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The 49ers have acquired QB Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots in exchange for a 2018 2nd-round pick. So a guy who once was considered a potential Tom Brady successor now becomes San Francisco's latest crack at finding a franchise QB. He's set to hit free agency this offseason, but we'd imagine that the 'Niners have a new contract lined up for him. Garoppolo has been consistently impressive in preseason action and completed 71.2% of his passes for 496 yards, 4 TDs and 0 INTs in 2 starts last season. He has a new offense to learn under HC Kyle Shanahan but figures to be under center for San Francisco within the next few weeks. Garoppolo projects as a significant upgrade for this offense the rest of the way. We wouldn't bother adding him to fantasy rosters now outside of leagues of 16+ teams or 2-QB leagues, though.

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49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday that he expects QB Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) to be ready coming out of the Week 6 bye. “I mean, he’s doing good,” Shanahan said. “We’ll see when we get back [after the bye week]. I think he’ll be ready to go next week when we get back. That’s the plan. I know he’s doing a lot better now than he was last week.” Shanahan has consistently said that a healthy Garoppolo remains his starter. And, frankly, QB Trey Lance didn't play well enough in last week's loss to the Cardinals to change that.

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) is out for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. He’ll get a Week 6 bye to heal up. But QB Trey Lance gets his 1st career start this weekend. He’s been shaky as a passer in the preseason and the 2nd half of last week’s game. But his high-end rushing ability gives him QB1 upside.

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) missed practice again on Thursday. It continues to look like QB Trey Lance will get his 1st career start vs. Arizona this weekend. We'll see if Garoppolo can get on the practice field tomorrow.

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) did not practice on Wednesday. QB Trey Lance took the 1st-team reps. HC Kyle Shanahan still believes Garoppolo has a shot to play vs. the Cardinals this weekend, but Lance seems like the odds-on favorite to be under center for that one.

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has been diagnosed with a calf contusion and has a chance to play vs. the Cardinals on Sunday, HC Kyle Shanahan said. "It wasn't as bad as we thought it might have been," Shanahan added. "Definitely better news today than the feeling we had last night." We'll keep an eye on Garoppolo's status this week. It's worth noting that the 'Niners have a Week 6 bye, so they could get Garoppolo extended rest if they hold him out this week.

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