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49ers QB Brock Purdy (oblique) was listed as a limited participant in what was a light practice on Tuesday. HC Kyle Shanahan wouldn't say for sure whether Purdy will start Thursday night's game vs. the Seahawks but did say that the oblique injury is more of a pain-tolerance issue. Purdy told the media that he's able to run but hasn't tried to throw since Sunday. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow. QB Josh Johnson would start against Seattle if Purdy can't.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday that he's been told WR Deebo Samuel (knee, ankle) is expected to be out "three-ish" weeks. Missing 3 weeks would put Samuel back for Week 18. The Score's Jordan Schultz reportedly on Monday that Samuel has a chance to return for Week 17. That seems to be the range we're looking at for Samuel's return, which means he might be back for the championship game for most fantasy leagues.

The Score's Jordan Schultz hears that 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (knee, ankle) "could return as soon as Week 17." That makes Samuel worth hanging on to in plenty of fantasy leagues, although we wouldn't consider him a must stash. Samuel would carry elevated risk in fantasy lineups if he does make it back for what's the championship game in most leagues.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel suffered an MCL sprain and an ankle sprain in Sunday's win over the Bucs, the team announced on Monday. Samuel is expected to return at some point in the regular season, but we'd prepare for him to miss multiple games. We'll hopefully get a more concrete timeline for Samuel's return before you need to decide whether to release him from fantasy rosters. Jauan Jennings will take over as San Francisco's #2 WR with Samuel out but is unlikely to be a reliable fantasy play at this point in the season. RB Christian McCaffrey, WR Brandon Aiyuk and TE George Kittle are all candidates to pick up extra targets with Samuel out.

Niners RB Christian McCaffrey ran for 119 yards and a TD on 14 carries in Sunday's lopsided win over the Buccaneers. He added 2 catches for 34 yards and another TD on just 3 targets. Jordan Mason operated as the #2 RB one again, carrying 11 times for 56 yards. San Francisco gets Seattle's soft run defense on Thursday night in Week 15.

Niners QB Brock Purdy threw for 185 yards and 2 TDs in Sunday's beatdown of the Buccaneers. He found WR Brandon Aiyuk and RB Christian McCaffrey for scores, each from 27+ yards out. Purdy added a 2-yard scramble for a TD as well. We wouldn't go chasing Purdy on waivers this week, but it looks like he at least won't kill the fantasy upside for San Francisco pass-catchers in upcoming meetings with the Seahawks, Commanders and Raiders.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel "most likely" has a high-ankle sprain, HC Kyle Shanahan said after Sunday's win over the Bucs. X-rays on Samuel's ankle came back clean, but a high-ankle sprain could cost him the rest of the fantasy season. We should learn more about Samuel's status on Monday.

49ers QB Brock Purdy suffered an oblique injury during Sunday's win over the Bucs, HC Kyle Shanahan said afterward. It didn't knock Purdy out of that one, but Shanahan wouldn't guarantee that Purdy will be able to play vs. the Seahawks on Thursday night. He's scheduled for additional testing on Monday, so we should learn more then. QB Josh Johnson would be next up for San Francisco if Purdy misses time.

The Score's Jordan Schultz hears that "early indications" are that 49ers WR Deebo Samuel's ankle injury is not serious. He "badly twisted his ankle, but the team is optimistic he’s okay," Schultz says. Samuel is still scheduled for additional testing. We should get another update on his status on Monday.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel injured his left leg in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Bucs. He tried to get off the field under his own power but eventually had to be carted to the locker room. We'll update Samuel's status when we know more.

Update: Samuel has a knee injury and is officially questionable to return.

Update: Samuel has been ruled out with what the team now says is an ankle injury.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that 49ers EDGE Nick Bosa (hamstring) "will play" today vs. the Buccaneers. That's significant for both IDP lineups and the 49ers' team defense. Bosa did sit out of practice all week, but he's still worth betting on for your fantasy football lineup. We've seen him effectively play through hamstring injuries before.

Niners EDGE Nick Bosa (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. We'll track his status over the weekend. Bosa is generally worth waiting for in IDP lineups if he has a shot to play.

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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.

Packers LB De'Vondre Campbell (knee) is active for today's game against the Bears. Further, Green Bay has made LB Krys Barnes a healthy scratch. That supports Campbell returning to a full role.

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 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.

Packers LB De'Vondre Campbell (knee) has a chance to return Sunday against the Bears. The team has labeled him questionable after 3 limited practices. Campbell has been out since Week 8. We haven't seen any indication yet of how likely the veteran is to play but will be tracking his status up to Sunday's inactives announcement.

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