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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.


Tevin Coleman Crashes Back To Earth

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman gained just 23 yards on 12 carries in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals, contributing another 13 yards on two catches. He had a touchdown negated by penalty. Coleman's mediocre performance was a major buzzkill after his four-score explosion last Sunday as he was out-touched by backfield mate... Read More

4 months ago

Emmanuel Sanders Loving Life In Red And Gold

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders roped seven of nine targets for 112 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. In his second game with the team, Sanders continued demonstrating solid rapport with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, gaining several chunk plays early in the contest. He was rewarded with a one-yard... Read More

4 months ago

George Kittle Hurts Knee, Still Lays The Smackdown

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (knee) caught six of eight targets for 79 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. Kittle took a helmet to the knee on the team’s opening drive but resurfaced to rumble for a spectacular 30-yard touchdown to end the first quarter. He made several... Read More

4 months ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Lights It Up

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo carved up the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9, passing for 317 yards and four touchdowns in a victory. After game managing all season, Garoppolo surpassed 300 yards for the first time against a predictably awful Cards defense, posting a season-best passer rating of 136.9. Jimmy G kept the chains... Read More

4 months ago

Matt Breida Shows No Ill-Effects From Sprained Ankle

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida rushed for 78 yards on 15 carries and caught two balls for 14 yards in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. Showing no ill effects from a bum ankle suffered last Sunday, Breida led the team in touches and outpaced backfield mate Tevin Coleman in scrimmage yards by... Read More

4 months ago


Matt Breida And Raheem Mostert Active Thursday Night

San Francisco 49ers running backs Matt Breida (ankle) and Raheem Mostert (knee) are active for Thursday’s Week 9 contest against the Arizona Cardinals. Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (inactive) is a healthy scratch. Despite the reinjury risk, Breida is a playable RB3 against one of the worst defenses in football. Mostert is a garbage time-dependent flex... Read More

4 months ago

Jeffery Wilson On Call As Flex Option

San Francisco 49ers running back Jeffery Wilson could be poised for more work in Week 9’s Thursday night game against the Arizona Cardinals. Both Matt Breida (ankle) and Raheem Mostert (knee) are game-time decisions, potentially making the fourth-string Wilson the only healthy back behind Tevin Coleman. Wilson sparked fantasy buzz in Weeks 2-3 operating as... Read More

4 months ago

49ers Defense To Haunt Cardinals On Halloween

The San Francisco 49ers Defense should keep rolling in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. After routing the Carolina Panthers 51-13 last Sunday, the Niners draw the inexperienced and banged up Cardinals led by rookie Kyler Murray. The 49ers have transformed into a matchup-proof defense in 2019, ranking second in DVOA and boasting the league’s... Read More

4 months ago

Deebo Samuel Could Get More Rushing Opportunities

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel draws a favorable matchup against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9 and is an upside WR5. The second-round rookie has endured a frustrating season, breaching five-plus targets just twice. Samuel scored his second touchdown last week, taking a 20-yard carry to the house. Despite just eight rush yards... Read More

4 months ago

Tevin Coleman Should Keep On Rolling

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman earns an RB1 tag in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. Since returning from injury in Week 5, Coleman’s been a monster, compiling 337 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns on 71 touches, including a four-game explosion in Week 8. Coleman draws a sweet Halloween matchup against a bottom-four... Read More

4 months ago


George Kittle Primed For Breakout Game

While San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle has been doing yeoman’s work for most of the year, he could be rewarded handsomely in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. Despite leading the team in all relevant receiving metrics, ranking second amongst NFL tight ends in target share (25.8 percent) and on pace for over... Read More

4 months ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Fine Outside The Limelight

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is fine with his role amidst the Niners undefeated start. Entering Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals, the passing attack has become a tertiary thought to the team’s dominant defense and run game. Garoppolo hasn’t helped himself, committing nine turnovers in seven contests. Jimmy G should continue playing game... Read More

4 months ago

Matt Breida And Raheem Mostert Miss Practice

San Francisco 49ers running backs Matt Breida (ankle) and Raheem Mostert (quad, knee) will not practice on Tuesday. Both players were “limited” in yesterday’s estimated injury report and are iffy for Thursday night’s Week 9 tilt against the Arizona Cardinals. Running back Tevin Coleman ignited for four touchdowns in Week 8 and should carry even... Read More

4 months ago

Marquise Goodwin Returns After Missing Week 8

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (personal) returned to the team on Monday. Goodwin had been absent since last Thursday and missed Week 8’s game dealing with a family issue. Goodwin has 196 scrimmage yards and a touchdown this season and was a fringe fantasy player even before the Niners acquired wideout Emmanuel Sanders.... Read More

4 months ago

Matt Breida "Limited" In Practice Report

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle) was “limited” in Monday’s practice report. The Niners issued an estimated injury report ahead of a Thursday showdown with the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9. Breida was running hard in Week 8, collecting 50 yards before exiting with an ankle injury midway through the game. Reports suggest... Read More

