Reggie Bush - RBPosted 10/5/15 9:01am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush (calf) had one carry for no gain and one catch for six yards in a 17-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 4.
Huddle Up: The Niners did little offensively, so it wasn't just Bush. His lack of touches is surprising, however, and while injury has been part of the reason at this juncture it would be easy to view him as a complete afterthought in the San Francisco offense--and adjust his fantasy value accordingly.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 10/2/15 8:20pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush (calf) practiced in full all week and is probable for Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Bush could see extended playing time if the 49ers fall behind. He's not a recommended fantasy play this week but it will be interesting to see how Bush eats into Carlos Hyde's touches this week.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 10/1/15 10:49pm ET
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 1.
Huddle Up: That's two missed practices in as many days for Davis, and unless he can get back on the field Friday, his availability for Sunday's game against the Packers is in jeopardy.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 9/30/15 11:13pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush (calf) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Huddle Up: Bush should play Sunday against the Packers. His return will eat into Carlos Hyde's touches. The 49ers are expected to be playing behind on Sunday, so Bush is a Flex play option this week.
Colin Kaepernick - QBPosted 9/29/15 5:04pm ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick still has the support of head coach Jim Tomsula. Tomsula said he believes in Kaepernick and that he has the tools to be a good quarterback in the NFL. Tomsula added that he hasn't thought of Kaepernick as not being their starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: Kaepernick had a strong Week 2, throwing for 335 yards and two TDs, but his other two outings have netted 232 passing yards, no aerial TDs and four interceptions. If you're relying on him as your starter, hopefully you've already been exploring other options.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 9/28/15 1:10am ET
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (knee) injured his knee against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3, and head coach Jim Tomsula said he didn't know how serious the injury was.
Huddle Up: We'll know more about Davis' knee in the next day or two but in fantasy terms he's no more than a mid-level TE2.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 9/28/15 8:11pm ET
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (knee) has been diagnosed with a knee sprain, but injury does not appear to be very serious, according to head coach Jim Tomsula.
Huddle Up: Davis is second on the team with 15 targets and is looking like he'll have a significant bounce back following his deeply disappointing 2014 season. Let's monitor how Davis' week of practice goes, and see if his participation trends upward as Sunday approaches.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 9/25/15 8:02pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 25, and is listed as probable for the game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Hyde is expected to play on Sunday and see his full workload. He has a tough matchup against the Cardinals but Hyde is still a low-end RB1 this week.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 9/23/15 11:39pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Huddle Up: Hyde missed the second half of last week's game but he looks good to go for Sunday. He's an RB2 against the Cardinals this week.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 9/21/15 4:59pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (thigh) suffered a thigh contusion during the team's Week 2 game and will be monitored this week, according to head coach Jim Tomsula.
Huddle Up: Hyde was also checked for a concussion on Sunday, so he was pretty beaten up by the Steelers. Keep an eye on his status but Hyde is expected to play against Arizona.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 9/20/15 9:06pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (head) was cleared to return against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2, but head coach Jim Tomsula said he held out Hyde because the game was out of hand.
Huddle Up: It's good news for Hyde owners that the injury is nothing serious. Hyde should be good to go when the 49ers take on the Cardinals in Week 3.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 9/18/15 12:50am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Those (hopefully, deep-league) fantasy GMs who own the opt-injured RB should at least be used to having a backup plan at the ready.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 9/15/15 1:33am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde rushed for 168 yards and pair of touchdowns on 26 carries and added 14 yards on two receptions in his team's 20-3 win over the visiting Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: The Niners may yet turn out to be a disaster and the Vikings may still turn out to be a breakthrough playoff team, but it sure didn't look that way Monday night as Hyde ran over, around and through the Purple, averaging an impressive 6.5 yards per touch en route to the top of the league's rushing chart. And you can bet those fantasy GMs who left the mid-round pick out of their fantasy lineups already have locked him in for Week 2.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 9/15/15 9:50am ET
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush (calf) left the game with a left calf injury Monday, Sept. 14. Head coach Jim Tomsula said it didn't appear serious, but the team would re-evaluate Bush this week.
