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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:49:52 -0700
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:43:42 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore wasn't pleased with the offensive game plan in which they unleashed five-receiver sets against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3 because of a lack of healthy tight ends. The receiver-heavy look didn't feature a running back, and the Niners went with a no-huddle offense. QB Colin Kaepernick's 78.4 completion percentage (29-for-37) was his best as a starter. Gore had just one carry in the second half and finished with six rushes for just 10 yards. RB Carlos Hyde had three carries for 13 yards.
Fantasy Tip: This approach won't always be the game plan. Expect a more balanced focus on offense with Vernon Davis (ankle) returns to the starting lineup. However, Gore's involvement should be monitored. If he continues to lose touches, he probably won't be much more than a flex play.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:15:42 -0700
San Francisco 49ers TE Derek Carrier made the start at tight end in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals with TEs Vernon Davis (ankle) and Vance McDonald (knee) out. Carrier was targeted two times and caught one pass for 23 yards.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:28:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gore's role was expected to be reduced this season, but the team has gone with a pass-happy approach. Colin Kaepernick completed a career-high 78.4 percent of his passes in Week 3, and the offense doesn't appear to be changing in favor of Gore anytime soon. Gore is little more than an RB3 or flex option right now.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:40:39 -0700
San Francisco 49ers WR Stevie Johnson led the team with 103 receiving yards in the Week 3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, and it was the first time a receiver on the team other than WRs Michael Crabtree or Anquan Boldin had more than 100 yards since WR Josh Morgan did it in 2010.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson can't be relied on for this kind of production often. The Niners abandoned the run game surprisingly, and the Arizona cornerbacks forced Colin Kaepernick to go to his third receiver more often.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:51:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick should not be limited by his injury and could be a solid option on FantasyScore at $7,500.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:45:18 -0700
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:36:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Vance McDonald also missing the game, Derek Carrier probably will get the start. Carrier only costs $3,700 on FantasyScore this week, but owners likely can find better options.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:21:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Carrier ($3,700; 7.4% of your cap) is a basement option in FantasyScore. Use him if you need the cap space elsewhere.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:02:58 -0700
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:59:32 -0700
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) could be a game-time decision for Week 3. Davis said he was encouraged with how he felt after some light running and catching drills Friday, Sept. 19.
Fantasy Tip: Davis probably would be limited if he is active for the game. Davis costs $7,400 on FantasyScore this week, but owners should look to spend their money on a healthier tight end.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:51:03 -0700
San Francisco 49ers DE Quinton Dial has been fined $16,537 for a roughing the passer penalty he received in Week 2. SS L.J. McCray was also fined $8,268 for an unnecessary roughness penalty he received.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:50:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: At $7400, or 14.8 percent of your FantasyScore salary, Davis is much too risky to start in Week 3. He very well could be sidelined. In fact, with Vance McDonald also hurting, Derek Carrier could make the start. At $3700, or just 7.4 percent of FantasyScore salary, he is a nice sleeper if he gets the nod.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:49:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is a mid-tier salary guy in FantasyScore ($7500 or 15.0 percent of your salary) for Week 3, or the 14th-highest priced QB on the board. The Cardinals are allowing 249 passing yards per game through two games, so Kaepernick could exceed salary expectations Sunday.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:48:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hyde is a relatively inexpensive option ($4500 or 9.0 percent of salary) in FantasyScore leagues. He won't see a ton of touches as long as Frank Gore is healthy, but Hyde does get the ball near the goalline. If you want to save salary to spread across other positions, he isn't a terrible RB2 or flex option.
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