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College: Eastern Illinois | 6 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 11/2/1991
Depth Chart: QB.1
2019 Bye Week: 4

Total Pts: 199.94
Avg Pts: 16.66
Rank: 6 QB

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2019 RTSports Outlook

Garoppolo lasted three games as the starter for the 49ers before tearing his ACL. It was a shame because he seemed to be gaining confidence in the offense and making strides as a starter. He had multiple touchdowns without an interception each of his last two games. He finished the season completing 60 percent of his passes for 718 yards, having at least 200 passing yards all three games he played. He should be healthy for the start of this year. Garoppolo is the franchise quarterback for the 49ers. He is a talented young player. 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 slight concern, especially since he was injured his first season as a full-time starter. He has all the tools to be an elite quarterback in this league.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Garoppolo was a bust last year but he has the tools to be a legit fantasy starter, especially if the 49ers give him some more talent to work with offensively. He has a chance to be a fantasy difference maker at a pretty good price for fantasy teams, who should be able to get him as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback. Expect around 4,000 yards and 30 total touchdowns with 13 or so interceptions in the 49ers pass-first offense.

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.

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Player Notes
Dec 6 11:40pm ET

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is a middling QB2 in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. With a 101.2 quarterback rating, Garoppolos season-long body of work looks great but hes surpassed 300 yards just twice and committed 14 total turnovers. Facing a challenging Saints Defense on the road, Garoppolo will likely be tasked to pace with the Saints but will have his healthiest receiving corps in weeks. In a potential shootout, Jimmy G may have upside, but his volatile results dont render him a trustworthy fantasy quarterback in the vital playoff weeks.

From RotoBaller

Dec 1 9:53pm ET

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 15-of-21 passes for 165 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 13 loss against the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Spin: Jimmy G wasn't taking a lot of chances downfield in this one, but he didn't make a lot of mistakes, either, outside of a lost fumble. He'll look for more production in Week 14 under the dome in New Orleans.

From TheHuddle

Dec 1 7:50pm ET

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 15 of 21 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown in Week 13s loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Garoppolo found rookie wideout Deebo Samuel for a nifty 33-yard touchdown on the opening drive, but got nothing going afterwards as the rainy elements dictated game flow. Jimmy G also lost a fumble for his 14th turnover this season. Garoppolo was the classic game manager on Sunday, allowing his backfield to accumulate 174 rushing yards, but the Niners ultimately fell in the closing seconds. Garoppolo will draw better playing conditions in the dome in Week 14 but a challenging matchup visiting the New Orleans Saints renders him a middling QB2.

From RotoBaller

Nov 30 2:00pm ET

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is a middling QB2 in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens and not a recommended fantasy play. Jimmy G has played great lately with 11 touchdowns in his last four contests but squares off against the Ravens third-best pass defense by DVOA. Baltimores been stifling opposing quarterbacks during their seven-game winning streak and their penchant for creating turnovers bodes poorly for the often-sloppy Garoppolo (10 interceptions, three turnovers). With stud tight end George Kittle off the injury report and a healthy receiving corps, Garoppolo will have a full arsenal of weapons but his floor is low against a defense peaking ahead of Sundays anticipated matchup.

From RotoBaller

Nov 25 11:20am ET

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 14 of 20 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-8 win over the Green Bay Packers. The 28-year-old only threw the ball 20 times because of the lead the 49ers held throughout the game. Still, Garoppolo was aggressive looking downfield, averaging a season-high 12.7 yards per attempt. The veteran signal-caller has now thrown at least two touchdowns in four of his last five contests. San Francisco may need to rely on Garoppolo's arm to win in a Week 13 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, the league's highest-scoring offense.

From RotoBaller

Nov 25 2:03am ET

San Francisco 49ers UB Jimmy Garoppolo went 14-of-20 for 253 yards and two touchdowns in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Spin: As one can probably tell by his high yardage total on 14 completions and 20 attempts, Garoppolo wasn't so much picking apart the Packers as his playmakers did most of the work for him. Garoppolo has shown the ability to carry the offense at times, although it should be noted he has 12 touchdowns versus eight interceptions on the season when he is isn't facing the Arizona Cardinals. Consider him a middling QB2 in Week 13 versus the Baltimore Ravens.

