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|Jimmy Garoppolo is a high floor, but low upside quarterback that will likely go undrafted or as one of the final quarterbacks selected in most standard fantasy leagues this season.
Despite finishing with the NFL's second-highest-scoring offense, the 49ers threw the fourth-fewest pass attempts in 2019 and had the second-lowest pass-to-rush ratio in the league. Although the 49ers will likely be a more balanced team than most, the chances of them finishing with more rush attempts than pass attempts again in 2020 is quite low. That should mean a higher number of total pass attempts for Garoppolo here in 2020, thus a higher ceiling for fantasy production. The team still lacks a locked-in WR1 but they really didn't have one heading into 2019 either and Garoppolo still finished as a borderline QB1 for fantasy.
Still, the obvious upside problem with Garoppolo is that he lacks any sort of rushing ability. He averages fewer than five yards rushing per game throughout his career and he's rushed for just two total touchdowns in 26 starts as a pro. Those are Peyton Manning-like numbers in the running game. We've seen that running the ball at quarterback is a massive tool so it makes sense that he's going off the board as a mid-level QB2 in mock drafts.
| Jimmy Garoppolo will start in Week 5|
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 9, 4:25 pm
|#49ers injury report vs. #Dolphins
RB Raheem Mostert-knee
WR Deebo Samuel-illness
QB Jimmy Garoppolo will start. (Matt Maiocco on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Garoppolo (ankle) was limited in practice this week. He'll slide into his normal QB2 value in a decent matchup against the Dolphins. C.J. Beathard will be the No.2 quarterback.
| George Kittle back at practice, Garoppolo sits|
Raheem Mostert also missed practice today
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 30, 3:40 pm
|Shanahan said George Kittle will be “full go” in practice today. Kyle Shanahan says Jimmy Garoppolo will not practice today. (Matt Barrows on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It sounds like Nick Mullens is going to get another start for the 49ers. The addition of Kittle will help the passing attack against the Eagles who gave up 312 yards and 2 TDs to Joe Burrow last week. Raheem Mostert also missed practice today.
| George Kittle a gametime decision|
Questionable with knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 25, 1:00 pm
|Coach Kyle Shanahan, speaking Friday morning on KNBR's "Murph & Mac Show," said the All-Pro will be a game-time decision for the 49ers' matchup Sunday against the New York Giants. George Kittle likely is to be listed as "questionable" with his knee injury. (NBC BayArea)|
FFToday's Take: The 49ers will be without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and their two top running backs, Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman. Kittle has been limited in practice this week and the team has some concerns with the field conditions at MetLife Stadium. If Kittle sits, Jordan Reed would be viable TE2 play even on limited snaps.