game back from Achilles surgery The San Francisco 49ers season opener brought with it numerous debuts. One of the most notable was that of cornerback Richard Sherman. The game marked Sherman’s first regular season contest since he tore his Achilles last year. He got preseason work in after an early training camp hamstring injury [url=http://www.49erscheapstore.com/george-kittle-jersey-cheap]http://www.49erscheapstore.com/george-kittle-jersey-cheap[/url] , but the regular season is a whole different beast.Sherman played the entire game, getting in the full allotment of 71 snaps opposite Ahkello Witherspoon. He played 64 snaps on the left side of the field (offense’s right side), and Kirk Cousins did not have much success that way. He completed 6-of-15 passes for 84 yards to that side of the field on throws past the line of scrimmage, according to ESPN.Sherman specifically was not targeted much in his first game. He was targeted three times, with Cousins completing one pass for 18 yards, including six yards after the catch, according to Pro Football Focus. Cousins had a passer rating of 54.9 on passes targeting Sherman’s receiver.His speed is still a bit of an issue, but he still has that physicality to help compensate for it. We saw it in the second quarter on his coverage of Laquon Treadwell. Richard Sherman vs. Laquon Treadwell, Week 1, 49ers vs. VikingsSherman got particularly handsy, but nothing was called. I don’t think it was the most egregious of plays, but I also know that if he was with the Seahawks and did this against the 49ers, we would collectively have lost it. Such is the life of adding a bitter rival!Overall, it was a solid, relatively quiet 49ers debut for Richard Sherman. I am surprised he was not targeted a little bit more [url=http://www.49erscheapstore.com/weston-richburg-jersey-cheap]Youth Weston Richburg Jersey[/url] , and I have to think we see quarterbacks challenge him a bit more in coming weeks. Matthew Stafford is set to play this weekend, and I have a hunch it starts then. Week 3 against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will be a big test, particularly if Sherman ends up matched up against Tyreek Hill.But for now, so far so good!49ers fantasy football pick-ups, drops for Week 6 We’ve officially entered a dark void for fantasy football with the 49ers. Most of the value players are snapped up. The players that did have value are now useless due to the offense we have. If you have anyone not named George Kittle or Matt Breida, you have a mess on your hands. Let’s help you out here. But just know we’re not bringing only 49ers players this time around. As always, percentage owned numbers are based on Yahoo! leagues.Pick-upsPackers D/STWeek 5 stats: 31 PA, 3 sacksThe 49ers offense isn’t getting any better and if you’re desperate for a streaming defensive option, there are worse teams than the Packers. The Lions managed to hang 31 points on them last week, which isn’t the most comforting of things. That said, there’s really no way you don’t look into this as an option. The 49ers stink on offense and it opens up a chance for pick sixes and sacks thanks to C.J. Beathard’s love of holding onto the ball. The 49ers are on a skid, they are in Lambeau, and that’s really all we need to have confidence in picking this defense up. We feel so dirty.Pick up or don’t pick up: Pick them up. Must-Start Status AlertGeorge Kittle% Owned: 93Week 5 stats: 5 receptions, 83 yardsIf you’re in a PPR league you are loving these numbers. Even when he has a bad day, Kittle is getting you some yardage and at least contributing. If you’re in a standard league [url=http://www.49erscheapstore.com/fred-warner-jersey-cheap]Cheap Fred Warner Jersey[/url] , you’re probably wondering what the deal is. Our advice: stick by him. Who else is Beathard going to throw to? Who else can catch it? It’s not like Kittle is an elite pass catcher with his drops, but he’s a helluva lot better than the other options on the field.Pick up or don’t pick up: You know what to do...Fool’s goldAll of the 49ers wide receivers% Owned: Seriously?The time has come to begin evaluating the 49ers pass catchers. If you find yourself on waivers and looking at other, more productive wide receivers (and depending on how deep your league is they may be all gone at this point), the 49ers wide receivers should be the first to go. They aren’t reliable and you can’t count on them for touchdowns when Matt Breida and George Kittle are getting the lion’s share of redzone targets/runs. If one emerges from this slop, we’ll be first to say foot in our mouth, but they’ve ridden your bench long enough. Even if someone breaks out there’s no telling they can continue to do it where it’s relevant to keep them on your bench. Drop or don’t drop: Don’t do it outright, but if you have decisions to make, they can be the first to go. Robbie Gould% Owned: 62Week 5 Stats: One field goal missedGould, WTH?! The 49ers kicker had a very bad day, a very un-Gould-like day. Gould missed his lone field goal attempt. The extra point attempt at the end of the 49ers first drive (you know, the good one) doesn’t go down as an attempt since he never actually tried kicking it. He just stopped for some reason. It might have been the Cardinals player who was flying in. It has not been a good season for kickers in general. They are missing everything. It’s like some sort of bug going around. In any case, Gould has been money outside of this blunder. He gets another week before decisions have to be made. In fact, it may be a good move to pick him up given his availability. The 49ers might be kicking a lot on Monday. Drop or don’t drop: Don’t drop.
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