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Fantasy Football News 2022

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The 49ers are signing QB Josh Johnson off the Broncos' practice squad. The 36-year-old doesn't lack for experience and threw for 300+ yards for 2 different teams last year (Jets and Ravens). QB Brock Purdy figures to get the 1st crack at replacing QB Jimmy Garoppolo, but Johnson will be around as insurance.

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo broke his left foot in the win over Miami and will miss the rest of the season, HC Kyle Shanahan said afterward. It's a significant loss for a 'Niners squad that already lost QB Trey Lance. That leaves the starting job to QB Brock Purdy, who played surprisingly well against the Dolphins, completing 25 of 37 passes for 210 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT. Purdy will only be a fantasy option in 2-QB and Superflex leagues. But he seems capable of keeping this offense afloat the rest of the way.

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo was carted to the locker room during the 1st quarter of Sunday's game vs. Miami. He appeared to injured his left leg on a sack. We'll update Garoppolo's status when we learn more. QB Brock Purdy has entered for San Francisco.

Update: Garoppolo has an ankle injury and is questionable to return, the team announced.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (quad) is active for today’s game vs. the Dolphins. Dealing with what HC Kyle Shanahan called a deep thigh bruise, Samuel got in just limited practices on Wednesday and Friday. He reportedly made big improvements over the past 48 hours, though, and got the green light to play in this one. Samuel obviously carries more risk than usual in Week 13 fantasy lineups.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (quad) "plans to play" vs. the Dolphins today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. "The 49ers didn’t think Samuel would be able to play until Friday, but he has made big improvements and, barring a pre-game setback, he plans to go today," Schefter tweets. We'll look for further updates on Samuel but won't get San Francisco's inactives until a little after 2:30 pm ET. He'll obviously carry elevated risk in fantasy lineups.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler hears that 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (quad) is "likely a game-time decision" for Sunday's showdown with the Dolphins. Samuel got in just limited practices on Wednesday and Friday with what HC Kyle Shanahan said is a deep thigh bruise. This game doesn't kick off until 4:05 pm ET tomorrow, which could put fantasy owners in a tough spot. We'll look for an update on Samuel on Sunday morning.

49ers RB Tevin Coleman was not elevated from the practice squad for Sunday's game vs. the Dolphins. That leaves rookie RBs Ty Davis-Price and Jordan Mason behind Christian McCaffrey. We'll see how work is divvied between them, but neither is a reliable Week 13 fantasy play. It's certainly possible that McCaffrey just takes on a bunch of the work RB Elijah Mitchell leaves behind.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said after Friday's practice that WR Deebo Samuel is dealing with a deep thigh bruise. The team expected Samuel to be in better shape by now, but he wasn't able to do much in Friday's practice, Shanahan said. Samuel seems truly iffy for this weekend's game vs. the Dolphins -- and it's safe to assume that he won't be at 100% if he does suit up.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (quad) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Dolphins. He got in limited practices on Wednesday and Friday, sitting out on Thursday. This game doesn’t kick off until 4:05 pm ET on Sunday, but we’ll look for an update on Samuel that morning.

49ers RB Christian McCaffrey (knee) is not listed on the final injury report. He went from no practice on Wednesday to limited Thursday to full participation on Friday. McCaffrey is believed to be dealing with knee tendinitis, but we’re not expecting it to significantly impact him in Sunday’s game vs. the Dolphins. RB Elijah Mitchell is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with his MCL sprain, leaving some combination of Ty Davis-Price, Jordan Mason and Tevin Coleman behind McCaffrey.

49ers RB Christian McCaffrey (knee) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. “I feel great,” he said afterward. There's still a chance that the 'Niners need to scale back McCaffrey's snaps and/or touches due to that knee tendinitis vs. Miami this weekend, but he remains a must-start in fantasy lineups.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (quad) did not practice on Thursday, after being limited on Wednesday. It's unclear if this was a planned day off or if Samuel suffered a new injury on Wednesday. We'll hopefully have a better idea of Samuel's status for this weekend's game vs. the Dolphins by Friday night.

Niners DL Arik Armstead (foot, ankle) put in a limited practice Wednesday. It marked the 1st time he has participated in a Wednesday practice since Week 1 and just his 3rd limited workout since then. Armstead has been dealing with lower-body issues all season. We'll see whether he's finally ready to return to game action for what would be the 1st time since Week 4.

49ers RB Christian McCaffrey (knee) won't practice on Wednesday, HC Kyle Shanahan said. Shanny added that McCaffrey "just felt something" in that left knee during last week's game and that they're "hopeful" he'll be able to play vs. the Dolphins on Sunday. That's not quite as reassuring as the reports on CMC's status over the previous couple of days. We're still tentatively expecting him to play this weekend, but we'll continue to keep a close eye on that knee.

The Athletic's Matt Barrows suggests that 49ers RB Tevin Coleman could help replace RB Elijah Mitchell going forward. Coleman carried 12 times across Weeks 5 and 6 but has been on the practice squad since. We'll see if he's elevated ahead of Week 13 -- and then who's active behind RB Christian McCaffrey for Sunday's game vs. the Dolphins. Coleman, Jordan Mason and Ty Davis-Price are all worth stashing in deeper fantasy leagues.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan on Monday labeled RB Christian McCaffrey "day to day" with "knee irritation" and said that CMC will be managed during the week. It's unclear if McCaffrey's snaps and touches will need to be "managed" on game day. His 63% snap rate in Sunday's win over the Saints was his lowest since his 49ers debut in Week 7. And after tallying 27 and 20 opportunities (carries + targets) in Weeks 8 and 10, McCaffrey has gone for 14 and 17 the past 2 games. We'll keep a close eye on this knee situation going forward.

Niners HC Kyle Shanahan confirmed Monday that RB Elijah Mitchell did suffer an MCL sprain Sunday against the Saints. He's expected to miss 6-8 weeks. When Mitchell suffered the same injury to his other knee back in Week 1, he remained out until Week 10. Expect this injury to knock Mitchell out for at least the rest of the regular season. We'll see about the playoffs (for him and the 49ers).

WR Jauan Jennings led the 49ers with 6 catches in Sunday's win over the Saints, taking them for 49 yards and the team's lone TD. Jennings' 7 targets tied Deebo Samuel for 2nd on the team, trailing only WR Brandon Aiyuk. Samuel caught 3 balls for 43 yards, adding 2 carries for no gain. Aiyuk caught 5 passes for 65 yards. TE George Kittle contributed 3 receptions for 26 yards on 4 targets.

49ers RB Christian McCaffrey was dealing with "knee irritation" during Sunday's game vs. the Saints, HC Kyle Shanahan said afterward. McCaffrey ended up tallying 11 carries and 6 targets on a 63% snap rate. He was shown on the sidelines with a strap below his left knee, which is often used to help deal with tendinitis. That's not likely to force McCaffrey to miss games, but it could impact his workload. We'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation.

49ers RB Elijah Mitchell suffered a "possible" MCL sprain in Sunday's win over the Saints, HC Kyle Shanahan said afterward. Mitchell missed 8 weeks with a sprained MCL earlier this season, although Shanahan said this one isn't believed to be as serious. We should learn more about Mitchell's status on Monday.

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