Pierre Garcon 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.

49ers WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, knee) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. That leaves Dante Pettis, Trent Taylor and Kendrick Bourne behind Marquise Goodwin on the WR depth chart. Pettis is the best fantasy bet but would be a flier in Week 8 lineups.

49ers WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. WR Dante Pettis, meanwhile, isn’t on the final injury report after missing the past 3 games with a knee injury. The rookie is worth monitoring but can’t be trusted in Week 8 fantasy lineups.

2:10pm EDT 10/21/18

49ers WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, knee) is active for today’s game against the Rams. He hasn’t scored or topped 57 catches in a game all season, making him just a low-upside WR4.

49ers WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, knee) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Rams. He played through these injuries last Monday night and should be fine for this weekend. But he remains just a low-upside WR4. WR Dante Pettis (knee) has been ruled out.

6:10pm EDT 10/15/18

49ers WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, knee) is active for tonight’s game against the Packers. The veteran got in just 1 limited practice this week. He’s a shaky fantasy play.

The 49ers have deemed WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, knee) questionable for Monday night's game against the Packers. He's nowhere near good enough a fantasy asset to be worth waiting on after putting in only a single limited practice this week.

49ers WR Pierre Garcon suffered a shoulder injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Cardinals and is questionable to return. San Francisco is already without WRs Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis, leaving Kendrick Bourne and slot man Trent Taylor.

UPDATE: Garcon returned in the 2nd quarter.

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.

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.

The 49ers selected Washington WR Dante Pettis with the 44th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. He never reached 1,000 yards in 4 college seasons and didn’t jump off the tape to us. But Kyle Shanahan obviously likes him. Pettis was a stud return man at Washington and is considered 1 of the better route runners in this class. He’ll join Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin atop San Francisco’s depth chart.

We finally have some details on the neck injury that sent 49ers WR Pierre Garcon to IR in October. Per insider Matt Maiocco, Garcon suffered a "non-displaced fracture of the C-5 pedicle" in his neck. It's an injury that usually takes 8 weeks to recover from. Garcon is expected to be a full-go for the offseason program. He tallied 40 catches for 500 yards in 8 outings this past year -- none of those coming with QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Garcon might again be a strong WR3 value in fantasy drafts this summer.

The Niners have placed WR Pierre Garcon on IR with the neck injury he suffered Sunday at Philadelphia. GM John Lynch said in a Thursday radio interview that Garcon will not be a candidate to return this season. That leaves Marquise Goodwin and Aldrick Robinson as the team's top 2 WRs. It's a passing game to avoid in fantasy. Garcon will be heading into his age-32 season in 2018, with a dead-cap number likely too big to make him a cut candidate. We'll see if the neck injury factors into any retirement consideration.

49ers WR Pierre Garcon (neck) did not practice on Wednesday. We still don't have any details on his injury, but he's clearly in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Cardinals. We'll see if Garcon is able to get on the field on Thursday.

 
 
 

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