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Coach Kyle Shanahan said he envisions using Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida on the field at the same time next season.

Shanahan said he planned on using McKinnon and Breida at the same time this season, but McKinnon of course tore his ACL before those plans came to fruition. Since it was a "clean" tear and it happened in early September, McKinnon should be ready well ahead of the start of the 2019 season, but Breida's emergence has complicated McKinnon's 2019 outlook. The 49ers' usage of McKinnon and Breida will be a storyline going into next year's training camp, but Shanahan has made it clear that using both of them on the field together is in his plans.
Nov 13 - 7:18 PM

49ers LB Reuben Foster (hamstring) will return to practice after the Week 11 bye.

So will Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) and Pierre Garcon (knee). Foster hasn't played since suffering a hamstring injury in Week 8, but coach Kyle Shanahan expects him to at least practice ahead of the Week 12 game against Tampa Bay. If he can get through practices without any setbacks, Foster should be ready throw on the pads versus the Bucs.
Nov 13 - 6:55 PM

Pierre Garcon (knee) is expected to practice when the 49ers return from their Week 11 bye.

Garcon was ruled out for Week 10 after not practicing at all leading up to the game, but coach Kyle Shanahan said he will practice ahead of the Week 12 game against the Bucs. Even with Tampa Bay playing porous defense, Garcon will only be a WR5 since he doesn't have a single game with over 60 receiving yards this season.
Nov 13 - 6:50 PM

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Nick Mullens will continue to be the 49ers' starting quarterback until he says otherwise.

That means Mullens will be the starter coming out of the 49ers' Week 11 bye when they visit Tampa Bay. The second-year UDFA took advantage of the tanking Raiders in his debut two weeks ago, and he played well enough on Monday to keep the job over C.J. Beathard. In total, Mullens has completed 70% of his passes for 512 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions.
Nov 13 - 6:22 PM

Dante Pettis caught 4-of-6 targets for 12 yards in the 49ers' Week 10 loss to the Giants.

Ugly numbers for six targets. Pettis saw more action with Pierre Garcon sitting this one out. The Niners now have their bye, giving time for Garcon to get healthy ahead of Week 12 versus Tampa Bay. Pettis is merely a Dynasty stash.
Nov 13 - 12:07 AM

Alfred Morris rushed nine times for 19 yards in the 49ers' Week 10 loss to the Giants.

The nine totes matched Morris' most since Week 5. He'd been getting phased out of the offense of late but was back part of it after Raheem Mostert broke his arm in Week 9. Morris did nothing with his carries and is irrelevant in fantasy.
Nov 13 - 12:04 AM

Kendrick Bourne caught 4-of-7 targets for 33 yards in the 49ers' Week 10 loss to the Giants.

He saw all of his targets in the second half, and the seven looks were good for second on the team behind George Kittle's 10. Bourne did virtually nothing with them as the starter in place of an injured Pierre Garcon, but the end-result volume is somewhat promising. The Niners now head into their bye, giving Garcon time to get healthy for the Week 12 date with the Bucs.
Nov 13 - 12:02 AM

Marquise Goodwin caught 4-of-5 targets for 69 yards in the 49ers' Week 10 loss to the Giants.

Goodwin's longest catch went for 26 yards on a deep crosser on the third-to-last play of the game with the 49ers down 27-23. The Niners clocked the ball with one second left at the 21-yard line before then having an incomplete pass in the end zone. Goodwin's bigger concern was a pair of helmet shots in the third quarter that had him off the field in the medical tent. He has a lengthy concussion history. The Niners are now on bye before Week 12 against the Bucs.
Nov 12 - 11:57 PM

George Kittle caught 9-of-10 targets for 83 yards in the 49ers' Week 10 loss to the Giants.

Kittle has emerged as a top 3-4 tight end in the league as a sophomore and has really steadied himself as a weekly difference maker. He's the main vein of the passing offense, and the nine grabs and 10 targets set new season bests. Kittle was cooking in the first half with 5-66 on five targets. He later had a catch called back on a penalty. Kittle will get the Bucs in Week 12 after the bye.
Nov 12 - 11:48 PM

Matt Breida rushed 17 times for 101 yards and one touchdown and caught 3-of-4 targets for 31 yards and a second touchdown in the 49ers' 27-23, Week 10 loss to the Giants on Monday night.

The 20 touches marked a new season-high for Breida. After having 11 days to rest his ailing ankle between games, this was as healthy as Breida has looked since Week 3 when he suffered a knee injury only to hurt his ankle in Week 5. Breida dominated the backfield work with Raheem Mostert (arm, I.R.) out of the picture, ceding nine ineffective carries to Alfred Morris. Breida was limping at times in this one but showed way more burst than we've seen from him over the last month or so. He'll now get the Niners' bye to get fully healthy before hosting the Bucs in Week 12.
Nov 12 - 11:36 PM

Nick Mullens completed 27-of-39 passes for 250 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the 49ers' 27-23, Week 10 loss to the Giants.

Things didn't go nearly as swimmingly as they did for Mullens in his NFL debut last week against the Raiders. The league got some tape on him, and the Giants, unlike the Raiders, got some pressure, even though Mullens wasn't sacked. Both of Mullens' interceptions were on tipped balls by LB B.J. Goodson, so they weren't entirely the quarterback's fault. He still was able to move the ball with decent success, but Matt Breida on the ground was the star of the offense in this one. Mullens' score was an 11-yard hookup to Breida, who made a nice grab at the goal line. The Niners head on their bye week and will host the Bucs in Week 12. We'd guess it'll be Mullens again.
Nov 12 - 11:28 PM

49ers declared LB Reuben Foster, S Jaquski Tartt, WR Pierre Garcon, QB Tom Savage, DL Jullian Taylor, OL Erik Magnuson, and OL Shon Coleman inactive for Week 10 against the Giants.

Foster is week to week with a hamstring injury suffered in Week 8.
Nov 12 - 6:50 PM

49ers promoted RB Matt Dayes from the practice squad.

Dayes will operate as the 49ers' No. 4 running back with Raheem Mostert on injured reserve.
Nov 12 - 1:35 PM

George Kittle (chest) was removed from the Week 10 injury report.

The 49ers limited Kittle in practice this week but there was never doubt over his statue. Kittle is our No. 3 ranked tight end for Week 10.
Nov 10 - 5:09 PM

Pierre Garcon (knee) has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Giants.

This was expected after Garcon missed practice all week. Garcon has been battling knee issues for most of the season but this is just his second missed game. The 49ers will go with Kendrick Bourne opposite Marquise Goodwin in two-wide sets. Garcon's absence opens up even more targets for George Kittle.
Nov 10 - 5:07 PM


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