San Francisco
49ers
Stadium Levi's Stadium
13-3-0 Overall | 5-1 NFC WEST 1st
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense144.1251.829.9
Defense112.6192.119.4
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Sat  8/10
vs
Cowboys
W17-9
Week 3Mon  8/19
@
Broncos
W24-15
Week 4Sat  8/24
@
Chiefs
W27-17
Week 5Thu  8/29
vs
Chargers
L24-27
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/8
@
Buccaneers
W31-17
Week 2Sun  9/15
@
Bengals
W41-17
Week 3Sun  9/22
vs
Steelers
W24-20
Week 5Mon  10/7
vs
Browns
W31-3
Week 6Sun  10/13
@
Rams
W20-7
Week 7Sun  10/20
@
Redskins
W9-0
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to help the 49ers improve from 21 point per game to that 24.5 - 25 point range. Their emphasis on defense in the draft helps them improve to over 7 wins per sim, but not enough to win the division. They are one of 3 teams with 40/1, 2.4% odds to win the Super Bowl. Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 0.6% chance is #18 in the league. In simulations, they win the NFC 1.5% of the time and are not a good value at 20/1, 4.8%. The 49ers are averaging 7.5 wins per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 8 wins. At +190 the 49ers are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 24.3% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 7/2, 22.2%. They win the division in 9.2% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #11 in the NFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Oddsmakers expected them to win 6.2 based on their money line game odds. Their 4-12 record last season was very disappointing. They were not good against the spread going 5-11 (-710 loss). They went over 9 times and came in under 7 times. Based on computer simulations they only have a 46% chance to beat the Buccaneers in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are a below average scoring team based on points per game and a below average offensive TD per play rate. They are a very poor scoring defense based on points per game, despite having a much better yards per play allowed rank.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by George Kittle who is projected to be the #3 TE. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
51 Al-Shaair, Azeez LB6-222808/04/19972Florida Atlantic
56 Alexander, Kwon MLB6-122708/03/19946LSU
--- Alfieri, Joey LB6-222603/06/19961Stanford
--- Amichia, Kofi G6-330507/29/19941South Florida
91 Armstead, Arik DE6-729011/15/19936Oregon
--- Barrett, Alex DE6-326003/06/19941San Diego State
3 Beathard, C.J. QB6-221511/16/19934Iowa
--- Benjamin, Travis WR5-1017512/29/19899Miami (FL)
98 Blair, Ronald DE6-427001/21/19935Appalachian State
97 Bosa, Nick DE6-426610/23/19972Ohio State
--- Brendel, Jake C6-429909/10/19923UCLA
60 Brunskill, Daniel T6-530001/27/19942San Diego State
88 Celek, Garrett TE6-525205/29/19889Michigan State
26 Coleman, Tevin RB6-121004/16/19936Indiana
--- Compton, Tom G6-631505/10/19898South Dakota
82 Dwelley, Ross TE6-523501/26/19953San Diego
--- Edwards, Chris DB6-121812/23/19921Idaho
45 Flannigan-Fowles, Demetrius DB6-221009/04/19961Arizona
55 Ford, Dee OLB6-225203/19/19917Auburn
63 Garland, Ben G6-530404/06/19887Air Force
10 Garoppolo, Jimmy QB6-222511/02/19917Eastern Illinois
90 Givens, Kevin DT6-128503/01/19971Penn State
11 Goodwin, Marquise WR5-918511/19/19908Texas
9 Gould, Robbie K6-019012/06/198216Penn State
57 Greenlaw, Dre LB6-023005/25/19972Arkansas
36 Harris, Marcell DB6-020806/09/19943Florida
35 Harris, Tim CB6-120507/31/19952Virginia
43 Helm, Daniel TE6-425104/20/19951Duke
--- Henry, Willie DT6-328803/20/19943Michigan
17 Hurd, Jalen WR6-423001/23/19962Baylor
--- Hyder, Kerry DE6-227505/02/19915Texas Tech
13 James, Richie WR5-918509/05/19953Middle Tenn.
93 Jones, D.J. DT6-030501/19/19954Ole Miss
--- Jones-Smith, Jaryd T6-732009/03/19951Pittsburgh
44 Juszczyk, Kyle FB6-123504/23/19918Harvard
--- Kelly, Jermaine DB6-120402/26/19952San Jose State
--- Kindred, Derrick CB5-1021012/15/19933TCU
85 Kittle, George TE6-425010/09/19934Iowa
--- Kongbo, Jonathan DE6-525602/11/20301Tennessee
64 Lauderdale, Andrew T6-629111/22/19932New Hampshire
69 McGlinchey, Mike T6-831001/12/19953Notre Dame
28 McKinnon, Jerick RB5-920505/03/19927Georgia Southern
93 Mitchell, Earl DT6-331009/25/198710Arizona
33 Moore, Tarvarius DB6-220008/16/19963Southern Miss
41 Moseley, Emmanuel DB5-1119003/25/19963Tennessee
31 Mostert, Raheem RB5-1020504/09/19926Purdue
4 Mullens, Nick QB6-121003/21/19953Southern Miss
86 Nelson, Kyle LS6-224010/03/19869New Mexico State
53 Nzeocha, Mark OLB6-323501/19/19906Wyoming
18 Pettis, Dante WR6-119510/23/19953Washington
1 Poindexter, Shawn WR6-521312/13/19952Arizona
32 Reed, D.J. FS5-919911/11/19963Kansas State
76 Reynolds, Ross G6-430009/14/19951Iowa
58 Richburg, Weston C6-429507/09/19917Colorado State
19 Samuel, Deebo WR6-021501/15/19962South Carolina
25 Sherman, Richard CB6-320503/30/198810Stanford
67 Skule, Justin T6-631511/23/19962Vanderbilt
--- Smith, Ray DT6-130201/18/19971Boston College
74 Staley, Joe T6-530008/30/198414Central Michigan
95 Street, Kentavius DE6-228705/08/19962NC State
--- Tabor, Teez CB6-020112/31/19953Florida
29 Tartt, Jaquiski SS6-121502/12/19926Samford
77 Taylor, Jullian DT6-530501/30/19953Temple
15 Taylor, Trent WR5-818004/30/19944Louisiana Tech
--- Thieneman, Jacob DB6-121502/29/19961Purdue
94 Thomas, Solomon DE6-328008/26/19954Stanford
--- Thompson, Chris WR6-017505/09/19942Florida
75 Tomlinson, Laken G6-331502/09/19926Duke
--- Walker, Joe LB6-223612/11/19925Oregon
20 Ward, Jimmie CB5-1119507/18/19917Northern Illinois
54 Warner, Fred MLB6-323011/19/19963BYU
--- Wester, Leonard T6-630501/03/19933Missouri Western State
24 Williams, K'Waun DB5-918507/12/19916Pittsburgh
30 Wilson, Jeff RB6-021311/16/19953North Texas
6 Wishnowsky, Mitch P6-222003/02/19922Utah
23 Witherspoon, Ahkello CB6-319503/21/19954Colorado