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49ers fantasy football pick-ups, drops for Week 8

Time to start dropping wide receivers.

Pretty sure all the 49ers worth having are gobbled up by fantasy teams. When checking Yahoo leagues, we found a few that have been released or may need to be picked up for some depth at the very least.

Make no mistakes, the 49ers are thin on fantasy playmakers unless you have George Kittle or Matt Breida. Among those two, Breida isn’t a sure thing with his recent platter of injuries. Let’s look at some additions

As always, percentage owned numbers are based on Yahoo! leagues.


Marquise Goodwin

% Owned: 66
Week 7 stats: Five receptions, 24 yards

The 49ers wide receiver didn’t have himself a good day, but then again, neither did anyone else. The Rams defense is something almost unfair, so we can forgive such a game. Given how he played the prior week against the Green Bay Packers, it may be a smart idea to pick him up if you’re hurting for wide receiver depth. When he is healthy and on the field, he offers the only other option behind George Kittle for consistency.

Pick up or don’t pick up: Pick him up for depth and matchups, but he’s not going to be used every week.

Raheem Mostert

% Owned: 13
Week 7 stats: seven carries 59 yards; 4 receptions, 19 yards

Mostert has been carving out a nice little role for him after fumbling things away in his first outing. Even against the Rams, Mostert managed to grind out some yards and look important, even if it was brief.

If Matt Breida were to go down, Mostert would be the safe play, right? Well, yes, except there’s plenty of other running backs to invest a waiver claim in besides Mostert. Mostert’s had one good game, one OK game, and that’s it. It’s not enough given his fumbling issues and position on the running back pecking order for you to trust him on your roster yet. The 49ers have an easier schedule here on out, so let’s see how he does for a couple more weeks.

Pick up or don’t pick up: Don’t pick him up.

Must-Start Status Alert

George Kittle

% Owned: 93
Week 7 stats: 5 receptions, 98 yards

It’s Kittle and it’s the Cardinals End of story.

Pick up or don’t pick up: Yeah...

Fool’s gold

All of the 49ers wide receivers besides Marquise Goodwin

% Owned: Seriously?

Goodwin very well may make Fool’s Gold next week, but keeping his performance against the Green Bay Packers in mind and the fact the Rams defense is pretty much a brick wall, we’ll omit him.

Everyone else? There’s just nothing worth keeping them on your roster. Cardinals, Packers, Chargers, there hasn’t been a single consistent threat on there besides the off-chance Goodwin can tear the top off a defense. The 49ers wide receivers are a waste of a fantasy bench, especially when the only guy consistently dipping his toe around 100 yards is George Kittle. Better question: When would you want to start Pierre Garcon?

Drop or don’t drop: Enough’s enough. Start dropping them all. They aren’t worth it.