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  • Colton McKivitz Dealing With Sprained MCL

    San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Colton McKivitz (knee) suffered a sprained MCL in Monday night's win over the Los Angeles Rams. McKivitz had been filling in for Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams, who has a high-ankle sprain. Head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters that McKivitz is going to be "out a while" following the injury. The 49ers are now down to their third left tackle of the season, Jaylon Moore, who will be asked to cover quarterabck Jimmy Garoppolo's blind side, starting in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers.

    Oct 4 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • 49ers Defense Dominated Rams

    The San Francisco 49ers defense dominated the Rams on Monday Night Football, leading the Niners to a 24-9 win that places them in a four-way tie for first and last place in the NFC West. Talanoa Hufanga continued displaying his playmaking abilities, as he took an interception 52 yards for a touchdown. Kerry Hyder Jr. recovered a Matthew Stafford fumble, adding a second takeaway. Nick Bosa and Samson Ebukam both made 2.0 sacks, while three other Niners added to the total of seven. The big plays and limited points allowed made the Niners the No. 1 DST in most scoring systems.

    Oct 4 · Source via 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • George Kittle Underwhelms For Second Straight Week

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle was targeted four times and caught two passes for 24 yards in the Niners' 24-9 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football. He appeared to score a touchdown on a one-yard reception early in the fourth quarter, but the original touchdown call overturned on review. Kittle has not surpassed 30 yards in a game since Week 15 of last season. He is being useful for the Niners as a pass blocker, but he has finished behind Kyle Pitts and outside of the top 24 tight ends the past two weeks. In Week 5, Kittle and the Niners take on the Carolina Panthers, a team with an average defense.

    Oct 4 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • Jeff Wilson Jr. Posts Third-Straight RB2 Finish

    San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. gained 74 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown in the Niners' 24-9 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football. It was the 27-year-old's third-straight game with 70 or more rushing yards and his first game scoring a touchdown. He did not add anything through the air. Wilson's efficiency has improved this season compared with last season. He has gained 0.8 more yards per attempt than he did in 2021. Since Elijah Mitchell's injury, Wilson has maintained a solid hold on the backfield. No other halfback had any carries this game. Wilson finished as the RB15 in standard scoring and RB21 in PPR, his third straight top 24 finish.

    Oct 4 · Source via 49ers Jeff Wilson
  • Brandon Aiyuk Has Limited Targets

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk caught all four passes thrown his way for 37 yards in the Niners' 24-9 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football. Aiyuk now has three games with between 35 and 40 yards in the first four weeks of the season. He is averaging his fewest yards per game and lowest touchdown rate of his three-year career. Those who were hoping for an Aiyuk breakout are just not getting it. The 49ers passing game lacks sufficient volume and productivity to sustain two starting-caliber fantasy receivers on a weekly basis. In Week 5, Aiyuk and the Niners take on the Carolina Panthers, a team with an average defense.

    Oct 4 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Deebo Samuel Has Biggest Receiving Game Of Season

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel caught six of seven targets for 115 yards and a touchdown in the Niners' 24-9 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football. He displayed his big play ability in the second quarter, taking a short drop off 57 yards for the score. According to Next Gen Stats, Samuel added 51 more yards after the catch than was expected on similar plays. He also carried the ball twice for two yards, his fewest carries and fewest rushing yards in a game all season. It was his second straight game without making a big play out of the backfield, but it was his biggest game of the season in terms of receptions and receiving yardage. One way or another, Samuel gets it done. He finished as the WR4 in standard scoring and the WR6 in PPR.

    Oct 4 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Jimmy Garoppolo Looks Better Week 4

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 16-of-27 pass attempts for 239 yards and a touchdown in the Niners' 24-9 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football. The 30-year-old deserves credit for putting the 49ers playmakers in position to win the game. He benefited greatly from the big play ability of WR Deebo Samuel who took a short pass 57 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Overall, Garoppolo looked more comfortable, and his passes were more on target, than in his Week 3 loss. He finished as the QB22, making him a low-end QB2.

