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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 1069 articles so far, you can find them below.


Raheem Mostert Surpasses 150 Scrimmage Yards

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert rushed 13 times for 83 yards and caught three of four targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Mostert was everywhere on Sunday and was rewarded with an early 39-yard screen pass for his score. The Niners obliterated the Bengals on... Read More

5 months ago

George Kittle Takes Back Seat In Blowout

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle cradled his three targets for 54 yards in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Kittle’s receiving services weren’t needed in the blowout victory, as the Niners rushed for 259 yards. Kittle threw a few good blocks, which is meaningless for fantasy owners but his presence on the field... Read More

5 months ago

Jeffery Wilson Vultures Two Touchdowns

San Francisco 49ers running back Jeffery Wilson scored two rushing touchdowns in Week 2’s win against the Cincinnati Bengals. Wilson’s role as the primary goal-line back paid off, as he handled 10 carries for 34 yards, including two successful conversions inside the 5-yard line. The Niners promoted Wilson from the practice squad this week and... Read More

5 months ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Breezes To Victory

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 17 of 25 passes for 297 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Week 2’s annihilation of the Cincinnati Bengals. Garoppolo found both receiver Marquise Goodwin wide open for a 38-yard score then watched running back Raheem Mostert take a 39-yard screen to the house in the first... Read More

5 months ago

Points Leagues Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 25

Welcome to the RotoBaller waiver wire column that skews towards points league. Yes, there is positive correlation to standard 5x5 scoring but in our format, specific categories matter less and the accumulation of total stats is the ultimate objective. The home stretch of fantasy baseball is upon us. By now, the data for 2019 is... Read More

5 months ago


Dante Pettis Must Prove His Worth

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis played just two snaps in Week 1 but should have a larger role Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Pettis missed practice last week from a lingering groin issue, but head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed his lack of action wasn’t explicitly due to the injury. Coupled with the... Read More

5 months ago

Deebo Samuel Off To Promising Start

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is trending up after playing 88 percent of snaps in Week 1. The rookie played more than any wideout and is likely the most start-worthy Niners receiver in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals. However, head coach Kyle Shanahan tempered expectations by confessing that Samuel may have played... Read More

5 months ago

George Kittle's Usage Suggests Week 2 Breakout

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is an easy TE1 in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Despite a sluggish performance by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and two touchdowns negated by penalty in Week 1, Kittle posted a respectable eight catches for 54 yards. With his floor solidified, Kittle should remain the top passing option... Read More

5 months ago

Marquise Goodwin And Richie James Can't Be Trusted

San Francisco 49ers wide receivers Marquise Goodwin and Richie James are not optimal fantasy options in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Goodwin and James recorded just one catch apiece in Week 1, with James capitalizing on his grab for a 39-yard score. Goodwin played 74 percent of the snaps in Week 1 but may cede... Read More

5 months ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Needs To Rebound From Clunker

The San Francisco 49ers need quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to rebound in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Garoppolo looked very shaky in Week 1, playing his first regular season game since suffering a torn ACL last season. Garoppolo squares off against a surprisingly frisky Bengals Defense that recorded four sacks last weekend against the Seattle... Read More

5 months ago


Matt Breida Stepping Into Lead Role

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida should see the bulk of work in Week 2 in Tevin Coleman’s (ankle) absence. Breida handled 15 touches for a meager 37 yards in Week 1 but the entire offense logged a sluggish performance. Without Coleman, Breida should lead the Niners backfield against the Cincinnati Bengals. While the... Read More

5 months ago

Manuel Margot Not Starting Thursday

San Diego Padres outfielder Manuel Margot is out of Thursday’s series finale against the Chicago Cubs. Margot carried the Friars to victory on Wednesday, collecting three knocks in four at-bats with a homer, two runs and a steal. After being benched earlier this season, Margot has rebounded to post a respectable .246/.318/.411 slash with 12... Read More

5 months ago

Chris Paddack Fires Gem In Potential Final Start

San Diego Padres starter Chris Paddack pitched six frames of shutout ball to gather his ninth victory on Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs. Paddack fanned seven, surrendering just three hits and a walk. The 23-year-old endured a brief swoon in early-August, but has bounced back impressively, yielding a single earned run over his past three... Read More

5 months ago

Raheem Mostert's Opportunity Is Now

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert is in line for a sizeable workload in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals. With the injury to Tevin Coleman (ankle), the Niners will pivot to Matt Breida and Mostert to man their systematic running back committee. The fourth-year special teams lifer averaged an impressive 7.7 YPC last... Read More

6 months ago

Francisco Mejia Could Return Soon

San Diego Padres catcher Francisco Mejia (oblique) could return soon, per manager Andy Green. He’ll take batting practice in the coming days, play some instructional ball then rejoin the club if all goes well. Mejia's been out since August 28 with a strained right oblique. The 23-year-old is making his case as the Friars long-term... Read More

