WR Michael Crabtree was back snagging Colin Kaepernick’s passes Friday, showing no signs of a hamstring injury that sidelined him most of the 49ers training camp.
Crabtree is unsure whether the coaches will have him play Sunday. But he claims he’s 100-percent healthy, not to mention 10 to 15 pounds lighter than he was upon last December’s comeback from an Achilles tear.
“I was fast enough to be on the field. But I wasn’t me,” said Crabtree, who had only one touchdown among his 34 catches over the final eight games, including playoffs. “You guys have been here long enough. This is going on my sixth year. You know when I’m at my best, you know when I ain’t looking right.”
Including three playoff games, Crabtree appeared in eight contests last season and averaged 4.3 catches for 61 yards and 0.13 TD. For a better indication of his potential for 2014, we should include the 10 games he played with Colin Kaepernick in 2012 (and in the 2013 playoffs). When those numbers are rolled in, Crabtree averaged 5.3 catches for 76 yards and 0.50 TD, which equates to 10.6 PPG, or strong WR2-type numbers.