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Rueben Foster arrested again

Mon, Feb 12th 3:41pm EST
By Mike Tagliere


San Francisco 49ers starting middle linebacker Rueben Foster was arrested late Sunday night on suspicion of domestic violence and two other charges. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This adds on to what has already been an eventful offseason for the second-year linebacker, as he was arrested in January on drug charges. Knowing that he was also tagged with a failed drug test at the NFL Combine last year, it's extremely likely that Foster is facing a minimum four-game suspension. He was a budding superstar his rookie season, but he needs to stay on the field in order to help his team. We'll update you on this as we get more information.

Category: Rumors

Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers have agreed to a five-year, $137.5 million contract. This is the biggest deal in NFL history on an average-per-year basis. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Garoppolo got his prove-it moment in the final five games of the 2017 regular season and the end result is a hefty pay day for the 26-year-old. The team is clearly all-in on him and it won't be a surprise if they bring in additional playmakers this offseason to further bolster an offense that is on the rise.

Category: Transactions

Robbie Gould made 2-of-2 field goal and 4-of-4 extra point attempts in the 49ers' 34-13 win over the Rams Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Gould has had a strong season and is a solid fantasy option going into next season.

Category: Game Recaps

Kendrick Bourne brought in two of five targets for 28 yards in the 49ers' 34-13 win over the Rams Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Bourne is worth late round consideration as a flyer in an improving offense next season.

Category: Game Recaps

Trent Taylor caught both of his targets for 29 yards in the 49ers' 34-13 win over the Rams Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor bears late round consideration for next season in what could become a potent San Francisco offense.

Category: Game Recaps

Marquise Goodwin had two receptions for 28 yards and one touchdown on four targets in the 49ers' 34-13 win over the Rams Sunday. He also added one rush for 10 yards before leaving in the first quarter after being hit high on a route over the middle and not returning.

Fantasy Impact: Goodwin was on his way to a big fantasy day before he was injured on a hit that drew a penalty. He is on the WR2 radar for next season in an emerging offense.

Category: Game Recaps

The San Francisco 49ers D/ST came away with two fumble recoveries, three sacks on five quarterback hits while holding the Rams to 251 total yards and 13 points in Sunday's victory.

Fantasy Impact: 49ers D/ST was never really an option in fantasy all year long, mostly to blame for that was their lack of ability to generate turnovers and lack of a pass rush. The last few weeks of the season however, the D/ST unit stepped it up and had a few decent weeks. Still, not a defense people will be targeting next year, but they have some solid pieces in place to build around and with a good free agency they could develop into an interesting streaming D/ST in 2018.

Category: Game Recaps

Joe Williams (ankle) had his ankle declared 'good to go' by coach Kyle Shanahan in a press conference Friday. (Source: Niners Nation )

Fantasy Impact: The 49ers have had significant production from coach Shanahan's first rookie class, where Williams was the only one not to see the field during the regular season. Williams was put on injured reserve during final roster cuts after an up and down, but mostly down offseason. Matt Breida out-produced him during the preseason and impressed during the regular season. Williams has a lot of work to do if he wants to make the roster next year, but there is some uncertainty going forward as to who exactly will return next year in the backfield. This, and the 49ers trading up to get him, leave him in an interesting spot heading into the offseason and make him a name to monitor closely if fellow running back Carlos Hyde leaves during free agency.

Category: Injury Updates

Matt Breida had 12 carries for 72 yards and caught one of his two targets for an additional 32 yards in Sunday's victory over the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Breida played a bigger role in this game, which makes you wonder if they were trying to get a better picture of what it would be like without Carlos Hyde. Still, Hyde had the most touches and out produced Breida so it did little to clear up any indication of what direction the niners will go. Breida proved that he deserves a roster spot and can be fantasy relevant if given the opportunity. Breida should have a leg up on fellow rookie Joe Williams, who missed the entire season with an ankle injury. If Breida is still available on waivers in dynasty leagues he is worth a flyer based on the uncertainty of the position heading into the off season. The starting running back in Kyle Shanahan's offense will have fantasy value, and if Hyde leaves, Breida will have the inside track as the starter for next year.

