Michael Crabtree WR SF 28 Days

Crabtree (knee) caught 4-of-4 targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over Arizona.

It was an unremarkable performance Sunday, just like his season, which ends with a disappointing 68 receptions for 698 yards and four touchdowns. Anquan Boldin had his second straight 1,000-yard season in San Francisco, and thoroughly outproduced the younger Crabtree in 2014. Jim Harbaugh officially coached his last game for San Francisco on Sunday, so it will be interesting to see what the new regime thinks of Crabtree, as he'll be a free agent this offseason.

Michael Crabtree WR SF 28 Days

Crabtree (knee) is listed as active Sunday versus the Cardinals.

Since injuring his knee on Thanksgiving Day, Crabtree has accrued 13 catches (on 18 targets) for 80 yards, and 14 of those targets occurred in a Week 14 loss to the Raiders. A reversal of fortune thus appears unlikely against an Arizona defense that has surrendered 13.0 YPC, but just one touchdown grab to wideouts in the past seven games.

Michael Crabtree WR SF 1 Month

Crabtree (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against Arizona.

Crabtree's knee is evidently bugging him a bit, but the probable designation indicates it won't be a major factor in his Sunday performance. Still, after such a disappointing season, it's not an ideal matchup for Crabtree to face off against Arizona.

Michael Crabtree WR SF 1 Month

Crabtree (knee) was a full practice participant Wednesday, the 49ers' official site reports.

Crabtree's receiving yards have deceased from the previous week in three of the last four games, a stretch in which he's gathered in 16 balls (on 21 targets) for 90 yards and no scores. With a pitiful 5.6 YPC during that span, he'll be hard-pressed to turn it around Sunday against a Cardinals secondary that has given up 13.0 YPC but just one touchdown reception to wide receivers in the last seven contests.

Michael Crabtree WR SF 1 Month

Crabtree (knee) had one catch for five yards in Saturday's overtime loss to the Chargers.

Crabtree, who came into this game listed as questionable with a knee injury, may have aggravated the injury early on because he hardly played in this contest. He spent much of the game on the sideline with a baseball cap on and only entered the game in overtime after the 49ers lost a couple of other receivers to injury. Given his recent level of output, you're probably better off looking elsewhere for WR help in Week 17.

Michael Crabtree WR SF 1 Month

Crabtree (knee) is active for Saturday's game against San Diego.

Crabtree's knee issue is significant enough that it kept him out of Wednesday's practice while limiting him Thursday and Friday. Between his own struggles, his knee ailment and the struggles of the 49ers offense as a whole, it's hard to get excited about Crabtree's fantasy prospects for Saturday.

Michael Crabtree WR SF 1 Month

Crabtree (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against San Diego.

Crabtree logged limited practices Thursday and Friday, so he seems to have a decent chance at suiting up. With the 49ers offense in complete disarray at this point, Crabtree doesn't have much obvious fantasy appeal either way, however.

Michael Crabtree WR SF 1 Month

Crabtree (knee) was a limited practice participant Thursday, the 49ers' official site reports.

Crabtree bumped up from no activity Wednesday, placing him on a path to active status Saturday versus the Chargers. While he has averaged only 9.9 YPC over the last five contests, San Diego's defense can be exploited, after giving up five touchdown catches to wide receivers in the past four games.

Michael Crabtree WR SF 1 Month

Crabtree (knee) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Crabtree has been a victim of Colin Kaepernick failing to surpass 200 yards passing in four of the last five games, as the wideout has accrued 23 receptions for 228 yards and one touchdown during that stretch. In addition to occasional incompetence on offense, Crabtree has been dealing with a knee injury suffered in Week 13 against the Seahawks, but of course, he's played through the ailment. Barring a setback, expect him to do the same Saturday against the Chargers.

Michael Crabtree WR SF 1 Month

Crabtree had three catches (on three targets) for 19 yards in Sunday's loss at Seattle.

A week after being useful in PPR leagues, Crabtree continued his disappointing season. We'd like to give him somewhat of a pass, given the quality of the opponent, but the veteran WR completely disappeared in two games versus Seattle this year, catching a total of six passes for 29 yards. He'll look to bounce back Saturday against the Chargers.