Ellerbe (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Hau'oli Kikaha (ankle) is probable to return, but the Saints won't have any of Ellerbe, David Hawthorne (hamstring) and Ramon Humber (hamstring). Rookie Stephone Anthony is the only viable IDP option from the team's linebacking corps.
Hawthorne did not record a tackle in Thursday's game against the Falcons.
With the return of Dannell Ellerbe to the Saints' lineup, Hawthorne's playing time has dwindled, as he played only three snaps against the Falcons, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. So long as Ellerbe is healthy, Hawthorne is not worth owning in IDP leagues.
Hyde (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Seattle, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
Coming out of a bye week, Hyde won't even travel to Seattle, as the 49ers prefer that he rest up at home. His continued absence will likely allow journeyman Shaun Draughn to get another start, following a 20-touch, 96-yard showing in his 49ers debut. Given that Hyde hasn't played since Week 7 while recovering from a stress fracture, there's no assurance that he'll play again this season. The last-place 49ers don't have much incentive to rush him back.
Antoine Bethea is set to start for the 49ers this season at strong safety with Eric Reid entrenched at free safety. But the former doesn't know who their secondary mates will be and he's expecting quite a battle.
Smelter (knee) is slated to practice this week, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Smelter will remain on the 49ers' Reserve/Non-Football Injury list for now, as the team has a three-week window in which to evaluate whether or not to officially add the wideout to the team's 53-man active roster.