San Francisco 49ers

Stadium: Levi's Stadium | Coach: Kyle Shanahan
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense17th100.8 (22nd)233.2 (16th)
Defense25th121.3 (25th)230.5 (20th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
61Barnes, Tim C6-43065/14/19886Missouri
68Beadles, Zane G6-430511/19/19868Utah
3Beathard, C.J. QB6-221511/16/1993RIowa
98Blair, Ronald DE6-42701/21/19932Appalachian State
17Bolden, Victor WR5-81784/4/1995ROregon State
84Bourne, Kendrick WR6-12038/4/1995REastern Washington
22Breida, Matt RB5-101902/28/1995RGeorgia Southern
77Brown, Trent T6-83554/13/19933Florida
99Buckner, DeForest DT6-73003/17/19942Oregon
95Carradine, Tank DE6-42702/18/19905Florida State
88Celek, Garrett TE6-52525/29/19886Michigan State
38Colbert, Adrian DB6-220510/6/1993RMiami (Fla.)
50Coyle, Brock MLB6-124510/12/19904Montana
96Day, Sheldon DT6-12947/1/19942Notre Dame
92Douzable, Leger DE6-42845/31/19868UCF
58Dumervil, Elvis DE5-112501/19/198412Louisville
40Exum, Antone CB6-02192/27/19914Virginia Tech
56Foster, Reuben OLB6-12284/4/1994RAlabama
63Fusco, Brandon G6-43067/26/19887Slippery Rock
10Garoppolo, Jimmy QB6-222511/2/19914Eastern Illinois
11Goodwin, Marquise WR5-917911/19/19905Texas
9Gould, Robbie K6-019012/6/198213Penn State
20Hall, Leon DB5-1119512/9/198410Michigan
57Harold, Eli OLB6-32651/20/19943Virginia
28Hyde, Carlos RB6-02359/20/19904Ohio State
36Johnson, Dontae CB6-220012/1/19914NC State
93Jones, D.J. DT6-03211/19/1995ROle Miss
44Juszczyk, Kyle FB6-12404/23/19915Harvard
67Kilgore, Daniel C6-330812/18/19877Appalachian State
85Kittle, George TE6-425010/9/1993RIowa
47Lee, Elijah LB6-22292/8/1996RKansas State
59Lynch, Aaron DE6-62703/8/19934South Florida
26Mabin, Greg CB6-12006/25/1994RIowa
54Marsh, Cassius DE6-42457/7/19924UCLA
27McCoil, Dexter SS6-42209/5/19912Tulsa
33McNichols, Jeremy RB5-921412/26/1995RBoise State
90Mitchell, Earl DT6-33109/25/19878Arizona
18Murphy, Louis WR6-22005/11/19878Florida
86Nelson, Kyle LS6-224010/3/19866New Mexico State
46Nzeocha, Mark OLB6-32401/19/19903Wyoming
82Paulsen, Logan TE6-52682/26/19878UCLA
5Pinion, Bradley P6-52296/1/19943Clemson
35Reid, Eric SS6-121312/10/19915LSU
19Robinson, Aldrick WR5-101879/24/19885Southern Methodist
74Staley, Joe T6-53158/30/198411Central Michigan
55Taumoepenu, Pita OLB6-12453/9/1994RUtah
81Taylor, Trent WR5-81784/30/1994RLouisiana Tech
94Thomas, Solomon DE6-225612/20/1995RStanford
75Tomlinson, Laken G6-33122/9/19923Duke
97Watson, Dekoda LB6-22453/3/19888Florida State
78Williams, Darrell T6-53103/24/1993RWestern Kentucky
24Williams, K'Waun DB5-91837/12/19913Pittsburgh
23Witherspoon, Ahkello CB6-21953/21/1995RColorado
Injured Players
91Armstead, Arik (IR) DE6-729211/15/19933Oregon
13Burbridge, Aaron (IR) WR6-120812/23/19932Michigan State
15Garcon, Pierre (IR) WR6-02118/8/198610Mount Union
65Garnett, Joshua (IR) G6-53212/21/19942Stanford
47Gilbert, Jimmie (IR) LB6-523011/9/1994RColorado
76Gilliam, Garry (IR) T6-531511/26/19904Penn State
83Hikutini, Cole (IR) TE6-42476/11/1994RLouisville
30Iworah, Prince Charles (IR) CB5-111933/11/19931Western Kentucky
30Jackson, Asa (IR) DB5-1018312/2/19894Cal Poly-S.L.O.
43James, Chanceller (IR) DB6-22089/26/1994RBoise State
20Jones, Don (IR) DB5-111955/14/19905Arkansas State
93Jones, Chris (IR) DT6-12937/12/19905Bowling Green
62Magnuson, Erik (IR) T6-43051/5/1994RMichigan
31Mostert, Raheem (IR) RB5-101974/9/19923Purdue
48Newsom, Donavin (IR) LB6-224010/13/1993RMissouri
51Smith, Malcolm (IR) OLB6-02257/5/19897Southern California
29Tartt, Jaquiski (IR) FS6-12212/12/19923Samford
25Ward, Jimmie (IR) FS5-111937/18/19914Northern Illinois
32Williams, Joe (IR) RB5-112059/4/1993RUtah
Practice Squad
14Carter, DeAndre WR5-81904/10/19931Sacramento State
 Hunt, Cameron G6-426512/17/1994ROregon
 Lauderdale, Andrew T6-629111/22/1993RNew Hampshire
 Lokombo, Boseko LB6-223110/15/1990ROregon
1Mullens, Nick QB6-11873/21/1995RSouthern Mississippi
 Murphy, Pace T6-63083/2/19942Northwestern State-Louisiana
 Powell, Tyvis DB6-22112/16/19942Ohio State
18Smelter, DeAndre WR6-222712/3/19911Georgia Tech
 Stribling, Channing CB6-118811/21/1994RMichigan
 Wick, Cole TE6-625711/30/19932Incarnate Word (Tex.)
Suspended Players
 Ramsey, Kaleb DT6-32856/20/19892Boston College
 
