Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 8/17/18 8:06am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (calf) will be out the rest of the preseason, according to general manager John Lynch.
Huddle Up: McKinnon is a useful dual-threat RB, but he has never been the go-to guy for long. He's a low-end RB2 but a bargain if he falls to the RB3 territory due to the injury.
Trent Taylor - WRPosted 8/16/18 6:44pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Trent Taylor is emerging as a 'popular target' for QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
Huddle Up: Taylor has a chance to open the year as the starting slot receiver, and he could be worth a flier as a WR5 in PPR formats with Garoppolo leading the offense.
Jeremy McNichols - RBPosted 8/15/18 9:32am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Jeremy McNichols is running with the first-team Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: He's still behind injured Jerick McKinnon (knee) and Matt Breida (shoulder), but he appears entrenched at No. 3. If the aforementioned injuries linger, McNichols could be a good stash option.
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 8/14/18 9:28am ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin has continued to establish himself as the team's top receiver and is 'clearly Jimmy Garoppolo's favorite target,' according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner.
Huddle Up: The drumbeat on Goodwin has been steady throughout camp, and owners need to acknowledge 2018 may be his time after he emerged as a top receiver down the stretch last year. He needs to be considered a WR3 with upside.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 8/12/18 3:41pm ET
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon's (knee) MRI showed only a muscle strain in his knee, according to a source.
Huddle Up: McKinnon probably will miss some time, but it appears like he should be ready for the regular season. He received a lucrative contract this offseason and should be the team's main running back in 2018. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in all leagues since he should be involved in the running and passing game.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 8/12/18 5:33pm ET
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (calf) has been diagnosed with a calf strain and will be re-evaluated next week, according to the team.
Huddle Up: McKinnon likely will miss at least one preseason game but should be on track for the start of the regular season. He should be considered a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Matt Breida - RBPosted 8/10/18 2:09pm ET
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (shoulder) will be held out of contact drills and at least the next two preseason games so the team can make sure he is ready for Week 1, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Breida will not start this season but should receive a decent amount of touches as Jerick McKinnon's backup. He played well last season and could be a low-end No. 3 or a No. 4 back for fantasy owners.
George Kittle - TEPosted 8/10/18 4:07pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (shoulder) and TE George Kittle (shoulder) both suffered separated shoulders during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, and will both be sidelined until Week 1.
Huddle Up: Breida and Kittle both have a chance to be solid contributors on offense for the 49ers this season if healthy. Breida can be a low-end No. 3 or a No. 4 running back in most leagues, while Kittle should be seen as a No. 2 fantasy tight end.
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 8/9/18 9:19am ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin appears to be the unquestioned No. 1 wide receiver to the 49ers.
Huddle Up: Goodwin made strides last year, especially after Pierre Garcon went down, en route to a career-high 962 yards. The speedster is a bona fide sleeper candidate in Kyle Shanahan's up-tempo offense, but he's a better fit in standard formats.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 8/9/18 9:13am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon may not be used as a bell-cow running back, according to ESPN.com's Dan Graziano. Graziano posits that there will be weeks when RB Matt Breida plays on early downs.
Huddle Up: McKinnon isn't really a bell-cow type anyway, although he will receive most of the touches out of San Francisco's backfield. Breida is seemingly underrated and worth a look in later rounds, if not only as a McKinnon handcuff. The latter remains a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 in PPR scoring.
George Kittle - TEPosted 8/9/18 7:51pm ET
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (shoulder) exited the preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys with a shoulder injury Thursday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: Stay tuned for updates on Kittle. He is expected to be the starter for the 49ers and has sleeper TE1 potential, assuming the injury isn't serious.
George Kittle - TEPosted 8/9/18 11:34pm ET
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (shoulder) will miss 'some time' with a shoulder injury, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. While there's no timetable as of yet, Shanahan indicated he doesn't expect Kittle to be available to practice next week.
Huddle Up: Although we still don't know the full extent, the fact that it's a shoulder injury and not a collarbone is welcome news, especially given how Kittle looked exiting the game. Stay tuned for more details, but for now it looks like Kittle dodged a bullet and remains an interesting TE1 candidate.
