San Francisco 49ers

Stadium: Levi's Stadium | Coach: Kyle Shanahan
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense31st126.2 (4th)181.9 (32nd)
Defense32nd165.9 (32nd)240.5 (14th)

Schedule

4:25 pm EDT
Sun Sep 10
CAR
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Sep 17
at SEA
8:25 pm EDT
Thu Sep 21
LAR
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Oct 1
at ARI
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 8
at IND
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 15
at WAS
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Oct 22
DAL
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 29
at PHI
4:05 pm EST
Sun Nov 5
ARI
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 12
NYG
4:05 pm EST
Sun Nov 26
SEA
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 3
at CHI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 10
at HOU
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 17
TEN
4:05 pm EST
Sun Dec 24
JAC
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 31
at LAR

Standings

NFC
West
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Seattle10-5-13-2-1
Arizona7-8-14-1-1
Los Angeles4-12-02-4-0
San Francisco2-14-02-4-0
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49ers' Logan Paulsen: Familiarity with offense helps roster bid
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paulsen has the skill set and history with head coach Kyle Shanahan to make a serious bid for a roster spot this season, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

At 30 years old, Paulsen is the elder statesman of the group of tight ends currently in camp. While that works against him on paper, his size (6-foot-5, 268 pounds), blocking ability and presence as a red zone threat (six touchdowns on 82 receptions) make the veteran a good fit for Shanahan's offense. Both he and Garrett Celek possess similar skill sets, and they will likely compete for a spot on the depth chart this preseason.

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49ers' Cole Hikutini: Could make roster despite going undrafted
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hikutini has a shot at making the 49ers' roster if he performs well this preseason, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

The undrafted free agent out of Louisville had a strong 2016 campaign and was brought into camp to compete for a role in Kyle Shanahan's offense. He has received an extensive look during the 49ers' offseason program, and he could move up the depth chart with a strong showing during training camp as the club starts from scratch with their bevvy of tight end options. A focus point of Hikutini's evaluation will be how well he has recovered from a knee injury that hurt his draft stock this past offseason. The 21-year-old produced 668 yards and eight touchdowns in his senior season with Louisville, so he possesses some playmaking potential if he were to make the roster.

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49ers' Blake Bell: Will have to earn roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Despite his fourth-round pedigree, Bell (head) will have to compete for a spot on the 49ers' 53-man roster this season, according to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee.

The former quarterback was drafted as a developmental project in 2015, but his lack of production over the last two seasons puts him in a questionable position as the team moves towards training camp July 27. Bell has the size (6-foot-6, 255 pounds) to profile as a prominent red-zone threat, but with plenty of competition in camp, he will have to display progress in his development to make the cut.

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49ers' Garrett Celek: Appears to be good fit for new scheme
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head Coach Kyle Shanahan said that he has "been a fan of [Celek] throughout his career," which bodes well for the tight end's chances of making the 53-man roster as the 49ers head towards training camp, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Celek's toughness and blocking ability fits the mold of Shanahan's past tight ends. It helps that the 29-year-old took a step forward offensively last season with 350 yards and three touchdowns on 29 receptions, but he has more real football value to the 49ers than he does as a receiver for fantasy. Celek will compete with a handful of candidates during training camp for a spot in Shanahan's offense.

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49ers' Vance McDonald: Remains on roster, but must compete for role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonald (shoulder) -- who was subject of trade talks during the draft -- remains with the 49ers for the time being, but will have to earn his spot as the team's top tight end, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

The veteran tight end posted career bests in yards (391), touchdowns (four) and YPC (16.3) in 11 games last season, earning a four-year contract extension from former GM Tren Baalke. The 49ers' new regime clearly wasn't sold on the incumbent tight end, admitting that McDonald was placed on the trading block during the 2017 NFL Draft. GM John Lynch even went out and signed veteran tight end Logan Paulsen and drafted athletic tight end George Kittle to help create more competition at the tight end position. McDonald will have to show that he can be an effective blocker and stay healthy (16 games missed over last four seasons) during training camp in order to hang on to his role as the 49ers' top tight end.

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