2013 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
San Francisco 49ers
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

This team would look even better if Crabtree didn't get hurt but it happened, so they'll have to adjust. Even with Crabtree likely out all year, the 49ers have a top team. Their defense is arguably the best in the game and the offense is starting to play near the level of the defense. The 49ers are a complete team capable of another appearance in the Super Bowl. They are a very impressive team.

FANTASY BREAKOUT

Colin Kaepernick, QB. He might be missing his top receiver this season but Kaepernick is poised for a big season as the full-time starter from day one. He is a dual threat capable of the huge fantasy game any given week. He will be able to carry fantasy teams. The 49ers have an emerging offense with plenty of playmakers offensively - even without Michael Crabtree. Kaepernick has a rocket for an arm, above-average accuracy and top running ability for a quarterback. He is the complete package at quarterback.

FANTASY DUD

Frank Gore, RB. Gore had another big season last year but you have to wonder how much he has left. He is 30 years old and has a lot of carries under his belt. And the 49ers like LaMichael James a lot, so look for him to get more work and be groomed as the starter. It wouldn't surprise to see Gore get a lot fewer touches this season. Remember, he only had 259 carries last year, which isn't a huge number. Even fewer carries could be a big hit to his value.

Team Notes

Apr 16, 12:03 AM San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith hasn't only lost the benefit of the doubt with the team, but he probably won't play with the team in 2014, according to several sources involved with the team's decision making. However, the NFL is almost certain to punish him for his latest arrest, and the team will probably wait through the legal and NFL processes before making any final conclusion.
Apr 15, 03:23 PM San Francisco 49ers OG Daniel Kilgore was found not guilty of public intoxication related to his arrest in January in Tennessee. His case was dismissed following his appearance in court Friday, April 11. Kilgore is expected to be the team's starting center in 2014.
Apr 15, 01:33 PM The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd (Patriots) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, April 15.

Fantasy Impact: He'll compete for a roster spot. We wouldn't say he is guaranteed anything.
Apr 14, 02:22 PM San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor hit-and-run charges and felony possession of brass knuckles. Culliver was arrested March 28 for allegedly hitting a bicyclist and then hitting a vehicle that was blocking his path to leave the scene.
Apr 13, 11:42 PM Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was released from a Los Angeles jail Sunday, April 13, after posting $20,000 bail, shortly after being charged with making a false bomb threat earlier in the day at Los Angeles International Airport. A LAPD spokesman said although it was observed Smith may have been drinking prior to the incident, it was not a factor to his arrest.
Apr 13, 09:22 PM Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday, April 13, at Los Angeles International Airport after he made a threat that he possessed a bomb, airport police said. Smith reacted in a belligerent manner to a second security screening when he was in a security line. After making the bomb threat, he proceeded to the gate and airport police were summoned. He was detained and subsequently arrested. 'We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith. As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment,' general manager Trent Baalke said. In the past 27 months, Smith has been arrested twice for driving under the influence, and he faces three felony weapons charges stemming from a party at his home in June 2012. Smith was stabbed during that incident, and two others were shot.
Apr 13, 06:52 PM San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was reportedly detained by police at Los Angeles International Airport over the weekend. A man, believed to be Smith, was belligerent in the security line and said something about having a bomb.

Fantasy Impact: Not good. We'll keep you posted. This is an obvious concerned based on his past history.
Apr 11, 11:52 AM San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said a TMZ reports that alleges sexual assault against him is 'completely wrong.' Kaepernick is being investigated for sexual assault involving two other NFL players and an unnamed woman on April 1, but no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.
Apr 11, 10:51 AM Updating previous reports, Miami Police spokesperson Rene Pimental said there is no evidence of a crime or sexual assault involved in the incident involving San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and WR Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette. Pimental said the woman involved asked for an incident report. None of the players have been questioned, arrested or charged with any crimes.

Fantasy Impact: Sounds like this is going to blow over and nothing will come of it. But if something changes, we'll keep you posted.
Apr 10, 01:12 PM San Francisco 49ers WR Quinton Patton is part of an investigation by the Miami police involving an alleged sexual assault.
Apr 10, 01:02 PM San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault. Police are investigating an alleged incident that took place in Florida. Kaepernick has not yet been charged.

Fantasy Impact: Not good. We'll keep you posted.
Apr 10, 10:52 AM The San Francisco 49ers are talking to free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd (Patriots).

Fantasy Impact: The 49ers seem pretty desperate to add more receiver help to the team. Lloyd wasn't even in the league last season.
Apr 09, 09:13 PM San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver was charged Wednesday, April 9, with one felony and two misdemeanors stemming from an alleged hit-and-run accident in March, the Santa Clara District Attorney's office said. He is scheduled to be arraigned on those charges Friday, April 11. It will more than likely be continued to a later date to allow Culliver time to enter a plea. If convicted, he could face up to three years in prison.
Apr 03, 08:22 PM San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) said doctors believe he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a serious knee injury but is still not expected to return until the middle of the 2014 season.
Mar 30, 02:52 AM San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver has been released from jail following his arrest for felony hit-and-run and weapons possession. The team released a statement saying it would have no further comment at this point due to the case being an ongoing legal matter.
Mar 29, 02:42 AM Because San Francisco 49ers OT Joe Staley has outplayed his six-year contract signed in 2009, the team is exploring whether or not to rework the deal.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
WR Anquan Boldin, PK Phil Dawson, OT Adam Snyder, DL Glenn Dorsey, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, FS Craig Dahl. 

Losses:
WR Ted Ginn Jr., TE Delanie Walker, PK David Akers, DL Isaac Sopoaga, SS Dashon Goldson, SS Curtis Taylor. 

2013 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  18 Eric ReidDB
 # 2  8 Cornellius CarradineDL
 # 2  23 Vance McDonaldTE
 # 3  26 Corey LemonierLB
 # 4  31 Quinton PattonWR
 # 4  34 Marcus LattimoreRB
 # 5  24 Quinton DialDL
 # 6  12 Nick MoodyLB
 # 7  14 Ryan SeymourOL
 # 7  40 Carter BykowskiOL
 Undrafted Lawrence OkoyeDL

2013 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 7 4:25PM     Green Bay
2     Sep 14 8:30PM     at Seattle
3     Sep 21 4:25PM     Indianapolis
4     Sep 25 8:25PM     at St Louis
5     Oct 5 8:30PM     Houston
6     Oct 12 4:25PM     Arizona
7     Oct 19 4:05PM     at Tennessee
8     Oct 26 1:00PM     at Jacksonville
-- Week 9 Bye --
10     Nov 9 4:05PM     Carolina
11     Nov 16 4:25PM     at New Orleans
12     Nov 24 8:40PM     at Washington
13     Nov 30 4:05PM     St Louis
14     Dec 7 4:25PM     Seattle
15     Dec 14 1:00PM     at Tampa Bay
16     Dec 22 8:40PM     Atlanta
17     Dec 28 4:25PM     at Arizona
18     Jan 4 4:40PM     at Green Bay
19     Jan 11 1:05PM     at Carolina
20     Jan 18 6:30PM     at Seattle
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