San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Football News 2020

Niners CB Emmanuel Moseley (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. He finished the week with 2 full practices, though, and looks on track to play. We'll confirm Moseley's status Sunday.

Niners HC Kyle Shanahan said this week that LB Kwon Alexander suffered what the team believes to be a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. "They're not sure of the severity of it," he said. "It could be a minor one for whatever that means." Alexander didn't miss any of the game, but he did miss Wednesday's 1st practice of Week 6. We'd have to bet on him at least missing this Sunday night's game against the Rams, which should mean near-full playing time for LB Dre Greenlaw. We'll keep an eye on the situation this week.

The 49ers have ruled CB Emmanuel Moseley (concussion), CB Dontae Johnson (groin) and CB K'Waun Williams (knee, hip) out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. CB Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring) is also questionable. He missed last week's game against the Eagles but managed limited workouts this week. We'll check on Witherspoon's status Sunday, though he's not much of an IDP factor either way. The big takeaway here is that the Niners will miss at least 4 of their top 6 corners -- with Richard Sherman still on IR. That can only help Miami QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, WR DeVante Parker and TE Mike Gesicki.

The 49ers have ruled CB Emmanuel Moseley out for Sunday night's game against the Eagles with a concussion. The team has also ruled CB Ahkello Witherspoon out (hamstring) and deemed slot CB K'Waun Williams questionable. With Richard Sherman already out, San Francisco will be missing at least 3 of its top 4 corners for the game. The question, of course, is whether the banged-up Philly offense can exploit that weakness.

Niners CB Emmanuel Moseley left Sunday's win over the Giants early with a concussion. We'll see whether he has a chance to make it back for the Week 4 Sunday night clash with the Eagles. Dontae Johnson took over Moseley's spot after he departed, finishing with 2 tackles and a pass breakup.

Niners DE Dee Ford is expected to miss his 2nd straight game Sunday, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The injury was listed as a neck issue for Week 2, which Ford missed. Pelissero reports it as a back injury that needs to "settle down" and "may take some time." Ford has spent a lot of time dealing with various ailments since joining the 49ers last offseason. He's fine to dump in most IDP redraft leagues until this current injury "settles." The injuries to both him and DE Nick Bosa leaves room for new 49er Ezekiel Ansah and DE Kerry Hyder to see plenty of snaps.

The MRI has confirmed that 49ers DE Nick Bosa tore his left ACL in Sunday's win over the Jets. So his season's done. It's also the 2nd ACL tear of his football career. Bosa previously tore his right ACL in high school. That at least means Bosa has been through the process. We'll see about his progress during the offseason. The Niners, meanwhile, agreed to a 1-year deal with DE Ezekiel Ansah to help fill the void.

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Niners DE Nick Bosa left in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Jets with a left knee injury. The team ruled him out for the day in the 2nd quarter. We'll see about the severity, as Bosa is likely headed for a Monday MRI.

Update: HC Kyle Shanahan said after the game that it's "most likely an ACL," according to NBC Sports' Matt Maiocco. That probably means a tear. We'll await Monday confirmation, but that would be a big blow to San Francisco's defense.

The 49ers have ruled DE Dee Ford (neck) out for Sunday's game against the Jets. We'll see about his status heading into Week 3.

Niners DE Dee Ford is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. He missed the final 2 days of practice this week with a neck injury, making Ford an iffy bet for IDP lineups even if he's active.

Niners DE Dee Ford missed Thursday's practice with a neck issue. The veteran didn't show up on the Wednesday injury report, so this appears to be a new ailment. We'll see about his status for Sunday's visit to the Jets.

The 49ers have placed LB Fred Warner on the COVID-19 reserve list. It's not yet clear whether Warner has tested positive or merely been exposed to a COVID-positive person. If Warner displays symptoms, his Week 1 availability would be in jeopardy. Other players have come off the list in as little as a day or 2. We'll keep an eye on the star LB's situation as the opener approaches. If Warner misses any games, Dre Greenlaw would likely take on a 3-down role.

The 49ers on Tuesday deemed DE Nick Bosa "week-to-week" with a muscle strain in his upper right leg. HC Kyle Shanahan said Bosa was preparing to play through it before an MRI revealed the strain. It doesn't seem like an issue that should threaten Bosa's start to the regular season, though we'll keep an eye on his situation. Bosa missed most of August last season with a hamstring injury, which sounds like the area holding him back now as well. That -- plus a September ankle sprain -- didn't stop him from registering an impressive rookie. DE Dee Ford is also out with a calf "irritation," but the team lists him as merely "day-to-day."

HC Kyle Shanahan says that he expects LB Kwon Alexander to start on the weak side this year, next to Fred Warner and ahead of Dre Greenlaw. “We compete all the time, so no one just has a job set in stone, but I don't see that as open competition right now,” Shanahan said after Saturday's practice, according to NBC Sports' Matt Maiocco. “We brought Kwon here for a reason. He did exactly what we wanted when he was out there and did even more than we anticipated from a leadership standpoint. Kwon has been great here.” Alexander signed a big free-agent contract last offseason coming off an ACL tear and then tore a pectoral muscle in Week 9 of last year. That allowed Greenlaw to step into a starting role and perform well, including the signature stop of Seahawks TE Jacob Hollister that clinched the NFC West title and homefield advantage for the 49ers. This season, though, Greenlaw will need another injury to Alexander or Warner if he's to see enough snaps to be an IDP factor.


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