San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
NFC West | 4-12-0
Avg PTS
21.4
Rank: 21st
Avg Yds
384.3
Rank: 11th
Avg PYds
265.4
Rank: 13th
Avg RYds
118.9
Rank: 11th
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Posted 8/24/2019 11:08 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida ran for 44 yards on seven carries and caught two passes for 31 yards and a touchdown in the team's third preseason game against the can say Chiefs on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: The fantasy community was quick to brush aside Breida after the 49ers signed Tevin Coleman, but the former is the same back he was last year when he averaged 5.3 yards per carry and 9.7 yards per catch. Breida looked like the better back in this one and could very well begin the season splitting touches with Coleman playing for a coach in Kyle Shanahan who usually gets good production from his running backs. The 24-year-old should be considered a strong RB3 option in fantasy drafts.
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Posted 8/24/2019 7:08 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 14 of his 20 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: After a horrible preseason debut, Garoppolo looked sharp in his second appearance. The 49ers added a bunch of weapons this offseason, but Garoppolo is still an unproven commodity. Consider him a midrange QB2 with upside.
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Posted 8/22/2019 3:08 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo hopefully will play around a half during the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo is coming off a disappointing preseason game but is still working his way back from a serious knee injury. Fantasy players probably should consider Garoppolo a No. 2 fantasy quarterback that can be a bye week replacement.
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Posted 8/19/2019 9:08 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel had a 45-yard run in a 24-15 preseason win over the Denver Broncos Monday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Samuel has been praised by Kyle Shanahan for his physical style of play, and the rookie displayed his versatility in this one. He is expected to open the year as a starter, and while the pecking order for targets in the San Francisco passing game remains to be seen, Samuel is worth a look as a WR4 or WR5 in the later rounds.
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Posted 8/19/2019 9:08 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman rushed three times for 21 yards in a 24-15 preseason win over the Denver Broncos Monday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: The San Francisco backfield is crowded, but Coleman's history of success in Kyle Shanahan's offense and injuries to his backfield mates should give him a leg up in the competition. If you are investing in the 49ers ground game, it should start with Coleman. He's a low-end RB2 candidate.
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Posted 8/19/2019 9:08 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) made his preseason debut Monday, Aug. 19 against the Denver Broncos. He completed just one of his six pass attempts for zero yards and an interception.
Huddle Up: Jimmy G had a rough practice earlier in the week, and he looked rusty in his first game action in nearly a year. He'll have a quick turnaround for the all-important third preseason game next weekend. He remains more of a low-end QB2 at this point for fantasy owners in leagues of 12 or more teams, but he has some upside if he can get back to his pre-injury form.
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Posted 8/14/2019 3:08 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (calf) is considered day-to-day because of his calf injury. It is not known if he will participate in the joint practices with the Denver Broncos or play in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Kittle is one of the main targets in the passing game for the 49ers, so they will take things slow with his recovery. He should be one of the first tight ends selected in all fantasy league.
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Posted 8/11/2019 2:08 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Trent Taylor (foot) had surgery to insert a screw into his foot Friday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: Taylor had been receiving praise throughout the offseason and was in line to be the starting slot receiver. His injury could mean even more targets for rookie Deebo Samuel, who is worth a flier as a WR5 in redraft leagues.
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Posted 8/06/2019 5:08 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) was activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Huddle Up: It's a fantasy quagmire at the moment in the Niners' backfield where McKinnon, Matt Breida and newcomer Tevin Coleman will all be competing for touches. It's hard to value any of the three higher than a RB4 at the moment.
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Posted 8/04/2019 8:08 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE Ross Dwelley is 'probably' the frontrunner to be the backup tight end behind George Kittle this season, according to Matt Barrows of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: There isn't likely to be much work available behind Kittle come the regular season, but Dwelley will be a name to watch should Kittle miss any time this year.
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Posted 7/26/2019 6:07 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) recently had a 'flare-up' with his surgically repaired knee - according to general manager John Lynch - and was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 26. Lynch told reporters his stay on the PUP list is expected to be a short one, however.
Huddle Up: Coming off ACL surgery, the PUP list was always a likely destination for McKinnon to begin training camp. It's the recent flare-up that should raise an eyebrow. For the moment, owners should take Lynch at his word and hope McKinnon is ready to practice before the first preseason game in a couple of weeks. McKinnon has some flex appeal, although the glut of running backs on the roster makes it possible that none of them will be a consistent fantasy contributor in 2019.
