By Chad Samuels.
Those that follow the NFL draft realized that this year would be the year of the rookie Wide Receivers. In fact, several rookies have already made themselves known this season such as Percy Harvin, Jeremy Maclin and Johnny Knox.
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One player that received the hype, but not the production, is 49ers WR Michael Crabtree.
This is mostly due to a lengthy holdout that kept him away from the team for the first five weeks of the season. Since then Crabtree has worked out with the team, has been named the starter and has been learning more packages to play in weekly.
Two weeks ago, Crabtree had five receptions for 56 yards, and last week he had six receptions for 81 yards. Even in seasonal leagues, Crabtree has fantasy value and this week he is going to deliver it. Crabtree is the best wide receiver on the 49ers team who will play the Tennessee Titans at home.
Whether you look at the last three weeks, five weeks or entire season, the Titans have been the worst team in allowing fantasy points to wide receivers. Crabtree is very likely to put up 100 yards receiving and a touchdown. Start him this week. If he is still a free agent in your fantasy league, then snatch him up...