He re-emerged down the stretch with Kirk last year as a flex ppr option. I read he was really starting to click with Smith in the preseason then pulled his hammy. I think he’ll be useful during byes & could develop into a viable WR3 option as the season progresses.
Idk if it’s so much that Smith prefers throwing to TE & RB, and not that those were the guys most likely to be working the short to intermediate stuff. Which happens to be where Crowder, as the slot has had success before.
I’d like to see him healthy for a couple games before I bail tho as no other WR has really emerged as the WR1 in Wash.