49ers Fantasy News

Monday, December 22, 2014, 3:59pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chargers coach Mike McCoy could have some reinforcements this week heading into the team’s final regular-season contest against the Kansas City Chiefs.

McCoy said running back Ryan Mathews and receiver Keenan Allen are possibilities to return to practice and ultimately to the field on game day.

Fantasy Impact:

Mathews missed the past two games with a severe ankle sprain and has not practiced over the period. Allen missed last week’s game against the San Francisco 49ers with a broken collarbone and an ankle injury.

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Monday, December 22, 2014, 3:57pm

National Football Post - [Full Article]

The 49ers are expected to end their relationship with coach Jim Harbaugh in some fashion shortly after the season ends, according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer.

It's been known for some time that Harbaugh wouldn't be back with the 49ers. But the questions left unanswered, to this point, have been when and where will he go? It appears those answers are coming into form.

Glazer reports that the 49ers are expected to be done with Harbaugh —whether he quits or is fired — within 24 to 48 hours of San Francisco's final game against the Cardinals. Given this scenario, the chances of trading Harbaugh to another NFL team appear extremely unlikely, since the 49ers would want to hold onto him longer to see if they could work something out.

Fantasy Impact:

Harbaugh has been recently linked to heading back to the college game to coach at Michigan.

Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree active for 49ers

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:11pm

49ers Inactives
Tramaine Brock CB
Ahmad Brooks OLB
Carlos Hyde RB
Josh Johnson QB
Steve Johnson WR
Joe Looney G
Andrew Tiller G

Fantasy Impact:

Frank Gore and Michael Crabtree are active as expected. Gore should see a good workload with Carlos Hyde out.

Rapoport: 49ers RB Frank Gore expected to play on Saturday

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 5:41pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

49ers RB Frank Gore (concussion) will play tonight vs. Chargers, source said.

Fantasy Impact:

Gore should see a few extra carries with Carlos Hyde out this week. He's our #23 RB in standard formats.

49ers RB Frank Gore (concussion) 'on pace to play' in Week 16

Friday, December 19, 2014, 7:00pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

Coach Jim Harbaugh said on Thursday that Gore is passing through the concussion protocol and is on pace to play Saturday night against the San Diego Chargers. Gore missed the entire second half of Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks with a concussion.

Fantasy Impact:

Gore may see a bigger than usual workload with Carlos Hyde out. Alfonso Smith should serve as Gore's primary backup.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

49ers RB Frank Gore (concussion, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 16. Gore is apparently on track to start against San Diego on Saturday, though he has yet to receive full clearance. Without Carlos Hyde vulturing carries, he could be in for a big workload. If he’s out, Alfonso Smith and Bruce Miller figure to form an ugly RBBC.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. Hyde is dealing with both ankle and back injuries and won’t play. Frank Gore has a concussion, but it sounds as if he’s going to start on Saturday. Alfonso Smith will serve as his primary backup.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

49ers WR Michael Crabtree (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 16. Crabtree should be fine to play in a nice matchup against San Diego. He has averaged 5.0-60-.20 in the five non-Seattle games since his Week 8 bye, averaging 9.2 targets in that span.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

49ers WR Stevie Johnson (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. This gives a slight bump to Anquan Bodlin and Michael Crabtree.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

49ers RB Frank Gore (concussion) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Gore is apparently on track to start against San Diego on Saturday. Without Carlos Hyde vulturing carries, he could be in for a big workload.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Hyde is dealing with both ankle and back injuries and said he doesn’t expect to play in Week 16, “barring a miracle.” Frank Gore has a concussion, but it sounds as if he’s going to start on Saturday. Alfonso Smith will serve as his primary backup.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

49ers WR Michael Crabtree (knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Crabtree should be fine to play in a nice matchup against San Diego.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

49ers WR Stevie Johnson (knee) missed practice again Thursday.

Carlos Hyde, Frank Gore don't practice for 49ers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 8:46pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

Running back Frank Gore did not participate in practice on Tuesday, as he arrived at the team facility after a visit to a doctor as part of the NFL’s protocol on concussions.

Gore must pass the designated steps in order to be available for the 49ers’ game Saturday night against the San Diego Chargers.

Gore did not play in the second half of the 49ers’ 17-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday after sustaining a concussion in the second quarter while blocking linebacker Bobby Wagner.

Fantasy Impact:

The story also said backup running back Carlos Hyde was also not seen on the field at the beginning of practice after sustaining right ankle and back injuries on a third-quarter play during Week 15. Right now, Alfonso Smith and Bruce Miller are the only other RBs on the 49ers roster. The 49ers play the Chargers on Saturday night so both backs lose a day as they try to get back on the field.

Kennan Allen has broken collarbone, ankle injury

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 2:49pm

Chargers.com - [Full Article]

Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen suffered a broken collarbone along with an ankle injury in Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos and is not expected to play Saturday when the Chargers head north to face the San Francisco 49ers.

Fantasy Impact:

Allen leads the Bolts in receptions (77) and yards (783), and has hauled in four touchdowns. After a very slow start to the season in terms of fantasy numbers, Allen had picked it up as of late during his sophomore season. There wasn't any more information available, but it would likely take a long playoff run to see Allen back on the field this season. Malcom Floyd, Eddie Royal and Antonio Gates could see more targets, and it's possible the Bolts go to more two TE sets, something they briefly used last year, and bust out Ladarius Green. At WR, Seyi Ajirotutu and Dontrelle Inman are next up on the depth chart.