Kickoff: Sunday, September 18th at 4:05 PM ET
Location: Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA
Betting Odds: LV, -10, 42.5 Total on Oddsshark
Writer: Justin Herrera (@semtexmex93 on Twitter)
Geno Smith (Sit)
Geno Smith was clutch last week, getting the big win over the returning savior Russell Wilson. Smith completed an impressive 82% of his passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns. Smith is a gamer no doubt, but let’s not pretend this statline is going to get us into the fantasy championship. Smith is an average quarterback who looked good on Monday, nothing more, which is why I’m going to sit him against the team that allowed the fewest passing yards in Week 1. FantasyPros has him ranked QB29.
"They wrote me off, I ain't write back though."@GenoSmith3 has had a long journey to get to last night's unbelievable win. When the moment came, he was ready for it. (THREAD ⬇️) pic.twitter.com/Qx1rCHmKYZ
— NFL (@NFL) September 13, 2022
Rashaad Penny (Start, Flex)
Rashaad Penny picking up right where he left off last season 🏃(ignore the fumble)pic.twitter.com/tfpJS0Vmsp
— BetMGM 🦁 (@BetMGM) September 13, 2022
Rashaad Penny had a good game regardless of his statline. He put up 60 yards on 12 carries against a stout defense. I’m predicting that Penny isn’t a one year wonder and will have a good game this week against a good run defense in San Francisco. Last week the 49ers had a hard time with a stout, low-to-the-ground RB in Khalil Herbert and this week it’ll be Penny. I have him as an RB2 and FantasyPros has him ranked RB21.
Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
DK Metcalf (Start, WR2), Tyler Lockett (Sit), Noah Fant (Sit)
GENO SMITH TO WILL DISSLY!!! SEAHAWKS TOUCHDOWN!!!!!
What. A. Start. pic.twitter.com/85Vs7Mx0M6
— Sports ON Tap Seattle 🎙 (@SONTSeattle) September 13, 2022
DK Metcalf and the rest of the fantasy relevant receivers had a hard time getting anything going against the Broncos. I see Metcalf being the only one worth starting against the 49ers and thats because he’s physically gifted enough to outright beat his defender. I have him as a WR2 this week, while FantasyPros ranks him at WR22. Tyler Lockett was ineffective last Monday catching three of his four passes for 28 yards. Geno will most likely favor one receiver in this offense, and if Monday was any indication, it’s likely Metcalf. I’m sitting Lockett this week and FantasyPros has him at WR39. Noah Fant drew so much interest going into this season but the Seahawks chose to use every other tight end on their roster before Fant. So until he shows up, I’m going to sit him, and on FantasyPros he’s currently TE24.
San Francisco 49ers
Trey Lance (Start, QB2)
I feel like a lot of the "Trey actually had good pass protection" is the result of Trey avoiding free rushers more than good blocking. But what do I know. All I know is these are the type of plays Garoppolo gets sacked for a loss on and why they drafted Lance in the first place. pic.twitter.com/w7az99ktlo
— Rich (@richjmadrid) September 14, 2022
Trey Lance has more negative chatter around one game than anyone I can remember in recent history. Lance was given a lot of criticism for a game that was held in a monsoon. No one walked out of that game looking great, and on top of that we saw the Niners commit 12 penalties for 99 yards. Everyone says excuses, I say give the kid a decent game to show what he can do. The 49ers draw the Seahawks this week, against a defense that gave up 300 yards to Russell Wilson, and not to mention they’ll be missing Jamal Adams. I look for Lance to be a QB2 in superflex leagues this week and FantasyPros has him ranked QB14.
Jeff Wilson (Start, RB2)
Jeff Wilson ran the ball nine times for 22 yards in relief of Elijah Mitchell in Week 1. Wilson was an important waiver wire pick up in Week 2 as he will look to lead the 49ers’ backfield against the Seahawks. Last Monday the Broncos had their running backs go for a combined 101 yards and 5.45 ypc. Seattle wasn’t stopping the running game vs the Broncos and I think it’ll be the same for San Francisco. Look for Wilson to be a solid RB2 option this work, FantasyPros has him ranked as RB32.
— WayneBreezie (@WayneBreezie) April 2, 2022
Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
Deebo Samuel (Start, WR1), Brandon Aiyuk (Start, Flex), Jauan Jennings, George Kittle (Start, TE1)
— OurSF49ers (@OurSf49ers) September 13, 2022
Deebo Samuel is still the same Deebo, he’s going to run the ball and maybe more than ever with Mitchell out. Last week, he had a rough receiving outing in the rain getting eight targets but only reeling in two. On the ground he ran the ball for 52 yards and scored the 49ers’ lone touchdown. Look for him to be more in the mix on the receiving end with screens and maybe some deeper passes. I expect Deebo to be a WR1 this week, FantasyPros has him at WR5. Brandon Aiyuk is looking good as a route runner after one week. I think Week 1 was a wash and Week 2 is a fresh start for the talented wideout. He participated in 85.7% of routes on Sunday which means he’ll be a very active part of this offense going forward. I have him as a WR2 and FantasyPros ranks him at WR32. Jauan Jennings is a guy who’s been a spark plug for this team since late last year. After catching four passes for 65 yards in Week 1, Jennings could be carving out a long term spot on this team. At best he’s a FLEX for me and that’s really only because I don’t think George Kittle will be playing this week.