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QB SFO

College: Eastern Illinois | 7 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 11/2/1991
2020 Bye Week: 11

Total Pts: 315.6
Avg Pts: 19.73
Rank: 15 QB

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2020 RTSports Outlook

Garoppolo finally played a full season and had a career year. He threw for nearly 4,000 yards, scored 28 total touchdowns and was intercepted a respectable 13 times. He also played in a pretty run-heavy offense, which limited his numbers at times. He was 14th overall in fantasy quarterback scoring. He scored touchdowns all but two games and had seven multiple touchdown games. Garoppolo showed his worth as the franchise quarterback for the 49ers. He has a very quick release and a good arm. He is accurate on underneath throws and improving on his deep throws. Garoppolo isn't the biggest quarterback, so durability is a concern, especially since he has endured injury issues early in his career. Garoppolo also struggled some when being forced to make the big play for the 49ers. He should improve under pressure with more seasoning, though.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Garoppolo is trending up. He can improve on last year but remember, he plays in a run-first offense. He might be pretty mediocre at times. The thing that can save him those mediocre weeks is his touchdown potential in this offense. He could be a top-10 fantasy quarterback this year if all goes well for him. Expect around 4,000 yards and 30 total touchdowns with 12 or so interceptions.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is a very enticing QB2 sleeper to consider in the later rounds of fantasy drafts this season. Though he only has 10 professional starts to his name, he has a 16/8 TD/INT ratio in those starts and has averaged a tidy 8.5 yards per attempt as a 49er. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has an impressive history of getting the most from his system's quarterbacks, and the 49ers boast an intriguing array of weapons that include Dante Pettis, Deebo Samuel, Trent Taylor, Marquise Goodwin, George Kittle, and newcomer Tevin Coleman. Though Jimmy G is still bit of an unknown, the best we can do as fantasy football players is to make an educated projection about his range of outcomes. All reports are that he is fully healthy, and it looks like we'll finally get the chance to see what the former heir apparent to Tom Brady is capable of. He's being drafted at 125 overall (QB19), and he's a great bet to vastly outperform his ADP and finish as a top-15 quarterback this season. Target Jimmy Garoppolo as a rock-solid QB2 who's brimming with upside.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 112.30Jimmy Garoppolo 166 passing yds (8.30 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 39 yd TD pass to Richie James Jr.
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 passing 2XP (1.00 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Week 226.60Jimmy Garoppolo 8 rushing yds (0.80 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 296 passing yds (14.80 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 3 passing TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 38 yd TD pass to Marquise Goodwin
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 39 yd TD pass to Raheem Mostert
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 2 yd TD pass to Deebo Samuel
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Week 315.15Jimmy Garoppolo 3 rushing yds (0.30 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 277 passing yds (13.85 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 5 yd TD pass to Dante Pettis
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 2 interceptions thrown (-2.00 pts)
Week 4
Week 517.05Jimmy Garoppolo 181 passing yds (9.05 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 2 passing TDs (8.00 pts)
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 5 yd TD pass to Matt Breida
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 22 yd TD pass to George Kittle
Week 616.55Jimmy Garoppolo 4 rushing yds (0.40 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 243 passing yds (12.15 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 1 yd rushing TD
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Week 78.55Jimmy Garoppolo 20 rushing yds (2.00 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 151 passing yds (7.55 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Week 815.75Jimmy Garoppolo 175 passing yds (8.75 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 2 passing TDs (8.00 pts)
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 4 yd TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 10 yd TD pass to Tevin Coleman
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Week 936.05Jimmy Garoppolo 2 rushing yds (0.20 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 317 passing yds (15.85 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 317 passing yds (2.00 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 28 completions (2.00 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 4 passing TDs (16.00 pts)
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 30 yd TD pass to George Kittle
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 7 yd TD pass to Kendrick Bourne
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 1 yd TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 21 yd TD pass to Dante Pettis
Week 1014.50Jimmy Garoppolo 1 rushing yd (0.10 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 248 passing yds (12.40 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 10 yd TD pass to Kendrick Bourne
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 passing 2XP (1.00 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 2 fumbles lost (-2.00 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Week 1139.90Jimmy Garoppolo 7 rushing yds (0.70 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 424 passing yds (21.20 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 424 passing yds (2.00 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 34 completions (2.00 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 4 passing TDs (16.00 pts)
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 4 yd TD pass to Ross Dwelley
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 5 yd TD pass to Ross Dwelley
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 2 yd TD pass to Kendrick Bourne
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 25 yd TD pass to Jeff Wilson Jr.
Jimmy Garoppolo 2 interceptions thrown (-2.00 pts)
Week 1220.75Jimmy Garoppolo 1 rushing yd (0.10 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 253 passing yds (12.65 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 2 passing TDs (8.00 pts)
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 42 yd TD pass to Deebo Samuel
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 61 yd TD pass to George Kittle
Week 1311.75Jimmy Garoppolo 5 rushing yds (0.50 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 165 passing yds (8.25 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 33 yd TD pass to Deebo Samuel
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Playoff Week 136.55Jimmy Garoppolo 1 rushing yd (0.10 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 349 passing yds (17.45 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 349 passing yds (2.00 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 26 completions (2.00 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 4 passing TDs (16.00 pts)
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 6 yd TD pass to Kendrick Bourne
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 75 yd TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 5 yd TD pass to George Kittle
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 6 yd TD pass to Kendrick Bourne
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Playoff Week 214.60Jimmy Garoppolo 6 rushing yds (0.60 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 200 passing yds (10.00 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 2 yd TD pass to Kyle Juszczyk
Playoff Week 314.90Jimmy Garoppolo 5 rushing yds (0.50 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 248 passing yds (12.40 pts)
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Jimmy Garoppolo 7 yd TD pass to George Kittle
Jimmy Garoppolo 2 interceptions thrown (-2.00 pts)
Player Notes
Jun 23 6:53pm ET

