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  49ers | Jarryd Hayne has not made team yet    Wed Sep 2, 07:07 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Jarryd Hayne has not secured a spot on the final 53-man roster at this point, according to head coach Jim Tomsula.

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  49ers | Tramaine Brock should be ready    Wed Sep 2, 02:03 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring) is entrenched as the starter at cornerback and should be ready Week 1.

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  49ers | Chuck Jacobs waived    Mon Aug 31, 04:31 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Chuck Jacobs was waived Monday, Aug. 31.

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  49ers | Roster moves made    Mon Aug 31, 03:27 PM

San Francisco 49ers WRs Mario Hull and Nigel King and PK Corey Acosta were waived Monday, Aug. 31.

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  49ers | DeAndre Smelter will start on NFI    Mon Aug 31, 03:14 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR DeAndre Smelter (knee) will begin the regular season on the Non-Football Injury list as he continues to rehabilitate his knee, according to a source.

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  49ers | Kendall Hunter may play Saturday    Thu Aug 27, 10:52 AM

San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) may make his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 29. Hunter received the first carry in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Footballguys view: Hunter reportedly had a great offseason despite the surgery, but not being on the field makes it even harder to gain any ground on Carlos Hyde or Reggie Bush. Still with Bush's age, he is likely going to hold a roster spot and sub Bush in third down situations. We wouldn't recommend him on a fantasy roster, but he's worth keeping on speed dial if Bush gets hurt.

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  49ers | Vance McDonald sits out    Wed Aug 26, 05:16 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, but his injury is not believed to be serious.

Footballguys view: The 49ers are in Denver to hold joint practices with the Broncos. McDonald likely will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, and his status for the final preseason game is uncertain.

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  49ers | Michael Wilhoite will return    Mon Aug 24, 04:13 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB Michael Wilhoite (leg) will return to practice this week, according to head coach Jim Tomsula.

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  49ers | Bruce Ellington to return    Mon Aug 24, 04:03 PM

San Francisco 49ers WRs Bruce Ellington (leg) will return to practice this week, according to head coach Jim Tomsula. Ellington has been dealing with a muscle strain in his leg.

Footballguys view: Ellington has been out of action since August 4th. This injury has put him behind in the battle for the team's WR3. His main competition for that spot is Quinton Patton.

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  49ers | Bruce Ellington remains out    Fri Aug 21, 05:29 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Bruce Ellington (leg) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 21.

Footballguys view: Ellington scored twice before getting hurt in Week 16 last year, and can't seem to get healthy in the offseason or preseason. He's squandering a chance to be the team's #3 receiver entering the season.

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  49ers | Jarryd Hayne looking to make team    Fri Aug 21, 05:09 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Jarryd Hayne rushed for 63 yards in the first preseason game and showed confidence and a solid athletic ability during his runs. Hayne also recorded 57 yards on punt returns during the game, which could help his chance to make the roster.

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  49ers | Quinton Patton given opportunity    Thu Aug 20, 12:00 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Quinton Patton is being given every opportunity to win the No. 3 receiver spot.

Footballguys view: Jerome Simpson's suspension and Bruce Ellington's injury have opened the door for Patton, who is somewhat limited as a receiver. The #3 in this offense isn't going to be fantasy relevant, so this only a note for deep dynasty players.

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  49ers | Jerome Simpson suspended    Tue Aug 18, 04:34 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Jerome Simpson has been suspended for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

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  49ers | Short night for Colin Kaepernick     Sat Aug 15, 11:57 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick played one series, completing one of his three pass attempts for 14 yards in a preseason game against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 15.

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  49ers | Vernon Davis, others won't play    Sat Aug 15, 06:29 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis won't play Saturday, Aug. 15, against the Houston Texans.

Footballguys view: We're curious to see what the future holds for Davis. He was the 2nd-best fantasy TE in 2013, largely because of his 13 receiving touchdowns. He fell off last year, finishing with just two scoring grabs on 26 catches (ranking 36th for fantasy tight ends). He's seen much less work in the red zone, and Davis may be asked to block more for a team that's going to have a run-heavy offense. We're not taking a flier on Davis to bounce back.

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  49ers | Nick Bellore to be cleared soon    Sat Aug 15, 04:46 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB Nick Bellore (illness) is expected to be activated off the non-football injury list in the middle of the coming week.

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  49ers | Reggie Bush the top returner    Thu Aug 13, 06:48 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush is listed as the top kick and punt returner in San Francisco's first released depth chart. Head coach Jim Tomsula Bush has the skill to succeed in the return game and that he wants to do it.

