San Francisco 49ers

DEF, San Francisco 49ers

2022 Fantasy Rankings

DEF # 4 (Tier 1)
ADP (12-team PPR): 12.12, 148th

Position Rankings

Tier 1
2Indianapolis Colts, IND14 -12.11
3Los Angeles Rams, LAR7 -11.11
4San Francisco 49ers, SF9 -12.12
5Denver Broncos, DEN9 -13.10
6Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TB11 -12.11
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • 49ers Defense Limits Cardinals To 10, Picks Off Two Passes

    The San Francisco 49ers defensive unit held the Arizona Cardinals to 10 points in a 38-10 victory on Monday Night Football in Week 11. Niners S Jimmie Ward and rookie CB Samuel Womack III both made interceptions in the blowout victory. DE Nick Bosa, LB Fred Warner, and DT Kevin Givens all made sacks. CB Charvarius Ward led the team with nine solo tackles, including one for a loss. The 49ers finished as a top 12 DST. Womack and Jimmie Ward both finished as top six DBs in Rotoballer IDP scoring.

    Nov 22 · Source via 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • 49ers DST May Face Backup QB In Week 11

    The San Francisco 49ers defensive unit faces an Arizona Cardinals team that has been battered by injuries to key offensive players. Cards QB Kyler Murray's status and that of WR DeAndre Hopkins are up in the air. Murray missed last week and is looking like a game-time decision in this week's Monday Night Football showdown. Arizona is a slightly above average offense when Murray plays, but they should be downgraded to below average if he misses this week. However, while backup QB Colt McCoy is not as dynamic as Murray, he is careful with the football; he only threw one interception last season and has a career 2.6% interception rate. The 49ers defense might limit Arizona's scoring, but they might not generate many turnovers in Week 11.

    Nov 19 · Source via 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • 49ers Defense A Solid Fantasy Option In Week 10

    The San Francisco 49ers defense draws a decent matchup at home against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 10. The Chargers have underperformed on offense in 2022 and will likely be down their top-two wide receivers in Mike Williams and Keenan Allen in Week 10's Sunday night game. Overall, Los Angeles has been a tough matchup for defenses in fantasy, allowing the 27th-most fantasy points per game to the position in 2022. That being said, San Francisco is installed as seven-point home favorites in a game with a 45.5-point over/under. Fantasy gamers can trust their defense as a top-six option heading into Week 10.

    Nov 8 · Source via 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • 49ers Defense Gets Torched By Chiefs

    The San Francisco 49ers defense got torched by Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, who won 44-23. Chiefs QB Mahomes threw for 423 yards and three touchdowns. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling both went over 100 yards receiving. In all the Chiefs gained 529 yards on 58 plays and converted 6-out-of-9 third downs. The Niners defense has been beat up. DT Arik Armstead, CB Dontae Johnson, and DE Kemoko Turay were all inactive. But playmakers like DE Nick Bosa and S Talanoa Hufanga who were on the injury list did recover and were able to contributeBosa with a sack and Hufanga with a pick. The 49ers also recovered a fumble, but that was it for their fantasy points from impact plays. With 44 points allowed, they lost fantasy points on the scoring. The 49ers should be a top defense with the talent they have, but they have underperformed of late. The Chiefs offense is so strong, this week can be chalked up to a poor matchup. They will hope to improve next week against the struggling Rams offense.

    Oct 24 · Source via 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • 49ers Defense Faces No. 1 Scoring Offense

    The San Francisco 49ers defense faces the high-octane Kansas City Chiefs offense in Week 7. The Chiefs are the No. 1 scoring offense all season long and in the past three game average. They are careful with the football, too, giving the ball away less frequently than all but four teams. This tough matchup is made more difficult because of many injuries on defense. DT Arik Armstead (foot), DE Samsom Ebukam (achilles), S Talanoa Hufanga (concussion), and CB Charvarius Ward (groin) have all missed practices, while CB Jimmie Ward (hand) and DE Nick Bosa (groin) have been limited. This is not the best matchup for the 49ers DST. But the 49ers are one of the highest-scoring DSTs, so fantasy managers should not cut them, and, with all the randomness at DST, it is not worth picking up a second DST unless your league has a very deep bench, so you should probably start the 49ers at DST if you have them.

    Oct 21 · Source via 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • 49ers Defense Hobbled By Injuries Can't Stop Falcons

    The San Francisco 49ers defense and special teams unit gave up 28 points (21 of those offensive points) to the Atlanta Falcons, allowed 168 rushing yards, and failed to generate any turnovers. The absence of NFC sack leader Nick Bosa (groin) hurt them. Without him, they only made two sacks. CB Emmanuel Moseley(torn ACL) and DT Javon Kinlaw(right knee)also missed the game, and S Talanoa Hufanga, LB Samson Ebukam, DE Drake Jackson, and S Tarvarius Moore all had to leave the field with medical issues in game. The good news for the Niners is that second-year breakout star Hufanga cleared concussion protocol, and Bosa could return next week against Kansas City.

