|Offense||23rd||107.7 (16th)||187.7 (22nd)|
|Defense||22nd||124.3 (25th)||214.7 (15th)|
|54||Armstrong, Ray-Ray||OLB||6-3||220||3/5/1991||5||Miami (Fla.)|
|17||Bolden, Victor||WR||5-8||178||4/4/1995||R||Oregon State|
|10||Bourne, Kendrick||WR||6-1||203||8/4/1995||R||Eastern Washington|
|53||Bowman, NaVorro||MLB||6-0||242||5/28/1988||8||Penn State|
|22||Breida, Matt||RB||5-11||190||2/28/1995||R||Georgia Southern|
|95||Carradine, Tank||DE||6-4||270||2/18/1990||5||Florida State|
|88||Celek, Garrett||TE||6-5||252||5/29/1988||6||Michigan State|
|38||Colbert, Adrian||DB||6-2||205||10/6/1993||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|96||Cooper, Xavier||DE||6-4||300||11/30/1991||3||Washington State|
|63||Fusco, Brandon||G||6-4||306||7/26/1988||7||Slippery Rock|
|15||Garcon, Pierre||WR||6-0||211||8/8/1986||10||Mount Union|
|76||Gilliam, Garry||T||6-5||315||11/26/1990||4||Penn State|
|9||Gould, Robbie||K||6-0||190||12/6/1982||13||Penn State|
|2||Hoyer, Brian||QB||6-2||215||10/13/1985||9||Michigan State|
|28||Hyde, Carlos||RB||6-0||235||9/20/1990||4||Ohio State|
|30||Jackson, Asa||DB||5-10||183||12/2/1989||4||Cal Poly-S.L.O.|
|49||Jerome, Lorenzo||DB||5-10||204||1/20/1995||R||St. Francis (PA)|
|36||Johnson, Dontae||CB||6-2||200||12/1/1991||4||NC State|
|93||Jones, D.J.||DT||6-0||321||1/19/1995||R||Ole Miss|
|67||Kilgore, Daniel||C||6-3||308||12/18/1987||7||Appalachian State|
|47||Lee, Elijah||LB||6-2||229||2/8/1996||R||Kansas State|
|59||Lynch, Aaron||DE||6-6||270||3/8/1993||4||South Florida|
|86||Nelson, Kyle||LS||6-2||240||10/3/1986||6||New Mexico State|
|19||Robinson, Aldrick||WR||5-10||187||9/24/1988||5||Southern Methodist|
|74||Staley, Joe||T||6-5||315||8/30/1984||11||Central Michigan|
|81||Taylor, Trent||WR||5-8||178||4/30/1994||R||Louisiana Tech|
|25||Ward, Jimmie||CB||5-11||193||7/18/1991||4||Northern Illinois|
|97||Watson, Dekoda||LB||6-2||245||3/3/1988||8||Florida State|
|98||Blair, Ronald (IR)||DE||6-4||270||1/21/1993||2||Appalachian State|
|13||Burbridge, Aaron (IR)||WR||6-1||208||12/23/1993||2||Michigan State|
|65||Garnett, Joshua (IR)||G||6-5||321||2/21/1994||2||Stanford|
|47||Gilbert, Jimmie (IR)||LB||6-5||230||11/9/1994||R||Colorado|
|30||Iworah, Prince Charles (IR)||CB||5-11||193||3/11/1993||1||Western Kentucky|
|43||James, Chanceller (IR)||DB||6-2||208||9/26/1994||R||Boise State|
|83||Johnson, B.J. (IR)||WR||6-1||214||2/22/1993||R||Georgia Southern|
|20||Jones, Don (IR)||DB||5-11||195||5/14/1990||5||Arkansas State|
|93||Jones, Chris (IR)||DT||6-1||293||7/12/1990||5||Bowling Green|
|48||Newsom, Donavin (IR)||LB||6-2||240||10/13/1993||R||Missouri|
|23||Redmond, Will (IR)||CB||6-0||186||12/28/1993||2||Mississippi State|
|51||Smith, Malcolm (IR)||OLB||6-0||225||7/5/1989||7||Southern California|
|32||Williams, Joe (IR)||RB||5-11||205||9/4/1993||R||Utah|
|14||Carter, DeAndre||WR||5-8||190||4/10/1993||1||Sacramento State|
|60||Flynn, JP||G||6-5||320||8/30/1993||R||Montana State|
|Jones, Jarnor||DB||6-3||209||4/29/1994||R||Iowa State|
|McNichols, Jeremy||RB||5-9||214||12/26/1995||R||Boise State|
|1||Mullens, Nick||QB||6-1||187||3/21/1995||R||Southern Mississippi|
|Murphy, Pace||T||6-6||308||3/2/1994||2||Northwestern State-Louisiana|
|66||Nwachukwu, Noble||DE||6-2||275||11/30/1994||R||West Virginia|
|18||Smelter, DeAndre||WR||6-2||227||12/3/1991||1||Georgia Tech|
|75||Williams, Darrell||T||6-6||310||3/24/1993||R||Western Kentucky|
|Ramsey, Kaleb||DT||6-3||285||6/20/1989||2||Boston College|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
