We scour the news around the NFL to bring you what matters most to you and your dynasty team: the most current news on players, both superstars and the relative unknowns, and analysis to decipher the respective situations. These are many of the major stories and not meant to be an exhaustive look at all the recent happenings around the league.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has not played well this season. After leaving the Week-8 contest, Garoppolo’s Thursday night availability was in question. Monday afternoon, Adam Schefter tweeted, “49ers’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be sidelined indefinitely with his high ankle sprain, source tells ESPN. 49ers feel he needs time to rest an injury that has bothered him since Week 2. Nick Mullens took over for Garoppolo on Sunday.” Schefter later tweeted that Garoppolo is expected to miss a minimum of six weeks. Given the way Mullens struggled when starting earlier this season, rostering C.J. Beathard would be a strong move in SuperFlex and Two-Quarterback leagues. As for Garoppolo’s long-term future, Jennifer Lee Chan had a quote from 49ers great, Steve Young, “I just don’t know how Jimmy ends up being the quarterback for the 49ers next year.” This is a team that could use Cam Newton or another veteran next year as San Francisco will finish with too good of a record for one of the top passers in the 2021 NFL Draft.
With the hand and thumb injuries, Gardner Minshew is expected to miss this week’s game. As the team is circling the drain, expect the Jacksonville coaching staff to go with Jake Luton, the youngster from Oregon State, over veteran Mike Glennon. Beat reporter Hays Carlyon captured a quote from the coach, “#Jaguars coach Doug Marrone says Jake Luton has a high ceiling and ‘we might as well see what we have.’" This is a team looking at what it has at quarterback to confirm that there are no viable long-term options on the roster, thus needing to draft a quarterback with what appears to be a high first-round pick.