Mullens has trended down since his hot start against the Raiders, which includes leading the 9ers to just nine points against the Bucs defense this past week. This week Mullens gets the nod against against the Seahawks.
SF QB C.J. Beathard - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 9 vs. Oakland Raiders
C.J. Beathard struggled against a tough Cardinals pass defense last week, throwing for only 190 yards and a touchdown in a narrow loss. Beathard didn’t turn the ball over for the first time as a starter this season, but with only one game over 300 yards passing this season, it’s hard for fantasy owners to feel encouraged moving forward.
This week, Beathard faces a Raiders defense that has allowed the ninth-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this year. Still, even in a good matchup it’s hard to trust him. If you need a bye week replacement or streaming option this week, he has upside, but he’s a much more attractive QB2 than a QB1.
Beathard is battling an injury and may not be a go against the Raiders. He's a risky bet anyway, so fantasy owners should look elsewhere in case he's playing hurt or winds up on the inactive list.