San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
NFC West | 12-3-0
Rank: 2nd
Avg Yds
Rank: 7th
Avg PYds
Rank: 22nd
Avg RYds
Rank: 1st
Posted 4/06/2020 9:01 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers restricted free-agent WR Kendrick Bourne signed his one-year tender offer Monday, April 6. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Bourne is expected to compete for a starting job during training camp and should have a solid role in the passing game. He probably will be a late round pick in most fantasy leagues.
Posted 4/05/2020 1:21 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel ranked second among rookies with 961 yards from scrimmage in 2019 despite tying for second in the NFL with seven drops, and Nick Wagoner of believes Samuel's role 'will only continue to expand' in his second season.
Huddle Up: Samuel became a Swiss Army knife-type weapon for the San Francisco offense, adding 159 yards and three scores on the ground to his receiving totals. If he can cut down on the drops, 1,000-plus yards from scrimmage and WR3 production should be on tap.
Posted 4/04/2020 9:33 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida may not make the final roster next season because of the other running backs on the roster, in the opinion of NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.
Huddle Up: Breida fell behind Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert on the depth chart this season and could be on the trade block this offseason. He could be a solid backup for a team, but his fantasy value is uncertain at this point.
Posted 4/04/2020 9:24 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon likely will make the final roster if he can stay healthy because he can be a third down back and a target in the passing game, in the opinion of NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.
Huddle Up: McKinnon has dealt with injuries over the past few seasons and would only see a handful of touches if he stays with the 49ers. He probably would only have some value in point-per-reception leagues.
Posted 4/04/2020 9:18 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Kendrick Bourne likely will be one of the starting receivers for the 49ers next season even if they select one in the first round of the draft, in the opinion of NBC Sports Nay Area's Matt Maiocco.
Huddle Up: Bourne was more of a factor in the second half of the 2019 season with all five of his touchdowns in the last eight games. He also posted 88 yards and one touchdown in the postseason. He can be considered late round option in fantasy drafts.
Posted 4/03/2020 5:03 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle leads all players with an average of 8.6 yards after catch per reception over the last two seasons.
Huddle Up: Kittle is hitting his prime entering his fourth season, and is an elite TE1 by almost any metric. If you're going to reach for a tight end in your fantasy draft, Kittle is a more than worthy prize.
Posted 3/28/2020 5:42 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida is a potential candidate to be traded, in the opinion of
Huddle Up: Breida saw a decline from his career numbers of 2018 (1,075 total yards, five TDs), totaling 743 yards and two scores last season. More alarmingly, he only had nine rushing attempts for 19 yards during the Niners' three-game ground-heavy run to the Super Bowl and with San Fran already rostering Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson and possibly getting Jerick McKinnon back after a pair of seasons missed to injury, don't be surprised to see Breida dealt.
Posted 3/17/2020 8:34 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers restricted free-agent WR Kendrick Bourne received a second-round contract tender Tuesday, March 17.
Huddle Up: Bourne excelled as a red-zone target of QB Jimmy Garoppolo in 2019, and he's expected to operate as the No. 2 or 3 receiver in 2020. He's worth a late-round flier with plenty of touchdown upside, despite what may be an unstable role.
Posted 3/17/2020 8:19 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers restricted free-agent RB Matt Breida was tendered at a second-round level Tuesday, March 17, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Breida will return to the backfield mix alongside Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon in 2020. He's likely to begin the season as the No. 3 option from the group and won't be worth much thought on draft day.
Posted 3/17/2020 7:28 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon agreed to a restructured contract Tuesday, March 17, and will return to the team for the 2020 season, according to a source.
Huddle Up: McKinnon hasn't played a game for the Niners since signing a four-year, $30 million contract in 2018. Even if healthy to start 2020, he's now squarely behind Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida. He won't be a fantasy option heading into the season.
Posted 2/26/2020 11:14 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin could be traded this offseason, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan Wednesday, Feb. 26. 'We'll have him come back and compete. If that doesn't work out, we could always possibly trade him,' Shanahan said. 'There's a lot of things that are open, but I don't have that exact answer yet.' Shanahan went on to cite the salary cap as a potential reason for a trade.
Huddle Up: Goodwin slipped down the depth chart behind Deebo Samuel, Emmanuel Sanders and Kendrick Bourne when healthy last season. With Sanders set to hit free agency, Goodwin could move back into a No. 2 or No. 3 role, but he wasn't too effective even when healthy last season. He finished the season with 12 receptions on 21 targets for 186 yards and a lone touchdown in nine games. He doesn't warrant much fantasy consideration in early drafts.
Posted 2/26/2020 12:23 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will remain the team's starting quarterback for the long-term, according to general manager John Lynch Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'We're extremely proud of Jimmy and committed to Jimmy moving forward. He's our guy,' Lynch said, per Jennifer Lee Chan of 'The room for growth has not come close to hitting the ceiling.'
Huddle Up: Garoppolo has drawn the ire of fans for his unimpressive passing numbers in the playoffs and in Super Bowl LIV. He was highly efficient in the 2019 regular season while completing 69.1 percent of his pass attempts for 3,978 yards and 27 touchdowns against 13 interceptions. His fantasy allure will remain capped as long as the Niners stay committed to a run-first attack and he'll enter 2020 drafts as a mid-tier QB2.
Posted 2/25/2020 8:21 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida is likely to receive an RFA tender, according to David Lombardi of The Athletic Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Huddle Up: Breida took a back seat to Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman during the Niners' run to Super Bowl LIV. He totaled 743 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns in the regular season while starting just five games. He should be viewed as the team's third option in the backfield if he returns in 2020.
