The quarterback locks this season are obviously Tom Brady and fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham, which means HC Bill Belichick must ultimately decide how much he values Brian Hoyer's place on the team.
Hoyer, 33, has been very sharp in recent weeks, making it a strong likelihood of keeping three quarterbacks, the story said. But the story also added the team has only kept three QBs on the roster twice since 2009.
SF QB Brian Hoyer - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 6 at Washington
Brian Hoyer had his second big game in three weeks, throwing for 353 yards and 2 scores against Indianapolis last week. Given the matchup, the 49ers could be forced to throw again this week if they fall behind. Hoyer isn't anything close to a sure bet, however. This one would take some guts to do. But he could be a sneaky start if you feel the Washington will start fast.