NFL Game Previews / Stat Matchups: Week 3 - San Francisco at Minnesota
 
 
 
 
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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%)
Christian Ponder   13.3
Matt Cassel IR 11.6
Running Backs
Average 22.0ppg and SF Allows 13.8ppg ( -38%)
Adrian Peterson Sus 19.3
Ben Tate   4.1
Jerome Felton   0.9
Matt Asiata Que 0.3
Wide Receivers
Average 16.5ppg and SF Allows 18.6ppg (+ 13%)
Greg Jennings Que 7.6
Jarius Wright   6.3
Tight Ends
Average 7.4ppg and SF Allows 6.8ppg ( -7%)
Kyle Rudolph Que 6.5
Rhett Ellison   1.2
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 Que 4.6
Linval Joseph Que 4.1
Corey Wootton   3.7
Tom Johnson   2.1
Linebackers
Average 19.7ppg and SF Allows 24.2ppg (+ 23%)
Chad Greenway   9.0
Jasper Brinkley   5.3
Defensive Backs
Average 30.7ppg and SF Allows 25.0ppg ( -18%)
Harrison Smith   7.9
Captain Munnerlyn   5.1
Robert Blanton Que 4.5
Josh Robinson   4.1
Mistral Raymond IR 1.9
Marcus Sherels   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 Que 12.4
Kendall Hunter IR 5.0
Phillip Tanner   2.0
Alfonso Smith   1.1
Bruce Miller   1.0
Wide Receivers
Average 19.6ppg and MIN Allows 23.9ppg (+ 22%)
Michael Crabtree Que 10.3
Stevie Johnson Que 9.1
Anquan Boldin   7.8
Brandon Lloyd   7.2
Kassim Osgood IR 3.0
Tight Ends
Average 9.1ppg and MIN Allows 7.6ppg ( -16%)
Vernon Davis   5.7
Garrett Celek IR 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 IR 1.4
Linebackers
Average 29.5ppg and MIN Allows 21.4ppg ( -27%)
Navorro Bowman IR 8.5
Patrick Willis IR 8.1
Aldon Smith   7.8
Ahmad Brooks Que 4.8
Dan Skuta   1.6
Defensive Backs
Average 27.5ppg and MIN Allows 28.3ppg (+ 3%)
Antoine Bethea   6.3
Craig Dahl   4.3
Chris Culliver Pro 4.2
Chris Cook IR 3.9
Perrish Cox   1.6
Tramaine Brock Que 1.3

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