Schedule

Opponent Game Opp RK Opp FPTS
@ 25 20
vs 17 19
@ 6 17
vs 3 16
@ 9 18
@ 30 22
vs 31 23
@ 3 16
BYE
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vs 18 19
@ 11 19
vs 5 16
vs 7 18
vs 24 20
@ 17 19
vs 32 24
@ 22 20
vs 11 19
Player Outlook
Lance has top-five upside due to his athleticism and the weapons the 49ers have put around him. If he makes a leap as a passer this offseason as well, top five might be selling him short. Lance has as much rushing upside as any quarterback in the league, as evidenced by his 24 carries in his only two starts in 2022. He should be drafted as a borderline starter in the double-digit rounds of one-quarterback redraft leagues and he's already a borderline top-12 Dynasty quarterback as well. If Lance is your starter in a one-quarterback league, your backup QB does become more important because of questions about his floor.

Fantasy Stats

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2022
2021 603 5 2 168 1 7412.3
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Roster
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Start
#13
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Fantasy News

  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Tosses TD in preseason cameo

    Lance completed four of five passes for 92 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions and added seven yards on one carry during the 49ers' 28-21 preseason win over the Packers on Friday night. The second-year signal-caller made good use of his brief time on the field, connecting with Danny Gray for a 76-yard touchdown pass to cap off the 49ers' second possession. Lance led his team to points on both of his drives, as San Francisco's first possession also culminated in a Robbie Gould field goal. It was a solid start to the preseason for Lance, who's likely to see more playing time in San Francisco's second exhibition a week from Saturday night against the Vikings in Minnesota.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Likely playing Friday

    Coach Kyle Shanahan suggested Lance will play in Friday's preseason game against Green Bay, Briana McDonald of the 49ers' official site reports. Shanahan said he'd like Lance to play in the first and third games of the preseason. Other starters figure to play, though it isn't clear if that includes superstars like LT Trent Williams, WR Deebo Samuel and TE George Kittle.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Confirmed as new starting QB

    Coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Tuesday that the 49ers are moving on from Jimmy Garoppolo, telling reporters, "This is Trey [Lance]'s team," Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. It's been a likelihood for a long time and a near-certainty for the past few months. Lance, the third overall pick in last year's draft, will take the helm of an offense with superstars at left tackle (Trent Williams), wide receiver (Deebo Samuel) and tight end (George Kittle). It'll likely be a run-heavy offense, but that's not a bad thing for Lance's fantasy managers if the young QB gets a lot of those carries. Lance took 24 carries for 120 yards (5.0 YPC) and one TD in his two starts last year, completing 31 of 52 passes (59.6 percent) for 441 yards (8.5 YPA), with two TDs, two INTs, three sacks and no fumbles. The Trey Lance era in San Francisco begins in earnest Sunday, Sept. 11 in Chicago.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Coach non-committal on starter

    San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan would't commit to Lance being the team's starting quarterback in 2022 when asked about the matter Tuesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.. While Shanahan's unwillingness to appoint Lance to the starting role may seem worrisome to those in redraft or dynasty leagues who have invested in the 2021 first-round pick, at the same time, the coach also expressed confidence in the second-year signal-caller's ability to handle the starting job if called upon in 2022. In all likelihood, Shanahan's comments are a means of drumming up trade value for Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder), who still remains in San Francisco while the market for starting quarterbacks around the league has mostly settled at this point in the offseason. Garoppolo already noted earlier in the offseason that he didn't expect to remain in San Francisco in 2022, and it wouldn't make much sense from a cap-management standpoint for San Francisco to keep the veteran and his massive $27 million cap hit around past the June 1 deadline to cut him with minimal financial repercussions. The possibility exists that the 49ers could ask Garoppolo to restructure his deal at a more palatable salary, but even in that scenario, the 30-year-old wouldn't be guaranteed to retain the starting gig. Even in the unlikely event that Garoppolo is still on the San Francisco roster by the summer, the smart money would still be on Lance getting the keys to Shanahan's offense in 2022.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Returns to backup role

    Lance will return to a backup role Sunday at the Rams with Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb) active for the contest, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports. The 49ers are turning back to Garoppolo after he showed enough in practice this week to be able to play through his sprained right thumb. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported earlier Sunday that Garoppolo also would start and not yield many, if any, reps to Lance, indicating coach Kyle Shanahan will be relying on the veteran quarterback to deliver a much-needed victory. As a result, Lance seems to be in line for clipboard duty Sunday, as he was from Weeks 7-16.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Strong finish in first career win

