49ers Fantasy News
49ers sign Anquan Boldin to two-year deal
Monday, March 3, 2014, 4:11pm
Boldin announced via Twitter that he is officially back with the team. The deal is a two-year extension, a source told CSNBayArea.com, and is worth $12 million, according to multiple reports.
This is a smart move for the 49ers. Early in the season, Boldin carried the passing game at times but he actually increased his production upon Michael Crabtree’s return. Boldin averaged 4.7-66-.45 without Crabtree and 5.7-83-.43 with Crabtree, so the potential is there for another top 20 season. Boldin finished #15 in both standard and PPR formats. Removing Week 1 (his huge game against the Packers), he was #19 and #20 in standard and PPR, respectively. The signing is probably bad news for Vernon Davis, whose targets dropped from 6.1 per game pre-Crabtree to 4.9 T/G after Crabtree's return.
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Marcus Lattimore is 'ready,' rehab is 'over'
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 12:26pm
“Whatever role they want me to do, I’m ready,” Lattimore said Saturday in a phone interview from Columbus, Ohio, where he is working with EAS Sports Nutrition. "The rehab is over.”
Marcus Lattimore feels close to 100 percent
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 11:17am
"The left knee, it feels like nothing ever happened," Lattimore told The Associated Press by phone. "The right knee, it feels great. Both feel balanced. I've got my speed and I rarely get any soreness" after workouts.
For Lattimore, that's major progress after facing questions following his injuries while at South Carolina. He was one of the Southeastern Conference's rushing leaders in 2011 when he tore ligaments in his right knee in a game at Mississippi State and missed the Gamecocks' final six games.
After surgery and a furious rehab regimen and saw him return to the practice field a month ahead of schedule, Lattimore was ready for his junior season. That ended in October against Tennessee when he got hit on his left knee, again needing surgery to repair ligament damage.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 10:24am
Kaepernick said during Super Bowl week that he’s open to striking a balance between what he wants and what’s best for the team salary structure, and from what I’ve heard, nothing said over the weekend contradicted that.
Of course, the parameters of “balance” could mean different things to both sides–does that mean Kaepernick will ask for $20M per instead of $22M? Or does it mean he’ll talk about $16M-17M per with steps to get him up to $20M?
Either way, it sounds like $15M to $16M is the floor for an average salary here.
49ers, Anquan Boldin working on multi-year extension
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:02am
The 49ers acquired wide receiver Anquan Boldin in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens and paid him a $6 million salary. Now, the sides are negotiating a multi-year extension that could prevent Boldin from being available when free agents can begin negotiating with other teams on March 8.
Friday, January 31, 2014, 11:24am
“There’s a lot of chance for injury -- a lot of chances that you could lose your starting quarterback," Kaepernick said. "So it’s something our offensive coordinator (Greg Roman) talked to me a lot about. A lot of our coaches have to me talked to me, as far as, ‘Make sure you protect yourself and when we give you those opportunities to run, if you can get out of bounds, get out of bounds. If not, get down.’”
“When you get to the postseason, it’s one-and-done, if you’re not winning,” Kaepernick said. “So we’re going to do everything we can to try to win those games.”
Percy Harvin returns to practice
Thursday, January 23, 2014, 10:18am
Harvin was unable to get cleared in time to play for Seattle in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. However, head coach Pete Carroll said Monday he expected Harvin to make it back to practice soon and Wednesday was the first opportunity to rejoin his teammates on the field. Harvin fully participated in Wednesday's practice.
Frank Gore to undergo 'minor finger surgery'
Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 4:59pm
49ers expect Marcus Lattimore to be ready for OTAs
Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 4:57pm
49ers HC Jim Harbaugh today said he expects running back Marcus Lattimore, who spent his rookie season recovering and rehabilitating from a devastating knee injury suffered in college, to be healthy for the start of the offseason and to compete for a job at running back.
Both Lattimore, a fourth-round pick in 2013, and defensive end Tank Carradine, a second-round pick, suffered ACL tears during their 2012 college seasons and essentially had red-shirt seasons for the 49ers as rookies. Lattimore also suffered tears to his PCL and MCL as well as a dislocated kneecap. Harbaugh expected that both players would compete for roles in the upcoming season.
"I have great hope for that," he said. "There's a path there. Nobody owes anyone a career in professional football. Your career is literally your business. But I have great faith that those men have what it takes."
Lattimore is highly regarded by draft pundits, so if he's healthy, expect a good portion of the fantasy community to put Frank Gore out to pasture. 2014 is the final year of Gore's contract, so the team is likely to continue to lean on him until Lattimore or someone else proves that they're the better player.
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 5:20pm