49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Rams. He was added to the injury report on Friday and limited in practice. But HC Kyle Shanahan said afterwards that he expects Kittle to be available for Sunday's game. It's a 4:05 pm ET kickoff, but we'll look for an update on Kittle's status in the morning. You can keep him penciled into fantasy lineups for now.
Niners DE Dee Ford is active for tonight's game against the Browns. He made it onto the field for just 1 limited practice this week while dealing with a quad injury and has been hampered by multiple issues all season. S Jimmie Ward is also active for the 1st time this season. We'll see whether he takes the FS job back from Tarvarius Moore.
Giants RB Wayne Gallman exited in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Vikings to get checked for a concussion. We'll update his status when we learn more. Gallman's absence would leave Jon Hilliman as New York's lead back.
Update: Gallman has a concussion and is done for the day.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (hip) is inactive for today’s game against the Dolphins. With WR Mike Williams (back) also out, it’ll be Dontrelle Inman operating as Los Angeles’ #2 WR. He’s a WR4 or flex option in this pristine matchup.
Niners DE Nick Bosa, DE Dee Ford and S Jaquiski Tartt are active for today's game against the Steelers. All entered the day questionable and are low-level IDP options at best. Ford, in particular, has been struggling through his return from a preseason knee sprain and should not be in fantasy football lineups. DB Jimmie Ward, meanwhile, is inactive once again. That keeps Tarvarius Moore in play for deep IDP leagues.
Dolphins QB Josh Rosen exited in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game in Dallas for a concussion check. We'll pass along an update when we get one. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has entered the game for Miami.
Update: Rosen re-entered after missing just a few snaps.
Niners DE Nick Bosa (ankle), S Jaquiski Tartt (toe) and DE Dee Ford (quad) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Bosa put in limited practices all week, which was better than last week. Then, he sat out Wednesday and Thursday before returning Friday and then playing through a "questionable" tag. We'd bet on him playing Sunday, though it's still a good spot to keep him out of IDP lineups. Tartt missed Wednesday's practice before returning to limited workouts the next 2 days. Ford missed Wednesday's and Thursday's practices before a limited Friday. He's listed with a quad injury but has been struggling to get over a preseason knee injury. He's a definite sit for IDP owners even if active. We'll check the status of all 3 Sunday afternoon, but the late start combined with their situations means you should try to look elsewhere for fantasy options.
Dolphins QB Josh Rosen will start Sunday's game against the Cowboys, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's about time. The tanking Fins had no reason to be playing veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. Now they can at least evaluate Rosen. Of course, Rosen should be nowhere near your fantasy lineup. He's completed 8 of 21 passes (38%) with 0 TDs and 2 INTs in relief of Fitzpatrick over the first 2 games.
Seahawks DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is inactive for the 2nd straight game. HC Pete Carroll expressed optimism (what else is new?) about Ansah's chances of playing early in the week. We'd expect that Ansah will return for Week 3. Rookie DE L.J. Collier, meanwhile, will make his NFL debut today against the Steelers. He had been out through most of the summer with an ankle injury. The Seattle edge picture is still developing.
Niners DE Nick Bosa (ankle) is active for today's game against the Bengals. He had some soreness in his previously sprained ankle coming out of Week 1 and got some rest from practice during the week. But Bosa also graded out tops among all edge players in Pro Football Focus' pass-rushing productivity in Week 1. He's worth the risk against a Bengals offense that looks weak in pass protection.
Seahawks DE Ezekiel Ansah is questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Ansah sat out Week 1 following a "questionable" designation. He looks like to make his Seattle debut, however, after putting in full workouts Thursday and Friday. HC Pete Carroll said early in the week that he expected Ansah to be ready for Week 2. The matchup with Pittsburgh is poor for sack upside, so try to hold off before putting Ansah into your IDP lineup.
Niners rookie DE Nick Bosa is questionable for Sunday's game at Cincinnati. Bosa came away from Week 1 with some soreness in his previously sprained ankle, GM John Lynch said during a radio interview Friday. Bosa sat out Wednesday's and Thursday's practices before returning to limited participation Friday. Lynch said Bosa was progressing well. We'll see if he's ready to go. There will be some re-injury risk even if he plays but also enticing sack upside.
Niners DE Nick Bosa is active for today's opener against the Buccaneers. He only recently returned from a sprained ankle that kept him out for the preseason, though, and shouldn't be in IDP lineups.
Seahawks DE Ezekiel Ansah is out for today's game against the Bengals. Ansah was listed on the injury report with the shoulder that had offseason surgery. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says he has been dealing with a groin issue lately, though. Ansah probably shouldn't be in IDP lineups until we see him for at least 1 game.
Niners GM John Lynch struck an optimistic tone in talking about rookie DE Nick Bosa on KNBR radio Friday. "He's come along really well," Lynch said, referring to Bosa working back from his ankle sprain. But Lynch added that the top pick remains uncertain for the start of the year. "Week 1, that's, I don't know, 50-50," he said. "But it's going to be touch and go as to whether he makes it." If Bosa does manage to make the active roster for that game, it seems unlikely the rookie -- who missed all of the preseason -- would play a big role. We'll see how soon Bosa can get back to full strength and push for starter-level playing time. The Bay Area News Group reported that Bosa was out of his walking boot and working on conditioning with trainers at Wednesday's practice.
Dolphins QB Josh Rosen drew the start in Friday night's preseason game against the Bucs. He played the entire 1st half, completing 10 of 18 passes (55.6%) for 102 yards (5.7 YPA). Rosen's receivers dropped a couple of balls, but he was also spared an INT when Bucs CB Jamel Dean dropped an easy one. Rosen also took 3 sacks. It was a mostly uninspiring performance -- but QB Ryan Fitzpatrick didn't fare any better, completing just 3 of 9 passes for 20 yards on 3 possessions. HC Brian Flores announced after the game that Fitzpatrick will start the 3rd exhibition. That seemingly makes him the favorite to be under center come Week 1. But this continues to be a situation to avoid in fantasy drafts.
Niners rookie DE Nick Bosa left Wednesday's practice with a sprained right ankle, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That figures to keep him out for at least the 1st preseason game. We'll see what the timetable looks like beyond that.
Niners HC Kyle Shanahan said Friday that DE Dee Ford will miss at least a week of action because of tendinitis in his left knee, according to multiple reports. Shanahan said Ford has had a platelet-rich plasma treatment on the joint, which he expects to help the issue. "He could've toughed it out ... but we feel good about where Dee Ford's at, and we wanted to make sure we took care of that so he could be fresh going into the year," Shanahan said. We won't alter Ford's projections just yet but will keep an eye on his return from this.
Niners HC Kyle Shanahan said Friday that QB Jimmy Garoppolo will not play in any preseason games, according to Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group. Garoppolo and LB Kwon Alexander will sit out the exhibitions as they work back from ACL tears that ended 2018 early for each player. This news isn't a big deal. Each player likely would have played less than a full game's worth of snaps anyway. But it would have been nice for fantasy owners to see Garoppolo in some game action before the regular season. Still, he's a solid draft value low in QB2 territory.
49ers WR Deebo Samuel is expected to be a full-go for the start of training camp, according to The Athletic's Matt Barrows. Samuel missed most of spring workouts with a hip injury -- after struggling with injuries throughout his time at South Carolina. Durability will be something to monitor with the rookie. But if healthy, Samuel has every chance to capture a top-2 spot in San Francisco's WR corps.
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