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San Francisco 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan alluded to an "outside chance" of Tevin Coleman being available ahead of the Week 8 contest against the Seattle Seahawks. (Source: Keiana Martin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Coleman has been on IR since injuring his knee in Week 2, and it looks like he is progressing well and aiming for a return to the field as soon as Week 8. With Raheem Mostert going down, the 49ers are rolling with Jerick McKinnon, JaMychal Hasty, and possibly Jeff Wilson Jr. versus the Patriots on Sunday. Fantasy managers thin at the RB position may want to consider picking up Coleman ahead of him coming off IR officially.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions, Rumors

49ers RB Jeff Wilson (calf) is listed as questionable for the team's Week 7 matchup with the Patriots. (Source: Can Inman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Raheem Mostert (ankle) just landed on IR, so Wilson's absence would be notable. Both Jerick McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty would see an increase in usage should Wilson sit this one out.

Category: Injury Updates

The 49ers are placing RB Raheem Mostert (ankle) on injured reserve. (Source: Matt Barrows on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was expected after Mostert suffered a high-ankle sprain in the Niners' Week 6 win over the Rams. Jerick McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty are set to split carries this weekend.

Category: Injury Updates

Former 2018 2nd-round pick 49ers WR Dante Pettis is on the trade block, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. (Source: David Lombardi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pettis played 71% of the snaps in Week 1, but has barely played since that point. He’s been a healthy scratch the past couple weeks, and now the former 2nd-round pick is officially on the trade block ahead of the deadline.

Category: Rumors

The 49ers' D/ST forced one turnover and held the Rams' dynamic offense to only 16 points during their 24-16 win in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: This was a disappointing showing for fantasy managers, as the 49ers' played a better real life game than in fantasy. Although, they only forced one turnover and failed to sack Jared Goff once, they rarely allowed a Rams' receiver to find any sort of breathing room outside of Josh Reynolds 40-yard touchdown late in the game. This banged up 49ers' defense projects to be a middling option against the Patriots in Week 7.

Category: Game Recaps

Robbie Gould nailed a 49-yard field goal attempt and connected on all three of his extra point attempts in the 49ers' 24-16 Week 6 win over the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Gould wasn't asked to do much for the second week in a row, though his 49-yard field goal salvaged what was otherwise a disappointing performance for fantasy managers. Still one of the most accurate kickers in the game, Gould will be a top-10 option going forward but it would be nice to see him get some more opportunities.

Category: Game Recaps

JaMycal Hasty rushed nine times for 37 yards and failed to bring in his lone target during the 49ers' 24-16 win over the Rams on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: With Raheem Mostert (ankle) essentially forced to miss the entire second half with an ankle injury, the 49ers' turned to Hasty to burn some clock. All of his nine rushing attempts came in the second half and his 4.1 ypc against a solid Rams' front seven is encouraging. If Mostert is forced to miss Week 7, Hasty will likely split work with Jerick McKinnon, who excels as a pass catcher. Hasty is worth an add across all formats until more is known regarding Mostert's availability going forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Trent Taylor caught 1-of-2 targets for eight yards during the 49ers' Week 6 win over the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor is an afterthought in this passing game now that everyone is fully healthy and has only posted six catches for 45 yards on the season. He is not a fantasy relevant option at the moment.

Category: Game Recaps

Kendrick Bourne hauled in 2-of-3 targets for 44 yards during the 49ers' 24-16 win over the Rams in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: After jumping out to an early lead, the 49ers' were playing conservative for much of the game while finishing with 37 rushing attempts. Despite being a solid red zone target, Bourne is easily the fourth option in this passing game now that everyone is healthy and fantasy managers will need him to find the end zone for him to return value. He will be a WR4/5 for the 49ers' Week 7 matchup against the Patriots.

Category: Game Recaps

Jerick McKinnon rushed six times for 18 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 10 yards during the 49ers' Week 6 win over the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: With Raheem Mostert (ankle) essentially missing the entire second half, McKinnon found himself out-touched and out-produced 9-8 by JaMycal Hasty. He also appeared to lose a fumble in the first half before replay review ruled him down by contact. Still, 28 total yards on eight touches leaves a lot to be desired, especially after McKinnon operated as the bell cow earlier in the season when Mostert was out of the lineup. If Mostert is forced to miss Week 7, McKinnon and Hasty would likely split work and could be a messy situation for fantasy managers to unravel.

