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  • K'Waun Williams' Suspension Rescinded

    The NFL rescinded San Francisco 49ers cornerback K'Waun Williams' two-game performance-enhancing drug suspension on Wednesday because of issues with the testing procedures, according to sources. Williams had stood by the fact that he never violated the league's policies on performance-enhancing drugs. It's good news for a 49ers Defense that can't afford to lose any more players this season. The 29-year-old defensive back dealt with an ACL sprain earlier this year and has just 14 tackles and two passes defensed in six games (three starts). San Francisco's defense is a fringe starting unit in 12- and 14-team leagues against a Rams offense that looked crisp against a tough Buccaneers Defense on Monday night.

    Nov 25 · Source via 49ers K'Waun Williams
  • Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson Jr. Return From Injured Reserve

    San Francisco 49ers running backs Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) were both designated to return from Injured Reserve on Tuesday, making it possible that either could take the field Sunday against the Rams. Mostert has served as San Francisco's lead back when healthy this season, having amassed 65 yards on 17 carries against Los Angeles back in Week 6, the last time that he took the field. Upon getting the green light to return to action, he should be rostered with confidence all season-long leagues. Wilson's status is a bit more shaky, as his fantasy intrigue is directly related to the health of the rest of the 49ers backfield. Tevin Coleman (knee), Mostert and Jerick McKinnonall figure to be ahead of Wilson on the depth chart when healthy, thereby limiting his touches once he's officially back in the mix.

    Nov 24 · Source via 49ers Raheem Mostert Jeff Wilson
  • K'Waun Williams Receives Two-Game Suspension

    San Francisco 49ers cornerback K'Waun Williams has been levied a two-game suspension due to a violation of the league's performance-enhancing substance policy, meaning that he'll be out of the mix Sunday against the Rams and in Week 13 versus Buffalo. Jamar Taylor is expected to step in for Williams in the secondary, although the continued pilfering of key cogs on the 49ers Defense makes the unit a tenuous fantasy asset at this stage. Williams has collected 14 combined tackles, two passes defended, and one sack across six games this season. His next chance to return comes Week 14 against Washington, which likely coincides with the next occasion in which San Francisco's defense will merit solid season-long consideration.

    Nov 24 · Source via 49ers Jamar Taylor K'Waun Williams
  • Trent Williams Tests Positive For COVID-19

    San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams tested positive for COVID-19 last week and has landed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list along with eight of his teammates. Williams, who is considered a high-risk individual after a fight with cancer, said he was feeling OK and expects to recover. It's unknown if the blind-side protector for quarterback Nick Mullens will be available in Week 12 against the division-rival Rams. It's Williams' second stint on the COVID-19 list after he was previously deemed a high-risk close contact. If Williams doesn't clear the league's protocol in time, it'll make Mullens more vulnerable against a good Rams pass rush next Sunday.

    Nov 23 · Source via 49ers Trent Williams Coronavirus
  • 49ers Add Two Defensive Linemen To COVID-19 List

    The San Francisco 49ers placed defensive linemen D.J. Jones and Jordan Willis on the COVID-19 list Sunday, with the move becoming official on Monday. With San Francisco having been on its bye week, the duo did not have to worry about missing game action, although their status for next Sunday's matchup against the Rams remains in question. Players do not have to test positive to be placed on the list. Jones has started all 10 games for the 49ers Defense this season, having compiled 14 tackles (six of which have come for a loss) in addition to two quarterback hits and two sacks. Willis has been utilized with less frequency, but the loss of either player against Los Angeles would be a hit to the team's defensive line depth. Check back to see how San Francisco moves forward throughout the week as they continue to combat roster moves within the organization.

    Nov 23 · Source via 49ers D.J. Jones Jordan Willis Coronavirus
  • 49ers Cut LB Kiko Alonso

    Nov 23 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers Kiko Alonso
  • Brandon Aiyuk Placed On COVID List

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has been placed on the team's COVID list. He'll need to test negative for the virus time days in a row to be cleared to return to the field. With San Fran on a bye this week, there's still plenty of time for Aiyuk to be back for a Week 12 meeting with the Rams, so it's probably too early to start thinking about contingency plans if you have the talented rookie on your roster.

