As the San Francisco 49ers look to lock up the NFC West this weekend against the St. Louis Rams, fantasy football owners around the world are scrambling to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, or shore up some feel good wins in a lost season. Owners of San Francisco 49ers on their fantasy team should have a few options to start this week, according to Numberfire.com.
Frank Gore: Numberfire projects Frank the tank to earn around 13 fantasy points with 79 yards on 18 carries as well as a few catches for around 13 yards. The Rams currently are dead last in rushing yards allowed in the NFL, so I wouldn't be surprised if Gore had himself a day and scored well above this this week. I like this matchup for Gore, who should be a solid start this week.
Vernon Davis: Many owners have been waiting for Vernon to have himself another big day, and this Sunday might just be it. Numberfire has him projected to earn around 6 points, though he has been playing a much larger role blocking lately than receiving. Hopefully the loss on Thanksgiving will shake the offense awake against St. Louis, starting with Vernon Davis.
David Akers: Akers has been rather money for the majority of the season with around a 84% field goal completion rate and six from beyond 50 yards this season, and is projected to score around 8 or 9 points this week. Weather shouldn't be a problem at Candlestick this Sunday, and Akers will likely get some serious action, so start him if you got him.
49ers Defense: The Niners D has been incredibly solid an consistent throughout the season thus far, and hopefully this week will be no different. Numberfire projects them to earn around 7-8 points allowing 21 points against, forcing almost two turnovers, and recording 2 sacks. Remember, the Niners have still not allowed a rushing touchdown or 100 yard rusher all season.
Alex Smith: I'd like to think that Alex is going to come out with a huge game after getting shutdown by the Ravens last week, but I don't have a good feeling he will. He's projected to score less than 10 points for around 170 yards and possibly a touchdown, and is going against the 8th stingiest pass defense in the league. Look for another option at QB unless Smith is your best choice.
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