San Francisco 49ers

Stadium: Levi's Stadium | Coach: Kyle Shanahan
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense31st126.2 (4th)181.9 (32nd)
Defense32nd165.9 (32nd)240.5 (14th)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
01/26/17DLArik ArmsteadShoulderQUESTIONABLEArmstead (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

The move comes as a way to free up a roster spot for defensive tackle Chris Jones. Armstead finishes his season with 21 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and one forced fumble in eight games, including four starts. Rookie DeForest Buckner could now see an expanded role with Armstead out the remainder of the season.

(Updated 11/08/2016)
01/26/17LBRay-Ray ArmstrongPectoralQUESTIONABLEArmstrong collected four tackles (three solo) and an interception in Monday's win over the Rams.

Armstrong co-started at middle linebacker with Gerald Hodges with the latter receiving more snaps on early downs (41 for Armstrong and 19 for Hodges). The interception bolstered what would have been a pedestrian tackle total. If the two linebackers continue to split snaps, then neither will see enough opportunities to rack up enough tackles next to NaVorro Bowman to become relevant in IDP leagues.

(Updated 09/13/2016)
01/26/17TEBlake BellShoulderQUESTIONABLEBell (shoulder) was placed on IR Tuesday, Cam Inman of Mercury News reports.

This announcement comes as no surprise after the 49ers announced that Bell was not going to play for the remainder of the season. Je'Rom Hamm and Garrett Celek are left as the only tight ends on San Francisco's active roster.

(Updated 12/20/2016)
01/26/17LBNick BelloreElbowQUESTIONABLEBellore (elbow) finished the year with 83 tackles, a sack, a pick and a forced fumble in 14 games prior to being placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Bellore spent the majority of his six-year career as a special teams ace, but injuries created an opportunity for him to start. He ran with the opportunity, posting tackle totals that put him on the IDP map. The 27-year-old is set to hit free agency coming off of career-high marks, but his lack of coverage skills will likely land him back in a special team's role.

(Updated 01/04/2017)
01/26/17LBNaVorro BowmanAchillesQUESTIONABLEBowman (Achilles) is making good progress through his rehab but still doesn't have a timetable set for his return to full activity, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

Bowman is currently working his way back from a torn left Achilles suffered in Week 4 against the Cowboys. That setback came after he suffered a horrible left knee injury during the 2014 NFL Championship, giving Bowman perspective for his rehab. According to the 28-year-old, his latest injury hurdle is far easier to approach than his knee rehab was, and although he's yet to receive a timetable, Bowman is confident he'll be back performing at a high level once healthy.

(Updated 02/13/2017)
01/26/17DBChris DavisKneeQUESTIONABLEDavis (knee) was moved to injured reserve on Monday.

Davis was carted off the field during the Niners' game against the Cardinals on Thursday and did not return. The specifics of his injury are unclear, however. JaCorey Shepherd was signed to take his place on the active roster.

(Updated 10/10/2016)
01/26/17WRBruce EllingtonHamstringQUESTIONABLEFree-agent acquisition Marquise Goodwin could compete with Ellington (hamstring) and Jeremy Kerley for playing time in the slot, CSN Bay Area reports.

Ellington entered 2016 with a shot to emerge as a crucial part of the San Francisco passing game out of the slot, but a hamstring injury landed him on injured reserve prior to Week 1. Kerley joined the team shortly thereafter and ended up leading the 49ers in catches (64), receiving yards (667) and targets (115) while primarily working from the slot. Despite his large role last season, Kerley's inefficient production on a per-target basis could leave the slot job open for competition heading into the offseason program. If so, Ellington and Marquise Goodwin could both make a push, though the latter actually may be ticketed for an outside role. Pierre Garcon is locked in as one of the outside starters, with Goodwin, Aldrick Robinson and Aaron Burbridge (among others) all potentially in the mix for the other spot. Garcon is the only sure bet to have a key role in the passing game.

(Updated 03/14/2017)
01/26/17RBCarlos HydeKnee - MCLQUESTIONABLE49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan suggested Hyde (knee) likely will continue in his role as the team's lead runner heading into the 2017 season, the San Jose Mercury News reports. "Right now I see Carlos as being our back," said Shanahan. "We studied a lot of the guys on tape. He's the guy that's got the most."

After battling a foot injury throughout much of the 2016 season, Hyde suffered a season-ending MCL sprain in Week 16, finishing the year with 988 rushing yards on 217 carries (4.6) in 13 games as the centerpiece of a decrepit 49ers offense. Despite playing in just 34 of a possible 48 games through three seasons, Hyde has shown enough when healthy to spark discussion about an extension as he prepares for the final year of his rookie contract. His knee and foot should both be healthy long before training camp, which is good news for a San Francisco team that otherwise lacks talent in the backfield. Hyde could also benefit from playing under new head coach Kyle Shanahan, who spent last season directing a powerful, balanced offense in Atlanta.

(Updated 03/07/2017)
01/26/17QBThad LewisKneeQUESTIONABLELewis suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's preseason opener and will now miss the remainder of this season, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Lewis was forced out during the third quarter of Sunday's game, when he was the second signal-caller used in wake of Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) being sidelined. However, now that his season has already come to a close, rookie Jeff Driskel should see more reps behind Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert in practice.

