he's learning a new offense.  Barrows also reports that the 'Niners are looking to add a veteran receiver in case Crab isn't ready for Week 1.  As is stands now, Josh Morgan and Ted Ginn are behind him on the depth chart.  We just knocked Crabtree down our rankings.

49ers beat writer Matt Barrows hears from a source that the foot injury that kept WR Michael Crabtree out of most of the team's offseason workouts "is not serious." Per Barrows, Crabtree was "erring on the side of caution" and will be ready for the start of training camp. Good news, but we'll continue to monitor Crab closely this summer.

A lot was made earlier this offseason about 49ers WR Michael Crabtree's decision to not attend the first week or so of player-organized workouts.  But beat writer Matt Maiocco points out that Crab showed up for 7 of the 8 classroom sessions.  And as Maiocco puts it, "that was the important stuff, as quarterback/head coach/offensive coordinator Alex Smith installed a sizable portion of the 49ers' base offense."  Crabtree still has a long ways to go to reach his sky-high potential, but his 2011 offseason has been a lot more productive than most people think.
 

According to teammate Vernon Davis, 49ers WR Michael Crabtree's foot problems are more than just general soreness.  He didn't elaborate, but did say that he expects Crab to be ready for training camp.  Still, this is getting worrisome.  It's the same foot that he fractured and had surgery on prior to the 2009 draft.  Crabtree has been able to practice on a limited basis this week, but we'll continue to monitor him closely this summer.

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