    Oct 4 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Arik Armstead Aggravates Foot Injury Monday Night

    San Francisco 49ers star defensive lineman Arik Armstead (foot), who came into the Monday night game against the Los Angeles Rams questionable with his foot injury, aggravated his foot injury and was ruled out for the rest of the game in the fourth quarter. The 28-year-old has been dealing with plantar fasciitis in his foot, and on a short week heading into Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers, Armstead might have a tough time getting cleared to play. With Armstead and Javon Kinlaw (knee) injured on the interior of the 49ers defensive line, backups Kevin Givens and Hassan Ridgeway have been pressed into more playing time on Monday against LA.

    Oct 3 · Source via 49ers Arik Armstead
  • Colton McKivitz Ruled Out Monday Night

    San Francisco 49ers left tackle Colton McKivitz (knee), who was filling in for All-Pro Trent Williams (ankle), is out for the rest of the Monday night game against the Los Angeles Rams with a knee injury. Jaylon Moore is now filling in, with Blake Hance on deck. When Moore was forced to enter last Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, the Broncos defense destroyed the Niners' offensive line and came after quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. San Francisco might have to devote some more help to Moore on Garoppolo's blind side for the rest of this Week 4 game to avoid something similar happening against the Rams strong defense.

    Oct 3 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • 49ers Promote Willie Snead IV, Tevin Coleman To Active Roster

    The San Francisco 49ers promoted wide receivers Willie Snead IV and Malik Turner and running back Tevin Coleman from the practice squad to the active roster for Monday night's game against the division-rival Los Angeles Rams. Snead and Turner will be battling for a depth role among the likes of Jauan Jennings and Ray-Ray McCloud behind Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk on Monday night. Meanwhile, Coleman will provide depth to a banged-up Niners backfield with Elijah Mitchell (knee) on Injured Reserve and rookie Tyrion Davis-Price (ankle) out for another week. Jeff Wilson Jr. will remain the team's primary back against the Rams, with rookie Jordan Mason and Marlon Mack behind him.

    Oct 3 · Source via 49ers Willie Snead Tevin Coleman
  • Danny Gray, Javon Kinlaw Inactive On Monday Night

    San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Danny Gray (hip) and defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw (knee) are both officially inactive on Monday night against the division-rival Los Angeles Rams. The Niners also placed linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair (knee) on Injured Reserve. Tight end Ross Dwelley (rib) and defensive tackle Arik Armstead (foot), who were questionable, are officially active. Gray wasn't able to practice all week and came into this one doubtful to play. Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk will continue to work as the team's top pass-catchers, as well as tight end George Kittle. Jauan Jennings and Ray-Ray McCloud will battle for scraps against a tough Rams defense Monday night.

    Oct 3 · Source via 49ers Danny Gray Javon Kinlaw
  • Tyrion Davis-Price Ruled Out For Week 4

    San Francisco 49ers running back Tyrion Davis-Price (ankle) has been ruled out for the Week 4 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. This marks his second game in a row that he's forced to miss due to a high-ankle sprain. The expectation is that Jeff Wilson Jr. will continue being the lead back in San Francisco. He played 73% of the offensive snaps during Week 3. Wilson should be considered a low-end RB2 for this upcoming matchup. Jordan Mason is expected to back him up, but won't have much value with Wilson playing over 70% of the snaps.

    Oct 2 · Source via 49ers Tyrion Davis-Price
  • Danny Gray Doubtful For Week 4

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Danny Gray (hip) is doubtful for the Monday night divisional meeting with the Los Angeles Rams. The 2022 third-round pick hasn't practiced all week as he tends to a hip issue. With that said, Gray has only been targeted twice in his two games this season, so even if he's active, he's not someone who should be in any fantasy lineup.

