San Francisco 49ers

Stadium: Levi's Stadium | Coach: Kyle Shanahan
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense31st126.2 (4th)181.9 (32nd)
Defense32nd165.9 (32nd)240.5 (14th)


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at PHI
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Los Angeles4-12-02-4-0
San Francisco2-14-02-4-0
49ers' Matt Breida: Showing speed in minicamp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Breida's quickness stood out during the 49ers' offseason program, Kevin Lynch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Lynch was quick to point out Breida's lack of size (5-9, 180) as a potential knock, but the his speed was impressive enough to warrant a fair amount of praise for an undrafted free agent. The Sacramento Bee added that Breida showed strong pass catching ability as well, which is interesting given that Breida came from an option offense at Georgia State. Even if Breida is on the smaller side, his production in college is impressive. He averaged a whopping 8.3 yards per carry in his first two seasons at Georgia Southern over a span of 374 carries. Breida is no threat to challenge for a starting spot, but he will be a player to watch throughout camp as he looks to ascend the depth chart.

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49ers' DeForest Buckner: In line for less work in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buckner will take fewer snaps this season under new defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports. "When you look at a guy like Buckner last year having played almost 1,000 snaps -- in my mind, that's criminal," Saleh said. "Ideally, all of them are working about 500, 600 snaps and trying to utilize everything they've got every snap that they're on the football field."

As a rookie, Buckner played a whopping 1,005 defensive snaps, good for 87 percent of the 49ers' total defensive snaps. The new administration would rather utilize the first-round pick (2016) to the best of his ability, instead of having him on the field at all times. This style makes sense for the 49ers considering the team's selection of Solomon Thomas and the signing of Elvis Dumervil -- which gives the defense more capable linemen than starting positions. Buckner is welcome to the change of pace as he'll finally get a chance to catch his breath on Sundays. "There were times last year where I was dead tired and they wouldn't take me out," the 23-year-old said. "I feel like I'm hurting the team more staying out there not be able to, you know, live up to my full potential when I'm out there. And if I'm going hard and the coach pulls me out for a play or two to catch my breath so I can get back out there and be more efficient, I'll definitely take that."

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49ers' George Kittle: Gets run with first-team offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kittle, a fifth-round selection in the 2017 draft, got extensive work with the first-string offense during minicamp, Grant Cohn of The Press Democrat reports.

Kittle only had 48 receptions in four seasons playing in a run-heavy offense at the University of Iowa, but his impressive showing at the Combine -- where he ran a 4.52 40 at 6-foot-4, 247 pounds -- suggests he has the potential to pose a major receiving threat in the NFL. His lack of pass-catching experience normally would have him pegged as a developmental prospect, but San Francisco's lack of talent at tight end hints at an open competition for snaps during training camp. Returning starter Vance McDonald (shoulder) was shopped during the draft, while Garrett Celek and Logan Paulsen are mostly valued for their contributions as run blockers. Kittle could make a push for one of the top two spots on the Week 1 depth chart.

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49ers' Trent Taylor: Could debut as return man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Currently slotted behind slot receiver Jeremy Kerley on the depth chart, Taylor could have an impact during his rookie season as a return man, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

The 5-foot-8 rookie wideout has impressed at times during practices this offseason, displaying his strong hands and ability to create separation on shorter routes. While he is unlikely to unseat Kerley as the team's starting slot receiver without an injury, the team could utilize his quickness as a return man this season. We don't want to get ahead of ourselves, but Taylor has the makings of a great PPR option if and when he gets his shot as a starter.

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49ers' Carlos Hyde: Looking forward to competition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hyde (knee) believes the 49ers' competition at running back will ultimately benefit him this season, Keiana Martin of the team's official website reports.

Hyde is entering the final year of his rookie contract after rushing for a career-best 988 yards and six touchdowns on 4.6 yards per carry, and also catching 27 passes for 163 yards and three more scores last season. Despite that success, however, Hyde's production was cut short somewhat by missing three games due to shoulder and knee problems. While he's expected to recover from his season-ending torn MCL in time for training camp, Hyde will need to acclimate while fending off competition from offseason additions Tim Hightower, Joe Williams and Kapri Bibbs in new coach Kyle Shanahan's scheme. Hyde seems to be motivated by that situation, though, especially after Shanahan utilized both Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman so well in Atlanta last season.

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