 
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Position Listing
Don Jones
News
Jones signed a two-year contract with the 49ers on Friday.

Jones is among the best gunners in the league and led the Texans with 11 special teams tackles in 2016, despite playing in just nine games. Given the barren nature of the 49ers' secondary, he could conceivably carve out a role on defense this upcoming season.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Boseko Lokombo
No Updates
Garrett Celek
News
Celek caught two of his four targets for 67 yards and his third touchdown of the season in Sunday's 26-16 victory over the Texans.

Celek did the majority of his damage on a 61-yard catch and run in the third quarter, the longest reception of his career. Jimmy Garoppolo rewarded his tight end at the end of the drive with a well-placed toss that Celek corralled for his third touchdown of the season. The 29-year-old has now scored three touchdowns in three consecutive seasons despite starting each year behind a younger, more-athletic tight end on the depth chart. Perhaps the 49ers should consider featuring "Old Reliable" more often than they have been during his time in San Francisco. They may already be heading in that direction based on the fact that Celek has received more targets and receptions than rookie George Kittle over the past two weeks. That said, there is still a clear timeshare regarding tight end snaps, and fullback Kyle Juszczyk (four targets Sunday) also eats into Celek's value as a short-yardage option as well.

Asa Jackson
News
Jackson (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Jackson played just one defensive snap this season, as he was relegated mainly to special teams duties, so his departure shouldn't affect fantasy owners. The 49ers replaced Jackson's roster vacancy with the signing of 32-year-old cornerback Leon Hall.

Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Greg Mabin
News
Mabin was released by the Bills on Monday, Joe Buscaglia of 7 ABC Buffalo reports.

Mabin was the most recent addition to the Bills cornerback crew, so he'll also be the first man out in anticipation of the team getting at least one injured player back at the position for the Week 7 matchup against Tampa Bay. Mabin's release is also partly due to the need to clear a roster spot for previously suspended lineman Seantrel Henderson.

