Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 3/16/19 4:12pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman is expected to lead what could be a group of four active running backs on game days this season. Coleman and fellow RBs Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert would comprise the foursome.
Huddle Up: It's an admirable group, but this could be a nuisance for fantasy purposes. Coleman is the running back to own in San Francisco, but McKinnon and company really limit his ceiling. Both Coleman and McKinnon still possess PPR RB2 upside.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 3/7/19 2:16pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon had his 2019 option declined Thursday, March 7, and will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Huddle Up: Garcon has dealt with injuries over the last several seasons but could still be a reliable receiver for a team. He probably will only be a late-round option in some fantasy leagues but is no longer a starting option.
Dante Pettis - WRPosted 2/28/19 2:01pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis came on strong at the end of 2018 and ended his rookie season with 467 receiving yards and five touchdowns, setting the stage for an important offseason and high expectations in 2019. 'We loved the way he closed this season. There's some maturation that I think is naturally going to come in terms of putting some girth on and some strength. I think this offseason is very important for him,' general manager John Lynch told the team's website.
Huddle Up: Many thoughts Pettis was overdrafted in the second round last spring as a slightly above-average college receiver with great return skills, but he emerged as the team's top threat at wideout by season's end and performed at a WR3 level in fantasy after the team's Week 11 bye. If he is featured next season in the same way he was toward the end of 2018. It's not out of the question he could push for 60 or 70 catches.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 2/27/19 11:46am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) is on schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament last year and is expected to be the No. 1 running back for the 49ers this season, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: McKinnon is a playmaker and a PPR RB1 candidate at his best, but Matt Breida is an underrated fantasy football running back. He totaled over 1,000 yards and five touchdowns in 2018 with McKinnon out. If McKinnon is hurt again or doesn't perform well enough, Breida will be chomping at the bit to take over.
Robbie Gould - PKPosted 2/18/19 1:04pm ET
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent PK Robbie Gould is expected to be franchise tagged this offseason if a long-term deal is not able to be reached. Franchise tags for kickers are expected to be worth $5 million.
Huddle Up: Gould was the most accurate kicker in football last year, connecting on 33 of his 34 field-goal attempts. Even at 36 years old, Gould demands No. 1 fantasy kicker consideration.
Dante Pettis - WRPosted 2/15/19 7:12pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis (knee) caught 24 passes for 371 yards and four touchdowns from Week 10 to Week 16.
Huddle Up: Pettis flashed his potential down the stretch, and he could be poised to break out in 2019 if both he and Jimmy Garoppolo are healthy.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 2/14/19 6:01am ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon will not have his option exercised for 2019.
Huddle Up: He'll be 33 in August and has played just eight games each of the last two seasons. His fantasy value is flatlining, but he could still be worth a WR5 grab in the right offense.
Robbie Gould - PKPosted 2/3/19 6:00am ET
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said that the team has been in contact with representatives for PK Robbie Gould regarding a contract for the 2019 season. However, multiple sources claim that no deal appears imminent.
Huddle Up: The 36-year-old Gould had an excellent year in 2018, going 33-for-34 on field-goal attempts and 27-for-29 on extra-point attempts. He should be viewed as a solid placekicking option in all fantasy formats heading into 2019.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QBPosted 2/3/19 9:30am ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is working to recover from the ACL tear that cut his 2018 season short, and his progress has impressed head coach Kyle Shanahan. 'He looks good, I'm not allowed to be working with him right now, but I was in the office a couple of days ago, I was stalking him while watching him out my window,' Shanahan said Friday, Feb. 1, during an interview with San Francisco radio station KNBR. 'He actually surprised me, he was running around, throwing, doing some stuff out of the pocket. I even had to call our trainer and ask 'should he be moving that much?' and he said he should be. It's cool to see.'
Huddle Up: By all continuing indications, Garoppolo's rehab progress appears to be ahead of schedule, and he'll be a solid QB1 sleeper candidate in drafts this summer.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 1/23/19 5:31pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon is expected to be released this offseason. He is scheduled to make $6 million in 2019.
Huddle Up: Garcon has been limited to only 16 games over the last two seasons because of injuries and has only 786 yards and one touchdown during that span. He may receive some interest if he is available this offseason but can be avoided in fantasy drafts.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QBPosted 1/22/19 9:38am ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) was throwing passes to RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) recently, 49ers general manager John Lynch said Tuesday, Jan. 22, in an interview.
Huddle Up: All appears to be going well in the recovery of Garoppolo, who was injured in Week 3. There are sure to be plenty of updates upcoming throughout the offseason, but expect Garoppolo to be ready for training camp.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 1/22/19 9:44am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) was recently seen catching passes from QB Jimmy Garoppolo, general manager John Lynch said Tuesday, Jan. 22, in an interview.
Huddle Up: A preseason knee injury shelved McKinnon for the season, but at least it happened earlier enough that McKinnon is expected to participate in training camp and be ready for the start of 2019 season. And that coupled with the Niners' strong productiveness with several different backs makes McKinnon an intriguing fantasy bounce-back candidate.
George Kittle - TEPosted 1/18/19 10:20am ET
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle set a single-season tight end record with 1,377 receiving yards in 2018 and was one of four tight ends to lead their teams in receiving yards. Kittle also paced all tight ends with six receptions of 40-plus yards.
Huddle Up: Kittle was one of the elite fantasy finds/breakouts of 2018 and should join Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz as one of the top three tight ends off the board in re-draft leagues this summer.