    Oct 1 · Source via 49ers Danny Gray
  • Ross Dwelley Questionable For Monday Night Football

    San Francisco 49ers tight end Ross Dwelley (rib) is questionable for the Monday Night Football showdown against the Rams. Tyler Kroft (knee) has already been ruled out with an MCL sprain, his second consecutive absence. As a result, the Niners may be down to George Kittle and Charlie Woerner to handle things at the tight end position. With that said, no matter who is available, Kittle is by far the No. 1 guy for fantasy purposes.

    Oct 1 · Source via 49ers Ross Dwelley
  • Tyler Kroft To Miss Another One

    San Francisco 49ers tight end Tyler Kroft (knee) won't play on Monday night against the Rams. The 29-year-old has been plagued by an MCL sprain, an injury that held him out of the Week 3 meeting with the Broncos. With Ross Dwelley (rib) questionable, George Kittle and Charlie Woerner may be the only healthy tight ends on the roster. Of course, the former will do most of the heavy lifting in Week 4, regardless of who else is active behind him on the depth chart.

    Oct 1 · Source via 49ers Tyler Kroft
  • Robbie Gould Poor Streaming Option Week 4

    San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould faces the Los Angeles Rams in Week 4. The Rams have allowed an average of 8.0 kicking points per game, the twelfth-most in the league. Gould is four-out-of-five on field goals this year and perfect on extra points and ranks as the K20. This matchup between two top defenses has one of the lowest over/unders of the week, so kickers aren't expected to get many chances to score points. Gould is a suboptimal streamer.

    Sep 30 · Source via 49ers Robbie Gould
  • George Kittle Has Tough Matchup In Week 4

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle scored two touchdowns on the Los Angeles Rams, his Week 4 opponents, in three games against them last season. While his yardage totals in those three games were modest at 87, he did catch 12 passes, a solid total for PPR. Kittle will be covered largely by Rams LB Ernest Jones, who has done a good job of limiting opposing tight ends this year. Overall, the Rams have allowed the third-fewest points to opposing tight ends this season. Kittle's Week 4 matchup is on the tougher side, but there is a lot of variability in weekly tight end production, and Kittle could be a TE1 on any given week.

    Sep 30 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • Brandon Aiyuk Is A Risky Start Week 4

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk does not project as a top 36 WR in his Week 4 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. The matchup is moderately difficult. The Rams have a top tier defense, but their defense excels against the run and has vulnerabilities against the pass. Except for Jalen Ramsey, Aiyuk matches up well against the other Rams cornerbacks. The 24-year-old WR went for 107 yards against LA in Week 18 of 2021. The questionable QB situation in San Fran, however, makes Aiyuk a WR to avoid. Only 68.0% of Jimmy Garoppolo's passes have been judged "on target" by Pro Football Reference, 13.5 points lower than last season. Garoppolo's inaccuracy is one reason that even with eight targets, Aiyuk only came away with three receptions last week. If Garoppolo steps up his game, Aiyuk might go off, but fantasy managers are taking a risk if they start him.

    Sep 30 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Deebo Samuel Projects As Top 12 WR In Week 4

    San Francisco wide receiver Deebo Samuel projects as a top 12 WR in his Week 4 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing WRs this season. While Rams CB Jalen Ramsey can shut down receivers, Samuel lines up all over the field and likely won't see Ramsey all game long. Samuel outmatches the Rams other cornerbacks. Opposing defenses can't do much to stop him from running the ball, either. The Niners' 26-year-old wide-back went for over 100 scrimmage yards against LA in both regular season matchups last year, then nearly reached 100 yards in their playoff showdown. In his six career games against the Rams, Samuel is averaging 73.3 receiving yards, 17.3 rushing yards, and 0.8 all-purpose touchdowns per game. Fire up the playmaker Deebo Samuel for another likely WR1 finish.

