Week Seventeen Analysis: Michael
Crabtree looked strong on Monday against the Falcons, reeling in five catches
for 102 yards. The 49ers pay a visit to the Cardinals this week, a team Crabtree totaled 13 catches, 244
yards, and four touchdowns against in two games last year. Arizona has an
awesome defense, but there's a good chance Anquan Boldin draws primary coverage
from Patrick Peterson, making Crabtree a viable WR2 option.
Week Sixteen Analysis: Michael Crabtree continued to work his way back from a torn Achilles tendon, and he took a major step with a toe-tapping touchdown that was the first wide receiver score for San Francisco from anyone not named Anquan Boldin. Crabtree didn't play as many snaps as the week before, but the Niners had the game well in hand by the fourth quarter, and that's most certainly the reason. The 49ers host the Falcons on Monday night, who have surrendered more than 175 yards and a touchdown per game to receivers. Crabtree will be a vital cog in any type of championship run, so look for him to be active on Monday as he continues to return to form.