    Oct 16 · Source via 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 49ers Defense Shuts Out Seahawks

    The San Francisco 49ers defense and special teams unit limited the Seattle Seahawks to zero offensive points and forced three takeaways in a 27-7 drubbing of their divisional rivals. Defensive end Nick Bosa made two sacks, the Niners' only two of the game. Cornerback Charvarius Ward and safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. both made an interception each. The Seahawks' only score came on a blocked field goal attempt returned for a touchdown. The Niners will finish as one of the top defenses of Week 2. Next week, they go to Denver to take on the Russell Wilson-led Broncos, who have not been living up to expectations.

    Sep 19 · Source via 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • 49ers Defense Week 2 Outlook

    The San Francisco 49ers defensive and special teams unit faces a Seattle Seahawks offense that entered the season with low expectations. The Seahawks ranked 20th in total offense last seasonand that was with Russell Wilson at quarterback. Now Geno Smith is the starter. He looked very bad early in his career, then he only played in six games since joining the Seahawks in 2020, but in those six games, he actually looked good. Still, Seattle only gained 253 yards and scored 17 points Week 1. The 49ers DST is a possible streaming option Week 2 with borderline DST1 potential.

    Sep 16 · Source via 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • 49ers Defense Limits Bears Offense To 204 Yards

    The San Francisco 49ers defense and special teams unit limited the Chicago Bears offense to 204 yards and 19 points. While they did a good job slowing down the Bears offense, they did not add many big plays. They produced just two sacks and one interception. Hence, the strong defensive performance did not score many fantasy points. Big defensive plays are hard to predict from week to week, and the 49ers still have playmaker potential in DE Nick Bosa and young emerging players like SS Talanoa Hufanga and DB Samuel Womack III. Hufanga, who, in his second season, is starting for the first four games in place of the injured Jimmie Ward, had a breakout game, making 11 tackles and an interception.

    Sep 12 · Source via 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • 49ers Defense A Top Option In Week 1

    The San Francisco 49ers defensive and special teams unit has a favorable matchup against a Chicago Bears offense that should struggle to move the ball. Last season, the Bears ranked 27th in points scored and 24th in total yards. Their weak offensive line allowed their quarterback to be sacked 58 times, the most in the NFL. The 49ers sacked Bears QB Justin Fields four times when they faced him last season. The Bears offense hasn't done much to improve. Their offensive line strength comes in 31st out of 32 teams in PFF's preseason rankings. Their receiving core is dead last, after the departure of Allen Robinson II in the offseason. Fields might take a step up this season, but without weapons or protection, he can't do it all by himself. The 49ers DST is a strong choice for starting or streaming in a matchup that should give them the chance to create turnovers and make plays.

    Sep 9 · Source via 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • Team Defense Stats



    1@CHIL 10-194.02110019
    2SEAW 27-77.0322007
    3@DENL 10-115.04010011
    4LARW 24-916.0712109
    5@CARW 37-1514.06111015
    6@ATLL 14-282.02000028
    7KCL 23-443.01110044
    8@LARW 31-143.02010014
    10LACW 22-164.03100016
    11@ARIW 38-105.03200010
    12NOW 13-03.0102000


    1@DETW 41-3310.03101033
    2@PHIW 17-112.02000011
    3GBL 28-301.01000030
    4SEAL 21-283.03000028
    5@ARIL 10-173.02010017
    7INDL 18-303.01020030
    8@CHIW 33-225.04100022
    9ARIL 17-312.02000031
    10LARW 31-1010.02201010
    11@JACW 30-105.03020010
    12MINW 34-263.01110026
    13@SEAL 23-307.04120030
    14@CINW 26-237.05020023
    15ATLW 31-134.03010013
    16@TENL 17-204.04000020
    17HOUW 23-74.0310007
    18@LARW 27-247.05200024
    WC@DALW 23-176.05100017
    DP@GBW 13-106.05010010
    CC@LARL 17-203.02100020


    1ARIL 20-243.02100024
    2@NYJW 31-131.01000013
    3@NYGW 36-95.0212009
    4PHIL 20-254.03100025
    5MIAL 17-432.02000043
    6LARW 24-161.00100016
    7@NEW 33-66.0240006
    8@SEAL 27-372.02000037
    9GBL 17-341.01000034
    10@NOL 13-275.03020027
    12@LARW 23-2012.02221020
    13BUFL 24-342.01010034
    14WASL 15-233.02100023
    15@DALL 33-412.02000041
    16@ARIW 20-125.03110012
    17SEAL 23-262.02000026


    1@TBW 31-1719.03312017
    2@CINW 41-175.04100017
    3PITW 24-204.02110020
    5CLEW 31-38.0422003
    6@LARW 20-75.0401007
    7@WASW 9-04.0301000
    8CARW 51-1310.07300013
    9@ARIW 28-253.03000025
    10SEAL 24-2715.05131027
    11ARIW 36-2612.04021026
    12GBW 37-86.0501008
    13@BALL 17-202.01010020
    14@NOW 48-461.00010046
    15ATLL 22-293.02010029
    16LARW 34-317.00101031
    17@SEAW 26-211.01000021
    DPMINW 27-108.06110010
    CCGBW 37-206.03210020
    SB@KCL 20-316.04200031

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