    Sep 30 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Jeff Wilson Jr. Faces Top 10 Run Defense

    San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. has his toughest matchup of the season when the division rival Los Angeles Rams come to the Bay Area in Week 4. Wilson rushed for 75 yards on 12 carries against the Broncos, also a tough defense, last week. But the Broncos excel more at rushing the passer than at stopping the run. The Rams have the top-ranked run defense in PFF's grades, and they are allowing the tenth least rushing yards per game and per attempt. Wilson finished as the RB15 in Week 2 and the RB20 in Week 3. He has a good chance to reach the lower end of the top 24 again even in a tough matchup and could be started as an RB2 or flex.

    Sep 30 · Source via 49ers Jeff Wilson
  • Jimmy Garoppolo Has Good Chance To Finish As Top 24 QB

    In Week 4, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will seek redemption for his embarrassing debut, in which he finished as the QB28. He will have a tough go of it against the Los Angeles Rams defense. But he might be better positioned for success this week than he was last week. First, he has had more time to review the playbook and practice with his receivers. Second, this is a home game against a team he has beaten many times. Jimmy G has a 6-0 record in regular season games against the Rams and a 9-7 TD-INT ratio, and he averages 258.2 passing yards. Last season, he finished as the QB13 and the QB20 against the Rams. The Rams allowed a QB2 finish to Josh Allen in Week 1, a QB18 finish to Marcus Mariota in Week 2, and a QB22 finish to Kyler Murray in Week 3. You can start Garoppolo as your QB2 in superflex, not with confidence, but with the knowledge that there is a good argument for him to finish at the low-end of the top 24 QBs.

    Sep 30 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Azeez Al-Shaair Facing Lengthy Absence

    The 49ers are having some bad luck with MCL sprains. An injury that often can sideline players for a period of a few weeks may end up shutting down two San Francisco starters for two months. Azeez Al-Shaair suffered this particular injury Sunday night. An Al-Shaair IR trip seems a certainty. Kyle Shanahan said the […]

    Sep 28 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers Azeez Al-Shaair
  • Trent Williams Could Miss 4-6 Weeks

    San Francisco 49ers All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams (ankle) suffered a high-ankle sprain in the Week 3 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night and will be out "some time," according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. The head coach said it could be four to six weeks, but the team won't know for sure until the swelling goes down in his ankle. The 34-year-old's injury is a huge blow for San Fran's offensive line and their offense as a whole, as Denver's D wrecked the game for the Niners late in the second half once Williams departed the contest. Colton McKivitz is expected to get the start in Week 4 against the division-rival Los Angeles Rams, and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could see a ton of pressure in that one.

    Sep 26 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Trent Williams Likely Dealing With High-Ankle Sprain

    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams (ankle) likely suffered a high-ankle sprain when he was injured in the second half of the team's 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night. Williams refused to be taken off the field on a cart and limped off the field instead. If he indeed has a high-ankle sprain, he will miss some time as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's blind-side protector. Williams is regarded as the best left tackle in the NFL, and the Broncos defense smothered Garoppolo with pressure with the game on the line late in the fourth quarter with Williams out of the game. Jimmy G could be running for his life more often moving forward without Williams, starting in a Week 4 divisional matchup with the Super Bowl-champion Los Angeles Rams.

    Sep 26 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • 49ers Defense Holds Broncos To Nine Points

    The 49ers defense and special teams unit held the Russell Wilson-led Denver Broncos offense to nine offensive points, but it wasn't enough, as the 49ers lost 11-10 at Mile High. The Niners offense could only put 10 points on the board, and QB Jimmy Garoppolo got himself safetied while trying to avoid a sack, adding two points to Denver's total. Nick Bosa got a sack for his seventh straight game. So did three other 49ers. Nonetheless, linebackerFred Warner took some blame for allowing the Broncos to score the winning touchdown with four minutes left: "That last drive, we can't let them get down there and score like that. And also, we've got to get the ball back for the offense."