It was an unusually low tackle total for the Bowman in a game where the opponent ran the ball 32 times. The eight-year pro admitted that his body wasn't ready for the quick turnaround between last week's contest and Thursday's loss to the Rams, according to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee. That represents a larger issue that the NFL faces regarding player health in their quest for higher ratings on TNF. Expect Bowman to bounce back with 10 days of rest before next week's matchup against the Cardinals.
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.
Cooper likely won't carve out a big role in his first several weeks with his new team, but don't be surprised if the 24-year-old is a piece of the San Francisco defensive puzzle by the end of the season.
Celek trailed starter George Kittle in targets for the third consecutive week, but he provided the better stat line after hauling in one of Brian Hoyer's two touchdown passes. The veteran tight end saw just one target over the 49ers' previous two games, so there isn't much to read into from a fantasy perspective.
Jackson has resided on the 49ers practice squad since being released at roster cutdowns, and now takes the roster spot of cornerback Keith Reaser. The 27-year-old will likely serve as a depth cornerback but could also have some opportunities on special teams.
Taylor was also the intended target on a potential game-tying two-point conversion pass that was tipped and secured by the Rams. The rookie fifth-round pick did get into the end zone for the first time as a pro earlier, however, bringing in a three-yard throw from Brian Hoyer with 5:08 remaining. Taylor has tallied modest production thus far in a passing game that has been progressively finding itself, but a college resume that includes a 136-reception, 1,803-yard, 12-touchdown senior season lends credence to the notion that Taylor could eventually develop into a strong PPR producer.
Bourne was active for the 49ers' season-opening loss to the Panthers, but only logged 10 snaps, with seven coming on special teams. He'll don street clothes in Week 2, with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan opting to keep return specialist Victor Bolden active instead as the team's No. 5 wideout.
The 49ers snagged Lee, the Vikings' seventh-round draft pick in April, off Minnesota's practice squad. He'll provide depth at linebacker in the wake of Reuben Foster's (ankle) expected month-long absence.
Showing no signs of the ankle injury he suffered in the 49ers' season finale, Robinson reportedly made a leaping interception on a deep pass from Brian Hoyer during seven-on-seven drills. He rolled with the first-string unit because Jimmie Ward (collarbone) wasn't able to participate in full, but if Ward switches to safety ahead of the upcoming campaign as expected, Robinson would likely become a mainstay in the starting lineup.
The injury Staley suffered in the third exhibition proved to be of little concern. Now confirmed to be healthy, the Central Michigan product is set to open the season as the starting left tackle.
Armstrong got the start at left outside linebacker as expected, replacing Reuben Foster (ankle), who is expected to miss at least a few more weeks. The 28-year-old held up his end of the bargain in terms of wrapping up the ball carrier, finishing just behind NaVorro Bowman for the team lead in tackles. Armstrong looked shaky in coverage at times, but for IDP purposes, his run defense should keep him relevant until Foster returns from injury.
