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About ale522

sports and financial markets enthusiast. Native San Diegan, diehard Padres, adopted Warriors and ex-Chargers fan

ale522 has written 1034 articles so far, you can find them below.


Corey Davis Needs To Buck Downward Trend

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis has barely been a whisper this postseason and isn’t an appealing fantasy option in the AFC Championship against the Kansas City Chiefs. The third-year pro’s only catch in the playoffs was a three-yard touchdown and he hasn’t eclipsed 80 yards since Week 7. While game flow has been a... Read More

4 hours ago

49ers Defense Hope To Make Cheeseheads Stink Again

The San Francisco 49ers Defense enter Championship weekend as the highest-priced fantasy defense. The Niners face the Green Bay Packers, who they demolished 37-8 in Week 12. In that previous contest, the Niners relentlessly harassed future Hall of Famer quarterback Aaron Rodgers, dropping him five times and forcing a fumble. The Packers were a meager... Read More

2 days ago

Deebo Samuel And Emmanuel Sanders Ready To Shine

San Francisco 49ers wide receivers Deebo Samuel and Emmanuel Sanders both offer solid fantasy value in the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers. Both players were limited to under 45 yards apiece in last weekend’s Divisional Round blowout but were featured early on when the game was still in question. The rookie Samuel has... Read More

2 days ago

Jimmy Garoppolo One Step Away From Super Bowl

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is a reasonable DFS bet for Sunday’s NFC Championship matchup against the Green Bay Packers. Priced as the third-best quarterback, Jimmy G squares off against a strong Packers defensive line that ranked 12th-best in adjusted sack rate during the regular season. Garoppolo was not pressed into service in the... Read More

2 days ago

Kendrick Bourne Worth A Gamble

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne is worth a gamble for Sunday’s NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers. Bourne scored the only receiving touchdown for the Niners in the Divisional Round, adding to his 2019 resume as a legitimate red-zone threat. The third-year pro has just 33 catches this year, including the playoffs,... Read More

2 days ago


Tevin Coleman And Raheem Mostert Form Lethal Combo

San Francisco 49ers running backs Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert are both bankable DFS options in Sunday’s NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers. The two backs combined for 163 rushing yards in the Divisional Round, with Coleman riding a hot hand to two touchdowns. Considered a backup for the latter half of the regular... Read More

2 days ago

George Kittle Should Be Good To Go

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday’s practice and should be fine for Sunday’s NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers. Kittle scared Niner Nation with soreness on the left ankle he chipped earlier this year, but confirms he feels “fabulous.” Kittle factored more as a blocker in... Read More

2 days ago

George Kittle Banged Up With Ankle Soreness

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (ankle) missed practice on Wednesday ahead of the NFC Championship showdown against the Green Bay Packers. The All-Pro chipped a bone in his left ankle earlier this season and aggravated it during the third quarter of the Divisional Round. A proven warrior, head coach Kyle Shanahan remains optimistic,... Read More

3 days ago

49ers Defense Lays The Smackdown

The San Francisco 49ers allowed just 10 points as they led their team to an easy 27-10 victory against the Minnesota Vikings in the Divisional Round. The lately-maligned defense found its early-season form on Saturday, bagging six sacks and two turnovers in the dominant performance. The Niners held the Vikings to just seven first downs... Read More

1 week ago

George Kittle Does More Blocking Than Catching Against Vikings

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle netted three catches for just 16 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in the Divisional Round. Kittle’s presence was felt in the running game, as the Niners controlled time of possession and logged 186 rushing yards. Kittle was forced the ball a couple times in the red zone but... Read More

1 week ago


Emmanuel Sanders Not Needed In Niners Victory

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders cradled his two targets for 33 yards in the Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings. Sanders presence was felt to open the game with a couple chain-moving grabs, but he and the entire passing attack took a backseat to the dominant run game in the 27-10 victory. With... Read More

1 week ago

Deebo Samuel Falls Victim To Game Flow

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel logged three catches for 42 yards and handled a six-yard rush in the Divisional Round win against the Minnesota Vikings. The Niners opened the game with an aggressive passing game plan and Samuel was notably featured, but ultimately rode its dominant rushing attack to 186 yards and an... Read More

1 week ago

Kendrick Bourne Comes Up Big

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne nabbed three of five targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Divisional Round victory against the Minnesota Vikings. The underrated Bourne proved his worth again, cradling a three-yard pass for a spike to open the scoring in the first quarter. He also converted an impressive first... Read More

1 week ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Rides Autopilot To Victory

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 11 of 19 passes for 131 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the Divisional Round victory against the Minnesota Vikings. Garoppolo started the game hot, finding wide receiver Kendrick Bourne for a three-yard touchdown to start the scoring. He wasn’t needed much afterwards as the Niners dominated... Read More

