Good morning folks, unfortunately, that time of the season is upon us when we’ve got our first Sunday of football sans 49ers. Like many of you fine people, I’ve put off many Sunday projects over the past several weeks, and finally, the day has come where I have no legitimate excuse to avoid doing them. I’d love to tell you about the wonderful* slate of games scheduled for tomorrow, but, frankly, I don’t know what they are. I’ve got stuff to build, and my fantasy football season is akin to a plastic bag floating aimlessly in the wind until week 8 when Le’Veon Bell returns.
The 49ers finished their week of practice yesterday, and the injury report, while shorter than it had appeared earlier in the week, remains saturated with offensive linemen, and in a new development, wide receivers. Linemen Joe Staley, Weston Richburg, and Mike Person remain questionable to play on Monday after the trio were all on a limited basis on Saturday’s practice. However, the WR group is showing up all over the injured list - Dante Pettis remains out, Trent Taylor has missed every practice this week and is optimistically considered doubtful, and Pierre Garcon is listed as questionable. Fortunately, Marquise Goodwin has since returned as a full participant and is expected to be available for Monday, after a murky several weeks suffering with a deep thigh bruise.
In other news, Chris Biderman, now of the Sac Bee, has officially jumped the shark. Ladies and/or gentlemen, we’ve got the first technical 2019 offseason preview that I’ve read so far this year. I’m not talking about the “wAy ToO eArLy 2o19 MoCk!” that gets published 45 minutes after the first round of the draft ends, either, folks. Biderman has thrown in the towel, and he’s already preparing for free agency & mock draft season. I know things look bad now, but a 12-4 season finish is a mere 11 game winning streak away. Keep the faith!
Young WRs to get more snaps with injured starters | Maiocco, NBC Sports Bay Area
K’Waun WIlliams hit with $20k fine for roughing the passer | Maiocco, NBC Sports Bay Area
Richard Sherman doesn’t see youth as an excuse | Almquist, KNBR
A look ahead at the 2019 offseason | Biderman, Sac Bee