Player News - 49ers

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49ers OLB Tank Carradine suffered a high-ankle sprain in Thursday's Week 3 loss to the Rams.

He's going for an MRI and the results could determine whether he lands on I.R. A decision will likely be made by Monday. Carradine has totaled seven tackles and one sack over 80 defensive snaps this season.
Sep 22 - 4:30 PM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he would be "shocked" if ILB Reuben Foster (ankle) played against the Cardinals in Week 4.

Even with 10 days to prepare for Week 4 instead of the usual seven, Foster remains a long shot to play against the Cardinals. The first-round rookie suffered a high-ankle sprain in San Francisco's season-opening loss to Carolina.
Sep 22 - 4:28 PM

Brian Hoyer completed 23-of-37 passes for 332 yards and two passing touchdowns with nine rushing yards and one rushing score in a 41-39 loss during Week 3 against the Rams.

It looked like he was in for a rough night with an interception on the first play that was nearly a pick six. Hoyer had three turnovers in the first two games and the 49ers didn't post any touchdowns in those two games, so there were some murmurs of C.J. Beathard pushing him sooner rather than later. It's a step forward for the 31-year-old Spartan, but he's still only a low-end QB2 against the Cardinals in Week 4.
Sep 22 - 12:09 AM

Carlos Hyde rushed 25 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns against the Rams in a Week 3 loss, adding three catches for 10 yards.

He suffered a left hip injury in the first quarter and returned in the second quarter after some heat treatment. Hyde was able to score his first TD of the season with the 49ers running in four consecutive times on a goal-to-go situation, and his second TD came on another big fourth down in the fourth quarter. Additionally, coach Kyle Shanahan does appear to have plans of using Hyde as a pass catcher all season. He'll get a few extra days off to heal his hip, so his fantasy owners should plan on locking him in for Week 4 against the Cardinals.
Sep 22 - 12:08 AM

Marquise Goodwin caught 2-of-5 targets for 62 yards against the Rams in Week 3.

He showed why the 49ers brought him in with some deep balls going his way, including a 50-yard strike down the middle of the field. Goodwin is getting decent volume in the offense with 17 targets on the season, but he's only caught eight of those. His value will be tied to him making long catches, and he's not really worth owning in most leagues.
Sep 22 - 12:07 AM

Matt Breida rushed three times for nine yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 20 yards against the Rams in Week 3.

Carlos Hyde suffered an injury in the first quarter and he was able to return, so Breida was the lead back for a couple possessions. Preseason stud Raheem Mostert did fumble, so Breida has likely locked up his status as a strong handcuff to the oft-injured Hyde. Even with Hyde looking to be OK, Breida is one of the better handcuffs out there and should be owned in 12-team leagues.
Sep 22 - 12:00 AM

Trent Taylor caught 3-of-4 targets for 32 yards and one touchdown against the Rams in Week 3.

His touchdown came from three yards out and Brian Hoyer was able to find him while he was scrambling. Taylor looked to be the primary receiver on at least a couple plays, and he played just under half the snaps in the first half. If there's an injury to a 49ers receiver, Taylor could be a name to remember in deep leagues.
Sep 21 - 11:58 PM

George Kittle caught 1-of-3 targets for eight yards against the Rams in Week 3.

Despite a lot of hype this summer, Kittle hasn't been able to get it going early in his NFL career. Kittle could become a factor at some point this season, but he's not going to see enough targets while the receiving corps is healthy.
Sep 21 - 11:56 PM

Garrett Celek caught 1-of-2 targets for one yard and one touchdown against the Rams in Week 3.

He did get more snaps in the first half than rookie George Kittle, but Celek isn't really a receiving option when the 49ers aren't in their goal-line package. He did also get another end-zone target, but you can't trust him in fantasy.
Sep 21 - 11:55 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 7-of-10 targets for 142 yards against the Rams in a Week 3 loss.

After just three catches in Week 2, Brian Hoyer went to his guy on passes at all depths, including a 59-yard deep ball down the sideline. Garcon is one of the most sure-handed guys in the league with just one drop on his 79 catches last year, so it looks like he's gained the trust of his coaches and quarterback. While he gets a tougher matchup against the Cardinals in Week 4, he should still be viewed as a strong option in PPR leagues and looks to be trending up after a slow start.
Sep 21 - 11:54 PM

Kyle Juszczyk (neck) will not return to Week 3 against the Rams.

He's one of the best offensive fullbacks in the NFL and he did have 34-yard catch in the first half. Juszczyk missing time could mean more targets to the backs and tight ends.
Sep 21 - 10:56 PM

Carlos Hyde (hip) returned to the Week 3 game against the Rams in the second quarter.

After the first quarter injury and being called questionable, he got some heat treatment on his left hip and kept his helmet on for most of his time on the sideline. For now, it looks like Hyde should be OK. If he's limited, Matt Breida would pick up some extra work. We'll let you know how Hyde looks the rest of the way.
Sep 21 - 9:11 PM

Carlos Hyde (hip) is questionable to return to Week 3 against the Rams.

He was talking to the trainer during the second drive, but he did go back in after that to return for one play. After that play, Hyde was shaking his head as he went to the sideline and was considered questionable to return about five minutes later in real time. If he's limited or out, there should be more Matt Breida in the running game.
Sep 21 - 8:45 PM

49ers TE George Kittle (hip) is active for Week 3 against the Rams.

SS Eric Reid (ankle) is inactive. Kittle has averaged four targets through his first two NFL contests. Joining Reid on the sideline are LB Reuben Foster, CB Ahkello Witherspoon, OL Erik Magnuson, WR Kendrick Bourne, LB Pita Taumoepenu and DL Xavier Cooper.
Sep 21 - 6:59 PM

George Kittle (hip) is expected to be active for Week 3 against the Rams.

Kittle showed up on the injury report after putting in two limited practices this week but should be ready to roll Thursday against the division-rival Rams. The fifth-round rookie isn't on the fantasy radar yet.
Sep 21 - 2:02 PM


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