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Crabtree only gained 27 yards on three catches (seven targets) in Sunday's blowout loss to the Broncos.

A pretty disappointing performance from Crabtree considering the 49ers were playing from behind and throwing the ball for the majority of the game. He and Anquan Boldin continue to split the majority of the targets in this offense, but neither has stepped up and become consistent fantasy options.

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Crabtree caught 3-of-8 targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 31-17 win over the Rams.

Crabtree had a 32-yard touchdown at the end of the third quarter but was otherwise mostly quiet. He and Anquan Boldin have shared the honor of being Colin Kaepernick's favorite receiver, as Crabtree has 44 targets through six games, compared to 45 for Boldin. With Vernon Davis and Stevie Johnson also occupying key roles in the passing game, there simply aren't enough targets available for Boldin or Crabtree to post big numbers on a consistent basis. Neither wideout has a 100-yard game or multi-touchdown outing through the first six weeks of the season.

Michael Crabtree WR SF 18 Days8 Comments

Crabtree (foot) had just one catch on four targets for 16 yards in Sunday's win over Kansas City.

After briefly leaving last week's game against Philadelphia with a foot injury, Crabtree struggled to produce Sunday, although his lack of involvement wasn't necessarily associated with his foot issue. While the veteran Crabtree is not making many big plays (he's averaging just 9.8 yards per catch), he's been getting plenty of looks, receiving at least eight targets in three of the last four games.

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Crabtree (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Crabtree is at full strength heading into a matchup with a stingy Kansas City pass defense. The matchup isn't ideal, but Crabtree could benefit from a few extra targets that would normally go to Vernon Davis, who is inactive with a back injury.

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Crabtree (foot) is probable for Sunday's game against Kansas City.

Crabtree's Week 4 game against Philadelphia was a disappointment, but he might see even more than the eight targets he saw a week ago since Vernon Davis (back) appears unlikely to play. Crabtree seems like a safe WR2 play in most formats.

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Crabtree (foot) practiced in full Wednesday, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.

After leaving Sunday's win against the Eagles for a short time due to a foot injury, Crabtree fended it off by hauling in five balls (on eight targets) for 43 yards. The 49ers' corps of receivers could be without Vernon Davis (back) and Vance McDonald (knee) in Week 5 against the Chiefs, thereby affording Crabtree plenty of looks from Colin Kaepernick. Crabtree has received a combined 28 targets over the last three games.

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Crabtree (foot) took part in practice Wednesday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Crabtree, who entered Sunday's game against the Eagles with a quadriceps concern, spent a portion of the outing on the sideline due to an injured left foot. With eight or more targets in each of the last three contests, he's one of the primary focuses of Colin Kaepernick's progressions, especially with Vernon Davis enduring back spasms at the moment. Consequently, continue to watch Crabtree's status closely as the weekend draws near.

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Crabtree (foot) had five receptions on eight targets for 43 yards in Sunday's win over Philadelphia.

Crabtree left the game in the first quarter with a foot injury, but returned, and was able to finish the game. He dropped a pass at one point, and was wide open on what would have been about a 20-yard touchdown in the second half, but Colin Kaepernick threw a terrible pass that the wide receiver could not get to. Assuming his foot is not an issue next week, he should bounce back against Kansas City at home.

Michael Crabtree WR SF 25 Days

Crabtree, who left Sunday's game against the Eagles in the first quarter with a left foot injury, was able to return to the contest.

Great news for the 49ers, given Crabtree's history of foot woes, though it's possible that the issue might end up limiting the wideout at practice next week.

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Crabtree left Sunday's game against the Eagles in the first quarter with a left foot injury, csnbayarea.com reports.

Prior to leaving the game, Crabtree caught a two-yard pass. We'll continue to monitor Crabtree's status, but it's worth noting that he's had issues with the same foot in the past.