Loss of WR Crabtree won't move 49ers' futures, spreads

May 22, 2013 |
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree has a torn Achilles tendon and will require potential season-ending surgery. But despite the loss of their top downfield threat, the Niners' futures and early game spreads will not be adjusted.

"Don't see any impact right now," Ed Salmons, an oddsmaker for the LVH Superbook in Las Vegas told Covers. "We will observe the 49ers during the preseason to see if the injury has any real impact. Most likely (Anquan) Boldin takes his spot and (Mario) Manningham slides over to the second receiver position so they should have more production than (Randy) Moss and Crabtree from last year. They also drafted a receiver in the fourth round who may help them."

The Texas Tech product suffered the injury while participating in organized team activities Tuesday. Crabtree led the 49ers in receptions (85), targets (126), receiving yards (1105), touchdowns (9) and had no fumbles in what was his best season yet with the NFC West club.

Cantor Gaming has listed the 49ers as early 4-point favorites over the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.

San Francisco is currently +650 (Bet365) to take the Super Bowl and the LVH Superbook has their season win total at 11.5.

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