The 49ers Michael Crabtree will miss most if not all of the upcoming season (can Anquan Boldin survive as a #1 ?). A few WRs will be returning from injury riddled 2012 campaigns as Percy Harvin, Miles Austin, Desean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, and Hakeem Nicks will be risky selections heading into the season but each has the potential to post rock solid WR2 value if they reach their potential and can avoid the trainers table. Justin Blackmon (4 games) and Josh Gordon (2 games) will see their fantasy stock take a hit based on suspensions but they make for solid value plays later in your draft.
No, you did not predict this in week 1. Facing off in a highly anticipated NFC West rivalry game, both the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks have a lot on the line Sunday night. A win for the 49ers and they will go on to clinch their second consecutive division title. A win for the Seahawks clinches their spot in the playoff and also leaves the NFC West title up for grabs. With both teams had impressive wins the week before, this game will arguably be the most intriguing matchup on the Week 16 schedule. That also makes it a craps-shoot for those still in their fantasy football league playoffs.
Despite Niners HC Jim Harbaugh claiming that he will not decide on a starting QB until Sunday it has become quite clear that Alex Smith will be riding the pine in favor of the youngster. The matchup is a fantastic one even for a somewhat unproven QB on a run heavy team.