San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
NFC West | 2-3-0
Avg PTS
23.4
Rank: 17th
Avg Yds
377.8
Rank: 13th
Avg PYds
255.8
Rank: 17th
Avg RYds
122
Rank: 11th
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Posted 10/22/2021 11:17 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 22, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo has played in four games this season but has been held to under 200 yards in two of those games. He has recorded six total touchdowns this season but should only be an option in two-quarterback leagues.
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Posted 10/22/2021 11:14 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 22, and has been ruled out for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Lance likely will return to the backup role when he returns to the lineup and can be avoided in all fantasy leagues for now.
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Posted 10/22/2021 12:01 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo has a good chance to play in the Week 7 game, but fantasy players will know more in the next day or two. He can be a possible starting option in two-quarterback leagues but can be avoided in standard leagues.
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Posted 10/21/2021 11:53 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: It seems like Lance will not be available for the Week 7 game, and it is not known when he will start again since Jimmy Garoppolo is close to returning. Lance can be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/21/2021 12:14 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo appears to have a decent chance to play this week, but fantasy players will know more in a few weeks. He can be a possible starting option in two-quarterback leagues but should be avoided in standard leagues.
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Posted 10/21/2021 12:10 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Huddle Up: It is not known if Lance would be the starting option if he was able to play because Jimmy Garoppolo is close to returning. Lance may take over the starting job at some point but can be avoided this week.
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Posted 10/18/2021 7:06 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 18.
Huddle Up: There was some concern the bye week would not be enough for Lance to recover from his knee sprain, and that assessment appears to have been a correct one. The 49ers have resisted the temptation to rush his development so far - even as the offense has struggled in recent weeks - but the clock is ticking for San Francisco to turn over the keys of the offense to him. Jimmy Garoppolo figures to remain the starting quarterback for the next month or so - assuming he can stay healthy that long - but fantasy managers in deeper leagues should continue to stash Lance if possible.
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Posted 10/18/2021 7:00 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) returned to practice Monday, Oct. 18.
Huddle Up: Head coach Kyle Shanahan doesn't seem to be in much of a rush to begin the Trey Lance era yet, so Garoppolo figures to hold onto the job for a little while longer despite the fact San Francisco seems to be very limited offensively at the moment. Fantasy managers should consider him no more than a middling QB2 in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts.
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Posted 10/11/2021 11:06 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance (knee) is dealing with sprained knee, and his status for Week 7 is uncertain. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Lance is only expected to be sidelined for one or two weeks.
Huddle Up: The 49ers are on a bye this week, so Lance can rest his knee during the week. It is not known if Jimmy Garoppolo will be available for the Week 7 game, so fantasy players will have to see if Garoppolo or Lance will be ready for the game. Players can consider the 49ers starting quarterback a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
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Posted 10/11/2021 6:13 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk caught two of his four targets for 32 yards in Week 5 versus the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Head coach Kyle Shanahan continues to tell reporters that there is nothing wrong with Aiyuk and that he is not in the doghouse. What is clear is that Deebo Samuel is the focal point of the passing game right now. There's a good chance Aiyuk will start hitting the waiver wire in fantasy leagues with the 49ers going on a bye next week. We saw enough of him as a rookie to know his involvement will likely increase in a big way soon, so keep them stashed on the bench if possible until San Francisco takes some time to self-scout before Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts.
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Posted 10/11/2021 5:34 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel hauled in three of his nine targets for 58 yards and scored from 13 yards out on his only rush attempt in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: This qualifies as a slow day for Samuel in 2021, as he entered this game averaging seven catches and 122.5 receiving yards. It has never been about talent with Samuel, whose biggest bugaboo to this point of his professional career has been staying on the field. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has made it clear with his play-calling that Samuel is his top option at receiver for now. Averaging over 10 targets through five outings, Samuel will remain a fantasy WR1 when the 49ers come off a bye to face the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7.
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Posted 10/11/2021 4:58 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers RB Elijah Mitchell rushed for 43 yards on nine carries and caught both of his targets for 19 yards in Week 5 versus the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Trey Sermon was the only other running back to get a carry in this one, and it didn't come until near the end of the game. That's the good news for Mitchell. The bad news is that Trey Lance stole his volume (16 carries) and Deebo Samuel stole his rushing touchdown. San Francisco will go on its bye in Week 6 and clearly has some things to figure out offensively, although head coach Kyle Shanahan seems committed to Mitchell as his lead back for the foreseeable future. Mitchell should be considered a middling RB2 in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts.
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Posted 10/11/2021 4:21 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance finished 15-of-29 for 192 yards and no touchdowns with one interception in Week 5 versus the Arizona Cardinals. Lance also rushed for a game-high 89 yards on 16 carries.
Huddle Up: Lance appeared to be much the same quarterback that he was in relief of Jimmy Garoppolo last week, often appearing as if he was the best athlete on the field as a runner but only willing to use his fastball as a passer. The No. 3 overall pick nearly had a rushing touchdown, but he was stuffed at the goal line on a perimeter run and was lucky not to get hurt on the play. San Francisco will likely turn back to Garoppolo after its Week 6 bye, but Lance needs to remain on rosters. He is not far away from becoming the permanent starter.
