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  • QB
    • Colin
    • Kaepernick
    • #7 | Height/Weight: 6-4/230
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    QB
    • Tom
    • Brady
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    Offensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    360.1
    425.7
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    198.5
    285.8
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    161.5
    139.9
    Points Per Game
    24.3
    36.3
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    36.1
    52.5
    Time of
    Possession
    30:55
    30:38
    49ers
    Patriots

    Defensive Matchup

    Total Yards
    Per Game
    275.5
    376.3
    Passing Yards
    Per Game
    184.7
    275.5
    Rushing Yards
    Per Game
    90.8
    100.8
    Points Per Game
    14.2
    21.1
    Third Down
    Conversion %
    31.4
    41.7
    49ers
    Patriots
  • San Francisco Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    07/11/16LBAhmad BrooksUndisclosedPROBABLEBrooks (undisclosed) has only been participating in walk-throughs during 49ers' OTAs, CSN Bay Area reports.

    49ers defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil wouldn't disclose the nature of Brooks' injury, but said that he is "hoping that we can get something out of him by the end of spring." It doesn't sound like the injury is serious, and we will update his status as soon as more information is provided by the team.

    (Updated 05/26/2016)
    07/11/16DLGlenn DorseyKneeQUESTIONABLEGM Trent Baalke claims Dorsey is making "very good progress" in his recovery from an ACL tear, Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Regarding Dorsey's availability for Week 1, Baalke went on to say, "I'm never going to give a definitive [answer] because I don't know. He could always have a setback coming up. But right now he's making progress, he looks good, his mind's in a great place, and ready to roll."

    Despite this endorsement of health, Dorsey is almost certainly slated for the PUP list to start training camp. However, he won't necessarily begin the season there. Dorsey suffered the torn ACL last season against the Seahawks on Nov. 22, and although occurring late in the season, he could certainly be "ready to roll" come opening day. Comparatively, DT Geno Atkins suffered an ACL tear in Week 9 of the 2013 season, and was good to go for Week 1 of 2014.

    (Updated 05/05/2016)
    07/11/16RBShaun DraughnKneePROBABLEDraughn has signed a one-year deal to remain with the 49ers, ESPN.com reports.

    Draughn, who missed the final two games of the 2015 season with a knee injury, is thus slated to remain part of the 49ers' backfield in 2016, serving as a complement/depth option behind presumed top back Carlos Hyde.

    (Updated 03/02/2016)
    07/11/16DLIan WilliamsAnkleQUESTIONABLEWilliams' contract with the 49ers has been reworked into a one-year deal worth up to $6 million due to the uncertainty surrounding his availability for the beginning of the upcoming season, CSN Bay Area reports.

    Williams initially agreed to a reported five-year, $27.5 million contract with the 49ers following a career year last season, but after he couldn't pass a team physical due to multiple offseason ankle surgeries, Williams contract was reworked into a one-year deal. A player that's had numerous procedures to his left leg during his pro career, Williams' status for the start of the 2016 is in question following his latest operations, leaving the 49ers in need of some depth up front in case he's unavailable.

    (Updated 03/21/2016)
    05/18/16QBColin KaepernickLeft shoulderPROBABLEKaepernick received clearance from the Colorado doctor that performed his shoulder surgery in November, but the 49ers' medical staff must still clear him for training camp, which kicks off Sunday, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.

    In a two-month span, Kaepernick underwent procedures on a torn labrum in his left shoulder and ligament tear in his right thumb, as well as a scope on his left knee, but the first surgery was the one that limited his reps in the offseason program. As a result, Blaine Gabbert currently has a leg up in the competition for starting QB, which will begin in earnest this weekend. Considering Kaepernick's noted mobility would be an asset in new head coach Chip Kelly's system, his ability to take the practice field immediately will aid in his quest for the top gig.

    (Updated 07/26/2016)
    04/27/16DBAntoine BetheaShoulderPROBABLEBethea (pectoral) is back at full strength and expected to start the season at strong safety, CSN Bay Area reports.

    Bethea suffered a torn pectoral muscle and missed the final eight games of the season in 2015. He didn't have a spectacular campaign (44 tackles, zero interceptions), but he has the potential to put up solid IDP numbers playing on a Chip Kelly defense that is asked to be on the field for a high number of snaps.

    (Updated 06/03/2016)
    New England Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    07/11/16TEMichael WilliamsKneeOUTWilliams tore his left ACL during Wednesday's practice and he'll likely be placed on Injured Reserve, Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports.

    As expected, Williams' injury was a serious one as he was seen on crutches Thursday awaiting the unfortunate results. This ensures Clay Harbor's spot as the No. 3 option at tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett heading into the 2016 season, as Williams enters a long road to recovery.

    (Updated 06/09/2016)
    04/27/16QBTom BradySuspensionSUSPENDWith Brady in line to serve a four-game suspension to start the season, coach Bill Belichick acknowledged Wednesday that now that the team finally has "some definition with Tom's situation...our priority now is to get Jimmy (Garoppolo) ready for the start of the season," ESPN.com reports.

    As training camp progresses, both Brady and Garoppolo, as well as rookie Jacoby Brissett to a lesser degree, will see their share of practice reps. Per Belichick, "Tom will return as the starting quarterback when he comes back, but in the meantime, we have to prioritize the first part of our schedule, and that will be to get Jimmy ready to go." Garoppolo is thus slated to start the first four games of the coming season for the Patriots, while Brady will be eligible to return to action in Week 5 against the Browns.

    (Updated 07/27/2016)
 
 
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