49ers Fantasy News

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.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

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

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

49ers WR Aldrick Robinson (concussion, wrist) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (back) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. He’s been hot, but has a very tough matchup against the Jaguars this week.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (quadricep) took full practice reps all week. Fournette was removed from the injury report so he’s a full go for a nice matchup with the 49ers.

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