6 months ago


Hunter Renfroe Dealing With Sore Ankle

San Diego Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe (ankle) will miss about a week after aggravating his sore ankle on September 7. Until the slugger is fully healed from a lingering right ankle ailment, he’ll be held out of action. Renfroe was on the verge of a breakout season before enduring a deep slump, slashing just .169/.260/.291... Read More

6 months ago

Dante Pettis Might Be In Doghouse

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis played just two snaps in Week 1’s victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Pettis was a notable bust on Sunday (one catch, seven yards) but his underlying usage is disastrous. The second-year pro dealt with a groin injury in practice but head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed he was... Read More

6 months ago

Wil Myers Continues Hot Streak

San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers went 3-for-5, including a walk-off single, on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies. Myers played the hero, knocking in third baseman Manny Machado to clinch the game in the 10th inning. The embattled Myers is riding an eight-game hitting streak, going 13-for-24 (.542 average) with three homers and 11 runs-plus-RBI,... Read More

6 months ago

Marquise Goodwin Makes No Impact

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin grabbed one of three targets for seven yards in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo struggling, no Niner aside from George Kittle made much noise on Sunday. With the team rotating five receivers, Goodwin’s fantasy outlook is looking bleaker. He shouldn’t be viewed... Read More

6 months ago

Robbie Gould Knocks In Three Field Goals

San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould knocked in three field goals and two extra points in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gould also narrowly missed a 57-yard attempt, doinking one off the crossbar. The 37-year-old appears reliable as ever in his 15th season and should be a steady kicking option all year.

6 months ago


George Kittle Leads Niners Passing Attack

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle caught eight of 10 targets for 54 yards in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kittle had two touchdowns negated by penalty, which led to a decent-but-not-spectacular showing for the third-year fantasy stud. Even with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo struggling, Kittle posted a usable line and significantly outpaced... Read More

6 months ago

Dante Pettis Invisible In Week 1

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis caught just one pass for seven yards in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was his only target. With the Niners passing attack stuck in neutral, Pettis was a nonfactor on Sunday, surely upsetting many of his fantasy investors. The team deployed all five active receivers,... Read More

6 months ago

Matt Breida Stuffed On 15 Carries

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida handled 15 carries for 37 yards in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Breida’s role didn’t change after Tevin Coleman (ankle) went down, with Raheem Mostert picking up the void in the rushing committee. Breida’s performance wasn’t great but the volume is encouraging. If Coleman can’t go... Read More

6 months ago

Raheem Mostert Leads Niners In Rushing

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert tallied 40 yards on nine carries in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, adding a catch for zero yards. Mostert was the main beneficiary of Tevin Coleman’s (ankle) injury, leading the backfield in yards. The Niners employ a systematic committee at running back so an extended absence... Read More

6 months ago

Richie James Scores Only Niners Offensive Touchdown

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie James scored a 39-yard touchdown in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. James saw two targets but made his only grab count in the third quarter. The Niners passed for just 166 yards on Sunday and all receivers got in on the action, neutralizing the fantasy impact for any... Read More

6 months ago


Jimmy Garoppolo Shaky But Gets Victory

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 18 of 27 passes for 166 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Garoppolo paid for a careless pass the Bucs returned for a touchdown but he was able to game-manage the team to victory. Until the 49ers Defense took over... Read More

6 months ago

Deebo Samuel Commits Gaffe In Debut

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel caught his three targets for 17 yards in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also coughed up a fumble battling for extra yards and converted a two-point conversion. Samuel played plenty on Sunday but it didn’t translate into any significant stats, as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo recorded... Read More

6 months ago

49ers Defense Scores Two Touchdowns

The San Francisco 49ers Defense enjoyed a field day against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1. The Niners limited the Bucs offense to just 11 points, racking up three sacks and intercepting quarterback Jameis Winston thrice. Cornerback Richard Sherman intercepted an awful pass by Winston in the third quarter, returning it 31 yards for... Read More

6 months ago

Points Leagues Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 24

Welcome to the RotoBaller waiver wire column that skews towards points league. Yes, there is positive correlation to standard 5x5 scoring but in our format, specific categories matter less and the accumulation of total stats is the ultimate objective. After a multi-week hiatus exploring the amazing-but-baseball-free country of Kenya, your author is back and ready... Read More

6 months ago

Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot Not Starting Friday

San Diego Padres outfielders Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot are out of Friday’s lineup against the Colorado Rockies. The Friars will defer to Nick Martini and Wil Myers to man the left and center outfield spots, respectively. Renfroe is mired in an extended slump, hitting just .171 in his last 70 at-bats and searching for... Read More

6 months ago


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