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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:44:30 -0800
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:59:36 -0800
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick met with general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan Wednesday, Feb. 22. Lynch said they had a positive conversation and that both sides left the meeting excited.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Kaepernick will pick up the option in his contract. Kaepernick has a chance to start for a team in 2017 but would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:20:06 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick visited the team's headquarters Wednesday, Feb. 22, according to a source. Kaepernick likely was there to meet with general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick has a few more weeks to decide if he will pick up his option or if he will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Kaepernick will be available if the 49ers want to move on and could receive some interest from teams looking for starting quarterbacks. Kaepernick probably should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts and can be avoided if he is a backup.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:14:26 -0800
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:39:17 -0800
Former Denver Broncos assistant offensive line coach John Benton, former New Orleans Saints assistant coach Stan Kwan, former undrafted free-agent DT Vince Oghobaase (Duke) and former Houston Texans OT Adam Stenavich were added to the San Francisco 49ers' coaching staff Tuesday, Feb. 21. Assistant coach Michael Clay will serve as strength and conditioning coach. Benton, Kwan, Oghobaase and Stenavich will serve as offensive line coach, assistant special teams coach, assistant defensive line coach and assistant offensive line coach, respectively.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:45:25 -0800
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:01:16 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde scored six times as a rusher in September and October, but he failed to find the end zone on the ground after that, settling instead for three receiving touchdowns over that time. In addition, five of Hyde's rushing scores came against NFC West division rivals.
Fantasy Tip: Four of his rushing TDs came in games decided by 15 points or more, so there is a flukish component to his final line. Hyde ran for 394 yards on 63 carries in December alone after rushing for 449 yards on 109 attempts in September and October combined. There's no question Hyde thrived in Chip Kelly's up-tempo, shotgun-heavy offense, but he should maintain similar fantasy value as the likely unquestioned workhorse in new head coach Kyle Shanahan's running back-friendly offense.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:14:02 -0800
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:01:24 -0800
Fantasy Tip: The soon-to-be 32-year-old had 22 catches for 210 yards and three touchdowns in eight games before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in November. Former Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is now the head coach in San Francisco but the 49ers recently gave TE Vance McDonald a five-year contract extension, so it's unlikely he would play a major role in the offense if he lands there. At best, Tamme should be viewed as a TE2 in deeper seasonal leagues regardless of where he's playing in 2017.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:19:03 -0800
San Francisco 49ers running backs coach Bobby Turner said the plan is to use the running game to set up big plays down the field. "It's tough to run the ball," Turner said. "We might only get a yard on that play. But by doing that, being consistent and continually trying to run the ball, you exploit them through the air with the play-action game."
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:08:46 -0800
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:58:22 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Big plays were absent from San Francisco's offense last year, and Smith had arguably the worst season of his career. He looks like a WR5 heading into 2017.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:22:09 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Even if Hoyer were to end up with the starting gig in San Francisco, he would be a low-end QB2 at best.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:13:57 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers have hired Chicago Bears assistant special teams coach Richard Hightower as their special teams coordinator and former Cleveland Browns inside linebackers coach Johnny Holland as their linebackers coach.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:51:36 -0800
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