Bradley Pinion
No Updates
Trent Taylor
News
Taylor caught two of three targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 26-16 win over the Texans.

Fellow wideout Marquise Goodwin was able to replicate his improved production with new quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Sunday, but the boost in usage we saw from Taylor last week fell by the wayside. The rookie's skill set is best suited for short to intermediate routes, and the 49ers' signal caller felt comfortable spreading the ball around on those types of throws, which directly ate in to Taylor's target share. San Francisco's offense has looked better as a whole under Garoppolo, but it appears that no receiver other than Goodwin can be relied upon for a heavy usage on a week-to-week basis. That said, another favorable matchup against an inconsistent secondary is on deck next Sunday against the Titans, so owners in a pinch in deeper PPR leagues could always take a gamble on Taylor.

Kendrick Bourne
News
Bourne was on the field for 31 of 73 offensive snaps Sunday, finishing with two receptions for 29 yards in a win over Houston.

The undrafted rookie has carved out a regular role in this offense by averaging over 29 snaps over his previous seven contests after beginning the season as a member of the special teams unit. He has has only seen more than three targets once over that span, but the distribution of playing time suggests that the 49ers want to get a better look at the possession receiver. It's tough to recommend Bourne in almost any fantasy format considering the high-stakes nature of this time of year, but deep-league owners and those in dynasty formats should at least make note of Bourne in the event an injury propels him into a high-usage role in the future.

Elijah Lee
News
Lee (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Lee injured his knee in Week 9 against the Cardinals and wasn't available to play in the 49ers' Week 10 win over the Giants. However, with the 49ers on bye last week, it appears Lee has made a full recovery from the injury, as his full participation Wednesday indicates.

Cole Wick
News
Wick (chest) signed with the Lions' practice squad, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Wick is still dealing with a minor chest injury, but the Lions still elected to keep the tight end within the organization. Wick ultimately fell short of making the team's final roster as a depth option at tight end.

Injury
Chest - Questionable for Week 15 vs. Tennessee
Joe Staley
News
Staley (eye) is expected to return for Sunday's game against the Giants, Joe Fann of the 49ers' official website reports.

Staley was originally expected to miss two weeks and then return following the team's bye week. However, his recovery has apparently gone especially well. The veteran is on track to return to his starting role at left tackle in Week 10.

Louis Murphy
News
Murphy pulled in one of his two targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 26-16 win over Houston.

The 30-year-old continues to be involved for a rebuilding 49ers offense, logging 29 offensive snaps and recording a reception for the fourth consecutive week. Murphy had seen his targets increase on a weekly basis, but his two this week tied a season low. Despite carrying a solid 16.3 average yards per reception, the veteran simply isn't enough of a focal point to be relied upon in fantasy.

Nick Mullens
No Updates
Aaron Lynch
News
Lynch (calf) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.

Lynch has missed the past four games with a strained calf but seems to be in line to return for Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks. However, even if he does play, it isn't clear how big of a role he would have in his first game back from injury.

Jeremy McNichols
News
The 49ers promoted McNichols from their practice squad Wednesday.

After placing Raheem Mostert (knee) on injured reserve, the 49ers required another body in the backfield, and McNichols was the obvious candidate as the only running back on the practice squad. A 2017 fifth-round pick, McNichols was surprisingly cut by the Buccaneers at the end of the preseason slate, despite the team not having lead back Doug Martin available for the first three games while the veteran served a suspension. With the 49ers, McNichols will have a difficult time earning offensive snaps due to the presence of Carlos Hyde and Matt Breida.

Sheldon Day
No Updates
DeAndre Smelter
News
Smelter agreed to join the 49ers' practice squad Monday.

Smelter had a strong start to training camp but was unable to crack the final roster. He now will look to impress on the team's practice squad, where he also spent the majority of last season.

