Eric Karabell highlights fantasy's good and bad for each NFC West team and what to watch for before the season.
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The San Francisco 49ers open training camp on July 30 at SAP Performance Facility in Santa Clara, California. Here's a starting lineup projection.
49ers defense better when blitzing
The 49ers allowed less yards per pass when blitzing last season. When DBs blitzed, they allowed just 4.1 yards per pass, according to Football Outsiders. Sneaky strengths (Insider)
Colin Kaepernick lost the starting QB job to Blaine Gabbert after battling injuries and accuracy woes, but Kaepernick appears focused as camp nears.
NFC West Comings and Goings
The offseason has brought a variety of new faces to NFC West teams. The division brings in a first overall pick and Pro Bowl defensive end, among others. Meanwhile, the Seahawks lost two starters from their Super Bowl winning team and signed another to a lucrative extension.
Patriots RB Dion Lewis dominated opponents after the catch, while Washington QB Kirk Cousins thrived on play-action. Aaron Schatz delves into the hidden strength of each offense.
Niners linebacker Aaron Lynch has been suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
The Seahawks and Cardinals made it to the playoffs last season, and our NFC West reporters expect those two teams to vie for the division title again.
Although he's 35 years old, Anquan Boldin is reportedly drawing interest from a few teams including the New Orleans Saints.
Which quarterback would you rather have for the next 10 years? What about rookie? Will the NFL have a new franchise anytime soon? NFL Insiders take a stab at predicting the future of the league.
The race for MVP of the NFC West probably comes down to quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Carson Palmer, unless Todd Gurley runs wild.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher is the obvious choice as the person with the hottest seat, but there's an NFC West GM who has to be feeling some heat as well.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
The San Francisco 49ers announced they have taken over management of the foster Farms Bowl, which pits the Pac-12 against the Big Ten at Levi's Stadium. Jamie Brandt will serve as the executive director, replacing Gary Cavalli, who retired following the 2015 game.
Crystal ball: Who will the 49ers go with at QB?
The 49ers have options at quarterback this season in Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick, but who is the long-term answer? John Clayton projects another as the quarterback of the future in San Francisco. Clayton: 30 projections for the next three years (Insider)
Among the takeaways from ESPN's Future Power Rankings are that Jeff Fisher is no longer viewed as an elite coach and Andrew Luck has an uphill battle.
Second-year running backs dominated the discussion of who the rising star is in the NFC West.
The Rams made a bold trade to get QB Jared Goff, but new Cardinals pass-rusher Chandler Jones might have the biggest impact in the NFC West.
Jarryd Hayne will not be fulfilling his Olympic dream. The former NFL and NRL player was cut from Fiji's Rugby Sevens squad last Friday following a meeting with coach Ben Ryan.
John speaks with the NFL Nation reporters of the Rams, Seahawks and Cardinals and Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area about the Niners.
Will Kelly's scheme fit 49ers' talent?
Chip Kelly's no-huddle offense produced a division title in his first season running the Eagles. But the talent on that Philly offense was much different -- much better -- than what he'll have while designing plays this season in San Francisco.
|3(5)||Will Redmond||CB||Mississippi State|
|5(3)||Ronald Blair||DT||Appalachian State|
|5(35)||Fahn Cooper||OT||Ole Miss|
|6(32)||Jeff Driskel||QB||Louisiana Tech|
|6(38)||Aaron Burbridge||WR||Michigan State|
|7(28)||Prince Charles Iworah||CB||Western Kentucky|
49ers vs Texans
Levi's Stadium - Sun 8/14