We got a great game out of San Francisco and New Orleans, but Frank Gore was the only real fantasy stud. He accumulated 168 yards and 2 TDs. His ability to catch the ball is what made him a high end 1st rounder and he did just that with 7 receptions. He could have had an even bigger game if Anthony Dixon hadn’t vultured a TD from him (after he got dinged up). The Saints rush D is not very good, so that is something to file away as well.
Alex Smith: He was much better this week. He’s not going to be a QB1 anytime soon, but he can be a decent by week fill in against the right team and him not falling apart is good news for the 49ers many fantasy players.
Drew Brees: He didn’t have a huge game, but he took what the defense gave him and completed 28 passes to 7 different receivers. You’ll get bigger games out of him, but even on a downish game he was ok.
Reggie Bush: He was having a good game, which included a TD reception, but then hurt his knee on a muffed punt (insert Kardashian joke). If he is out for any amount of time Pierre Thomas’ stock goes up.
Lance Moore: He didn’t even get on the field. New Orleans wide receivers are maddening. The 49ers took the deep ball out of the game for the most part, so the receivers didn’t get much work, but it still looks like Moore is droppable until he goes off for 150 yards and 2 TDs.
Robert Meachem: He had only one target and no receptions. I’d hold him because his upside is so good, but he’s on a very short leash.
Marques Colston: He led the Saints in targets which is nice, but he still had a sub-par game. Like I said, the Niners took away the deep pass, and the Saints love to take the path of least resistance.
Pierre Thomas: He finished with over 100 total yards, but couldn’t get into the endzone. He worked well in PPR leagues with 8 receptions though.
Josh Morgan: He led all 49ers receivers with 8 targets and 6 receptions. He’s always had potential to be a fantasy player, but can’t seem to stay consistent. With a run first offense I’m staying clear of him for now.
Michael Crabtree: Ugh. One catch for 37 yards. He easily has the skill, but not the commitment. You have to hold onto him and I think he will turn things around enough to be serviceable, but I’m not starting him until he can prove it.