Lynch was considered questionable and was ultimately inactive for Sunday's season-opening loss to the Panthers, but he's had no issues thus far this week. The 24-year-old is likely only a depth player on the 49ers' defensive front at this point.
This is a favorable landing spot for the fifth-round rookie after he was waived by the Buccaneers on Saturday. The 49ers only have three tailbacks on their roster, including undrafted rookie Matt Breida and special teams ace Raheem Mostert. It isn't hard to imagine a scenario in which Carlos Hyde suffers an injury and McNichols joins the 53-man roster as an immediate contributor.
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.
Breida was able to make an impact in the passing game for the first time this season, but outside of that, it was the Carlos Hyde show in an unlikely shootout. The undrafted rookie did receive an entire drive to himself during Hyde's brief injury absence, but he was unable to replicate any of last week's big gains on the ground. The 49ers' starter is occupying a three-down role in addition to serving as the team's goal-line back, limiting Breida's value to that of a handcuff.
Goodwin's production was largely comprised of his season-long 50-yard reception, as he was largely inefficient with his targets otherwise. The 26-year-old has struggled to adapt to the role of starting receiver thus far, notching just eight catches for 109 yards through three games. While Goodwin's presence does serve to threaten defenses over the top, his lack of overall production could eventually cause him to drop down the pecking order. Rookie fifth-round pick Trent Taylor is much more suited for the role of slot receiver, but another downfield specialist, Aldrick Robinson, lurks behind Taylor at the No. 4 slot, and boasts the added advantage of having previously worked with head coach Kyle Shanahan in Washington. Goodwin will look to build on Thursday's season-high receiving yardage tally against the Cardinals in Week 4.
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.
Hyde gutted out a sore hip that caused him to exit briefly in the first half to set up the Niners for a potential game-tying two-point conversion with just over two minutes remaining. The potential game-tying pass from Brian Hoyer to Trent Taylor was unsuccessful, but Hyde finished with what was a rewarding performance for his fantasy owners. Despite summer rumblings that head coach Kyle Shanahan was looking for a reason to potentially reduce his role, Hyde has once again emerged as the clear-cut lead back despite a new offensive system. He's tallied 40 carries for 208 yards and Thursday's pair of scores over the last two games, so he appears to be quite the natural fit in Shanahan's scheme thus far. He'll look to continue grinding out the yards in a Week 4 road tilt against the Cardinals.
Gould hit from 36 and 48 yards out, bringing him up to a perfect 6-for-6 on field-goal tries this season. His missed PAT in the third quarter proved to be costly after the 49ers failed to make up for it with a two-point conversion attempt later in the game, ultimately falling two points short of a miraculous comeback. All things considered, it was a successful night from a fantasy perspective, as Gould's nine points matched the nine he scored last week against the Seahawks. The 34-year-old remains a safe kicking option next week against the Cardinals.
Carter didn't do much in the preseason to warrant a roster spot. He could be a candidate for the practice squad.
It was Bolden's second special teams touchdown of the preseason after he returned a kickoff for 104 yards against the Broncos on Aug. 19. The undrafted rookie's strong contributions as a return man bode well for his prospects of making the 53-man roster.
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.
The 25-year-old played his first two seasons out of Pittsburgh with the Browns before spending 2016 without a team. The 49ers have reportedly had their eye on Williams, and have opted to give him a shot with a club. He drew 10 starts during his 26 games with the Browns, while recording recording 77 tackles, two sacks, 10 passes defended, and three forced fumbles in the process. He figures to either compete for a backup role at free safety providing depth behind Eric Reid or try to find a more prominent role at cornerback.
Armstead finished 2016 on injured reserve due to the injury, but it shouldn't restrict him at all heading into OTAs and training camp. The former first-round pick looks primed to fill one of the starting roles at defensive end in the 49ers' 4-3 defense this season.