Posted 2/25/2020 8:17 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon will be asked to take a pay cut for the 2020 season, according to general manager John Lynch Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Huddle Up: McKinnon has yet to play a regular-season game for the Niners due to multiple injuries. If he's kept on the roster for 2020, he won't carry much fantasy value behind Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida.
Posted 2/14/2020 3:54 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Jalen Hurd's (back) back injury is healed, and he is expected to be ready for the start of the offseason program in April.
Huddle Up: Hurd lost a majority of his rookie season to injuries, but his size should make him a great fit in San Francisco's physical, run-heavy offense. He could be worth a late-round flier in 2020.
Posted 2/14/2020 3:17 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis needs to show a 'much greater sense of urgency' in 2020, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: After showing promise at the end of his rookie year, Pettis finished with just 11 catches in 2019, disappearing from the offense. Fantasy owners can leave him on the waiver wire to open the 2020 season.
Posted 2/14/2020 2:31 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo's 31 pass attempts of 20 or more yards in 2019 were tied for 29th in the league and were the fewest among quarterbacks who started all 16 games.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo had a handful of big performances last year, and 15 of his 27 touchdown passes came in four games. With the 49ers leaning heavily on the run, the big plays and big games are likely to remain sporadic for Garoppolo in 2020. Consider him a QB2.
Posted 2/06/2020 7:02 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB JImmy Garoppolo will remain the team's starting quarterback, head coach Kyle Shanahan said in an interview released Thursday, Feb. 6.
Huddle Up: Despite the 49ers' 2019 success, Garoppolo had an up-and-down season and finished 15th overall among fantasy QBs. He'll remain a solid QB2 option in one of the league's top offenses.
Posted 2/05/2020 8:32 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon said he hopes to remain with the 49ers and indicated that he would be open to restructuring his contract.
Huddle Up: McKinnon missed the entire 2019 season because of an injury and is behind Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida on the depth chart. Fantasy players can keep an eye on his situation because he may have some fantasy value if he joins a new team.
Posted 2/03/2020 7:01 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida did not play a single offensive staff in Super Bowl LIV, according to Greg Auman of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: Breida is set to become a restricted free agent in March. It's unclear why he became the forgotten man in San Francisco's backfield so quickly, although his role dried up shortly after he fumbled twice in a Week 15 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Breida has done enough during his time in San Francisco to draw some interest from other teams, but his fantasy prospects look bleaker now than they did at the same time last year.
Posted 2/02/2020 5:08 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle likely will receive a lucrative contract extension this offseason.
Huddle Up: Kittle has been one of the top tight ends for several years and will continue to be a main target in the passing game for the 49ers moving forward. He will be a must-start option in fantasy leagues in 2020.
Posted 2/01/2020 10:15 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers DE Nick Bosa was named the 2019 Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year Saturday, Feb. 1.
Huddle Up: Bosa racked up nine sacks, 47 combined tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in his rookie season. He appeared in all 16 games with 14 starts. He'll be making life difficult for opposing quarterbacks for years to come and should be among the league's sack leaders on a routine basis.
Posted 1/31/2020 8:06 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 31, and is not on the injury report for Super Bowl LIV.
Huddle Up: Coleman likely will be sharing playing time with Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida during the game but may still have a solid role in the offense. He can be considered a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted 1/30/2020 7:28 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel has had more receptions (62) in his rookie season (including playoffs) than former 49ers WRs Jerry Rice (53) and Terrell Owens (36) did in their first pro seasons and has as many 100-yard games (3) as Rice and Owens had as rookies combined.
Huddle Up: Samuel, a second-round pick, has especially come on strong late this season, totaling 331 total yards, including 110 rushing, and two touchdowns over the Niners' last four games, including a pair of postseason contests, and that's despite the team's notorious lack of passing in the playoffs. Even when not catching passes, though, Samuel has had at least one rushing attempt in 10 of 18 games (17 rushes total) this season, including three carries for 49 yards in the postseason so far.
Posted 1/30/2020 5:41 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo only has attempted 27 passes so far in two postseason games. If the 49ers throw 25 or fewer times in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, Feb. 2, they'll finish in the top five in terms of fewest pass attempts by a Super Bowl team in a single postseason. Each of the current five teams on the list played in 1974 or earlier, and each of them wound up winning the Super Bowl.
Huddle Up: Jimmy G. infamously has thrown for only 208 yards and one TD this postseason, and while the 49ers' running game does match up well with the Chiefs' less-than-stout run defense, count on the 49ers having to air it out more Sunday in order to keep pace with Patrick Mahomes and the explosive K.C. offense. Keep in mind that when the opposition has scored 21 or more points this season (seven games) against the 49ers, Garoppolo has averaged 35.1 passing attempts, 24 completions and 295.9 passing yards per outing.
Posted 1/29/2020 9:46 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 29.
Huddle Up: Coleman may be a game-time decision for the Super Bowl, but he appears to have a good chance to play based on his practice participation. He will be part of a committee at running back if he plays and can be a possible flex option.
Posted 1/28/2020 2:59 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder) said his injured shoulder is feeling good but wants to see how his range of motion is and how he will be able to manage the pain in his shoulder.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor Coleman's practice participation this week to see if he will be in any danger of missing the Super Bowl. He will be part of a committee if he plays and can be a flex option.
Posted 1/27/2020 11:09 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (shoulder) said he has been playing the last two seasons with a torn labrum in his right shoulder and does not plan to have surgery on the shoulder.
Huddle Up: Kittle seems to be playing fine despite the injury and continues to be an important part of the running and passing game. He continues to be one of the top tight ends in the NFL and is a must-start fantasy option.
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