Dante Pettis - WRPosted 12/29/18 1:15pm ET
The San Francisco 49ers placed WR Dante Pettis (knee) on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 29, officially ending his season with 27 grabs, 467 yards and five touchdowns across 12 games.
Huddle Up: The rookie out of Washington showed some glimpses of brilliance and big-play ability, averaging 17.3 yards per grab. And he was doing it without starting QB Jimmy Garoppolo, who was injured early on. Pettis could be quite a fantasy sleeper heading into 2019 if he and his QB are each healthy.
Matt Breida - RBPosted 12/29/18 1:11pm ET
The San Francisco 49ers placed RB Matt Breida (ankle) on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 29, ending his season with 814 rushing yards and three touchdowns across 14 games.
Huddle Up: Breida was battling a nagging ankle injury and other assorted bumps and bruises throughout the season, but he did a pretty decent job at times stepping in for the injured Jerick McKinnon. His fantasy appeal in 2019 will be predicated on McKinnon's rehab and how the workload is distributed.
Matt Breida - RBPosted 12/28/18 4:11pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and has been ruled out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Jeffery Wilson should receive the start with Breida ruled out and has played well in his limited time this season. He can be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option in most leagues.
Dante Pettis - WRPosted 12/28/18 4:19pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and has been ruled out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Kendrick Bourne, Trent Taylor and Richie James likely will be the top receivers for the 49ers this week. George Kittle may be on the only pass catcher that owners should consider for their lineups, but Bourne could be an option in some deeper leagues.
George Kittle - TEPosted 12/28/18 8:25pm ET
Sam Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle is averaging six receptions on 9.3 targets for 92 yards per game since QB Nick Mullens took over as the starter in Week 9.
Huddle Up: Kittle has delivered at least 70 receiving yards in five of the seven games with Mullens under center, and he should end an impressive season on a high note when he faces the Rams in Week 17. Kittle finished with five catches for 98 yards and a score against the Rams earlier this year.
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 12/27/18 3:48pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (calf) didn't practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: If he plays, Goodwin will have a chance to end his 2018 season on a high note given the lack of playmakers San Francisco has right now with both Matt Breida and Dante Pettis already declared out. If Goodwin can't go, Kendrick Bourne would get a sizable boost and qualify at least as a WR4.
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 12/26/18 11:01am ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (calf, Achilles') is not practicing Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Dante Pettis isn't playing this week, so Goodwin would ideally see plenty of targets if he were to play. If he is ruled out then George Kittle would be due for even more looks as top-tier TE1.
Matt Breida - RBPosted 12/24/18 12:16pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) will not play in Week 17 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: It means Jeff Wilson should have the backfield to himself. Despite consistently fighting through and reinjuring his ankle on almost a weekly basis from Week 5 on, Breida proved he has the ability to be a very good starting running back in the league. He will likely be on equal footing with Jerick McKinnon to begin 2019 and should be viewed as a flex option at the very least.
Matt Breida - RBPosted 12/23/18 2:20pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) left the Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears in the first half due to an ankle injury and he was taken to the locker room. Breida is questionable to return.
Huddle Up: With Breida off at the moment it appears Jeff Wilson Jr. will be the lead tailback for the 49ers.
George Kittle - TEPosted 12/23/18 8:53pm ET
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle caught seven of his 12 targets for 74 yards in a 14-9 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Even in an ugly showing for the San Francisco offense, Kittle managed to put up a solid line. He's been a lock for 50-plus yards week in and week out.
Matt Breida - RBPosted 12/23/18 8:46pm ET
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) did not return against the Chicago Bears in Week 16 after suffering an ankle injury. He finished with four carries for 20 yards and caught one pass for six yards before exiting.
Huddle Up: Breida has been battling injuries over the final weeks, and if he can't suit up in the final week of the season, Jeff Wilson will have some flex potential as the lead back.
Dante Pettis - WRPosted 12/23/18 8:35pm ET
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis (knee) did not return against the Chicago Bears in Week 16 after suffering a knee injury. He finished with three catches for 21 yards.
Huddle Up: Pettis has flashed his potential in recent weeks, and if he is able to play in Week 17, he has proven he can be a worthwhile flex play.
Jeffery Wilson - RBPosted 12/23/18 9:01pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Jeffery Wilson rushed 11 times for 27 and caught one pass for six yards in a 14-9 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Wilson took over as the lead back when Matt Breida went down, and if Breida can't play in Week 17, Wilson could be a volume-based flex play.
Kendrick Bourne - WRPosted 12/23/18 11:37pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Kendrick Bourne four of his five targets for 73 yards in Week 16 versus the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Bourne got more run in this one as a result of an early injury to Dante Pettis, but it should be noted this is the second straight year in which Bourne has made an impact late in the season. With Pettis set to miss Week 17, Bourne could be a serviceable WR3 in Week 17 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Matt Breida - RBPosted 12/21/18 1:30pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Breida returned to the lineup last week and posted nearly 100 yards in total offense. He will be facing a tougher defense this week but can still be a No. 2 running back or flex option for owners.
Matt Breida - RBPosted 12/20/18 3:52pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Breida again had to exit the team's last game due to his injured ankle but it looks like that won't keep him from suiting up in Week 16. Even so, he's a dicey play considering he's had to depart in his last two games. Additionally, the emergence of Jeff Wilson means he may see less than his usual workload. Owners should ponder more reliable options than Breida.
Matt Breida - RBPosted 12/19/18 2:50pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: Breida is building a reputation for fragility as it seems he is hurt or aggravates an injury every week now. If he can't enter the weekend at full health then he's not worth starting in a daunting matchup with the Chicago Bears.
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