Michael Crabtree, WR, 49ers
|WR - #119||SF||Probable||6 years||26||6'1||214||@KingCrab15|
2013 Outlook:Last updated on Aug-19-2013 by Shawn Larabee
A freshly minted superstar, Crabtree was pushing to be one of the first wide receivers off the board in fantasy drafts this summer, but will now miss most or all of 2013 after tearing his Achilles tendon during OTA's. Score one for the holdouts. Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles last season and was back on the field just five months after surgery -- a remarkable recovery from an injury that can sometimes be career ending. Best to temper your expectations with Crabtree and plan instead for his return in 2014.
Brandon Lloyd's career looked like it was over after he spent all of last season without a roster spot anywhere. Now his career will continue and perhaps end where it began. Lloyd signed a one-year deal with the 49ers on Tuesday. The 49ers drafted Lloyd in the fourth round in 2003, and he spent three seasons there before moving on to the Redskins, Bears, Broncos, Rams, and most recently, Patriots.
Lloyd, who turns 33 in July, caught 74 passes for more than 900 yards in his one season with New England in 2012.
During his formative years in San Fran, Lloyd made some of the most ridiculous catches you will ever see. He also had a tendency to drop some easy chances. A decade later, I have no doubt that he can help a wide receiver group that doesn't have much to gloat about past Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin. But for fantasy purposes, he is probably worth only a flier in the last rounds of your draft, if that.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors4/16 - WR Brandon Lloyd signs with 49ers
4/10 - 49ers in contract discussions with WR Brandon Lloyd
Average Draft PositionMichael Crabtree was drafted in 100% of MyFantasyLeague.com leagues with an average drafting position of 7.00
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