Monday, September 7, 2020

San Francisco 49ers 2020 Fantasy Football Projections

In addition to viewing our 2020 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2020 fantasy football projections for the San Francisco 49ers.

MORE: Fantasy football projections for all 32 NFL teams


Jimmy Garoppolo441.7302.63511.522.5312.1548.372.50.97219.35
As productive as they are running the ball, it's no surprise that only the Titans (26.9/G) threw it less often than the 49ers (28.2/G) in 2019. While Garoppolo finished 14th in fantasy points (in large part to his 16-game durability), he was only 22nd on a per-game basis last season.
Nick Mullens30.719.6230.31.441.015.1-4.6012.49


Raheem Mostert177.8835.77.1120.6189.51.65155.08
Mostert was terrific down the stretch, scoring in all but one of his final nine games counting the postseason including a 29/220/4 rushing performance in the NFC Championship Game. Even so, Kyle Shanahan prefers a hot-hand approach at running back and the team still has a crowded backfield room even without Matt Breida, who is now in Miami.
Tevin Coleman137.2603.74.819.5167.71.46114.7
Since the calendar flipped to December, Coleman had just one game (in eight) with more than six carries -- 22/105/2 rushing against the Vikings in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. While Mostert may be the team's most-productive running back in 2020, Coleman will have his share of big outings with the potential to vastly outperform his current ADP.
Jerick McKinnon71.1295.11.7819.2136.30.7758.44
Expectations are that McKinnon will be third, at best, among the team's running backs in terms of fantasy production. Given the fluid nature of the running back depth chart throughout the season and the production that Kyle Shanahan coaches out of the backfield, McKinnon is worthy of a late-round dart throw in 2020 fantasy drafts.
Kyle Juszczyk20.375.10.217.1167.60.6829.55
Jeff Wilson26.7105.


Deebo Samuel57.7761.64.6214123.20.77120.82
Samuel exceeded 100 scrimmage yards in four of his final eight regular-season games and only 12 wide receivers scored more fantasy points per game than he did from Weeks 10-17. Even though the team used a first-round pick on Brandon Aiyuk, Samuel was poised for a major step forward in year two before suffering a Jones fracture in his foot in June. While he has been ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation, it's likely that he's on a snap count early in the season if he's ready for the opener.
Brandon Aiyuk42.6549.53.27.651.70.2380.7
Aiyuk averaged nearly double-digit yards after the catch over his career, per PFF. With the league's most creative offensive mind scheming him open, Aiyuk has a chance to surpass rookie expectations similar to how Samuel did last year.
Trent Taylor27.3279.81.500036.98
Kendrick Bourne19.8233.61.9800035.24
Dante Pettis1.920.50.110002.71


George Kittle72.4977.45.79000132.48
Kittle missed a couple of games and his 2019 numbers (85/1,053/5) took a small dip compared to 2018 (88/1,377/5), but it's a two-player tier at the top of the TE position with Kittle and Travis Kelce.
Jordan Reed25.2262.11.8900037.55
Reed is clearly second fiddle to Kittle and durability is a major concern, especially given his well-documented concussion history. When he's healthy, however, he has difference-making abilities and few coaches will get the most out of him the way his former coach (Shanahan) will.
Ross Dwelley3.327.10.30004.51

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