Matt Breida
News
Breida rushed 12 times for 27 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game during Sunday's 26-16 win over the Texans.

Breida got 12 carries for the second consecutive game, finishing just two attempts shy of starter Carlos Hyde's 14 on the ground. Hyde showed why he's the clear-cut No.1 option in this backfield, gaining 51 more rushing yards than Breida while also finding paydirt from two yards out.

Marquise Goodwin
News
Godowin caught six of 12 passes for 106 yards in Sunday's 26-16 win over Houston.

Goodwin has been the biggest beneficiary of Jimmy Garoppolo's insertion under center, as the speedy wide receiver has compiled 14 catches for 205 yards in Garoppolo's two starts after snagging a combined 27 balls in his first 11 games this season. If he's still available on your waiver wire, teams in need of receiving help should give Goodwin serious consideration for the stretch run.

Prince Charles Iworah
News
Iworah (undislosed) reverted to the 49ers' injured reserve Sunday, Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports.

Iworah was waived/injured by the team Friday, and he subsequently cleared waivers. He projected as a long shot to land on the final roster to begin with. The 2016 seventh-round pick will now remain on IR unless he and the 49ers can come to terms on an injury settlement.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Tyvis Powell
News
The Colts released Powell (undisclosed) on Tuesday on an injury settlement.

Powell was previously placed on injured reserve shortly after the Colts claimed him off waivers in June.

Cassius Marsh
News
Marsh was released by the Patriots on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Marsh was traded to the Patriots this past offseason. In nine games with the team, Marsh totaled 19 tackles and a sack. He hasn't seen much action over the past few weeks and will likely cede most of his duties as a reserve defensive lineman to the recently signed Ricky Jean Francois.

Carlos Hyde
News
Hyde rushed 14 times for 78 yards and a touchdown while failing to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 26-16 win over Houston.

The highlight of Hyde's afternoon was his first touchdown since Week 6. He was originally bottled up down the middle on that play, but bounced it outside for a two-yard score to make it 10-3 just before the two-minute warning in the first half. San Francisco has won consecutive road games with Jimmy Garoppolo under center, so Hyde's workload should remain lofty at home next week against the Titans.

Robbie Gould
News
Gould made field goals from 52, 35, 25 and 41 yards in Sunday's 26-16 win over the Texans, when he also made both his extra-point tries.

Gould has now notched 29 points in two games since Jimmy Garoppolo took over as San Francisco's starting quarterback. While it remains to be seen whether his production increase continues, that's the best two-week stretch Gould has put together this season.

DeAndre Carter
News
Carter was waived by the 49ers on Saturday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports.

Carter didn't do much in the preseason to warrant a roster spot. He could be a candidate for the practice squad.

Erik Magnuson
Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
Darrell Williams
No Updates
D.J. Jones
News
Jones (knee) will not suit up Sunday against the Seahawks, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Jones suffered a knee injury during Week 8's loss to the Eagles, and while it wasn't serious enough to land him on IR, he has already been ruled out for Week 9. The 49ers will either turn to their practice squad or free agency to fill his depth role on the defensive line.

Pace Murphy
No Updates
Victor Bolden
News
Bolden has an ankle injury and is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Texans.

The undrafted rookie is deployed mainly in the return game, and he has no receptions yet this season, so the offense won't be affected much by his injury. Trent Taylor will likely return kickoffs in the meantime.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 15 vs. Tennessee
Joshua Garnett
News
Garnett (knee) was moved to injured reserve Saturday, Cam Inman of the Mercury News reports.

Garnett could possibly be lifted from IR at some point in the season if the 49ers elect him to be one of the two players they're allowed to activate.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
K'Waun Williams
News
Williams (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Williams had missed the 49ers' previous two games with the quad injury, but should immediately make a push for a high snap load now that he's healthy again. Over his seven games this season, Williams has logged 31 tackles, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups.

Arik Armstead
News
Armstead (hand) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, the 49ers' official site reports.

