San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
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Posted 6/17/2019 12:06 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis has impressed QB Jimmy Garoppolo and head Kyle Shanahan with his new physique and attention to detail. 'Dante's body is maturing,' Garoppolo said. 'He's coming out of breaks with power, he has speed.' 'He worked while he was away,' Shanahan said. 'He tried to get bigger. He worked more at his routes and he came here with the idea of 'Hey, I'm not just coming here to get better back in shape, I'm coming here to get better.''
Huddle Up: While it remains to be seen who will emerge as the top receiver in the San Francisco passing attack, Pettis is certainly a solid bet. He is set to open the year as a starter, and he flashed some upside at the end of last season. Consider him a WR4 with the upside to be a regular fantasy starter.
Posted 6/12/2019 9:06 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) hopefully will be a full participant when training camp begins, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: McKinnon will be competing with Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert for playing time during training camp, so fantasy owners will need to monitor the situation. He will have fantasy value in all leagues if he has a solid offensive role.
Posted 6/12/2019 8:06 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 12, because of hip tightness.
Huddle Up: Kittle will be fine for training camp and will continue to be a focal point in the passing game for the 49ers. He should be one of the first tight ends selected in all fantasy drafts.
Posted 6/07/2019 1:06 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis said he has been trying to add muscle to his frame and is up to 197 pounds. 'Just trying to gain a little more weight, get a little stronger,' Pettis said.
Huddle Up: Pettis flashed some upside as a rookie, but he also battled a few injuries. The pecking order for targets in San Francisco's receiving corps is up in the air, but Pettis could emerge as the top target after tight end George Kittle. He is worth a look as a WR4.
Posted 6/02/2019 1:06 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman's 'pass-catching prowess' should put him at the top of the depth chart, in the opinion of Bucky Brooks of, and Brooks believes Coleman can be a 1,000-yard rusher in head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense.
Huddle Up: Coleman has already put up big numbers with Shanahan when the two were together in Atlanta, and while it is a crowded backfield in San Francisco, Coleman appears to have the highest ceiling of the bunch. He should at least be a solid flex play with RB2 potential in PPR formats.
Posted 5/25/2019 9:05 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) is not participating in offseason workouts but is expected to be available for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: McKinnon will be competing with several other running back for playing time this upcoming season. Fantasy players will need to keep an eye on him during camp to see what role he will receive. He should have fantasy value in 2019 but may not be a weekly starting option.
Posted 5/25/2019 7:05 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman probably will receive the most touches among the running backs this upcoming season, in the opinion of NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.
Huddle Up: The 49ers have Coleman, Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert on the roster, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see the roles for the running backs. They have all been successful in the past and can have fantasy value if they receive a solid offensive role.
Posted 5/22/2019 5:05 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) won't be fully cleared for full-team drills until training camp, in part, because the team doesn't want to risk having defenders around his legs. Garoppolo has done work in 7-on-7 drills.
Huddle Up: Jimmy G will be a midrange option at the position in fantasy with maybe a little upside.
Posted 5/16/2019 4:05 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida said Wednesday, May 15, the team could feature a three-man running back rotation also involving Jerick McKinnon and Tevin Coleman. 'They've talked to us about it,' Breida said. 'They've said, 'Hey, we're going to use all you guys.' All three of us are going to be used a lot. I don't want to give away any secrets, but we're all going to be used in the offense.' It's still too early/unclear how snaps will be divided.
Huddle Up: There are ample fantasy points to be found with Kyle Shanahan running backs, but the current three-pronged outlook doesn't bode well for fantasy GMs at the moment. Hopefully you'll have ample time before your drafts to see if the picture takes on some clarity.
Posted 5/09/2019 6:05 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle saw 24.4 percent of his targeted passes when he was lined up in the slot in 2018, and he finished in a tie for fourth among tight ends in yards per route run from there, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: While it speaks to his ability to win from in-line as well as detached from the formation, it's fair to wonder if he will be as productive in 2019 with Dante Pettis as well as second-round pick Deebo Samuel also capable of manning the slot. Of course, Kittle could simply score more than the five touchdowns he did in 2018 to replace the targets he could lose. While there is reason to believe Kittle could fail to replicate his breakout campaign this year, he should still be one of the top three tight ends off the board this summer.