    Sep 26 · Source via 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • Robbie Gould Makes One Field Goal And Extra Point

    San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould made a field goal and an extra point in the Niners' 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 3. They were the only kicks he attempted. The 49ers offense looked atrocious in Jimmy Garoppolo's first game as the starting quarterback. They turned the ball over three times. They only converted one third-down attempt. When a team doesn't move the ball, its kicker isn't going to get attempts to put points on the board. That's been the case for Gould no matter who is his team's quarterback. Maybe that will change as Garoppolo gets in more work with the offense, but until then, there are better kickers to stream.

    Sep 26 · Source via 49ers Robbie Gould
  • George Kittle Goes For 28 Yards In Return

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle caught four of five targets for 28 yards in his first game back since suffering a groin injury, an 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos. It was Kittle's fourth straight game, going back to last season, to be held under 30 yards. It was an ugly game all around. Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo was misfiring passes in his first game back. Kittle said afterward, "When you go 1-for-10 on third down, you can't really expect to win very many games." He and the 49ers will look to rebound next week in a home game against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Sep 26 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • Brandon Aiyuk Scores 49ers Only Touchdown

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk caught three of eight targets for 39 yards and a touchdowns in the Niners' 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 3. Many of the missed connections were on errant passes from QB Jimmy Garoppolo, who was starting his first game of 2022 after not working out with the team in the offseason. After the game, Garoppolo admitted he played poorly and said he must work on getting into a rhythm with his receivers. The 49ers will get their next shot against the Los Angeles Rams at home in Week 4.

    Sep 26 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Deebo Samuel Goes For 79 Scrimmage Yards

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel caught five passes for 73 yards in the Niners' 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 3. The 26-year-old also took five carries but only gained six yards. He tends to break off large runs every so often. (This season, 70% of his rushing yards have come on two breakaway runs in Week 1 and 2.) But you have to deal with some nothing plays, too, if you want to get those. That he could still produce a decent stat line in an ugly game in which he didn't do anything on the ground shows his versatility.

    Sep 26 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Jeff Wilson Jr. Gains 106 Scrimmage Yards

    San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. gained 75 yards on 12 carries in the Niners' 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 3. The 26-year-old was targeted three times and caught all three passes for 31 receiving yards. Unlike previous seasons, when the 49ers seriously split carries or alternated between many running backs, Wilson looks like the clear lead back during Elijah Mitchell's absence (MCL), which could continue for six or more weeks. Rookie RB Tyrion Davis-Price is also injured (ankle) and likely to miss Week 4. Fellow rookie RB Jordan Mason only took one carry in this Week 3 loss. Wilson continues to be a viable low end RB2 and flex play going into San Francisco's divisional showdown with the Rams next week.

    Sep 26 · Source via 49ers Jeff Wilson
  • Jimmy Garoppolo Has Ugly Game In Week 3

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 18-of-29 passes for 211 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in his first game returning to the starting lineup, an 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos. In an ugly game, Garoppolo missed open receivers, threw a pick into triple coverage, and led his team to just one first down conversion on ten attempts. Backed up to his own goal-line, he threw what would have been a pick six, but he stepped out of bounds before releasing the ball, making it a self-safety instead. He finished outside the top 24 QBs in his first game back while playing against a tough defense. His next game is a home matchup with the Los Angeles Rams, also a tough defense and not a good fantasy matchup. But against lesser defenses, Garoppolo could be a reasonable streaming option in superflex leagues if he gets into a rhythm.

    Sep 26 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Trent Williams Ruled Out With Ankle Injury

    San Francisco 49ers All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams (ankle) has officially been ruled out for the remainder of the Sunday night contest against the Denver Broncos due to an ankle injury that he suffered in the third quarter. The 34-year-old had his leg rolled up on, but the good news is he refused a cart and walked off the field under his own power. It's bad news for the 49ers offense the rest of this game and moving forward if Williams misses any time. Jaylon Moore initially took over at left tackle after Williams was injured, but then Colton McKivitz entered the game. We should know more about the severity of Williams' injury on Monday.