Armstead was placed on injured reserve after breaking his hand Sunday against the Redskins. The team signed defensive ends Leger Douzable and Tony McDaniel in his absence. While Armstead could return from the IR, it doesn't seem likely considering he'll be out at least four to six weeks recovering. The 23-year-old recorded 16 tackles and 1.5 sacks in six games this season.

Injury
Hand - Injured Reserve
Laken Tomlinson
News
Tomlinson was traded Thursday from the Lions to the 49ers in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round pick, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Tomlinson, a 2015 first-round pick, started 24 of 32 games during his two seasons with Detroit. He's seen most of his time at left guard during his professional career, and could unseat veteran Zane Beadles for starting duties at that position with his new team.

Antone Exum
News
Exum signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, the 49ers' official site reports.

Exum played the last three seasons with the Vikings, but spent the entire 2016 campaign on injured reserve. Look for the former sixth-round pick to play a depth role behind starting safety Adrian Colbert after Jimmie Ward (arm) was placed on injured reserve last week.

Dontae Johnson
News
Johnson made his preseason debut against the Vikings on Sunday after missing the team's first two exhibitions with a concussion.

With his injury in the rearview mirror, Johnson will look to begin the season as one of the 49ers' starting corners alongside Rashard Robinson.

Ronald Blair
News
Blair finished with four tackles (three solo) and a career-high two sacks in Sunday's 31-21 victory over the Giants.

Blair -- who was recently reinstated from injured reserve -- was filling in for Solomon Thomas (knee), who was a late scratch Sunday. The 24-year-old responded with the best performance of his young career. While the upcoming bye week should afford Thomas enough time to be ready for Week 12's matchup against Seattle, Blair's impressive showing could keep him in the starting lineup in place of the expendable Leger Douzable.

Aaron Burbridge
News
Burbridge (hamstring) was moved to injured reserve Saturday, Cam Inman of the Mercury News reports.

Burbridge injured his hamstring early on in training camp and is now set to miss the entire year. He's unlikely to come off injured reserve unless he agrees to an injury settlement.

Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Logan Paulsen
News
Paulsen signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Paulsen was let go by the 49ers for the third time this season in late October, but the team's tight end depth took a hit with George Kittle (leg) ruled out for Week 10 and Cole Hikutuni (knee) placed on injured reserve. The 30-year-old will likely serve as the team's secondary tight end against the Giants on Sunday and until Kittle is cleared to play.

DeForest Buckner
News
Buckner (ankle) is expected to be a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

The team's concerns that Buckner could be sidelined for an extended period of time seemingly ended Wednesday once it was clear Buckner would be returning to practice. His return hints that he'll be available for the season opener.

Donavin Newsom
Injury
Concussion - Injured Reserve
George Kittle
News
Kittle caught two passes (two targets) for 10 yards in Sunday's victory over the Texans.

This was the second consecutive week where we saw veteran Garrett Celek not only out-snap the rookie (61 to 20), but also outpace him in production as well. The developing timeshare was already damaging to Kittle's chances of being a standard league fantasy asset, but it now appears that he has become the clear-cut backup to Celek going forward.

Chris Jones
News
Jones (undisclosed) was moved to injured reserve Saturday, Cam Inman of the Mercury News reports.

The nature of Jones' injury isn't clear. He's likely stuck on IR through season's end, barring an injury settlement.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Kaleb Ramsey
Injury
Personal - Out for Week 15 vs. Tennessee
No Updates
Garry Gilliam
News
Gilliam is dealing with an MCL injury and will be placed on injured reserve this week, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Despite the fact that Gilliam's season had already been declared over, the details of his injury hadn't quite been understood. Gilliam should be back to full strength for the start of training camp in 2018.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Daniel Kilgore
News
Kilgore logged 29 snaps in Sunday's preseason loss to the Vikings.

The veteran lineman is coming off of hamstring surgery this past offseason, but his participation in team activities shows that he will begin the season healthy. Kilgore is the front-runner to win the 49ers' starting center job.

