2016 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
San Francisco 49ers
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The 49ers overhauled the coaching staff during the offseason, which is a plus, but the roster also needs plenty of re-working. The team still lacks key pieces on both sides of the ball and should struggle again this year despite better coaching in place. Another season below .500 should be expected, but at least the offense should be more exciting this year with Chip Kelly calling plays.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Many thought running back Carlos Hyde was going to have a breakout year last season, but that didn't happen. He was slowed by a foot injury and poor offensive play by his team. Things are looking up for him to have that big year this season, though. He has one of the top offensive minds in the game calling plays. Hyde should be the workhorse back in an offense that should produce plenty of yards and points. He has great total yardage potential for the coming season and could emerge as a low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams.
FANTASY DUD
Tight end Vance McDonald emerged as the starter for the 49ers last year and did well in that role. He had a few big games along the way and showed he could be counted on to start in this league. Don't get too high on him, though. He failed to top 75 yards in a game and moves to an offense this season that doesn't always feature the tight end. Zach Ertz did really well down the stretch last season for the Eagles, but he was hit or miss early in the year and has a lot more talent than McDonald. We don't see McDonald emerging as a top fantasy tight end.

Team Notes

Jun 23, 07:13 PM San Francisco 49ers CB Will Redmond signed a four-year deal Thursday, June 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Jun 21, 01:23 AM San Francisco 49ers RB DuJuan Harris saw extended reps in the offseason, and he and RB Kelvin Taylor will be looking to move up the depth chart. Currently Harris and Taylor are behind RBs Carlos Hyde and Shaun Draughn in the pecking order.
Jun 21, 01:23 AM San Francisco 49ers RB DuJuan Harris saw extended reps in the offseason, and he and RB Kelvin Taylor will be looking to move up the depth chart. Currently Harris and Taylor are behind RBs Carlos Hyde and Shaun Draughn in the pecking order.
Jun 21, 01:23 AM San Francisco 49ers RB DuJuan Harris saw extended reps in the offseason, and he and RB Kelvin Taylor will be looking to move up the depth chart. Currently Harris and Taylor are behind RBs Carlos Hyde and Shaun Draughn in the pecking order.
Jun 21, 01:23 AM San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith inherits the No. 1 spot in the depth chart with WR Anquan Boldin no longer with the organization. It will be the first time in Smith's career that he is the unquestioned go-to guy. Smith wants to be more than just a deep threat and worked to develop a good rapport with QB Blaine Gabbert in the offseason.

Fantasy Impact: We think Smith is undervalued right now. He has a chance to get a ton of targets in this offense.
Jun 21, 01:23 AM San Francisco 49ers RB DuJuan Harris saw extended reps in the offseason, and he and RB Kelvin Taylor will be looking to move up the depth chart. Currently Harris and Taylor are behind RBs Carlos Hyde and Shaun Draughn in the pecking order.
Jun 21, 01:23 AM San Francisco 49ers WRs Bruce Ellington, Quinton Patton and Jerome Simpson are in the mix for the starting job opposite WR Torrey Smith. WR Dres Anderson isn't expected to be consistent enough to shoulder the load, but he is also in the battle. WR DeAndrew White has plenty of size, but he is considered closer to the roster bubble than he is to being a regular contributor.
Jun 21, 01:23 AM San Francisco 49ers WRs Bruce Ellington, Quinton Patton and Jerome Simpson are in the mix for the starting job opposite WR Torrey Smith. WR Dres Anderson isn't expected to be consistent enough to shoulder the load, but he is also in the battle. WR DeAndrew White has plenty of size, but he is considered closer to the roster bubble than he is to being a regular contributor.
Jun 21, 01:23 AM San Francisco 49ers WRs Bruce Ellington, Quinton Patton and Jerome Simpson are in the mix for the starting job opposite WR Torrey Smith. WR Dres Anderson isn't expected to be consistent enough to shoulder the load, but he is also in the battle. WR DeAndrew White has plenty of size, but he is considered closer to the roster bubble than he is to being a regular contributor.
Jun 21, 01:23 AM San Francisco 49ers WRs Bruce Ellington, Quinton Patton and Jerome Simpson are in the mix for the starting job opposite WR Torrey Smith. WR Dres Anderson isn't expected to be consistent enough to shoulder the load, but he is also in the battle. WR DeAndrew White has plenty of size, but he is considered closer to the roster bubble than he is to being a regular contributor.
Jun 21, 01:13 AM San Francisco 49ers RB Shaun Draughn's ability to catch passes brings some versatility to the offense, and beat writer Michael Wagaman predicts Draughn will see plenty of playing time.
Jun 21, 01:13 AM San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde is expected to keep the top spot in the backfield as long as he can stay healthy.
Jun 20, 02:23 PM San Francisco 49ers WRs DeAndre Smelter and RB Mike Davis were left off the 53-man roster projection, according to ESPN.com's Michael Wagaman.
Jun 20, 02:23 PM San Francisco 49ers WRs DeAndre Smelter and RB Mike Davis were left off the 53-man roster projection, according to ESPN.com's Michael Wagaman.
Jun 13, 08:23 PM San Francisco 49ers QB Jeff Driskel, a sixth-round pick this year, received plenty of praise during offseason workouts. 'I think he's already been exposed to multiple systems at the college level, so we've been impressed with him. He's very athletic. I think he was the fastest quarterback at the combine. He's big. He's got a good arm,' head coach Chip Kelly said. Driskel has also participated on special teams, and his size (6-4, 234 pounds) and speed (4.56-second 40-yard dash) make him a candidate to be the personal protector on the punt return team. However, Driskel doesn't figure to be in position to compete for the starting quarterback job with QBs Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert. Driskel currently is the fourth QB on the depth chart.
Jun 12, 11:43 PM Retired OT Anthony Davis said on Twitter Saturday, June 11, that he will play football again. The Tweet has since been deleted.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Thad Lewis, QB. 

Losses:
Anquan Boldin, WR; Reggie Bush, RB; Alex Boone, G; Brian Leonhardt, TE. 

2016 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  7 DeForest BucknerDL
 # 1  28 Joshua GarnettOL
 # 3  5 Will RedmondDB
 # 4  35 Rashard RobinsonDB
 # 5  3 Ronald BlairDL
 # 5  6 John TheusOL
 # 5  37 Fahn CooperOL
 # 6  32 Jeff DriskelQB
 # 6  36 Kelvin TaylorRB
 # 6  38 Aaron BurbridgeWR
 # 7  28 Prince Charles IworahDB
 Undrafted Devon CajusteWR

2016 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 12 10:20PM     Los Angeles
2     Sep 18 1:00PM     at Carolina
3     Sep 25 4:05PM     at Seattle
4     Oct 2 4:25PM     Dallas
5     Oct 6 8:25PM     Arizona
6     Oct 16 1:00PM     at Buffalo
7     Oct 23 4:05PM     Tampa Bay
-- Week 8 Bye --
9     Nov 6 4:05PM     New Orleans
10     Nov 13 4:25PM     at Arizona
11     Nov 20 4:25PM     New England
12     Nov 27 1:00PM     at Miami
13     Dec 4 1:00PM     at Chicago
14     Dec 11 4:05PM     New York Jets
15     Dec 18 4:05PM     at Atlanta
16     Dec 24 4:25PM     at Los Angeles
17     Jan 1 4:25PM     Seattle
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