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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 08:41:38 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (knee) will be inactive for Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers. He's dealing with a sprained medial collateral ligament and is expected to miss up to three weeks. RB Frank Gore will start with RB Kendall Hunter behind him. RB Anthony Dixon could see a bump in playing time.
Fantasy Tip: This isn't a surprise. James should probably be left to the waiver wire for now in more shallow leagues.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 17:22:17 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (knee) will not need surgery to repair a partially torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee. However, he will be unavailable to return punts or kickoffs dor at least the first three or four regular season games. Last season, he was not active when both RBs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter were active, so James might not even dress for the first month or so.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:09:38 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 19:07:20 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') reportedly looked very quick while working on a side field Sunday, July 28. However, he has yet to return to practice, cutting and changing direction.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:53:01 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') sprinted with encouraging speed during conditioning drills Thursday, July 25. He is currently on the Physicall Unable to Perform list.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:04:43 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') is expected to serve as the primary backup behind RB Frank Gore, but he will begin training camp on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list. He is slowly making his way back from an Achilles' injury.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:03:52 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore has his snaps regulated last season, as he finally accepted he is more valuable to the team in the long term if he gives up a few carries to his backups. He is still expected to be capable of at least 1,200 rushing yards, but RBs LaMichael James and Kendall Hunter are expected to playing larger roles in the offense.
Fantasy Tip: Gore remains a low-end RB1 for fantasy purposes, but his days as an early first-round draft pick are well over.
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 10:02:24 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers have placed WR Mario Manningham (knee), WR Kyle Williams (knee), RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') and LB Darius Fleming (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Fri, 31 May 2013 16:29:41 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') will be eight months removed from a torn left Achilles' tendon reconstruction when the team opens training camp July 24. He says he can do everything the coaching staff asks of him. Hunter has been cutting during organized team activities.
Fantasy Tip: Hunter will vie with RB LaMichael James for touches behind starter Frank Gore. Hunter is a somewhat risky RB5 or a handcuff to Gore if you miss out on James.
Wed, 15 May 2013 11:17:03 -0700
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said he believes in using multiple running backs that can do different things on offense. "I'm a big believer -- we are big believers -- in a three-headed approach," Baalke said. "In other words, having a group of backs that bring to the table something a little bit different than the other one so you can do a lot of different things. But also having those backs be able to do enough things the same so you don't become so predictable on game day." RBs Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James likely will see playing time this season.
Fantasy Tip: All three running backs likely will receive playing time this season and could have fantasy value during the season. Gore likely will receive the majority of the carries and should be seen as a mid to weak No. 2 running back option. James and Hunter could be late-round fliers in drafts because of their expected roles on offense.
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