49ers Fantasy News

49ers hire Jim O'Neil to run the defense

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 8:29pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

Former Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil has agreed to take over in the same role on Chip Kelly's staff with the 49ers, a league source told CSNBayArea.com on Tuesday.

O'Neil, 37, takes over the position that Eric Mangini held on Jim Tomsula's staff last season. The 49ers ranked 29th in the NFL in yards allowed last season and 18th in the league in points allowed at 24.2 points per game.

Fantasy Impact:

O'Neil served as the defensive coordinator in Cleveland for the last two seasons. In 2014, his unit finished 9th in scoring and 23rd in yards allowed. Last season, the Browns defense finished 29th and 27th, respectively. Given Kelly's penchant for up tempo offense, his defense is usually one to target in fantasy matchups.

Report: 49ers fire DC Eric Mangini

Friday, January 22, 2016, 11:47pm

Alex Marvez, Twitter - [Full Article]

Source tells NFL on FOX that the 49ers have fired defensive coordinator Eric Mangini.

Fantasy Impact:

The 49ers were 29th in yards allowed and 18th in points allowed in 2015.

49ers hiring Curtis Modkins as offensive coordinator

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:50pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

49ers are hiring former Lions RB coach Curtis Modkins as their offensive coordinator, per league sources.

Fantasy Impact:

Modkins previously served as OC under Chan Gailey for the 2010-12 Bills. Chip Kelly is going to call the plays in San Francisco.

49ers HC Chip Kelly likes both quarterbacks

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 4:17pm

Mercury News - [Full Article]

Chip Kelly wouldn’t reveal Wednesday whether he favors Colin Kaepernick or Blaine Gabbert as the 49ers quarterback.

But Kelly, during his introductory press conference as coach, inserted Gabbert’s name a couple times when answering the handful of questions he received about Kaepernick.

“Obviously Kap is an extremely talented football player and you need a good quarterback to win,” Kelly said. “But I was also impressed from the film I watched in terms of how Blaine played this year. Both of those players made this an attractive situation.”

Kelly said he’s spoken and crossed paths with both quarterbacks, and that league rules prevent him from talking any football schematics until the offseason program begins April 4.

Fantasy Impact:

Kelly's quarterbacks tend to be productive, and although Kaepernick is a better fit for some of the read-option aspects of Kelly's offense, Gabbert had his moments towards the end of the year.

49ers RB Carlos Hyde had foot surgery late in the season, 'good to go' for OTAs

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 4:13pm

Matt Maiocco, Twitter - [Full Article]

49ers GM Trent Baalke said Carlos Hyde had foot surgery late in the season and should be good to go for the start of the 49ers offseason program.

Fantasy Impact:

Hyde was #10 RB through the first six weeks before injuring his foot. If he can get healthy, he should be productive in Chip Kelly's offense.

Chip Kelly named head coach of the 49ers

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 3:07pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The San Francisco 49ers have hired Chip Kelly to be the 10th head coach in franchise history, 11 days after firing Jim Tomsula following a 5-11, one-and-done season.

Kelly, 52, interviewed with the 49ers last week. He was fired in this third season as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles with one week to go in the season and the Eagles languishing at 6-9.

Fantasy Impact:

Kelly reportedly will not have control over personnel decisions. His arrival is good news for the entire offense, especially Colin Kaepernick who may get another chance to start. In three seasons, Kelly's offenses finished 4th, 3rd and 13th in points scored.

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has already had three offseason surgeries

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 1:22pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Not only did San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick undergo surgery on his injured right thumb Wednesday in Vail, Colorado, according to reports, he also had a procedure done on his left knee, the Sacramento Bee reported.

The 49ers would not confirm the procedures.

Kaepernick was in Colorado for a check-up on his surgically repaired left shoulder.

Fantasy Impact:

Kaepernick is signed through 2020, but his 2016 salary doesn't become fully guaranteed until April 1 of this year.

New 49ers coach will determine Colin Kaepernick's future

Monday, January 4, 2016, 11:20am

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

The next 49ers coach will likely determine the identity of the No. 7 overall draft pick, as well as Colin Kaepernick’s future with the franchise.

Ever since Kaepernick was benched and later underwent season-ending surgery on his non-throwing shoulder in late-November, it was difficult to come up with any scenario in which he would return to the 49ers next season.

Now, there’s a scenario.

The 49ers are expected to hire an offensive-minded head coach to replace Jim Tomsula, whom CEO Jed York officially fired Sunday night after the team defeated the St. Louis Rams in overtime to finish the season with a 5-11 record.

Fantasy Impact:

Chip Kelly has expressed interest in the job, and he could possibly be a coach who helps to keep Kaepernick in San Francisco.

Jim Tomsula out as 49ers head coach

Monday, January 4, 2016, 8:32am

49ers.com - [Full Article]

The San Francisco 49ers have announced that Jim Tomsula has been relieved of his head coaching duties.

“Jimmy has been a valuable member of the 49ers organization for the last nine years,” said CEO Jed York. “We all know he is a man of high character, and his contributions on the field and in our community have always been greatly appreciated. This entire organization is proud and grateful to have worked so closely alongside Jimmy. We all wish him and his family great success in the future.”

Fantasy Impact:

Chip Kelly and Mike Shanahan have already expressed interest in the job according to reports. Colin Kaepernick would seem like a good fit for Kelly's offense, however under Tomsula, it sure appeared like the two were parting ways.

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 3:22pm

49ers Inactives
Quinton Dial DE
Je'Ron Hamm TE
Corey Lemonier OLB
Jaquiski Tartt SS
Brandon Thomas G
DeAndrew White WR

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Rams RB Todd Gurley (foot, doubtful) missed practice again Thursday and is doubtful for Week 17. Gurley is unlikely to play, so Tre Mason can be dialed up as a RB2 in a nice matchup with the 49ers. Benny Cunningham has some appeal in PPR formats, but Mason has out-carried Cunningham 57 to 17 since Week 2.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

49ers WR Torrey Smith (back, foot, probable) was limited Thursday after taking full practice reps Wednesday and is probable for Week 17.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

49ers RB Shaun Draughn (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. DuJuan Harris joined the team this week (at the expense of Travaris Cadet), so he could see some touches with Draughn.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

49ers WR Torrey Smith (back, foot, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 16.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

49ers RB Shaun Draughn (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Draughn is considered “day-to-day,” which means he could potentially play in Week 16, but it’s not looking good. DuJuan Harris joined the team this week (at the expense of Travaris Cadet), so he could see some touches if Draughn is out. For now, we’re assuming Draughn sits.

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