Three and out: Where is Crabtree?

Greetings fantasy enthusiasts, here is what is shaking in the fantasy world on a Thursday.

Alex Smith organizing 49ers workouts: Smith is acting like he will return to the 49ers by organizing team workouts, not quite a surprise considering that coach Jim Harbaugh has been vocal about his return. The biggest story is that WR Michael Crabtree is not a part of the workouts, which is kind of a surprise from a guy who never held out and has seemed like such a model teammate (yes, that was a joke). Crabtree has been a huge fantasy disappointment, and his current attitude leads me to believe that is not going to change any time soon. Honestly, Crabtree needed to be in Harbaugh’s camp, and the fear is that the lockout is going to really hurt him.

Tom Brady, too: The Patriots are working out, and in traditional fashion, the team is being awfully secretive about the whole thing. Yes, that is hard to imagine about the Patriots. They are usually so forth-coming. But no cameras are allowed and the team is asking Boston College to keep people away. That leads to the obvious question, is the college security being asked to keep an eye out for WR Randy Moss, who I could imagine would try to sneak into the team’s workouts?

Chris Cooley doesn’t expect Donovan McNabb to return: Cooley joined NFL Network on Wednesday and said that he doesn’t expect McNabb to return, and that Kyle Shanahan has the complete trust of his father to run the offense. The offenses designed by the younger Shanahan have been known to favor the tight end, so that is good news for Cooley, who had a 77 receptions and 849 yards last year. But how about more touchdowns, as he had only three last year?

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