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82 Ross Dwelley TE

San Francisco 49ers

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September 27, 2020 05:44 PM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Four catches in Week 3 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley secured all four targets for 49 yards in the 49ers' 36-9 win over the Giants on Sunday.

The third-year tight end saw some extra opportunity with Jordan Reed (knee/ankle) leaving the game on two separate occasions, the second time for good in the second half. George Kittle (knee) is likely to return for a Week 4 Sunday night matchup against the Eagles, but Dwelley could operate as his primary backup if Reed remains sidelined.

September 22, 2020 10:36 PM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Corrals one pass Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley caught his lone target for five yards in Sunday's 31-13 win over the Jets.

Although Jordan Reed dominated the production in George Kittle's (knee) stead, Dwelley recorded a 64 percent snap share Sunday. Dwelley's fantasy impact is nonexistent as long as Reed is around, but he could have another decent workload on tap Sunday versus the Giants if Kittle sits out.

September 4, 2020 01:20 AM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley (foot) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Dwelley was dealing with a minor foot injury sustained earlier in camp, but he was practicing without limitations Thursday. After serving as George Kittle's primary backup last season, the 25-year-old will have to compete with veteran Jordan Reed and rookie Charlie Woerner for snaps behind the starter in 2020.

August 27, 2020 09:24 PM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Labeled day-to-day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley (foot) is considered day-to-day, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

The 49ers are also currently without top tight end George Kittle (hamstring) at practices, leaving Jordan Reed as the de facto top option for reps. When healthy, Dwelley stands to compete with Reed for leftover snaps behind Kittle. The 25-year-old primarily operates as a run blocker.

August 22, 2020 08:20 PM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley did not participate in Saturday's practice due to a foot injury, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

The 49ers were also without Jordan Reed for at least the portion of practice open to the media, although a lack of a specific injury designation might just mean a day of rest for the veteran. Dwelley is expected to compete with Reed for time in two tight-end sets alongside George Kittle.

August 20, 2020 04:08 PM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Role uncertain in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

It's unclear how Dwelley will be used with the signing of Jordan Reed this offseason.

Dwelley proved effective as both a blocker and backup tight end behind George Kittle in 2019, finishing with 91 yards and two scores on 15 receptions. The signing of Reed complicates the 25-year-old's role heading into the 2020 campaign. Dwelley is a superior run blocker, which could keep him on the field in certain heavy packages, but if Reed can stay on the field (a big "if"), then Dwelley will see his already low target share reduced even further.

March 25, 2020 09:40 AM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Officially back with 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley inked his one-year contract offer from San Francisco on Tuesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

The 25-year-old was tendered by the team earlier this month and has now officially signed his deal. Dwelley is expected to handle the No. 2 tight end role behind Pro Bowler George Kittle in 2020.

March 5, 2020 08:36 PM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Sticking in Bay Area
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers tendered Dwelley to a one-year contract Thursday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Dwelley was a solid contributor as the team's backup tight end in 2019, hauling in 15 of 22 targets for 91 yards and two scores. The 25-year-old performed admirably behind No. 1 tight end George Kittle last season, especially when Kittle missed two games due to injury, and Dwelley is expected to assume a similar role in 2020.

February 25, 2020 12:24 AM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Two scores in limited role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley finished with 15 receptions (22 targets) for 91 yards and two touchdowns in 2019.

Dwelley won the backup tight end job out of training camp, and he was able to find the end zone twice while filling in for starter George Kittle. The latter gets banged up frequently, but also has a high tolerance for pain and has missed the minimum amount of games through is impressive three-year career, leaving scraps for other tight ends on the roster when active. The 49ers have exclusive rights to Dwelley this upcoming offseason, and it would be surprising if they passed up on the 25-year-old after his strong year as a backup.

December 22, 2019 06:44 PM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Big play on lone reception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley caught his only target for 25 yards in Saturday's 34-31 win over the Rams.

Jimmy Garoppolo connected with Dwelley for a big gain in the fourth quarter to extend a drive that ultimately led to a touchdown pass to starting tight end George Kittle. It was the only offensive action Dwelley would receive, and he was only on the field for two offensive snaps. Both he and fellow backup tight end, Levine Toilolo, combined for just 10 snaps on offense, and neither carries fantasy value while Kittle is healthy and terrorizing opposing defenses.

November 25, 2019 04:32 PM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Quickly falls out of favor
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley did not receive a target in Sunday's 37-8 win over Green Bay.

Fresh off a two-touchdown performance, Dwelley not only took a back seat to returning starter George Kittle (knee/ankle), but he also finished well behind Garrett Celek in terms of offensive snaps. The 24-year-old will maintain a non-fantasy role so long as Kittle is healthy for Week 13's tilt against Baltimore.