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  49ers | Blaine Gabbert receiving praise    Thu Aug 13, 05:25 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert has received plenty of praise from head coach Jim Tomsula. 'I'm a believer in Blaine Gabbert. I am, just point blank,' Tomsula said. 'We're building a team, in terms of the on-the-field play and the team - Blaine Gabbert, that's a beautiful piece.' Gabbert was the 49ers backup quarterback last year and only saw action in the fourth quarter in one game.

Footballguys view: We're glad that Tomsula is, but fantasy owners should not be. We'd be shocked if Gabbert ever played significant snaps (and produced at a high level) in the NFL.

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  49ers | Bruce Ellington won't play Saturday    Thu Aug 13, 04:40 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Bruce Ellington (leg) will not play Saturday, Aug. 15, against the Houston Texans as he continues to rehabilitate a leg muscle strain.

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  49ers | Reggie Bush sitting Saturday    Thu Aug 13, 04:28 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush will not play in the preseason opener against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 15. Head coach Jim Tomsula said Bush isn't playing because he doesn't need to see him play.

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  49ers | Torrey Smith ready to contribute    Wed Aug 12, 06:54 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith is still working with QB Colin Kaepernick on more timely passes on deep routes. WR Anquand Boldin said Smith's speed has been an adjustment for Kaepernick and that the young quarterback is still learning how to throw to the speedy Smith.

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  49ers | Reggie Bush flashes receiving skills    Tue Aug 11, 11:36 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush caught three passes out of the backfield during 11-on-11 drills Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Footballguys view: This is not news, Bush is a fantastic receiving threat out of the backfield. He should serve as their primary pass-catcher at the running back position. Fantasy owners should consider Bush a RB4 in PPR leagues.

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  49ers | Carlos Hyde dropping passes in practice    Tue Aug 11, 11:27 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde dropped a couple passes during practice Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Footballguys view: Let Reggie Bush catch passes. Let Hyde be the banger on the first two downs for the 49ers. The math is pretty simple here.

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  49ers | NaVorro Bowman will play Saturday    Tue Aug 11, 07:29 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) will play Saturday, Aug. 15, against the Houston Texans, according to head coach Jim Tomsula. Bowman hasn't played since the 2014 NFC Championship game.

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  49ers | Blaine Gabbert praises coaching staff    Tue Aug 11, 06:58 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert praised offensive coordinator Geep Chryst and quarterbacks coach Steve Logan Tuesday, Aug. 11, for the way they've been communicating with the quarterbacks while in the huddle.

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  49ers | Aldon Smith to be cut    Fri Aug 7, 02:32 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith will be released.

Footballguys view: Only Navorro Bowman and Ahmad Brooks are left from the Super Bowl XLVII defense. The 49ers are a shell of the team rivaled the Seahawks for NFC dominance in 2012 and 2013. We hope Smith can get the help he needs and put football aside until he's in a healthy place.

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  49ers | SF wants to keep Vernon Davis    Thu Aug 6, 07:43 AM

San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis and the team may talk about a contract extension prior to Davis hitting free agency in 2016. Davis will make $4.35 million this season.

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  49ers | Nigel King signs    Wed Aug 5, 07:51 PM

Free-agent WR Nigel King (Dolphins) signed with the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, Aug. 5.

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  49ers | Nick Moody plans to remain a starter    Tue Aug 4, 06:40 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB Nick Moody has taken over for LB Michael Wilhoite (leg) remains sidelined with a muscle strain. Moody has been working alongside LB NaVorro Bowman during the first three days of training camp, and he believes he now has the experience to open the regular season as a starter.

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  49ers | Colin Kaepernick inconsistent    Sun Aug 2, 11:46 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick started training camp sharp but made mistakes later in the day Sunday, Aug. 2.

Footballguys view: I know you're all shocked from the headline. In all seriousness, Kaepernick's biggest problem is consistency. He is not going to revolutionize the quarterback position, and he could struggle to make the fantasy impact some are expecting in 2015. Add him as a QB2 with upside. His current ADP is QB18 (12.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  49ers | Reggie Bush being rested    Sun Aug 2, 11:36 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush was held out of training camp for the second day in a row Sunday, Aug. 2. 'I'm not going to wait to see Reggie tired and (then) give him a break,' head coach Jim Tomsula said. 'He's been doing this for a long time. Our goal is to not get Reggie tired. He's in shape.'