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Posted 10/09/2021 7:34 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (calf) on Saturday, Oct. 9, will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a calf injury, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Kittle will miss at least the next three games as the Niners engage in some longer-term preventative maintenance. In the meantime, though, Kittle's recent injury track record continues to grow as he will now have missed at least 13 games over the last 2.5 seasons. Ross Dwelley presumably is now the team's top tight end, but he's more of a desperation or deeper-league fantasy option.
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Posted 10/09/2021 1:42 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance will start Week 5's game against the Arizona Cardinals in place of injured QB Jimmy Garoppolo (calf), according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: Lance had an impressive showing in relief of Garoppolo last week versus the Seahawks, when he threw a pair of touchdown passes, rushed for 41 yards and also had a two-point conversion. His dual-threat ability could make him a low-end QB1 fantasy option this week, although the odds of TE George Kittle (calf) playing against the Cardinals appear slim. With a strong showing in this game, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Lance could hold on to the team's starting quarterback job even after Garoppolo is cleared to resume playing.
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Posted 10/09/2021 12:45 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.
Huddle Up: It is not known if Mitchell will regain his starting job or if he will share playing time with Trey Sermon. He can be considered at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/08/2021 12:38 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 7.
Huddle Up: Mitchell has a chance to play in the Week 5 game, but fantasy players will know more about his status in the next day or two. He would share playing time with Trey Sermon if he is active and may be a flex option in some leagues.
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Posted 10/08/2021 12:35 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 7.
Huddle Up: Kittle missed most of practice last week but was able to play and should be in uniform again this week. He should be a starting option in all leagues if he is active.
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Posted 10/08/2021 12:23 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 7.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo's status for Week 5 remains uncertain, so fantasy players will need to continue to monitor the situation. Trey Lance will be the starting quarterback if Garoppolo is ruled out, but neither Lance nor Garoppolo should be starting options in standard leagues.
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Posted 10/07/2021 12:53 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Huddle Up: Mitchell has missed the last two weeks because of his injury but appears to have a chance to play in Week 5. He probably would share playing time with Trey Sermon if active but could still be a flex option in some leagues.
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Posted 10/07/2021 12:47 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Huddle Up: Kittle was able to play in the last game despite the injury and probably will practice later in the week. He has been targeted 19 times over the last two weeks and has 132 yards during that span. He can be a starting option in all leagues if he is active for the game.
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Posted 10/07/2021 12:43 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo has not been ruled out for Week 5, so fantasy players will need to monitor his practice participation during the week. Trey Lance will be the starting quarterback if Garoppolo is not able to play. Fantasy players should avoid whoever starts for the 49ers this week.
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Posted 10/06/2021 1:36 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel leads the NFL with 490 receiving yards and 266 yards after the catch and ranks fifth with 17.5 yards per reception.
Huddle Up: Samuel was viewed as a WR3 heading into the season, but he has become the focal point of the San Francisco passing attack and a must-start fantasy option.
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Posted 10/05/2021 3:29 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (calf) is still considered day to day due to his calf injury, even though he made it through the Week 4 game against the Seattle Seahawks just fine.
Huddle Up: Kittle had four grabs for 40 yards on 11 targets. He remains worth using as a low-end TE1, even as he battles through this injury. He is expected to be ready to play in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals, but double check the injury report Friday before finalizing your lineup.
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Posted 10/04/2021 11:25 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) will be reevaluated Wednesday, Oct. 6, and has a chance to play in the Week 5 game, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Garoppolo or Trey Lance will be the starting quarterback for the 49ers in Week 5. The 49ers starting quarterback will only be an option in two-quarterback leagues.
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Posted 10/04/2021 6:19 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle managed to haul in only four of his 11 targets for 41 yards in Week 4 versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: On one hand, 11 targets for a player who did not practice all week and was expected to be limited by his calf injury is impressive. On the other hand, he registered all four of his catches over the first 16 minutes of the game. It is unlikely we will see that kind of inefficiency from Kittle again anytime soon, although it would have been nice to see him catch at least a ball or two after Trey Lance took over in the second half. Assuming he doesn't experience a setback with his calf this week, Kittle should remain a top-five option at tight end in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals.
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Posted 10/04/2021 5:49 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk managed only one 15-yard catch on three targets in Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: This performance represents a step back for Aiyuk, who appeared to be working his way back into the offense with six targets and a score in Week 3. At this point, his fantasy managers can only hope the Week 6 bye gives Aiyuk enough time to prove himself to head coach Kyle Shanahan again. As for Week 5, he is best left on fantasy benches even in what should be a bit of a shootout versus the Arizona Cardinals.
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Posted 10/04/2021 5:36 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel caught eight of his 12 targets for 156 yards and two touchdowns in Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks. He also rushed for one yard.
Huddle Up: Samuel has been an absolute godsend to his fantasy managers through four games, compiling at least eight targets and five catches in every game. His 76-yard TD was his second 70-yard scoring play of the season, although it was the product of a blown coverage. That does not erase the fact that he has led the team in targets each week or topped 90 receiving yards in three games already. Samuel figures to be primed for another big day in Week 5 versus the Arizona Cardinals.
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