During his press conference with the media Monday, 49ers head coach said he believes Jimmy Garoppolo will be the team’s starting quarterback in 2021.
The future of the position has been an interesting topic in recent weeks with the injuries to Garoppolo, his contract (no guaranteed money after this season) and the 49ers possibly in position to draft a quarterback in 2021, even if they have to move up for one. The team will finish with a losing record and be the latest to suffer a Super Bowl hangover. Garoppolo will have the 11th-highest quarterback cap hit in 2021 at $26.9 million dollars, but they would save $24.1 million in cap space if they move on from him. It will be an interesting offseason surrounding the former NFC champions.
SF QB Jimmy Garoppolo - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 8 at Seattle Seahawks
Jimmy Garoppolo had 277 yards and a pair of interceptions against the Patriots last week. Despite the turnovers, the 49ers won a lopsided victory, with Garoppolo completing 80% of his passes. We’ve seen the good and bad from him this year, and fantasy owners should consider him a matchup-dependent streaming option in most league formats.
This might be a good week to start him if you need bye week help. The Seahawks have been a sieve defensively and just gave up huge numbers to Kyler Murray on Sunday night. Only the Falcons rank lower in aFPA to opposing quarterbacks, and their offense has been so good, they’ve been playing in a ton of shootouts. Garoppolo is worth considering as a streamer or in leagues that start two quarterbacks in a great matchup.