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Week 3 Matchup: San Francisco at Minnesota

Minnesota

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 13.3ppg and SF Allows 14.6ppg (+ 10%)
Josh Freeman Out 16.7
Christian Ponder   13.3
Matt Cassel   11.6
Running Backs
Average 22.0ppg and SF Allows 13.8ppg ( -38%)
Adrian Peterson Out 19.3
Jerome Felton Pro 0.9
Matt Asiata Pro 0.3
Wide Receivers
Average 16.5ppg and SF Allows 18.6ppg (+ 13%)
Greg Jennings   7.6
Jarius Wright   6.3
Lestar Jean   3.0
Jerome Simpson   2.3
Tight Ends
Average 7.4ppg and SF Allows 6.8ppg ( -7%)
Kyle Rudolph IR 6.5
Rhett Ellison   1.2
Allen Reisner Out 0.7
Kickers
Average 8.8ppg and SF Allows 6.2ppg ( -30%)
Blair Walsh   8.8
Defensive Linemen
Average 20.5ppg and SF Allows 15.0ppg ( -27%)
Everson Griffen   5.5
Brian Robison   4.6
Linval Joseph   4.1
Corey Wootton   3.7
Kevin Williams   3.3
Fred Evans Pro 2.5
Tom Johnson Out 2.1
Christian Ballard Out 2.0
Kheeston Randall   1.2
Linebackers
Average 19.7ppg and SF Allows 24.2ppg (+ 23%)
Chad Greenway   9.0
Jasper Brinkley   5.3
Marvin Mitchell   2.3
Defensive Backs
Average 30.7ppg and SF Allows 25.0ppg ( -18%)
Harrison Smith Pro 7.9
Derek Cox   7.2
Kurt Coleman Pro 6.6
Captain Munnerlyn   5.1
Jamarca Sanford   5.0
Robert Blanton   4.5
Josh Robinson IR 4.1
Mistral Raymond   1.9
Marcus Sherels Pro 0.8

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San Francisco

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 19.4ppg and MIN Allows 19.9ppg (+ 2%)
Colin Kaepernick   15.1
Blaine Gabbert   10.2
Running Backs
Average 18.9ppg and MIN Allows 16.5ppg ( -12%)
Frank Gore Pro 12.4
Kendall Hunter   5.0
LaMichael James   3.9
Bruce Miller IR 1.0
Wide Receivers
Average 19.6ppg and MIN Allows 23.9ppg (+ 22%)
Michael Crabtree Pro 10.3
Anquan Boldin   7.8
Brandon Lloyd   7.2
David Reed   3.3
Kassim Osgood Pro 3.0
Jon Baldwin Out 2.8
Devon Wylie   1.1
Tight Ends
Average 9.1ppg and MIN Allows 7.6ppg ( -16%)
Vernon Davis   5.7
Garrett Celek   1.3
Kickers
Average 8.2ppg and MIN Allows 6.8ppg ( -18%)
Phil Dawson   7.3
Defensive Linemen
Average 10.8ppg and MIN Allows 13.9ppg (+ 29%)
Justin Smith Pro 5.4
Ray McDonald   3.3
Ian Williams IR 3.0
Glenn Dorsey   1.4
Demarcus Dobbs   1.0
Will Tukuafu   1.0
Linebackers
Average 29.5ppg and MIN Allows 21.4ppg ( -27%)
Navorro Bowman Pro 8.5
Patrick Willis   8.1
Aldon Smith   7.8
Ahmad Brooks   4.8
Dan Skuta Pro 1.6
Defensive Backs
Average 27.5ppg and MIN Allows 28.3ppg (+ 3%)
Antoine Bethea Pro 6.3
Eric Wright   5.8
Craig Dahl   4.3
Chris Culliver IR 4.2
Chris Cook Pro 3.9
Perrish Cox   1.6
C.J. Spillman   1.5
Tramaine Brock   1.3

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