The San Francisco 49ers travel to face the Washington Redskins in a game that will hopefully provide a bit more clarity as to the 49ers fantasy prospects. The offense has been putting points on the board, but it has been a broad mix of players. Frank Gore remains the engine of the offense, but in the passing game, few players are stepping up on a consistent basis. Normally reliable tight end Vernon Davis is still one of the team leaders, but he is not getting the big games that fantasy owners have been used to in recent seasons.
One solid play once again is the 49ers defense/special teams unit. The aggressive nature of this unit creates a lot of opportunities for fantasy points. They are grabbing a lot of sacks and forcing numerous turnovers. Add in Ted Ginn's big play ability and it is a great unit to roll out each week. Against the Washington Redskins, they should be in line for a solid game.
Beyond Frank Gore and the 49ers defense, the rest of the starters are tough calls. Vernon Davis likely has to remain in your lineup, although time is running out for him being a weekly start. Michael Crabtree is likely the safest wide receiver play, although Braylon Edwards is healthy and could come on strong in the deep game. Crabtree and Edwards are decent but not spectacular flex plays at this point.