From TheHuddle

Nov 22 11:10am ET

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has thrown four touchdown passes in two of his past three games. This week, Garoppolo and the 49ers face the Packers and there's a chance he'll have the team's top receiver Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) and tight end George Kittle (knee) back for the game. Both players are currently questionable and could end up being game-time decisions. The Packers rank amongst the ten worst passing defenses in the league, allowing around 258 passing yards per game. The 49ers have struggled to run the ball lately, so Garoppolo could be tasked with throwing a good amount. His upside is compromised if Sanders or Kittle or both are out, but he's a viable low-end QB1 start this week regardless.

From RotoBaller

Nov 18 12:30am ET

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 34 of 45 passes for 424 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 11s victory against the Arizona Cardinals. The Niners fell behind early and managed just 34 rushing yards on the day, leaving it to Jimmy G to lead the comeback. He found backup tight end Ross Dwelley twice inside five yards for his first two scores before connecting with wideout Kendrick Bourne for his third touchdown. Garoppolos final score was the decisive game-winner when he found running back Jeffery Wilson darting down the middle for a 25-yard go-ahead touchdown. Despite the banner day, Garoppolos two picks give him 10 for the year, including a near fourth quarter back-breaker in the red-zone. However, he got the job done despite missing tight end George Kittle (ankle, knee). Garoppolo will be a QB2 in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers.

From RotoBaller

Nov 17 11:43pm ET

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 34 of his 45 passes for 424 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in a 36-26 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11.

Fantasy Spin: Garoppolo has now tossed four touchdowns in both meetings with Arizona, but unfortunately for fantasy owners, he doesn't play the Cardinals every week. He is a QB2 with streaming potential against weaker opponents.

From TheHuddle

Nov 15 12:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will likely be shorthanded heading into Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. Garoppolo committed three turnovers in Week 10 and enters Sunday down stud tight end George Kittle (knee, ankle) and No. 1 receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Jimmy G draws a beatable Cardinals Defense who he shredded for four touchdowns in Week 9, but the savory matchup shouldnt be assumed. After last Mondays abomination, Garoppolo is up to 11 turnovers and will have up-and-down rookie wideout Deebo Samuel as his top passing option. With the Niners dealing with a banged-up backfield, Garoppolo will be tasked to transcend his season-long game manager style. Consider him an upside QB2 on Sunday.

From RotoBaller

Nov 12 1:03am ET

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 24-of-46 passes for 248 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 10 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Fantasy Spin: Garoppolo exploded for a season-high 317 yards and four touchdowns last week in Arizona, but he was back to mediocrity for his fantasy owners in this one. He and his teammates will be back in action in a rematch with the Cardinals in Week 11.

From TheHuddle

Nov 12 1:00am ET

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo struggled in Week 10s loss to the Seattle Seahawks, completing just 24 of 46 passes for 248 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Jimmy G was under duress all evening, with defensive end Jadeveon Clowney manhandling the Niners offensive line. Garoppolo absorbed five sacks and lost two fumbles, one returned by Clowney for a touchdown. Without tight end George Kittle (knee) and wideout Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) exiting midgame, Garoppolo struggled with his makeshift receiving corps outside of rookie wideout Deebo Samuels who popped with 112 yards. It was another sloppy game for Garoppolo, whos struggled with consistency all season. With several chances to win the game, Garoppolo looked extremely shaky and lacked command of the hurry-up offense. Hell be a QB2 in an attractive Week 11 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

From RotoBaller

Nov 7 1:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will attempt an encore of his four-touchdown spectacle in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks. After shredding the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9, Garoppolo draws another favorable matchup against the 21st-ranked Seattle pass defense by DVOA. Garoppolo has mixed in promising games with several turnover-filled clunkers, yet to find consistency this season. In Mondays NFC West showdown, mistakes will be costly. Expect the Niners to rely heavily on its rushing attack to keep Seattle off the field, but Garoppolo could have ample opportunities in what might be a sneaky shootout. With security blanket tight end George Kittle (knee) and newly acquired veteran wideout Emmanuel Sanders at his disposal, Jimmy G is a solid fantasy QB2.

