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Quarterback, San Francisco 49ers

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Draft: 2021 Round 1 (3)
College: North Dakota State
Ht: 6’4”  Wt: 226 DOB: 2000-05-09 Age: 21

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2021 SF 4 25 48 52.1 354 3 1 27 133 4.9 1 49.0 12.3
2021 (Projected) SF   179 280 63.9 2,074 13 6 64 321 5.0 2 199.8  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
While the 49ers are content with starting their season under the leadership of veteran QB Jimmy Garoppolo, the writing is on the wall that we'll eventually see them make the move to the player they moved up to select at No.3 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, North Dakota State's Trey Lance.

Lance was an absolute superstar in his one full season as a starter in college, throwing for an impressive 28 touchdowns while maintaining an absurd zero interceptions that season. Perhaps more importantly for fantasy, though, Lance lit up the highlight reels with his work on the ground as he ran for 1,100 rushing yards as a sophomore and 14 touchdowns. Despite his excellent passing numbers, Lance was not shy to run the ball, as he rushed 169 times in his sole 16 game season as a collegiate starter.

Unlike smaller quarterbacks like Kyler Murray and Lamar Jackson, Lance has the size to sustain a bit more of a beating, which could mean even more rushing for him than some expect in the NFL. It's hard to compare any prospect to Josh Allen, but Lance seems to fit that mold more closely than almost any other quarterback in the league right now. He has tremendous upside as a fantasy asset; he possesses a huge arm to go along with excellent athleticism. This is the kind of quarterback that can be a true difference-maker in fantasy, but he has to earn the starting job.

The biggest concern about Lance is that the 49ers seem hell-bent on heading into the season with Garoppolo as their starter. Certainly we've seen teams move on to their young quarterbacks in the past, but it rarely happens unless the team itself is performing poorly or the quarterback is just looking horrible. Considering that the 49ers won six games with the league's most injured roster in 2020, there's a high likelihood that they'll be competitive enough that they end up waiting until deep in the season to turn things over to Lance, if at all this season.

If he does get the chance to play, Lance should be an immediate waiver wire addition in just about any league. His upside is that of a weekly QB1 for fantasy and his legs could carry him to that as soon as right away. This is an offense built for a player like Lance with a dominant rushing attack, some incredible downfield weapons, and some bruising pass catchers who make their money after the catch. The sky is truly the limit for this potential future elite fantasy QB.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB2 Trey Lance
QB2QB1 Jimmy Garoppolo
49ers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Trey Lance to start, George Kittle Doubtful
Jimmy Garoppolo ruled Out
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 8, 4:22 pm

San Francisco
#49ers coach Kyle Shanahan makes it official: Rookie QB Trey Lance will start Sunday at the Arizona Cardinals with Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) ruled out. George Kittle is doubtful. (Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Garoppolo will Week 5 with his calf injury while Kittle is out with a calf injury of his own. Nate Sudfeld will be Lance's backup. With Kittle out, the 49ers are going to lacking in the receiving department but are expected to have running back Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) back on the field. Lance's rushing ability makes him QB2 viable but he'll need some help from his supporting cast to hit a QB1 ceiling.

Injury Jimmy G could play in Week 5?
49ers QB pulled at half in Week 4 due to calf injury
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 4, 11:55 pm

San Francisco
Jimmy Garoppolo "has a chance" to play for #49ers Sunday at Arizona. Shanahan: "It wasn’t as bad as we thought it might have been. Today he’s in a lot of pain and still sore. Wednesday if it’s getter better, he has a good chance." (Bay Area News Group - Cam Inman)

FFToday's Take: In theory, if Garoppolo is dealing with a calf bruise, he has a chance to play in Week 5. If he has any kind of calf strain, however, he should be expected to be sidelined until after the 49ers return from their Week 6 bye. Trey Lance simultaneously showed his upside and youth in relief of Garoppolo, but it should be noted that he posted at least 20 fantasy points in most scoring setups despite a lack of recent reps with the starters and a game plan built for Garoppolo. If Garoppolo sits as he should against the Cardinals in Week 5, Lance's dual-threat ability will put him in the low-end QB1 conversation.

Injury Trey Lance expected to miss a week with "chip" in finger
49ers rookie QB probably not starting Week 1
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 31, 4:24 am

San Francisco
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) via Twitter: "49ers’ QB Trey Lance has a small "chip" in his finger and is expected to miss about a week, per HC Kyle Shanahan." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Fantasy owners who banked on Lance being under center right away need a backup plan, though the extent of the injury -- or even what finger it is -- is unknown at this time. Jimmy Garoppolo appears to have staved off Lance for at least another week or two.

2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DET W 41-33 1 1 100.0 5 1 0 3 2 0.7 0 4.5
3 GB L 28-30 0 0 - 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 6.1
4 SEA L 21-28 9 18 50.0 157 2 0 7 41 5.9 0 20.0
5 at ARI L 10-17 15 29 51.7 192 0 1 16 89 5.6 0 18.5

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