LB - FA
Michael Wilhoite grabbed an interception and recorded four total tackles (two solo) in the Seahawks' loss to the Rams.
Wilhoite had his best game of the season, but unfortunately he doesn't hold much fantasy value.
Michael Wilhoite registered only Special Teams snaps on Monday Night Football.
How the mighty have fallen; Wilhoite was the odds-on favorite to start next to NaVorro Bowman when the season ended last year, but lost out completely to Ray Ray Armstrong and Gerald Hodges. Wilhoite is Just A Guy, and from their play Monday night, Armstrong and Hodges have more upside.
The 49ers are set to put tenders on two of their restricted free agents: Michael Wilhoite & Jordan Devey.
Wilhoite filled in well last year in his first season as a starting LB, but was underwhelming. He was filling Patrick Willis & Chris Borland's shoes, so the task was daunting. Ideally he is a one-year stop gap and the 49ers draft a prospect for the position. As for Jordan Devey, he may just be one of the worst starting offensive lineman in the history of the NFL.
There are conflicting reports whether it is his foot or his ankle, but it appears as though the ankle injury he aggravated in Chicago will end his season.
Wilhoite put up a few good tackle weeks but never did anything spectacular. He had a low threshold, as nobody expected anything from him as he replaced potential Hall of Famer Michael Wilhoite. Gerald Hodges will see increased snaps, but NaVorro Bowman eats up all the tackle production, making Hodges non-viable in fantasy.
The 49ers activated inside linebacker Michael Wilhoite from the Non-Football Injury list. He is slated to return as the starter with the retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland.
Wilhoite has big shoes to fill, just as he did going into last season. This year he'll be starting alongside NaVorro Bowman. He flashed some coverage skills last year but he's unlikely to make a meaningful impact in fantasy leagues.