San Francisco 49ers Depth Chart
- Levi's Stadium
- Head Coach
- Kyle Shanahan
- Offensive Coordinator
- Kyle Shanahan
- Defensive Coordinator
- Robert Saleh
- Special Teams Coach
- Richard Hightower
- Defensive Scheme
San Francisco 49ers Roster
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) took snaps against the Broncos in a joint practice on Friday for the first time since he tore the ACL in his left knee last September. He threw five straight interceptions in practice on Wednesday but was much better Friday, going 10-for-15 with one interception while moving the offense. Garoppolo will play in the second and third preseason games, but head coach Kyle Shanahan hasn't decided how much Garoppolo will play this Monday. San Fran's offense is improving, but Garoppolo still has a small sample size of NFL starts under his belt and shouldn't be trusted as anything more than a low-end QB2 with upside as he enters the 2019 season.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (calf) remains day-to-day with a calf strain, and it's uncertain whether he'll play in the preseason game against the Broncos on Monday. Kittle should be fine for the regular season unless he suffers a setback. The 25-year-old broke out in a big way in 2018, catching 88 passes for 1,377 yards and five touchdowns as one of the top fantasy performers at his position. He comes into the 2019 season as RotoBaller's No. 3 ranked tight end behind the elite names of Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz. A full season with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm could help Kittle even more.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a terrible day on Wednesday at practice, throwing five consecutive interceptions at one point. "Sometimes its hard to make the right decisions when youre fired up and competitive," head coach Kyle Shanahan said. "Usually, you make a bad play, it makes your mind go a little sideways." It's just practice, but it's still a bit concerning. Garoppolo was hurt by a torn ACL last year and missed most of the season. He has a ton of upside in San Fran's improving offense, but he's also working with an inexperienced group of receivers. He'll be a QB2 target with upside for more this year.
San Francisco 49ers rookie defensive end Nick Bosa (ankle) is out of his orthopedic boot and is doing light rehab work on the field after sustaining a right ankle sprain on Aug. 7. The Niners are hoping he'll be available for Week 1. Like his older brother Joey, Nick has already battled some nagging injuries before even stepping foot on the field in an NFL regular season game. Still, the Ohio State product could be a game-changer up front on the team's defensive line. His incredible pass-rushing skills will put him on the map right away in IDP leagues, but he's a risk/reward commodity because of his propensity for injury.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard went 13-for-17 in Saturday's preseason win over the Dallas Cowboys. He had 141 yards and threw a touchdown and an interception. Beathard was the 49ers' backup quarterback for the early parts of last year, but he opened training camp third on the depth chart and there were questions about whether or not he'd make the final roster. Saturday was a step towards answering those, but he still remains firmly behind Nick Mullens in the race to be Jimmy Garoppolo's backup.