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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.

Niners DE Nick Bosa is active for today's opener against the Buccaneers. He only recently returned from a sprained ankle that kept him out for the preseason, though, and shouldn't be in IDP lineups.

49ers WR Dante Pettis (groin) is not listed on the final injury report after putting in full practices on Thursday and Friday. WRs Trent Taylor (foot) and Jalen Hurd (back) are both out for this weekend’s opener against the Bucs. Marquise Goodwin is expected to serve as the #2 WR, with Kendrick Bourne, Deebo Samuel and Richie James filling spots 3 through 5.

49ers WR Dante Pettis (groin) was upgraded to full participation in Thursday's practice. He's good to go for this weekend's plus matchup against the Bucs.

49ers WR Dante Pettis (groin) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Despite an uneven August, he's listed as a starter on San Francisco's latest depth chart and remains the best fantasy bet in the WR corps. He has a plus Week 1 draw against the Bucs but should be considered a risk/reward WR3, especially with the groin issue.

The 49ers have opted to place RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) on season-ending injured reserve, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That leaves Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida as the team's clear top 2 RBs. Raheem Mostert is 3rd on the depth chart.

The 49ers are placing RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) on IR, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's unclear if McKinnon has a shot to play the 2nd half of the season as a designated-to-return player. Rapoport hears that McKinnon might have had another procedure on that troublesome knee. We'll keep an eye on him, but McKinnon isn't worth stashing in fantasy leagues that don't have an IR spot. RBs Tevin Coleman (5.09) and Matt Breida (8.02) are both worth considering at ADP.

49ers GM John Lynch suggested in a Wednesday radio interview that RB Jerick McKinnon suffered another setback in his return from last year's torn ACL. "It’s a real bummer," Lynch said. "He keeps getting to the final step. We did it a month ago and he kinda regressed and yesterday we had a similar situation." McKinnon is basically a full year removed from his injury and still can't string together multiple practices without trouble. He won't be an early-season fantasy factor and, at this point, is only worth rostering in the deepest of redraft leagues.

49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) returned to practice on Tuesday. He made it just a couple of days in early August before experiencing discomfort in his surgically repaired knee. We'll see if he's truly good to go now. But he's the clear #3 on the depth chart at this point behind Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida. McKinnon is no more than a late-round flier in fantasy drafts.

Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports that HC Kyle Shanahan named RB Jerick McKinnon among "a slew" of Niners who are "on tap to return to practice this week." That'd obviously be great news for a player who opened training camp on the PUP and then suffered a setback in his repaired knee shortly after returning. McKinnon will need to prove his knee can hold up this time before he's worth much fantasy football draft attention. We'd still much rather take Matt Breida. Tevin Coleman is OK at cost.

Niners GM John Lynch struck an optimistic tone in talking about rookie DE Nick Bosa on KNBR radio Friday. "He's come along really well," Lynch said, referring to Bosa working back from his ankle sprain. But Lynch added that the top pick remains uncertain for the start of the year. "Week 1, that's, I don't know, 50-50," he said. "But it's going to be touch and go as to whether he makes it." If Bosa does manage to make the active roster for that game, it seems unlikely the rookie -- who missed all of the preseason -- would play a big role. We'll see how soon Bosa can get back to full strength and push for starter-level playing time. The Bay Area News Group reported that Bosa was out of his walking boot and working on conditioning with trainers at Wednesday's practice.

49ers WR Trent Taylor underwent surgery to repair a broken foot, GM John Lynch said in an interview during Saturday night's preseason opener. Lynch didn't give a timetable for Taylor's return, only saying he hopes to get him back "early" in the season. We'll keep an eye on his rehab, but Taylor isn't worth rostering in redraft leagues. San Francisco's WR depth chart remains seemingly fluid at this point, with Dante Pettis, Deebo Samuel, Marquise Goodwin, Kendrick Bourne, Richie James, Jordan Matthews and Jalen Hurd battling for playing time.

Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports that 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon's right knee "was not feeling good after working the past 2 days" and that "he'll be shut down for a while." That doesn't sound good for a guy who missed the whole set of offseason workouts and the start of camp in his return from last year's ACL tear. McKinnon figures to at least open the season behind Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida. He might also be in danger of starting the year on IR. (San Francisco can't put him on the regular-season PUP after activating him from the camp PUP this week.) McKinnon's situation has produced some movement in our RB rankings.

Update: HC Kyle Shanahan said after Thursday's practice that McKinnon will receive a platelet rich plasma injection in his troublesome knee and "could" be back in 2 weeks. The goal, Shanny said, is for McKinnon to be ready for Week 1. We'll see.

Niners rookie DE Nick Bosa left Wednesday's practice with a sprained right ankle, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That figures to keep him out for at least the 1st preseason game. We'll see what the timetable looks like beyond that.

 
 
 

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