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RB Raheem Mostert has requested a trade from the 49ers. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: “After months of unproductive talks with the 49ers about fairly adjusting Raheem Mostert’s contract (which paid him for special teams) we requested a trade,” said Mostert’s agent Brett Tessler. The 28-year-old is set to make $3.15 million in 2020 and has now requested a trade. RBs Tevin Coleman and Jerrick McKinnon would have the most to gain if the 49ers do move on from Mostert. He logged 190 carries for 1,108 yards and 13 touchdowns last season (postseason included). Mostert is currently 26th among all running backs in the latest expert consensus rankings, but that number could rise or fall pending on If he gets dealt.

WR Jalen Hurd is expected to play the "big slot" role in the 49ers' offense this season. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Hurd missed the entire 2019 season with a back injury but has been catching passes from Jimmy Garoppolo dating back to at least mid-June. The 24-year-old is an explosive athlete who will likely make more of a "real life" impact this season, as opposed to having a role on your fantasy squad.

Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports that 49ers DB D.J. Reed has sustained a torn pectoral. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Reed mostly played on special teams in 2019 but did mix in for a handful of defensive snaps here and there. He will likely be sidelined for two months with this injury, which puts his Week 1 status up in the air.

Category: Injury Updates

George Kittle’s extension reportedly could be worth up to $13 million per season. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Kittle and the 49ers continue to work out a long-term deal and the contract would be worth around $13 million a year. This would be make him the highest paid TE in the NFL. It was reported that both sides were “far apart” on a contract extension. Kittle is entering the final year of his rookie deal and is looking to secure a long-term contract. The 26-year-old is surefire TE1 and is currently second among all tight ends in the latest expert consensus rankings.

Category: Rumors

Matt Barrow of The Athletic believes Trent Taylor is the favorite to finish third on the 49ers in receptions this season. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: This would place him behind George Kittle and Deebo Samuel (if healthy). Taylor had a Jones fracture in his foot last season and wound up missing the entire year. San Francisco is reportedly expecting "big things" from the 26-year-old in 2020. The slot receiver has 69 career catches in 29 games.

Matt Barrow of The Athletic reports Deebo Samuel (foot) is dealing with a "classic" Jones fracture. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Samuel was initially given a 12-16 week timetable to return but Barrow reports it could be more like 10-12 weeks. The sooner Samuel can get back, the better, as it would give him a chance to avoid the reserve/PUP list when the season begins. Fantasy players should continue to keep Samuel lowered in their rankings until his health situation becomes clearer.

Category: Injury Updates

Matt Barrows of The Athletic is reporting that the 49ers have had discussions with WR Kendrick Bourne regarding a contract extension. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Bourne signed his second-round tender with San Francisco to the tune of one-year, $3.259M earlier this offseason. He’s been a consummate red zone target for Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers over the past two seasons, catching a TD pass every eight receptions. With Deebo Samuel set to miss some time due to a foot injury, Bourne by default becomes one of the leaders in the wide receiver room. He’s already taken rookie WR Brandon Aiyuk under his wing during offseason workouts. Bourne should be considered a late-round flier in fantasy drafts this season especially if Samuel is too spend the early part of the season on the PUP list.

1st-round pick WR Brandon Aiyuk has officially signed his four-year rookie contract with fifth-year option with the San Francisco 49ers. (Source: San Francisco 49ers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Arizona State standout wide receiver became the 25th overall pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2020 NFL Draft. With Deebo Samuel going down with a foot injury just a week ago, Aiyuk will have an incredible opportunity early on to play a significant role in the 49ers offense. San Francisco has now officially signed both of their first-round picks (Javon Kinlaw and Aiyuk) to their respective four-year rookie contracts.

Category: Transactions

1st-round pick DT Javon Kinlaw has signed his four-year rookie deal with a fifth-year option with the San Francisco 49ers. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kinlaw becomes one of just a few players selected in the first round to sign his four-year rookie deal with fifth-year option. The 14th overall pick out of South Carolina was a beast up front for the Gamecocks. In three seasons, the run-stuffing DT totaled 91 tackles and 10.5 sacks.

Category: Transactions

The San Francisco 49ers have officially signed 7th-round pick WR Jauan Jennings out of Tennessee. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jennings, the 217th overall pick in the draft, signs his four-year rookie deal a week after the news of Deebo Samuel’s foot injury. He’ll join a crowded wide receiver bunch in San Francisco, but he’ll get every opportunity to make the 53-man roster during training camp.

Category: Transactions

49ers LT Trent Williams officially signed his contract Friday. He’ll receive half of his $12.5M salary in 2020 as a bonus. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams also passed his physical, so he can get to work right away with his new team. He’s replacing the retired Joe Staley on the left side of the line, an important role in protecting QB. Jimmy Garoppolo. Still thought of as one of the best Tackles in the NFL, Williams will look to prove himself on what has the makings of a Super Bowl contender this season.

