Player News - 49ers

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Marquise Goodwin (thigh) remained "limited" on Thursday.

Goodwin is looking 50-50 to suit up for Sunday's dream matchup with the Chiefs. He will be a viable WR3 if he can get the go-ahead for the likely shootout.
Sep 20 - 7:05 PM

49ers LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday.

Reuben Foster will return from his suspension this week, and it looks like the 49ers will also get back Smith. Their defense is likely to struggle in Kansas City, but both returns will be a boost.
Sep 20 - 10:40 AM

49ers SS Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) didn't practice on Wednesday.

He suffered the injury in last week's win over Detroit. It's too early to determine his status for Week 3, but if Tartt ends up sitting Sunday at Kansas City, Antone Exum would slide in at safety opposite Adrian Colbert.
Sep 19 - 6:50 PM

Marquise Goodwin (thigh) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Goodwin is dealing with a bruised thigh suffered in Week 1. Wednesday was his first practice since the injury, putting him on track to return this week in Kansas City. Goodwin would reenter the WR3/4 mix if available.
Sep 19 - 3:46 PM

Alfred Morris soaked up 48 yards on 14 carries while nabbing both of his targets for 32 yards Sunday in the 49ers’ Week 2 victory over the Lions.

Morris held a slight edge in touches (16-14) but Matt Breida out-gained the veteran by a convincing margin. Not usually known for his pass-catching prowess, Alf logged his most receiving yards in a game since 2014. Morris took much better care of the ball this week after fumbling twice in last week’s opener. Averaging a mere 3.31 yards per carry through two games, the 29-year-old will just be an RB3 for next week’s game in KC.
Sep 16 - 8:37 PM

George Kittle managed just two catches for 22 yards on four targets Sunday in the Niners’ Week 2 win over the Lions.

Kittle emerged as Jimmy Garoppolo’s go-to target last week when he logged five catches for 90 yards in a loss to Minnesota, but they weren’t on the same page Sunday. Kittle's four targets Sunday were five fewer than he saw in Week 1. Game script was a factor as Garoppolo logged just 26 passing attempts in the victory. Even after Sunday's clunker, Kittle will still warrant starting consideration against a vulnerable Chiefs secondary in Week 3.
Sep 16 - 8:34 PM

Dante Pettis was limited to one catch for 35 yards on two targets Sunday in San Francisco’s Week 2 win over the Lions.

Pettis dusted Teez Tabor for a 35-yard gain in the first quarter but wasn’t heard from again. The rookie was expected to play an important role with Marquise Goodwin (quad) sidelined this week, but obviously that didn’t come to fruition. Even with a likely shootout on tap next week at Kansas City, the rookie will be difficult to trust in fantasy.
Sep 16 - 8:34 PM

Pierre Garcon pulled in four catches for 57 yards on four targets Sunday in the Niners’ Week 2 win over the Lions.

There was concern entering the week that Garcon would be shut down by All-Pro corner Darius Slay, but instead Slay bowed out with a concussion early in the second half. It wasn’t a standout game by any means, but Garcon did show improved chemistry with Jimmy Garoppolo after sometimes struggling to get on the same page in last week's opener. The 32-year-old will have a chance to do damage next week against a leaky Chiefs secondary.
Sep 16 - 8:32 PM

Trent Taylor came up empty on both of his targets Sunday in San Francisco’s Week 2 win over the Lions.

Even with Marquise Goodwin (quad) on the shelf, the second-year slot man failed to make an impact. Taylor had his moments as a rookie but is off to a quiet start this year with just four catches for 28 yards on eight targets. Outside of dynasty leagues, Taylor doesn’t offer much fantasy appeal.
Sep 16 - 8:31 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo completed 18-of-26 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns while contributing four yards on three carries Sunday in the 49ers’ Week 2 win over the Lions.

Jimmy G also took six sacks for a loss of 50 yards. Garoppolo dialed up a sideline pass to a wide-open Kendrick Bourne for his first touchdown of the day early in the second quarter. He added to his touchdown tally with another score in the third quarter, this time connecting with tight end Garrett Celek for 11 yards. Garoppolo narrowly avoided disaster in the fourth as a Tracy Walker interception was negated by a holding call on Quandre Diggs. That interception would have set the Lions up with first-and-goal and a chance to take the lead with just over two minutes remaining. As his six sacks would attest to, Garoppolo often held on to the ball too long, though all in all, Sunday was a much better performance than his last one against the Vikings in Week 1. Now 8-1 as an NFL starting quarterback, Handsome Jimmy will head to KC next week for a shootout with Patrick Mahomes and the 2-0 Chiefs.
Sep 16 - 8:01 PM

Matt Breida starred with 138 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries while also delivering three catches for 21 yards on four targets Sunday in the 49ers’ Week 2 win over Detroit.

As color commentator Chris Spielman put it, Breida ran angry on Sunday. Playing with an obvious chip on his shoulder, Breida brought the thunder all afternoon, pounding his way to big runs, the biggest of which came on a masterful 66-yard touchdown sprint late in the third quarter. It was a phenomenal piece of running though the Niners, in particular wide receiver Pierre Garcon, deserve huge credit for blocking his way to the end zone. Many have wondered if Breida’s size would prevent him from being an NFL workhorse but that argument is getting weaker by the day. Breida will try to keep the momentum going next week when the Niners travel to Kansas City.
Sep 16 - 8:00 PM

49ers declared WR Marquise Goodwin, OL Joshua Garnett, OT Shon Coleman, OT Erik Magnuson, LB Malcolm Smith, DL Jullian Taylor and OL Matt Tobin inactive for Week 2 against the Lions.

Goodwin was ruled out on Friday following last week's quad injury. His absence will open up targets for Pierre Garcon, Dante Pettis and tight end George Kittle. S Adrian Colbert (hamstring), OG Mike Person (foot), S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder), and CB K'Waun Williams (rib) are good to go for Sunday's home opener.
Sep 16 - 2:45 PM

Marquise Goodwin (quad) is out for Week 2 against the Lions.

It's no surprise after he sat out practice all week. With Goodwin sidelined, look for tight end George Kittle and second-round rookie Dante Pettis to take on more prominent roles in the Niners' passing game. Pierre Garcon will also be a candidate for added targets, though he could draw ace corner Darius Slay in coverage.
Sep 14 - 4:19 PM

Marquise Goodwin (quad) remained sidelined Friday.

At this point, Goodwin should be considered closer to doubtful for the Niners' Week 2 matchup against Detroit. Assuming Goodwin sits, George Kittle, who led all tight ends in air yards (118) in Week 1, would receive an uptick in volume among San Francisco's passing game options. Third-round rookie Dante Pettis would also become a high-floor WR4/5.
Sep 14 - 3:05 PM

NBC Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports Jerick McKinnon's ACL tear was "clean" and he underwent surgery on Tuesday.

McKinnon is still obviously done for the season, but it's good news the tear was deemed a clean one with no other ligament damage. It should expedite McKinnon's rehab process and have him ready well in time for the start of next season. McKinnon will be 27 and still in his prime by the time Week 1 rolls around.
Sep 14 - 12:15 PM


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