Shark Bites

2:10pm EDT 10/13/19

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is active for today’s game against the Rams. He popped up on the injury report on Friday, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning that there's "some concern about whether [Kittle] will be able to finish the game.” There’s obviously increased risk here, but Kittle still sits 4th in our Week 6 TE Rankings.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that 49ers TE George Kittle is expected to play today against the Rams, "barring a setback." Rapoport adds that Kittle "may workout pregame to test it, but the plan is to play." Kittle was added to the injury report Friday with a hamstring issue. The situation certainly adds risk to his Week 6 outlook and damages his DFS profile. But an active Kittle will almost certainly start in your season-long lineup.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that there's "some concern about whether [Kittle] will be able to finish the game." He remains a top-5 play in season-long leagues but now looks like a tournament-only option in DFS.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Rams. He was added to the injury report on Friday and limited in practice. But HC Kyle Shanahan said afterwards that he expects Kittle to be available for Sunday's game. It's a 4:05 pm ET kickoff, but we'll look for an update on Kittle's status in the morning. You can keep him penciled into fantasy lineups for now.

Niners RB Tevin Coleman is active for tonight's game against the Browns. It will mark his 1st game back since suffering a high-ankle sprain in the opener. With Coleman back, RB Jeff Wilson is inactive -- a healthy scratch. That leaves the backfield as Coleman, Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida.

Niners DE Dee Ford is active for tonight's game against the Browns. He made it onto the field for just 1 limited practice this week while dealing with a quad injury and has been hampered by multiple issues all season. S Jimmie Ward is also active for the 1st time this season. We'll see whether he takes the FS job back from Tarvarius Moore.

Niners RB Tevin Coleman is questionable for Monday night’s game against the Browns. HC Kyle Shanahan is optimistic that Coleman’s ankle will allow him to play. The Monday night kick, of course, makes it tough to wait for Coleman in fantasy. The potential for Coleman to return does hurt the outlook for Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert.

49ers RB Tevin Coleman (ankle) put in a limited practice on Thursday. It gives him a shot to return for Monday night's game vs. the Browns after he went down with a high-ankle sprain back in Week 1. It's unclear how San Francisco will divvy carries between Coleman, Matt Breida, Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson.

Niners DE Nick Bosa, DE Dee Ford and S Jaquiski Tartt are active for today's game against the Steelers. All entered the day questionable and are low-level IDP options at best. Ford, in particular, has been struggling through his return from a preseason knee sprain and should not be in fantasy football lineups. DB Jimmie Ward, meanwhile, is inactive once again. That keeps Tarvarius Moore in play for deep IDP leagues.

Niners DE Nick Bosa (ankle), S Jaquiski Tartt (toe) and DE Dee Ford (quad) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Bosa put in limited practices all week, which was better than last week. Then, he sat out Wednesday and Thursday before returning Friday and then playing through a "questionable" tag. We'd bet on him playing Sunday, though it's still a good spot to keep him out of IDP lineups. Tartt missed Wednesday's practice before returning to limited workouts the next 2 days. Ford missed Wednesday's and Thursday's practices before a limited Friday. He's listed with a quad injury but has been struggling to get over a preseason knee injury. He's a definite sit for IDP owners even if active. We'll check the status of all 3 Sunday afternoon, but the late start combined with their situations means you should try to look elsewhere for fantasy options.

2:09pm EDT 9/20/19

The 49ers have moved WR Trent Taylor (foot) to IR, knocking him out for at least the next 8 weeks. He can be dropped in all redraft leagues.

Niners DE Nick Bosa (ankle) is active for today's game against the Bengals. He had some soreness in his previously sprained ankle coming out of Week 1 and got some rest from practice during the week. But Bosa also graded out tops among all edge players in Pro Football Focus' pass-rushing productivity in Week 1. He's worth the risk against a Bengals offense that looks weak in pass protection.

Niners rookie DE Nick Bosa is questionable for Sunday's game at Cincinnati. Bosa came away from Week 1 with some soreness in his previously sprained ankle, GM John Lynch said during a radio interview Friday. Bosa sat out Wednesday's and Thursday's practices before returning to limited participation Friday. Lynch said Bosa was progressing well. We'll see if he's ready to go. There will be some re-injury risk even if he plays but also enticing sack upside.

49ers WRs Trent Taylor (foot) and Jalen Hurd (back) are out for Sunday’s game against the Bengals. Deebo Samuel and Marquise Goodwin served as San Francisco’s top 2 WRs in the opener. We’ll see if WR Dante Pettis plays a bigger role in Week 2, but try to avoid this situation in fantasy lineups.

49ers WR Dante Pettis told reporters Friday that his "body's back to normal" after battling a groin injury. He added that he expects to play more than the 2 snaps he did in the opener. We'll need to see Pettis' role grow -- and grow significantly -- before considering him for fantasy lineups.

49ers RB Tevin Coleman has a high-ankle sprain and is considered "week-to-week," HC Kyle Shanahan said Monday. High-ankle sprains tend to be 4-6 weeks injuries, so don't bank on seeing Coleman until October. San Francisco has a Week 4 bye, so we'd consider Week 5 Coleman's earliest possible return date. His absence leaves Matt Breida as the 49ers' lead back -- and a weekly fantasy starter. Raheem Mostert moves up to #2 on the depth chart and is worth stashing in deeper fantasy leagues.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that 49ers RB Tevin Coleman is expected to miss time with the ankle injury he suffered in yesterday's win over the Bucs. Coleman is undergoing additional testing today to determine the severity of the injury, so we should learn more over the next 24 hours. His absence will leave Matt Breida atop the depth chart and Raheem Mostert as the #2 RB.

49ers WR Dante Pettis played just 2 snaps in Sunday's win over the Bucs. HC Kyle Shanahan said afterward that Pettis' groin injury was at least partly to blame. "He had health issues," Shanahan said. "That's why he missed a week of practice. He just got cleared to come back on Monday, so he was a little behind the 8 ball on that. But he didn't start the game, and we didn't have a ton of long drives where we got into the substitution flow." Pettis, of course, had a rough August and put in full practices last Thursday and Friday. So we're not ready to say the groin was the only reason for the limited playing time. Pettis is still worth stashing in most fantasy leagues but can't be trusted in Week 2 lineups.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said after Sunday's win over the Bucs that he's "concerned" about RB Tevin Coleman's ankle injury. Coleman had a walking boot on his left foot and is scheduled for an MRI on Monday. We should learn more then. If Coleman misses time, Matt Breida will be San Francisco's lead back with Raheem Mostert the #2.

49ers RB Tevin Coleman injured his ankle in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Bucs and has been ruled out for the rest of the day. That leaves Matt Breida as San Francisco's lead back and Raheem Mostert as the #2. We'll update Coleman's status when we learn more.

Niners LB Kwon Alexander got kicked out in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers after delivering a blow to the head of QB Jameis Winston, a former teammate. We'll see if the incident affects Alexander's availability for Week 2.

 
 
 

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