    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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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Starting for Garoppolo

    Lance will start for an inactive Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb) in Sunday's contest against the Texans, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports. Garoppolo entered the weekend as doubtful to play through the sprained and fractured thumb that he sustained Week 16 at Tennessee. His absence paves the way for Lance to earn his second career start and make his sixth appearance overall. In the previous five, he was spotty as a passer, completing 25 of 48 passes for 354 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. But he made up for it with his legs, turning 30 carries into 137 yards and one more score. Lance will have a chance to produce versus Houston's 19th-ranked pass defense (239.7 yards per game).
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Looks bound for second career start

    Lance appears likely to receive his second career start Sunday against the Texans with top quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb) listed as doubtful for the game, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Tending to a torn ligament to the thumb of his throwing hand, Garoppolo hasn't practiced or thrown this week, allowing Lance to pick up all the reps with the first-team offense. Head coach Kyle Shanahan isn't closing the door on Garoppolo playing Sunday, but in order for the veteran to be available, he'll need to show that his accuracy and velocity aren't compromised when he takes part in a throwing session Saturday. Even if Garoppolo looks good in the workout, the 49ers could still be inclined to limit him to a backup role behind Lance, who hasn't attempted a pass since he started and played every snap in a 17-10 loss to Arizona in Week 5. Lance generally struggled to move the offense through the air (15-of-29 passing for 192 yards, no touchdowns and an interception), but he proved to be a useful contributor from a fantasy perspective thanks to a 16-carry, 89-yard rushing performance. Shanahan noted that Lance has made strides in practice in the weeks since his spot start, offering hope that the rookie signal-caller can show more improvement as a passer if he does in fact receive the nod again Sunday.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Taking all first-team reps

    Lance has taken all the reps with the 49ers' first-team offense at practice this week, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The development is a residual effect of Jimmy Garoppolo's compromised health, which includes a Grade 3 UCL tear in his right thumb. As of Wednesday, he hadn't thrown since last Thursday's loss at Tennessee, and during the open portion of this Thursday's practice he was a spectator during warmups before hitting the weight room. The result has been no reps for Garoppolo, leaving all the high-profile ones for Lance. Considering the 49ers have just one session remaining this week, Lance seems to have a better chance to start Sunday's game against the Texans than Garoppolo does. In five appearances (one start) in his rookie campaign, Lance has 354 yards, three touchdowns and one interception on 52 percent passing and 30 carries for 137 yards and one more TD.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Could start with Garoppolo hurt

    Lance may be in line for practice reps with the 49ers' first-team offense after Jimmy Garoppolo was diagnosed with a UCL tear and fracture in his right thumb in the wake of Thursday's loss in Tennessee, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports. Lance opened the season as a regular part of the offensive game plan and even earned a spot start for an injured Garoppolo in Week 5. But Lance has made just one appearance in 10 games in the meantime and currently has a rookie stat line of 52 percent passing for 354 yards, three touchdowns and one interception to go with 30 carries for 137 yards and another score. The 49ers are slated to evaluate Garoppolo's thumb again Wednesday, which could set the stage for Lance to handle high-profile reps in practice and potentially even earn his second NFL start Sunday against the Texans.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Doesn't enter game by design

    Head coach Kyle Shanahan stated that he did not plan on using Lance (knee) outside of an emergency situation Sunday with the quarterback fresh off an injury, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports. The post-game announcement helped explain why Lance didn't receive the handful of designed plays usually drawn up for him, especially after how badly starter Jimmy Garoppolo struggled last week against the Colts. Perhaps we see the rookie out there a bit against Arizona with another week of rest, but Garoppolo should be a lock to start in Week 9 after a strong showing in Sunday's victory.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Stays limited at practice

    Lance (knee) was limited at Thursday's practice, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Lance has opened Week 8 preparations with back-to-back capped practices, which marks his first consistent on-field work since he sprained the MCL in his left knee back in Week 5. It's unclear yet whether he's trending toward a return to action or inactive status for Sunday's game in Chicago. If it's the former, Lance will back up Jimmy Garoppolo and likely would have situation-specific plays drawn up for him on the 49ers' offensive game plan, as was the case for the first three and a half games of the season when both quarterbacks were available.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Will be limited Wednesday