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 8/2/18 5:49pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin appears to be building a solid chemistry with QB Jimmy Garoppolo during training camp and caught two passes of at least 40 yards during practice Thursday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: Goodwin is coming off a solid 2017 season and should continue to have a significant role in the passing game. He has a chance to be a No. 3 receiver in most leagues because of his big-play ability
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 7/31/18 6:08pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon's chemistry with Jimmy Garoppolo appears to be 'on point,' according to Joe Fann of 49ers.com.
Huddle Up: McKinnon's supporters contend he's an incredible athlete who was somewhat misused and underutilized with Minnesota Vikings. His critics point to an ability to a low career yards-per-carry average and an inability to secure feature-back duties in Minnesota despite being granted several opportunities to do so. If owners merely set their expectations around what Christian McCaffrey did in 2017 plus about 50 to 75 carries, they should have a good idea of what McKinnon could do this season.
Matt Breida - RBPosted 7/24/18 9:50am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida finished with 126 touches as a rookie - a workload that 49ers.com's Joe Fann will match and perhaps exceed by a bit in 2018.
Huddle Up: There's been plenty of talk that Breida will play the Tevin Coleman to Jerick McKinnon's Devonta Freeman and it makes sense. At 190 pounds, Breida isn't likely to hold up to a heavy workload, but he does provide a versatile skill set as a runner and receiver and possesses big-play ability. Not only should he make for a nice handcuff for McKinnon, but he should also bring significant upside to any fantasy bench.
George Kittle - TEPosted 7/15/18 8:14pm ET
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle should have 'no shortage of opportunities' in head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com, and Wagoner believes Kittle will benefit from having QB Jimmy Garoppolo throwing him the ball for the entire season.
Huddle Up: Kittle was a surprise contributor as a rookie last year, finishing with 515 receiving yards. He managed 194 yards in the final three games, teasing what he and Garoppolo might be capable of. He's a low-end TE1 with upside.
George Kittle - TEPosted 6/26/18 2:57am ET
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle took steps to add more muscle mass during the offseason in hopes that it will prevent some of the injuries that bothered him throughout last season. He's also been practicing catching the ball away from his body during informal throwing sessions with QBs Jimmy Garoppolo and C.J. Beathard.
Huddle Up: There's no doubt Kittle has the potential to be one of the top breakout candidates at the tight end position in 2018. In his rookie campaign a year ago, he put up some respectable numbers and was more productive once Garoppolo took over under center, as Kittle registered 15 catches for 224 yards in the final five games. Now that he's fully healthy, he could build on last season.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 6/21/18 7:06pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon has been building chemistry with QB Jimmy Garoppolo, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. 'It's been a good process for them to get here, spend some time together,' Shanahan said.
Huddle Up: With Garoppolo leading the offense, Garcon should be a dependable WR3 this year, and he could sneak in WR2 territory in PPR formats.
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 6/13/18 8:12pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (back) is not practicing because of a sore back, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: Goodwin should be fine for the start of training camp and will have a solid role in the passing game after leading the team in receiving yards in 2017. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in all leagues.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QBPosted 6/8/18 7:51pm ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo threw touchdowns on all four of his pass attempts from inside the 9-yard in 11-on-11 drills Tuesday, June 5.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo flashed his upside last year, and with an offseason to learn the offense and work with his receivers, he is a QB1 candidate as he enters 2018 as a full-time starter for the first time in his career.
Dante Pettis - WRPosted 6/7/18 7:09pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis is currently learning all three receiver positions and is being taught more than a typical rookie, according to wide receivers coach Mike LaFleur.
Huddle Up: It sounds like the 49ers have some high expectations for Pettis. He is worth a flier in the final rounds of redraft leagues and is definitely worth owning in keeper formats.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 6/1/18 4:17pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, May 30, because of an ankle injury.
Huddle Up: McKinnon probably will be back on the field next week or during the mandatory minicamp. McKinnon is expected to have a big role for the 49ers this upcoming season and has a chance to be at least a No. 2 fantasy running back in all leagues.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 5/22/18 5:08pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon caught several passes out of the backfield from Jimmy Garoppolo and looked 'very comfortable,' according to the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows.
