49ers Fantasy News

49ers expected to hire Kyle Shanahan as head coach

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 10:20pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Kyle Shanahan is expected to be named the 49ers head coach sometime after Super Bowl 51 on February 5 as NFL rules prevent an official hiring of a coach on a playoff team until that team's season is over.

Fantasy Impact:

Shanahan has nine years of experience as an offensive coordinator and his offenses have finished in the top 10 in yards gained six times. He is a rising star after guiding the Falcons' offense to a #2 finish in yards gained and #1 overall in points scored this season.

Redskins promote Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator

Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:43am

Redskins.com - [Full Article]

The Washington Redskins have promoted Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator, the team announced on Monday. Additionally, the Redskins have hired Kevin O'Connell to be the team's next quarterbacks coach.

Prior to joining the Redskins’ coaching staff in 2015, Cavanaugh was previously quarterbacks coach for the Arizona Cardinals (1994-95), quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers (1996), offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears (1997-98), offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens (1999-04), quarterbacks coach for the New York Jets (2009-12) and quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears (2013-14).

Fantasy Impact:

In eight seasons as an offensive coordinator, Cavanaugh's offenses have never finished higher than 14th in yards gained, with an average ranking of 21.3.

49ers fire HC Chip Kelly, GM Trent Baalke

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 9:48pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

On the heels of one of the worst seasons in franchise history, the 49ers fired Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke on Sunday.

Kelly, who was hired by San Francisco last January after he was let go by the Philadelphia Eagles, failed to turn around a 49ers team that limped to a 2-14 finish.

Baalke, who served as GM since 2011 and whose firing he confirmed earlier Sunday morning, couldn't reverse a franchise trajectory that has been falling since the team's appearance in Super Bowl XLVII at the end of the 2012 season.

Fantasy Impact:

San Francisco will have its fourth coach in five seasons when it opens the 2017 season.

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 3:07pm

49ers Inactives
Tank Carradine LB
Mike Davis RB
Blaine Gabbert QB
Prince Charles Iworah CB
Tony Jerod-Eddie DE
Zach Moore DE
Andrew Tiller G

Report: Full house-cleaning 'likely' for 49ers

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 8:10am

NFL.com

The 49ers will play the Seahawks on Sunday, and when they are done it will conclude another frustrating, disappointing season. In the first year under coach Chip Kelly, they went backward.

And now, San Francisco faces an offseason of change with the goal of returning the organization to the upper echelon spot it has held so often in the league's history.

Owner Jed York and the 49ers' key decision-makers are expected to replace both embattled GM Trent Baalke and Kelly, multiple sources say. A full house-cleaning is described as "likely" by several people with knowledge of the situation.

Fantasy Impact:

A final decision won't come until after Sunday's game. But it would be a major surprise if either Kelly or Baalke keep their jobs.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

49ers RB Shaun Draughn (ribs) took full practice reps all week. Draughn figures to play a big role with Carlos Hyde out. The matchup isn’t good, but he could rack up the catches.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday. The Seahawks have plenty to play for, so Rawls should see a sizable workload against the 49ers.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Graham should be out there against the 49ers.

Seahawks work out RBs; expect Thomas Rawls to play

Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 9:17pm

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

While Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday he expects Thomas Rawls will be able to play Sunday against the 49ers, the team appears to be looking at other tailback options just in case — either for this week or the playoffs.

The NFL’s official transaction wire confirmed that the Seahawks on Tuesday worked out five running backs, four of whom have some significant NFL experience — Stevan Ridley, Jonas Gray, LaMichael James, Dominique Williams and Daniel Herron.

There was also a report (which has yet to be confirmed by the transaction wire or the team) that the Seahawks have re-signed running back Kelvin Taylor to the practice squad. Taylor, a sixth-round pick of the 49ers this year, was on Seattle’s active roster for the win over the Rams, then released the following week. He is the son of former NFL star Fred Taylor, and like his father played at Florida.

Related players: Alex Collins

Fantasy Impact:

Rawls suffered a bruised shoulder in the first half of Saturday’s 34-31 win over Arizona and did not play in the second half. HC Pete Carroll expects Rawls to be OK.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 12:01pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

As you'd expect for a 2-13 team, rumors have swirled about the future of 49ers HC Chip Kelly. To this point, nothing has been decided or, if it has, those decisions haven't been announced. It's expected that after such a bad season the Niners will make at least some changes, but it's unclear how far-reaching those alterations will be.

Fantasy Impact:

Kelly is in the first year of a four-year, $24 million contract he signed with the team in January. It seems unlikely the Niners would want to move on from Kelly and hire a fourth coach in four seasons, especially considering Kelly wasn't working with much of a roster this season. But if a new GM is brought in, it's possible there's a coaching change as well.

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (MCL) to miss Week 17

Monday, December 26, 2016, 4:16pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The San Francisco 49ers lost another starter for the remainder of the regular season.

Running back Carlos Hyde suffered a serious MCL sprain that will knock him out of the Week 17 tilt versus the Seattle Seahawks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported per a source informed of the situation.

Fantasy Impact:

Hyde was hit on his left leg in Saturday's win over the Los Angeles Rams. The 26-year-old back walked off under his own power, but didn't return to the contest. He was hoping the injury wasn't serious so he could play Week 17 but serious or not, there isn't much of a reason for the team to rush it's star RB back to the field.

Rams WR Kenny Britt reinjures shoulder

Sunday, December 25, 2016, 1:03pm

ABC News - [Full Article]

Rams WR Kenny Britt was on the injury report this week due to his shoulder, and he reaggravated the injury on Saturday against the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact:

The team ruled him out for the game in the third quarter. Britt was shaping up to be a nice fantasy play against the 49ers but is now a question mark for Week 17.

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (knee) 'praying' injury not serious

Sunday, December 25, 2016, 12:19pm

San Francisco Chronicle - [Full Article]

Carlos Hyde is just 12 rushing yards from the first 1,000-yard season of his career.
And he might not get there.

The 49ers’ running back left in the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ 22-21 win over the Rams on Saturday when cornerback E.J. Gaines slammed into his left knee after he caught a short pass. Hyde lost a fumble on the play and it initially appeared he might have suffered a horrific injury.

Related players: DuJuan Harris, Shaun Draughn, Mike Davis

Fantasy Impact:

As the story said, Hyde was able to walk to the locker room, with just a slight limp, and he was hopeful that the MRI exam he’ll have Sunday will provide good news. He didn’t rule out playing in the season finale against the Seahawks next Sunday. Obviously we can't take a players optimism too seriously. With a week to go and the season lost, there isn't much reason to play Hyde if he's not 100-percent. Harris played well with Hyde out earlier this season, but Draughn and Davis could also figure in should Hyde miss time.

Saturday, December 24, 2016, 3:10pm

49ers Inactives
Tank Carradine LB
Mike Davis RB
Glenn Dorsey NT
Blaine Gabbert QB
Dontae Johnson CB
Marcus Martin OG
Joe Staley T

Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm

Rams QB Jared Goff (concussion) took full practice reps all week. Goff will start Week 16. He has a fantastic matchup with the 49ers.

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