Not long ago, fantasy football players avoided the San Francisco 49ers at all costs. That changes in 2018, and here are five players you should strongly consider this season.
Between 2015 and 2017, the San Francisco 49ers boasted few fantasy football options. Perhaps a fringe player, or two, could make up for a reserve option on the back end of a roster or a fill-in slot for a guy on a bye week.
But that was about it.
Everything has now changed under head coach Kyle Shanahan and, perhaps more importantly, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
Before Garoppolo assumed starting duties in Week 12 last year, the Niners boasted one of the most inept and underperforming offenses in the NFL. Afterwards, as shown by Niner Noise’s Chris Wilson, no team was better in ending drives with a score:
Fantasy points can be derived from a number of different areas. But scoring is where the money is, and San Francisco now has legitimate options to be effective there too.
Just like that, players on the 49ers roster have now become fantasy football targets.
And good ones.
With all that in mind, here are five Niners players you’ll want to consider for your upcoming fantasy draft.