The fantasy football season isn’t far away, and the San Francisco 49ers may actually offer some enticing pickups for team owners heading into the 2017 season. Let’s look at a few choices.
It’s almost time for fantasy football players to dust off their cheat sheets and start planning ahead for the 2017 season.
A year ago, the San Francisco 49ers would have offered few — if any — legitimate fantasy options.
That’s what you get when the team goes 2-14 and posts the 27th-best scoring offense and a historically bad defense.
San Francisco 49ers
All that changes this year. Head coach Kyle Shanahan is now on board, and he’s known for scheming his players to get open. That means stats, and stats mean fantasy points for you if you want to take the gamble on San Francisco players.
The Niners defense may also not be a terrible option in some favorable matchups (there aren’t many) in 2017. General manager stocked up on defense during the NFL Draft, so we can expect anything better than the historically bad group seen a year ago.
You probably won’t think about San Francisco’s defense this season, so let’s focus on the offense for now.
In this slideshow, we’ll provide a brief breakdown on some legitimate fantasy football pickups you might want to target on draft day.