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Emmanuel Sanders, Matt Breida sit out second straight practice

The 49ers have some questions at two key skill positions in Week 11. We break down the fantasy football implications of their Thursday injury report with Emmanuel Sanders and Matt Breida.

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders celebrates after a first down against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers were back at practice on Thursday, and once again, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and running back Matt Breida both sat out practice. Running back Tevin Coleman was listed as a DNP, but he was excused for non-injury reasons.

Sanders (ribs) and Breida (ankle) both injured themselves on Monday against the Seahawks and head coach Kyle Shanahan said they were questionable for this week. Sanders was viewed as day-to-day, while one report had Breida potentially missing a week or two.

There was one big of good news for Sanders on Thursday. Beat writer Matt Barrows tweeted that Sanders was in pain on Wednesday but was on the field for the walkthrough portion of Thursday’s practice. That’s progress and suggests he could get a limited workout in on Friday. Barrows reported that Shanahan has said Sanders doesn’t need to practice in full to play on Sunday.

Fantasy football analysis: 49ers WR Emmanuel Sanders, RB Matt Breida

It’s safe to consider Breida a big question mark for Sunday and make alternate plans. However, if Sanders gets in a limited workout on Friday, it would suggest he is on track to play in Week 11 vs. the Cardinals. Prepare accordingly.