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Free agent RB Jerick McKinnon and the Chiefs have reached agreement on a contract. (Source: Pete Schrager on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The details of McKinnon’s contract with the Chiefs are unknown at this time, but it's most likely a one-year deal. He missed back-to-back seasons with knee issues before suiting up for the 49ers in 2020. The 29-year-old RB rushed for 319 yards on 81 attempts and five touchdowns while hauling in 33 catches on 46 targets for 253 receiving yards and one touchdown across 16 games. McKinnon will compete for a roster spot and the RB2 role behind starter Clyde Edwards-Helaire in 2021.

Category: Transactions

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Patriots are not expected to trade for QB Jimmy Garoppolo. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: “If the two sides could even come to terms (a big if), it would take a complex contract negotiation to get it done, ” said Rapoport. The Patriots don't have the room to fit Garoppolo’s current contract. Several teams reportedly contacted the 49ers about the availability of Garoppolo, but the chances of a deal are slim. It remains to be seen if Jimmy G will be dealt, but a reunion with the Patriots seems unlikely. The 49ers acquired the No. 3 pick of the 2021 NFL Draft and will most likely select a quarterback. Mac Jones, Justin Fields, or Trey Lance have been linked to San Francisco. Garoppolo completed 67.1 percent of his passes for 1,096 yards, seven touchdowns, and five interceptions across six games for the 49ers in 2020. Stay tuned.

Category: Rumors

Per sources, the San Francisco 49ers have narrowed their options down to Alabama QB Mac Jones and North Dakota State QB Trey Lance with the Number 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There’s been a ton of chatter on who the 49ers would take after trading up to get the 3rd overall pick in the Draft, but now it seems like the choice is between Jones and Lance, and not Ohio State QB Justin Fields. Jones has always been the betting favorite, but it sounds like there’s at least some chance they decide to go with Lance at Number 3. Of course the sources could be off base and this could be a smoke screen, but it sounds like the 49ers have narrowed it down to just two quarterbacks at this juncture.

Category: Rumors

San Francisco 49ers TE Jordan Reed has reportedly announced his retirement from the league after seven years, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Fantasy Impact: Reed spent the final year of his career in the Bay Area, racking up 26 receptions for 231 yards and four touchdowns across 10 games for the 49ers in 2020. The 2013 third-round draft pick by Washington was often hampered by concussions and other injuries but earned a Pro-Bowl nod in 2016 after stringing together 17 touchdowns across the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Reed's retirement will leave an increased target share for 49ers' All-Pro TE George Kittle and Ross Dwelley in a potentially revamped offense under Kyle Shanahan in 2021.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

Nick Bosa is expected to make a full recovery ahead of week one heading into the 2021 NFL season. (Source: Around the NFL on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Bosa suffered a torn ACL in week two of the 2020 season against the Jets. He is already posting videos of himself working out to social media. This should not come as a huge surprise, but Bosa appears to be well on track to be ready for the start of the upcoming season.

Category: Injury Updates

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Tevin Coleman and the Jets have agreed to a deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Coleman only appeared in eight game for the 49ers in 2020. He rushed for 53 yards on 28 attempts and zero touchdowns. This move certainly helps the fantasy stock of Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson. Coleman will join a backfield of Ty Johnson, Josh Adams, and La'Mical Perine. The Jets will most likely add another RB in the draft so Coleman will most likely handle the backup role.

Category: Transactions

The Jaguars have concluded their visit with free agent quarterback C.J. Beathard and are expected to sign him. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beathard adds more depth for the Jaguars with Mike Glennon gone. Still, it does crowd a quarterback room that features Beathard, Gardner Minshew, and Jake Luton. Of course, all signs point to Jacksonville drafting Trevor Lawrence, too. Nevertheless, this is likely a very low-risk deal that pays minimal money if Beathard doesn't make the team out of training camp. Over 19 games (12 starts), the former 49ers passer is 2-10 with 291 completions for 3,469 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.

Category: Transactions

The 49ers are bringing back K'Waun Williams on a one-year deal. The versatile cornerback visited with the Chiefs but ultimately returns to San Francisco. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 29-year-old appeared in just eight games (four starts) last season but has otherwise been a reliable presence in the San Francisco secondary. In 2020 alone, he made 22 tackles and recorded a career-high two sacks. Over six years in the NFL (77 games) between Cleveland and San Francisco, he has intercepted three passes, recorded six sacks, and made 249 tackles.

