• Trey Lance

  • QB
  • , San Francisco 49ers
  • 52
  • lbs
  • 0' 0"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports, Lance will be given “every opportunity to rise up the team’s depth chart” this summer. If he does start, he’ll be a threat for QB1-type numbers given the efficiency of Kyle Shanahan’s offense. Over the past three seasons, 49er quarterbacks have averaged 261 yards and 1.63 touchdowns per game (7.9 YPA), and Lance offers more as a runner–my rookie quarterback model projects 34.5 rushing yards per game–than any of the San Francisco quarterbacks in recent years. Even if Lance doesn’t start Week 1, my research shows that highly drafted rookies tend to get their start in the first quarter of the season. (Google “How Soon Do Rookie Quarterbacks Usually Play?” to find my study.)

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Scouting report

by Bob Harris

SF QB Trey Lance - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
As NFL.com framed it, "From North Dakota State, the San Francisco 49ers' franchise quarterback of the future has emerged. ..." Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers foreshadowed their general intentions in March by orchestrating a trade for the third overall selection, and their specific plan was quickly revealed with the selection of Trey Lance. Just how quickly Lance replaces incumbent starter Jimmy Garoppolo obviously remains to be seen, but San Francisco has its QB1 of the future. Big and physical, Lance showcases a strong pocket presence, the ability to shake off defenders, the versatility to play under center and out of the shotgun, and solid velocity on his ball. Any time a high-profile player emerges from an FCS program, questions abound regarding the level of competition he faced, but Lance has the tools and intangibles. During his one full season starting for the Bison, Lance threw for 2,786 yards, completed 66.9% of his passes and tossed 28 touchdowns in 16 games with no interceptions.

Fantasy Downside
Lance's decision-making and accuracy are plusses, but still, he could use some time to develop at the NFL level. As such, the 49ers maintain they'd love for Garoppolo to lead the team successfully as Lance learns behind him, but it also seems like they'll be just fine if circumstances dictate advancing that timetable.

2021 Bottom Line
As noted above, the 49ers traded up to land Lance knowing exactly what they have in Garoppolo, who will turn 30 this season. The 49ers are built to win, but that doesn't necessarily mean it has to be with the veteran signal caller. If the coaching staff turns to Lance -- and we expect that to be the case, don't expect them to turn back.

2021 Strength of Schedule - SF

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
25
@DET
12
@PHI
27
GB
21
SEA
10
@ARI
BYE22
IND
13
@CHI
10
ARI
24
LAR
14
@JAX
20
MIN
21
@SEA
18
@CIN
17
ATL
16
@TEN
29
HOU

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

Game Stats

WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1@DET115105.005.0032000.674.44/557.3%
2@PHI000000.000.0000000.000.00/700.0%
3GB000000.000.0011101.006.13/704.3%
Per game0.500.502.500.5005.005.002.001.500.5000.755.253.50/62.505.78%
Totals115105.005.0043100.7510.57/1955.78%