Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Fantasy Football Projections 2021: San Francisco 49ers

Our 2021 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2021 fantasy football projections for the San Francisco 49ers.

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Trey Lance366.62312712.816.59.1775.9417.53.04216.16
Jimmy Garoppolo176.5118.31394.49.095.2117.730.10.4487.37

Trey Lance: If Lance isn't named the Week 1 starter, fantasy managers will look to the team's bye (Week 6) as the next logical point to potentially hand the reigns over to the rookie signal-caller. Not only is Lance making a big jump from the FCS level to the NFL, but North Dakota State played only one game in 2020. Once Lance takes over, however, the dual-threat talent has the potential to make a similar fantasy impact as Josh Allen and RG3 did as rookie quarterbacks.

Jimmy Garoppolo: Jimmy G. may begin the season as the starter, but it's only a matter of time before his starting gig is up. Even when Garoppolo played a full 16-game season in 2019 and finished as fantasy's QB14, he only ranked 22nd in fantasy points scored per game.


Raheem Mostert156.9729.65.8834.9293.72167.06
Trey Sermon146.7652.85.1327.9234.11.6143.02
Kyle Juszczyk1971.30.3821180.71.245.18
Wayne Gallman31.6134.30.953.524.60.224.54
Jeff Wilson15.267.60.423.528.80.215.11
Elijah Mitchell10.

Raheem Mostert: Missing half of the season, Mostert finished the year with 677 scrimmage yards (84.6/G) and only three touchdowns on 120 touches (15/G). Mostert has career averages of 5.6 YPC and 10.0 Y/R, but it's possible that Trey Sermon emerges as the team's top fantasy running back at some point this season.

Trey Sermon: Not only does Sermon have the highest draft pedigree (third round) among the team's running backs, but the Niners traded up to draft him. Given his frame, balance and vision, the team could look to make him their featured back sooner than later (as much as Kyle Shanahan will feature an individual back, that is).


Brandon Aiyuk65.5854.35.511.499.80.91166.62
Deebo Samuel65.7827.6515.2124.61.14164.91
Jalen Hurd16.6246.41.500041.94
Richie James11.4182.8100029.98
Mohamed Sanu8.7106.80.700019.23
Trent Sherfield1.722.60.10003.71
Nsimba Webster0.910.30.10002.08

Brandon Aiyuk: Aiyuk missed four games as a rookie, but he showed why the 49ers selected him in the first round in 2020. Finishing with 60 receptions for 748 yards and five touchdowns and added 77 rushing yards over 12 games, Aiyuk had a six-game stretch (Weeks 7 to 15 excluding missed games) with a minimum of 73 yards per game and an average of 94.7 over that stretch.

Deebo Samuel: Foot and hamstring injuries (plus the COVID-19 list) limited Samuel to only seven games in 2020. Samuel played only one snap (his final snap of 2020) against WFT in Week 14, but he had 65-plus yards in each of the final four games in which he appeared before that. Due to his physical playing style, he's always a threat to miss time, but he's a viable WR3 in the weeks that he's on the field.


George Kittle75.8973.45.76.339.40.16174.34
Charlie Woerner5.255.40.400010.54
Ross Dwelley4.447.20.30008.72

George Kittle: Missing exactly half of the 2020 season, Kittle had 48/634/2 in eight games, comparable to a 96/1,268/4 (16-game) pace. In the previous two seasons, Kittle had 85/1,053/5 in 2019 and 88/1,377/5 in 2018. As long as his health cooperates, Kittle should approach another 1,000-yard campaign even if the team transitions to Trey Lance early in the season.

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