4 months ago


Dante Pettis Disappears Again

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis was a nonfactor in Week 8’s 51-13 blowout against the Carolina Panthers. Pettis received three looks, hauling in one pass for five measly yards. It was another bust game for Pettis who’s become one of the worst fantasy calls this season. With just 10 catches for 88 yards... Read More

4 months ago

George Kittle Clocks In Another Lunch-Pail Effort

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle snatched six of seven targets for 86 yards in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers. Kittle had yet another touchdown called back from penalty and could’ve had a bigger day had the game been closer than the 51-13 result. Kittle was a focal point of the passing attack... Read More

4 months ago

Raheem Mostert Finds Garbage-Time Paydirt

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert amassed 60 yards and a touchdown on nine carries in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers. Mostert saw his snaps increase after Matt Breida (ankle) exited midway through the game and he was rewarded with a 41-yard garbage-time touchdown in the final minutes of the 51-13 blowout. With... Read More

4 months ago

Jimmy Garoppolo Remains An Undefeated Game Manager

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 18 of 22 passes for 175 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Week 8’s blowout of the Carolina Panthers. He also absorbed three sacks including a safety. Garoppolo opened the scoring with a 4-yard dart to wideout Emmanuel Sanders in the first quarter, then found running back... Read More

4 months ago

Deebo Samuel Scores A Rushing Touchdown

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel caught his three targets for 19 yards and added two rushes for 29 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers. The Niners passing attack wasn’t required much in a 51-13 blowout, but Samuel made his impact with a 20-yard touchdowns scamper in the third... Read More

4 months ago


Tevin Coleman Hits The Quadfecta

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman rushed 11 times for 105 yards and three touchdowns, adding two catches for 13 yards and another score in Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams. Coleman and the Niners offensive line gutted the Panthers all day, highlighted by a 48-yard house call to close out the second... Read More

4 months ago

Nick Bosa And 49ers Defense Manhandle Panthers

The San Francisco 49ers Defense manhandled the Carolina Panthers in Week 8, bagging seven sacks and three interceptions in a 51-13 rout. Rookie defensive end Nick Bosa led the way with three sacks and a pick, as the Niners dominated overmatched Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen all day. Sitting pretty with a 7-0 record, the Niners... Read More

4 months ago

Matt Breida Exits Early With Ankle Injury

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle) compiled 50 scrimmage yards before exiting early in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers. Breida pounded 35 ground yards and added a 15-yard catch in the first half, but tweaked his ankle just before halftime. With the Niners up big, he did not return. The 49ers accumulated... Read More

4 months ago

Emmanuel Sanders Pays Immediate Dividends

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders caught four of five targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers. The newly-acquired veteran paid immediate dividends, snatching a 4-yard pass on the opening drive for a score. Sanders didn’t factor into the game much afterwards, as the Niners leaned heavily... Read More

4 months ago

Matt Breida Must Reassert Himself

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida enters Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers on a downward trend. While he missed some time in Week 7 undergoing concussion protocol, Breida has yielded the backfield to Tevin Coleman since the latter’s return from injury. Averaging just 33 percent of snaps over the past three weeks, every... Read More

4 months ago


Tevin Coleman Needs To Improve Efficiency

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman has distanced himself as the lead back since returning from a high ankle sprain. Against a weak Carolina Panthers rush defense, Coleman is an upside RB2. Coleman’s amassed 58 touches over the past three games and the volume bodes well in the run-heaviest offense in the NFL. While... Read More

4 months ago

George Kittle Hoping For A Bounce-Back Game

Like his offensive teammates, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle had a forgettable Week 7 in a slop fest against the Washington Redskins. While his test in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers is daunting, Kittle is poised for a bounce back. The weekly TE1 continues leading all Niners receivers in all pass-catching metrics,... Read More

4 months ago

49ers Defense Should Extend Nasty Streak

The San Francisco 49ers Defense is safe to fire up as a fantasy defensive unit in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers. Led by the best defensive line according to Football Outsiders, the Niners have bagged 20 sacks and 13 takeaways during their undefeated start to 2019. The visiting Panthers boast a promising 4-2 record... Read More

4 months ago

Padres Hire Jayce Tingler As New Manager

The San Diego Padres have tapped Jayce Tingler as their new manager. Reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Tingler becomes the second-youngest manager in the majors and comes as a surprise amidst the Padres extensive search. Tingler has limited coaching experience but has a history with Friars General Manager A.J. Preller. His reputation around baseball is... Read More

4 months ago

Deebo Samuel Expected Back In Week 8

The San Francisco 49ers expect wide receiver Deebo Samuel (groin) to return in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers. Samuel missed Week 7 but appears ready to practice and play against a tough Panthers pass defense this Sunday. Despite showing exciting flashes this season, the rookie is averaging just 4.4 targets and 33.6 yards per... Read More

4 months ago


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