San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree made his season debut during Week 13 against the Rams. Crabtree hadn’t played a snap since tearing his Achilles tendon in May. The 5th year man out of Texas Tech caught 2 of his 4 targets for 68 yards in his first start of the season. One of them being a 60 yard catch and run delivered by quarterback Colin Kapernick.
Towards the second half of the 2012 season, Kapernick found his favorite target in Crabtree. Crabtree averaged almost 100 yards and a touchdown in his last 8 games of the year.
Crabtree is currently owned in 78% of CBS leagues and if available is worth a roster spot on your team.
It might take a game for the former Red Raider to restore the chemistry he shares with his quarterback, but his targets should rise week to week. He might be a marginal flex start in Week 14 against the Seahawks but has great potential in Week 15 vs the Falcons.
If Crabtree’s snap count and production increase this Sunday consider starting him Week 15 as a strong flex with upside. Crabtree could be the spot start that helps you get into a fantasy championship game.