The San Francisco 49ers were very impressive last week cruising past the Tennessee Titans 31-17. This marks the 4th straight game in which they have put up 30 points, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since the 1998 season. Fantasy football owners have been frustrated with the inconsistency of the offense this season but there are signs of offensive prowess moving forward. Here is the fantasy football stock watch for the 49ers entering the week 7 match-up against Jacksonville Jaguars in London.
Colin Kaepernick: Last week Kap had arguably his best game so far this year completing 12-24 for 199 yards and adding 68 yards on the ground with a touchdown. The read-option was utilized more times last week than the previous 3 games combined, so his owners should be happy with the change in play calling moving forward. It appears that his foot issue is behind him so look for his numbers to improve from now on. Stock: Up
Frank Gore: Frank the tank had another solid outing against the Titans running for 70 yards on 24 carries and finding the end zone twice. The 22 total fantasy points is currently his best performance on the year. After starting the season with two lackluster outings it seems Gore has found his niche. Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman has returned to a traditional run first approach which has paid dividends over the 4 game win streak. Gore has accumulated 405 yards on 86 carries and 4 touchdowns over that span. The Jags have one of the worst run defenses in the league (among other things) so Gore should have a big game. Stock: Up
Anquan Boldin: Boldin had a decent game catching 5 passes for 74 yards but has failed to find the end zone for the third straight game, and hasn’t exceeded 90 yards for the sixth straight game. Although he hasn’t put up monster numbers like he did in week 1 against the Green Bay Packers Boldin has been a solid possession receiver coming up with big catches when the 49ers need it most. The Jags will undoubtedly prepare heavily for Boldin and his owners should look for alternative options this week. Stock:Down
Vernon Davis: Davis continues to be the top target in the passing game having a team high 8 targets last week. He hauled in 4 catches for 62 yards and didn’t find the end zone. This game was a huge drop off in production after his breakout performance against the Arizona Cardinals, but repeating that type of game the following week is very difficult. Fantasy owners shouldn’t be too worried about VD’s production slipping because he will continue to receive a large amount of targets. Stock: Even