Marquise Goodwin Fantasy Football News 2018

49ers WR Pierre Garcon (knee) will miss Monday's contest against the Giants. He missed each practice during the week. With Garcon sidelined, San Francisco will primarily utilize Marquise Goodwin, Richie James, Dante Pettis and Kendrick Bourne at WR.

The 49ers announced that QB Nick Mullens will start tonight's game against the Raiders. QB C.J. Beathard (wrist) will be active as the backup. Mullens went undrafted out of Southern Miss. He completed a mediocre 60% of his career passes in college and tossed 46 INTs in 44 games. Downgrade George Kittle to low-end TE1 status with Mullens under center. We'd try to avoid the rest of San Francisco's passing game.

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring, quad) put in a full practice on Thursday. That puts him on track to play against the Packers on Monday night. Goodwin will be a boom/bust WR3 with San Francisco likely playing from behind in that one.

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring, quad) is inactive for today’s game against the Cardinals. Pierre Garcon, Trent Taylor and Kendrick Bourne will serve as San Francisco’s top 3 WRs. Expect a busy day for TE George Kittle.

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring, quad) won't play against the Cardinals later today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. With WR Dante Pettis (knee) also out, San Francisco is down to Pierre Garcon, Trent Taylor and Kendrick Bourne at WR.

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring, quad) is listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision for Week 5, HC Kyle Shanahan said. We’d keep Goodwin on fantasy benches this week.

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin is considered questionable for Week 5 after suffering quad and hamstring injuries in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, according to insider Nick Wagoner. Goodwin battled through the injuries in that one, but we'll see what he's able to do in practice this week. With WR Dante Pettis (knee) out, the 'Niners could be down to WRs Pierre Garcon, Trent Taylor and Kendrick Bourne vs. the Cardinals this weekend.

An MRI on 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo's left knee revealed a torn ACL. His 2018 campaign is over. If this is a clean ACL tear with no other ligament damage, Garoppolo has a good chance to be ready for the start of the 2019 season a little over 11 months from now. QB C.J. Beathard takes over for the rest of this year. He completed 55.3% of his passes and averaged 6.3 yards per attempt in 5 starts late last season. The 'Niners averaged just 14.8 points in those games. Garoppolo's absence will be felt by everyone in this offense.

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (quad) is active for today’s game against the Chiefs. He was limited in practice all week, but there shouldn’t be any risk of aggravation here considering Goodwin is just dealing with a deep bruise. He’s an upside WR3 in what should be a shootout in Kansas City.

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (quad) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. We'll find out his official status by noon ET on Sunday. If active, he’ll be a risk/reward fantasy play at less than 100% against a leaky secondary.

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (quad) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday. That gives him a shot to return for this weekend's game against the Chiefs. An active Goodwin would be worth firing up as a WR3 with upside in what should be a shootout.

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (quad) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Lions. He didn't practice all week, so consider him uncertain for Week 3. HC Kyle Shanahan confirmed that WR Dante Pettis will start in Goodwin’s place this weekend. The 2nd-round rookie is a flier in DFS and deeper season-long leagues.

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (quad) did not practice on Wednesday. He's reportedly just dealing with a bruise but wasn't able to play through it in the opener. We'll see if he can get on the practice field on Thursday. Rookie WR Dante Pettis played 73% of San Francisco's offensive snaps with Goodwin sidelined for most of last week's game.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan labeled WR Marquise Goodwin "day-to-day" with a bruised thigh suffered in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. Goodwin tried to return to that game before eventually taking a seat for the rest of the afternoon. It sounds like a relatively minor injury, but we'll track his practice participation throughout this week.

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin injured his quad in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Vikings and is questionable to return. Rookie WR Dante Pettis has taken his place in the lineup.

UPDATE: Goodwin returned in the 3rd quarter.

We previously passed along multiple 49ers beat guys saying that WR Marquise Goodwin looked like the team's top wideout. Well, ESPN's Dan Graziano takes it a step further, saying, "The 49ers view him as their clear No. 1 wide receiver." We had already moved Goodwin up our WR rankings and Pierre Garcon down, and the gap in upside between them is likely even larger in Goodwin's favor. He should be the 1st 49ers wideout off the board in any fantasy format.

Few players have drawn more positive press than 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin early in training camp. Joe Fann of the team's official website tweeted this on Thursday: "I'm amazed by the development of Marquise Goodwin over the past year. His route running & hands are vastly improved. He's far more than raw athleticism. He looks like a bona fide No. 1 WR, and he's carrying himself as such." The San Francisco Chronicle's Eric Branch and the Santa Rosa Press Democrat's Grant Cohn have also said recently that Goodwin looks like the team's #1 WR. He's been consistently making big plays, while Pierre Garcon has gotten off to a slow start. Maybe that shouldn't come as a major surprise considering Garcon was on IR by the time QB Jimmy Garoppolo arrived last year. Goodwin, meanwhile, averaged 5.8 catches and 76.8 yards per game in Garoppolo’s 5 starts. We'll see if Garcon can gain some ground back over the next few weeks, but we've adjusted our projections for the 49ers' WRs.

49ers WR Trent Taylor underwent what HC Kyle Shanahan called a "minor" back surgery earlier this offseason. Taylor has been sidelined since but is expected to be ready "at or near the beginning of training camp," per Shanny. Taylor hauled in 43 of 60 targets (71.7%) for 430 yards and 2 TDs as a rookie last year. He faces stiff competition for playing time this season, though, with 2nd-round rookie Dante Pettis joining veterans Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin. We'll see how soon Taylor is able to get back on the field, but he's not worth a pick in fantasy drafts right now.


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