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Stevie Johnson caught 3-of-6 targets for 28 yards Week 13 against the Seahawks

Johnson's six targets were tied for the team lead with Brandon Lloyd. Both players saw an increased snap load with Michael Crabtree hampered by a rib injury. Johnson would see his role increase if Crabtree is forced to miss any time, but is still not on the fantasy radar.
Nov 28 - 12:14 AM

Vernon Davis caught 2-of-3 targets for 13 yards Week 13 against the Seahawks.

The season of woe continues. The 49ers have suddenly forgotten how to use Davis, and Colin Kaepernick is playing so poorly it would not matter if they were using him perfectly. Davis is not worth starting in any format and is droppable in most leagues.
Nov 28 - 12:12 AM

Brandon Lloyd caught 1-of-6 targets for six yards Week 13 against the Seahawks.

It was an inefficient night for Lloyd, but it was hardly his fault. Kaepernick could not hit the broadside of a barn on Thursday night, missing badly while targeting Lloyd multiple times including on the first interception of the game. The good news is Lloyd saw an expanded role with Michael Crabtree sidelined for a time with a rib injury, and he would appear to be the wide receiver of choice in two-wide sets if Crabtree is forced to miss any time.
Nov 28 - 12:09 AM

Carlos Hyde rushed five times for 19 yards and caught three passes for 38 yards Week 13 against the Seahawks.

Hyde was more effective than Frank Gore in this one, but still only managed 3.8 yards per carry against Seattle's stout run defense. Hyde is averaging eight touches a game over his last three and has found the end zone in two of his last four. He will be a RB4 Week 14 against Oakland.
Nov 28 - 12:05 AM

Frank Gore rushed 10 times for 28 yards and caught one pass for eight yards Week 13 against the Seahawks.

Gore only saw three carries in the second half as the 49ers attempted to come from behind, and he struggled with the Seahawks' physical front all game. The 11 touches were the lowest for Gore since Week 7 against Denver. He will look to get back on track against Oakland Week 14.
Nov 28 - 12:02 AM

Christine Michael rushed three times for 10 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards Week 13 against the 49ers.

The Seahawks turned to Michael to close out the game late in the fourth quarter, but he once again played well behind Robert Turbin when it mattered. He would at best be in a timeshare with Turbin if anything were to happen to Marshawn Lynch.
Nov 27 - 11:59 PM

Robert Turbin caught 2 passes for 47 yards and a touchdown Week 13 against the 49ers.

He added eight yards on four carries on the ground. Turbin snuck out of the backfield unnoticed by the 49ers defense for the touchdown and found room on a screen pass for a 34-yard gain in the second quarter. Despite the decent day, Turbin is nothing more than a handcuff for Marshawn Lynch.
Nov 27 - 11:57 PM

Tony Moeaki caught 1-of-2 targets for 63 yards Week 13 against the 49ers.

The long gain had much more to do with Russell Wilson than Moeaki. Wilson escaped immediate pressure and then eluded several other defenders before finding a wide-open Moeaki on the sideline. Moeaki "raced" down the sideline before being caught at the one. Wilson has been looking Moeaki's was a fair amount since he signed with the team, but he is not even close to the redraft radar.
Nov 27 - 11:53 PM

Luke Willson caught 4-of-6 targets for 39 yards Week 13 against the 49ers.

The six targets were the most of any Seahawk and the most for Willson since Week 6. Despite the uptick in usage, Willson will be nothing but a very low-end TE2 Week 14 against the Eagles.
Nov 27 - 11:50 PM

Jermaine Kearse caught 3-of-5 targets for 34 yards Week 13 against the 49ers.

Kearse had a nice 17-yard grab but is simply not consistent enough and not getting enough volume to be a weekly fantasy contributor. Kearse has some upside against a burnable Eagles secondary Week 14, but he will be nothing more than a dart throw.
Nov 27 - 11:48 PM

Doug Baldwin caught 2-of-4 targets for 28 yards Week 13 against the 49ers.

Baldwin got away from Chris Borland for a 24-yard gain early in the game but was quiet for most of the night. Baldwin has not topped 50 yards receiving since Week 8, and he has 34 yards total the last two weeks. The Seahawks' passing game is simply not good enough to support a fantasy worthy receiver. Baldwin is a WR4 at best even in a great matchup Week 14 against the Eagles.
Nov 27 - 11:45 PM

Marshawn Lynch rushed 20 times for 104 yards Week 13 against the 49ers.

Just another dominant game for Lynch, who added one catch for seven yards on the night. Lynch's schedule down the stretch is tough, but he has gained 193 total yards against two tough rush defenses the last two weeks. He will be a high-end RB1 Week 14 against the Eagles.
Nov 27 - 11:42 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 16-of-29 passes for 121 yards and two interceptions in the 49ers' Thanksgiving night loss to the Seahawks.

The numbers were actually worse than that, as Kaepernick had just 90 yards passing before a meaningless final drive. It was a dreadful performance for Kaepernick. He was too quick to abandon the pocket and missed badly on several throws. The worst throw of the night was Kaepernick's first interception, which instead of hitting an open Brandon Lloyd on the back shoulder Kaepernick threw up the field into the waiting arms of Richard Sherman. Kaepernick has not scored multiple touchdowns in a game since Week 6 and has not surpassed 15 fantasy points in any game over that span. He will not be a viable QB1 even in a good matchup Week 14 against the Raiders.
Nov 27 - 11:37 PM

Anquan Boldin caught 3-of-5 targets for 18 yards Week 13 against the Seahawks.

Boldin briefly left with an undisclosed injury in the fourth quarter, but he returned for the final drive. Kaepernick was terrible in this game, and that severely limited the entire San Francisco offense. Boldin will return as a strong WR3 Week 14 against the Raiders.
Nov 27 - 11:35 PM

Russell Wilson completed 15-of-22 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Thanksgiving night win over the 49ers.

Wilson had his streak of 70-plus yard rushing games snapped at three, but he did manage 19 yards on the ground. Wilson was not asked to do much, but made the big plays when it counted. Wilson escaped immediate pressure to find Tony Moeaki for a 63-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter, and he escaped for a 12-yard scramble to set up a field goal in the fourth quarter. With so much uncertainty at the lower end of the QB1 tier, Wilson's running ability gives him a very valuable floor. Wilson will be a QB1 against the Eagles Week 14.
Nov 27 - 11:31 PM

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