49ers Fantasy News

49ers WR Victor Bolden Jr. suspended for four games

Friday, June 1, 2018, 4:19pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Victor Bolden Jr. has been suspended for four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Fantasy Impact:

It would have been an uphill battle for Bolden to see any action this season, even on one of the NFL's most wide open wide receiver depth charts. This infraction now has his roster spot in jeopardy.

Shanahan: 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon can play on all three downs

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 10:18am

Joe Fann - [Full Article]

Kyle Shanahan on #49ers RB Jerick McKinnon:

"We think he's a great third-down back. We also think he's good on first and second down, too."

Fantasy Impact:

Shanahan and the 49ers preferred McKinnon to Carlos Hyde, who signed with the Browns for significantly less money. McKinnon is a ridiculous athlete whose best comparable at Player Profiler is LaDainian Tomlinson. In his first two seasons he averaged 4.90 yards per carry, but that average has dipped to a concerning 3.59 yards per carry over the last two seasons. The good news: he graded well in the running game at Pro Football Focus in 2017 and, more importantly, as Shanahan's hand-picked running back, he'll get every chance to succeed as the 49ers primary runner. NBC’s Matt Maiocco believes that McKinnon “is expected to take [Devonta] Freeman’s role” in the offense. In 24 games from 2015-16 (with Shanahan running the offense) with both Freeman and Tevin Coleman healthy and available, Freeman averaged 15.0 rushing attempts and 4.3 receptions per game. If McKinnon gets that sort of workload, he’s a fantasy RB1.

RB Jerick McKinnon to sign with the 49ers

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9:06am

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

According to Adam Schefter, Jerick McKinnon will sign a four-year deal with the 49ers. The team's former starting running back, Carlos Hyde, is headed to Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact:

Is McKinnon to the 49ers a match-made in fantasy heaven? McKinnon has been a trendy fantasy sleeper thanks to his athleticism, and now it looks like he will finally get a chance to land the No. 1 RB role on a team.

Despite starting only one game, McKinnon was the No. 17 scoring fantasy back in PPR leagues last season, thanks to a receiving line of 51 catches for 421 yards and two touchdowns. 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will be a big beneficiary of this signing.

RB Carlos Hyde to sign with the Cleveland Browns

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 8:05am

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

A day after losing Isaiah Crowell to the New York Jets, the Cleveland Browns are bringing in former 49er Carlos Hyde. According to Ian Rapoport, it's a three-year deal worth over $15 million.

Fantasy Impact:

Thanks to catching 59 passes, Hyde was the No. 8 fantasy scoring back last season in PPR leagues. He has yet to crack 1,000 yards rushing, but thanks to his receptions and touchdowns (86 catches and 17 total touchdowns) the last two seasons, Hyde has been a fantasy relevant RB. He could provide useful yet again this season, but with Duke Johnson on the team, and the possible drafting of Saquon Barkley, the touches may be limited in an RBBC situation.

49ers ink Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year deal worth $137.5 million

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 3:36pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The 49ers agreed to terms on a five-year contract with Jimmy Garoppolo worth $137.5 million, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, per a source informed of the decision. The deal is the largest in NFL history on an average-per-year basis.

In just seven career starts, Garoppolo has displayed unequivocally he's a franchise quarterback. Now he'll be paid like one.

Down the stretch of the season, Jimmy G elevated every player on the 49ers' roster. His pinpoint ball placement allowed previously third-fiddle receivers to morph into dangerous weapons. His quick trigger and ability to throw off his back foot aided a banged-up offensive line. His talent for moving the ball kept the 49ers' porous defense off the field and in positive situations.

In his first three games starting for the 49ers, Garoppolo led just one three-and-out punt. San Francisco scored on a whopping 62 percent of Jimmy G's drives this season -- for perspective, the Patriots were second at 51 percent.

Since he entered the NFL in 2014, Garoppolo has completed 67.3 percent of his passes (4th-highest, min. 250 attempts) with an 8.3 yards per attempt average (first) and a 99.7 passer rating (fifth).

Fantasy Impact:

In five starts with the 49ers (and limited weapons at receiver), Garoppolo completed 67.0% of his passes for an average of 308 yards and an 8.76 yards per attempt. He also threw six touchdowns and five interceptions in those five starts. He'll be ranked as a high-end QB2 in our early 2018 rankings.

Packers to promote Brian Gutekunst to general manager

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 3:18pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Green Bay Packers are staying in-house to fill their vacancy at general manager.

The Packers are promoting director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst to function as Ted Thompson's successor in the GM role, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Sunday, via a source informed of the situation. The new deal is for five years, per Rapoport.

Viewed as a rising star under Thompson, Gutekunst has spent the past 19 years in the Packers front office. A candidate for the openings in San Francisco and Buffalo last offseason, he was deemed the frontrunner for the 49ers' job until he backed out to return to Green Bay under a new deal. It was then that the Niners turned to John Lynch as Kyle Shanahan's personnel boss.

49ers look to sign QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 7:37pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

Jimmy Garoppolo's late-season performance sends the San Francisco 49ers into the offseason with more optimism than typical for a team with a losing record.

Now the most important task of the offseason is locking up Garoppolo with a long-term deal.

"We're going to work hard to try to keep him as a 49er for a long, long time," general manager John Lynch said Tuesday. "We're really happy with the way he played. We think he's got some abilities that are unique and we want him here."

Fantasy Impact:

Garoppolo's arrival totally transformed a team that began the season with nine straight losses under first-year coach Kyle Shanahan and ended it with five straight wins after Garoppolo took over as starter. He threw for 1,542 yards during those starts and looked the part of a franchise quarterback the Niners (6-10) hoped they had acquired when they dealt a second-round pick to New England at the trade deadline, the story said.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:09pm

49ers Inactives
Leger Douzable DE
Antone Exum CB
D.J. Jones DT
Aaron Lynch DE
Max McCaffrey WR
Jeremy McNichols RB
Pita Taumoepenu OLB

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) took full practice reps all week. Kittle’s snaps are on the rise again so he’s a Sneaky Start against the Rams.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

49ers TE Garrett Celek (knee, rib) took limited practice reps all week.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

49ers WR Trent Taylor (shoulder) took limited practice reps all week.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (back) took limited practice reps all week. Goodwin was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go for a matchup with the Rams’ second-stringers.

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 2:40pm

49ers Inactives
Leger Douzable DE
Antone Exum CB
Aaron Lynch DE
Greg Mabin CB
Max McCaffrey WR
Pita Taumoepenu OLB

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

49ers TE Garrett Celek (knee, rib, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 16.

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