Footballguys view: The veteran is going to work as a change-of-pace back behind Carlos Hyde this year. He could be in line to catch a lot of dump passes from Colin Kaepernick this season. In PPR leagues, we see Bush as a RB4.

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  49ers | Bruce Ellington impresses in camp    Sun Aug 2, 11:27 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Bruce Ellington was impressive as the No. 3 receiver during training camp Sunday, Aug. 2, catching a long touchdown from QB Colin Kaepernick and adding an acrobatic catch down the sidelines.

Footballguys view: Ellington has the speed to get on top of the defense. He's a big play waiting to happen, and there could be at least a gadget role for him this season. Ellington can also be used as a return man because of his quickness and agility.

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  49ers | Colin Kaepernick improving throws    Sat Aug 1, 01:51 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has impressed his teammates this offseason by improving the touch on his passes. FS Eric Reid said he's optimistic about how Kaepernick will do this year, especially with the touch he's seen on deep throws.

Footballguys view: If Kaepernick wants to take the next step as a pro quarterback, he's got to get better as a passer. We're glad that Reid is impressed, but we'll believe it when we see it--especially under pressure. With so many losses on both sides of the ball, the 49ers offense isn't one we're investing a lot in.

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  49ers | NaVorro Bowman will practice    Sat Aug 1, 10:07 AM

San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) passed his conditioning test Friday, July 31, and will be able to participate in practice Aug. 1. Bowman will wear a brace during practice to protect his surgically repaired knee.

Footballguys view: Bowman missed all of the 2014 season due to multiple knee problems, so the team will have to be incredibly cautious with him as he returns to the field this year. He's wearing a bulky brace, and earlier reports indicate that the knee is inconsistent in how it feels. It would be a shock to see him return to All-Pro form his first year back.

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  49ers | Daniel Kilgore to miss some time    Sat Aug 1, 10:06 AM

San Francisco 49ers C Daniel Kilgore (ankle) will miss at least the first half of training camp because he underwent ankle surgery in June.

Footballguys view: Kilgore has been banged up quite a bit over the last year. He broke his left leg in Week 7 last year, and now this ankle problem which required surgery.

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  49ers | Carlos Hyde update    Wed Jul 29, 11:11 AM

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde is not believed to be injured and shouldn't be on the non-football injury list for long.

Footballguys view: Hyde suffered a calf injury during spring drills, but it's not expected to be an issue. We should see him activated from the NFI list in the near future. With Frank Gore gone to the Colts, Hyde is the lead back for the 49ers this year and a low-end RB2 for fantasy owners.

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  49ers | Two players cleared to practice    Tue Jul 28, 06:33 PM

San Francisco 49ers DT Darnell Dockett (knee) and SS Jimmie Ward (foot) have been cleared to practice.

Footballguys view: Dockett missed all of last season for the Cardinals as he tore his ACL last August. The 49ers should ease the aging pass-rusher back into action. He should work as a part-time player when healthy. Ward flashed as a rookie last year before going down in the second half of 2014. He'll likely work as a nickel corner this year, but he's still got the upside to be a quality starter on the outside someday.

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  49ers | Daniel Kilgore placed on PUP    Tue Jul 28, 05:57 PM

San Francisco 49ers C Daniel Kilgore (leg) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 28.


  49ers | More players added to NFI list    Tue Jul 28, 05:51 PM

San Francisco 49ers OG Trenton Brown (undisclosed), LB Aaron Lynch (undisclosed) and WR DeAndre Smelter (knee) were placed on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 28.

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  49ers | Carlos Hyde placed on PUP list    Tue Jul 28, 05:14 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 28.

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  49ers | Daniel Kilgore expected to be ready    Wed Jul 22, 12:28 PM

San Francisco 49ers C Daniel Kilgore (leg) is expected to be ready for the regular season after he suffered a broken leg last season.

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  49ers | Bruce Ellington looking ready    Tue Jul 21, 09:40 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Bruce Ellington (hamstring) sat out most of the 2014 season due to injury but a video posted to his Instagram account Tuesday, July 21, makes it seems he's ready to go for the 2015 season.

Footballguys view: YouTube scouting is bad enough, so we're not going to make any determinations about Ellington based off of Instagram, Vine, Periscope, etc. Yes, it looks like he's ready but the preseason will tell the tale. Ellington has speed, but he's also on an offense with a quarterback who has not yet proven he can work through progressions quickly and make good decisions with the football.

