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.
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 3/8/18 11:13am ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin agreed to a three-year, $20.3 million contract extension Thursday, March 8, according to a source. The deal includes $10 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Goodwin really came on to the fantasy scene last year following Pierre Garcon's neck injury and the addition of Jimmy Garoppolo. As one of the fastest receivers in the NFL, Goodwin complemented Garoppolo's arm strength well on his way to a career-high 962 yards. Garcon will make a healthy return this season and the 49ers could add another pass-catcher, but Goodwin is a viable WR3 in standard leagues, especially if he can increase his 2017 touchdown total (2).
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 3/1/18 9:12am ET
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent RB Carlos Hyde and the 49ers have had ongoing discussions regarding a new contract, according to general manager John Lynch. Lynch said a deal is not imminent, however.
Huddle Up: Hyde will be of the bigger-name running backs on the free-agent market this year if he is not retained in the next couple weeks. If a deal is not imminent with two weeks left it sounds more likely than not that Hyde will be a free agent. He has RB1 upside, with more appeal in PPR scenarios, but drafting him as an RB2 is ideal.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 2/28/18 6:13pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde's agent will meet with the 49ers this week at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.
Huddle Up: The 49ers have not ruled out re-signing Hyde this offseason, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. He has rushed for at least 940 yards in each of the last two seasons and has 14 touchdowns during that span. There is a good chance that Hyde finds a starting job this offseason and can be a No. 2 running back in standard leagues.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QBPosted 2/16/18 6:09am ET
Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo's deal will pay him $35 million in a signing bonus and roster bonus before the season. He can create $7.5 million in injury guarantees if he makes the AP All-NFL team in any year or he plays 50 percent of the snaps in the regular season, the 49ers make the NFC Championship game and he plays in 50 percent of the playoff snaps. Essentially, Garoppolo is signed for two years and $61 million and potentially three years and $86 million. The final two years could be a wash.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo looked great late last season, but he still needs weapons around him. He'll be a low-end QB1 with upside to move into the midrange area.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QBPosted 2/8/18 10:38am ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo agreed to a five-year, $137.5 million contract Thursday, Feb. 8, according to a source. It is the largest contract in NFL history on a per-year basis.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo performed well enough in his relatively limited time with the 49ers last year to convince them that he is their franchise quarterback. Over the last six games of the 2017 season, Garoppolo was the QB6, averaging 308.4 yards per game. He can be drafted as a starting fantasy quarterback.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QBPosted 2/4/18 7:17am ET
The San Francisco 49ers appear to be close to finalizing a long-term contract extension with QB Jimmy Garoppolo, according to multiple sources informed of the situation.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo went 5-0 after being given the starting quarterback job and completed 67.4% of his passes in six games overall, with seven touchdowns and five interceptions. He's worthy of consideration as a low-end QB1 option in next year's fantasy drafts.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 1/31/18 8:12pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde could be on his way out of town in free agency, in the opinion of Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.
Huddle Up: Though he fell just short of his first career 1,000-yard campaign, Hyde still posted quality numbers, amassing 938 yards on the ground on 240 carries, as well as adding career bests through the air with 59 receptions for 350 yards. The 49ers offense has a high ceiling with Jimmy Garoppolo under center, so perhaps it's possible that Hyde stays put. He'll likely be an RB2 option in fantasy no matter where he's playing next year.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QBPosted 1/13/18 6:48pm ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will be given the franchise tag if a long-term contract is not reached by March 6, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, but Maiocco is confident the two sides will agree to a long-term deal.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo showed intriguing potential after being given the starting gig, and there's a good chance he is drafted as a low-end QB1 in 2018.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 1/7/18 8:14am ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon (neck) should be ready for the start of the offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Garcon was playing very well in 2017 before he suffered his season-ending injury. He should enter next season as the team's No. 1 receiver and has a chance to post good numbers if Jimmy Garoppolo returns. Owners in most leagues can consider him a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 fantasy receiver.
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 12/29/17 4:21pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (back) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 29, but is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Goodwin has been targeted 31 times over the last three games and has posted at least 99 yards in three of the last four games. He should continue to be the main target in the passing game and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver for fantasy owners.
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 12/28/17 5:47pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (back) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: Goodwin should be out there for Sunday's season finale versus the Rams, and considering Los Angeles will be benching many of its starters, he could end up being one of the better value plays on the board. Above all, he's quickly emerged as one of Jimmy Garoppolo's favorite targets, having drawn 31 targets in his last three games.
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 12/27/17 4:48pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Goodwin is coming off a disappointing Week 16 performance but should have a better matchup this week. He appears to have a good connection with Jimmy Garoppolo and can be considered a No. 3 fantasy receiver.
