• 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.

  • Torrey Smith - WR
    Posted 12/3/16 5:49pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith said he doesn't think he has had a ball thrown to him on a go route all season but believes he can still be effective stretching the field.

    Huddle Up: Smith has been an all-or-nothing fantasy play throughout his career, and he simply isn't worth owning when he isn't connecting on big plays.

  • Torrey Smith - WR
    Posted 12/1/16 6:20pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 1.

    Huddle Up: Smith is suffering through the worst year of his career, and he doesn't need to be owned, let alone starting, in any format.

  • Colin Kaepernick - QB
    Posted 11/29/16 3:01pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is averaging 62.2 yards per game on the ground. In total, Kaepernick has 373 rushing yards on 46 attempts, including one touchdown. 'He's out there, he's in control and when he sees an opportunity he's taken advantage of it,' offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said. In addition to his rushing success, Kaepernick is averaging 277.5 yards per game through the air with eight touchdowns and just two interceptions.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick has been one of the most pleasant surprises in the fantasy realm after taking over as the 49ers' starter. His running ability gives him a distinct advantage over pocket passers from a fantasy perspective and he should no longer be overlooked. In fact, he should be started this week in a favorable matchup against an ailing Chicago Bears defense.

  • Torrey Smith - WR
    Posted 11/27/16 7:26am ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith (shoulder) is expected to return to action in Week 12's game against the Miami Dolphins. However, he will take part in pregame warmups before a final decision is made.

    Huddle Up: Smith has eclipsed the 50-yard receiving mark just twice in nine games this year and is experiencing the worst season of his career. He shouldn't be started in any fantasy format at this point.

  • Torrey Smith - WR
    Posted 11/27/16 9:14am ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith (shoulder) is officially active for the team's Week 12 game.

    Huddle Up: Smith should serve as the team's top receiver and will receive a decent amount of targets, but owners in most leagues should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.

  • Colin Kaepernick - QB
    Posted 11/27/16 2:00pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 29-for-46 passing for 296 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He rushed a game-high 113 yards on 10 carries.

    Huddle Up: Kaep has been more than capable of exploiting favorable matchups in recent weeks. The Niners have midrange fantasy schedule the rest of the way, so keep him in mind for streaming and DFS purposes.

  • Vance McDonald - TE
    Posted 11/27/16 2:18pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald caught a team-high 60 receiving yards on four receptions in Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins.

    Huddle Up: McDonald has reemerged as a fringe fantasy play in recent weeks, but gamers have to be in a rough spot to start him with only one more week of byes ahead.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB
    Posted 11/27/16 2:05pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde rushed 13 times for 65 yards and caught five passes for 30 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins.

    Huddle Up: San Fran's defense often limits Hyde's rushing attempts, but being more involved in the passing game is a good sign. The 49ers have a positive schedule the rest of the way. Hyde is an RB2 in most setups

  • Shaun Draughn - RB
    Posted 11/27/16 3:00pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Shaun Draughn caught six passes for 49 yards in Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins.

    Huddle Up: Draughn has PPR appeal as a flex spot for gamers in deep leagues. The matchup largely dictates his role, as he didn't even see a carry in this game. Look to flex him when San Fran faces a capable offense.

  • Torrey Smith - WR
    Posted 11/27/16 2:54pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith caught three passes for 24 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins.

    Huddle Up: Smith has virtually no fantasy value at this point, and starting him in any traditional format is asking for it. Consider anything positive from him as gravy.

  • Torrey Smith - WR
    Posted 11/26/16 6:17pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith (shoulder) said his shoulder is feeling 'way better,' and he feels refreshed physically and mentally after sitting out Week 11.

    Huddle Up: Smith is suffering through the worst year of his career, and the speedy receiver has managed just one big play all year. He doesn't need to be owned in standard formats and isn't even worth taking a chance on in DFS games at this point.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB
    Posted 11/22/16 6:11am ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde is the main focal point of the offense, according to head coach Chip Kelly. 'It's just overall the way our team is built,' Kelly said. 'We're built to run the football. Carlos is the main focus of what we're doing offensively.'

    Huddle Up: While he may be the focal point, he is averaging a career-low 3.8 yards per carry. On the same note, he has set a career high with six touchdowns. He has a tough matchup in Week 12 with the Miami Dolphins among the better teams against the position the last five weeks. Hyde is a good flex option or a low-end RB2.

