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49ers | Michael Crabtree on target for late-season return?

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') will be placed on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list Wednesday, July 24, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh. However, the team believes Crabtree has a strong chance to be available late in the regular season. "Talking to the doctor, and talking to Michael, (I) feel very good about where he is right now," Harbaugh said. "(I) wouldn't categorize it as 'ahead of schedule' because he's just starting now to start moving on it. It's been just healing so far. But it looks great. That's the words of the doctors."

Fantasy Tip: Crabtree might begin the season on the reserve PUP list, and he would be eligible to return anywhere from Week 7 to Week 13. Fantasy owners on draft day need not bother with him unless you have flexibility of reserve space, injured spots and/or flexibility. It's possible he misses most or all of the fantasy regular season.

2013-07-22 20:59:39 | Source: - Matt Maiocco

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