49ers Fantasy News

49ers TE Vernon Davis said his speed 'returned' during bye week

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:18pm

49ers.com - [Full Article]

With San Francisco taking Week 8 off as its bye, you can be assured that there was no player more thrilled with the timing than the 49ers' most prolific tight end, Vernon Davis.

“I think the bye week was a great opportunity for me to try and work on a couple of things and get healthy,” Davis told reporters on Thursday. “It was pretty good for me overall.”

Davis said his speed has returned this week at practice. Greg Roman also has witnessed a determined pass-catcher.

“He’s got a very focused glare when it comes to what he wants to accomplish from here on out,” the team’s offensive coordinator said.

Fantasy Impact:

Davis is currently our #12 TE for Week 9. He hasn't done much since Week 1 thanks to a few nagging injuries, most recently a back injury. He should perform better down the stretch.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Rams WR Kenny Britt (hip) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Britt is expected to play against the 49ers. He’ll be the team’s WR1 going forward with Brian Quick out for the year.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Rams WR Kenny Britt (hip) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Britt is expected to play against the 49ers. He’ll be the team’s WR1 going forward with Brian Quick out for the year.

49ers are in 'no rush' with RB Marcus Lattimore

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:10pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

As soon as a player on a reserve list is allowed to practice, a 21-day window opens. At the end of those three weeks, a decision must be made whether to promote the player to the 53-man roster, place him on season-ending injured reserve or release him.

If Marcus Lattimore’s practice window opened on Monday, the 49ers would have to make a decision on Nov. 16, the day of their game at the New York Giants. Coach Jim Harbaugh said the team would be able to make a better evaluation on a Monday or Tuesday after that game.

The 49ers have been patient with Lattimore. They did not rush him back onto the field during training camp. And they waited two extra days to have him begin practice because it was the right thing to do.

Right now, Lattimore appears to be insurance for the remainder of the season. And that’s OK. The 49ers are in no rush. He figures to be a part of the organization for years to come.

Fantasy Impact:

Lattimore is unlikely to make much of a fantasy impact this season barring an injury to Frank Gore and/or Carlos Hyde. He remains in the mix in dynasty formats, but Hyde seems to be the RB to own in San Francisco in dynasty leagues.

RGIII 'very, very, very close' to returning

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:58pm

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

Robert Griffin III is “very, very, very close” to returning to the Redskins’ lineup, Coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday. But the team still has not decided if it will happen Sunday in Minnesota or after the bye week.

“We’re not going to rush Robert back no matter what happens,” Gruden said on a conference call with reporters, asked whether Colt McCoy's performance in Dallas has changed Griffin's timeline at all. “We’re going to make sure he’s 100-percent. And until we feel like he’s 100-pecent, Colt will still play. And Colt did a great job, obviously, leading us to victory against Dallas.”

Gruden added: “But it’s all going to be predicated on when a doctor say he’s 100-percent, when Robert feels like he’s 100-percent and when I feel like he’s ready to take game-time reps.”

Griffin, who has been sidelined since Week 2 with a left ankle injury, was inactive for a sixth straight game on Monday night in Dallas, where McCoy shook off some early struggles and directed the Redskins to a 20-17 win in overtime.

Fantasy Impact:

The story added that after the game against Dallas, Griffin said he had hoped to return against the Cowboys but the Redskins’ medical team and coaching staff decided it would be best if he sat out a bit longer. How much longer could be determined in the coming days, according to Gruden. After an off day Tuesday, the players return to Redskins Park for a light practice on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will be normal workdays and, sometime after that, Gruden will make his decision on a starter, according to the story. The bye week follows the Minnesota game and it may be a logical opportunity to get RGIII an extra week of health. For those interested in RGIII, his schedule starts to look pretty good after the bye week with lots of "green" featured on his SOS profile. The way things stand now, only the 49ers (Week 12) is a tough matchup on paper between Weeks 11-16.

49ers RB Marcus Lattimore set to return to practice

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:55am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

49ers RB Marcus Lattimore, who endured one of the most gruesome in-game injuries we've ever seen on a football field back in 2012, will hit the practice field as an active participant for the first time in his career once the San Francisco 49ers return from the bye week.

Fantasy Impact:

Lattimore is behind Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde, so he's unlikely to make much of a fantasy impact this season, but it's good to hear that he's healthy enough to return to practice.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:39pm

National Football Post - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills are signing former Dallas Cowboys running back Phillip Tanner, according to a league source.

The Bills needed help at running back with injuries to C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. Tanner has visited the San Francisco 49ers this year and previously worked out for the Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts.

Tanner spent the last three seasons with the Cowboys and rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns, as well as nine receptions for 93 yards. He recorded 21 special teams tackles.

Fantasy Impact:

Tanner will be behind Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown.

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

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.