November 17, 2019 09:16 PM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Grabs two short TDs in comeback win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley caught four of five targets for 14 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 36-26 win over the Cardinals.

Getting another start in place of George Kittle (knee), Dwelley took advantage of a matchup with the weakest defense in the league against tight ends and caught TD passes of four and five yards -- the first two of Jimmy Garoppolo's four touchdowns on the day. While he isn't the downfield threat Kittle is, Dwelley is proving he can be a useful short-yardage and red-zone threat, but his snap count and target volume in Week 12 against the Packers will depend entirely on Kittle's health.

November 15, 2019 06:48 PM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Likely to replace Kittle again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley could be in line for significant snaps in Sunday's game against the Cardinals with George Kittle (knee/ankle) listed as doubtful for the contest.

Dwelley filled in for Kittle in Monday's 27-24 loss to Seattle, catching three of seven targets for 24 yards while playing 92 percent of the offensive snaps. The Niners could give some of that playing time to Garrett Celek or Levine Toilolo in Week 11, but Dwelley remains the better bet to draw targets.

November 12, 2019 12:52 AM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Makes three grabs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley caught three of seven targets for 24 yards in Monday night's 27-24 overtime loss to the Seahawks.

Dwelley started at tight end with Pro Bowler George Kittle (knee/ankle) sidelined. Although he unsurprisingly couldn't come close to Kittle's production, Dwelley still drew seven targets, finishing third on the team in the category. With back-to-back games with at least three grabs, Dwelley could be in store for similar production should Kittle sit again versus the Cardinals in Week 11, making his status worthwhile to monitor prior to kickoff.

November 9, 2019 06:40 PM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Starting role on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley should see the lion's share of snaps Monday against Seattle with starting tight end George Kittle (knee/ankle) listed as doubtful.

Dwelley played 70 percent of offensive snaps in last week's win over the Cardinals -- a game in which Kittle was banged up but still toughed out 69 percent of snaps. With Kittle likely sitting this one out, Dwelley should see the field even more and has a chance to match or surpass his four-catch output from Week 9.

November 1, 2019 06:40 PM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Largest usage this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley caught four passes (four targets) for 29 yards in Thursday's 28-25 win over the Cardinals.

Dwelley was on the field for 70 percent of the team's offensive snaps, which was due in large part to George Kittle suffering a knee injury early on, limiting the starter to a season-low 69 percent of offensive snaps. The latter was able to play through the injury, and an MRI on Friday revealed that there was no structural damage, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Even with the career-best game Thursday, Dwelley would need Kittle to completely miss a contest before gaining fantasy consideration, and even if that were to happen, the 24-year-old is nowhere near the athletic receiving specimen Kittle is.

October 22, 2019 09:08 PM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Targeted thrice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley caught one of this three targets for a two-yard gain during Sunday's 9-0 win over Washington.

Dwelley's three targets during Sunday's sloppy outing represented a season high, but the sophomore tight end still has a net loss of a yard for the season. It would have been foolish to look his way anyway with Carolina's seventh-ranked pass defense on deck Sunday, but what small role he had in the passing game will probably be further reduced with the addition of Emmanuel Sanders from Denver.

August 30, 2019 10:52 PM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Appears to have won backup job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley joined George Kittle as inactives for Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers, signalling that the former has won a backup job on the 53-man roster.

Dwelley saw his stock rise with a strong training camp, and he apparently did enough to separate himself from the pack and earn the primary backup job behind star tight end Kittle. While this is great news for Dwelley, a backup tight end job won't get catch fantasy owners' attention unless Kittle was forced to miss time at any point this season.

August 8, 2019 04:56 PM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Making strong case for backup job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley's strong camp has given him the inside edge on becoming the primary backup at tight end to George Kittle this season, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Dwelley stood out during Wednesday's practice when he made four catches -- the final going for a touchdown -- on a drive led by fellow backup Nick Mullens. The 49ers brought in a handful of tight ends to compete for the primary backup job behind Kittle, but the 24-year-old has been the only candidate to generate buzz early in camp. Garrett Celek (back) may start the regular season on the PUP list, so Dwelley is frontrunner to win the backup job competition.

January 24, 2019 11:08 AM
49ers' Ross Dwelley: Finishes season as third tight end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dwelley caught two passes for 14 yards with the 49ers this past season.

Dwelley was promoted to the team's active roster Week 6, but he spent most of the season on special teams, only logging 39 offensive snaps over 11 games. The undrafted rookie will battle for the 49ers' third-string tight end job next season with both George Kittle and Garrett Celek locked into the first two spots on the depth chart.

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