It's been less than 48 hours since monday Night Football and we've got some updated injury news for this weekend's matchup with St. Louis. The 49ers will be without the services of WRs Arnaz Battle and Josh Morgan and S Dashon Goldson.
The loss of Morgan to a groin injury, coupled with Battle's continuing foot problems means even more playing time for our dynamic duo of Jason Hill and Dominique Zeigler. It looks like the wide receiver depth chart will be as follows:
Flanker: Isaac Bruce
Split End: Bryant Johnson
Slot Receiver: Arnaz Battle Jason Hill
Primary backup/4th receiver: Dominique Zeigler
It looks like Zeigler will be on the field in four receiver formations, as the primary backup to Johnson and Battle. Additionally, the 49ers signed former Stanford WR Mark Bradford. Bradford was originally signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted rookie following the 2008 draft.
The 49ers currently have four wide receivers on the active roster, so there's certainly a chance Bradford could end up being activated this Sunday. However, it also wouldn't surprise me if they just utilized Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker in some of the wide receiver roles...particularly Walker, who was a wide receiver in college.
Either way, expect more balls going Zeigler's way and given his quality hands, that could turn into a good thing. And I'd imagine Jason Hill could be a rather solid fantasy pickup for this weekend. You heard it here first!