San Francisco
49ers
Stadium Levi's Stadium
8-1-0 Overall | 2-1 NFC WEST 1st
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense161.823028.8
Defense107.8176.114.3
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 LB6-222808/04/19970Florida Atlantic
91 Armstead, Arik DE6-729011/15/19935Oregon
3 Beathard, C.J. QB6-221511/16/19933Iowa
98 Blair, Ronald DE6-427001/21/19934Appalachian State
97 Bosa, Nick DE6-426610/23/19970Ohio State
84 Bourne, Kendrick WR6-119008/04/19953Eastern Washington
22 Breida, Matt RB5-1119502/28/19953Georgia Southern
60 Brunskill, Daniel T6-526001/27/19944No College
99 Buckner, DeForest DT6-729503/17/19944Oregon
88 Celek, Garrett TE6-525205/29/19888Michigan State
26 Coleman, Tevin RB6-121004/16/19935Indiana
96 Day, Sheldon DT6-128507/01/19944Notre Dame
82 Dwelley, Ross TE6-523501/26/19952San Diego
55 Ford, Dee DE6-225203/19/19916Auburn
63 Garland, Ben G6-530404/06/19886Air Force
10 Garoppolo, Jimmy QB6-222511/02/19916Eastern Illinois
11 Goodwin, Marquise WR5-918511/19/19907Texas
9 Gould, Robbie K6-019012/06/198215Penn State
57 Greenlaw, Dre LB6-023005/25/19970Arkansas
36 Harris, Marcell DB6-020806/09/19942Florida
13 James, Richie WR5-918509/05/19952Middle Tenn.
93 Jones, D.J. DT6-030501/19/19953Ole Miss
44 Juszczyk, Kyle FB6-123504/23/19917Harvard
85 Kittle, George TE6-425010/09/19933Iowa
--- Lee, Elijah OLB6-223002/08/19963Kansas State
69 McGlinchey, Mike T6-831001/12/19952Notre Dame
5 McLaughlin, Chase K6-117504/09/19960Illinois
33 Moore, Tarvarius FS6-220008/16/19962Southern Miss
41 Moseley, Emmanuel DB5-1119003/25/19962Tennessee
31 Mostert, Raheem RB5-1020504/09/19925Purdue
4 Mullens, Nick QB6-121003/21/19952Southern Miss
86 Nelson, Kyle LS6-224010/03/19868New Mexico State
53 Nzeocha, Mark OLB6-323501/19/19905Wyoming
68 Person, Mike G6-430506/17/19889Montana State
18 Pettis, Dante WR6-119510/23/19952Washington
32 Reed, D.J. FS5-919911/11/19962Kansas State
58 Richburg, Weston C6-429507/09/19916Colorado State
19 Samuel, Deebo WR6-021501/15/19960South Carolina
17 Sanders, Emmanuel WR5-1118003/17/198710SMU
25 Sherman, Richard CB6-320503/30/19889Stanford
67 Skule, Justin T6-631511/23/19960Vanderbilt
74 Staley, Joe T6-530008/30/198413Central Michigan
29 Tartt, Jaquiski SS6-121502/12/19925Samford
77 Taylor, Jullian DT6-530501/30/19952Temple
94 Thomas, Solomon DE6-328008/26/19953Stanford
83 Toilolo, Levine TE6-826807/30/19917Stanford
75 Tomlinson, Laken G6-331502/09/19925Duke
20 Ward, Jimmie FS5-1119507/18/19916Northern Illinois
54 Warner, Fred MLB6-323011/19/19962BYU
24 Williams, K'Waun DB5-918507/12/19915Pittsburgh
30 Wilson, Jeff RB6-021311/16/19952North Texas
6 Wishnowsky, Mitch P6-222003/02/19920Utah
23 Witherspoon, Ahkello CB6-319503/21/19953Colorado