• Shaun Draughn - RB
    Posted 12/31/16 3:14pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Shaun Draughn is in line to get the start in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks with Carlos Hyde ruled out due to a left MCL sprain.

    Huddle Up: The spot against Seattle isn't exactly a great one for Draughn, but this news does solidify him as the clear No. 2 option in San Francisco, in case last week's 16 touches following Hyde's injury didn't do that already. Draughn is a fine receiver out of the backfield and could be a sneaky flex play in DFS as well as Week 17 championship games as a result.

  • Shaun Draughn - RB
    Posted 12/30/16 6:07pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Shaun Draughn (ribs) was a full participant in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and is not listed on the Week 17 injury report.

    Huddle Up: Draughn should see most of the snaps at running back, but with Seattle's solid defense looming, he is merely a flex play in Week 17.

  • Shaun Draughn - RB
    Posted 12/29/16 8:13pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Shaun Draughn (ribs) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

    Huddle Up: Draughn should lead the San Francisco backfield in Week 17, but a tough matchup against Seattle makes him nothing more than a flex play.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB
    Posted 12/27/16 2:50pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Hyde was the one bright spot for the 49ers in a tumultuous 2016 season, totaling over 1,100 total yards and nine touchdowns through 13 games. If he can get back to full health before next season then he'll be a borderline RB1 fantasy draft pick.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB
    Posted 12/26/16 1:30pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (knee) will not need surgery on his torn medial collateral ligament.

    Huddle Up: It's good long-term news for Hyde, but he won't be playing in Week 17 anyway. Shaun Draughn should be the primary running back for the 49ers next week. He's a sleeper starting option in PPR leagues only versus a better than average Seattle Seahawks rush defense.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB
    Posted 12/25/16 8:30am ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (knee) will undergo an MRI exam on his left knee Sunday, Dec. 25.

    Huddle Up: Hyde is holding out hope that he will be able to play in the season finale against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 1. The 25-year-old is just 12 yards shy of reaching 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in his career. Shaun Draughn and DuJuan Harris would likely receive the bulk of the carries in Week 17 if Hyde is deactivated.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB
    Posted 12/25/16 3:03pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (knee) suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in Week 16 and will not be able to play in Week 17, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Hyde should be fine for next season and probably will be the starting running back again for the 49ers. He should be considered a No. 2 running back in 2017. Shaun Draughn probably will receive most of the carries in Week 17 but probably should only be considered a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB
    Posted 12/24/16 3:53pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (knee) left the Week 16 game against the Los Angeles Rams after he was tackled low on a reception. He fumbled and remained on the ground before being taken immediately to the locker room.

    Huddle Up: Hyde was hit low at the knees and it did not look good, but it's early. The source and severity of his injury is not yet known. When we know more we'll pass it along. Shaun Draughn will be the main beneficiary down the stretch if Hyde cannot return.

  • Shaun Draughn - RB
    Posted 12/24/16 6:41pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Shaun Draughn rushed 10 times for 17 yards in Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams with a long of three yards. He also added six receptions for 48 yards on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: Draughn had more opportunity, as Carlos Hyde went down with a knee injury. Draughn and DuJuan Harris might be called upon to handle the tailback chores in Week 17.

  • Colin Kaepernick - QB
    Posted 12/24/16 6:04pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 28 of his 38 pass attempts for 266 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 16 game against the Los Angeles Rams. He also ran six times for 15 yards and a score, and added a two-point conversion.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick has thrown for 10 touchdowns over his past six games, and outside of that disastrous snow game in Chicago in Week 13 he has been a borderline low-end QB1 or must-start QB2 down the stretch in most fantasy formats.

  • Jeremy Kerley - WR
    Posted 12/24/16 6:42pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Jeremy Kerley posted five receptions for 62 yards on nine targets in the Week 16 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Kerley has five receptions in each of his past three games, emerging as a decent WR4 in deeper PPR formats.

  • Rod Streater - WR
    Posted 12/24/16 6:41pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Rod Streater posted six receptions for a team-high 63 yards and a score in the Week 16 game against the Los Angeles Rams. He was targeted seven times.

    Huddle Up: The 28-year-old Streater has found the end zone in each of his past two games, developing a rapport with Colin Kaepernick. Despite the two scores in two weeks, he is only worth fantasy attention in the deepest of leagues heading into Week 17.

  • Torrey Smith - WR
    Posted 12/22/16 6:43pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 22.

    Huddle Up: Smith has endured a miserable year, and even if he takes the field in Week 16, he shouldn't be starting in any format.

  • Garrett Celek - TE
    Posted 12/18/16 10:52pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE Garrett Celek posted two receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He was targeted six times.

    Huddle Up: Celek takes over as the primary tight end with Vance McDonald done for the season. Despite the TD, he is more of a TE2 in most fantasy leagues.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB
    Posted 12/18/16 10:52pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde rushed 13 times for 71 yards in the Week 15 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He also had one catch for six yards on three targets.

    Huddle Up: Hyde hasn't run for a touchdown since Week 5 against Arizona, but he has run for at least 65 yards in each of his past five games. That's impressive considering the 49ers have dropped 13 games in a row and are usually behind early, forcing them to pass more.