(Updated 08/15/2016)
01/26/17TEVance McDonaldShoulderQUESTIONABLEMcDonald (shoulder) could face competition from Garrett Celek, Blake Bell and free-agent addition Logan Paulsen, ESPN.com reports.

McDonald signed a five-year, $35 million extension in December, but he promptly suffered a broken scapula, and the 49ers then underwent a regime change. While the hefty contract still provides clear incentive to use McDonald in a key role, it didn't prevent the team from signing both Paulsen and fullback/H-Back Kyle Juszczyk. It's quickly become clear the team's new leadership isn't pleased with the holdover personnel, as the Niners also added wideouts Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin and Aldrick Robinson -- opting for quantity rather than big-name signings in free agency. McDonald is still the favorite to serve as the top pass-catching tight end, but between the shoulder injury and the organizational changes, his outlook is unquestionably murky. On the bright side, San Francisco also added QB Brian Hoyer, who should be an upgrade on last year's hideous duo of Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick. The Niners might still add another veteran signal-caller or use a high draft pick on the position.

(Updated 03/15/2017)
01/26/17WRQuinton PattonFootQUESTIONABLEThe Jets and Patton (foot) agreed to terms on a contract Thursday, Eric Allen of the team's official site reports.

A fourth-round pick of the 49ers in 2013, Patton managed just six receptions across 10 games in his first two seasons before landing a regular role within the offense. Despite the uptick in snaps beginning in 2015, uninspiring offenses under the direction of head coaches Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly didn't translate to significant output, as evidenced by a combined 67 catches (on 120 targets) for 802 yards and one touchdown during that stretch. With the move to New York, Patton will now be jostling with a number of options -- wideouts Eric Decker (shoulder), Quincy Enunwa, and Robby Anderson, plus pass-catching backs Matt Forte (knee) and Bilal Powell -- in an offense led by graybeard quarterback Josh McCown.

(Updated 03/23/2017)
01/26/17DBWill RedmondKneeQUESTIONABLERedmond (knee) will not be activated from injured reserve as his 21-day window expired on Tuesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Redmond was elected to return from IR as he was working his way back from a torn ACL he suffered in 2015. However, the team decided to not activate the cornerback to the 53-man roster, meaning he will remain on the IR for the remainder of the season. The rookie will shift his focus to returning to the field completely healthy next year as Jimmie Ward and Tramaine Brock will continue to to start at cornerback this season.

(Updated 11/08/2016)
01/26/17DBEric ReidBicepsQUESTIONABLEReid (biceps) expects to be fully ready for the 49ers' offseason program, ESPN reports.

Reid met with a team doctor Wednesday to discuss the status of his torn biceps and was told if there were a game this week, he'd be able to practice. In fact, his only current limitation is he can't do any weightlifting with the palm of his hand facing down. Considering he sustained this injury in late November, Reid appears to have had a speedy recovery and a full return for the start of offseason workouts in April certainly seems realistic.

(Updated 02/10/2017)
01/26/17WREric RogersKneeQUESTIONABLERogers (knee) is progressing through rehab and expects to be ready for offseason team activities, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.

Rogers tore his ACL early in training camp last season, but he's been recovering steadily. A return, at least in part, for offseason workouts means he'll likely be a full go come training camp in 2017, where he'll look to hold onto a roster spot as a depth receiver and special teams player.

(Updated 02/27/2017)
01/26/17LBShayne SkovKneeQUESTIONABLESkov (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Skov suffered a knee injury Sunday against the Dolphins, effectively ending his season. The 26-year-old played primarily on special teams this season, registering ten tackles on the year.

(Updated 11/29/2016)
01/26/17DBJimmie WardCollarboneQUESTIONABLENiners general manager John Lynch said that the team is considering moving Ward (collarbone) back to safety, CSN Bay Area reports.

Ward was drafted as a safety out of Northern Illinois in 2014, but the team moved him to nickel corner for the majority of the 2016 season. The athletic defensive back held his own, recording 53 tackles and an interception in 11 games before injuring his collarbone. The 49ers' new management group is considering moving Ward back to his natural position for their new defensive scheme. They released veteran safety Antoine Bethea, so there's currently an opening on the depth chart. Things could change as we progress through free agency and the draft, but if San Francisco follows through, Ward would see a boost in fantasy value as a safety if he were to secure a starting job.

(Updated 03/11/2017)
01/02/17TEJe'Ron HammLegQUESTIONABLEHamm injured his left leg in pregame warmups prior to Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.

The extent of Hamm's injury wasn't specified. Barring anything serious, he should be ready to play in time for the start of the 2017 campaign.

(Updated 01/01/2017)
01/02/17DBRashard RobinsonAnkleQUESTIONABLERobinson (ankle) is slated to be fully recovered by the start of the 49ers' offseason program in April, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Robinson was carted off the field during the team's Jan. 1 loss to the Seahawks, but he luckily avoided any serious damage despite leaving the facility on crutches. He's projected to compete for a starting spot at cornerback in 2017 after a rookie campaign in which he racked up 28 tackles, eight passes defensed, and one interception in 14 games.

(Updated 02/11/2017)
 

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