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo was blitzed on a league-high 39.5 percent of his dropbacks in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus.

From TheHuddle

Jun 21 4:40pm ET

San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams passed his physical and officially signed his revised contract with the team on Friday. The deal allows Williams to advance half of his 2020 cash and guarantee it, according to a source. He's due $12.5 million this year, the final year of a five-year extension he signed with the Redskins in 2015. The Niners acquired Williams in a trade on the final day of the 2020 draft in order to replace the retiring Joe Staley. The 31-year-old missed all of last season after being misdiagnosed with a cancerous growth on his head and demanding a trade out of D.C. The seven-time Pro Bowler hasn't played since 2018, but if healthy, he'll be a big help on quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's blind side for at least the 2020 season.

From RotoBaller

Jun 18 9:33pm ET

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo threw 127 passes with at least eight defenders in the box in 2019 - the second-highest total in the league - according to Pro Football Focus.

From TheHuddle

Jun 10 11:23pm ET

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray led the league in percentage of passing attempts behind the line of scrimmage in 2019 at 21.4 percent (minimum 200 attempts). San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (20.5), Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (20 and Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (20) were the other quarterbacks who finished over 20 percent last season.

From TheHuddle

Jun 5 1:43pm ET

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo continues to receive lavish praise from the team this offseason, the latest coming from head coach Kyle Shanahan on Thursday, June 4. 'When you have to talk to Jimmy about one of the best quarterbacks of all time (Tom Brady) being available, I know Jimmy has a goal to be that,' Shanahan said on a video call with reporters. 'I know Jimmy. I believe Jimmy has the ability to be that, and that's what both of us are going for. If we can get him there and he has the ability to do it, we're going to be pretty happy with who we have for a long time.'

Fantasy Spin: Jimmy G. is coming off his first full season as a starter, and he finished 14th among fantasy QBs. If the Niners become less run-heavy and Garoppolo makes good use of the team's improved receiving corps, he could sneak into the low-end QB1 range.

From TheHuddle

Jun 5 11:50am ET

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has stuck by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo through all the criticism and believes the signal-caller has the ability to become an all-time great at the position. Garoppolo does have an advantage this offseason because he's not rehabbing an injury like he was before 2019. He ranked in the top five in touchdown passes (27), completion percentage (69.1) and yards per attempt (8.4) during his first full regular season last year, helping the team to a Super Bowl appearance. However, the 49ers are a team that leans more on the run and defense, making Garoppolo a glorified game manager. The 28-year-old has a low ceiling as a QB2 in Shanahan's current offense.

From RotoBaller

Jun 2 1:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams blocked for nine different quarterbacks in the last decade with the Redskins, but he thinks quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is among the best he's played with heading into the 2020 season. "I think Jimmy G is awesome," Williams said. "I think he has proven that he's a quarterback that you can win with. In this league, it's just hard to find," Williams said. Jimmy G did help lead the Niners to the Super Bowl last year, but he remains more of a game manager in Kyle Shanahan's run-heavy offense. He rarely challenges defenses deep down the field and has a low fantasy ceiling as a low-end QB2.

