Fantasy Player Projections

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QBColin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

190 pass yards, pass TD, INT, 43 rush yards

Kaepernick had his best fantasy game of the season, throwing for 216 yards, four touchdowns and one interception at New England in Week 15. He also rushed seven times for 28 yards. Despite the big game, the second-year quarterback will be facing a tough passing defense in Seattle, making him a borderline fantasy starter in Week 16.

RBFrank Gore

Frank Gore

80 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 23 rec yards

Gore led the 49ers on the ground at New England in Week 15, with 21 carries for 83 yards. While he does have three touchdowns in his past six games, he hasn't managed more than 100 rushing yards since Week 7. Seattle is tough against the run, but Gore remains a must-start running back.

RBLaMichael James

LaMichael James

30 rush yards, 1 rec, 9 rec yards

James rushed eight times for 31 yards in Week 15 at New England. That marks two weeks in a row that he has hit the 30-yard mark. He's still not someone to consider in standard leagues, but he's showing promise.

WRMichael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree

6 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

Crabtree had the big day many had expected at the Patriots in Week 15, catching seven passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns. The Seahawks held him to four catches for 31 yards in Week 7, but that was with a different Seattle secondary and a different 49ers quarterback.

WRRandy Moss

Randy Moss

3 rec, 35 yards

Moss caught two passes for 36 yards and a touchdown at New England in Week 15. He started in place of Mario Manningham (shoulder) and might be called upon to start again in Week 16. Fantasy owners should only look to him as a WR3 if that is the case.

WRMario Manningham

Mario Manningham

3 rec, 23 yards

Manningham (shoulder) missed his second game in a row in Week 15, and even if he returns in Week 16, it's tough to think about starting him because of the injury.

TEVernon Davis

Vernon Davis

2 rec, 25 yards

Davis continued to be a fantasy bust late in this season, with just one catch for 10 yards at New England in Week 15. The news isn't any better when looking at his past four games, in which he has just four catches for 29 yards. Fantasy owners need to look elsewhere in Week 16.

KDavid Akers

David Akers

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Akers made two of three field goals and five extra points at the Patriots in Week 15. He has 10 field goals and 16 extra points in his past five games, and he's a good start once again in Week 16.


INT, 2 Sacks

San Francisco's defense looked great in the first half against the Patriots in Week 15, but eventually, Tom Brady did what Tom Brady does. The Niners gave up 443 passing yards, 95 rushing yards and 34 total points. This defense had three sacks and two interceptions and remains a good start in Week 16 against the Seahawks.

QBRussell Wilson

Russell Wilson

180 pass yards, pass TD, INT, 35 rush yards

Wilson exploded for 92 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns to go with 205 passing yards and one passing score at Buffalo in Week 15. Unfortunately, Wilson now faces a 49ers defense that limited him to 122 yards and no touchdowns in Week 7.

RBMarshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch

80 rush yards, rush TD, 1 rec, 8 rec yards

Lynch rushed just 10 times at Buffalo in Week 15, but he got 113 yards and a touchdown on those carries. He also caught one pass for 14 yards. "Beast Mode" has five touchdowns and 328 rushing yards in his past three games. In Week 7, he was still able to rush for more than 100 yards against the 49ers.

RBRobert Turbin

Robert Turbin

22 rush yards, 1 rec, 5 rec yards

Turbin rushed 10 times for 31 yards at Buffalo in Week 15. The rookie has been a solid backup to Marshawn Lynch, but fantasy owners need to look elsewhere for help in Week 16.

WRSidney Rice

Sidney Rice

3 rec, 35 yards, rec TD

Rice led the Seahawks with four catches for 76 yards at Buffalo in Week 15. The Seahawks relied mostly on their ground game in the rout, so Rice's stats are even more impressive. While the Niners held him to just two catches for 32 yards in Week 7, over the past three games Rice has 210 receiving yards and one touchdown on 12 catches.

WRGolden Tate

Golden Tate

3 rec, 30 yards

Tate caught three passes for 64 yards at Buffalo in Week 15, but he would have posted better stats had the running game not been working so well. Tate was shut out on three targets in Week 7, the last time he faced the 49ers. He's a WR3 at best in Week 16.

TEZach Miller

Zach Miller

3 rec, 25 yards

Miller caught three passes for 26 yards and a touchdown at Buffalo in Week 15, his second game in a row with a score. He deserves some fantasy consideration for Week 16 against the 49ers, who have allowed seven touchdowns to tight ends this season.

KSteven Hauschka

Steven Hauschka

2 PATs, FG

Hauschka made three field goals and five extra points at Buffalo in Week 15, although he did have one extra point blocked in the third quarter. He had just one field goal against the 49ers in Week 7, however.


INT, 2 Sacks

The Seahawks had two interceptions, one fumble recovery and three sacks at Buffalo in Week 15. They also returned one of those interceptions 57 yards for a defensive touchdown for their fifth touchdown score this season on defense or special teams. They remain a good fantasy unit in Week 16, facing a 49ers team they held to just 13 points in Week 7.
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