|Offense||23rd||131.3 (6th)||191.6 (29th)|
|Defense||5th||100.9 (7th)||215.5 (5th)|
Sun Sep 7
|W 28 - 17||at DAL|
Sun Sep 14
|L 28 - 20||CHI|
Sun Sep 21
|L 23 - 14||at ARI|
Sun Sep 28
|W 26 - 21||PHI|
Sun Oct 5
|W 22 - 17||KC|
Mon Oct 13
|W 31 - 17||at STL|
Sun Oct 19
|L 42 - 17||at DEN|
Sun Nov 2
|L 13 - 10||STL|
Sun Nov 9
|W 27 - 24||at NO|
Sun Nov 16
|W 16 - 10||at NYG|
Sun Nov 23
|W 17 - 13||WAS|
Thu Nov 27
|L 19 - 3||SEA|
Sun Dec 7
|L 24 - 13||at OAK|
Sun Dec 14
|L 17 - 7||at SEA|
Sat Dec 20
|L 38 - 35||SD|
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Sun Dec 28
Going against a defense that was strong against the pass but weak against the run, the
Of course, the increased workload may have had something to do with the absence of backup Carlos Hyde, who had been cutting into Gore's carries in recent weeks, with moderate effectiveness. Hyde is sidelined for an unspecified amount of time with an ankle injury.
Gore's performance may have earned him a bigger workload Week 17 against Arizona regardless. The Cardinals defense is kind of the opposite of the Chargers, though. It's much more effective against the run than the pass.
If nothing else, you at least have some hope for Gore making a relevant contribution in Week 17, but because the matchup isn't as favorable, he's still probably a sit in typical 12-team leagues.
But when's the last time you saw a 90-yard run for a quarterback? It doesn't happen every week. Even as athletic as Kaepernick is, his season long was only 23 yards prior to Week 16. That 90-yard touchdown run was a 15-point play in standard CBSSports.com leagues, which means it was responsible for more than half of Kaepernick's 29 Fantasy points. Take it away, and his performance in Week 16 was just as disappointing as in his previous eight games.
Kaepernick hasn't thrown for multiple scores in nine games, averaging 189.9 passing yards during that stretch, and he's averaging just 137.5 passing yards in his last four games. Don't let this performance change your approach to him in the season's final week, when the
After allowing an average of 16.6 points on 308.4 yards in their previous five games, the
From a Fantasy perspective, though, their DST still turned in a fine performance thanks to three interceptions, including one that Antoine Bethea returned for a touchdown in the second quarter. The 49ers also had two sacks.
The 49ers DST has scored double-digit Fantasy points in six of the last eight weeks and showed in this one that it's still capable of big numbers even when the defense isn't at its best. Keep it active for a favorable matchup Week 17 against Arizona.
Dawson didn't have much of a shot at converting his lone field-goal try, as his team tasked him with attempting to avoid overtime by nailing a 60-yard field goal at the end of regulation. He didn't come close, and the 49ers went on to lose in overtime.
Dawson has made 23 of his 29 attempts this season and is now 5 for 8 from 50 yards or more. He'll square off with the Cardinals in Week 17.
Crabtree, who was questionable to play Saturday due to a knee injury, remained on the sidelines for large portions of the game, even donning a baseball cap at one point. It appeared he was set to play only in an emergency situation. However, the receiving corps was struck by multiple injuries, leaving the team to turn to Crabtree late, and he recorded his only catch in overtime.
Crabtree will try and heal up in time to serve a larger role in his team's season finale against the Cardinals in Week 17.
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