Fantasy football: What to make of 49ers entering 2021
By Peter Panacy
Fantasy football: What to make of Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers QBs?
Recent fantasy trends suggest waiting on quarterbacks until the later rounds of your draft unless you’re able to capitalize early on names like the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen or even the Baltimore Ravens’ Lamar Jackson.
Fantasy owners are even a bit bearish on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (an ADP of 5.10), given his frustrations with the front office.
All this translates into San Francisco-fan fantasy football owners likely wanting to pass on the 49ers quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, on draft day altogether.
True, Jimmy G could bounce back from the injury-plagued 2020 campaign he suffered and potentially come close to the near-4,000 yards he tossed the previous season en route to the Super Bowl. And while a sizable chunk of those yards was after the catch (2,159 to be exact), fantasy owners won’t care if Garoppolo is tossing 5-yard slants and his target picks up an additional 10 yards afterward.
Yet Garoppolo’s relatively high 2.9 interception percentage over his Niners career is a cause for caution. So is his injury history.
As such, Jimmy G finds himself with a 13.05 ADP and the No. 21-ranked quarterback entering 2021.
While this makes Garoppolo a plausible bye-week fill-in option, it might be best to pass on using a late-round pick on him.
Keep an eye on what happens with San Francisco’s rookie quarterback, Trey Lance, though. Especially in deeper dynasty leagues. If your fantasy football league emplores a rookie keeper, Lance could be a potential steal with a late-round flier.