From RotoBaller

Nov 6 12:30am ET

San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley (leg) went through a full practice on Tuesday for the first time since fracturing the fibula in his left leg on Sept. 15, and he thinks he'll be ready to return in Week 10 on Monday night football against the Seahawks. "I feel good," the six-time Pro Bowl left tackle said. "If everything goes according to plan, Ill be out there this week. Today, I was out there for the full practice, which was the first time." Rookie Justin Skule has been starting in place of Staley, and the Niners are the only undefeated team left in football. While Staley could be limited if he plays, his return would be good news for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the team's running game.

From RotoBaller

Nov 1 1:33am ET

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 28 of his 37 passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9.

Fantasy Spin: This was by far Jimmy G's best game, setting a season high in passing yards and touchdowns while not turning it over for just the second time this year. Kyle Shanahan showed confidence in Garoppolo as well, putting the ball in his hands to run out the clock and preserve the win. The question is how much of it was improvement in the passing game and how much was a shaky Cardinals defense? We might start getting that answer in a huge Week 10 showdown with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football.

From TheHuddle

Nov 1 12:40am ET

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo carved up the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9, passing for 317 yards and four touchdowns in a victory. After game managing all season, Garoppolo surpassed 300 yards for the first time this season against a predictably awful Cards defense, posting a season-best passer rating of 136.9. Jimmy G kept the chains moving all evening, throwing touchdowns to four different receivers and icing the game with several back-breaking first downs in the final minutes. The flawless game was unexpected, but Garoppolo rewarded any fantasy manager that trusted him on Thursday. Hell be back on the QB2 radar in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks.

From RotoBaller

Oct 29 7:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is fine with his role amidst the Niners undefeated start. Entering Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals, the passing attack has become a tertiary thought to the teams dominant defense and run game. Garoppolo hasnt helped himself, committing nine turnovers in seven contests. Jimmy G should continue playing game manager in what could be a lopsided Thursday night showdown. Expect Garoppolo to feed chain-moving tight end George Kittle and have a couple scoring opportunities, but the team should keep leaning on the run-heaviest offense in football. Hell be an upside QB2 in an attractive matchup.

From RotoBaller

Oct 28 2:33am ET

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 18 of 22 passes for 175 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception during the team's 51-13 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Oct. 27.

Fantasy Spin: For the fourth time this season, and third time in four weeks, Garoppolo passed for less than 200 yards. He's simply being asked to make smart plays and let the 49ers' dynamic running game wear down opponents. That may be a recipe for winning, but it's not a recipe for fantasy value.

From TheHuddle

Oct 27 8:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 18 of 22 passes for 175 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Week 8s blowout of the Carolina Panthers. He also absorbed three sacks including a safety. Garoppolo opened the scoring with a 4-yard dart to wideout Emmanuel Sanders in the first quarter, then found running back Tevin Coleman for a 10-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He wasnt tasked with much else as the Niners manhandled the overmatched Panthers 51-13. Garoppolo has been uneven this season, committing his eighth turnover on Sunday, but the team keeps winning. With the undefeated Niners racking up 232 rushing yards in Week 8, Garoppolo will continue wearing the game manager tag in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals.

From RotoBaller

Oct 23 10:13pm ET

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is excited about the addition of WR Emmanuel Sanders, and he said he is willing to help get the receiver up to speed quickly. 'I'll do my best to, but receiver-quarterback is a little bit different in what you have to learn, specifics and that nature,' Garoppolo said Wednesday, Oct. 23. 'But yeah, anything I can do to help him. I'm going to put in the extra time with him, whatever it takes, really.'

Fantasy Spin: The addition of Sanders gives the team an NFL-caliber No. 1 receiver, something they have honestly been lacking, with perhaps a bunch of secondary or tertiary options trying to fill the role. George Kittle is the team's leading receiver in catches and yardage by a wide margin. The addition of Sanders is great for the fantasy appeal of Garoppolo, although he still remains more of a QB2 in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.

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
2019 Season199.942473582896212461510
Week 1@TAM11.64182716610-2001
Week 2@CIN23.641725296308001
Week 3PIT12.382332277103012
Week 4bye
Week 5CLE15.24202918120-3000
Week 6@LAR14.122433243004111
Week 7@WAS7.0412211510020001
Week 8CAR14.001822175200001
Week 9@ARI28.882837317402000
Week 10SEA13.022446248101021
Week 11ARI31.663445424407002
Week 12GNB18.221420253201000
Week 13@BAL10.101521165105010
Week 14@NOR
Week 15ATL
Week 16LAR
Week 17@SEA