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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 1064 articles so far, you can find them below.


Deebo Samuel Is A Yardage Monster

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel secured five of five targets for 102 yards while adding two rushes for 33 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks. The electric rookie once again showed his versatility, scoring on a 30-yard run in the second quarter by shaking multiple Seahawks defenders down... Read More

2 months ago

Raheem Mostert Collects Two More Spikes

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert handled 10 carries for 57 yards and two touchdowns in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks. He also cradled a 16-yard reception. Mostert continued playing as the workhorse and best running back in the Niners committee, converting two red zone rushes of two and 13 yards in the... Read More

2 months ago

Tevin Coleman And Matt Breida Play Sparingly

San Francisco 49ers running backs Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida combined for just 10 touches in Week 17’s thriller against the Seattle Seahawks. Both backs continued playing sparingly behind workhorse Raheem Mostert, with Coleman totaling 17 yards on five totes and a catch while Breida managed 16 yards on four carries. Both runners finish the... Read More

2 months ago

Jimmy Garoppolo And Niners Playing For NFC Crown

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo leads his team on the road in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks with plenty on the line. Playing for the No. 1 seed in the NFC, Jimmy G will start in arguably the biggest game of his career. The sixth-year signal caller has enjoyed a solid season, with... Read More

2 months ago

George Kittle Within Arm's Length Of Century Mark

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle will seek to cap off another brilliant season in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks. Despite missing two games midseason, Kittle is just 33 yards shy of breaching 1,000 yards for the second straight season. The All-Pro is also peaking at the right time, clearing 65 yards in... Read More

2 months ago


Emmanuel Sanders Enduring Boom-Or-Bust Season

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is an upside WR4 in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks. The 32-year old veteran has been solid since joining the Niners in mid-October, scoring four times and playing nearly every snap, but he’s also posted a few clunkers with four contests under 30 yards. Sanders will draw... Read More

2 months ago

Deebo Samuel Starting To Factor Into Rushing Attack

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel will be a solid WR3 in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks. While he’s emerged as a trustworthy target in the passing attack, Samuel has also demonstrated his versatility with seven rushes for 89 yards and a touchdown in his last four games. Facing a vulnerable Seahawks Defense... Read More

2 months ago

Tevin Coleman Barely Scratches Fantasy Relevance

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman remains a risky flex in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks. Coleman has mustered barely over four touches per game since Week 13 and has not factored into the passing game (one catch). Coleman managed 72 scrimmage yards in Week 10 against the Seahawks and draws a favorable... Read More

2 months ago

Matt Breida Hoping To Re-Emerge

Despite being healthy, San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida did not play a single snap in Week 16. He’ll look to resurface in Week 17 against a shaky Seattle Seahawks rush defense. Head coach Kyle Shanahan cited game flow and insisted Breida was not benched nor injured, but his volatile playing time makes him... Read More

2 months ago

Raheem Mostert Remains The Man

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert has not relinquished control of the backfield since taking over in Week 13 and will be a steady RB2 in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks. Mostert out-touched other Niners backs by a 11-8 margin last Saturday and will draw a soft Seahawks rush defense ranked 26th by... Read More

2 months ago


Tevin Coleman Enduring Cold Streak

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman has averaged just four touches in his past three games and will be a risky RB3/flex in Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams. Since ceding the starting gig to Raheem Mostert, Coleman has been sparsely used and will need to increase his efficiency to return any fantasy... Read More

2 months ago

Matt Breida Likely Playing Third Wheel

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida has receded as the third option in the running game and is a volatile flex in Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams. Since returning from an ankle injury, Breida has just 13 touches over two games for 75 yards. He also fumbled twice last Sunday, losing one.... Read More

2 months ago

Raheem Mostert Maintains Backfield Lead

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert continues to separate himself in a crowded backfield and is an RB2 in Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams. Despite committing a fumble last Sunday, Mostert played in 53 percent of snaps, managed a score and out touched a combined Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida effort by... Read More

2 months ago

Deebo Samuel, Emmanuel Sanders Hoping To Bounce Back

San Francisco 49ers wide receivers Deebo Samuel and Emmanuel Sanders suffered in Week 15, combining for just 40 receiving yards on one catch apiece. Both players will look to bounce back in Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams. Prior to last weekend, Samuel had gone five consecutive games with a touchdown or 100 scrimmage... Read More

2 months ago

George Kittle Could Lead Teams To Title Town

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is ascending as the season closes and is an obvious TE1 in Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams. Since returning from an ankle injury in Week 12, Kittle has netted at least six catches in three of four contests and accumulated 347 yards and two touchdowns. While... Read More

