San Francisco 49ers

NFC West

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that despite the domestic violence charges being dropped against 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, the league office is "mulling over a multi-game suspension." (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This seems likely, as Foster has been in trouble with the league's front office since the Combine drug testing. There's been so many off-the-field incidents that have come up, the league usually sets an example with players like this. It'd be a massive blow to the 49ers defense, though it's hard to see him getting anything more than a four-game ban. Even though the charges were dropped in regards to the domestic violence, he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault rifle weapon charges and is now under two years of probation. The good news, however, is that he's still on the 49ers after what seemed like a departure was well underway. Foster can be one of the premier linebackers in the game if he can stay out of trouble off the field.

Category: Rumors


Second-year 49ers wide receiver Victor Bolden has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 NFL season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. Bolden issued a statement, saying "Unknowingly, I used a supplement that was on the NFL's banned substance list. As a professional athlete, I take full responsibility for not verifying the ingredients of the supplement." (Source: Adam Schefter via twitter)

Fantasy Impact: An undrafted free agent out of Oregon State last season, Bolden was active for nine games but played just 28 snaps on offense without registering a catch. Mainly a special-teamer, Bolden will have a difficult time making San Francisco's roster and won't be eligible to play anywhere until Week 5.


Trent Brown will be sent to the New England Patriots along with the No. 143 (5th round) overall pick in this year's draft in return for the 95th (3rd round) overall pick. The deal is pending a physical. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's a win-win for both teams after the 49ers drafted Brown's immediate replacement in Mike McGlinchey. The Patriots took Isaiah Wynn who is projected to be a guard, not tackle, at the NFL level with their first pick. Both teams have improved their offfensive lines and if Brown can stay healthy, the Patriots will have their long-term right tackle in place.

Category: Transactions


Offensive tackle Joe Staley has agreed to rework his contract with the San Francisco 49ers for 2018 and beyond, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport on Twitter. According to Rapoport, "He was due to make $11M combined in ‘18-‘19, but he’ll now make $17.4M in all. He gets a raise in 2018, $8.72M instead of $5.5M." (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a nice raise for Staley, as the 49ers are locking up some protection for their new franchise quarterback. Staley was due to make $11 million over the last two years of his contract but will now make $17.4 million, with an increase from $5.5 million to $8.72 million this year.

Category: Transactions


Daniel Kilgore was traded to the Miami Dolphins for a 7th-round pick in addition to Miami taking on his contract and bonus. In return, the 49ers will receive a 7th-round pick. (Source: San Francisco 49ers)

Fantasy Impact: It shouldn't be a surprise as the 49ers gave Weston Richburg a massive contract at the opening of free agency. The move signals that the Dolphins are prepared to move Mike Pouncey.

Category: Transactions


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Cleveland Browns and impending free-agent RB Carlos Hyde have agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth in excess of $15 million with $6 million coming in the first year of the contract. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After spending four underwhelming and injury-stricken seasons with the 49ers, Hyde is expected to sign with the Browns when the start of the new league year begins on Wednesday. And although the 49ers made an attempt to re-up with their tenured rusher, Hyde signing elsewhere was the expected scenario. Now that Isaiah Crowell is spoken for -- he is signing with the Jets -- Hyde is on the fast track to being Cleveland's RB1. however, a lot will change if the Browns select Saquon Barkey No. 1 overall in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Category: Transactions


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the San Francisco 49ers informed pass rusher Elvis Dumervil that they will not pick up his 2018 option. (Source: Ian Rapoort on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After one season in San Francisco, the 49ers are moving on from Dumervil. Coming off of decent year for a player who was on the field for a limited amount of snaps, Dumervil still managed 6.5 sacks in 16 games. Even at the ripe age of 34, Dumervil still has some gas left in the tank and should land with a team in need of help getting to the quarterback.

Category: Transactions


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the 49ers and Marquise Goodwin have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the team until 2021. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The extension itself is worth $20.3 million with $10 million in guaranteed money. It's not a bad price for Goodwin, as he stepped up down the stretch and showed real chemistry with Jimmy Garoppolo. He finished with 39 receptions for 613 yards and two touchdowns from Week 9 through Week 17, good enough to be fantasy's No. 17 wide receiver during that time. His extension does add some question to whether or not the 49ers pursue Allen Robinson or Sammy Watkins in free agency, simply because they now have Goodwin and Pierre Garcon under contract through 2021. As of right now, Goodwin has the looks of a WR4 in fantasy football, though a big-name free agent signing would certainly derail that.

Category: Transactions


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


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


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.