Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 11/27/15 11:36pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 27, and has been ruled out for the Week 12 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: As expected, Hyde won't play against the Cardinals, Shaun Draughn will continue to be the 49ers' primary back. He's a low-end RB2 this week.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 11/25/15 7:05pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Hyde is in danger of missing a fourth straight game, but backup Shaun Draughn has been sneakily productive --particularly in PPR leagues -- with 173 total yards, including 78 on 12 catches -- over the last two games.
Shaun Draughn - RBPosted 11/23/15 12:20am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Shaun Draughn carried 12 times for 37 yards in the Week 11 game against the Seattle Seahawks, and he added eight receptions for 40 yards. Draughn was targeted 11 times.
Huddle Up: Carlos Hyde doesn't appear close to returning and Draughn is dominating the touches in the 49ers' backfield. He's worth adding this week if you need help at running back.
Anquan Boldin - WRPosted 11/23/15 12:20am ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring) posted five receptions for a game-high 93 yards in the Week 11 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Boldin wasn't 100 percent but played well in a tough matchup against Seattle. Boldin was dropped in a lot of leagues but has more fantasy value with Blaine Gabbert under center. He's back on the WR3/4 radar.
Colin Kaepernick - QBPosted 11/21/15 4:10pm ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: Kaepernick will have surgery to repair a torn labrum on his non-throwing shoulder. It ends a nightmare year for Kaepernick who was ultimately benched two weeks ago for Blaine Gabbert. The 49ers will go with Gabbert as their starter for the rest of the season. Kaepernick has likely played his last snap for the 49ers.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 11/20/15 1:02am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 19, and is not expected to play in Week 11.
Huddle Up: Hyde hasn't played since the Week 7 loss to the Seahawks, and if he misses a third straight game expect to see plenty of Shaun Draughn after he midly surprised with 96 total yards on 20 touches in Week 9 against the Falcons after signing off the street earlier that week.
Anquan Boldin - WRPosted 11/20/15 9:11pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 20, and is listed as questionable for the Week 11 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Boldin practiced all week and should play against the Seahawks. He's nothing more than a WR4 against the tough Seattle defense.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 11/20/15 9:11pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 20, and has been ruled out for the Week 11 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Shaun Draughn will likely lead the 49ers in touches once again just as he did against the Falcons two weeks ago. Draughn is a low-end RB2 in a tough matchup versus the Seahawks.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 11/18/15 9:10pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Hyde did individual drills but still couldn't practice coming out of the 49ers' bye week. If Hyde can't play Sunday, Shaun Draughn will likely lead the 49ers' backfield in touches against Seattle.
Blaine Gabbert - QBPosted 11/9/15 8:21pm ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert will be the starting quarterback for the team's Week 11 game against the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers have a bye in Week 10.
Huddle Up: No surprise here after Gabbert threw a pair of TD passes Sunday against the Falcons in guiding the Niners to a rare win. The going, though, will be a little tougher facing the Seahawks' D on the road.
Shaun Draughn - RBPosted 11/8/15 9:21pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Shaun Draughn had 16 carries for 58 yards and four catches for 38 yards in a 17-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9.
Huddle Up: Draughn was the most effective of the 49ers' running backs on Sunday. While none of the current San Fran backs are likely to be consistent fantasy producers, Draughn can be added this week if you need help at running back and you have the roster space.
Blaine Gabbert - QBPosted 11/8/15 11:51pm ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert started against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9, but he has not been named the starter against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11. 'Gabbert was our starter today, and I don't have a comment past that,' head coach Jim Tomsula said. 'We got a win today.'
Huddle Up: Gabbert will almost certainly be under center when the 49ers take on the Seahawks. Either way, Seattle's defense will be an elite play in Week 11.
Anquan Boldin - WRPosted 11/7/15 1:01am ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring) missed practice all week and is doubtful to face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9.
Huddle Up: Boldin is likely to miss another game with his hamstring injury. He wouldn't be a recommended fantasy play this week anyway with Blaine Gabbert starting at quarterback for the 49ers.
Blaine Gabbert - QBPosted 11/5/15 10:05am ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was demoted from the starting unit, but the banishment might not be permanent. Head coach Jim Tomsula would not commit to QB Blaine Gabbert long term, and said he wants Kaepernick to 'step back' and 'take a look at things.'
Huddle Up: In other words, the Niners don't think Gabbert is the solution either and they may want to showcase Kaepernick later in the season in hopes of getting another team (Chip Kelly, we're looking at you) to offer something in trade.
Pierre Thomas - RBPosted 11/5/15 10:05am ET
The San Francisco 49ers are likely to use RBs Kendall Gaskins, Shaun Draughn and Pierre Thomas as their three running backs for the Week 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Two weeks ago none of those three were on San Francisco's active roster. With Thomas the most known of the trio, we'll slot him atop the 49ers' fantasy back rankings--and truth be told, his pass-catching prowess against an Atlanta defense that's been picked apart all season by pass-catching backs makes him an intriguing large-league sleeper this week.
Garrett Celek - TEPosted 11/5/15 10:05am ET
San Francisco 49ers TE Garrett Celek (concussion) is in the league's post-concussion protocol this week.
Huddle Up: Just when opportunity knocked for Celek--Vernon Davis gone, a new quarterback who was fond of throwing to the tight end in the preseason--he gets put on the shelf. Keep tabs on his availability this weekend, as he could actually be a low-end fantasy helper if he's cleared to play.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 11/5/15 11:58pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 5.
Huddle Up: That's a second straight missed practice for Hyde and another step toward a second straight missed game. We'll see if there's any better news Friday.
Blaine Gabbert - QBPosted 11/4/15 3:56pm ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert was named the starter Sunday, Nov. 8, against the Atlanta Falcons, according to head coach Jim Tomsula.
