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Sunday, October 19, 2014, 7:28pm

49ers Inactives
Tank Carradine DE
Chris Culliver CB
Mike Iupati G
Marcus Martin C
Quinton Patton WR
Jimmie Ward S
Patrick Willis ILB

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49ers TE Vernon Davis feeling 'much better' heading into Week 7

Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:44pm

49ers - [Full Article]

49ers tight end Vernon Davis said he chose to play on Monday night in St. Louis and that he felt poorly during the game. How does number 85 feel entering Sunday night? "Much better," he said. "But it's pretty brutal on the body. It's a quick turnaround, so you have to on your game mentally."

Fantasy Impact:

Davis is a better play this week due to his improved health and a matchup with the Broncos, who may jump out to a lead and force more pass attempts by the 49ers.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7. Ronnie Hillman will once again be the lead back in Week 7. He has a tough matchup against the 49ers.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

49ers WR Stevie Johnson (hip, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 7.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

49ers TE Vernon Davis (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 7. It looks like Davis is getting closer to 100 percent. The 49ers may need him to keep up with the Broncos on Sunday.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) missed practice again Thursday. Ronnie Hillman will once again be the lead back in Week 7. He has a tough matchup against the 49ers.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

49ers WR Stevie Johnson (hip) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) practiced fully Wednesday. It looks like Davis is getting closer to 100 percent. The 49ers may need him to keep up with the Broncos on Sunday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) did not practice Wednesday. Ronnie Hillman will once again be the lead back in Week 7. He has a tough matchup against the 49ers.

Zac Stacy ACTIVE for MNF

Monday, October 13, 2014, 7:13pm

Rams Inactives
Alex Carrington DE
Chris Givens WR
Trumaine Johnson CB
Barrett Jones G
Case Keenum QB
Brandon McGee CB
Chase Reynolds RB

Fantasy Impact:

It's not a surprise, but Zac Stacy is active and will play against the 49ers on Monday night. He was listed as probable heading into this contest. The 49ers are the top team in allowing fantasy points to RBs, so this isn't a great matchup. On top of that, it looks like Benny Cunningham will steal some work.

Vernon Davis ACTIVE for Monday night

Monday, October 13, 2014, 7:10pm

49ers Inactives
Tramaine Brock CB
Tank Cornellius DE
Anthony Davis T
Quinton Dial DE
Marcus Martin C
L.J. McCray DB
Quinton Patton WR

Fantasy Impact:

TE Vernon Davis was a question mark with a back injury coming into this one, but will play on Monday night. It's a decent matchup against the Rams who rank 18th in allowing fantasy points to TEs.

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:46pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

St. Louis running back Zac Stacy should be as busy as usual Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers.

Stacy's status was in question after the second-year player left the Rams' game last week at Philadelphia because of a calf strain. After missing practice early in the week, he was back in full swing Friday and Saturday.

''I had a good week of prep this week, got back running around earlier this week,'' Stacy said. ''It feels good, ready to go.''
Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Stacy responded well as a full participant in practices Friday and Saturday.

''Usually, if there's any doubt in our minds, we'll list him as limited and questionable, but he will be listed as full practice, probable,'' Fisher said.

Fantasy Impact:

Benny Cunningham should be in store for some work as well. It's not a great matchup against the 49ers rush defense but Stacy is listed as probable. The Rams will just have to keep this game close to utilize the running game. Stacy is ranked just 28th on our list and the 9ers are the top team in allowing fantasy points to RBs.

MNF Injury Report Week 6 - Vernon Davis QUESTIONABLE, Zac Stacy PROBABLE

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 5:37pm

CB Tramaine Brock (toe)

T Anthony Davis (knee, ankle), TE Vernon Davis (back), C Marcus Martin (knee), LB Nick Moody (hamstring)

CB Chis Cook (quadricep), DE Tony Jerod-Eddie (shoulder), DE Ray McDonald (knee), DT Ian Williams (ankle), P Andy Lee (right ankle), DE Justin Smith (not injury related)

CB Trumaine Johnson (knee), CB Brandon McGee (foot)

DT Alex Carrington (knee), LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar (groin), C Barrett Jones (back), RB Chase Reynolds (hip)

WR Kenny Britt (knee), DE Eugene Sims (groin), RB Zac Stacy (calf)

Fantasy Impact:

Davis was limited in practice all week and is a big question mark heading into Monday night. If Rams TE Jared Cook is available in your league he may make for a solid, last-minute option since it looks like Davis is headed for a game-time call. For the Rams, Britt and Stacy are probably, but it will be a tough matchup for Stacy and the Rams running attack.

Bears Beat: WR Brandon Marshall 'quietly fuming' about his lack of touches

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1:19pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Bears beat writer Michael C. Wright: After catching 13 passes for 119 yards and four touchdowns over the first two weeks of the season, Brandon Marshall has hauled in just six balls for 69 yards and one score over the past three games, and he's quietly fuming about his lack of touches. Bears coach Marc Trestman wants to remedy the situation, and says the team is looking to find ways schematically to target Marshall more in the passing game because "when he touches the ball, good things happen." So look for the Bears to make a concerted effort this week to make Marshall a focal part of the attack against a Falcons defense that ranks 24th against the pass.

Fantasy Impact:

Marshall has been a source of frustration for fantasy owners, who likely benched him during his three-TD outburst against the 49ers and then had him in the lineup in the last three weeks for three consecutive below average games. He's a must-start this week against the Falcons and it sounds as if the Bears are going to feed him the ball early and often.

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:10am

Philly.com - [Full Article]

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy was ready.

It was late, the game was on the line, and he wanted the ball. But his number wasn't called, and he seethed.

"Yeah, I was hot. I mean, who wouldn't want the ball?" McCoy said. "I wasn't [angry], but I thought I was getting it."

While the running back's reaction may seem like a reversal from statements he made this past week, the pivotal moment in question wasn't the Eagles' late-game decision to go with Darren Sproles over McCoy against the Rams last Sunday.

It happened a week earlier against the 49ers. The Eagles, trailing by five points, drove down the field. A McCoy 5-yard carry on second down put them 11/2 yards from the goal line. During the two-minute warning, McCoy said he was told he would get the ball.

Fantasy Impact:

That's been back-to-back games the Eagles haven't gone with their stud RB in key situations. Last week a lot was made over the Eagles taking out McCoy for Sproles later in the game to kill the clock. Sproles busted off a long run for a first down and never came out of the game after that. The issue with McCoy has been dancing around and looking for room that often isn't there behind a banged up line. He seems to refuse to take what little is there and will try to make more. While Sproles, on the other hand, is taking what's there. McCoy is going to get his carries and still finished with 24 and four catches, but the team isn't afraid to use Sproles at just about any time in the game.