Huddle Up: Perhaps the most interesting nugget from Barrows was his prediction for McKinnon's catch total, which he set the over/under at 73 - the same number Devonta Freeman had in his breakout season (2015) under then-offensive coordinator (and current San Francisco head coach) Kyle Shanahan. It's an ambitious number, but it is also a realistic one for a player as gifted in the passing game as McKinnon. If he proves he can hold up to the workload, McKinnon could push for a top-five finish at running back in fantasy.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QBPosted 4/23/18 11:13pm ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo started holding weekend throwing sessions with his teammates, in which wide receivers, running backs and tight ends are invited. He held the first one with the 49ers on Saturday, April 21, with WR Pierre Garcon among those who showed up. 'It kind of gets us away from the coaches and everything, allows me to talk to the receivers about specific things,' Garoppolo said. 'Talking through routes, concepts -- how they see it vs. how I see it -- it just gets us on the same page.'
Huddle Up: What is there not to love about Jimmy G? The former heir apparent to Tom Brady has just been absolutely tremendous in every regard since being acquired by the 49ers midway through last season and is shaping up to be one of the more prized QB1 options out there. Don't be afraid to reach for Garoppolo, as you have to figure with a full offseason alongside his new teammates under his belt, the sky is his limit.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 4/6/18 8:04pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon (neck) is expected to 'come back healthy' next season, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: He was having a solid season prior to the injury, and with Jimmy Garoppolo now in the fold, Garcon should be a solid WR3.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 3/31/18 8:10pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon has been training at a facility owned by free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Cardinals).
Huddle Up: San Francisco paid McKinnon a lot of money this offseason, and Kyle Shanahan has already said he thinks McKinnon can be an every-down back. The arrow is pointing up, and he looks like a RB2 candidate, especially in PPR formats.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 3/27/18 9:53am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon continued to receive praise from head coach Kyle Shanahan, who suggested McKinnon can play well on every down after receiving a four-year, $30 million contract earlier this month in free agency. 'We think he's a great third-down back. We also think he's good on first and second down, too,' Shanahan said.
Huddle Up: While some in the fantasy community have jumped on McKinnon's bandwagon with both feet, others are wondering how a third-down back in Minnesota could all the sudden become a three-down workhorse. Matt Breida will obviously see his fair share of work in relief, but San Francisco did not hand the former Minnesota Viking the fourth-richest contract for a running back to work in a split committee. McKinnon's arrow is pointing straight up for fantasy, and he figures to be worthy second-round pick this summer.
Matt Breida - RBPosted 3/17/18 3:21pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida is still expected to have a meaningful role even after the team signed RB Jerick McKinnon to be their lead back. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Saturday, March 17, that he envisions the combination of McKinnon and Breida to be similar to Atlanta Falcons RBs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, a group that combined for 1,600 rushing yards and 85 receptions in 2016.
Huddle Up: Breida will be the primary backup to McKinnon, but Joe Williams, Jeremy McNichols and Raheem Mostert are also in the mix and fighting for touches, too. Breida will be a good late-round handcuff to McKinnon, particularly in PPR formats.
Jerick McKinnon - RBPosted 3/15/18 8:35pm ET
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said 'there's so many things' he likes about RB Jerick McKinnon, adding that he got 'lost' while immersing himself in watching his game film. 'This guy is violent, doesn't turn anything down,' Shanahan said. 'What is a huge bonus on him is when you talk about the pass game. When it comes to separating and beating linebackers and safeties in man-to-man coverage, I definitely think he?s an issue for teams.'
Huddle Up: Shanahan is sold on McKinnon, which bodes well for his fantasy outlook in 2018. Fantasy circles have long envisioned a breakout from the former Vikings tailback, and while that hasn't exactly materialized yet, it could be this change of scenery for it to finally come to fruition. With Carlos Hyde gone, McKinnon might be in position to claim the starting gig, though Matt Breida impressed last year and also figures to see a lot of work.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 3/14/18 5:13am ET
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent RB Carlos Hyde agreed to a three-year deal with the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, March 14. The deal is worth more than $15 million with $6 million in the first year.
Huddle Up: Hyde made it through his first 16-game season of his career last year and had 940 rushing yards, eight scores and a 59-350-0 receiving line. He'll be worth at least an RB3 pickup.
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