News: 6 hours agoGaroppolo completed 16 of 27 passes for 239 yards and one touchdown in Monday's 24-9 win over the Rams. He added three yards on one rushing attempt.
Spin: Garoppolo was credited with a 57-yard touchdown pass to Deebo Samuel in the second quarter, though Deebo did the vast majority of the work after catching a short pass. The 49ers got back to their identity of winning with their defense and running game while relying on Garoppolo for little more than timely third-down conversions and game management. That role doesn't usually lead to much fantasy success, and in Week 5 Garoppolo will face a Panthers defense that's held three of four quarterbacks to under 210 passing yards this season.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Garoppolo is back with the 49ers, but he's now the backup behind Trey Lance. Garoppolo has always been efficient and that's reflected in his career 8.4 YPA, which is best among all qualified QBs since he was drafted in 2014. It's also reflected in his 2021 numbers, as he ranked sixth in completion percentage (68%), second in YPA (8.6) and 12th in QBR (53.0). However, none of that has translated to much fantasy success. Garoppolo is very conservative (6.9 aDOT since 2019), offers very little with his legs (192 yards in 63 career games) and has missed substantial time due to injury. In turn, he's yet to provide a single top-12 fantasy campaign. Now 30 years old and a backup, Garoppolo isn't on the fantasy radar.