Kyle Williams Fantasy News

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 2:18pm

Adam Caplan on Twitter - [Full Article]

49ers to waive WR Kyle Williams today, NFL source said.

Fantasy Impact:

The return of Mario Manningham and the pending return of Michael Crabtree potentially, and finally, have the 49ers looking deep at WR. Williams had just 12 catches for 113 yards this season.

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Beat: Kyle Williams expected to be 49ers' WR2
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:47pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

49ers Kyle Williams is expected to open as the 49ers' No. 2 wide receiver. Coach Jim Harbaugh said he has been impressed with what he's seen from Williams, who sustained a season-ending knee injury last November. Williams did not play in any of the four exhibition games, but Harbaugh likes what he has seen in practices.

"He's had an extremely good camp," Harbaugh said. "(He's) getting better, getting faster. I think he's come back stronger and faster than he was before. That's so important when you're coming off a big injury to come back stronger and fitter than before. Because if you come back the same, there's a chance the same thing will happen.

"You notice that he's a better, stronger version of himself."

Fantasy Impact:

If this is the case, it would throw some cold water on the positive buzz surrounding Marlon Moore and Quinton Patton. We won't know for certain until we see how the snaps are divvied up.

Friday, August 16, 2013, 8:01pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

Anquan Boldin and Kyle Williams appear to be ahead of the 49ers' other wide receivers. Rookie Quinton Patton has been unable to catch passes during training camp due to an injury to the index finger on his left hand, but his spot on the roster is secure.

Fantasy Impact:

It took a while for the writer to mention Austin Collie. The 49ers' WR2 spot won't hold too much fantasy value, not with Boldin and Vernon Davis (fingers crossed) eating up most of the targets.

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 7:56pm

Sacramento Bee - [Full Article]

No one has said when exactly Mario Manningham will return. However, he and Kendall Hunter both have been rehabilitating on a side field during practices. Hunter has been doing more -- cutting, pulling heavy chains, sprinting at full speed -- than Manningham, and Hunter still hasn't been cleared for practice. I realize their injuries are different - Hunter tore his Achilles' while Manningham had a torn ACL - and that could account for differences in their rehab routines. But it still seems as if Manningham has a few more steps to go before he can get back on the field.

As for stealing the No. 2 role ... Remember, Manningham never was the no. 2 receiver in New York. He came in on third downs, which was similar to his role with the 49ers last year. I'm not sure the 49ers see him (or Kyle Williams, for that matter) as an every-down type player. They are small guys, and their injuries last year only reinforce the concern that they can't withstand every-down pounding for 16 or more games. It's another reason to expect some sort of rotation at the position during the season.

Fantasy Impact:

Hunter figures to be the primary backup to Frank Gore once he gets healthy. Manningham will be in the mix for snaps at WR2 when he makes his return. The team recently signed Austin Collie to compete for snaps as well.

Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10:09pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams and running back Kendall Hunter, both of whom sustained season-ending injuries on the same play in late-November against the New Orleans Saints, were placed on the active physically-unable-to-perform list to open training camp on Saturday, the club announced.

In addition to Williams (knee) and Hunter (Achilles), the 49ers placed wide receiver Mario Manningham (knee) and inside linebacker Darius Fleming (knee) on the PUP list.

Fantasy Impact:

Hunter has a partially torn Achilles which will require some time to heal. Manningham could elbow his way into the WR2 if he can get healthy quickly.

Sunday, June 23, 2013, 12:22pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

49ers WRs Kyle Williams and Mario Manningham did not take part in the offseason program due to knee injuries, but they figure to be factors in the competition, too. Williams is expected to be cleared for the opening of training camp, while Manningham is more than a month behind Williams' rehab schedule.

Fantasy Impact:

Manningham could overtake A.J. Jenkins and Quinton Patton as the team's starter opposite Anquan Boldin if his knee proves to be good to go.

Friday, June 21, 2013, 1:03pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

49er WR A.J. Jenkins heads into training camp with what appears to be a slight lead over Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette at the X position (split end) in the 49ers' offense. Anquan Boldin is secure at the Z spot (flanker).

Kyle Williams and Mario Manningham did not take part in the offseason program due to knee injuries, but they figure to be factors in the competition, too. Williams is expected to be cleared for the opening of training camp, while Manningham is more than a month behind Williams' rehab schedule.

"All of us are working hard, and that's for the coaches to decide who gets to play. Me, Ricardo Lockette, A.J. Jenkins and everybody else out there, everybody is fighting for one position. It's a good fight going on," Patton said.