Crabtree caught two passes on as many targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Chargers. He finishes his 2017 campaign with 58 receptions (on 101 targets) for 618 yards and eight touchdowns in 14 games. Crabtree logged just 17 snaps in the Raiders' gloomy season finale, resulting in a spell of frustration from the starting receiver as he totaled two catches on five targets throughout the last two games combined. Despite such a disappointing conclusion for the 30-year-old, Crabtree's eight touchdowns and 58 receptions led the team in 2017. Although his contract includes two more years with the Raiders, Crabtree's future may not be concrete as the team elected to fire head coach Jack Del Rio after Sunday's loss, while additional changes to the coaching staff could be made throughout the offseason as well. Crabtree will enter his ninth year in the league battling late-season frustrations after a campaign in which he posted his lowest catch and yardage totals since appearing in five games with the 49ers in 2013.
Crabtree (hamstring) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Chargers, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Crabtree was bothered by his hamstring during Monday's 19-10 loss to the Eagles, failing to haul in any of his three targets while logging an unusually low 45-percent snap share. His quick recovery is good news for the Oakland offense heading into a tough Week 17 matchup against a hot Chargers defense that is still fighting for a playoff spot. The Chargers put top cornerback Casey Hayward on Amari Cooper (ankle) in the first meeting between these teams, limiting the third-year wideout to five catches for 28 yards on six targets, while Crabtree hauled in six of 10 passes for 52 yards and a score.
Crabtree was bothered by his hamstring during Monday's 19-10 loss to the Eagles, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. This helps to explain why Crabtree was held without a catch on three targets and saw limited playing time in the second half. Another update should be available later Wednesday when the Raiders release their initial injury report for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Crabtree was targeted three times and didn't catch any passes in Monday's 19-10 loss to the Eagles. The zero-catch day marked Crabtree's worst performance of the season, not counting the Nov. 26 game against the Broncos when he was ejected after five plays for unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness. The invisible showing was especially surprising given that Crabtree had been targeted a combined 30 times over the previous two weeks. Crabtree probably won't get shut out again in Week 17, but a matchup against a tough Chargers secondary doesn't set the veteran up well to deliver a bounce-back effort.
Crabtree caught seven of 17 targets for 39 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys. Crabtree again saw a massive workload with Amari Cooper (ankle) out of the lineup, seeing most of his action in the short-to-intermediate area of the field. Both of his scores came from within yards of the goal line, and he's now up to eight touchdowns on the year, one short of his career high. If Cooper is again forced to sit in Week 16, Crabtree should again be a target magnet while operating as quarterback Derek Carr's clear-cut No. 1 option. However, he'll be up against the Eagles' third-ranked pass defense.
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