    Sep 25 · Source via 49ers
  • Arik Armstead Not Playing Against Broncos

    San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Arik Armstead (foot) has been ruled inactive for the Sunday night game against the Denver Broncos in Week 3 after he missed practice all week. With Armstead sidelined, Hassan Ridgeway is expected to see more playing time on Sunday night on the road in Denver. Through two games this season, Armstead has been quiet on defense with no sacks, three solo tackles and one tackle for loss. The 49ers defense is still one of the best fantasy units in the league and could have another big game on Sunday night against a Broncos offense that has just two offensive touchdowns through their first two games.

    Sep 25 · Source via 49ers Arik Armstead Hassan Ridgeway
  • Tyrion Davis-Price Officially Inactive For Week 3

    San Francisco 49ers running back Tyrion Davis-Price (ankle) is officially inactive for Sunday's meeting with the Broncos. The rookie has a high-ankle sprain, which he suffered in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks. This specific injury can keep a player out for weeks, and with Elijah Mitchell (knee) also out of the mix, expect Jeff Wilson Jr. to be the primary ball-carrier for the foreseeable future. Deebo Samuel may also get additional work out of the backfield, while Jordan Mason should be viewed as a desperation play for needy fantasy managers in deep formats.

    Sep 25 · Source via 49ers Tyrion Davis-Price
  • Tyler Kroft Won't Suit Up Against Broncos

    San Francisco 49ers tight end Tyler Kroft (knee) won't play on Sunday night against the Broncos. The 29-year-old is dealing with a sprained MCL, although he has done little for fantasy managers this season, compiling only one catch for nine yards. George Kittle (groin) will finally suit up for the first time this year, so Kroft wasn't projected to contribute, anyway.

    Sep 25 · Source via 49ers Tyler Kroft
  • 49ers Remain Committed To Trey Lance

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (ankle) has a timetable of four to six months after he broke his fibula and tore the deltoid and sesamoid ligaments in his ankle. The expectation is that Lance won't return this season. However, the 49ers remain committed to Lance as the future of the team under center. At the moment, Jimmy Garoppolo will start under center and is a capable option for this offense. The upside is certainly there with Lance. Dynasty fantasy managers should ride this out because it could pay off in the end. However, fantasy managers in re-draft leagues can probably safely drop Lance for an active quarterback.

    Sep 25 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo Trey Lance
  • George Kittle To Make Season Debut Sunday Night

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (groin) was removed from the injury report this week and will make his season debut on Sunday night against the Denver Broncos in Week 3, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. Kittle was limited the first two days of the week before being a full-go on Friday. The last time he faced Denver, Kittle had seven catches for 210 yards and a touchdown in 2018. The 28-year-old will be working with old friend Jimmy Garoppolo, who is now back as the team's starter after Trey Lance suffered a season-ending broken ankle last week. Kittle might need to shake off some rust on Sunday night, but fantasy managers that have him rostered should slide him back into their starting lineups.

    Sep 23 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • 49ers Defense Week 3 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    The front seven of the San Francisco 49ers defense is "dynamic," Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett said, ahead of the Niners' Week 3 Sunday Night Football showdown in Denver. "They're very simple, but they're very effective. I think they continually show that and they make you have to be perfect on every single play," Hackett said. From a fantasy perspective, they are also very effective, ranking sixth, according to Fantasy Pros. The Broncos offense is one of the more efficient ones the 49ers will face. They rank No. 7 in yards per play and fifth in EPA per pass play. But they haven't ended up scoring many points because they always stall out in the red zone due to a mix of poor execution and terrible game management. Denver gets sacked and turns the ball over at rates within the range of the league average. The 49ers DST is a start this weekend.

    Sep 23 · Source via 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • Robbie Gould Week 2 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould heads to Mile High Stadium in Denver for a Sunday Night Football showdown with the Broncos Week 3. Gould has hit 100% of his field goals and extra points in four games against the Broncos in his career and scored 8.5 points per game in those contests. This year, he is averaging 13.0 fantasy points per game, No. 20 in the league. It's not an ideal matchup, as the Broncos defense has limited its opponents to only a few touchdowns and field goals. You can probably find a better kicker to stream.

