With Dez Bryant (knee) sidelined, Bethea was used closer to the line of scrimmage and it resulted in a season-high in tackles. He has turned in alternating strong and weak tackle totals through four games, combining for 28 tackles and an interception, which is strong production from a safety. If Carson Palmer (concussion) does not play this Thursday, then you can expect similar usage from Bethea as the 49ers try to combat David Johnson's heavy usage.
Bethea racked up nine tackles (eight solo) and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.
Bethea was all over the field Sunday, filling up the stat sheet for his IDP owners. It is a nice step up from his four-tackle performance in Week 1. The veteran safety is only two seasons removed from a streak of four consecutive 100-plus tackle campaigns. With good health and Chip Kelly's uptempo offense, he could hit the century mark for the first time since joining the 49ers.
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.
Strong safety Jaquiski Tartt is listed as the starting strong safety for the San Francisco 49ers heading into Sunday against St. Louis.
With news of Antoine Bethea (pectoral) being placed on season-ending IR, the San Francisco 49ers will call on their second round pick from this year's draft to start at safety. Tartt has the size and athleticism to play the position. He is more known for his big-hit ability rather than his coverage, so it would be safe to assume that he will be a modest source of tackles, rather than interceptions while he is starting.
|Bye: Week 8|
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|12||11/27/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
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|16||12/24/16||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||86||72.0||14||1||4||71||17.8||49||1||10|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||7||44||32.0||12||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||6||38||35.0||3||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||3|
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|2016||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
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