Michael Crabtree
WR OAK (10)
6 days ago

Crabtree caught seven passes on 13 targets for 60 yards in Sunday's 26-15 loss to the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Crabtree notched a season-high 13 targets in his return from a one-game suspension, while fellow starting wide receiver Amari Cooper missed a majority of the contest due to an aggravated left ankle injury. Crabtree's increased involvement didn't translate to fantasy prosperity, however, averaging just 4.6 yards per target and a long reception of 13 yards. If Cooper is forced to miss additional time, Crabtree could be in line for a similar level of volume in Week 15 against the Cowboys, especially if the Raiders fall behind early again.

Michael Crabtree
WR OAK (10)
2 weeks ago

Crabtree (suspension) was reinstated to the active roster Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The Raiders made do without Crabtree and Amari Cooper (ankle, concussion) in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Giants, getting big games from Marshawn Lynch and Cordarrelle Patterson, with Clive Walford, Seth Roberts and Johnny Holton also chipping in. Crabtree may find himself ideally positioned in Week 14 against the Chiefs, potentially facing one of the worst pass defenses in the league without Cooper around to compete for targets. Even if Cooper does make it back, both wideouts would be in a good spot.

Michael Crabtree
WR OAK (10)
3 weeks ago

The NFL reduced Crabtree's suspension from two games to one Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Crabtree was punished after a scuffle broke out with Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib on Sunday in which both players threw punches during multiple encounters. As a result, Crabtree will sit out Sunday against the Giants before preparing for a Week 14 matchup at Kansas City. With Amari Cooper (concussion/ankle) ailing at the moment, the Raiders promoted Isaac Whitney from the practice squad to bolster depth behind Seth Roberts, Cordarrelle Patterson and Johnny Holton.

Michael Crabtree
WR OAK (10)
3 weeks ago

The NFL has suspended Crabtree for two games without pay for violations of the league's unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Crabtree got in an altercation with Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib on Sunday that resulted in punches thrown by both parties. Talib was sentenced to the same punishment as Crabtree, though it's likely that both will appeal their suspensions. If the NFL doesn't grant Crabtree any mercy, the receiver won't be of service for either Week 13 or Week 14 -- the first week of the fantasy playoffs in most formats. Seth Roberts figures to step into the starting lineup in Crabtree's absence.

Michael Crabtree
WR OAK (10)
3 weeks ago4 Comments

Crabtree was ejected from Sunday's game against the Broncos, Vic Tafur of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

On the second play of the Raiders' second possession, Crabtree and Aqib Talib became embroiled in a shoving match down the left sideline that resulted in both throwing punches. Because the fight induced three ejections -- also, Talib and Raiders guard Gabe Jackson, who shoved an official -- Crabtree will likely be facing some sort of punishment this week. With Crabtree gone, the offense will turn to Seth Roberts, Cordarrelle Patterson and Johnny Holton to complement the other starting wideout Amari Cooper.

Michael Crabtree
WR OAK (10)
4 weeks ago

Crabtree caught six of 11 pass attempts for 51 yards in Sunday's 33-8 loss to the Patriots. He also converted a two-point attempt.

EDGE Analysis

While he led the team in receiving yards and targets in this one, he has only eclipsed the 60-yard mark once since Week 5, and he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 8. Still, he remains David Carr's favorite option through the air, and as such will at least be a solid option in PPR leagues. The 30-year-old has a difficult matchup against Denver's elite secondary in Week 12, but has a slew of better opportunities in the weeks following.

Michael Crabtree
WR OAK (10)
2 months ago

Crabtree brought in three of seven targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Crabtree made up for a sluggish and inefficient night in spectacular fashion, bringing in a two-yard touchdown throw on the third of three untimed downs at the end of the game. The veteran receiver went low and towards the pylon to make the grab, which was easily upheld upon review. The nine-year veteran's nose for the end zone has led to touchdown receptions in three straight contests and six overall in six contests. The explosive re-emergence of fellow pass catcher Amari Cooper on Thursday did eat into Crabtree's targets on the night, but continued strong play opposite him can only help the latter over the long term by taking away defensive attention. Crabtree will look to be more efficient with his opportunities versus the Bills in Week 8.

Michael Crabtree
WR OAK (10)
2 months ago

Crabtree hauled in six passes for 52 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets during Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Crabtree has emerged as quarterback Derek Carr's go-to receiver during Amari Cooper's slump of a season thus far, as the former has caught 25 passes and five touchdowns through five games played. Crabtree's first-quarter score against the Chargers put the Raiders on top early, but Oakland's aerial attack remained relatively quiet throughout the remainder of the contest. Crabtree will look to post the sixth touchdown of his 2017 campaign on Thursday against the Chiefs.

Michael Crabtree
WR OAK (10)
2 months ago

Crabtree hauled in six passes for 82 yards and a touchdown on eight targets during Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Crabtree, who missed the Raiders' Week 4 loss to the Broncos due to a chest injury, bounced back with his fourth touchdown grab of the season as he led the Raiders in receiving on Sunday. Fellow receiver Amari Cooper continued his slump in Week 5, elevating Crabtree's importance to the team's aerial attack with Derek Carr (back) in line to return within the next couple of weeks. Crabtree has yet to surpass the 100-yard mark in a single contest so far this season, but will look to do so in Week 6 against the Chargers.

Michael Crabtree
WR OAK (10)
2 months ago

Crabtree (chest) practiced fully Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The same applies to fellow wideout Amari Cooper, thus putting the duo in line to play Sunday against the Ravens. With Derek Carr having suffered a transverse process fracture in his back in Week 4, EJ Manuel is in line to start at QB for Oakland this weekend, a context that figures to represent a hit to Crabtree's bankable fantasy upside this week.