49ers Fantasy News

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:46pm

49ers WR Pierre Garcon (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. It’s probably just a day of rest for the veteran.

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:46pm

49ers RB Kyle Juszczyk (back) did not practice Wednesday.

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:46pm

49ers TE George Kittle (back, elbow) practiced fully Wednesday. Kittle should be fine to face the Cowboys. He has worked his way into the TE2/streaming ranks after solid play recently.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott eligible to play Week 7

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 8:05pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Ezekiel Elliott is back off suspension.

A U.S. District judge in the Southern District of New York has granted Elliott his temporary restraining order against his six game suspension. Elliott is eligible to play against the 49ers this weekend.

Related players: Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris

Fantasy Impact:

Ian Rapoport's tweet within the story said the suspension "is stayed for 14 days or until further proceedings" so it looks like Elliott can play Week 8 as well. Of course, Elliott's long-term status is still very much up in the air. Basically, this ruling kicks the can down the road two weeks. Owners who picked up Alfred Morris or Darren McFadden should sit tight, if possible.

Skins plan to give WR Josh Doctson more snaps

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10:45am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Josh Doctson needs more snaps. The Redskins’ second-year wide receiver has served a limited role through five games, including during Sunday’s 26-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, in which he participated in just 19 of Washington’s 74 snaps on offense.

That means Doctson, the team’s 2016 first-round draft pick, was on the field for just more than 25 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. And during Monday’s news conference, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden addressed the deficiency, saying the coaching staff will look at getting Doctson more playing time moving forward.

“We are going to actively expand [his role], without a doubt,” Gruden said. “He didn’t get as many reps as I would like at the end of the day when you look at the numbers, but it’s our job. We have got to get him in there more and expand it.”

Fantasy Impact:

Doctson, 24, once again flashed his potential in a reserve role Sunday. He scored his second career touchdown during the opening drive on an 11-yard reception, his only catch in the game. Two of Doctson’s four catches this season have resulted in touchdowns. If you're looking to stash a player, Doctson might be worth it. However he won't be a safe play until the snap count rises.

49ers will start C.J. Beathard at QB

Monday, October 16, 2017, 12:23pm

49ers.com - [Full Article]

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said C.J. Beathard will start at QB moving forward.

Related players: Brian Hoyer

Fantasy Impact:

A question was asked in the video if C.J. showed enough to take away the starting job from Hoyer and Shanahan replied "yes, he did." Shanahan added he wasn't perfect but competed and the game isn't too big for him, but thought the team played better once the change was made. Beathard and the 49ers take on Dallas this week.

49ers deny RB Carlos Hyde trade rumors

Monday, October 16, 2017, 9:20am

ESPN - [Full Article]

On the heels of the San Francisco 49ers' decision to release linebacker NaVorro Bowman on Friday, speculation immediately turned to running back Carlos Hyde.

Reports soon surfaced that the Niners were attempting to deal Hyde as well. Following Sunday's loss to the Washington Redskins, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan adamantly shot down those reports.

"That is absolutely, absolutely 100 percent false," Shanahan said. "There is nothing true about that."

Related players: Matt Breida

Fantasy Impact:

Much like Bowman, Hyde had his playing time reduced last week against the Indianapolis Colts and also let it be known he wasn't thrilled about it in his postgame media session. Hyde did get 13 carries to Breida's four and turned two of them into TDs in Week 6. Hyde also had five catches for 47 yards. The team said Hyde and Breida are in a hot hand situation after last week's game making both of the risky plays going forward. The story said while Hyde had more work, Breida seemed to make the most of his limited touches.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

49ers TE George Kittle (chest) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Kittle will play against Washington after a breakout performance against the Colts.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

49ers WR Pierre Garcon (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. No worries here.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

49ers RB Kyle Juszczyk (back, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 6.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm

49ers TE George Kittle (chest) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Kittle should be able to play against Washington after a breakout performance against the Colts.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm

49ers WR Pierre Garcon (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. This was probably just a rest day for Garcon.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm

49ers RB Kyle Juszczyk (back) did not practice Wednesday.

Washington RB Samaje Perine to lead backfield

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:12am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

With Rob Kelley likely out this week against the 49ers, Samaje Perine is next in line and "expected to receive a larger role. Head coach Jay Gruden said Perine will likely "get the majority of the carries."

Fantasy Impact:

Chris Thompson will still serve as the team's third-down back/passing game specialist out of the backfield, but Perine is in line for first- and second-down work. That would make him an appealing RB2/Flex play, which is where we have him ranked in standard leagues, as our No. 25 RB on the week. In PPR leagues, Perine is our No. 31 RB, while Thompson is ranked as our No. 15 PPR back.

49ers to use hot hand at RB

Monday, October 9, 2017, 7:23pm

Matt Barrows on Twitter - [Full Article]

Kyle Shanahan says Carlos Hyde is going to be the first running back in games, followed by Matt Breida and the "hot hand" thereafter.

Fantasy Impact:

Hyde pretty much split time with Breida and wasn't happy about it, as we reported earlier today. It's possible he's not 100-percent with a hip injury, although Hyde admitted in the earlier report his loss of snaps had nothing to do with the injury.

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