Huddle Up: Whoever had Week 1 in the "When Will Reggie Bush Get Hurt?" pool, congratulations. You'll have to wait for the official injury report to get a better read on the situation, but with Carlos Hyde running wild there won't be much need for Bush in the 49ers offense anyway.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 9/15/15 9:50am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde carried 26 times for 168 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 1 win against the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Sept. 14. He also had a pair of receptions for 14 yards.
Huddle Up: There are not many times when someone other than Adrian Peterson isn't the best running back on the field, but Hyde was clearly the star Monday night. While it was just one game and certainly the struggling Vikings run defense had something to do with Hyde's success, worries about his ability to handle a full workload and the state of the Niners offensive line appear to be overblown.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 9/15/15 4:45pm ET
Updating an earlier report, San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush (calf) suffered a calf strain Monday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: I took less than a quarter for Bush to come up gimpy, and that gives the Australian media more to write about as former rugby star Jarryd Hayne will serve as Carlos Hyde's backup if Bush is unable to go.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 9/14/15 11:12pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush (leg) left the Week 1 game against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter due to an apparent lower-leg injury. He hobbled off the field with a left leg injury and he was carter off to the locker room. He is questionable to return.
Huddle Up: New team, new season but the same old injury issues of late for Bush, who has missed a total of seven games -- including five in 2014 -- over the last two seasons. He had two rushes for 8 yards before departing.
Darnell Dockett - DEPosted 9/4/15 1:20pm ET
The San Francisco 49ers released DT Darnell Dockett on Friday, Sept. 4.
Huddle Up: A bit of a shocker from the outside as the ex-Arizona Cardinal was one of the Niners' big free-agent signings in the face of the myriad personnel losses they suffered during the offseason. Dockett, 34, sat out the 2014 season in Arizona after suffering a preseason ACL tear and sustained a rib injury in the team's third preseason game Aug. 29. Dockett's release, though, will clear room for first-round pick Arik Armstead to see more playing time.
Bruce Ellington - WRPosted 9/4/15 4:21pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Bruce Ellington had three catchers for 86 yards to lead all receivers in the team's final preseason game against the San Diego Chargers Thursday, Sept. 3, including a 70-yard touchdown. He also had a 60-yard punt return that was called back due to a penalty. Head coach Jim Tomsula had a one-on-one conversation with Ellington this offseason about taking better care of his body. Ellington had hamstring issues this offseason and missed much of training camp.
Huddle Up: After a disappointing rookie season in which the fourth-round pick caught only six passes for 62 yards, he led the Niners this preseason with 10 targets, six receptions and 115 yards. That should earn him the team's No. 3 WR role, but that won't matter too much fantasy-wise outside of deeper leagues.
Kendall Hunter - RBPosted 8/27/15 5:58pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) may make his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 29. Hunter received the first carry in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: Hunter, who's been with the Niners since he selected in the fourth round by the team in 2011, has some catch-up work to do as fourth-round rookie Mike Davis and undrafted first-year player Jarryd Hayne, the Australian rugby standout, both have had strong preseasons so far.
Derek Carrier - TEPosted 8/21/15 7:30pm ET
San Francisco 49ers TE Derek Carrier was acquired by the Washington Redskins Friday, Aug. 21, in exchange for a conditional fifth-round draft choice.
Huddle Up: Carrier just turned 25 and had amazing measurables coming out of Beloit College in 2012. Carrier is a former receiver who runs a 4.49 40-yard dash. He's worth taking a chance on for the TE-depleted Redskins. Carrier could see a lot of playing time being behind only the injury-prone Jordan Reed.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 8/13/15 10:30pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush is listed as the top kick and punt returner in San Francisco's first released depth chart. Head coach Jim Tomsula Bush has the skill to succeed in the return game and that he wants to do it.