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  49ers | Colin Kaepernick excited about changes    Sun Jul 12, 08:27 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said he is excited about the upcoming season and believes all the changes this offseason have been for the better. 'I feel very confident in our team,' Kaepernick said. 'I feel people are writing us off, but for us, that's all right.'

Footballguys view: The changes in San Francisco this offseason are too numerous to count...and some of them seemed ominous for the outlook of the franchise. Moving on from former head coach Jim Harbaugh will come with some growing pains, and fantasy owners need to recognize how things will be different for the 49ers in 2015. Kaepernick has a ton of raw talent, but he's not developed into the passer some thought (hoped) he could be. Scrambling quarterbacks can be fine fantasy assets, so adding Kaepernick as a QB2 could pay off. His current ADP is QB19 (12.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  49ers | DeAndre Smelter expected to start on NFI list    Fri Jul 10, 03:08 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR DeAndre Smelter (knee) is expected to begin training camp on the Non-Football Injury list, but the team believes he could be activated at some point during camp. Smelter is working his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Footballguys view: Smelter won't have a big opportunity this year with Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith starting, but Boldin might not be around after this year, and the size/speed freak from Georgia Tech would be poised to compete to start in 2016. If he is active Week 1, that will be a huge win for Smelter in his recovery.

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  49ers | Carlos Hyde tough to bring down    Fri Jul 10, 12:23 AM

San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde forced missed tackles on 30.1% of his 83 carries last season, putting him just below Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's rate of 31.4%.

Footballguys view: Hyde is a talented enough back to be a quality fantasy play if he is on a team that can control game scripts and feed him carries, but this 49ers team does not seem to be the group to do that. Reggie Bush will soak up passing down work, leaving Hyde as a matchup RB2/Flex who is going too high in drafts on the promise of a breakout year.

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  49ers | Offense going to be faster    Sat Jun 27, 04:46 PM

Joe Fann, from 49ers.com, notes the 49ers offense is going to use a faster tempo in 2015. "It's definitely a fast tempo. We're trying to get a lot faster than last year as far as getting to the line. ... As far as the system, it's very similar to what we've run in past years. Some of the terminology is a bit different but there's still familiarity with past years." - wide receiver Anquan Boldin on the 49ers new-look, uptempo offense.

Footballguys view: The 49ers played 1009 snaps last year, a mark that ranked 20th in the NFL in 2014. The league average last year was 1,024, and the league high was 1,127 snaps by (not surprisingly) the Philadelphia Eagles. We have serious questions about the 49ers this year...on both sides of the ball. We'll see if QB Colin Kaepernick can perform better as a passer in 2015. His play will feed the energy for the rest of the offense.

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  49ers | Carlos Hyde sheds weight    Thu Jun 25, 02:31 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde has shed about 10 pounds from last year's playing weight, which should add to his deceptively light feet and cutting ability. The team is installing zone-blocking concepts, which worked well for Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris when offensive line coach Chris Foerster was in Washington.

Footballguys view: Getting rid of bad weight is good for Hyde. He's a powerful runner who can be tough to bring down with a head of steam. We'll see if he works well in the zone-blocking scheme which requires RBs to be decisive with the rock. He's got a current ADP of RB22 (4.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  49ers | Quinton Patton will have opportunity    Sat Jun 20, 01:32 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Quinton Patton has been flashy this offseason and will have a real opportunity to prove himself this year, according to wide receivers coach Ronald Curry.

Footballguys view: He's had a disappointing career up to this point with only six catches in two years. Patton had been buried on the depth chart and has only appeared in 10 games. He's a fine route-runner with the ability to gain separation after the break. Patton will compete with Bruce Ellington and Jerome Simpson for the team's WR3 job.

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  49ers | Jarryd Hayne had surgery    Fri Jun 19, 07:12 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Jarryd Hayne (foot) recently underwent minor surgery on his left foot to remove a cyst. Hayne said his foot would remain bandaged for 12 days.

Footballguys view: Hayne is the Australian rugby star who is trying to make it in the NFL. He's been criticized on offense as he doesn't run with proper pad level. If Hayne wants to make the team, he'll have to do it with his special teams ability.

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  49ers | Darius Davis waived    Tue Jun 16, 05:01 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Darius Davis was waived Tuesday, June 16.

Footballguys view: Davis was added as an undrafted free agent earlier this year. The Henderson State product might have a difficult time latching on with another team. He's got good run-after-the-catch ability and is tough to bring down with the ball in his hands. His speed, quickness and route-running ability need a lot of work if he's going to stick i the pros.

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