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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

Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed 20 times for 76 yards and a touchdown while adding three receptions for 12 yards and a touchdown through the air during the 49ers loss to the Seahawks in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Wilson was a legitimate league winner down the stretch due to all of the injuries on the 49ers roster. It will be very interesting to see what role he plays in this offense next season but his play as of late has certainly earned him a larger role.

Category: Game Recaps

C.J. Beathard completed 25-of-37 passes for 273 yards and one touchdown while adding 10 yards on three rush attempts during the 49ers loss to the Seahawks in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Beathard has done a nice real life job filling in for Jimmy Garoppolo, though it rarely translated to fantasy. He has a good chance to enter the following season third on the depth chart and irrelevant in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Seahawks. (Source: David Lombardi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Samuel played in just seven games this year as he dealt with both a broken foot and this hamstring injury. It was ultimately a lost season for both him and the 49ers. Brandon Aiyuk also passed him on the team's depth chart, but playing in a Kyle Shanahan offense will keep Samuel fantasy relevant next year.

Category: Injury Updates

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) won't play in Week 17 against the Seahawks. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Garoppolo was designated to return from IR last week but won't wind up playing again this season. The 29-year-old hasn't played since Week 8 and his future in San Francisco is uncertain at best. The 49ers can save roughly $24 million in cap space by releasing him over the offseason. Perhaps the two sides will work to restructure the contract, but it's unlikely Garoppolo returns on these terms.

Category: Injury Updates

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports kicker Robbie Gould and the 49ers have agreed on a two-year, $7.25 million extension. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The deal ties Gould to San Francisco through the 2022 campaign and is fully guaranteed. He'll likely remain fantasy relevant entering next year.

Category: Transactions

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says rookie WR Brandon Aiyuk suffered a high-ankle sprain on Saturday and won't play in Week 17. (Source: Nick Wagoner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's a disappointing end to a phenomenal rookie campaign for Aiyuk. The 25th overall pick in this year's draft, Aiyuk became a fantasy WR1 in the absence of Deebo Samuel down the stretch. He finishes the year with 60 receptions for 748 yards and five TDs. A naturally skilled receiver, Aiyuk gets a bump in value thanks to all the creative ways that Shanahan can scheme him open and give him run-after-catch opportunities. He'll be pricey in '21 fantasy drafts.

Category: Injury Updates

Kyle Juszczyk rushed one time for three yards and hauled in 2-of-3 targets for 10 yards and two touchdowns during the 49ers 20-12 win over the Cardinals in Week 16.

Fantasy Impact: While doesn't receive enough volume to be an every week fantasy contributor, Juszczyk will have games like this every once in a while. He's more of a better real life weapon than he is in fantasy and it's not fun needing two scores for him to hit value. He won't be a recommended fantasy option in Week 17.

Category: Game Recaps

Jordan Reed failed to haul in any of his targets during the 49ers 20-12 win over the Cardinals in Week 16.

Fantasy Impact: With George Kittle returning to the field, Reed's fantasy value takes a massive hit. He can be dropped to waivers ahead of the team's Week 17 tilt against the Seahawks.

Category: Game Recaps

Jerick McKinnon rushed one time for four yards and hauled in 3-of-4 targets for 28 yards during the 49ers 20-12 victory over the Cardinals in Week 16.

Fantasy Impact: While Jeff Wilson Jr. (204 yards, TD) was the overwhelming leader of the backfield, McKinnon still appeared to operate ahead of Tevin Coleman. McKinnon's role appears to be a bit game script dependent, however, as he will most likely be utilized when the team is trailing and playing from behind. With that being said, this is no longer a committee approach like it was to begin the season. McKinnon has little to no fantasy value at the moment and there are better streaming options out there. He gets the Seahawks in Week 17.

Category: Game Recaps

Tevin Coleman rushed two times for three yards and caught one pass for one yard during the 49ers 20-12 victory over the Cardinals in Week 16.

Fantasy Impact: With Raheem Mostert (ankle) shutdown for the season, the 49ers turned completely to Jeff Wilson Jr. (23 touches, 204 yards, one touchdown) instead of the committee approach. Coleman has lost all fantasy value that he had heading into the season and he's not even worth a bench spot at this point outside of an injury to Wilson. Next up for Coleman and the 49ers are the Seahawks in Week 17.

