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QB Jimmy Garoppolo - San Francisco 49ers

6-2, 226Born: 11-2-1991College: Eastern IllinoisDrafted: Round 2, pick 2014

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Garoppolo left the Week 3 game with a knee injury. The team fears a torn ACL

Week 7: vs Los Angeles Rams

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FBG says: Great matchup. C.J. Beathard had what may be his best game yet last week against the Packers on Monday night. Beathard may have only passed for 245 yards, but he had a couple long touchdown passes and was basically having his way with the Packers secondary when not leaning on his backfield. Beathard now has multiple passing touchdowns in every game, but he also has made his fair share of mistakes with seven turnovers in three starts. Marquise Goodwin had a coming out game of his season last week, hauling in four of five targets for 126 yards and two long touchdowns. Finally appearing to be healthy, it was encouraging to see Goodwin flash the explosiveness we came to expect last season. George Kittle had a down game last week now that Goodwin has come back into the picture, but he remains involved as he had equal targets as Goodwin but just could not get loose downfield. Pierre Garcon remains a fringe option in this offense. The Rams secondary struggled for the third straight game as they allowed Case Keenum to rack up over 300 yards, albeit most of which came in garbage time. The Rams cornerbacks allowed a few big plays to the outside receivers while letting Emmanuel Sanders have his way from the slot. They have now allowed multiple passing touchdowns in four straight games, giving up the second-most fantasy points per game in PPR formats to opposing wide receivers over that span. Both Marcus Peters and Troy Hill have struggled on the outside, with Hill allowing three of every four balls thrown his way to be caught with over 3.5 yards allowed per route covered. The Rams defensive line, however, has been quite effective against opposing quarterbacks despite racking up only a dozen sacks. They lead the league in pressures since Week 4, with Aaron Donald being a big part of that as he finished with 11 pressures last week. The 49ers have a stout offensive line that appears to be back to full health though, so they will have a good chance at fending of this fierce Rams pass rush. Both Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garcon look to have positive matchups here, especially when lined up against Hill who has really struggled in relief of Aqib Talib.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 at KC 67 20 30 251 2 0 3 23 0 0 19.85

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Jimmy Garoppolo's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 3 vs KC (20 / 30 / 251 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 23 / 0 rush)

Garoppolo's out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, so it seems silly to nitpick his performance. This may sound obvious, but one thing to watch out for when he comes back in 2019 is his mobility -- inside the pocket. Over the past two games, against less than ferocious pass rushes, he's taken several sacks due to standing like a statue in the pocket. These were coverage sacks more so than blown blocks, but Garoppolo simply didn't move. With a reconstructed knee, he figures to move even less (if there's something less than not moving at all).

2018 Week 2 vs DET (18 / 26 / 206 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 4 / 0 rush)

Two factors limited Garoppolo's fantasy scoring in this game. First, San Francisco's wide receivers weren't able to consistently defeat Detroit's man-to-man coverage, which they played on the vast majority of pass plays. This, not being overwhelmed by the pass rush, is why Garoppolo scrambled, was sacked, or threw the ball away on over one-quarter of his dropbacks (8 of 34). Second, every game seems to see one or two instances of throwing high and inside on quick, in-breaking routes across the middle of the field. Against Detroit, this mistake popping up turned a potential long catch-and-run by George Kittle into an incompletion. Of course, he hit that same type of throw on Garrett Celek's touchdown, so it's simply a detail in his game that he needs to clean up. Far more egregious was his errant pass to Matt Breida in the left flat on 3rd-and-2 late in the fourth quarter that would have given away the game via pick-six if not for getting saved by a defensive holding penalty far away from the play. That's a mistake he simply cannot make.

2018 Week 1 vs MIN (15 / 33 / 261 / 1 / 3 pass, 2 / 6 / 0 rush)

Garoppolo had a mixed performance. Not the kind of mixed performance that various 49ers quarterbacks have been described as in this space in previous years. It was higher variance, if you will. Garoppolo took shots when the situation warranted it and generally found his receivers to fail him. George Kittle dropped a wide-open, over-the-shoulder pass that would have at least gained 30 yards. Pierre Garcon dropped a touchdown pass. That said, he did benefit from a spectacular touchdown catch by Dante Pettis. And he also continued the trend from preseason wherein he threw high and inside to in-breaking receivers. Two of his three interceptions were of this variety, including Minnesota's pick-six to extend their lead to 17-3.


Latest News

49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo should have smooth rehab process (Sun Oct 7, 10:38 AM) - San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) is expected to have a relatively obstacle-free rehab process following surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to a source. The ACL was the only thing that needed to be repaired even though additional minor damage was discovered in the knee.

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49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo hopeful for OTAs (Fri Oct 5, 09:20 PM) - San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo's (knee) surgery went 'as good as it could've,' according to head coach Kyle Shanahan, and Shanahan is hopeful that Garoppolo can participate in OTAs in some capacity.

Our View: That's cool and all but we'd recommend the team easing him back into action. Expect the 49ers to treat Garoppolo like the Eagles treated Carson Wentz this offseason -- slow and steady is the way to go.
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