From RotoBaller

May 28 3:20pm ET

San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams agreed to a restructured deal in the final year of his contract in 2020. Williams is due to make $12.5 million this year, but the 49ers agreed to give him some of that up front after he didn't make any money in 2019. The Redskins traded Williams to San Francisco during the draft in April, where he'll immediately become the blind-side protector for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after not playing at all last season. Even though Williams will turn 32 years old in July, the seven-time Pro Bowler is an immediate upgrade for the team's offensive line and should continue to be one of the better left tackles in the NFL.

From RotoBaller

May 21 5:50pm ET

No quarterback had a lower percentage of passes over 20 yards in 2019 than San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, according to Pro Football Focus. The Niners added wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk in the first round of last month's draft, but he's more of a run-after-the-catch prospect. The plan of short throws and long runs after the catch appears to be the plan again for Garoppolo and the offense in 2020. And under head coach Kyle Shanahan, the 49ers offense is expected to remain run-heavy, leaving Jimmy G with not a whole lot of fantasy upside. In essence, he's a glorified game manager in San Francisco, making him a low-ceiling QB2.

From RotoBaller

May 8 1:23pm ET

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo received a solid vote of confidence from general manager John Lynch during a recent podcast interview with a team beat reporter. 'He (Garoppolo) takes a lot of heat for a guy who had excellent numbers and brought his team to the Super Bowl last year,' Lynch said. 'We thought Jimmy was a big reason we were at the Super Bowl. That, I guess, gave us more cause to go look a little deeper. What we said was, 'We got the answer right in the building.' And that's exciting for us because we think Jimmy's best ball is in front of him, for a number of reasons. Physically, he'll be another year away from the knee injury. Experience at that position is so critical, as you can file in the bank experiences that you've gone through and say, 'OK, I've seen this before.' That only comes through going out there and competing.'

Fantasy Spin: Jimmy G. threw for 3,978 yards, 27 TDs and 13 interceptions in 2019 to finish as fantasy's 15th-best QB in terms of total points scored. Garoppolo likely will never be an elite fantasy QB option playing for the run-first Niners, but he's everything you'd want in a QB2/streaming option.

From TheHuddle

Apr 26 1:10pm ET

The San Francisco 49ers traded a 2020 fifth-round pick and a 2021 third-round pick to the Washington Redskins on Saturday to acquire Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams, but neither side is in a rush to work out a contract extension. As of now, Williams is expected to play out the final year of his current contract in 2020, which will pay him $12.5 million. It's mainly because it's been 482 days since Williams last played in an NFL game after sitting out all last season. General manager John Lynch made it sound like the Niners want to get a look at Williams in person before starting the whole extension process. With Joe Staley retiring, Williams should step in immediately as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's blind-side protector.

From RotoBaller

Apr 25 4:00pm ET

San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley officially announced his retirement from the NFL. Staley told the 49ers he was retiring, so they went ahead and traded for left tackle Trent Williams right before their fourth-round pick on Saturday. Staley was a first-round pick (28th overall) of the Niners back in 2007 and was a six-time Pro Bowler in his successful and lengthy career. He only played in seven games in 2019 because of injury and felt it was time to hang up his cleats. Williams, a perennial Pro Bowler himself, will step in immediately on quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's blind side in 2020 despite sitting out all of 2019.

From RotoBaller

Apr 25 12:20pm ET

The Washington Redskins agreed to terms on a trade of left tackle Trent Williams to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. The Niners will get help at a position of need and will send the Redskins a fifth-round pick this year and a third-rounder in 2021. With Joe Staley yet to declare his status for 2020, the 49ers are acting now and grabbing a perennial Pro Bowl tackle in Williams. Williams did not play at all in 2019, but he can step in right away in San Francisco if Staley retires and protect quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's blind side. The Redskins waited a while to get this Williams trade done, but it comes just before Day 3 of the NFL draft. Head coach Kyle Shanahan was in D.C. when the 'Skins drafted Williams.

