49ers Fantasy News

49ers will go with the QB who practices better next week

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 9:28am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Getting C.J. Beathard healthy (thumb) and getting another week of learning for Jimmy Garoppolo will be important as HC Kyle Shanahan once again intends to institute his week-to-week approach in making a decision on who his starter will be. Like last week, Shanahan indicated that the quarterback who fares better in practice after the bye will start against Seattle.

Asked Monday if watching the film of Beathard's strong showing against the Giants had forced him to reconsider who will start against the Seahawks, Shanahan said nothing had changed, though he left plenty of wiggle room for a change should Garoppolo prove ready to go.

"We'll see how practice goes next week," Shanahan said. "C.J. played pretty well. I thought he had his best game. I think he’s gotten better each week in practice, and I think it showed in the game the most. I thought the guys played around him their best game, too, which definitely makes it easier to keep everyone out there and keep that going. We'll see how Jimmy responds this week. We'll get to work more one-on-one with him, get a little extra practice on Monday and see how it goes. We'll have our game plan done Monday and Tuesday and we’ll start practicing our game plan Wednesday.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story pretty much indicates going with Garoppolo would make the most sense for the team at this point. Unfortunately, the 49ers will play the Seahawks D Week 12, so it will be a tough matchup for either QB. However, it's a home game and the story makes it seem like starting Garoppolo at home could create more buzz and fill some seats. Either way, it looks like this decision is at least a week away from being made.

49ers say they have no plan for QB Jimmy Garoppolo right now

Monday, November 13, 2017, 8:38am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The 49ers don’t know when recently acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will make his debut.

Coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters after Sunday’s game that speculation Garoppolo would start in two weeks, following this week’s bye, is incorrect.

“That’s not my plan,” Shanahan said. “I don’t have a plan yet. There’s no way anything you guys hear reported could be accurate, because I just told you guys our plan.”

Related players: C.J. Beathard

Fantasy Impact:

Beathard is coming off a nice game against the Giants so the team may want to continue to see what he has. Still, with a week off coming up, Week 12 seems like a logical time to make the switch to Garoppolo, but as of now, the team isn't committing to that. It's hard to believe the 49ers don't have any plan for when to play him, however, especially for a guy they spent a second-round pick on.

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3:09pm

49ers Inactives
George Kittle TE
Elijah Lee LB
Aaron Lynch DE
Pita Taumoepenu LB
Trent Taylor WR
Solomon Thomas DE
Darrell Williams OT

Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:53pm

49ers TE George Kittle (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 10. Garrett Celek figures to play starter’s snaps in a great matchup against the Giants. He’s a Sneaky Start this week.

Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:53pm

49ers WR Trent Taylor (ribs, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 10.

Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:53pm

49ers RB Kyle Juszczyk (neck) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week.

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:46pm

49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Kittle has already been ruled out, so Garrett Celek figures to play starter’s snaps in a great matchup against the Giants. He’s a Sneaky Start this week.

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:46pm

49ers WR Trent Taylor (ribs) did not practice Wednesday.

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:46pm

49ers RB Kyle Juszczyk (neck) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

49ers TE George Kittle won't play Week 10

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 9:43am

Sacramento Bee - [Full Article]

TE George Kittle won't play in Week 10 vs. the Giants.

Related players: Garrett Celek, JeRon Hamm

Fantasy Impact:

Kittle is dealing with an ankle injury. The hope is Kittle is able to play Nov. 19, after the team's Week 11 bye, the story said. Celek and Hamm are next up on the team's depth chart.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 9:21am

Sacramento Bee - [Full Article]

49ers tight end Cole Hikutini will go on injured reserve. Hikutini suffered an MCL sprain.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 2:45pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Whoever’s playing quarterback for the 49ers could use all the help he could get.

So while their latest addition won’t help with the protection issues, he might do something for the passing game.

Via Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio, the 49ers are signing veteran receiver Louis Murphy.

They were short at the position after putting Pierre Garcon on injured reserve. Murphy was in camp with them this summer, but hasn’t played in a regular season game since he tore his ACL while playing for the Buccaneers in 2015.

49ers like that RB Carlos Hyde defended his QB

Monday, November 6, 2017, 9:33am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

There were ejections for fighting in a couple of games on Sunday, including a 49ers-Cardinals scrap that ended with three players being sent to the locker room.

Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea‘s hit on 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard touched off the scuffle and 49ers running back Carlos Hyde wound up getting into it with 49ers defensive end Frostee Rucker, leading officials to eject both of them along with Arizona linebacker Haason Reddick. Hyde didn’t come in for any criticism from coach Kyle Shanahan after the game, though.

“I really loved how he went and got our quarterback’s back. …I thought our quarterback had a couple of helmets to the head when he was in the pocket a few plays before. And then he ended up scrambling and sliding and he got one again. I think our players had had enough.” Shanahan said, via the San Francisco Chronicle.

Fantasy Impact:

Despite the "hot hand" comment a few weeks ago, Hyde was again a big part of the offense, which included 12 carries for 41 yards but also nine catches for 84 yards. Doesn't seem like his status with the team will take a hit because of this ejection.

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:44pm

49ers Inactives
Garry Gilliam OT
D.J. Jones DT
Aaron Lynch DE
Joe Staley OT
Pita Taumoepenu LB
Solomon Thomas DE
K'Waun Williams DB

Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:34pm

49ers WR Pierre Garcon (neck, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 9. Garcon is done for the year.

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