Kyle Shanahan didn’t reveal his plan about which starters would play during the regular season finale on Monday. Deebo Samuel may have tipped his hand, more on that later.
Due to the uncertainty, the 49ers are 3-point favorites at home against the Rams in Week 18 on DraftKings Sportsbook, with the total on the game set at 42.5. When the two teams played back in Week 2, the 49ers were favored by 7.5 points. So, there’s been quite the adjustment considering how both teams have trended since then.
In an ideal world, it plays out like a preseason game where the first-team gets a couple of series, scores, and then the backups come in, and San Francisco gets out of a meaningless game healthy and ready to make a playoff run.