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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 1062 articles so far, you can find them below.


Kendrick Bourne Is A Touchdown Machine

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne snatched three of four targets for 18 yards and two touchdowns in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. Bourne once again operated as the Niners third receiver and red zone weapon, converting a pair of six-yard touchdown grabs. With five scores in his last six contests, the... Read More

2 months ago

Raheem Mostert Takes Control Of Backfield

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert handled 10 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. He also caught two balls for 40 yards and a second score. For the second consecutive week, Mostert dominated backfield snaps and was a beast after first contact. His touchdown catch... Read More

2 months ago

Emmanuel Sanders Has Himself A Day

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders recorded 157 yards and a touchdown on seven catches in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. He also threw a 35-yard touchdown pass. After battling a rib injury the past few weeks, Sanders looked fully healthy in Sunday’s shootout, leading the team in catches, targets and yards.... Read More

2 months ago

Tevin Coleman Relegated To Bench Again

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman toted just three carries for six yards in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. In a 48-46 thriller, Coleman’s second consecutive bust confirms that he’s been sidelined for Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida. He was seen early in the game but not much afterwards. After accruing just... Read More

2 months ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Leads Niners Into The Bayou

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is a middling QB2 in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. With a 101.2 quarterback rating, Garoppolo’s season-long body of work looks great but he’s surpassed 300 yards just twice and committed 14 total turnovers. Facing a challenging Saints Defense on the road, Garoppolo will likely be tasked... Read More

2 months ago


Rays Acquire Hunter Renfroe And Xavier Edwards

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired outfielder Hunter Renfroe and prospect infielder Xavier Edwards on Thursday for outfielder Tommy Pham. Renfroe, a 27-year-old slugger, will head to the Rays after bashing 25-plus homers in three consecutive seasons. Despite his reputation as a defensive liability, Renfroe materially improved his game in 2019 with a +5.1 defensive WAR.... Read More

2 months ago

Tommy Pham Headed To San Diego

The San Diego Padres acquired outfielder Tommy Pham for outfielder Hunter Renfroe and prospect infielder Xavier Edwards on Thursday. After three straight seasons with over 20 homers and 15 steals, the 31-year-old Pham will join a Friars roster starved for on-base savviness. A late bloomer, Pham didn’t become a full-time player until 2017 but owns... Read More

2 months ago

George Kittle Enjoying A Historic Season

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (ankle) needs no introduction for Week 14’s matchup against the New Orleans Saints. Pro Football Focus’ highest-graded tight end since 2006 will be a premium TE1 against a battered Saints linebacking corps on Sunday. Kittle was muted in Week 13’s rainy contest but should reemerge as the focal... Read More

2 months ago

Tevin Coleman Needs To Step Up

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman needs to prove his worth in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. Coleman helplessly watched backup Raheem Mostert notch 154 yards and a score in Week 13 as he managed just six touches for 15 yards. The de facto starter has struggled for six straight games, opening... Read More

2 months ago

Raheem Mostert Unlikely To Repeat Breakout Performance

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert erupted for 154 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in Week 12, rendering starter Tevin Coleman obsolete. The fifth-year back has been explosive in limited opportunities this season, averaging 5.9 yards per tote, but it may not translate into increased usage in Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints.... Read More

2 months ago


Kendrick Bourne Paces Niners Pass-Catchers

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne led the Niners in receiving with 42 yards and three catches in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens. In a rainy contest, the trustworthy but unspectacular Bourne made his typical impact on the margins despite being the fourth-best option in the passing game. The output marked just his... Read More

3 months ago

49ers Defense Falls In Final Seconds

The San Francisco 49ers Defense played well but allowed a walk-off field goal to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13. Aided by wet conditions, the Niners held the Ravens to their lowest scoring total this season, collecting a sack and fumble in the process. Considering Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had been shredding defenders, the performance... Read More

3 months ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Makes Minimal Impact In Wet Conditions

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 15 of 21 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown in Week 13’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Garoppolo found rookie wideout Deebo Samuel for a nifty 33-yard touchdown on the opening drive, but got nothing going afterwards as the rainy elements dictated game flow. Jimmy G also... Read More

3 months ago

Deebo Samuel Makes Another Splash

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel snatched two of four targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens. The rookie also added a 20-yard rush. Most Niners pass-catchers were rendered useless in the rainy battle but Samuel made the stat sheet with an impressive 33-yard contested touchdown catch... Read More

3 months ago

George Kittle A Non-Factor In Baltimore

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle recorded just 17 yards on two catches in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens. Chalk this flop up to the wet and rainy conditions, as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo managed just 165 pass yards on the day. Kittle’s brutal shortcoming comes in arguably the most critical weekend in fantasy... Read More