  • Colin Kaepernick - QB
    Posted 12/18/16 10:51pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 20 of his 33 pass attempts for 183 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 15 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He also rushed three times for 21 yards.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick had an OK game, but he did not have a huge statistical game against the league's worst-ranked passing defense. He remains more of a QB2 in fantasy leagues headed down the stretch.

  • Quinton Patton - WR
    Posted 12/18/16 10:49pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Quinton Patton (foot) left the Week 15 game against the Atlanta Falcons due to a foot injury.

    Huddle Up: Patton had two grabs for three yards before leaving the game. He isn't worth using in most fantasy leagues until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game.

  • Quinton Patton - WR
    Posted 12/18/16 10:48pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Quinton Patton (foot) left the Week 15 game against the Atlanta Falcons due to a foot injury.

    Huddle Up: Patton had two grabs for three yards before leaving the game. He isn't worth using in most fantasy leagues until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game.

  • Torrey Smith - WR
    Posted 12/16/16 7:16pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith (concussion) did not practice Friday, Dec. 16, and has been ruled out for Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Smith was having an awful year even when healthy. It's well past time to cut him loose.

  • Colin Kaepernick - QB
    Posted 12/15/16 7:10pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (neck) was added to the injury report but was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 15.

    Huddle Up: The Falcons defense has given up plenty of points this year, but Kaepernick is still nothing more than a desperation QB2 in Week 15.

  • Vance McDonald - TE
    Posted 12/14/16 11:08am ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald (shoulder) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list because of a broken shoulder blade.

    Huddle Up: McDonald finished the season with 391 yards and four touchdowns and should have a solid role in the offense in 2017. Owners should consider McDonald a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues or a solid No. 2 tight end in most standard leagues.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB
    Posted 12/12/16 5:32am ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde rushed 17 times for 193 yards and added a seven-yard touchdown catch Sunday, Dec. 11, against the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: Health and the offensive line have been Hyde's kryptonite, but he looks like an RB1 candidate in the making. He isn't there quite yet, but he's knocking on the door as a high-end RB2.

  • Vance McDonald - TE
    Posted 12/11/16 3:18pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald (shoulder) left the Week 14 game against the New York Jets due to a shoulder injury and he was unable to return.

    Huddle Up: McDonald was going to be a strong streaming option this week for fantasy owners, but now that's all out the window. He did not record a catch and he was not targeted in his brief game action.

  • Torrey Smith - WR
    Posted 12/11/16 3:28pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith (concussion) was carted off in the second half of the Week 14 game against the New York Jets. He hit his head hard on the field attempting a catch. He has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not return.

    Huddle Up: With Smith on the shelf it will be Jeremy Kerley, Quinton Patton and Rod Streater handling the wideout targets the rest of the day. Smith finished without a catch on his only target.

  • Vance McDonald - TE
    Posted 12/9/16 7:14pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald signed a five-year, $35 million extension through the 2021 season Friday, Dec. 9, and general manager Trent Baalke said McDonald has 'only scratched the surface' of his potential.

    Huddle Up: McDonald is enjoying his best season, and he could sneak into TE1 territory in Week 14 with a friendly matchup with the Jets on tap.

  • Colin Kaepernick - QB
    Posted 12/6/16 10:16am ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will get the start in Week 14 against the New York Jets, according to offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins.

    Huddle Up: After about a month-long run as the second-best quarterback in fantasy behind Aaron Rodgers, the 49ers only allowed Kaepernick to throw five passes and run six times before benching him in the fourth quarter during what was supposed to be a very good matchup against an injury-riddled Chicago Bears defense. The Jets arguably present a better matchup and he'll be at home this time around, but the risk of trusting him outside of a contrarian play in DFS is just too high during the fantasy playoffs.

  • Colin Kaepernick - QB
    Posted 12/4/16 9:52am ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will void his contract after the season and will become an unrestricted free agent, according to sources. Kaepernick has not ruled out re-signing with the 49ers during the offseason.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick has posted decent numbers since taking over the starting job and has six touchdowns and one interception over the last three games. Kaepernick can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback against certain opponents moving forward.

  • Blaine Gabbert - QB
    Posted 12/4/16 1:08pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was benched in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 13 after he completed only one of his five passes for four yards during the game. He also sacked five times during the game and lost 25 yards. Kaepernick was replaced by QB Blaine Gabbert during the game.

    Huddle Up: It is not known if Kaepernick will remain the starting quarterback or if Gabbert will take over the job. Kaepernick played well before Week 13, but owners may want to avoid the 49ers quarterback situation for the rest of the season.

  • Vance McDonald - TE
    Posted 12/4/16 1:29pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald caught two passes for nine yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: McDonald played well in the previous four games but was quiet against the Bears. He should still see a decent amount of targets no matter the quarterback and can be a starting option against favorable matchups.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB
    Posted 12/4/16 1:22pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde rushed for 92 yards on 20 carries against the Chicago Bears in Week 13. He also caught one pass for six yards in the game.

    Huddle Up: Hyde has been a reliable player for the 49ers this season but has gone five games without a touchdown. He will continue to receive plenty of carries moving forward and should be a fine No. 2 running back in most leagues.

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