QB Jimmy Garoppolo - San Francisco 49ers

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

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 21): Garoppolo played in a quagmire Week 7, so we can't hold his fantasy result against him. He still has matchups left against Arizona (x2), Seattle, and Atlanta, so he can help quarterback streamers.

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Recent Stats and Projections

5 vs CLE 76 20 29 181 2 0 4 -3 0 0 15.75
6 at LAR 78 24 33 243 0 1 5 4 1 1 16.55
7 at WAS 64 12 21 151 0 1 4 20 0 0 7.55
8 vs CAR PROJ-Dodds * 21 32 * * * 3 * * * *
8 vs CAR PROJ-Tremblay * 21 32 * * * 3 * * * *

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

2019 Week 7 vs WAS (12 / 21 / 151 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 20 / 0 rush)

Playing in a morass isn't conducive to fantasy output, but Garoppolo missed a couple of big opportunities nevertheless, mainly due to not adjusting properly for the wind. Going against the wind during the second and third quarter, Garoppolo a) floated a near-interception to George Kittle across the middle; b) tossed a softball to Kendrick Bourne on a quick slant that was also nearly intercepted; and c) threw an actual interception on an underthrown deep pass to Dante Pettis, who was wide open. Perhaps then it was overcompensation for wind when, in the fourth quarter, Garoppolo underthrew another deep touchdown -- this time to Bourne -- despite having a stiff breeze at his back. All of the above said, Garoppolo did move the chains via the pass when the 49ers absolutely needed it (usually to Kittle). He also used his legs more than usual, running for two first downs, and performing a Houdini-like sack escape early in the second quarter.

2019 Week 6 vs LAR (24 / 33 / 243 / 0 / 1 pass, 5 / 4 / 1 rush)

Garoppolo played well despite constantly being under pressure from the Rams pass rush. His passing stats would have been much more impressive if not for Marquise Goodwin dropping a wide open deep touchdown and Tevin Coleman dropping a wide open goal line touchdown. That said, both throws were perfect examples of the "general vs. pinpoint accuracy" phenomenon that's been getting chronicled in these recaps all season. Both were thrown accurately enough for Goodwin and Coleman to make the catches, but at the same time required them to make a pair of physically awkard catch attempts rather than ones in stride. Arguably, these two throws were as bad or worse than his red zone interception, as that one was more of a bad decision than a bad pass. Also concerning with respect to situational awareness, he lost a fumble midway through the fourth quarter due to lackadaisical ball security, thereby giving the Rams life when they were pretty much dead.

2019 Week 5 vs CLE (20 / 29 / 181 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / -3 / 0 rush)

With a clear run-based game plan that found success early and often, Garoppolo wasn't tested much in this game. From a game film perspective, he did show improvement on a couple of things that have been mentioned in this space previously. First, as evidenced on both Matt Breida's receiving touchdown and Dante Pettis' dropped would-be touchdown, Garoppolo displayed pinpoint accuracy on in-breaking routes that he's been throwing behind receivers all season. Second, the risks he took throwing into coverage were far less risky than in previous weeks. No lofting it into triple coverage off his back foot; no throwing late and high across the middle; and so on.

2019 Week 3 vs PIT (23 / 32 / 277 / 1 / 2 pass, 6 / 3 / 0 rush)

Garoppolo played a better game than the box score would have one believe. Both of his interceptions were on tipped balls. The absence of left tackle Joe Staley led to more pressure than he usually receives, but Garoppolo handled it with aplomb, repeatedly escaping sacks. He would have thrown for over 300 yards if not for a Deebo Samuel drop deep downfield in the third quarter.

2019 Week 2 vs CIN (17 / 25 / 297 / 3 / 1 pass, 4 / 8 / 0 rush)

Garoppolo's stats may have rebounded back to above-average against Cincinnati, but his non-box score performance did not. He can thank Kyle Shanahan's play design and play-calling for many of his long gainers, what with 49ers receivers running wide-open all over the field, and Bengals tacklers repeatedly engaging in defensive indifference. He also repeated many of his Week 1 mistakes, i.e., throwing behind receivers rather than hitting them in stride, as well as making incredibly ill-advised throws into double-(or triple-) coverage. Throwing for 297/3/1 was just about the floor of what Cincinnati offered up for the taking.

2019 Week 1 vs TB (18 / 27 / 166 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)

Garoppolo's pick six may have been more of a great defensive play than a bad throw, but there were still plenty of bad throws to go around. Matt Waldman likes to distinguish between general accuracy and pinpoint accuracy. Garoppolo completely missed a couple times, but the vast majority of his errant throws were examples of pinpoint inaccuracy. No fewer than five times, Garoppolo had a situation in which throwing to his receiver in stride would have led to huge yardage, but he threw it to either the back hip or the back shoulder. One of the only times -- if not the only time -- he did not mess this up, he hit Richie James in stride deep downfield for a 39-yard touchdown.


Latest News

49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo quiet in Week 7 (Sun Oct 20, 03:49 PM) - San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo went 12-for-21 for 151 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception against the Washington Redskins in Week 7. He also rushed for 20 yards on four carries during the game.

Our View: Garoppolo did as well as could be expected in swampy conditions and a driving rain. He will face a tough and rested Carolina pass rush next week.
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