Posted 4/27/2019 6:04 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel is projected to start opposite WR Dante Pettis, according to NBC Sports' Matt Maiocco, who says the team will slide incumbent starting WR Marquise Goodwin into a smaller role to maximize his speed.
Huddle Up: Rookie receivers typically get overblown, but if Samuel starts in an offense designed by Kyle Shanahan and triggered by Jimmy Garoppolo you'd have to give him some late-round flier consideration.
Posted 4/18/2019 1:04 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle said Wednesday, April 17 that he suffered 'fractured cartilage' early in the Week 9 game in 2018 against the Oakland Raiders, meaning 793 of his 1,377 yards came while injured.
Huddle Up: Imagine what Kittle could do if he were 100 percent healthy and with his regular starting quarterback under center? He'll have tremendous expectations heading into 2019, and he is a must-start fantasy option, but it wouldn't be surprising to actually see him level off a bit, or even take a slight step back. He'll still be a fantasy stud, however.
Posted 4/17/2019 10:04 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) said he likely will wear a brace on his surgically repaired knee this upcoming season.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo is expected to be ready for training camp as long as he does not suffer any setbacks in his recovery. He has played well in the past and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some deeper leagues.
Posted 4/16/2019 5:04 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers PK Robbie Gould was absent from the team's facility Monday, April 15, the first day of the offseason program. He has yet to sign a one-year franchise tender that would pay him $4.97 million for the 2019 season. Gould is unhappy about the team's decision to apply the franchise tag and isn't interested in signing a long-term deal with the team before the July 15 deadline to do so.
Huddle Up: Gould led the league in field-goal percentage (97.1) in 2018, and he ranks second in NFL history in accuracy percentage. He'll be a strong fantasy option again in 2019.
Posted 4/05/2019 6:04 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RBs Tevin Coleman Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida, Jeffery Wilson and Raheem Mostert will ultimately decide who plays and how much each one plays, according to comments made by head coach Kyle Shanahan on the Adam Schefter podcast recently. 'Everyone keeps asking me that like I'm in charge of that or something,' Shanahan said with a laugh. 'It's up to the players. They will define their roles. That's kind of what's unique about this.'
Huddle Up: The common assumption since Coleman signed in March was that he would probably handle more carries than anyone else in this backfield in 2019, but it could easily be argued Breida was more impressive in 2018 than Coleman was at any point during his time with Shanahan in Atlanta. It is shaping up to be an unpredictable backfield, although McKinnon's role as the pass-catching back - assuming he is recovered from his ACL injury - would seem to be the most secure.
Posted 4/02/2019 2:04 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis should be one of the starting receivers for the 49ers next season, in the opinion of NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.
Huddle Up: Pettis had a solid rookie season with 467 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games. The team does not have a go-to receiver on the roster, so Pettis has a chance to see a lot of targets in 2019. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted 3/31/2019 6:03 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (knee), coming off an ACL tear, should be cleared for full participation at the start of training camp, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo first full season in San Fran only lasted three starts, but given Kyle Shanahan's system and the QB's promising 2017 finish, Garoppolo has definite QB1 potential and is worth a late mid-round draft gamble.
Posted 3/25/2019 4:03 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) will remain on the roster past April 1 and 'fits' into the team's plan for the 2019 season, according to general manager John Lynch.
Huddle Up: This should not come as a surprise despite McKinnon's ACL injury last summer given how much the team invested in him in free agency, as the goal was always to use him as a unique weapon in the passing game. That has not changed despite the emergence of Matt Breida and the addition of Tevin Coleman. McKinnon could still have some low-end RB2 appeal in PPR leagues, although owners may be frustrated with San Francisco's usage of its running backs from time to time in 2019.
Posted 3/16/2019 11:03 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman is expected to lead what could be a group of four active running backs on game days this season. Coleman and fellow RBs Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert would comprise the foursome.
Huddle Up: It's an admirable group, but this could be a nuisance for fantasy purposes. Coleman is the running back to own in San Francisco, but McKinnon and company really limit his ceiling. Both Coleman and McKinnon still possess PPR RB2 upside.
Posted 3/14/2019 10:03 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Jordan Matthews (Eagles) signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, March 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see how Matthews will be used in the offense. He has posted only 45 receptions and 582 yards over the last two seasons and probably can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Posted 3/14/2019 6:03 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman's two-year contract is worth $8.5 million. He will receive $3.6 million in the first year of the deal with no signing bonus. A maximum of $10.6 million can be earned with incentives.
