San Francisco 49ers: Michael Crabtree Injury Unleashes Questions in Passing Game

May 24, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Fantasy geeks, rejoice. Vernon Davis might be in for a huge year.
With Michael Crabtree likely out for six months following surgery to repair his torn Achilles tendon, Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick must now find a way to replace the massive production they were looking to receive from their No. 1 option.
Enter Davis. Coming off the heels of two back-to-back playoff explosions—104 yards against the Baltimore Ravens and 106 yards and a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons—many were pegging Davis to have a huge year anyway.
With Crabtree on the shelf for at least the beginning of the season, Davis is now the clear-cut No. 1.
He’ll have to play like it if the San Francisco 49ers hope to weather the storm that Crabtree's injury has brought.
While the 49ers have become known for their physical running game, the promotion of Kaepernick last season opened the door for increased production in the passing game.
Crabtree was evidence of that. W...

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