3 months ago


Emmanuel Sanders Has Another Quiet Game

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders reeled in four of six targets for 41 yards in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens. Sanders led the Niners in targets and made a few nice grabs but there weren’t many aerial opportunities in the rainy contest. Since injuring his ribs in Week 10, Sanders has failed... Read More

3 months ago

Raheem Mostert Enjoys Breakout Performance

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert rushed 19 times for 146 yards and a touchdown in Week 13’s loss against the Baltimore Ravens. He also caught two passes for eight yards. Mostert dominated backfield touches and ran hard all game, rendering starter Tevin Coleman obsolete. His touchdown came on an impressive 40-yard scamper in... Read More

3 months ago

Tevin Coleman Washed Down The Storm Drain

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman managed just six yards on five carries in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens. He also added a nine-yard catch. The muddy and wet conditions could’ve been deceiving but it’s apparent backup Raheem Mostert completely supplanted Coleman midway through the game. Mostert collected 146 rushing yards, dominating backfield... Read More

3 months ago

49ers Defense Faces Its Stiffest Test

In a battle of titans in Week 13, the second-ranked San Francisco 49ers Defense will square off against the Baltimore Ravens, the league’s best offense. The Niners steamrolled the Green Bay Packers in Week 12, allowing just eight points while bagging five sacks and a fumble and need to keep the momentum going against Ravens... Read More

3 months ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Must Prioritize Ball Security

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is a middling QB2 in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens and isn't a recommended fantasy play. Jimmy G has played great lately with 11 touchdowns in his last four contests, but he squares off against the Ravens third-best pass defense by DVOA. Baltimore has been stifling opposing quarterbacks... Read More

3 months ago


Raheem Mostert Returns To Change-Of-Pace Duties

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert will likely return to his primary role as a special teams player in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens. With Matt Breida (questionable, ankle) getting a week of limited practices, Mostert’s touches will probably diminish to just a handful of change-of-pace snaps. The fifth-year runner has been impressive... Read More

3 months ago

Luis Urias And Eric Lauer Traded To Brewers For Trent Grisham, Zach Davies

A source has told ESPN’s Jeff Passan the San Diego Padres have traded infielder Luis Urias and pitcher Eric Lauer to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Trent Grisham and pitcher Zach Davies. The highlight of the deal is the prospect-for-prospect swap of Urias for Grisham. Urias has been touted as one of the Friars top... Read More

3 months ago

49ers Defense Gifted A Game-Ending Touchdown

The San Francisco 49ers Defense recorded two takeaways and four sacks while allowing 26 points in Week 11’s victory against the Arizona Cardinals. The Niners were sluggish early, getting blitzed by rookie quarterback Kyler Murray to a 0-16 deficit before tightening the screws in the second half. Both takeaways came late in the fourth quarter... Read More

3 months ago

Raheem Mostert Unable To Make Impact

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert rushed six times for 13 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. With the Niners falling behind early, the running attack managed just 34 yards Sunday as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and rookie wideout Deebo Samuel shined. Mostert’s quiet day is... Read More

3 months ago

Jeffery Wilson Plays Hero In Brief Cameo

San Francisco 49ers running back Jeffery Wilson converted his lone target for a 25-yard touchdown in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. Wilson barely scratched the field Sunday but made his only touch count, catching a dart from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the fourth quarter to seal the Cardinals’ fate. With running back Matt Breida... Read More

3 months ago


Kendrick Bourne Scores In Second Straight Week

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne netted four of six targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. Bourne was the clear No. 2 option behind rookie Deebo Samuel but played ahead of a hobbled Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) and Marquise Goodwin. His third score of the season came... Read More

3 months ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Enjoys Banner Day

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 34 of 45 passes for 424 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 11’s victory against the Arizona Cardinals. The Niners fell behind early and managed just 34 rushing yards on the day, leaning on Jimmy G to lead the comeback. He found backup tight end Ross... Read More

3 months ago

Emmanuel Sanders Unable To Finish Game

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) nabbed three balls for 33 yards before exiting with a rib injury. Entering the game questionable, Sanders saw five targets before aggravating his injury midway through the game. The 10-year veteran looked noticeably hobbled before leaving, gingerly getting up after each hit. In his absence, rookie wideout... Read More

3 months ago

Ross Dwelley Makes Good With Two Scores

San Francisco 49ers tight end Ross Dwelley turned four grabs into 14 yards and two touchdowns in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. With star tight end George Kittle (ankle, knee) banged up, Dwelley assumed the starting role and cashed in on his opportunities. Dwelley played meaningful snaps but obviously lacks the upside possessed by... Read More

3 months ago

Tevin Coleman Stuffed By Cardinals

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman managed just 14 yards on 12 carries but added 48 yards on three catches in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. Coleman led the squad in rushing despite the tepid performance, as the Niners recorded just 34 ground yards. Since exploding for four touchdowns in Week 8, Coleman’s... Read More

3 months ago


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