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Posted 3/13/2019 9:03 pm UTC
Free-agent RB Tevin Coleman (Falcons) agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, March 13, worth $10 million, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Coleman has played for head coach Kyle Shanahan before but is role is uncertain with Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida on the roster. He could be a No. 2 running back in some fantasy leagues if he shares with only one back, but all bets are off if this is a three-way approach.
Posted 3/01/2019 4:03 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB and impending free agent Tevin Coleman is not expected to be retained in Atlanta with the team having too many other needs. 'Tevin's going to do well, wherever he is,' Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Wednesday, Feb. 27, at his NFL Scouting Combine news conference.
Huddle Up: With fellow RB Devonta Freeman injured and out most of the season, Coleman led the Falcons with 800 rushing yards and totaled 1,076 yards from scrimmage and nine TDs. However, he was a fantasy disappointment down the stretch with only three TDs and only one 86-total-yard-plus contest among his final eight games, and it's safe to say he's likely better as a complementary back in a timeshare rather than a leading man.
Posted 2/28/2019 9:02 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis came on strong at the end of 2018 and ended his rookie season with 467 receiving yards and five touchdowns, setting the stage for an important offseason and high expectations in 2019. 'We loved the way he closed this season. There's some maturation that I think is naturally going to come in terms of putting some girth on and some strength. I think this offseason is very important for him,' general manager John Lynch told the team's website.
Huddle Up: Many thoughts Pettis was overdrafted in the second round last spring as a slightly above-average college receiver with great return skills, but he emerged as the team's top threat at wideout by season's end and performed at a WR3 level in fantasy after the team's Week 11 bye. If he is featured next season in the same way he was toward the end of 2018. It's not out of the question he could push for 60 or 70 catches.
Posted 2/27/2019 6:02 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) is on schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament last year and is expected to be the No. 1 running back for the 49ers this season, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: McKinnon is a playmaker and a PPR RB1 candidate at his best, but Matt Breida is an underrated fantasy football running back. He totaled over 1,000 yards and five touchdowns in 2018 with McKinnon out. If McKinnon is hurt again or doesn't perform well enough, Breida will be chomping at the bit to take over.
Posted 2/18/2019 8:02 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent PK Robbie Gould is expected to be franchise tagged this offseason if a long-term deal is not able to be reached. Franchise tags for kickers are expected to be worth $5 million.
Huddle Up: Gould was the most accurate kicker in football last year, connecting on 33 of his 34 field-goal attempts. Even at 36 years old, Gould demands No. 1 fantasy kicker consideration.
Posted 2/16/2019 2:02 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis (knee) caught 24 passes for 371 yards and four touchdowns from Week 10 to Week 16.
Huddle Up: Pettis flashed his potential down the stretch, and he could be poised to break out in 2019 if both he and Jimmy Garoppolo are healthy.
Posted 2/03/2019 4:02 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is working to recover from the ACL tear that cut his 2018 season short, and his progress has impressed head coach Kyle Shanahan. 'He looks good, I'm not allowed to be working with him right now, but I was in the office a couple of days ago, I was stalking him while watching him out my window,' Shanahan said Friday, Feb. 1, during an interview with San Francisco radio station KNBR. 'He actually surprised me, he was running around, throwing, doing some stuff out of the pocket. I even had to call our trainer and ask 'should he be moving that much?' and he said he should be. It's cool to see.'
Huddle Up: By all continuing indications, Garoppolo's rehab progress appears to be ahead of schedule, and he'll be a solid QB1 sleeper candidate in drafts this summer.
Posted 2/03/2019 1:02 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said that the team has been in contact with representatives for PK Robbie Gould regarding a contract for the 2019 season. However, multiple sources claim that no deal appears imminent.
Huddle Up: The 36-year-old Gould had an excellent year in 2018, going 33-for-34 on field-goal attempts and 27-for-29 on extra-point attempts. He should be viewed as a solid placekicking option in all fantasy formats heading into 2019.
Posted 1/31/2019 4:01 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) hopefully will be able to participate in organized team activities this offseason, according to general manager John Lynch. Lynch said Garoppolo has not had any setbacks during his rehab.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo probably will be limited this offseason but could be on the field for some workouts if things continue to go well in his recovery. He likely will be ready for the start of the 2019 season and could be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
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