Marcus Mariota (quad) is expected to miss multiple weeks.
You could see Mariota injured himself a bit at the end of his 31-yard zone-read run on Monday night against the Ravens, and unfortunately he’s set to miss more time with an aggravation of his quad issue. It looked like the Raiders were going to use Mariota more on zone-reads like the one that gashed Baltimore, so look for that again when the dual threat quarterback gets back to 100%.
The 49ers claimed Trenton Cannon.
Cannon was recently waived by the Ravens after playing for Baltimore on Monday night in Week 1. Cannon will help make up for the loss of Raheem Mostert, but his contributions might come on special teams more than offense. Ultimately, Cannon is a better real-life contributor to his teams than a fantasy asset.
Kelvin Benjamin has been suspended by the NFL for two games.
Benjamin is currently a free-agent after a controversial stint with the Giants this summer, and overall this suspension doesn’t have a big impact from a fantasy perspective.
Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) will not play in Week 2.
After the expectation had been that OBJ would be good to go for the season opener, it’s a bit concerning that he’s also now being ruled out for Week 2 so early in the week. Hopefully the Browns and Beckham are just taking things as slow as possible to ensure that he’s 100% before he’s put out onto the field.
Evan Engram (calf) has been ruled out for Week 2.
Engram will miss his second game in a row to open the season, as the short week made it difficult for him to get healthy enough to go. Hopefully, the long layoff before Week 3 will lead to Engram and Saquon Barkley both being unleashed as New York tries to get the offense off the ground—though pass protection could remain an issue.
The 49ers are signing Kerryon Johnson to the practice squad.
With Raheem Mostert (knee) now done for the season, the Niners are adding more backfield depth in the way of the former second-rounder Johnson. While San Francisco has a very deep running back group even with Mostert out, Johnson is someone to keep an eye on after landing in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.
Raheem Mostert (knee) is out for the season.
Mostert announced the news himself, saying that after consulting with multiple doctors and going through his options, he is having season-ending knee surgery. Mostert says he is “gutted” but feels this is the best decision to get him back to 100% in the long-term. This is obviously a tough break for Mostert, who has struggled to stay healthy on the field, and the 49ers. The good news is Mostert should be 100% well ahead of next season. Mostert will turn 30 this offseason, but he hasn’t had a ton of touches throughout his career and should certainly be able to produce moving forward if he can stay on the field.
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