Category: Transactions

One of the 49ers players who was working out in Nashville tested positive for Coronavirus, per Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network. The entire group which includes all the 49ers quarterbacks were tested Friday morning, and are awaiting the results. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: It is unclear at this time who tested positive for COVID-19, but the entire group who worked out in Nashville was tested Friday morning. “I’m told the entire group, which included all the 49ers QBs and many other skilled players got tested this morning and are awaiting results,” said Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. An update should be provided once the test results are complete. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor this situation.

Category: Injury Updates

Richie James broke a bone his wrist while training and will be sidelined for two months. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: James sustained the injury while training and will miss the next two months. He is mainly used on special teams, returning 33 punts for 264 yards and 20 kickoffs for 428 yards. The 49ers recently lost Deebo Samuel (foot) while training with teammates. The 49ers wide receiver depth suddenly becomes thin after losing two key players. James hauled in nine catches for 165 yards and a touchdown across 16 games last season. Look for Travis Benjamin and DJ Reed to get work in special teams with James sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates

DL Dee Ford is fully healthy after undergoing “relatively minor” knee surgery this off-season. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ford missed five games In 2019 due to hamstring and quadricep injuries. He is in a “much better place health wise than he was last year,” said Rapoport. Ford should be all systems for before the start of the NFL season. The 29-year-old was made available this off-season by the 49ers, but there has been no talk of a possible deal. Ford racked up 14 tackles and 6.5 sacks across 11 games in 2019. He will most likely be in a situational role in 2020 and is mainly an option in deep-league IDP formats.

Category: Injury Updates

San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch is “cautiously optimistic” that RB Jerick McKinnon will play a big part in the 49ers offense in 2020. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: San Francisco made a splash by signing McKinnon to a four-year, $30M deal on the first day of free agency ahead of the 2018 season. Two years later, and he’s yet to play a snap for the 49ers after having ACL reconstruction surgery. “I think there’s always that critical last juncture of a rehab where you go from running straight ahead and even trying to simulate some of the cutting that goes on at that position, specifically,” Lynch said of McKinnon’s progress. “Then, you go play football and it becomes much more reactive. And that’s where he struggled. He’s continued to put in work. There are some positive signs that we’re on a better track.” But the 49ers now have a stable of backs in Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman, and Jeff Wilson. Will there be enough opportunities for “Jet” to become fantasy relevant in 2020? Lynch believes he can really help this offense, and here’s what he had to say regarding how the 49ers want to utilize his skill set. “We thought he’d be excellent in terms of (being a receiver out of the backfield) -- really, a tough guy to match up with in space. And our (coaches) are really good about putting our guys in space. So that would be tremendous for us.” He’s a very deep flyer in fantasy leagues at this point until he can show he’s healthy enough to be on the field and make plays for the 49ers.

The 49er's are declining Solomon Thomas's fifth-year option and he should become a free agent after the 2020 season. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 2017's third overall pick will be hitting the free agent market following the 2020 season after failing to live up to his draft stock. The Stanford product was touted as a pro-ready defensive tackle but only started three games last season, recording 21 total tackles and two sacks. He will most likely sign to a short-term "prove-it" deal after this season.

Category: Transactions

49er's backup quarterback Nick Mullens has signed his exclusive rights free agent tender to return to San Francisco for the 2020 season. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The former South Miss product was signed to the 49er's as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He played and started eight games as a rookie after Jimmy Garoppolo went down with an injury in 2018, posting a 13/10 TD/INT ratio and 2,277 yards. He seemed to handle himself well and secured his role as a backup for Garoppolo in 2019 and beyond.

Category: Transactions

Matt Barrows of the Athletic reports that Dante Pettis is on the roster bubble following a very disappointing 2019 season. Deebo Samuel and Kendrick Bourne will return from last seasons Super Bowl team, likely along with 2019 third round selection Jalen Hurd who missed his entire rookie season with multiple injuries. In this most recent draft the 49ers selected Brandon Aiyuk in the first round, and then Juan Jennings in the seventh round. The 49ers also have Trent Taylor, Richie James and veteran Travis Benjamin under contract for the upcoming season. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: A second round pick in 2018 Pettis had a relatively strong rookie season catching 27 passes for 467 yards with five touchdowns. However, in his second season he caught only 11 passes for 109 yards. His total snap count in his first two seasons dropped from 452 to 313. Pettis has seemingly fallen out of favour with the 49ers organization, and fans should not be surprised to see him depart the Bay Area this summer.

Category: Rumors

Joe Staley officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Saturday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Staley played 13 seasons for the 49ers and made six Pro Bowls in his career. He started in 181 games and was considered one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL. The 49ers recently acquired Trent Williams to replace Staley.

Category: Transactions

The Eagles have swapped sixth-round picks with the 49ers for Marquise Goodwin. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Marquise Goodwin has flown the coupe in San Francisco and will now call Philadelphia his new nest. Goodwin had a forgettable 2019 season posting only 12-186-1. He should step into the deep threat role for the Eagles 2020 season.