San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

2:11pm EST 11/29/20

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk (COVID) is out for today’s game against the Rams. Deebo Samuel, Richie James and Kendrick Bourne should operate as San Francisco’s top 3 WRs.

49ers RBs Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Jeff Wilson (ankle) are active for today’s game against the Rams. Mostert has been San Francisco’s lead back when healthy this season, so consider him a risk/reward RB2 in his 1st game back vs. Los Angeles’ 10th-ranked RB defense.

ESPN's Adam Schefter lists 49ers RBs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson among the "players returning to play this week." There's no specific report from Schefty on the 'Niners backfield, but we assume Mostert and Wilson will be active for today's game against the Rams. They should join Jerick McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty in the backfield. Mostert has been the lead back here when healthy and is the best Week 12 fantasy play.

Updating a previous report, 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) has been cleared and isn't listed on the final injury report. He'll return for Sunday's game against the Rams, likely joining Richie James and Kendrick Bourne as San Francisco's top 3 WRs.

As of Friday evening, 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk remains on the COVID list. HC Kyle Shananah said he hasn't heard any updates on Aiyuk's chances of getting cleared in time for Sunday's game against the Rams. San Francisco promoted WR Jordan Matthews from the practice squad, so the team is obviously preparing to be without Aiyuk. He should be on fantasy benches for now.

Niners LB Dre Greenlaw is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. Greenlaw missed practice Thursday and Friday with an illness. We'll check his status Sunday.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said Friday that RBs Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Jeff Wilson (ankle) will be activated for Week 12 but listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. The fact that they're being placed on the active roster makes us think they'll play, but we'll look for further updates. RB Tevin Coleman (knee) has been ruled out for Week 12.

Niners WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. Samuel has been out since Week 7 with a hamstring injury and will face a tough defense even if active. Try to avoid Samuel in your fantasy football lineup even if he's active. We'll update his status Sunday afternoon.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice. It's a bit disappointing that he's still not back to 100% coming off the bye, but Samuel at least has a shot to play against the Rams this weekend. We'll see what he's able to do the next 2 days.

The 49ers have designated RB Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) to return from IR. That makes each player eligible to practice this week. We'll see whether either or both are ready to play. The Niners have 3 weeks to decide whether to activate them. HC Kyle Shanahan said before the Week 11 bye that he hoped to get Mostert back onto the field for Week 12. We'll be interested in Mostert as a potential backfield leader if he's ready to go. Wilson would likely be more of a reserve in San Francisco's crowded backfield. Tevin Coleman (knee) -- who didn't land on IR -- will also bear watching through the practice week.

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk has been placed back on the COVID list. San Francisco has a Week 11 bye, but we'll see if the rookie is cleared in time for next week's game vs. the Rams.

49ers RB JaMycal Hasty broke his collarbone in Sunday's loss to the Saints, HC Kyle Shanahan said. Hasty will be out for a while and can be dropped from fantasy rosters. Shanny said that he thinks RBs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman will be back after the Week 11 bye. Both of those guys are worth stashing if they're available in your league.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) remains out for Sunday’s game against the Saints. WR Kendrick Bourne is expected to be activated from the COVID list in time to play and figures to join Brandon Aiyuk in the starting lineup. We’ll see how big a role WR Richie James plays after his breakout Week 9.

7:11pm EST 11/5/20

49ers WR Richie James (ankle) is active for tonight's game against the Packers. So it'll be James, Trent Taylor, Kevin White and River Cracraft at WR for San Francisco. Taylor is the best bet of the bunch but is just a low-upside WR3.

The 49ers have added WR Brandon Aiyuk and LT Trent Williams to the COVID list. That means the offense will be missing both starters, in addition to Deebo Samuel (hamstring) and Kendrick Bourne (COVID). Those absences, of course, join RBs Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Jeff Wilson, as well as QB Jimmy Garoppolo and TE George Kittle. Trent Taylor suddenly looks like the team's top receiver ... and he might need to play a few more positions by the time we get to Thursday night. The NFL reportedly still plans to play the game at the scheduled time, though.

The 49ers on Wednesday received a positive COVID test and immediately closed team facilities. That's particularly noteworthy because it comes a day before San Francisco is scheduled to host the Packers on Thursday night football. We'll see whether this situation alters the timing of the game. If the NFL pushes the game to later in the weekend or Monday night, then Packers RB Jamaal Williams might have time to return from isolation. If the game remains on Thursday night, Williams will miss it because of close contact with RB AJ Dillon, who tested positive for COVID at the beginning of the week. More time also might help Aaron Jones move beyond his calf strain to play after missing the past 2 games. Stay tuned.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to miss at least the next 6 weeks with what has been deemed a high-ankle injury. The QB could remain out even longer if his injury winds up requiring surgery, according to Schefter. Garoppolo obviously doesn't belong on any redraft fantasy football rosters during this span. QB Nick Mullens is in play for deeper leagues, including 2-QB and superflex formats. We'll see, though, whether he can hold the job. C.J. Beathard relieved Mullens in the Week 4 loss to Philadelphia and then Garoppolo in the following week's loss to the Dolphins.

Niners TE George Kittle will miss the next 8 weeks with a broken bone in his foot, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That basically puts him out for the rest of the fantasy football season. TE Jordan Reed (MCL) is eligible to return from IR, but the team didn't activate him ahead of Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. HC Kyle Shanahan said late last week that he hoped to get Reed back for the Week 9 game against the Packers. If Reed remains out, Ross Dwelley would operate as San Francisco's lead TE.

X-rays on 49ers TE George Kittle's ankle came back clean, HC Kyle Shanahan said after the loss to Seattle. Kittle is scheduled for more testing tomorrow. We should learn more about his injury within the next 24 hours. Kittle and the 'Niners have a short turnaround for Thursday night's game vs. the Packers.

49ers TE George Kittle suffered an ankle injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Seahawks. He headed back to the locker room with trainers and is officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for an update.


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