If you didn’t watch the game last night and just peak at the final score, you would think that there was plenty of fantasy goodness that went on last night. Nothing is more frustrating than needing fantasy points on MNF and the offensive game play being sub-par, especially when the over hits. But also, nothing makes you feel as alive going into Monday night up 5 points with Chris Carson left and your opponent has Jimmy Garappollo and somehow, you pull it off without a sweat to get to 9-1. Rarely is luck on my side, but it seems to be in my big auction league this season.
What the hell kind of kick was that in overtime by the way? While the golden rule is to never leave the game in the hands of your kicker or the referees, the kicker should at least put the kick close enough to the uprights for the viewer to squint and say, “ehhhhhhhh”.
The 49ers haven’t looked like the world-beaters that we’ve become accustomed in 2019 for a couple of weeks. While Seattle heads into their bye, the 49ers will look to right the ship at home against the Cardinals next week. Here’s what I saw from a fantasy perspective on Monday night.
– In fantasy football, volume is definitely king. Chris Carson carried the ball 25 times for 89 yards and a touchdown. He also caught 3 passes for 12 yards. 3.6 yards per carry isn’t impressive, but Carson made the plays when the Seahawks needed them. Unsurprisingly, Carson has been one of the biggest draft day values in 2019 fantasy football.
– Russell Wilson had an MVP outing without lighting up the stat sheet. He avoided pressure in the 2nd half and overtime, made some incredible throws, and added 53 yards on the ground. His only blemish was a head-scratching overtime interception the the Seahawks eventually got away with.
– Jimmy Garappollo looks good one week and then not so good the next. This was one of those games where he looked like he didn’t have a clue what he was doing out there. I expect next week to be a bounce back week for Jimmy GQ against the Cardinals.
– Tyler Lockett could miss anywhere from two weeks to the rest of the season with the leg injury that he sustained last night. This would be a big blow to the Seahawks’ passing game, but it could provide an opportunity for Josh Gordon to slide in and stand out.
– Emmanuel Sanders also left this one early with a rib injury. The MRI was inconclusive so I guess there is no clear timetable for his return.
– Deebo Samuel and DK Metcalf showed out for the rookie class last night. Deebo caught 8 out of his 11 targets for 100 yards and DK caught 6 of his 10 targets for 70 yards. Each WR led their team in receiving yards.
– The 49ers backfield was a pretty even touch split between Coleman, Breida, and Mostert. Coleman ended up leading the backfield in receiving catching 4 balls for 32 yards. Breida’s injury could lead to more touches going forward for Mostert, so it will be important to keep an eye on Breida’s status in the coming days.