Earl Mitchell
News
Mitchell signed a four-year contract with the 49ers on Friday, NFL.com's Mike Garafolo reports.

Mitchell was cut by the Dolphins in a cap-saving move last week but it didn't take long for him to find a new home. While the Arizona product racked up a career-low 17 tackles and zero sacks last season, he could be in line for a rebound in 2017 if he can secure the Niners' first-string nose tackle job this summer; the incumbent starting nose tackle, Glenn Dorsey, is set to hit unrestricted free agency.

Pierre Garcon
News
The 49ers placed Garcon (neck) on injured reserve Saturday.

San Francisco general manager John Lynch revealed earlier this week that Garcon would be shut down for the season with the neck injury, but the 49ers waited a couple of days before making the IR move official. The loss of Garcon, who paced all 49ers pass catchers with 40 receptions and 500 receiving yards, should open up more targets for the team's complementary receivers, with the likes of Marquise Goodwin, Trent Taylor and Aldrick Robinson all perhaps in line to see their volumes in the passing game increase.

Injury
Neck - Injured Reserve
Malcolm Smith
News
Smith (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The IR move give the 49ers the flexibility to add another linebacker. Smith is still expected to miss the entire 2017 season, but is technically eligible to return after Week 8 if his recovery is faster than anticipated.

Injury
Pectoral - Injured Reserve
Leger Douzable
News
Douzable recorded five tackles, all solo, and two sacks in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Douzable made his presence felt in just his second game with the 49ers this season. He is now just half a sack shy of tying his single-season high, a milestone he could potentially surpass Sunday against the Cardinals.

Raheem Mostert
News
Mostert (knee) was placed on injured reserve by the 49ers on Monday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Mostert had been nursing a shoulder injury heading into Sunday's game against Seattle, but the knee injury sustained in the game is what ends his 2017 season. The move leaves the 49ers without a third running back for the time being, while Trent Taylor will likely step in to Mostert's prior role on kick returns.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Eli Harold
News
Harold (foot) is officially active for Thursday night's game against the Rams.

Harold first appeared on the injury report Wednesday, so it was difficult to know his chances of suiting up tonight. The 23-year-old will likely start at outside linebacker for the 49ers Thursday night, although he played only 34 percent of the defensive snaps in Week 2.

Kyle Nelson
No Updates
Tim Barnes
News
Barnes signed a contract Wednesday with the 49ers.

Barnes spent much of the offseason with the 49ers but didn't survive final roster cuts ahead of Week 1. Now back in San Francisco, Barnes will provide depth along the interior of the offensive line.

Elvis Dumervil
News
Dumervil recorded two solo tackles and one sack in Sunday's win over the Bears.

The veteran now has 10 tackles and 5.5 sacks in his first season by the Bay. What may be even more impressive is the fact that he reached Sunday's totals while only logging 14 snaps defensively, his second-lowest snap count of the season. He'll now turn his focus to Sunday's matchup with the Texans.

Tank Carradine
News
The 49ers activated Carradine off injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Carridine was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return following the 49ers' Week 3 loss to the Rams. He has been practicing with the team the last two weeks and finally appears set to return Sunday barring any setbacks. He is likely to challenge for a starting role at some point, but the team figures to ease him back into action right away.

Reuben Foster
News
Foster recorded seven tackles (all solo) in Sunday's victory over the Bears.

Seven tackles seems a bit low for San Francisco's defensive captain, but it was actually an impressive total when you consider the Bears ran just 36 offensive plays, the lowest total by a 49ers opponent since 1991. While their improved quarterback play (and in turn, increased offensive ball control) is partially to blame, this steep of a snap count drop seems unsustainable, so we could see a return to his usual double-digit totals sooner rather than later.

Zane Beadles
No Updates
Solomon Thomas
News
Thomas (knee) is listed as questionable for the 49ers' Week 12 matchup against the Seahawks, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Thomas has been sidelined the previous two weeks while nursing a knee injury. His status for Sunday's game does not figure to be confirmed until he goes through some warmups prior to kickoff. Should the rookie ultimately remain sidelined, Ronald Blair and Elivis Dumervil would likely continue seeing increased snaps.

