The San Francisco 49ers will get one key cog back, but will be missing two others in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is listed as questionable with a rib injury, but will play, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. On the other hand, running back Matt Breida and tight end George Kittle were listed as doubtful and will not play, according to Schefter.
Fantasy football analysis: Emmanuel Sanders, Matt Breida, George Kittle
Sanders’ returning after injuring his ribs in Week 10 is big as he has been a key weapon for Jimmy Garoppolo since arriving via trade. It remains to be seen what limitations he’ll face with the injury, but he is a solid fantasy start. With Kittle sidelined, it only further boosts Sanders’ value as he will get that many more targets.
Deebo Samuels benefits from Kittle’s absence but with Sanders playing, it will cut down a bit on his upside. He’s worth considering in deeper leagues.
Tevin Coleman will get the start at running back and Raheem Mostert will be the primary backup. Jeff Wilson will likely get short yardage work, which could cost Coleman and Mostert down near the goal line. Coleman is a quality RB start, while Mostert is a flex only in deeper leagues.