49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 3. Nick Mullens will start. He played pretty well in eight starts in 2018, but the 49ers are desperately short on pass-catchers.
SF QB Nick Mullens - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 3 at New York Giants
Nick Mullens filled in for the injured Jimmy Garoppolo last week and threw for 71 yards and a pick against the Jets. He also completed eight of his 11 pass attempts, so it wasn’t all bad. The 49ers got up early on the Jets and then held them off for much of the game. They’re going to need more out of Mullens moving forward if they’re going to keep pace with the rest of the NFC West, should Garoppolo miss time.
Even if Garoppolo is out this week, Mullens may wind up in a conservative game script once again, as the Giants have looked terrible through two games and are now without Saquon Barkley for the rest of the season. This could be an ugly game with so many injuries on both sides, and fantasy owners should stay away from the quarterback situation for both teams if possible.