Adrian Colbert
News
San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said Colbert (thumb) hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears, but a return for the 49ers' Week 14 matchup with the Texans appears more realistic for the safety, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Colbert sat out the 49ers' Week 11 loss to the Seahawks following thumb surgery, paving the way for Antone Exum to pick up a start in the defensive backfield. Though Colbert put forth a limited practice Wednesday, it doesn't sound like he's progressing quickly enough to avoid a multi-game absence.

C.J. Beathard
News
Beathard will remain in a reserve role this Sunday against the Texans after head coach Kyle Shanahan named Jimmy Garoppolo the starting quarterback on Monday, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports.

Beathard's recent hip and knee ailments made it easier for the 49ers to give Garoppolo his highly anticipated first start Sunday, which resulted in San Francisco earning its second victory of the season. Although Beathard was available as a backup, Garoppolo's strong showing cemented his starting status for this weekend. Considering Garoppolo's pedigree, it'd be surprising if he didn't start each of San Francisco's four remaining games, likely leaving the rookie Beathard's fantasy value reliant on an injury to his teammate.

Ahkello Witherspoon
News
Witherspoon suffered an MCL sprain in Sunday's 26-16 victory over the Texans, but he may avoid any time off, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Witherspoon's MRI was "encouraging," according to coach Kyle Shanahan, who also avoided ruling him out for Sunday's game against the Titans. K'Waun Williams would presumably fill in at cornerback should Witherspoon ultimately have to sit out.

Injury
Knee - MCL - Questionable for Week 15 vs. Tennessee
Mark Nzeocha
News
Nzeocha was waived by the Cowboys on Monday, Nick Eatman of the team's official site reports.

After the Cowboys acquired linebacker Jayrone Eliott in a trade from the Packers, Nzeocha was the casualty. Nzeocha played in six games last season and recorded three tackles. He's eligible to join the team as a practice squad member if he clears waivers.

Dexter McCoil
News
McCoil was waived by the Chargers on Saturday.

McCoil was active for two games this season and recorded a single tackle. The 26-year-old was let go to make room for running back Andre Williams, and remains eligible for the practice squad should he clear waivers.

Trent Brown
News
Coach Kyle Shanahan indicated Monday he has no expectations whether Brown (shoulder) will be available for the 49ers' Week 15 matchup against the Titans, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Brown was unable to play in Sunday's victory over the Texans, and his status going forward looks up in the air. His availability at practice throughout the week should give us a better idea. Darrell Williams would presumably fill in at right tackle should the 24-year-old ultimately be unable to go.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 15 vs. Tennessee
Joe Williams
News
The 49ers are placing Williams (ankle) on injured reserve, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

This doesn't necessarily mean the injury is serious; the 49ers may just be glad to keep their 2017 fourth-round pick without having to use a spot on the 53-man roster. Initially hyped as a candidate to earn a major role, Williams struggled with ball security and learning the offense throughout training camp and the preseason, while undrafted rookie Matt Breida proved to be a quick study. Breida presumably will enter the season as Carlos Hyde's top backup, with Raheem Mostert holding the No. 3 spot on the depth chart. Williams is still an intriguing asset in dynasty leagues, as Hyde can become a free agent after the season.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Jimmy Garoppolo
News
Garoppolo completed 20 of 33 passes for 334 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 26-16 win at Houston.

Garoppolo was intercepted in Houston territory during the first quarter but led a scoring drive capped by a Carlos Hyde run in the second. He added a six-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Celek late in the third quarter after hitting the tight end for a 61-yard gain earlier in the drive. While the former Patriots quarterback hasn't moved the needle much in terms of fantasy production himself, his presence under center has instilled some life into San Francisco's other offensive players. That effect was evident with Hyde here, as the veteran running back's touchdown in this one was his first since Week 6.