Garrett Celek - TEPosted 12/24/17 7:06am ET
San Francisco 49ers TE Garrett Celek (knee, rib) is expected to play in Week 16's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Celek was listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. He has 130 receiving yards and two touchdowns in his last two games, making him worthy of consideration as a starting option in deeper seasonal leagues or as an inexpensive flier in daily fantasy games.
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 12/24/17 8:09pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin posted three grabs for 37 yards on a team-high six targets in Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Goodwin and Jimmy Garoppolo have built a nice rapport together. While it didn't work out for big yardage in this one, the QB looked to him more than any other receiver on the team. This has the chance to be a prolific pass-catch combo in 2018 for fantasy owners.
George Kittle - TEPosted 12/24/17 8:08pm ET
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle finished with three receptions, 42 yards and a touchdown on three targets in Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Kittle connected with Jimmy Garoppolo for the first time on a touchdown after managing a scoring connection with Brian Hoyer earlier in the year. He is jelling nicely with his new QB lately, posting seven grabs for 94 yards and a TD over the past two outings.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 12/24/17 8:07pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde ran 21 times for 54 yards and a score in Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars while adding three receptions for 19 yards on his three targets.
Huddle Up: Hyde, like most of the rest of the San Francisco offense, did a pretty good job against one of the best defenses in the NFL.
Matt Breida - RBPosted 12/24/17 8:06pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida rushed 11 times for 74 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he added an eight-yard catch.
Huddle Up: Breida was limited due to a knee injury earlier in the week, but the rookie from Georgia Southern certainly didn't show any ill effects of the ailment while salting this one away with his score in the fourth quarter.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QBPosted 12/24/17 8:06pm ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 21 of his 30 pass attempts for 242 yards, two touchdowns and one interception while running for a score in Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo won for the fourth straight outing, and this might have been the most impressive since Jacksonville's defense hadn't allowed more than 27 points all season.
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 12/22/17 3:01pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 22, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Goodwin has been targeted 25 times over the last two games and has recorded 220 yards during the span. He will be facing one of the best pass defenses in the NFL this week but could still be a No. 3 receiver or flex option.
Trent Taylor - WRPosted 12/21/17 5:32pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Trent Taylor (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 21.
Huddle Up: Unsurprisingly, the 2017 fifth-round draft choice has had two of his three highest yardage totals since Jimmy Garoppolo took over under center a few weeks ago. However, while he's starting to knock on the door of fantasy relevancy, he's just a WR5 at best for the time being.
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 12/21/17 5:30pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (back) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 21, and was a limited participant.
Huddle Up: Goodwin should be on everyone's radar right now, as the 27-year-old has become a huge factor with Jimmy Garoppolo under center. In fact, Goodwin has hauled in 16 catches on a whopping 25 targets in the last two games alone for 220 yards. He only has one touchdown for the year but he should tack on at least one more before season's end based on his heavy volume.
George Kittle - TEPosted 12/21/17 5:45pm ET
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) practiced in full for the second consecutive day Thursday, Dec. 21.
Huddle Up: Kittle is typically one of the lower-end TE2 options you can have, but he is coming off his second-highest yardage total of the campaign, when he logged 52 yards on four receptions last weekend. As expected, Jimmy Garoppolo has provided a boost for everyone in the passing game, so perhaps Kittle is trending up.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QBPosted 12/21/17 7:46pm ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has a 'different aura' about him, according to OT Joe Staley, and his teammates have been impressed with his confidence.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo is already showing QB1 potential, but you may want avoid streaming him in Week 16 when San Francisco faces the stingy secondary of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 12/20/17 7:03pm ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (back, non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Owners should check on Goodwin's status later in the week to see if he will be able to play. He has posted consecutive 100-yard performances and appears to have a good chemistry with Jimmy Garoppolo. He will be facing one of the best pass defenses in the NFL this week but could still be at least a flex option for owners.
Marquise Goodwin - WRPosted 12/18/17 5:11am ET
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin had 10 catches for 114 yards Sunday, Dec. 17, against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Goodwin has 28 catches for 397 yards over the last four weeks, and he has emerged as a WR3 the rest of the way.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QBPosted 12/17/17 11:15pm ET
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 381 yards and a touchdown in a narrow Week 15 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo is slowly playing into a QB1 role that could carry into next season. This is another strong outing for the former New England Patriots backup, and it came in a game where a lot of people had the Titans favored.
Carlos Hyde - RBPosted 12/17/17 11:44pm ET
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde rushed 16 times for 25 yards in a Week 15 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: This was Hyde's worst game in a few outings, and with Matt Brieda earning more touches Hyde's fortunes will only go down. This game was against the Titans' vaunted run defense, however, so expect Hyde to stay in a starting role for Week 16.
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