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.
Blair was dealing with a groin injury earlier this preseason, but his nagging thumb will force him to IR to begin the year. Because the move came after the roster cut deadline, the defensive lineman can return to the 49ers after Week 6.
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.
Paulsen was waived in order to create a roster spot for defensive tackle Xavier Cooper, but with fellow tackle Rondald Blair headed for injured reserve, San Francisco temporality has another roster spot open. Paulsen is expected to serve as the team's primary backup tight end for 2017.
The 23-year-old made a triumphant return to the lineup after suffering an ankle injury in the first week of the preseason. Buckner will start at defensive tackle this season after turning in strong results (73 tackles and six sacks) during his rookie campaign.
The concussion occurred as the result of a collision. Newsom figured to be a long shot at landing on the final roster before landing on the IR. He will remain there for the rest of the season unless he and the team reach an injury settlement.
Kittle was able to suit up despite being limited in practice for the third consecutive week. The rookie led all San Francisco tight ends with three targets, but it was Garret Celek who cashed in on one of Brian Hoyer's two passing touchdowns. Head coach Kyle Shanahan is proving yet again that he prefers to use his wideouts (23 targets) and running backs (nine targets) to attack defenses through the air, which limits Kittle's fantasy value even though he is technically starting.
The nature of Jones' injury isn't clear. He's likely stuck on IR through season's end, barring an injury settlement.
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.
The performance was one that both Garcon and head coach Kyle Shanahan -- who served as offensive coordinator during part of the former's tenure in Washington -- likely envisioned when bringing him west in the offseason. Garcon looked and played the part of a true No. 1 receiver throughout the night, making a number of impressive plays. A nifty 19-yard toe-dragging grab on the sideline early in the third needed a replay challenge before being rightfully deemed a catch, while his outstretched 59-yard reception deep down the left sideline with just over six minutes remaining put the Niners into Rams territory on a drive that would culminate in a Trent Taylor touchdown. Garcon made a number of other noteworthy receptions throughout the contest as well and may have made a significant leap forward in his rapport with Hoyer. He'll look to continue producing in a tough Week 4 road tilt versus the Cardinals.
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.
Mostert received his first offensive action of the season after Carlos Hyde went down with a hip injury in the first quarter. The 25-year-old suffered an untimely fumble as the 49ers tried to climb out of an early hole, and he didn't receive another carry for the rest of the game. Mostert's faux pas combined with Hyde's triumphant return will limit the speedy back to a special-teams role going forward.
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 defensive snaps in Week 2.
Hoyer's impressive final line was due in overwhelmingly large part to the impressive connection he displayed with top target Pierre Garcon, and to a 50-yard hook-up with speedy No. 2 option Marquise Goodwin. However, his two scoring throws went elsewhere, as he tossed a one-yard touchdown to Garrett Celek early in the fourth quarter and then found rookie Trent Taylor from three yards out with 5:08 remaining. Hoyer couldn't connect with Taylor again when it counted most, though, as he misfired on a would-be game-tying two-point conversion pass with 2:13 remaining. Despite the disappointing final outcome, Hoyer's performance represented a significant step forward after he'd thrown for a combined 292 yards and no touchdowns through his first two games. He'll look to continue thriving in head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense when the Niners face off with the Cardinals on the road in Week 4.
After being let go by the Ravens in March, Dumervil will latch on with the rebuilding 49ers, providing a veteran presence to a young core of pass rushers. The 33-year-old appears likely to take on a rotational rusher role, but will also serve as a mentor to the likes of 2017 No. 3 overall pick Solomon Thomas, 2016 first-round pick DeForest Buckner and 2015 first-round pick Arik Armstead. Dumervil, a five-time Pro Bowler, has a prior relationship with new 49ers general manager John Lynch, who was his teammate early in his career with the Broncos.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan didn't provide a recovery timetable, but did indicate that the 49ers had a decision to make on if Carradine should be place on IR. Solomon Thomas will likely replace the 28-year-old at right defensive end, while Elvis Dumervil could potentially see more snaps, as well.