From RotoBaller

Apr 21 9:20pm ET

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said on "The Rich Eisen Show" on Tuesday that the team briefly considered quarterback Tom Brady in free agency. "But within a day or two, Kyle and I looked at each other and said, 'You know what, we really like what we have in Jimmy.' We love everything that he brings and we really believe it's a long-term answer. I would tell you we're more convinced than ever about who our quarterback is in Jimmy Garoppolo," Lynch said. Garoppolo started every game in 2019 for the first time in his career and led the team to a Super Bowl appearance. He threw for 3,978 yards (fourth most in a season in team history) and completed 69.1 percent of his passes in the regular season. Despite the good numbers, many remain skeptical that Jimmy G is an elite signal-caller, as he's struggled in big moments and under pressure. As far as fantasy, he'll be a midrange QB2 in a Niners offense that is built on the running game.

From RotoBaller

Apr 16 11:33am ET

If the San Francisco 49ers add another quarterback to the mix, it would likely be as pick during the third day of the NFL Draft or as an undrafted free agent. The 49ers have Jimmy Garoppolo as their starter and he's backed up by QBs Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard.

From TheHuddle

Apr 11 3:03pm ET

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo on Friday, April 10, continued to receive backing from teammate George Kittle. 'Jimmy G is my quarterback, and he's one hell of a quarterback, ' Kittle said on the Pro Football Talk podcast. 'We don't get to the Super Bowl without him. So there's no one that I'd replace him with. What he's done for this team leadership-wise and on the field, he's one of a kind.'

Fantasy Spin: Fantasy-wise, Garoppolo finished 15th among QBs with 319.1 total points while ranking 19th in the league with 476 pass attempts. Expect the Niners to remain run-oriented and Jimmy G to have another QB2 season.

From TheHuddle

Mar 29 4:33pm ET

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo was 'on target' - defined as a throw that would have hit the receiver - on 80.7 percent of his passes in 2019 - the fourth-highest mark in the league.

From TheHuddle

Feb 26 1:40am ET

San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley (leg) is expected to return for the final year of his contract in 2020 after there was speculation that he would retire from the game after a Super Bowl run in 2019. The 13-year veteran missed nine games last season due to a broken leg, but he was solid as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's blind-side protector when he was on the field. Staley allowed just seven QB pressures in 240 pass-blocking snaps last year for a pressure rate of 2.9 percent, which trailed just Ronnie Stanley and Taylor Lewan among left tackles, according to Pro Football Focus. Staley's return would be great news for Jimmy G.

From RotoBaller

Feb 25 7:33pm ET

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will remain the team's starting quarterback for the long-term, according to general manager John Lynch Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'We're extremely proud of Jimmy and committed to Jimmy moving forward. He's our guy,' Lynch said, per Jennifer Lee Chan of CSNBayArea.com. 'The room for growth has not come close to hitting the ceiling.'

Fantasy Spin: Garoppolo has drawn the ire of fans for his unimpressive passing numbers in the playoffs and in Super Bowl LIV. He was highly efficient in the 2019 regular season while completing 69.1 percent of his pass attempts for 3,978 yards and 27 touchdowns against 13 interceptions. His fantasy allure will remain capped as long as the Niners stay committed to a run-first attack and he'll enter 2020 drafts as a mid-tier QB2.

From TheHuddle

Feb 13 9:43pm ET

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo's 31 pass attempts of 20 or more yards in 2019 were tied for 29th in the league and were the fewest among quarterbacks who started all 16 games.

Fantasy Spin: Garoppolo had a handful of big performances last year, and 15 of his 27 touchdown passes came in four games. With the 49ers leaning heavily on the run, the big plays and big games are likely to remain sporadic for Garoppolo in 2020. Consider him a QB2.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 04-Feb-2019: SFO - Off IR - torn left ACL
  • 26-Sep-2018: SFO - On IR - torn left ACL
  • 08-Feb-2018: SFO - Re-signed - Five-year extension (through 2022)
  • 30-Oct-2017: SFO - Traded - for 2018 2nd-round draft pick
NFL Week
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2019 Season315.603294763978273621513
Week 1@TAM12.30182716610-2001
Week 2@CIN26.601725296308001
Week 3PIT15.152332277103012
Week 4bye
Week 5CLE17.05202918120-3000
Week 6@LAR16.552433243004111
Week 7@WAS8.5512211510020001
Week 8CAR15.751822175200001
Week 9@ARI36.052837317402000
Week 10SEA14.502446248101021
Week 11ARI39.903445424407002
Week 12GNB20.751420253201000
Week 13@BAL11.751521165105010
Week 14@NOR36.552635349401001
Week 15ATL14.602234200106000
Week 16LAR14.901627248105002
Week 17@SEA14.651822285004000
DivisionalMIN9.551119131100001
ChampionshipGNB3.85687700-1000
Superbowl@KAN13.152031219102002