Category: Game Recaps

Carlos Hyde had 12 carries for 90 yards and two touchdowns while also catching two of his four targets for an additional 10 yards in Sunday's victory over the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Hyde finally had the game we have been waiting for, unfortunately it was too late for most fantasy owners. If you played him in DFS you got your moneys worth but most season long leagues were over last week. The touch distribution this week between Hyde and Matt Bredia was basically even this week, leaving an interesting story line heading into the off season as to what direction the 49ers will go at running back. Hyde proved to be serviceable, but he will definitely come at a price, and will the 49ers be willing to pay it. This will be an interesting story to follow for dynasty owners because if he stays here he is an mid-range RB2 with upside, else where will leave his value as a mystery.

Category: Game Recaps

Kyle Juszczyk hauled in all five of his targets for 76 yards in Sunday's victory over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Juszczyk had a surprisingly good day, and he was on no ones roster. He has been a solid overall player recently posting serviceable PPR numbers, but hasn't seen any reliable volume to warrant a roster spot this year. However, even though he has posted solid PPR numbers, he isn't worth owning outside of super deep leagues. After watching his role expand in the offense as the year went on, Juszczyk does have some value in dynasty with the tight end position still mostly undecided. He isn't a tight end, but he does play a hybrid role in the offense that gives him the occasional carry but mostly utilizes him in the passing game.

Category: Game Recaps

Louis Murphy brought in his lone target for 17 yards in the 49ers' 44-33 win over the Jaguars Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy is not a viable fantasy option.

Category: Game Recaps

Aldrick Robinson brought in one of two targets for 12 yards in the 49ers' 44-33 win over the Jaguars Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Robinson is not a factor for fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting San Francisco 49ers TE Garrett Celek (knee) is expected to play Week 16. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although he is battling a knee injury, Celek is expected to play in Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars. However, while he's emerged as the 49ers' TE1 in the second half of the year, he's viewed a risky fantasy option facing a shut-down Jaguars defense. Avoid him in Week 16.

Category: Injury Updates

DeForest Buckner will be available to play Sunday and was a full participant in Friday's practice. (Source: 49ers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Buckner's presence greatly improves a 49ers defense that has been trending up in recent weeks. Leonard Fournette and Blake Bortles' stock would have risen had Buckner been ruled out. The San Francisco D/ST is still not a viable option at this time.

Eric Reid recorded eight total tackles (six solo) in the 49ers' win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Reid has been on a roll since Week 9, recording two interceptions and 36 tackles in six games.

Category: Game Recaps

George Kittle caught four passes for 52 yards in the win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Kittle has been consistent, but hasn't really blown up the stat sheet lately. He's not worth a look in Week 16.

Category: Game Recaps

C.J. Beathard was 22 for 38 for 201 yards and an interception and added six carries for an additional 21 yards before exiting Sunday's loss to Seattle with an apparent knee injury.

Fantasy Impact: Beathard was having somewhat of a down performance before his knee injury which he his receiving more testing on today. Beathard has been a serviceable QB2 because of what he adds in rushing but nothing worth starting outside of two quarterback leagues. With his injury and Jimmy Garoppolo looking good in his limited work it may be the end of Beathard as a starter, at least for this year. This is a situation worth monitoring as more news comes out regarding is injury.

Category: Game Recaps

Ronald Blair recorded two sacks on four tackles in the 49ers' win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Blair recorded his first and second sacks of the season in his second game of the season. Blair will look to build on his performance following the 49ers' bye week.

Category: Game Recaps

Joe Staley appears to be ahead of schedule after suffering a fractured orbital against the Eagles in Week 8 and is now expected to play on Sunday against the New York Giants. (Source: Joe Fann on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Staley has been one of the few bright spots for the 49ers in recent years and should provide a welcome boost to their offensive line. C.J. Beathard should have a bit more time to throw and while the 49ers offense isn't going to create waves, this does knock the Giants defense down a peg.

Category: Injury Updates