Stock Watch: Michael Crabtree falling 

September, 21, 2010
The defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints won Monday night's game, but I felt a few San Francisco 49ers players performed well from a fantasy football perspective despite their team falling to 0-2. Quarterback Alex Smith is already a safe backup fantasy quarterback, and someday when he cuts down on the turnovers he could be more than that. Frank Gore remains one of the top running backs in the game, bouncing back from a tough Week 1 with a standout 28-point effort. Tight end Vernon Davis is, frankly, impossible to cover by opposing defenses, and he's in the top three at his position.

Michael Crabtree
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesMichael Crabtree had a nifty 32-yard catch Monday ... but it was the only catch he had.

Then there's wide receiver Michael Crabtree. With him, I'm starting to wonder when the hype will match the results.