San Francisco 49ers versus New York Giants

Sunday Night Football Fantasy Cash League Picks 10-11-2015

The New York Giants will host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night Football. Fantasy football draft GM’s can tune to NBC TV on October 11th at 8:30PM Eastern Time to track the results of their NFL roster picks.

This San Francisco 49ers team is a much different club than the one that defeated the Giants 16-10 on the road last year. There has been a head coaching change as well as heavy turnover on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. The 49ers drop to 1-3 after they lose 17-3 to the Green Bay Packers at home last week. San Francisco has been held to seven or fewer points in their past two games. The offense is 31st in yards per game (289), 32nd and last in passing yardage (158 per game) and 32nd and last in the league in scoring (12 per game). Over on defense the 49ers sit 29th and fourth last in the league by allowing 27.5 points per game.

The Giants sit at 2-2 and is on a two game win streak with a home win to Washington and a road victory at Buffalo last week. In their 24-10 victory against the Bills it was a good performance by the New York defense by limiting the Buffalo run game to just 55 yards on 24 carries. They were also aided to victory by 17 Bills penalties for 135 yards. The Giants are the number one run defense in the NFL by allowing 69 yards per game on the ground. The offensive numbers have not been trending in the top half of the league but the Giants rank 9th best in scoring offense by producing 25.5 points per game.

San Francisco 49ers QB:

Colin Kaepernick

The 49ers signal caller is hitting on 62% of his throws for 727 yards with two touchdowns and five picks. He completed 52% of his throws last week against Green Bay with a pick and 160 yards.

San Francisco 49ers RB:

Carlos Hyde

The replacement for Frank Gore has rushed 62 times for 282 yards with two touchdowns. He is running for 4.5 yards a carry on the season but has ran for 3.3 yards per rush in week two, 3.4 yards a carry in week three and a miserable 2.5 yards a carry last week at home to Green Bay as he ran for 20 yards on eight carries.

San Francisco 49ers WR:

Torrey Smith

The fifth year wide out has caught nine passes for 185 yards and a touchdown. Over the past two weeks Smith has caught just two balls for 54 yards.

Anquan Bolden

Bolden has 15 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown. It has been a poor past couple of games for the 35 year old wide receiver with five catches for a total of 28 yards.

New York Giants QB:

Eli Manning

The 12 year veteran has hit on 63% of his throws for 976 yards with seven touchdowns and only one pick. He has had issues with interceptions the past several years and in 2015 he has avoided the multi-pick game. In the win at Buffalo Manning completed 20 of 35 throws for 212 yards with three touchdowns and one pick.

New York Giants RB:

Rashad Jennings

Jennings is splitting carries with Andre Williams and even Shane Vereen is taking carries away from him. The seventh year back has 42 carries for 134 yards and a touchdown. Last week at Buffalo Jennings had nine carries for 38 yards. He did catch two balls for 54 yards and a touchdown.

New York Giants WR:

Odell Beckham Jr.

Beckham Jr. has caught 24 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns. In his two home games against Washington and Atlanta the second year wide receiver caught a combined 14 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns.

Rueben Randle

Randle is being asked to step up his game with the injury to Victor Cruz. The fourth year receiver has 14 catches for 175 yards and two touchdowns. He had one good game in his four games this year. It came in week three with seven catches for 116 yards and a touchdown.

NFL Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks

QB: Eli Manning (Giants)

RB: Shane Vereen (Giants)

WR: Odell Beckham Jr (Giants), Rueben Randle (Giants)

TE: Garrett Celek (49ers)

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NFL Fantasy Football Draft News 10-4-2015

Green Bay Packers versus San Francisco 49ers NFL Fantasy Preview 10-4-2015

The San Francisco 49ers returns home as they meet the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon. NFL fantasy draft GM’s can tune to FOX TV on October 4th at 4:25PM Eastern Time to follow the results on their roster picks.

The Packers are off to a 3-0 start to the season and will be playing on a short week after a home victory on Monday Night Football to the Kansas City Chiefs by the score of 38-28. Green Bay has been high scoring this year putting up no less than 27 points to any one opponent. The team ranks fourth best in points scored at 32 a game. They are eighth best in total yards as they gain 377 yards per contest. In their home win to KC the Packers opened up an early 24-7 halftime lead. They finished the game with 448 yards of offense and went 4 of 5 inside the red zone. At issue for the Packers defense is they did surrender four touchdowns to Kansas City in all four of their red zone opportunities.

The San Francisco 49ers limp home at 1-2 after dropping two straight games by huge margins on the road. In week two they travel to Pittsburgh and get walloped 43-18. Then the following week they head to division rivals the Arizona Cardinals and are crushed 47-7 in a disheartening defeat. It is very rare in the NFL to see a professional team get beat down in back to back games. There is usually a positive response from a team the following week after a bad loss. It didn’t happen and that causes some red flags around this 49ers team and making matters worse they employ a rookie head coach who could be losing some of the team in the process. In their loss last week to the Cardinals the 49ers were down 31-7 at the half. They gained just 156 yards for the entire game while allowing Arizona 446 offensive yards. The 49ers turned the ball over four times and had a -3 turnover margin for the game.

