San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers

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Colin Kaepernick was added to the 49ers' injury report on Thursday with a back issue, but practiced in full.

It's not a concern for Kaepernick's Sunday status. Coming off a disappointing start against the Bears, he's Rotoworld's No. 14 quarterback for Week 3.
Sep 18 - 7:42 PM

Vance McDonald (knee) remained out of 49ers practice Thursday.

With Vernon Davis (ankle) also sidelined and unlikely to play for Week 3, the 49ers appear poised to go with third-year UDFA Derek Carrier against a Cardinals defense that can't stop tight ends. McDonald is week to week.
Sep 18 - 5:24 PM

49ers TE Derek Carrier may be poised for significant playing time in Week 3 at Arizona due to injuries to Vernon Davis (ankle) and Vance McDonald (knee).

Carrier came off the bench in last Sunday night's loss to Chicago, turning four targets into 41 yards on three catches. The former Beloit (WI) college basketball player and track star runs 4.5-flat at 6-foot-3, 238 pounds with a 38-inch vertical. In an ideal matchup against a Cardinals defense that hemorrhages fantasy points to tight ends, Carrier is on the Week 3 streamer radar.
Sep 18 - 5:12 PM

Vernon Davis (ankle) shed his crutches on Thursday, but was still "hobbling around" the 49ers locker room.

He missed practice for the second straight day. Although it's a good sign that Davis has shed his crutches, it's hard to see him suiting up for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. With Vance McDonald (knee) also hobbled, third-year UDFA Derek Carrier is in line to start.
Sep 18 - 4:27 PM

Vernon Davis (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Davis remains on crutches, and appears to be highly questionable for Week 3 against the Cardinals. He didn't suffer any structural damage last Sunday night, but Davis is dealing with a deep bruise. Fantasy owners need to be making other arrangements. Jared Cook, Travis Kelce, and Niles Paul are all options.
Sep 17 - 5:33 PM

49ers LCB Tramaine Brock (toe) is expected to miss his second-consecutive game in Week 3.

Brock is week to week. Perrish Cox is starting in his absence.
Sep 16 - 3:41 PM

49ers TE Vance McDonald is day to day with a knee injury.

McDonald played through the injury against the Bears, but ended up undergoing X-rays and an MRI, both of which came back negative. McDonald's health has taken on extra importance this week, as Vernon Davis is battling an ankle injury. Derek Carrier is the next man up on the depth chart.
Sep 16 - 3:11 PM

A source tells CSN Bay Area that Vernon Davis has avoided a significant left ankle injury.

Davis' Monday MRI revealed a deep bruise and no structural damage, meaning he could suit up for Sunday's Week 3 game against the Cardinals. It sounds like a mild, "low" kind of sprain. If Davis does have to sit a game out, the 49ers may have to turn to Derek Carrier at tight end with Vance McDonald (knee) questionable.
Sep 16 - 1:29 PM

49ers signed CB Leon McFadden to the practice squad.

McFadden was the 68th overall pick in the 2013 draft by the Browns. He was waived at final cuts this summer, and landed on the Jets' active roster for one week before getting the ax from them. It's not a bad landing spot for him.
Sep 15 - 8:11 PM

The 49ers are "hopeful" RT Anthony Davis (hamstring) will resume practicing this week.

That "hope" comes after fill-in Jonathan Martin got embarrassed in Sunday night's loss. Even were Davis to be ready for Week 3, he'd likely be on a snap count after missing the entire preseason as he recovered from shoulder surgery.
Sep 15 - 3:30 PM

Vernon Davis is undergoing an MRI on his left ankle.

Davis suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss, and was spotted on crutches afterward. It's quite possible he has a high-ankle sprain, which would sideline him in the neighborhood of four weeks. Backup Vance McDonald is dealing with a knee injury, meaning third-year UDFA Derek Carrier could be the next man up on the depth chart.
Sep 15 - 3:25 PM

Vernon Davis (ankle) was spotted on crutches following Sunday night's 28-20 loss to the Bears.

Davis hurt his left ankle when he was dragged down from behind by Bears LB Jon Bostic in the fourth quarter. The severity of the sprain is unknown, with a Monday MRI likely pending. Backup Vance McDonald was also limited by a first-half knee injury, leaving third-stringer Derek Carrier to catch three passes for 41 yards.
Sep 15 - 7:42 AM

Carlos Hyde had zero yards on four carries in Week 2 against the Bears.

He managed one catch for five yards. Hyde failed to convert on a goal-line carry in the first quarter, and saw limited work behind Frank Gore. It's a step back after he rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown in the opener. The 49ers should look to get Hyde more involved in Week 3.
Sep 15 - 2:01 AM

Stevie Johnson caught two passes for 26 yards in Week 2 against the Bears.

Johnson played in three-wide sets, finishing with four targets. Both of his catches came on third down. Brandon Lloyd and Quinton Patton were both healthy inactives. Johnson is locked in as the 49ers' No. 3 receiver.
Sep 15 - 1:47 AM

Anquan Boldin had two catches for 34 yards in Sunday night's loss to the Bears.

He was targeted six times. With Michael Crabtree healthy, Boldin was the No. 3 option. Vernon Davis left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury, so Boldin could potentially see an expanded role in Week 3 against the Cardinals.
Sep 15 - 1:41 AM


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