    Sep 23 · Source via 49ers Robbie Gould
  • Jeff Wilson Jr. Week 2 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. heads off to Mile High Stadium for a Sunday Night Football showdown with the Denver Broncos. The Broncos run defense has been tougher on fantasy RBs than the Seahawks defense Wilson ran for 84 yards on last week. The Broncos have allowed the least fantasy points to RBs of all teams. Part of that, however, is because Broncos opponents Seattle and Houston just didn't run the ballor move the ball much at allagainst them. The 49ers have a much more effective offense and a more run-heavy offense. In his history as a 49ers starter, Wilson has been inconsistent in both volume and efficiency. If you're starting him, it's probably for the same reason the 49ers are starting him: because your original starting RB is injured.

    Sep 23 · Source via 49ers Jeff Wilson
  • Brandon Aiyuk Has QB Upgrade For Week 3

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk faces a tough Denver Broncos defense on Sunday Night Football in Week 3. The Broncos rank No. 5 in PFF's grades on pass coverage and pass rush. They allow the fifth-least passing yards per play and per game. Broncos cornerbacks Patrick Surtain and Ronald Darby are both very solid. The Broncos are the toughest defense on paper than Aiyuk has faced all season. But the 49ers offense is the strongest and most complete the Broncos have faced. Plus Aiyuk benefits from Jimmy Garoppolo taking over as 49ers quarterback. With the downgrade on the strength of opponent and the upgrade in the QB situation, Aiyuk's prospects roughly equal out. You should treat him as a "hold" this week.

    Sep 23 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Deebo Samuel Looks To Challenge Denver D on SNF

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel faces the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football in Week 3. The Broncos have a tough defense, which ranks eighth in PFF grade and third in least yards allowed per game. They have excelled at limiting both receiving and rushing playsboth of Samuel's specialties. But they haven't played any team as dynamic as the 49ers yet. While Samuel could be downgraded for facing a tough defense, he should also be upgraded with Jimmy Garoppolo coming in at 49ers quarterback. In his career, Samuel has scored three more PPR points per game when Garoppolo is playing versus when he is not (benefiting from more receiving yards and TDs). Samuel is an explosive player who can produce in a variety of ways, and it is best to leave him in your lineup most weeks.

    Sep 23 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Jimmy Garoppolo A Safe Choice For Superflex QB

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has his first start of 2022 against the stingy Denver Broncos defense on Sunday Night Football. The 30-year-old had to step in last week for the injured Trey Lance and went 13-of-21 passing for 154 yards and one touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks. The Broncos present a tougher challenge. While Seattle ranks as the No. 30 defense in PFF grades, Denver ranks eighth overall and boasts the fifth best pass rush and fifth best pass coverage. Neither Denver nor San Francisco have faced top tier competition yet, so Sunday Night will be a "prove it" game for both of them. Jimmy Garoppolo is a safe QB2 for superflex leagues who finished among the top 24 QBs in 14 out of the 15 games he started last season.

    Sep 23 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • George Kittle Practices Again Thursday

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (groin) got in another limited practice on Thursday. Kittle was looking much better at the end of last week before missing his second straight game to open up the season, but he's been limited so far this week and is trending in the right direction to make his 2022 season debut on Sunday night against the Denver Broncos. The 28-year-old will still be a shaky fantasy play this weekend if he's truly questionable for Sunday night, but we should have a better idea on whether he'll actually play in the next few days. Tyler Kroft (knee) is set to miss a few weeks with a sprained MCL, so if Kittle misses a third straight game, it will be Ross Dwelley and Charlie Woerner stepping into bigger roles at the position.

    Sep 22 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • Garoppolo advising Lance to try to stay positive

    Jimmy Garoppolo said Thursday he has spoken with Trey Lance a couple of times this week and has advised him to try to remain as positive as possible as he recovers from his season-ending ankle injury.

    Sep 22 · ESPN 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo Trey Lance
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