Midterm report card: Michael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree is the 49ers leading receiver for the second season in a row.

He seems slightly faster and quicker than he was a year ago. On the other hand, his yards per catch average are down to 11.3, 85th-best in the NFL and more than a yard lower than his career average.

AdvancedNFLstats.com ranks Crabtree as the 42nd-best wide receiver in the NFL this season. They credit adding a .4 percent win probability to the 49ers.

Crabtree had a fantastic game against Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals overrated secondary on Monday night football, catching two TD passes. Crabtree now has 3 TD catches on the season, which ties him for 31st-best in the league.

He ranks 18th in YAC with 176 yards after the catch.

He is the 49ers No.1 receiver, but on most teams he would probably be a No.2. Still, he’s performed well in his No.1 role this season.

MIDTERM GRADE: B+.

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