Lance completed 16 of 23 pass attempts for 249 yards, two touchdowns and an interception Sunday, adding 31 yards on eight carries in a 23-7 win over Houston.

Lance made his second start of the season in place of Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb), turning in a solid fantasy performance in the process. The end results may look good for the third-overall pick from this year's draft, but we didn't see the quarterback settle in until the second half. Lance had some bouts of inaccuracy -- one of the criticisms of the raw prospect -- most notably a forced throw into double coverage that resulted in his lone interception. Head coach Kyle Shanahan called a conservative game plan to protect his rookie for the majority of the contest, but when he finally opened up the playbook, we saw some of the big-play ability that excites fantasy managers. Garoppolo's status for Week 18 against the Rams is uncertain and may be another late-week decision, but Shanahan stated that Lance will be the backup if the usual starter is healthy enough to play, according to David Lombardi of The Athletic.

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