San Francisco 49ers

NFC West

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says he expects Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) to be fully cleared for training camp. (Source: NBC Sports Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: This would put him on track to play in Week 1. Garoppolo is also expected to participate in the upcoming OTAs, though he'll likely only be cleared for 7-on-7 drills. The 27-year-old tore his ACL in Week 3 last season and is more of a high-end QB2 in fantasy right now.

Category: Injury Updates


49ers coach Kyle Shannahan hinted that Tevin Coleman could function as the team’s “short-yardage” back this season. (Source: The Athletic )

Fantasy Impact: San Francisco has a plethora of running backs following the Coleman signing. Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida, and Raheem Mostert all remain on the roster. This likely means several backs will get a good amount of touches this year, but getting goal-line touches would make Coleman the one to own.


49ers HC Kyle Shanahan told the press that RB Jerick McKinnon (ACL) is expected to open 2019 as the team's RB1. (Source: Kevin Patra on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Shanahan also stated that McKinnon is on track in his recovery from a torn ACL suffered during the 2018 preseason, which is significant if he is, in fact, going to be the 49ers' featured back come Week 1. However, because Matt Brieda flashed last season, the expectation is for both backs to have a role in the offense and hold fantasy value. If the 49ers tender RFA Raheem Mostert, he'd likely round out San Francisco's running back depth chart barring any unforeseen changes or injuries.

Category: Injury Updates


Robbie Gould converted his only field goal try and all three of his PAT attempts as the 49ers lost to the Rams in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Gould remains as reliable of a kicker as there is in fantasy football. He'll be a solid kicking option in 2019 in what should be a better 49ers offense.

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Trent Taylor caught three passes for 17 yards in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor finishes the year with jut 26 catches, 215 yards, and one touchdown. He actually regressed a bit from 2017 and isn't considered a noteworthy dynasty asset. The 49ers will certainly address the receiver position this off-season.

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Kendrick Bourne caught five passes for 59 yards and a score as the 49ers fell to the Rams 48-32 in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Bourne saw plenty of action late in the season with both Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin battling injuries. However, the 23-year-old is best served operating as a number three or four receiver in the NFL. The 49ers will almost certainly seek receiver help this off-season.

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Alfred Morris rushed 16 times for 111 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' Week 17 loss to the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Morris also caught one pass for 4 yards. These are the type of performances some fantasy analysts expected back in August once Jerick McKinnon was ruled out for the year, but it just never fully came together for Morris. It's up in the air whether or not the 30-year-old gets another job in 2019.

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Nick Mullens completed 23-of-33 pass attempts for 282 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions as the 49ers fell to the Rams 48-32 in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Mullens had to compile most of his stats during garbage time in this one. He just wasn't very good. Mullens finishes the year with 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in eight games. The 23-year-old's future is up in the air with Jimmy Garoppolo due back from injury next year. Perhaps the Niners will hold onto Mullens as a backup. There could also be interest in the trade market for him.

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George Kittle finished the season in the NFL record books by accumulating 1,377 receiving yards, the most in a single-season by a tight end. He broke the record with his ninth catch of the day going for a 43-yard catch-and-run touchdown and finishing the game with 149 yards.

Fantasy Impact: The second-year tight end is making his case to be the top player at his position heading into 2019. He finished the season with more yards after the catch than any other player in the entire NFL and will be playing in his first career Pro Bowl. This was done with three different QBs (Garoppolo, Beathard, and Mullens) and at just 25 years old, he should be a dominate force for the forseeable future. Assuming the team improves around him next season, that should only help his stock. Don't expect any discounts come draft day in 2019.

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Marquise Goodwin has been ruled out Week 17 with a calf injury.

Fantasy Impact: Goodwin and Dante Pettis will be sidelined for Week 17, meaning the team will turn to WRs Kendrick Bourne and Trent Taylor. And then, of course, George Kittle will continue to be heavily involved in the offense.