    Nov 21 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk Coronavirus
  • Takk McKinley Fails 49ers Physical

    Nov 20 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers Takkarist McKinley
  • Javon Kinlaw Placed On COVID-19 List

    The San Francisco 49ers placed rookie defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. The first-round has recorded 22 tackles (10 solo), three quarterback hits, three passes defensed and 1.5 sacks in 10 games (eight starts) to begin his NFL career. Even if Kinlaw actually tested positive for COVID-19, he should have plenty of time to clear the league's protocols and play in Week 12 against the division-rival Rams. The 49ers are currently on their bye in Week 11, so the timing is good for Kinlaw and San Francisco's defensive line. The Niners defense was an attractive fantasy unit coming into the season, but they've been decimated by injuries and won't be a strong consideration against LA.

    Nov 18 · Source via 49ers Javon Kinlaw Coronavirus
  • 49ers Claim Takkarist McKinley Off Waivers

    The San Francisco 49ers claimed former Falcons first-round defensive end Takkarist McKinley off waivers from the Bengals on Wednesday, according to a source. The Bengals claimed McKinley off waivers from the Falcons but put him back on waivers when he failed a physical. The 25-year-old hasn't played since Week 7 due to a groin injury and has managed to suit up for just four games this season. He's been a first-round bust to this point in his career with just 17.5 sacks and 79 combined tackles in his four seasons with Atlanta. The Niners have had plenty of injuries on their defensive line this year, so they're taking a flier on McKinley's talent.

    Nov 18 · Source via 49ers Takkarist McKinley
  • Kyle Shanahan: Jimmy Garoppolo Expected To Start For 2021 49ers

    Nov 18 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • San Francisco Eyes Week 12 Return For Deebo Samuel

    The hope, per San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, is that wide receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring) will return in time to play Week 12 versus the Rams. Samuel has been sidelined since Week 7 due to a hamstring injury, leaving Brandon Aiyuk, Richie James, Kendrick Bourne, and Trent Taylor to take over bigger roles in the passing game than before. Upon Samuel's return, the aforementioned group would presumably take a dip in production as Samuel has proven to be an integral cog in the 49ers' offense no matter who has been under center. The matchup with the Rams is a finicky one on paper, but Samuel caught his lone touchdown this season against the defense back in Week 6. If he is available on the waiver wire, aggressive fantasy managers can eat the bye week with eyes toward season-long playoff production from Samuel.

    Nov 17 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • JaMycal Hasty Lands On Injured Reserve With Broken Collarbone

    San Francisco 49ers rookie running back JaMycal Hasty (collarbone) was placed on Injured Reserve on Tuesday, ruling him out for at least the next three games. Fortunately for the 49ers, their hope is to have both Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Tevin Coleman (knee) back for the Week 12 matchup against the Rams, which would have severely hampered Hasty's outlook regardless. In addition to being utilized on special teams, Hasty had carved out a small niche as a rusher over the past five games as the team struggled with depth out of the backfield with both Mostert and Coleman sidelined. The combination of his injury and the return of those ahead of him on the depth chart means that Hasty can be returned to the waiver wire in all single-year formats for the time being.

    Nov 17 · Source via 49ers JaMycal Hasty
  • Jimmy Garoppolo In 49ers Plans In 2021

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) has his status for playing again in 2020 up in the air, but that hasn't quelled speculation around his future with the franchise beyond this year. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday, "I expect Jimmy Garoppolo to be our starter next year," even as the injured QB is on the books for north of $24 million in each of the next two seasons. The 49ers have been constrained by the salary cap this season, which could force them to make tough decisions surrounding a signal caller that threw for fewer than 150 yards in three of his six starts this year. Those in keepers season-long formats may have their eye on stashing Garoppolo through his injury, but his best path to fantasy relevance remains through staying the starter in San Francisco for '21 and beyond.

    Nov 17 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • 49ers Put Arik Armstead On COVID-19 List

    The San Francisco 49ers placed defensive lineman Arik Armstead on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. It's unclear if Armstead tested positive for COVID-19 or if he was deemed a high-risk close contact of someone else who did. Either way, he'll have plenty of time to clear the league's COVID-19 protocols with their bye coming in Week 11. San Francisco will not play again until Nov. 29 when they face the division-rival Rams in Los Angeles. Armstead hasn't been fantasy relevant in IDP leagues with just 25 tackles (15 solo), nine QB hits, two passes defensed and 1.5 sacks in 10 games after recording a career-high 10 sacks in 2019. Fantasy managers should also continue avoiding a banged-up Niners defense when they return from their bye.