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Posted 7/23/2019 7:07 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis is a 'student of the game' and 'can line up anywhere,' according to NFL Network's Michael Silver. As such, Silver expects Pettis to be a key contributor in 2019.
Huddle Up: It's not exactly the biggest pronouncement by Silver, although some have speculated the addition of Deebo Samuel was going to hurt Pettis' production sooner than later. That might happen down the line, but Pettis' smooth route-running, explosiveness and trustworthiness down the stretch last year likely bought him plenty of time to assert himself as the No. 1 receiver in town. He should be a fine WR3 option in fantasy.
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Posted 7/21/2019 7:07 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Jordan Matthews is expected to make the 53-man roster along with Dante Pettis, Marquise Goodwin, Jalen Hurd and Deebo Samuel, according to Cam Inman of The Mercury News.
Huddle Up: Matthews is one of the most experienced members of a young receiving group at training camp. The 27-year-old caught 20 of 28 targets for 300 yards and two touchdowns with the Philadelphia Eagles last season. He has been in decline for the last several years, but he's still young and could prove to be a fantasy option by the end of the year.
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Posted 7/11/2019 9:07 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle reminds QB Jimmy Garoppolo a lot of Rob Gronkowski - both on and off the field - according to Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News. 'There are a lot of similarities - on the field and a little bit off the field, too. George is tremendous. The energy he brings every day, how he goes about his business - he's always having fun while he's doing it. Very similar to Gronk, they both enjoy what they do. It makes everything more enjoyable. It's fun to be around, and it's contagious. To have a guy like that makes our team so much closer as well as much better,' Garoppolo said.
Huddle Up: It's particularly notable because Garoppolo has been a teammate of both players. It also helps reduce any of the fear skeptical owners may have had about chemistry issues between the two since Kittle broke out in 2018 after Garoppolo was lost for the season. Kittle very much deserves to be among the top three tight ends taken in fantasy drafts this summer, but owners will need to burn a second-round pick to get him more often than not.
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Posted 7/01/2019 7:07 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle was targeted on 24.4 percent of his snaps in the slot - fifth among tight ends with at least 70 snaps in the slot - according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: It's only natural to expect Kittle's overall numbers to take a hit in 2019, if only because the team added Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd through the draft and will get back Jerick McKinnon back from injury. With that said, the fact San Francisco has more viable threats surrounding Kittle should open the door for him to score more than the five touchdowns he had in 2018. As such, he's still very much a top-three option at tight end in fantasy.
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Posted 6/24/2019 5:06 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida will be in a crowded backfield heading into 2019 as long as everyone is healthy.
Huddle Up: Breida will be in a fierce battle in training camp and the preseason with Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon, Raheem Mostert and Jeffery Wilson. Coleman is considered the frontrunner at this point, so Breida might be battling McKinnon to be up during the regular season if everyone is healthy, as Mostert is considered a lock due to his prowess on special teams.
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Posted 6/24/2019 5:06 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert is expected to be one of three running backs active during the regular season since he is the team's best special-teams player.
Huddle Up: Mostert has shown in the past that he can be effective running the ball, but that's unlikely to be his role in 2019 with the likes of Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida creating a logjam in the backfield. He has minimal fantasy appeal as long as everyone is healthy and ready to play.
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Posted 6/24/2019 5:06 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jeffery Wilson faces an uphill climb for a roster spot with RBs Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida, Jerick McKinnon and Raheem Mostert in the crowded backfield.
Huddle Up: Wilson posted 266 rushing yards in six games with two starts in 2018, and he also added 98 yards on 12 receptions. If everyone is healthy and the 49ers can't find a way to keep him, Wilson won't take long to find another job. He is a risky fantasy option heading into 2019 due to his murky outlook.
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Posted 6/24/2019 5:06 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman is considered the odds-on favorite to be the closest thing to a lead back, beat writer Matt Maiocco suggests, especially since he has a history in head coach Kyle Shanahan's system.
Huddle Up: Coleman was the only player among Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert to practice during the offseason, so he likely has a leg up, too. He is likely your best bet when diving into the San Francisco running back pool on draft day.
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Posted 6/24/2019 5:06 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) is expected to receive clearance near the start of training camp, as he makes his way back from an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Huddle Up: The Niners have depth at the position with Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida, Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson, so McKinnon won't be rushed back until he is 100 percent. It also wouldn't be surprising to see him as a healthy inactive early in the season as a precaution, as long as Coleman and Breida are healthy themselves. As such, McKinnon is a risky fantasy proposition heading into 2019.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 NFL.com, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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