Category: Game Recaps

Richie James Jr. failed to bring in his only target during the 49ers 20-12 win over the Cardinals in Week 16.

Fantasy Impact: James is a streaky player who also offers a very low floor and Saturday was a great example of that. He's only caught four passes over the last two weeks and he won't be a recommended fantasy option against the Seahawks in Week 17.

Category: Game Recaps

Kendrick Bourne hauled in his lone target for 16 yards during the 49ers 20-12 victory over the Cardinals in Week 16.

Fantasy Impact: A week after posting his season-high in receiving yards, Bourne was held to one catch on one target for 16 yards with C.J. Beathard under center. It also didn't help that George Kittle returned to the lineup and vultered away five targets. Still, Bourne is a hit or miss fantasy option and Saturday was a good representation of his extremely low floor. He'll be on the WR4/5 radar in Week 17 against the Seahawks, a team he posted eight receptions and 81 yards against back in Week 8.

Category: Game Recaps

49ers QB Nick Mullens (elbow) sustained an elbow injury in Week 15’s loss to the Cowboys that will likely require surgery. C.J. Beathard will be the starter against the Cardinals in Week 16. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beathard entered the game against the Cowboys after Mullens had to leave with an elbow injury. Being as Jimmy Garoppolo won’t play in Week 16, it’s going to be Beathard getting the start by default. He shouldn’t be considered anything more than a low-end QB2 for that game.

Category: Injury Updates

49ers RB Raheem Mostert (ankle) suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 15’s game against the Cowboys and his season is likely over.

Fantasy Impact: Meanwhile, Jeff Wilson Jr. also came out of the game a little dinged up, so we’ll have to wait and see if he’s going to be able to suit up in Week 16 against the Cardinals. If Wilson can go, he’ll be a RB2 in a favorable matchup with Mostert on the sidelines.

Category: Injury Updates

Ross Dwelley hauled in both of his targets for 28 yards during the 49ers' 33-41 loss to the Cowboys in Week 15.

Fantasy Impact: Dwelley was out-targeted 2-5 and ceded a touchdown to Jordan Reed in this one. Now that Reed is healthy, Dwelley isn't one to trust on a weekly basis, especially with rumblings of George Kittle's impending return from a foot injury.

Category: Game Recaps

49ers CB Richard Sherman doesn't expect to resign with San Francisco this offseason. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Sherman says this thought is based on the salary cap and conversations he has had with the organization. The 32-year-old has been more than serviceable when healthy this year, and he surely wouldn't struggle to find a new home if the 49ers opt not to bring him back.

Category: Rumors

The 49ers D/ST had no answer for Josh Allen and the Bills' passing game as they allowed 449 total yards of offense and four touchdowns as the Bills' racked up 34 points. They did force one turnover and compiled one sack.

Fantasy Impact: It was a night to forget for this defense as they simply allowed Josh Allen to do whatever he wanted all night long. The lone turnover forced by the defense was actually a broken hand-off between Allen and RB Zach Moss, so it's not like the defense did anything to force it. There should be better days for this 49ers' defense as a Week 14 matchup against the Washington Football Team presents a nice bounce-back opportunity.

Category: Game Recaps

Charlie Woerner hauled in both of his targets for 33 yards during the 49ers' 24-34 loss to the Bills' on Monday Night Football.

Fantasy Impact: Woerner has been seeing some increased playing time due to all the injuries surrounding the 49ers' tight-ends this season but is easily the third option behind Jordan Reed and Ross Dwelley. He is not worth fantasy consideration.

Category: Game Recaps

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver River Cracraft will be active for Monday Night Football. (Source: Matt Barrows on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cracraft is active as the fifth receiver, presumably for his special teams value. Cracraft was forced into heavy snaps against the Green Bay Packers back in Week 9 but did not do much with his opportunity, hauling in just two of his five targets for 13 receiving yards. Trent Taylor may be on borrowed time as a member of the 49ers.

Category: Injury Updates