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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 1076 articles so far, you can find them below.


Raheem Mostert Hits Paydirt In Super Bowl

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert handled 12 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown in the Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He also caught a pass for two yards. Mostert again manned the backfield, out touching Tevin Coleman 12 to five. Mostert ripped a handful of his typical long gains... Read More

4 weeks ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Falters Down The Stretch

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 20 of 31 passes for 219 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Garoppolo played his standard role through most of the contest, facilitating running schemes and connecting with efficient completions when necessary. His touchdown pass came in the... Read More

4 weeks ago

Emmanuel Sanders And Kendrick Bourne Lurking In The Shadows

San Francisco 49ers wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Kendrick Bourne may play a larger factor in the Super Bowl than they have to-date these playoffs. Pitted against an electric Kansas City Chiefs offense, the Niners may need a more balanced attack than the 27 pass attempts they’ve totaled during their 2020 playoff run. Sanders has... Read More

4 weeks ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Not Just A Game Manager

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has breezed into the Super Bowl. After attempting just 27 passes in two games, Garoppolo may face a tougher challenge against the Kansas City Chiefs and an electric offense. While Garoppolo has worn the mantra as game manager all season, he’s answered the bell when necessary, with four games... Read More

4 weeks ago

George Kittle Ready To Be A Factor In Passing Game

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle will attempt to settle the debate on who is the NFL’s best tight end at the Super Bowl. With the Niners riding their running game to easy playoff victories, Kittle has just four catches across two games. Pitted against Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce, Kittle... Read More

4 weeks ago


Deebo Samuel Capping Off Memorable Rookie Year

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel could lead his team in receiving in the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs. The rookie wideout has emerged as a top playmaker during the team’s stretch run and has also factored into the running game. Even with the Niners attempting just 27 passes across two playoff... Read More

4 weeks ago

Matt Breida A Long Shot To Make Impact

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida will likely be a third option in the running game during the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite an attractive matchup against the 29th-ranked Chiefs rush defense by DVOA, Breida has garnered just nine touches in two playoff games. While he averaged a crisp 5.1 yards... Read More

4 weeks ago

Raheem Mostert Going From Zero To Hero

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert is the favorite to lead the Super Bowl in rushing this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Fresh off a four-touchdown bonanza in the NFC Championship, Mostert draws a Chiefs Defense that ranked 29th in rushing DVOA during the regular season. The fifth-year breakout star will likely share... Read More

4 weeks ago

Emmanuel Sanders Fails To Make Stat Sheet

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders failed to record a catch in the NFC Championship blowout win against the Green Bay Packers. With quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo attempting just eight passes, Sanders saw only a single target. The clear third option in a low-volume passing game behind standout rookie wideout Deebo Samuel and tight end... Read More

1 month ago

Deebo Samuel, George Kittle Make Most Of Limited Chances

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle and wide receiver Deebo Samuel combined for just three catches for 65 yards in the NFC Championship victory against the Green Bay Packers. Samuel added two rushes for 43 yards. The Niners opened up the game with a dominant running attack and a 27-0 lead, resulting in quarterback... Read More

1 month ago


Jimmy Garoppolo A Bystander In Blowout Victory

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed just six of eight passes for 77 yards and no scores in the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers. Garoppolo had little to do but watch running back Raheem Mostert annihilate the Packers rush defense for 220 yards and four scores. With two consecutive easy victories in... Read More

1 month ago

Raheem Mostert Turns Up For Four Touchdowns

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert exploded for 220 yards and four touchdowns on 29 carries against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship. He also caught two passes for six yards. Mostert was unstoppable on Sunday, converting three rushing scores of 36, nine and 18 in the first half. He capped his... Read More

1 month ago

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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months ago


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