Mullens will start Week 10 | Shark Bites | Draft Sharks

49ers QB Nick Mullens will start Monday night's game against the Giants. Mullens played better than anyone could have expected in his debut last Thursday, completing 16 of 22 passes for 262 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INTs. His 151.9 passer rating was the best in NFL history in a QB debut with 16+ pass attempts. The outing said just as much about Oakland's defense as Mullens' ability, though. He's just a low-end QB2 for Week 10.

Recent Shark Bites

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that 49ers QB Nick Mullens will need surgery on his right elbow after suffering an injury late in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. Mullens reportedly lost feeling in the arm after having it hit on a 4th-quarter pass. C.J. Beathard will start Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

Update: Cam Inman reports that it's Tommy John (ligament replacement) surgery for Mullens.

49ers QB Nick Mullens injured his right (throwing) shoulder in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Cowboys. We'll look for an update on the severity. QB C.J. Beathard replaced Mullens and will be under center for as long as Mullens is out. QB Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) isn't expected to return this season.

Update: The 49ers announced Mullens with an elbow injury.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan confirmed that QB Nick Mullens will start Sunday's game against the Giants. QB Jimmy Garoppolo's status for Week 4 and beyond remains uncertain with that high-ankle sprain. Mullens played well in 8 starts back in 2018, but he's just a lower-end QB2 for Week 3.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday that QB Nick Mullens "most likely" will start against the Giants this weekend. QB Jimmy Garoppolo hasn't been ruled out with his high-ankle sprain just yet, but it sounds like he'll miss at least 1 game. Mullens was solid in 8 starts back in 2018, completing 64% of his passes, averaging 8.3 yards per attempt and averaging 285 yards and 1.6 TDs per game. He's just a QB2 in fantasy but should be able to keep this offense on schedule.

Recent Featured Analysis

Read All Analysis
Podcast: NFC West Preview 6-17-21

Kyler Murray's fantasy output exploded in 2020. Could Cam Akers be next? We'll hit on both of those players plus many more in a loaded division to kick off this 8-part series.

19 hours ago Read More
Deep End Episode 8: Early FBG Strategy

Big-money drafts are already underway at the FFPC. Adam and Mike look back on a few to help build a plan for going forward ...

3:06pm EDT 6/16/21 Read More
Justin Fields: A Top-Shelf BACKUP QB for 2021?

Is it really going to be Andy Dalton SZN for the Bears this year? There's more to consider than the recent words of HC Matt Nagy ...

9:06am EDT 6/16/21 Read More
Premium Content Upside is Overrated in Underdog’s Best Ball Mania II (and 4 more thoughts on how to win $1,000,001)

Understanding HOW to win Underdog's Best Ball Mania II is the key to taking home the $1,000,001 grand prize.

8:06am EDT 6/16/21 Read More
Premium Content Dynasty Rankings for Superflex

Heading into a superflex dynasty startup draft? Already in such a league but looking for trade targets? We've got you covered ...

9:06am EDT 6/14/21 Read More
Josh Jacobs: Value or Trap?

Josh Jacobs scored as a fantasy RB1 last year. But what does the offseason arrival of Kenyan Drake mean for Jacobs' 2021 fantasy value?

8:06am EDT 6/14/21 Read More
Will Mark Andrews Remain a TD Machine in 2021?

Andrews is about to enter the final year of his rookie contract. Should you pay the price for him on draft day?

12:06pm EDT 6/9/21 Read More

Turn your phone into a draft weapon with our FREE APP

Download on the App Store Download on Google Play