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Report: Richard Sherman could miss multiple weeks with hamstring injury

49ers cornerback Richard Sherman injured his hamstring, which could boost Falcons fantasy options in Week 15.

Richard Sherman of the San Francisco 49ers reacts to a play against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium on December 1, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15, and they likely will face Julio Jones & Co. without cornerback Richard Sherman. The 49ers CB suffered a Grade 2 hamstring injury in Week 14 and could miss a couple weeks, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero. He is not expected to play this week, and Pelissero tweeted “perhaps beyond.”

The injury is a tough blow to the 49ers secondary, and opens the door for the Falcons passing attack. The Falcons are coming off a blowout of the Carolina Panthers in which Calvin Ridley caught five passes for 76 yards and a touchdown, and Julio Jones caught five passes for 66 yards. Olamide Zaccheaus led the team with 93 yards on a single long touchdown reception.

The 49ers defense had impressed prior to a shootout win over the Saints in Week 14. The 49ers pass rush remains intact, but the loss of Sherman is a blow to the secondary. Jones is a must start even if Sherman were healthy. Ridley will be someone to track due to the abdominal injury he suffered on Sunday. If Ridley is active, he is potentially worth a start as well.