Category: Game Recaps

Brandon Aiyuk hauled in 2-of-3 targets for 12 yards and a touchdown during the 49ers' 24-16 win over the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Aiyuk operated behind Deebo Samuel in this one, as it appears he is now fully healthy. His low target volume could have something to do with the fact that the 49ers' were playing with the lead for the entire game and racked up 37 total rushing attempts on the evening. Next up for the .500 49ers' is the Patriots and while they figure to limit the effectiveness of Samuel and tight end George Kittle, Aiyuk could have a bounce back game.

Category: Game Recaps

Deebo Samuel caught all six of his targets for 66 yards and a touchdown during the 49ers' 24-16 win over the Rams' in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Samuel was featured early and often, as Jimmy Garoppolo found him twice for 41 yards and a touchdown on the teams opening drive. Although, he only managed to post four receptions for 25 yards throughout the remaining three-and-a-half quarters, it was encouraging to see him operate ahead of rookie Brandon Aiyuk, who only saw three targets. After missing the first three games of the season, Samuel appears to be finding his groove ahead of a Week 7 date against the Patriots where he should be viewed as a high-upside WR3.

Category: Game Recaps

George Kittle hauled in 7-of-10 targets for 109 yards and a touchdown during the 49ers' 24-16 win over the Rams in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: After a quiet showing in Week 5, Kittle did a nice job restating his dominance. His 10 targets led the team and the Rams' simply did not have an answer for the All-Pro tight end. Kittle will always be a must start option, though fantasy managers may want to temper expectations for their Week 7 matchup against the Patriots as they tend to take away opposing teams' number one options. You are still starting him as a top-two option.

Category: Game Recaps

Jimmy Garoppolo completed 23-of-33 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns during the 49ers' Week 6 win over the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: A week after he was benched mid-game over health concerns, Garoppolo rebounded in a huge way on Sunday night. He found his groove early and often, connecting with Deebo Samuel twice for 41 yards and a touchdown on the teams opening drive. Even more important, Garoppolo did not commit a turnover or take a single sack on the night, something the 49ers' offensive line should be proud of against the Rams' Aaron Donald-led defense. Now presumably healthy, Garoppolo will look to stay in rhythm for a Week 7 showdown against his former team.

Category: Game Recaps

LB Kwon Alexander (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Rams. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Alexander will sit out Sunday's Week 6 contest against the Rams due to a high-ankle sprain. Another hit to the 49ers' defense which has been ravished by injuries this season. Look for Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles to start in Alexander's place at weak-side linebacker.

Category: Injury Updates

The 49ers D/ST only managed to come away with two sacks and one forced turnover during their Week 5 loss to the Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact: The 49ers D/ST had one of the worst showings of the young season on Sunday, surrendering 43 points to Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins. It's clear that this isn't the same defense from last season with all the injuries currently plaguing the team and they will be hard to trust in Week 6 against Sean McVay and the Rams' dynamic offense.

Category: Game Recaps

C.J. Beathard completed 9-of-18 passes for 94 yards and a score during the 49ers' Week 5 loss to the Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact: Beathard started the second half in favor of Jimmy Garoppolo, in which Kyle Shanahan said was to 'protect' him from further injury. Still, Beathard fared better than the vet, leading the 49ers' to a touchdown drive on their first possession of the second half. It's unclear if the 49ers' will trot Garoppolo out there in Week 6 given his current health but Beathard would be in line to start in his absence. It's worth noting that Kyle Shanahan's post-game comments indicate the Garoppolo is the 49ers' starter and that Sunday's benching had more to do with health. This will be a situation worth monitoring throughout the week.

Category: Game Recaps

The San Francisco 49ers are hoping that Richard Sherman (calf) will return for Week 6. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sherman won't practice ahead of the 49ers' Week 5 matchup with the Dolphins. The team is being cautious with their top cornerback as they've already suffered a gluttony of injuries this year.

Category: Injury Updates

The 49ers are releasing WR Mohamed Sanu, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanu signed a one-year deal with the 49ers in mid-September. With the return of wide receiver Deebo Samuel, and Richie James getting healthy, the 49ers ultimately decided to move on from Sanu. The veteran WR will look to latch onto another team during the regular season. Sanu hauled in one reception for nine yards over three games for the 49ers this year.

Category: Transactions

San Francisco DE Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah suffered a torn bicep Sunday against the Eagles that will require season-ending surgery. (Source: 49ers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ansah's stint with the 49ers was short-lived. He signed a 1-year deal worth $3M just a couple of weeks ago after DEs Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas suffered season-ending injuries. The bad news keeps coming for the San Francisco D/ST, but a Week 5 home game against the Dolphins should keep them a viable fantasy option.

Category: Injury Updates