2 months ago


Kendrick Bourne Makes Little Fantasy Sense

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne is a tough sell in Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams. After collecting five spikes in his previous six games, Bourne regressed with just a single catch for 11 yards in Week 15. With second year wideout Dante Pettis possibly back in the mix, Bourne’s fantasy value is... Read More

2 months ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Keeps Riding The Roller Coaster

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo resumes his position as a middling QB2 in Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams. Jimmy G faceplanted in Week 15 at home, managing just 200 yards and a touchdown against the lowly Atlanta Falcons. The volatile Garoppolo faces a similarly bipolar Rams Defense that ranks 11th overall against... Read More

2 months ago

Padres Sign Kyle Barraclough To Minor League Deal

The San Diego Padres signed relief pitcher Kyle Barraclough to a minor league deal on Tuesday. The 29-year-old will also receive an invite to the Friars major league camp. Barraclough owns a 3.53 career ERA (3.84 FIP) across 252 1/3 innings, with his best years being 2015-2017 with the Miami Marlins. The Padres bullpen was... Read More

2 months ago

Deebo Samuel Settling Into Consistent Role

San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Deebo Samuel has lived up to his second-round billing in recent weeks and remains a steady WR3 in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons. Over his last five contests, Samuel has either surpassed 100 scrimmage yards or scored a touchdown, becoming an instrumental piece of the offense. Even with... Read More

2 months ago

Emmanuel Sanders Is Healthy And Dangerous

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders played his best game in over a month last Sunday and is a WR3 in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons. After being limited with a rib injury, Sanders looked healthy en route to 157 receiving yards and two touchdowns (one passing) in Week 14. Against a Falcons... Read More

2 months ago


Jimmy Garoppolo Is Heating Up

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been scorching lately and could flirt with QB1 status in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons. After game managing to start the year, Jimmy G has three four-touchdown games in his past six contests and has registered a QB rating over 110.0 in six of seven. While he’s... Read More

2 months ago

Tevin Coleman Finds Himself In Back Row

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman appears to be the odd man out in the Niners backfield. With Raheem Mostert assuming control and Matt Breida running well in relief, Coleman is a tough sell as a flex play in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons. Since his four-touchdown explosion in Week 8, Coleman has... Read More

2 months ago

Matt Breida Will Have To Settle For Scraps

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida ran well in his return from injury in Week 14 (9.0 YPC) but played just 12 snaps. With Raheem Mostert taking charge of the backfield, Breida and Tevin Coleman will battle for touches, rendering both risky flex options. Averaging a healthy 5.2 yards per tote this year, Breida... Read More

2 months ago

George Kittle Staged For Encore Performance

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle cemented his status as a gridiron beast in Week 14 by securing the Niners victory with a highlight-reel catch-and-rumble. He’ll return to his premium TE1 status in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons. Despite missing two games with a broken ankle, Kittle has heated up in the second... Read More

2 months ago

Kendrick Bourne Is A High-Risk Gamble

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne has emerged lately as a red-zone threat. The third-year pro has collected five spikes in his last six games, operating as the team’s primary third receiver. With Marquise Goodwin (foot, knee) on Injured Reserve, Bourne’s 50 percent snap share should remain steady in Week 15 against the Atlanta... Read More

2 months ago


Marquise Goodwin Placed On Injured Reserve

The San Francisco 49ers placed wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (foot, knee) on injured reserve on Tuesday. The seven-year pro has been dealing with chronic leg issues and will be shut down to undergo treatment. Goodwin managed just 12 catches for 186 yards and a touchdown in 2019 and it’s probable his three-year tenure with the... Read More

2 months ago

Robbie Gould Walks It Off

San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould knocked in two field goals and six extra points in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. The Niners offense was on fire with 48 points on Sunday and Gould benefited, punching in all his opportunities. Gould played the hero in the waning seconds with a walk-off 30-yard field... Read More

2 months ago

49ers Defense Gets Roughed Up In The Bayou

The San Francisco 49ers Defense yielded 46 points despite securing a victory in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. The ferocious pass rush couldn’t touch Saints veteran quarterback Drew Brees all day, mustering just one fumble recovery on the stat sheet. The Saints racked up 465 total yards but the Niners offense was able... Read More

2 months ago

Matt Breida Plays Sparingly In Return

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida handled six carries for 54 yards and caught a four-yard pass in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. Breida ripped a few nice gains in his first game since Week 10 but played well behind a surging Raheem Mostert who amassed 109 scrimmage yards and two scores... Read More

2 months ago

Deebo Samuel Clears 100 Scrimmage Yards

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel netted five of eight targets for 76 yards in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints, adding two rushes for 33 yards. The rookie has now gone five straight games with either 100 scrimmage yards or a touchdown and rarely comes off the field. He showed his versatility... Read More

2 months ago


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