Brandon Fusco
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Fusco (biceps) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

Fusco missed a pair of practices again this week after playing every offensive snap in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, but it seems as though the team was just being cautious early in the week. The 29-year-old faced no limitations Friday appears set to go for Sunday.

Leon Hall
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Hall signed a contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

The 49ers parted ways with Hall less than a week earlier before he could make his team debut, but seeing the field in San Francisco's Week 8 matchup with the Eagles may be a more realistic possibility. Reserve cornerback K'Waun Williams suffered a quadriceps injury in last Sunday's loss to the Cowboys and is considered unlikely to play in Week 8, perhaps paving the way for Hall to be active on game day.

Andrew Lauderdale
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Dekoda Watson
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Watson (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Watson plays mainly in a reserve role, and it's unlikely he's called upon on defense Sunday. The eight-year linebacker has just four tackles (two solo) this season.

Eric Reid
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Reid was on the field for all 67 of the 49ers' defensive snaps Sunday, finishing with a team high seven tackles (all solo) in a 24-13 loss to the Seahawks.

The veteran safety tallied seven solo tackles for the second consecutive week after failing to top four in any game prior to Nov. 12. With both Jimmie Ward (forearm) and Jaquiski Tartt (forearm) down for the year, Reid has absorbed the majority of the tackles vacated by his fellow safeties and doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

Kyle Juszczyk
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Juszczyk hauled in three of four targets for 64 yards in Sunday's 26-16 victory over the Texans.

It was the versatile fullback's best yardage output of the season. Juszczyk has been seeing a small uptick in targets recently, hauling in 13 catches over the past four weeks. On the flip side, he has been completely absent from the running game, failing to receive more than one carry in any game this year. While his versatile production as a fullback is useful for the 49ers, it would take a unique fantasy format to render Juszczyk a viable option.

Channing Stribling
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Cameron Hunt
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Jimmie Ward
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The 49ers placed Ward on injured reserve Monday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Ward broke his arm in Sunday's game against the Eagles, so this move comes as no surprise. He will finish the season with 32 tackles (27 solo) and one pass defended. Adrian Colbert could fill in at free safety for the remainder of the season, unless the 49ers elect to shift Eric Reid, who recently converted to linebacker, back to the secondary.

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Forearm - Injured Reserve
Jimmie Gilbert
Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Aldrick Robinson
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Robinson had just one catch (three targets) for eight yards in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

Robinson technically started the game alongside Marquise Goodwin, but he didn't haul in his lone reception until the 49ers' final drive. While shoddy offensive line play is partially to blame for the lack of downfield action, it also appeared that the game plan was designed to get other receiving options involved. Robinson's three targets tied for fourth among San Francisco receivers. Goodwin has established himself as the No. 1 wideout in recent weeks, while Carlos Hyde (13 targets Sunday) remains heavily involved in the passing game, leaving Robinson behind with several other receivers to compete for whatever scraps remain.

Cole Hikutini
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Hikutini will be placed on injured reserve this week after suffering an MCL sprain in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

The team's third-string tight end will miss the remainder of the 2017 season following the injury designation. Given his place on the roster, there's no guarantee he'll stick around for the 2018 campaign which figures to have a fair amount of turnover in San Francisco.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Brock Coyle
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Coyle (concussion) has been cleared for football activities but not contact yet, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Not many defensive snaps should be expected out of Coyle this season, but his progression through protocol bodes well for a return soon.

Chanceller James
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Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Jaquiski Tartt
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Tartt (wrist) was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Tartt was initially designated questionable to return after suffering the injury in the first half. Eric Reid is the most likely candidate to step in at strong safety.

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Forearm - Injured Reserve
Pita Taumoepenu
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Taumoepenu (ankle) practiced without limitations Wednesday.

The rookie sixth-round pick is in line for his NFL debut Sunday against the Colts. However, he's projected to only be used as a depth linebacker and special teams man.