If you were looking to spot a weakness in the San Francisco 49ers, their wide receivers would be atop your list.
Of course, it’s not that their starting group is poor, it’s just that their young reserves have been forced to take on duties they weren’t ready for due to injuries.
Both Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham have missed the entire season so far with injury, leaving Anquan Boldin as the only ‘starter’ on the field. That’s likely to change soon though as both Manningham and Crabtree are expected to return from their absences in the near future, Manningham earlier than Crabtree.
Knowing a return is imminent, the 49ers are reportedly feeling pretty confident in regards to their starting wide receivers:
Meanwhile, the 49ers feel good about finishing the season with Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin and Mario Manningham as their top three WRs.