49ers Fantasy News

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 7:23pm

49ers Inactives
Tramaine Brock CB
Anthony Davis T
Glenn Dorsey NT
Bruce Ellington WR
Josh Johnson QB
Vance McDonald TE
Quinton Patton WR

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:20pm

49ers RB Frank Gore (knee, probable) practiced fully Wednesday. Gore is good to go for a tough matchup against the Seahawks. He hasn’t run well in Seattle, but in his last two home games against the Seahawks, he has averaged 146 total yards.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:20pm

49ers WR Brandon Lloyd (quadricep, probable) practiced fully Wednesday.

Cardinals sign RB Michael Bush

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 8:33pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Arizona Cardinals are doing something about their troubled ground game.

The team on Tuesday announced the signing of veteran running back Michael Bush. In a corresponding move, the Cardinals released fellow runner Kerwynn Williams.

Bush, 30, hasn't played since making 13 appearances with the Bears last season as a short-yardage back who never lived up to the promise of the four-year deal he signed in 2012. The former Raiders starter rumbled for 977 yards with Oakland in 2011, but accounted for just 197 yards and three scores in the Windy City last autumn.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story said, in theory, Bush gives the Cardinals a physical presence they've missed this season. Andre Ellington is a tantalizing athlete, but Arizona's inability to sustain drives on the ground cost them dearly in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. Coming out of Week 12, only the Raiders are churning out fewer yards per outing than the Cards. The Cards have had some tough matchups at least in terms of fantasy. Things get a bit easier the next two weeks, but for fantasy playoffs, it's the Rams and Seahawks followed by the 49ers in Week 17, all in the top-five. Bush likely won't have much fantasy value, but could potentially steal short-yardage TDs.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 2:09pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Washington Post Redskins writer Mike Jones answered a fan's question about Robert Griffin III and the team's playcalling for him:

HC Jay Gruden's calling a vanilla offense because Griffin can’t handle a more complicated scheme right now. He has to call quick-hitters in an attempt to get the ball out of the quarterback’s hands, because he’s holding on to it too long as he struggles to play with rhythm and anticipation.

Gruden couldn’t afford to have Griffin stand in the pocket and wait for things to unfold downfield on Sunday because of the fierce 49ers defense. He got sacked six times while waiting for intermediate routes to unfold. Gruden tried to spice things up by calling for the Pierre Garcon end-around/pass downfield. He also called for Griffin to take a shot downfield, but he threw into double coverage and didn’t even see Pierre Garcon wide open in single coverage, also downfield.

Fantasy Impact:

Jones answered many frustrating questions from fans about RGIII. Another interesting answer was that Gruden is likely very frustrated Griffin hasn't picked up more of the offense by now, which leads Gruden to say things like: they intend to start Griffin this week. Jones went on to say Gruden was hired to fix RGIII but so far that hasn't happened and while he likely feels he needs to give RGIII more time, watching this offense is a struggle. It all adds up to meaning just about everyone on the Redskins offense is a risky fantasy play, especially as we head into the fantasy playoff season.

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3:05pm

49ers Inactives
Tramaine Brock CB
Anthony Davis T
Glenn Dorsey NT
Bruce Ellington WR
Josh Johnson QB
Vance McDonald TE
Quinton Patton WR

Harbaugh: Vernon Davis is like an olive jar... and he's 'ready to break out'

Friday, November 21, 2014, 10:56pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

49ers HC Jim Harbaugh on TE Vernon Davis:

“I just feel like he’s ready to break out. I really do. You use the old olive jar analogy. The olives are packed in there real tight and you open up the lid and you can’t get any to come out. You can even dump it upside down and it doesn’t come out. But if you get that one to come out, then they just want to all come out and plop out. So, I think that’s the case and I think it’s going to happen soon. Hopefully this weekend. Get that one big one and then they start coming out.”

Fantasy Impact:

Harbaugh has been asked repeatedly this week about Davis's lack of production, so he may be focused on getting his talented tight end going (or at least cognizant that he hasn't been producing). The matchup with the Redskins is favorable. Owners in need of a dart throw could do worse than Davis, who is one of the most talented tight ends in the league.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

49ers WR Brandon Lloyd (quadricep, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

49ers TE Vance McDonald (hip, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 12.

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) ruled out for Week 12

Friday, November 21, 2014, 1:24pm

John Keim, Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins TE Jordan Reed is out per HC Jay Gruden.

Fantasy Impact:

Paul was pretty good earlier in the year in a starting role. The Redskins may have trouble running on the 49ers, so that could lead to pass-happy play-calling by HC Jay Gruden.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

49ers WR Brandon Lloyd (quadricep) practiced fully Wednesday.

Monday, November 17, 2014, 2:44pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

Gore, 31, is in the final year of a contract extension he signed in 2011 that pays him an average annual salary of $6.5 million. He is setting out to prove that he is capable of being a productive player for a bit longer.

“I feel great and I know it’s a contract year for me,” Gore said. “I still love the game and I feel great and I still want to play the game. I feel like I’m still playing at a high level and you know I’m just coming out here week to week.

"And if I won’t be back here, then I’ll show the other teams what I can do.

“But I want to be back here.”

Fantasy Impact:

Gore's status in San Francisco is at least up in the air. The team has Carlos Hyde waiting in the wings but did lose Marcus Lattimore, who retired because of injuries.

Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:49pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Given the Giants' rushing woes, perhaps we shouldn't have been shocked that running back Rashad Jennings stayed on the field for nearly every snap against the San Francisco 49ers. But with Jennings clearly still rusty after a six-week layoff, it was certainly surprising that his backup, rookie Andre Williams barely saw any action.

Instead, in hopes of playing a ball-control style of offense, the Giants upped the snap count for players like backup tight end Daniel Fells in the jumbo package to give Jennings and the offensive line an extra blocker.

Fantasy Impact:

Williams underwhelmed as the feature back in Jennings' absence, failing to crack 60 yards and never rushing for more than 3.5 yards per carry over his four games as the starter. The story went on to say there were moments against the Niners, especially in short-yardage situations, where Williams might have been used earlier in the season, but for whatever reason was left on the bench. It appears to be good news for Jennings owners who stuck with him through the layoff. In Week 12, the Giants host Dallas, followed by Jacksonville and Tennessee which are fairly favorable matchups. However, the Redskins and Rams are in store for playoff Weeks 15 and 16, and present much more difficult matchups.

Peyton Hillis (concussion) placed on IR

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1:18pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Peyton Hillis is done for 2014.

The Giants announced Saturday that the veteran running back, who suffered a concussion in Week 10's loss to the Seahawks, has been placed on season-ending injured reserve.

This is the second straight year that Hillis has been sidelined by a concussion. He missed a game last December with the same issue, also suffered against the Seahawks. He finishes the season with 26 carries for 115 yards to go with 10 receptions for 87 yards. The Giants replaced Hillis on the roster by signing linebacker Justin Anderson off the practice squad.

Hillis, 28, primarily served as a third-down back for New York.

Fantasy Impact:

Andre Williams will be rejoined in the backfield this week by Rashad Jennings, who is expected to return to action on Sunday against the 49ers after missing five games with an MCL sprain, the story said. The 49ers don't present a great matchup for the running game however. Jennings is expected to get the bigger workload.

Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:06pm

49ers RB Frank Gore (hip, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 11. No worries here. Gore is an attractive play against a Giants defense that just gave up 350 rushing yards to the Seahawks in Week 10.