Category: Transactions

According to sources, LT Trent Williams will re-sign with the San Francisco 49ers on a new six-year, $138M deal - making him the highest-paid offensive lineman in history. (Source: Dianna Russini on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams played 14 games for the Niners last year and finished with a strong 91.9 PFF rating. The Niners' run game continues to be the bedrock of their offense, and locking up the 10-year veteran was necessary to maintain their dominant front. On the new deal, Williams receives a $55.1M guaranteed contract which includes a hefty $30.1M signing bonus. The best offensive lineman in free agency is officially off-the-market.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

The Saints have shown interest in free agent cornerback Richard Sherman. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sherman spent the first seven years of his career in Seattle, making four Pro Bowls and being named a First-Team All-Pro three times. He joined the 49ers in 2018 and spent three years with the organization, earning one more Pro Bowl nod. In 139 games, the former fifth-round pick has 36 interceptions and 115 passes defended in addition to 484 tackles, two sacks, and five fumbles forced. As Pelissero notes, joining New Orleans would allow Sherman to reunite with Kris Richard, who worked with the Seattle defense from 2010 to 2017. The Saints have a need at cornerback after releasing Janoris Jenkins.

Category: Rumors

According to sources, former 49ers WR Kendrick Bourne is expected to sign a 3-yr, $22.5M deal to play for the New England Patriots. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Patriots' spending spree continues with the Kendrick Bourne becoming the latest WR coming to New England. Bourne's fantasy value will continue as a WR3/4 with Cam Newton at the helm. However, Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel will now have even less to compete with for targets with Bourne out of town.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the 49ers and DL Dee Ford have agreed to terms on a restructured 2-year deal worth $24M. (Source: Ian rapoport of NFL Network)

Fantasy Impact: The move comes at no surprise as the veteran lineman was slotted to have a massive cap hit in a down year for the cap. The deal is likely a win-win for both sides as it frees up space for the 49ers to try and resign veterans like Richard Sherman who are set to hit the open market. Last season. Ford recorded just three tackles before his season was cut short due to injury.

Category: Transactions

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the 49ers have re-signed CB Jason Verrett to a one-year, $5.5M deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After starting 13 games and totaling 60 tackles and two interceptions for the 49ers in 2020, Verrett will be staying in San Francisco for 2021. The 1-year deal is worth $5.5M and could potentially go up to $6.5M if Verrett makes the Pro Bowl. This is a move that makes a lot of sense for the 49ers especially with the likely departure of Richard Sherman.

Category: Transactions

The 49ers will not be tendering a contract to restricted free agent QB Nick Mullens. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mullens will become a true free agent this offseason. San Francisco has made it no secret that they want to upgrade their backup quarterback position this offseason, and this is the first step in that process.

Category: Rumors

Fullback Kyle Juszczyk and the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms on a five-year deal worth $27M, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Juszczyk only rushed 17 times for 64 yards in 2020, but scored two touchdowns and caught 19 of his 30 targets for 2020 yards and four more touchdowns. The 17 carries and six total touchdowns were both new career-highs, but he has minimal value in most fantasy formats given his limited touches.

Category: Transactions

Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the 49ers and CB Emmanuel Moseley have agreed to terms on a two-year, $10.1 million contract extension. (Source: Adam Schefter on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After a career season in which Moseley recorded career highs in tackles and interceptions the 49ers rewarded there standout corner. The move makes alot of sense with Richard Sherman slotted to head to free agency and rumor has it he will liekly be headed to a new team for 2021.

Category: Transactions

The 49ers re-signed RB Austin Walter to a one-year deal. (Source: Nick Wagoner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He'll compete for a roster spot come training camp. Walter is far off the fantasy radar entering the 2021offseason.

Category: Transactions

The 49ers re-signed QB Josh Rosen to a one-year, $840,000 contract. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rosen was scooped off the Bucs' practice squad in December but never appeared in a game this season. He was the No. 10 overall pick back in 2018 but has struggled as a quarterback ever since turning pro.

Category: Transactions

The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed restricted free agent RB Jeff Wilson Jr. to a one-year deal. (Source: San Francisco 49ers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson appeared in 12 games this season for the 49ers, leading all running backs with 733 total yards and 10 touchdowns. When given the opportunity to shoulder the load, Wilson performed admirably, particularly down the stretch. He saw 25 red zone carries this season compared to just 11 (in 8 games) for backfield teammate Raheem Mostert. With Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon both likely gone, the 49ers could choose to roll with Mostert and Wilson in tandem in 2021, but don’t be surprised if Wilson ends up leading the team in rushing again.

Category: Transactions

George Kittle hauled in 7-of-9 targets for 68 yards during the 49ers loss to the Seahawks in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Kittle's season was marred by injury, though he managed to be productive over the final two games of the regular season. One of the most talented players in the entire league, Kittle will enter the following season as an elite TE1 who will be worthy of selection in the first three/four rounds of fantasy drafts.

Category: Game Recaps