Welcome to the 2022 Fantasy Football San Francisco 49ers Team Preview here at F6P!
The 2022 NFL season is around the corner, and with it comes another round of team previews! Today, we will be looking at the Fantasy Football outlook of the San Francisco 49ers.
The Niners had a pleasant 2021, going 10-7 and securing a Wild Card Spot. Their playoff run ended at the hands of the division rival Rams in the NFC Championship, but all in all it was a good season in San Fran.
The 49ers did not make too many moves on the fantasy front, as most of the starters will be returning. That being said, anything is possible with Kyle Shanahan, so let's get right into it!
2022 Fantasy Football San Francisco 49ers Team Preview
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This is easily one of the most interesting QB rooms to watch in the entire NFL. The veteran Jimmy G did take the 49ers far into the playoffs, and was just in the Super Bowl a couple of years ago. But Trey Lance was drafted third overall in the 2021 draft, and has tantalizing dual threat potential. Garoppolo was the subject of trade rumors all offseason, but never ended up being moved.
So it remains to be seen who will take the starting reins week one. Lance will easily be the better rusher of the two, but Garoppolo is the better passer. For redraft, if you are going to draft one of the, then draft the other. For dynasty, Lance is a must have for his untapped potential and high draft pedigree.
The expectation for the 49ers in 2021 was that third-round selection Trey Sermon would handle a large share of the carries at RB. However, injuries and concerns about work ethic led to fifth round pick Eli Mitchell taking over and never looking back.
With over 1000 total yards on the season despite only starting ten games, Mitchell has solidified himself as the lead back in the 49ers offense. However, we must not rule out any of the other backs making some noise, as Shanahan offenses are unpredictable.
Jeff Wilson is the other proven commodity, and has shown a propensity to step up and perform well when called upon. He will likely start the year as the immediate backup to Mitchell.
Davis-Price is the new kid, a bruiser who will excel in goal line situations. Sermon could potentially be the odd man out, as he never got off on the right foot last year.
Grab Mitchell and Davis-Price in dynasty for the set I believe to be the most likely over time. In redraft, Wilson will be backing up for at least another year, and is the handcuff to own.
Deebo Samuel broke out in a big way last season, with over 1400 receiving yards. The 49ers also started using him out of the backfield to great effect, where he collected over 360 rushing yards. All in all, Samuel had over 1700 all purpose yards and 14 total touchdowns on the season. A top 10 fantasy wide receiver to be sure, in both redraft and dynasty.
The rest of the wide receiver room is a little more murky. Aiyuk is the most well known of the remaining four players, but struggled to get going for most of 2021 before having a few really good games to close out the season. His route running is impeccable, but he just needs to stay on the field and earn his snaps.
Jennings was sporadic in his production last year, as the 49ers really do not target the number three wide receiver all that often. Turner and Gray are depth pieces, likely involved in the return game and on occasional four or five receiver sets.
In dynasty, Samuel is a must have, while Aiyuk is a very solid WR3/4 option. Gray could be a sleeper as well. In redraft, Samuel and Aiyuk are the only ones worth selecting.
This tight end room is one of the best, purely because of the presence of George Kittle. An almost-perennial top-five tight end in the NFL, Kittle is a a monster after the catch, and a real red zone threat. There doesn't really need to be any more said, as we know what he brings to the table.
While he did battle with injuries for a small part of the season, Kittle still dominated when he was on the field. He is a top-five tight end in redraft and in dynasty.
Woerner and Dwelley are capable backups, who in all likelihood would split time in the event of a long term injury to Kittle.
This 49ers team will have a lot of fun players to watch in Fantasy Football this year. The QB situation will be fun to see in training camp, and the established stars are poised to have another successful season.
San Francisco will be a team on the playoff hunt, and that makes them quality entertainment, both for spectators and fantasy managers alike.
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