Huddle Up: Bush, who leads all RBs with 466 career receptions, also is expected to be the Niners' third-down back, spelling Carlos Hyde, but the extra roles also will increase the injury risk for the 30-year-old back who's only played a full season twice in his nine years as a pro.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 8/12/15 12:00am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde dropped a couple passes during practice Tuesday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Hyde caught only 12 passes as a rookie and just 34 in four seasons at Ohio State, which is why Reggie Bush is a decent late-round pickup in PPR leagues.
Navorro Bowman - LBPosted 8/12/15 12:00am ET
San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) will play Saturday, Aug. 15, against the Houston Texans, according to head coach Jim Tomsula. Bowman hasn't played since the 2014 (2013 season) NFC Championship Game.
Huddle Up: The Niners need a return to form by Bowman in the worst way after departures of fellow LBs Patrick Willis, Chris Borland and Aldon Smith this offseason. Bowman totaled a league-most 436 tackles from 2011-13, earning first-team All-Pro recognition each season.
Aldon Smith - LBPosted 8/7/15 5:24pm ET
The San Francisco 49ers on Friday, Aug. 7 released LB Aldon Smith following his arrest Thursday night on hit-and-run, driving under the influence and vandalism charges. The arrest was Smith's third on suspicion of drunken driving since entering the league in 2011 as a first-round draft pick out of Missouri. He was booked into the Santa Clara County jail and released Friday on $26,000 bond.
Huddle Up: Although, they said they'll support Smith in any way they can, the Niners have reached the end with the talented but deeply troubled 25-year-old LB, who served a nine-game suspension to open the 2014 season for violations of the league's personal conduct and substance-abuse policies. In the meantime, there's yet another LB position to fill for the franchise which saw Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retire during the offseason. In total, the Niners have the look of a recently dominant franchise in a total tailspin.
Reggie Bush - RBPosted 8/3/15 9:12am ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush was held out of training camp for the second day in a row Sunday, Aug. 2. 'I'm not going to wait to see Reggie tired and (then) give him a break,' head coach Jim Tomsula said. 'He's been doing this for a long time. Our goal is to not get Reggie tired. He's in shape.'
Huddle Up: Bush should be the third-down back in San Francisco, but if they're already pacing him in early August there's no reason to think they'll be asking much more from him once the games start to count.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 7/29/15 4:05pm ET
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde is not believed to be injured and shouldn't be on the non-football injury list for long. Hyde suffered a calf injury during spring drills, but it's not expected to be an issue.
Huddle Up: Seeing the second-year player get back on the practice field will be a welcome sight to more than a few fantasy owners as Hyde has been the 11th RB off the board on average so far in standard-league fantasy drafts with an ADP of 38.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 7/28/15 9:35pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 28.
Huddle Up: Hyde's inclusion on the list along with three teammates is a bit of a surprising development out in the Bay Area. He also missed time during OTAs this spring with an unpsecified leg injury -- believed at the time to be some sort of muscle strain -- but new head coach Jim Tomsula downplayed the absence, saying it was "nothing serious" and that the team was just being cautious. However, if the cryptic issue lingers much into camp, Hyde's current ADP of 40.69 -- which ranks 14th among RBs -- will have no choice but to slide.
Colin Kaepernick - QBPosted 7/13/15 12:06am ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said he is excited about the upcoming season and believes all the changes this offseason have been for the better. 'I feel very confident in our team,' Kaepernick said. 'I feel people are writing us off, but for us, that's all right.'
Huddle Up: Kaepernick slipped to 16th in the final 2014 fantasy QB rankings, but re-establishing his formerly strong connection with TE Vernon Davis and quickly getting on the same page with new free-agent WR acquisition Torrey Smith will go a long way toward climbing back into QB1 territory.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 7/10/15 4:46pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde forced missed tackles on 30.1 percent of his 83 carries last season, putting him just below Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's rate of 31.4 percent.
Huddle Up: As a second-round pick last season, Hyde also rushed for four TDs on only 83 attempts backing up veteran Frank Gore but now he's a solid RB2 candidate as he moves into the No. 1 role.
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