1 week ago

Matt Breida Mops Up Niners Victory

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida amassed 17 yards on eight carries in the Divisional Round victory against the Minnesota Vikings. Breida played sparingly but was tapped to salt the game away in the fourth quarter. He lost a fumble on a fourth down conversion that ended up being inconsequential. Breida was a clear... Read More

1 week ago


Raheem Mostert Proves His Worth

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert handled 12 carries for 58 yards in the Divisional Round victory against the Minnesota Vikings. Mostert assumed his usual top dog role to start the game but eventually yielded touches to Tevin Coleman, who went off for 105 yards and two scores. Mostert also recovered a critical fumble... Read More

1 week ago

Tevin Coleman Puts His Game Face On

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman collected 105 yards and two spikes on 22 carries in the Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings. Rendered to second-string duties for the latter half of the season, Coleman was the best runner on Saturday and the Niners rode his hot hand to the easy 27-10 victory. His... Read More

1 week ago

Kyle Juszczyk Could Make A Splash

San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk has some deep sleeper appeal against the Minnesota Vikings in a thin DFS slate. Juszczyk’s first and second priorities are to pave the road for the Niners dominant running game, but he’s occasionally factored into the passing attack. While his floor is an absolute zero, Juszczyk has three games... Read More

1 week ago

49ers Defense Needs To Bring The Heat Against Vikings

The San Francisco 49ers justifiably enter the Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings as the priciest DFS option. The Niners finished 2019 as the second-best defense by DVOA and boast the playoffs’ best pass rush. Although the defense faltered down the stretch by yielding over 20 points in its final five contests, they will receive... Read More

1 week ago

George Kittle Could Be A Beast On Saturday

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is worth every DFS dollar in Saturday’s Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings. Coming off his second straight 1,000 season, the All-Pro has surged heading into the playoffs, accumulating 34 catches for 366 yards in his final four regular season contests. While the Vikings pose a tough opponent... Read More

1 week ago


Deebo Samuel Surging Into Playoff Debut

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel carries positive momentum into the Divisional Round matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. After a slow start, the rookie shined in his final eight games, surpassing 100 scrimmage yards or finding the end zone in seven contests. Samuel faces a tough challenge against the Vikings seventh-best pass defense by... Read More

1 week ago

Emmanuel Sanders Battling Bouts Of Volatility

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders heads into the Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings as a volatile WR4. In his first playoff action since 2015, the 32-year-old veteran is coming off a four-game stretch where he amassed anywhere between nine and 157 receiving yards. He’ll also draw a challenging matchup against the Vikings... Read More

1 week ago

Tevin Coleman Trending In Wrong Direction

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman will likely be a distant second option behind starter Raheem Mostert in Saturday’s Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings. Coleman cracked 700 scrimmage yards this year but struggled with efficiency, opening the door for Mostert to dominate touches to end the regular season. Coleman averaged under five touches... Read More

1 week ago

Matt Breida's Opportunities Will Likely Be Limited

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida sits at third on the rushing depth chart and is a desperation flex in the Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings. Even after finishing the year with over 700 scrimmage yards at an efficient 5.2 yards per touch, Breida has yielded backfield duties to a surging Raheem Mostert... Read More

1 week ago

Raheem Mostert Playing Well Heading Into Divisional Matchup

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert should carry the torch as lead runner in the Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings. Although the Niners deploy a rushing committee, Mostert emerged as the most consistent option to end the regular season, logging roughly 50 percent of snaps and dominating touches. After breaking out for 952... Read More

1 week ago


Jimmy Garoppolo Making His Playoff Debut

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is a contrarian DFS option in the Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings. Coming off a strong season with 27 touchdown passes, Garoppolo also battled consistency issues with 18 turnovers. In friendly home confines, he’ll face a surprise Vikings team that ranks seventh in pass DVOA. Garoppolo’s splits show... Read More

1 week ago

49ers Defense Saves Game On Final Play

The San Francisco 49ers yielded 21 points and bagged a sack in a clutch Week 17 victory against the Seattle Seahawks. The Niners pressured Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson all evening and mostly stuffed the offense but nearly relinquished the game. Tasked with a first-and-goal in the closing seconds, the Niners posted four stops, including a... Read More

3 weeks ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Answers The Bell In Clutch Win

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 18 of 22 passes for 285 scoreless yards in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks. Garoppolo played a great game but was held out of the end zone as his team scored three rushing touchdowns. In the biggest game of his career, Jimmy G answered the bell and... Read More

3 weeks ago

Emmanuel Sanders Not A Factor In Niners Victory

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders collected 25 yards on three catches in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks. Sanders was involved early with a few looks but took a backseat to George Kittle, Deebo Samuel and the run game as the game progressed. Coming off an Achilles tear in 2018, Sanders rebounded with... Read More

3 weeks ago

George Kittle Catches Everything

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle caught all seven of his targets for 86 yards in Week 17’s clutch victory against the Seattle Seahawks. He added a seven-yard carry. With the Niners collecting their three scores via the ground, Kittle was held out of the end zone but continued his typical performance as the... Read More

3 weeks ago


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