Category: Injury Updates


The San Francisco 49ers D/ST recored three sacks and recovered two fumbles in the team's 14-9 Week 16 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Impact: The Bears were never able to get fully going on offense, which the 49ers defense deserves some credit for. The unit can be avoided in fantasy next week versus the Rams, however.

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Jeff Wilson rushed 11 times for 27 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards as the 49ers fell to the Bears in Week 16.

Fantasy Impact: Wilson became the team's number one back once Matt Breida (ankle) left the game, but the Bears presented an incredibly tough matchup. Wilson will be nothing more than a desperation RB play in Week 17 versus the Rams.

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Matt Breida left the 49ers' Week 16 game with an ankle injury. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He was later ruled out for the game. Breida has been dealing with ankle issues all year long but keeps trying to play through them. An off-season of rest will do him wonders moving forward. Before exiting versus the Bears he had totaled 26 yards on five touches.

Category: Injury Updates


Dante Pettis is believed to have suffered an injury to his MCL in Week 16 versus the Bears. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pettis had totaled three catches for 21 yards before departing. The injury occured when he made a catch but had his knee twisted on the tackle. The 23-year-old had been playing great down the stretch. As of now Pettis is expected to miss Week 17 but not require surgery. He'll be an interesting late round flier in 2019 fantasy drafts.

Category: Injury Updates


San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Pierre Garcon is being placed on injured reserve this week due to a lingering knee injury, according to a report from senior reporter Joe Fann. (Source: Joe Fann on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Garcon has not played since Week 9 due to a knee injury and will finish the season with 24 catches for 286 yards and one touchdown in eight games. That is obviously not the kind of production that Garcon and the 49ers were hoping for this season, and it marks the second straight subpar year after signing a five-year contract before the 2017 season.

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The Redskins claimed former 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster off waivers Tuesday. Foster was released following a Saturday night arrest at the team’s hotel on charges of domestic violence. It was his second arrest on domestic violence accusations this year. Charges were dropped from the earlier arrest when the accuser testified under oath that she fabricated the accusation. That was the same woman who accused him in this most recent incident. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Shortly after he was awarded to the Redskins off waivers, Foster was placed on the Commissioner Exempt list. According to the league’s personal conduct policy (via Ian Rapoport on Twitter), a player on the Commissioner Exempt List may not practice or attend games, but may be present at the club’s facility on a reasonable basis for meetings, individual workouts, therapy and rehabilitation, and other permitted non-football activities if permitted by the team. Redskins Senior V.P. of Player Personnel Doug Williams said in a statement: “Reuben will have to go through numerous steps including the full legal process, an investigation and potential discipline from the NFL, as well as meetings with counselors associated with the team before he will ever have the opportunity to wear the burgundy and gold as a player.” Foster will receive his normal salary while on the Commissioner Exempt List.


Raheem Mostert underwent season-ending surgery Friday to repair a fractured forearm he suffered during Thursday's game against the Raiders. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mostert's season ends as quickly as it began. He came on strong and was again solid Week 9, but he'll now have to wait until 2019 to show what he can do. With him sidelined, Alfred Morris should again be the team's primary backup behind Matt Breida, who should see all the touches he can handle when healthy.

Category: Injury Updates


San Francisco’s starting QB on Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders will be Nick Mullens. C.J. Beathard will serve as his backup, but with his wrist injury affecting his grip on the football, Mullens will make his first NFL start and throw his first NFL pass. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners that were counting on Beathard for Thursday night should be grabbing Mullens now. But neither quarterback is fantasy relevant and should only be considered in deep two QB leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Cassius Marsh recorded one solo tackle, one tackle for loss, and one sack in the San Francisco 49ers' destruction by the Los Angeles Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Marsh had a sack in his second straight game, but don't expect it to continue. Despite the huge opportunity he has every week, he's just not that talented.

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Arik Armstead recorded five solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and one sack in the San Francisco 49ers' destruction by the Los Angeles Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Armstead was probably the only 49ers defender who actually played well. He's still not a fantasy option outside of the deepest IDP leagues.

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