CB - SEA
After sustaining a foot injury on Sunday, an MRI revealed a foot sprain that will keep the third-year corner from action for at least a month. Emmanuel Moseley is currently in the lead to replace Witherspoon, not Jason Verrett who struggled on Sunday in his return from an Achilles tear.
Witherspoon started his 2019 campaign on a mission to bounce back from a mediocre sophomore year. He's played a key role in the 49ers secondary and while his loss isn't crushing to the 49ers D/ST value, it does hurt slightly. The team gets an early Week 4 bye so they may only lose Witherspoon for 3-4 games. With a stout defensive line and linebacking corps, the team should continue to cause issues for opposing QBs and RBs.
Ahkello Witherspoon had two tackles and an interception that was returned for a score during Sunday’s 31-17 win over Tampa Bay.
Witherspoon can be left on waivers for now but is an intriguing player to keep an eye on this season in deeper leagues.
49ers' CB Ahkello Witherspoon recorded three solo tackles and one assisted tackle in their Week 2 matchup against the Detroit Lions.
Witherspoon was bad all game long. He bit on a run fake to leave Lions' WR Kenny Golladay wide open for their first TD, had bad coverage on two deep balls that fell incomplete, bad coverage on several shorter routes that were completed, a missed tackle against Lions' RB Theo Riddick coming out of the flat, and committed a pass interference penalty near the end of the fourth quarter that got him benched. Woof.