The 49ers have acquired QB Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots in exchange for a 2018 2nd-round pick. So a guy who once was considered a potential Tom Brady successor now becomes San Francisco's latest crack at finding a franchise QB. He's set to hit free agency this offseason, but we'd imagine that the 'Niners have a new contract lined up for him. Garoppolo has been consistently impressive in preseason action and completed 71.2% of his passes for 496 yards, 4 TDs and 0 INTs in 2 starts last season. He has a new offense to learn under HC Kyle Shanahan but figures to be under center for San Francisco within the next few weeks. Garoppolo projects as a significant upgrade for this offense the rest of the way. We wouldn't bother adding him to fantasy rosters now outside of leagues of 16+ teams or 2-QB leagues, though.
The Patriots will start QB Jimmy Garoppolo on Sunday against the Bills, according to Kyle Minihane of WEEI radio. That's no surprise given the "questionable" tags on both Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) after both QBs practiced this week. It does put Garoppolo into play for DFS lineups in Week 4, though we'd expect another run-heavy offensive approach. This will be New England's last game before Tom Brady returns from suspension.
Patriots QBs Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) are both listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bills. Both were limited in practice all week. New England hasn’t added a QB, so 1 of these guys will play. Which one is anyone’s guess. Neither should be in Week 4 fantasy lineups, but Garoppolo would be better news for the Patriots’ pass-catchers.
Patriots QBs Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett split 1st-teams reps during Wednesday's practice, according to insider Ryan Hannable. Both guys threw passes -- a good sign for their Week 4 availability. Garoppolo will certainly get the nod for Sunday's game against the Bills if he receives medical clearance in time.
Patriots QBs Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) both practiced on Tuesday. It looks like both have a shot to be ready for this weekend's game against the Bills. Garoppolo would get the nod if he's medically cleared and would be a boost to WR Julian Edelman, TE Rob Gronkowski and the rest of New England's pass-catchers.