  • Torrey Smith - WR
    Posted 11/20/16 12:21pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith (shoulder) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 11 game.

    Huddle Up: Jeremy Kerley and Quinton Patton probably will receive most of the targets at wide receiver during the game, but neither player should be used in fantasy leagues.

  • Shaun Draughn - RB
    Posted 11/20/16 10:20pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Shaun Draughn did not have any carries in the Week 11 game against the New England Patriots but he did haul in three balls for 43 yards and a touchdown on his three targets.

    Huddle Up: Draughn didn't see enough of the ball to warrant fantasy consideration outside of the deepest of leagues in Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins.

  • Quinton Patton - WR
    Posted 11/20/16 10:19pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Quinton Patton managed two grabs for 17 yards in the Week 11 game against the New England Patriots. He was targeted five times.

    Huddle Up: Patton did very little despite the absence of Torrey Smith and more opportunity. He is only worth fantasy consideration in the deepest of leagues as a WR4.

  • Jeremy Kerley - WR
    Posted 11/20/16 10:19pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Jeremy Kerley was targeted six times in the Week 11 game against the New England Patriots but he was held without a catch.

    Huddle Up: Kerley's fantasy production has been erratic and this was rock bottom. He cannot be trusted outside of the deepest of fantasy leagues heading into Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins, a team he is familiar with from his days with the New York Jets.

  • Vance McDonald - TE
    Posted 11/20/16 10:18pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald posted three receptions for a team-high 46 yards and a touchdown in the Week 11 game against the New England Patriots. He was targeted six times.

    Huddle Up: McDonald has had much more success with Colin Kaepernick under center than Blaine Gabbert, posting 10 receptions for 180 yards with two touchdowns over the past three games. He has been targeted six times in each outing. He has re-emerged as a decent streaming option in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB
    Posted 11/20/16 10:18pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde rushed 19 times for 86 yards in the Week 11 game against the New England Patriots and he added three receptions for 24 yards on his three targets.

    Huddle Up: Hyde had a decent stat line and he remains a good RB2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Miami. He will face a Dolphins rush defense ranking in the bottom third of the NFL.

  • Colin Kaepernick - QB
    Posted 11/20/16 10:17pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 16 of his 30 pass attempts for 206 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 11 game against the New England Patriots. He rushed four times for 32 yards and was sacked five times.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick had a fairly decent performance against the Patriots in rainy and sloppy conditions. The 49ers can expect better weather in their Week 12 matchup in Miami. He remains a solid QB2 in most fantasy formats.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB
    Posted 11/18/16 4:58pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.

    Huddle Up: Hyde was limited to only 14 yards in his last game and will be facing a tough New England Patriots defense this week. He should still receive a majority of the carries for the 49ers and can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in most leagues.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB
    Posted 11/17/16 7:28pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 17.

    Huddle Up: Hyde should be healthy enough to resume his role as lead back in Week 11, but a tough matchup against the Patriots makes him a low-end RB2 or flex option.

  • Torrey Smith - WR
    Posted 11/17/16 7:44pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith (back) returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, Nov. 17.

    Huddle Up: Smith is still questionable to suit up, but with just 17 catches all year, he shouldn't be starting in any format even if he does play.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB
    Posted 11/16/16 4:22pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 16.

    Huddle Up: Hyde was limited to only 14 yards in his last game and has only one 100-yard game this season. He probably will receive a majority of the carries against the New England Patriots in Week 11 and can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in most leagues.

  • DuJuan Harris - RB
    Posted 11/13/16 6:50am ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB DuJuan Harris is likely to have a decent role in the offense during Week 10's game against the Arizona Cardinals, even though RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder) is expected to play.

    Huddle Up: Harris had 142 combined yards and a touchdown in Week 9 versus the New Orleans Saints and is averaging 4.7 yards per carry this season. He has emerged as the clear handcuff to Hyde and is worth rostering in the majority of seasonal leagues, especially in PPR formats.

  • Torrey Smith - WR
    Posted 11/13/16 9:49pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith managed two receptions for just 26 yards in the Week 10 game against the Arizona Cardinals. He was targeted four times.

    Huddle Up: Smith appears to have slipped behind Jeremy Kerley and Quinton Patton in the pecking order for receptions, and he is only worth keeping around in the deepest of fantasy formats heading into Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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