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Juwan Thompson managed six carries for 30 yards in Week 7 against the 49ers.

Thompson wasn't involved until late in the third quarter. He didn't play in red-zone or short-yardage situations over Ronnie Hillman. With Montee Ball not expected to return until at least Week 9, Thompson will remain the Broncos' No. 2 back for Thursday night's game against the Chargers.
Oct 20 - 1:49 AM

Carlos Hyde had three carries for 15 yards in Week 7 against the Broncos.

Hyde didn't get his first carry until the third quarter. The 49ers were forced to abandon the run, with Hyde and Frank Gore combining for just 14 touches. Hyde played limited snaps and was mostly limited to mop-up duty. The 49ers could look to get Hyde more involved in the second half of the season.
Oct 20 - 1:30 AM

Vernon Davis caught two passes for 21 yards in Sunday night's Week 7 loss to the Broncos.

Davis was a non-factor for the second straight week. He didn't look completely over his back injury, securing just two of his five targets. Davis will have the 49ers' Week 8 bye to get fully healthy.
Oct 20 - 1:28 AM

Julius Thomas secured four-of-six targets for 27 yards in the Broncos' Week 7 win over the 49ers.

It's the first time Thomas has been held out of the end-zone this season. His six targets were behind only Demaryius Thomas. All four of Peyton Manning's touchdowns went to receivers this week. Thomas will look to get back on track against the Chargers on Thursday night.
Oct 20 - 1:24 AM

Anquan Boldin had seven catches for 50 yards in Week 7 against the Broncos.

With Chris Harris locking down Michael Crabtree, Boldin was targeted a team-high 10 times. He dropped a touchdown in the second quarter, and was also called for a penalty that cost the 49ers another score. Boldin remains just a low-upside WR3/4. He isn't a must-hold with the 49ers on a bye in Week 8.
Oct 20 - 1:19 AM

Stevie Johnson caught five passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 7 loss to the Broncos.

Johnson played in the majority of three-wide sets with Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin. He wasn't limited by the hip injury that cost him practice time this week. Johnson's touchdown came on a four-yard strike from Colin Kaepernick in the back of the end-zone. He doesn't have a major role in the 49ers' offense, but has been productive with three touchdowns in his last four games. Johnson remains just a WR5 for fantasy purposes.
Oct 20 - 1:15 AM

Michael Crabtree was limited to four catches for 27 yards in Sunday night's Week 7 loss to the Broncos.

Crabtree was shut down by Chris Harris for most of the game. He dropped two passes in first half, and had a touchdown called back in the fourth quarter. Crabtree doesn't have a 100-yard game this season, and will need to continue to get red-zone targets. He has a 32/322/3 line through seven weeks.
Oct 20 - 1:09 AM

Wes Welker had three catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 7 win over the 49ers.

Welker had a 39-yard catch and run down the left sideline for Peyton Manning's record-tying 508th career touchdown. He was able to bounce back after being held to one catch last week, but has only four targets over the last two games. Welker will remain just a WR3 for Thursday night against the Chargers.
Oct 20 - 12:58 AM

Emmanuel Sanders caught three passes for 41 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 7 win over the 49ers.

Sanders scored his first touchdown of the season on the Broncos' opening possession. He also had a second touchdown called back, and drew a pass interference call in the end-zone. Sanders was quiet for the rest of the game with just three targets. He'll be a higher-end WR2 in Week 8 against the Chargers.
Oct 20 - 12:48 AM

Frank Gore was held to 20 yards on nine carries in the 49ers' Week 7 loss to the Broncos.

Gore was held in check by the Broncos run defense and couldn't get anything going behind an offensive line that was missing three starters. The 49ers abandoned the run in the second half, with Carlos Hyde getting the majority of work over Gore late in the game. Gore is averaging just 4.1 YPC and has one touchdown in seven games. The 49ers could look to get Hyde more involved coming out of their Week 8 bye.
Oct 20 - 12:42 AM

Demaryius Thomas had eight catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 7 win over the 49ers.

Thomas was on the receiving end of Peyton Manning's record-breaking touchdown. He was able to take advantage of being matched up with a less than fully healthy Tramaine Brock for most of the game. Thomas beat Perrish Cox deep down the field for his second score. After getting off to a slow start, Thomas has three straight games with at least 120 yards and a touchdown. He should be a top-three option against the Chargers in Week 8.
Oct 20 - 12:31 AM

Ronnie Hillman had 14 carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 7 win over the 49ers, adding 29 yards on four receptions.

Hillman had two third-quarter touchdowns, including a 37-yard score up the middle the of the field. He stayed in for all red-zone situations, with his second touchdown coming from one yard out. Juwan Thompson had just six carries behind Hillman and wasn't used until late in the game. Hillman has put together two straight strong performances and could remain part of the backfield when Montee Ball returns. He'll be an RB2 in Week 8 against the Chargers.
Oct 20 - 12:27 AM

Tavon Austin caught three passes for six yards and rushed for 16 yards on five carries in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Seahawks.

Austin was given five carries, second only behind Tre Mason's 18, as a traditional running back. He hits the hole hard, but is too small/fragile to make charging linebackers and linemen miss. As a receiver, we've just about given up hope on Austin. He doesn't do anything near the line of scrimmage with the ball in his hands. His jukes are rendered useless. Austin is simply a gadget player.
Oct 20 - 12:22 AM

Daniel Thomas rushed for 25 yards on seven carries and caught three passes for 25 yards in the Dolphins' Week 7 win over the Bears.

Thomas operated as Lamar Miller's clear No. 2. He got a couple series to himself, at one point touching the ball on 5-of-7 plays on a second-quarter drive, but that was mostly it. With Knowshon Moreno (knee) done for the season, we'd expect Thomas to be Miller's backup for the duration of the season.
Oct 20 - 12:17 AM

Colin Kaepernick completed 24-of-39 passes for 263 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in Sunday night's Week 7 loss to the Broncos.

He added 18 yards on three carries. Kaepernick failed to lead the 49ers to a scoring drive in the second half. His lone touchdown came on a four-yard pass to Stevie Johnson in the back of the end-zone. The 49ers' offensive line struggled to pass protect all game, and Kaepernick was sacked six times. Kaepernick will be a borderline QB1 option in Week 9 when the 49ers come out of their bye.
Oct 20 - 12:11 AM



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