Huddle Up: Even given Colin Kaepernick's struggles this season, Gabbert doesn't exactly represent an upgrade on paper as he's thrown for only one TD and eight interceptions while averaging 142.8 yards in his last five starts -- all with the Jaguars from 2012-13.
Pierre Thomas - RBPosted 11/3/15 3:00pm ET
The agent for RB Pierre Thomas tweeted Tuesday, Nov. 3 that his client has reached a deal to sign with the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: With Reggie Bush done for the year, rookie Mike Davis slated for hand surgery and starter Carlos Hyde dealing with a painful stress fracture in his foot, the Niners are turning to Thomas, who accumulated 600 total yards and scored three TDs in 11 games last season with the Saints. Thomas, though, is more of a receiving back than every-down runner as he has 327 career receptions -- the most by a RB in Saints' history -- and 818 career rushes, but he likely be pressed into immediate action with the Niners next to depleted in the backfield.
Colin Kaepernick - QBPosted 11/2/15 9:22am ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick needs to be benched to clear his head, according to two teammates that texted Bleacher Report's Jason Cole after the game Sunday, Nov. 1. The teammates still want him to be part of the team's future but think he needs to sit in order to better understand what they're trying to do on offense.
Huddle Up: There are plenty of issues on the 49ers, but when your teammates would rather trot out Blaine Gabbert it's a pretty good sign that those issues start at the quarterback position. The rest of the season will be ugly, but it should lead to a very interesting offseason in San Francisco.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 11/2/15 11:08pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush suffered a torn medial collateral ligament during the team's Week 8 game and will undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday, Nov. 3, according to source. Bush's anterior cruciate ligament was not damaged.
Huddle Up: Bush's debut season in San Fran has come to an abrupt end after slipping and injuring himself on the infamous concrete track behind the bench Sunday in St. Louis' Edward Jones Dome. That leaves the Niners with just two healthy backs on the active roster (Kendall Gaskins and the just-signed Shaun Draughn) as Carlos Hyde is dealing with a stress fracture in his foot while Mike Davis will undergo surgery for a broken hand. The recently released Jarryd Hayne also was re-signed to the practice squad Monday. In other words, there's not much to see fantasy-wise in the San Fran backfield.
Blaine Gabbert - QBPosted 11/2/15 11:18pm ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert will make the start in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons, as beat writer Cam Inman confirmed Monday, Nov. 2, that the team has benched QB Colin Kaepernick.
Huddle Up: The first reaction may be one of surprise, but it shouldn't be going by the numbers as the Niners have lost six of seven games and Kaepernick has struggled, averaging only 207.1 yards passing while throwing six TD passes and five interceptions during that span. Gabbert, meanwhile, will be making his first start since Week 5 of the 2013 season with Jacksonville but was 5-24 as starter with Jacksonville, throwing for 23 TDs and 24 interceptions.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 11/1/15 8:34pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush (knee) is feared to have a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He will have an MRI to confirm the diagnosis.
Huddle Up: Bush and Mike Davis were filling in for Carlos Hyde but both players were injured against the Rams. With Bush likely out for the year, expect the 49ers to sign another running back this week.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 10/30/15 2:40pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) could be a game-time decision for Week 8 against the St. Louis Rams. Head coach Jim Tomsula didn't sound too concerned that Hyde wouldn't play.
Huddle Up: Hyde missed the team's practices Wednesday and Thursday this week while dealing with the pain of a stress fracture, and even if he's able to get on the practice field today, it's still likely going to come down to a game-time call Sunday. Throw in the less-than-ideal matchup with the Rams' D, and Hyde's fantasy owners might be wise to consider other options now.
Anquan Boldin - WRPosted 10/30/15 4:10pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring) is considered a game-time decision for the Week 8 game against the St. Louis Rams because of a hamstring injury he suffered during practice this week. Boldin was limited in practice Thursday and didn't practice Friday after experiencing some hamstring tightness.
Huddle Up: The Niners' lading receiver (31 catches for 372 yards and two TDs) the 35-year-old Boldin is notoriously tough, having missed only three games over the last five-plus seasons, but his fantasy owners will need to go to the wire Sunday to learn if he'll be available. If not, Torrey Smith, Quinton Patton and TE Vernon Davis should all see a bump in targets.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 10/30/15 4:56pm ET
The San Francisco 49ers have ruled out RB Carlos Hyde (foot) for the Week 8 game Sunday, Nov. 1 against the St. Louis Rams.
Huddle Up: In what was originally supposed to be a game-time decision, the Niners have removed the suspense for Hyde's fantasy owners, meaning some combo of Reggie Bush, Mike Davis and Jarryd Hayne will handle the RB workload Sunday in St. Louis.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 10/29/15 11:55pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: The outlook remains cloudy with Hyde who is trying to play through a stress fracture -- not exactly something that's easy to do when you're an NFL RB. We'll see if the outlook gets any brighter Friday.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 10/28/15 9:17am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) has 32 carries for 95 yards in the two games since injuring his left foot.
Huddle Up: That's less than two yards per carry if you're scoring at home (or even if you're by yourself), and that's not good. Not sure if the Niners should shut Hyde down until he's healthier or give another back a shot, but either way Hyde is not benefitting your fantasy team right now.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 10/28/15 8:47pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Huddle Up: Hyde won't practice much this week as he rests his injured foot. He's still expected to play this week against the Rams. Hyde will be a low-end RB2.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 10/27/15 3:51pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) is expected to play in the Week 8 game against the St. Louis Rams, according to head coach Jim Tomsula.
Huddle Up: Hyde's toughness has be admired, but that's not going to make his issue go away and his fantasy owners need to be concerned as he's averaged only 52 rushing yards a game over the last month with only one TD.
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