Foster is expected to miss about a month due to the high-ankle sprain he suffered Week 1. He could still become an IDP fixture once healthy, but that probably won't happen any sooner than Week 5 or 6. NaVorro Bowman and Ray-Ray Armstrong are tied for the team lead at 20 tackles apiece.
The talented rookie continues to officially be used as a backup despite out-snapping the 49ers' starting right end, Tank Carradine, for the second straight week. Not handing a starting job to a high draft pick has become common practice in the NFL, but as long as Thomas continues to show improvement and see the majority of defensive snaps, then he should be considered the "starter" by IDP owners.
Colbert collided with WR Trent Taylor on a deep pass and was slow to get up afterwards. Unfortunately the extent of his injury isn't clear at this point in time.
Beathard had been operating as San Francisco's third-string quarterback, behind starter Brian Hoyer and fellow backup Matt Barkley. The movement up the depth chart may be temporary, but it's a positive sign for the rookie signal caller, as it shows that the coaching staff is giving him serious consideration in a battle for the 49ers' primary backup job.
In terms of size and athleticism, there's not much difference between Witherspoon and Kevin King, who the Packers selected 33rd overall. At 6-foot-3, 198 pounds, Witherspoon logged a 4.45-second 40 at the Combine, adding a 40.5-inch vertical and 127-inch broad jump. He was a leading contributor on a dominant Colorado pass defense, and he makes a fine selection for the 49ers here.
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.
Watson had struggled to stay healthy the past few years, but he strung together a full, 16-game season with the Broncos in 2016 and wound up leading the team with 11 special-teams tackles. While he could theoretically carve out a rotational role at linebacker this summer, look for him to do most of his work for the Niners on special teams.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Reid is unlikely to return against the Cardinals in Week 5. There is no clear timetable for his return, but Shanahan also indicated that Reid is further behind Reuben Foster (ankle) in his recovery, who's status for the Arizona game will depend on next week's practices..
Juszczyk has been paving the way for Carlos Hyde this season, limiting him to one carry and three receptions (on five targets) to date. With a concussion in tow, there's no telling when Juszczyk will complete the league's rigorous protocol. Fortunately, the 49ers don't play against until Oct. 1, but if his status begins to wane, the team may add another fullback to the mix next week.
The start to Ward's 2017 campaign was slowed by a lingering hamstring injury -- and he was limited in practice this week -- but the safety has now started in two consecutive games, totaling 12 tackles while chipping in a pass defensed. When healthy, the former corner brings a unique combination of physicality and coverage skills to the table in IDP formats.
Robinson tied starting slot receiver, Trent Taylor, in targets, but the latter was the beneficiary of one of Brian Hoyer's two touchdown passes. The veteran is clearly the 49ers' No. 4 receiving option, a position that didn't result in much production even on a night where the team passed for over 300 yards. It would take an injury to one of San Francisco's starting wideouts for Robinson to gain any fantasy value.
Hikutini didn't log many snaps in the preseason, so his departure isn't surprising. If he clears waivers, he could be signed to the practice squad.
Coyle will have to pass concussion protocol testing before he can return to football activities. Look for more updates on his status to come next week.
The 2016 third-round draft pick failed to rehab from an ankle issue this preseason after missing all of last year with a significant knee injury. The 49ers could reclaim Redmond and place him on injured reserve if he passes through waivers Saturday.
Tartt will have to pass concussion protocol testing before returning to football activities. With Eric Reid (knee) already sidelined, expect Lorenzo Jerome to finish the contest at strong safety.
This looks like a pure depth grab here with San Francisco already loaded along the front four. That said, Taumoepenu has some athleticism, notching a 4.67 in the 40-yard dash. He is undersized, even at defensive end, checking in at 6-foot-1 and just 243 pounds. His lack of size coupled with San Francisco's depth up front means that it could be awhile before Taumoepenu sees the field.