    Nov 16 · Source via 49ers Arik Armstead Coronavirus
  • 49ers Defense Gives Up 27 Points In Week 10

    The 49ers Defense wasn't able to contain star running back Alvin Kamara in their Week 10 matchup against the New Orleans Saints. Kamara scored two rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown en route to a 27-13 Saints win. The 49ers Defense managed to come up with two fumble recoveries and three sacks and they held the Saints to only 123 passing yards, but the fantasy output was still underwhelming overall. With a bye week ahead in Week 11, the 49ers Defense can be dropped in all fantasy leagues.

    Nov 15 · Source via 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • Richie James Manages Just 26 Yards In Week 10

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie James came back down to earth in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints. A week after his career-best performance that saw him compile 184 receiving yards against the Green Bay Packers, James was held to just three catches for 26 yards on five targets. The 49ers are going into their bye week and they should have their No. 1 receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring) back in Week 12. James can be dropped in all fantasy leagues at this point.

    Nov 15 · Source via 49ers Richie James
  • Ross Dwelley Has Just One Catch In Week 10

    San Francisco 49ers tight end Ross Dwelley had a quiet game in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints. He was only targeted twice in the game and came up with one catch for 22 yards. Fellow tight end Jordan Reed, meanwhile, saw six targets in the game and caught five of them for 62 yards. Reed should be the team's primary pass-catching tight end going forward with Dwelley as their No. 2. Dwelley can be dropped in all leagues.

    Nov 15 · Source via 49ers Ross Dwelley
  • Jordan Reed Catches Five Passes In Week 10

    San Francisco 49ers tight end Jordan Reed had a solid showing in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints. Reed caught five of his six targets for 62 yards. He was second on the team in receptions, receiving yards and targets, trailing only Brandon Aiyuk in all three categories. More importantly, perhaps, is that he was far more involved in the offense than fellow tight end Ross Dwelley, who had just one catch for 22 yards on two targets. Reed and the 49ers have a bye next week, but after that, Reed should be considered a viable low-end TE1 option with more value in PPR leagues than in non-PPR.

    Nov 15 · Source via 49ers Jordan Reed
  • Brandon Aiyuk Sees 14 Targets In Week 10

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk was the highlight of the team's offense in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints. Aiyuk caught seven of his whopping 14 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown. No other 49er had more than six targets in the game. Aiyuk has really emerged in the past month as a solid WR3 option. The team's No. 1 receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring) should return to the field after the team's Week 11 bye, which will lower Aiyuk's targets and upside, but he's still going to be very heavily involved the rest of the season. Make sure to hold on to him through the Week 11 bye.

    Nov 15 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • JaMycal Hasty Quiet In Week 10 Loss

    San Francisco 49ers rookie running back JaMycal Hasty had a quiet game in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints. He rushed the ball three times for 13 yards and caught both of his targets for negative four yards. Jerrick McKinnon was the team's primary rusher in this game, but he struggled significantly, gaining just 33 yards on 18 carries. Hasty is the team's clear No. 2 back for now, but the team is going into their bye week and could have a much more crowded backfield the next time they have a contest. Raheem Mostert (ankle), Tevin Coleman (knee) and Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) are all looming and all of them would receive precedence over Hasty if they are active. Hasty is safe to drop in all leagues.

    Nov 15 · Source via 49ers JaMycal Hasty
  • Jerick McKinnon Averages Just 1.8 Yards Per Carry In Week 10

    San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon had a heavy workload in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints, but struggled to do much with it. He had a team-high 18 carries in the game, which he took for just 33 yards. He also caught one of his three targets for 13 yards. The workload was certainly encouraging, but the performance was underwhelming, to say the least. JaMycal Hasty only saw three carries in the game, while no other player on the 49ers had more than one carry. The 49ers have a much-needed bye in Week 11. After that, McKinnon may see more competition for touches if any or all of Raheem Mostert (ankle), Tevin Coleman (knee) and Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) are able to return.

    Nov 15 · Source via 49ers Jerick McKinnon
  • Nick Mullens Throws for 247 Yards In Week 10

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens completed 24 of 38 passes for 247 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints. It wasn't an awful performance overall, but didn't leave much to be desired in fantasy terms. The 49ers offense was extremely short-handed in the game, which of course didn't help Mullens. It's hard to trust Mullens for fantasy purposes unless he has an ideal matchup. He should remain on waivers in all leagues as the 49ers head into a Week 11 bye.

    Nov 15 · Source via 49ers Nick Mullens
  • 49ers CB K'Waun Williams Out 4-6 Weeks

    Nov 15 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers K'Waun Williams