Fantasy Football Player Notes
2022 Draft Rankings
(vs . ARI)
Trey Lance is falling in best ball ADP because of reports surfacing that he is underwhelming at OTAs and because Jimmy Garoppolo remains on the roster. But after the 49ers beat reporters butchered the Trey Sermon situation last season and the 49ers' massive investment in Lance last year, I view this situation as an easy buy-low scenario.
Garoppolo's shoulder surgery is the reason he hasn't been traded. Once he is deemed healthy, I'd presume he gets moved to a QB-needy team or to a roster that sustains an injury at the position.
Lance only started two games but showed off the rushing that excited fantasy managers during draft season. The 49ers' first-year signal-caller averaged 22.4 expected fantasy points and 60 rushing yards per game.
(vs . ARI)
Fun fact: Jimmy G's career YPA is almost a full yard higher than Tom Brady's. The 49ers are expected to unload Garoppolo to make room for Trey Lance, so Jimmy G's fantasy value will depend on his landing spot. He's completely immobile and needs high-quality pass catchers to bring out his best. Garoppolo finished QB17 in 2019; that's a best-case scenario for 2022.