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Niners HC Kyle Shanahan strongly denied after Sunday's game that the team had ever tried to trade RB Carlos Hyde. "That is absolutely, absolutely 100 percent false," Shanahan said after the loss to Washington, according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner. "There is nothing true about that." Hyde jumped back into the clear backfield lead in the game, playing 56 snaps vs. 17 for Matt Breida and tallying 13 of 18 RB carries and 6 of 10 RB targets. The 49ers face a nice RB scoring matchup vs. Dallas in Week 7.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan confirmed after Sunday's loss to the Redskins that QB C.J. Beathard will remain the team's starter going forward. The 3rd-round rookie sparked the offense in Washington, completing 19 of 36 passes for 245 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT. He also added a 14-yard run. Beathard can't be trusted in fantasy lineups of any type at this point but could certainly prove to be a long-term upgrade over QB Brian Hoyer. It's also worth noting that Beathard was college teammates with TE George Kittle. The duo hooked up of 3 of 7 attempts for 41 yards on Sunday.

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49ers QB Brian Hoyer was benched in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game in Washington. He completed just 4 of 11 for 34 yards before getting yanked. Rookie QB C.J. Beathard has entered the game for San Francisco. He could get a long look with the 'Niners trending toward 0-6.

Niners S Eric Reid is active for today's game at Washington, his 1st action since he sprained a knee ligament in Week 2. Bet on him starting, though we could see Jaquiski Tartt continue to work in a rotation at safety with Reid and Jimmie Ward. Reid is the top IDP option among them for this week. We'll see how the playing time goes from here.

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Niners LB Reuben Foster is inactive for today's game against Washington. It'll be his 5th straight missed game because of a high ankle sprain. That leaves Ray-Ray Armstrong as the clear top 49ers LB for IDP owners. The team released veteran LB NaVorro Bowman on Friday. Brock Coyle is the likely starter in the middle.

John Middlekauf of CSN Bay Area reports that the 49ers are trying to trade RB Carlos Hyde. The Friday release of veteran LB NaVorro Bowman after a week of shopping him lends credence to this storyline. We certainly wouldn't bet on the team dumping Hyde for nothing. Even if he plays out his contract and then signs elsewhere, the Niners should get a compensatory pick in next year's draft. We'll see if any team makes the trade leap or if the situation affects Hyde's playing time going forward. The prospect of a trade would be a sensible reason for scaling back Hyde's work in a given game, as the Niners did last week against the Colts. We'd still go ahead and use him against Washington this week, though.

Niners LB Reuben Foster (high ankle sprain) and S Eric Reid (knee sprain) are questionable for Sunday's game at Washington. Foster told the team website that he hopes to play in the game, while the team site reports Reid "should" return this week. Each is an option for IDP lineups if active. Reid's return makes Jaquiski Tartt tough to trust.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said Monday that he'll continue to ride the "hot hand" in the backfield. That was his explanation for Matt Breida out-snapping Carlos Hyde 35 to 33 and out-touching him 13 to 9 in yesterday's loss to the Colts. Shanny said Monday that Hyde will continue to be the 1st RB into games but will be followed by Breida. Week 5 marked the 1st time this season that Breida tallied more touches than Hyde. In fact, Hyde held a big 82 to 25 edge over the first 4 games. He remains a significantly better fantasy bet going forward, but he's riskier now than he looked a week ago.

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Colts. The matchup is right, but Goodwin remains just a fantasy flier.

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (concussion) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Colts after a limited week of practice. HC Kyle Shanahan said Friday that he expects Goodwin to play, but he obviously has at least 1 more stage of the protocol to clear. We’ll find out his status by noon ET on Sunday, but Goodwin is no more than a DFS flier if he plays.

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin suffered a concussion in Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He caught 1 of 2 targets for 18 yards before exiting. We'll track his status through the protocol this coming week, but Goodwin isn't much of a fantasy option.

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Niners S Jaquiski Tartt is active for today's game against the Cardinals after clearing the league concussion protocol. He's a nice upside play for IDP lineups this week.

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49ers RB Carlos Hyde (hip) is active for today’s game against the Cardinals. He was limited in practice all week but obviously felt good enough in pre-game warmups. Consider Hyde a risk/reward RB2 at less than 100% in a tough matchup.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that 49ers RB Carlos Hyde expects to play in Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Hyde will test his hip in pre-game warmups, though, before a decision is made. Hyde will be worth waiting for in many cases, but you'll need to make sure you have insurance lined up in a RB from a late Sunday or Monday night game. The situation also adds obvious risk for in-game aggravation. So we'd stay away from Hyde in DFS and consider that factor in making close lineup decisions.

The 49ers have labeled S Jaquiski Tartt questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals because of his concussion. According to Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group, Tartt cleared the league protocol Friday, which would seem to be the last step toward Tartt playing Sunday. Bet on him being there, but we'll update Tartt's status Sunday afternoon.

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (hip) is listed as questionable after a limited week of practice. HC Kyle Shanahan labeled him a game-time decision on Friday. That’s a surprise after Hyde returned to last Thursday night’s game vs. the Rams. We’re still expecting him to play, but the 4:05 pm ET start time complicates the situation. Hyde owners need to have a late-game replacement lined up. Matt Breida will serve as San Francisco’s lead back if Hyde can’t go.

49ers S Jaquiski Tartt left late in the 3rd quarter of Thursday night's game against the Rams. He took a shot to the back of his head from a teammate's foot. The Niners deemed him questionable to return with a "head injury," which almost always means a concussion check. Tartt -- who entered the week with a neck issue -- had been filling in for injured S Eric Reid (knee).

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Niners RB Carlos Hyde left Thursday night's game against the Rams early in the 1st quarter with a hip injury. He is questionable to return. Matt Breida is the next man up in the backfield.

Update: Hyde returned to the game

49ers safeties Jaquiski Tartt (neck) and Jimmie Ward (hamstring) are both active for tonight's game against the Rams. Both were reportedly expected to start but entered the day officially questionable. If you're looking to use 1 in your IDP lineup, opt for Tartt. The injury situations obviously add risk to both, though.

The 49ers expect to start Jaquiski Tartt (neck) and Jimmie Ward (hamstring) at safety Thursday night against the Rams, according to Pro Football Talk. Both players were limited on the Tuesday and Wednesday injury reports and carry questionable tags into the contest. Tartt would play strong in place of Eric Reid, who's reportedly expected to miss a few games with his sprained PCL. Ward would man the free spot. We'll confirm their game statuses Thursday evening.


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