WR Max McCaffrey - San Francisco 49ers

6-2, 201Born: 5-17-1994College: DukeDrafted: ---

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Week 6: at Los Angeles Rams - $

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FBG says: Good matchup. Throughout San Francisco's 4-0 start, head coach Kyle Shannahan's play-calling prowess has been on full display. The 49ers have excelled both on the ground and through the air throughout the first four games of the season. Even when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo hasn't looked like his best self, they still get the job done. On Monday night, Garoppolo clearly did not have his A-Game against the Cleveland Browns, but he still completed 20 of 29 pass attempts for 181 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. Garoppolo spreads the ball to numerous receivers in this offense, as the 49ers regularly rotate up-to five wide receivers in and out of the game, regardless of personnel. Tight end George Kittle is the number-one option through the air on a weekly basis, commanding at least eight targets in three of the first four games this season. Kittle is making a strong case to be considered the league's best tight end this season thanks to both is blocking and receiving abilities. Along the offensive line, the 49ers rank amongst the league's best pass-blocking units. Even in the absence of All-Pro left tackle Joe Staley, who is out due to a leg injury, Justin Skule has stepped in and held his own. The success of this passing attack starts in the trenches with what has been one of the NFL's best offensive lines here in 2019. The Los Angeles Rams' pass defense is exceptionally difficult to rank through the first five games of the season. They opened the season with three straight games against average or below-average quarterbacks, and they dominated during that stretch. In the two most recent games against Jameis Winston and Russell Wilson, the Rams have allowed 653 passing yards and 8 touchdowns. The Rams have the requisite personnel at all three levels of their defense to defend the pass, but the results have been inconsistent. Along the defensive line, Aaron Donald and Dante Fowler, Jr. make up one of the league's best interior and edge-rusher duos. At linebacker, Cory Littleton has established himself as one of the league's premier coverage linebackers. Littleton is consistently tasked with covering opposing running backs and tight ends, and he excels in this job. In the defensive backfield, cornerback Marcus Peters and safety Eric Weddle rank as two of the best players at their respective positions. Aqib Talib's performance through the first five weeks of the season has been worrying, and he's the definitive weak link in this secondary. In summary, Los Angeles' pass defense is filled with talented players at all three levels, but the results have been inconsistent through five games. The 49ers pose the third consecutive matchup against one of the league's most-efficient passing attack for the Rams, and their defense needs to up their game if they want to make up some ground in the NFC West.

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6@ Los Angeles Rams
7@ Washington Redskins
8vs Carolina Panthers
9@ Arizona Cardinals
10vs Seattle Seahawks
11vs Arizona Cardinals
12vs Green Bay Packers
13@ Baltimore Ravens
14@ New Orleans Saints
15vs Atlanta Falcons
16vs Los Angeles Rams
17@ Seattle Seahawks