    Lance (knee) will practice in a limited capacity Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Lance is set to take part in his first practice since picking up the injury in his Week 5 start at Arizona, where he completed 15 of 29 passes and one interception and had 16 carries for 89 yards. Of course, if he does enough this week to suit up Sunday in Chicago, Lance will be backing up Jimmy Garoppolo, who returned to action this past Sunday against the Colts after missing a game and a half due to a bruised calf. Lance has two more sessions this week to put himself into a position to be available.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Likely to practice Wednesday

    Lance (knee) is "on pace" to take part in Wednesday's practice, coach Kyle Shanahan told Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com on Monday. Assuming he does so, Lance isn't expected to be anything more than a limited participant as he works his way back from a sprained MCL in his left knee. If he does enough to be active for the first time since Week 5, he'll serve as the backup to Jimmy Garoppolo in Sunday's game at Chicago. That likely would yield the sporadic snaps and reps Lance earned in the 49ers' first three-plus games of the season before he was thrust into a lead role after Garoppolo bruised his calf in the first half of a Week 4 loss to the Seahawks.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Ruled out

    Lance (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Lance won't be available this week, but fellow quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been cleared to return from a calf injury. Both guys figure to contribute to the team this year, but Lance's Week 5 start against the Cardinals didn't exactly bolster his case for more playing time. The ankle injury also doesn't help, though it'll likely heal within the next few weeks. That said, Lance didn't practice at all this week.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: No practice reps Wednesday

    Lance (knee) won't participate in practice Wednesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports. In fact, Lance isn't expected to be available at all Sunday at Indianapolis, while Jimmy Garoppolo eases his way back into practice as a limited participant Wednesday, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. With Garoppolo slated to be under center Week 7 and Lance seemingly trending toward an absence, the 49ers are expected to roll with Nate Sudfeld as their backup quarterback.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Not seen Monday

    Lance (knee) was not spotted at the start of Monday's practice, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Lance is dealing with a sprained left knee sustained Week 5, and even coming after a bye it doesn't appear that he's yet ready to resume on-field activities. Meanwhile, Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) is present Monday and could have a better shot at being available to start Week 7. The 49ers won't be compelled to offer official updates on either quarterback until Wednesday's first injury report of the week is released.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Picks up sprained knee

    Lance suffered a left knee sprain during Sunday's 17-10 loss at Arizona, leaving his status for the 49ers' next game Oct. 24 against the Colts in question, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports. The 49ers enter their Week 6 bye with clouds hanging over both quarterbacks on their active roster. Jimmy Garoppolo missed the past game and a half due to a calf contusion, but the team expects him to retake the reins of the offense as soon as he's healthy. Meanwhile, Lance -- the third overall pick in the 2021 draft -- completed 24 of 47 passes for 349 yards, two touchdowns and one interception and recorded 23 carries for 130 yards over the last two games. Coach Kyle Shanahan told Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site that Lance's injury "should be a 1-to-2 week thing. But possibly just one." Lance is expected to be evaluated again at the end of this week, but as Shanahan mentioned the 49ers are optimistic he'll be available Week 7. Whether or not Lance gets another start, however, remains to be seen.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: Tabbed for first NFL start

    Lance will start Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. The rookie was promising last week, completing nine of 18 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns after Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) left the 49ers' eventual 28-21 loss to Seattle. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Garoppolo would still be the starter if healthy, but Lance now gets his chance to make an impression with Garoppolo ruled out for the team's final game before a Week 6 bye. Lance does get a tricky matchup with the blitz-happy, undefeated Cardinals, and he'll likely be without star tight end George Kittle, who is listed as doubtful with a calf injury of his own.
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  • 49ers' Trey Lance: May get first start Sunday

    Lance has a chance to start Sunday at Arizona due to Jimmy Garoppolo's bruised calf, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. After seeing six combined offensive snaps through the first three games, Lance received the first extensive action of his career this past Sunday against the Seahawks after Garoppolo was shut down at halftime. Lance proceeded to lead the 49ers to 14 second-half points (two TD passes to Deebo Samuel, plus a two-point conversion on a Lance run). Overall, the rookie completed nine of 18 passes for 157 yards and turned seven carries into 41 yards. The team is expected to evaluate Garoppolo again Wednesday, which will give it a better idea of his potential to play Week 5. If Garoppolo doesn't make enough progress, Lance will be set for his first NFL start.
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