San Francisco 49ers defense ranked 3rd best in NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with...
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Observations of 49ers training camp thus far

The 49ers’ training camp is in full-swing in preparation for the 2014 season. Vernon Davis ended his holdout and is back on the practice field. The 49ers have very high expectations in 2014 and anything short of a Super Bowl Championship will be a disappointment. Here’s how things are shaping up after the first few days of training camp. You may also be interested in:Observations...
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49ers impressed with Carlos Hyde’s football knowledge

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has been impressed with the football knowledge that rookie Carlos Hyde possesses. “Carlos gets football, understands football,” Harbaugh said, via “It’s natural for him to understand the game, similar to Frank Gore. And we’re seeing those things, and both are very good signs and bode well for us.” var ACE_AR = {Site...
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San Francisco 49ers’ RB Frank Gore ranked 10th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of RBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s running backs...
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CBS Fantasy Football ADP Mock Draft

Average Draft Position is important to remember when you enter your fantasy football drafts this summer. If you do you homework, you will know which players are being undervalued and who is being overvalued, as well as the same for certain positions. At the end of June, we started our ADP Mock Draft series with High Stakes Fantasy Football.  Now we get to compare the "experts...
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San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde Looks Contribute Early

Rookie running back Carlos Hyde was arguably the best running back in this year’s past NFL Draft. The rookie out of The Ohio State University finished his senior season with 1,521 rushing yards to go along with 15 touchdowns on the ground. When the San Francisco 49ers traded up in the second round to land the All-Big Ten running back it seemed like Hyde would be in fierce competition...
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In 10th season, 49ers' Gore still aims to prove doubters wrong

49ers running back Frank Gore sees no reason to slow down -- or take a pay cut -- 10 years into his NFL career.
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Depth At Running Back Now An Issue For San Francisco 49ers

During NFL Training Camp, all teams are fixing to get back into the swing of thing in preparation for the upcoming season. The unfortunate thing is that injuries can also happen during that time as well. For the San Francisco 49ers, the injury bug has hit them as twice at the same position when running backs Kendall Hunter tore his ACL and LaMichael James went down with a dislocated...
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49ers Lose Second RB, LaMichael James, To Injury

The San Francisco 49ers are dealing with a supply problem on running backs. After losing Kendall Hunter for the season on Friday, they will have to deal with the loss of third string RB and KR/PR LaMichael James for all of training camp.  The good news is that James should be ok at the start of the season after suffering a dislocated elbow in practice today.  This leaves veteran...
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Training Camp Notes – Monday, July 28th

Follow @OrangeBru We are now less than one calendar week from the kickoff of NFL preseason action, as the Bills and Giants face off in the annual Hall of Fame Game this Sunday. We have plenty of training camp fantasy football news to tackle before the glorious return of football, so let’s jump in and see what fantasy relevant developments popped up over the weekend:   - Minnesota...
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With Kendall Hunter down, who will be Frank Gore’s backup?

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Another 49er running back goes down at training camp

At training camp on Sunday, running back LaMichael James was carted off the field with an apparent arm/wrist injury. Two days after running back Kendall Hunter tore his ACL at camp, another backup running back goes down. #49ers LaMichael James carted off practice field after sustains apparent left wrist/arm injury. — Cam Inman (@CamInman) July 27, 2014 LaMichael James is carted...
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What Will Kendall Hunter's ACL Tear Do For Carlos Hyde's Fantasy Stock?

San Francisco running back Kendall Hunter is done for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.Fantasy Spin:The team is planning on reducing Frank Gore's carries this season and rookie Carlos Hyde stands to benefit the most from Hunter's injury.
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San Francisco Loses RB Kendall Hunter For The Season

The San Francisco 49ers lost, backup running back, Kendall Hunter to a torn right ACL during Friday’s practice. Hunter, who was entering the final year of his rookie deal, will be lost for the entire season and will look to regroup in 2015 probably on a one-year deal.  Since entering the NFL in 2011 he has certainly been a productive player behind Pro-Bowler Frank Gore, but has...
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San Francisco 49ers RB’ Kendall Hunter Tears ACL

San Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter, who is entering his fourth season in the NFL, tore his ACL in practice on Friday. The team confirmed this devastating injury Saturday morning.  Kendall Hunter's injury presumably opens door for LaMichael James and Carlos Hyde to have bigger roles in 2014. [ ] — Taylor Price (@TaylorPrice49) July 26, 2014...
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Frank Gore is Far from Done

Sean McMahon Frank Gore is "from Miami" and he wants you to know that he is far from finished in the NFL. The post Frank Gore is Far from Done appeared first on
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Frank Gore not ready to give up heavy workload

The 49ers have accumulated quite a bit of depth behind running back Frank Gore over the last few years, leading some to wonder if 2014 will be the year when the longtime workhorse starts to cede more of the workload to other backs. If it is up to Gore, the wait will last a little longer. Kendall Hunter, Marcus Lattimore, Carlos Hyde and LaMichael James are all on the roster and...
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NFL Notes: 49ers, Bills, Chiefs, Cowboys, Jaguars, Texans, & Titans

  49ers Rookie RB Carlos Hyde is reportedly “on his way to playing a role in the fall” and could ease the burden on Frank Gore this season. (Albert Breer) Bills DT Marcel Dareus “appears to be a good fit” for new DC Jim Schwartz’s defense and could be in for a big year. (Albert Breer) Chiefs OLB Justin Houston has reported to training camp. (Terez A. Paylor) Cowboys...
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WATCH: Vernon Davis reports to 49ers training camp

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis has reported to training camp. Teammate C.J. Spillman broke the news on Twitter. @vernondavis85 has reported to camp — CJ SPILLMAN (@CJSPILLMAN27) July 23, 2014 The Pro Bowl tight end has made it known that he wants a new contract, and the 49ers have been clear that they will not negotiate with anyone not at camp...
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Top 10 NFL Stars Who Will Struggle In 2014

It's hard to pick star players to fail because they all at some point were among the top tier of their peers. However, age, injury, and team changes all effect specific star players' seasons. It can even ruin some star players' careers for good. Here are the ten stars,ranked in order of most likely to fail, with red flags for 2014.1. Marshawn Lynch SEA - Lynch has had...
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Gore To Get 50 Less Carries Compared To 2013?

According to ESPN's John Clayton, 49ers running back Frank Gore could see 50 fewer carries in 2014 than he did last year.Fantasy Spin:Earlier this month, ESPN NFC West blogger Bill Williamson projected Gore to get 220 carries, 56 fewer than the 276 he had last season. Gore no longer contributes in the passing game so he'll be no more than a low-end RB2 with just 220 carries.
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49ers sign Joe Staley to two-year extension

The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday that they have signed left tackle Joe Staley to a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season. “In today’s NFL, it is rare for a player to play his entire career with one team,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “With this extension, Joe will likely be a 49er for life. He is a three-time All-Pro and core member of...
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Who Would You Rather Have - Frank Gore or Toby Gerhart

Frank Gore rushed the ball 276 times last season for the San Francisco 49ers.  Toby Gerhart has rushed the ball 276 times in his NFL career. No longer will Toby Gerhart be running in Adrian Peterson's shadow, as he signed on with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and will finally get to be the workhorse Gore has been for the Niners.#459183315 / gettyimages.comFrank Gore has been...
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Michael Crabtree responds to Richard Sherman: I’m tired of talk

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree is tired of the off-the-field drama with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. “I’ve been doing this for a while, you know,” Crabtree told ESPN’s “NFL Live.” “I’ve been playing, I’ve been to the top of the totem pole since high school, you know. So it’s nothing new to me. “Like when I win, it’s no...
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San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Football Outlook

The San Francisco 49ers are known for their defense, but fantasy football owners can certainly turn to a few options on the Niners offense.  Colin Kaepernick is a QB you can target in a 12 man league later in your drafts, and if he adds some extra TDs with his legs, can provide some nice value.  Frank Gore continues to be a consistent fantasy football option at the RB position...
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