San Francisco 49ers: 4 Options to Replace Michael Crabtree

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Michael Crabtree may have gone down with an Achilles injury, but the 49ers aren’t going to go down with him.

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s favorite target shockingly succumbed to a devastating injury in a stunning twist, one that has left the 49ers scrambling to find a replacement. The 49ers acquired Anquan Boldin (who will start at one of San Francisco’s two outside receiver spots) in the offseason, and they added some playmakers in the draft as well.

But can anyone step up and help make up for the loss of Crabtree, who caught 55 passes for 823 yards and seven touchdowns in his last eight games? It will be hard to replace Crabtree, but it can be done.

How can the 49ers replace Crabtree? Here are four possible receivers who can step up alongside Boldin and assume Crabtree’s role.