Green Bay Packers QB:

Aaron Rodgers

The Packers signal caller has completed 73% of his throws this year for 771 yards with ten touchdowns and no picks. Last week against the Chiefs Rodgers threw for 333 yards and had five touchdown passes with no picks.

Green Bay Packers RB:

Eddie Lacy

Lacy had ten carries against Kansas City for 46 yards. He contributed on Monday Night Football in the passing game catching three balls for 41 yards. He was forced to leave the game in week two against the Seahawks with an ankle injury so his workload was light in week three.

Jason Starks

The veteran back had 39 carries for 129 yards and no touchdowns. Starks is running for just 3.3 yards on the year. He got the bulk of the work last week with 17 carries for 32 yards but had a very poor 1.9 yards a carry average. If Lacy is healthy he should get the bulk of the carries in this spot unless there is a Packers blowout then Starks would see significant work in the second half.

Green Bay Packers WR:

Randall Cobb

Cobb leads the team with 20 catches for 245 yards with four touchdowns. He had three touchdown catches on Monday night.

San Francisco 49ers QB:

Colin Kaepernick

The fifth year quarterback is coming off one of his worst days as a pro last week by passing for 67 yards on 9 of 19 completions and four interceptions.

San Francisco 49ers RB:

Carlos Hyde

Hyde has got the bulk of the work at running back and has 54 carries for 262 yards and two touchdowns. After a 168 yard rushing performance in week one against the Vikings with 6.5 yards per run average, Hyde has averaged 3.3 yards a carry at Pittsburgh and 3.4 yards a carry at Arizona.

San Francisco 49ers WR:

Torrey Smith

Smith had a nice performance against the Steelers in week two with six catches for 120 yards and a touchdown. In week one and three he combined for just one catch.

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Minnesota Vikings versus San Francisco 49ers NFL Fantasy Preview

Game 2 of the Monday Night Football doubleheader features the San Francisco 49ers facing the Minnesota Vikings. NFL fantasy football GM’s can tune to ESPN TV at 10:20PM Eastern Time from San Francisco to follow the results of their drafted rosters.

The Minnesota Vikings failed to make the playoffs last year. They took a huge blow to their chances in 2014 with the suspension of Adrian Peterson. The talented running back has been reinstated to the club for the upcoming 2015 campaign.

The San Francisco 49ers appears to be a team in transition. Jim Harbaugh was let go and many of the talented 49er free agents have left the team. Head coach Jim Tomsula takes over after coaching the defensive line since 2007 for San Francisco. Many have this 49ers team heading in the wrong direction in 2015 as the team are actually an underdog at home on Monday Night Football against a team that failed to make the playoffs in 2014.

Minnesota Vikings QB:

Teddy Bridgewater in his rookie season in 2014 hit on 64% of his throws for 2919 yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 picks. The game film shows he outperformed the rookie quarterbacks in 2014 and is accurate throwing the ball downfield. He has offensive coordinator Norv Turner tutoring him.

Minnesota Vikings RB:

Adrian Peterson played in 14 games in 2013 and ran for 1266 yards with ten touchdowns and 4.5 yards per carry. His best year was in 2012 where he rushed for 2097 yards for six yards a carry. Peterson does not contribute much in the passing game.

Minnesota Vikings WR:

Mike Wallace was acquired in the offseason to give Bridgewater a deep threat downfield. He has a very good career 15.6 yards per catch average. In 2014 Wallace caught 67 balls for 862 yards with ten touchdowns and 47 first down gains.

Charles Johnson will start opposes Wallace. The third year wide out had 31 catches for 475 yards and two touchdowns. Johnson averaged 15.3 yards per catch last year.

Minnesota Vikings TE:

Kyle Rudolph has had an injury plagued career. In 2014 he missed extended time and caught 24 balls for 231 yards with two touchdowns and 13 first down gains.

San Francisco 49ers QB:

Now in his fifth season starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick looks to improve from a poor 2014 campaign. He hit on 60% of his throws last year with 19 touchdowns and 10 picks. For fear of injury it appeared the previous coaching regime told Kaepernick to reduce his number of rushing attempts. That may change in 2015 as the 49ers quarterback if most effective when given the green light to run since he has shown the ability to do so in an intelligent manner.

San Francisco 49ers RB:

The team lost Frank Gore to free agency to the Indianapolis Colts. Former Ohio St product Carlos Hyde enters his second year with the club. A year ago Hyde had 83 rushes for 333 yards with four touchdowns. Hyde had 4.0 yards per carry average last year.

Reggie Bush comes over from Detroit and is already entering his tenth year in the league. Last year Bush had 297 yards rushing for 3.9 yards a carry. In the passing game he caught 40 passes for 253 yards and no touchdowns.

San Francisco WR:

Anquan Boldin is 34 years old and in 2014 caught 83 passes for 1062 yards with five touchdowns and 56 first down gains. Boldin averaged 12.8 yards a catch last year.

Torrey Smith the former Ravens will start for his new team on Monday. Smith caught 49 passes for 767 yards with 11 touchdowns.

San Francisco TE:

Another aging veteran in the passing game for the 49ers as Vernon Davis is in his tenth year. The tight end caught 26 passes last year for 245 yards with two touchdowns. Davis went from averaging 16.3 yards a catch in 2013 to just 9.4 the next year.

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