San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy completed 19 of 27 passes for 368 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the team's 28-16 home victory over the Seattle Seahawks. The second-year pro once again led his explosive group of playmakers down the field with poise and accuracy. One of Purdy's question marks entering the season was his ability to make deep throws on vertical routes downfield, but both touchdowns today -- one to Deebo Samuel and another to George Kittle -- showcased an ability to drop the football behind the defense exactly where it needed to be. By completing 70.4% of his passes in his seventh consecutive game, he only needs one more to tie Joe Montana for the franchise record. Purdy will remain a QB1 in Week 15 at Arizona.
Dec 10, 2023 8:11 PM EST
Last week San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy was fantastic, putting up some of the best fantasy numbers of his career. In the Week 14 42-19 defeat of the Eagles in Philadelphia, Purdy completed 19 of 27 attempts for 314 yards and four touchdowns. This summer the 23-year-old was off the radar in standard leagues, with most analysts expressing doubts concerning Purdy's surgically repaired elbow while figuring that a lack of rushing numbers and downfield throws would limit him to streamer status. He's now vaulted himself to consistent QB1 billing despite that by masterfully piloting one of the league's most explosive offenses. Purdy will be a worthy start at home on Sunday when the 49ers host a middling Seattle Seahawks pass defense.
Dec 9, 2023 12:50 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy threw for 314 yards and four touchdowns by completing 19 of 27 attempts in the team's impressive 42-19 victory at the Philadelphia Eagles. NFL fans saw what might have been if Purdy hadn't injured his elbow in the opening drive of last year's NFC Championship Game loss to the Eagles. By blowing out the team with the best record in the league, Purdy has rekindled some of the MVP talks that swirled around his name just before San Francisco's three-game losing streak. Though Purdy has established himself as a legitimate fantasy starter in standard leagues, his set of matchups moving forward includes decent pass defenses in the Cardinals and Seahawks and a tough one against Baltimore. But Purdy managers who make it to a Week 17 championship will have a tasty matchup against the league-worst Washington Commanders' pass defense, which just got shredded by Miami.
Dec 4, 2023 12:58 AM EST
On Thanksgiving night, the San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Brock Purdy took care of business in Seattle as they rolled the Seahawks 31-13. Purdy's performance was a solid "real football" one as the 49ers' offense looked unstoppable at times, but his numbers were a fantasy disappointment. Along with a pick-six, Purdy barely threw for 200 yards and only one touchdown, finishing as the QB20. Sunday, Purdy returns to Philadelphia for the first time since his elbow injury deflated the 49ers in their opening offensive drive of the 2022 NFC Championship Game. The Eagles' defense has been shockingly generous to opposing quarterbacks in fantasy, allowing 21.5 points per game which is good for second-worst in the league. Chalk that number up to Philly's pass-funnel defense -- which gives up the third-fewest rushing yards per game -- and opponents chasing points against the third-best offense in the league. At the same time, it's unlikely that the 49ers will be immune to these trends, as the over/under stands at 48 points. Due to byes for a few top QB options and a potential shootout, elevate Purdy to upper mid-tier QB1 status in Week 13.
Dec 2, 2023 2:07 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy led his team to a 31-13 victory over the Seahawks in Seattle on Thanksgiving night. However, it was a lackluster performance from a fantasy perspective, as Purdy completed 21 of 30 passes for 209 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Purdy entered the game having just completed two consecutive three-touchdown, zero-interception games but could not replicate them against Seattle. Nor did he need to. Running back Christian McCaffrey and wide receiver Deebo Samuel combined for three rushing touchdowns as Purdy led a dominant offensive unit down the field almost at will in the first half. The interception occurred on what was either a very inaccurate pass or one tipped at the line and went for a pick-six. The bigger concern for Purdy managers is San Francisco's ball-carriers, who are often so deadly in the red zone that it limits Purdy's scoring opportunities. He takes on the surprisingly vulnerable Eagles defense in Philadelphia in next Sunday's blockbuster matchup.
Nov 24, 2023 1:24 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy will take on the Seahawks in Seattle on Thanksgiving Night. In Week 11 versus Tampa Bay, Purdy had his second consecutive three-touchdown, zero-turnover performance. He appears to have turned the page after a disastrous three-game losing streak prior, in which he threw five second-half interceptions. In 2023, he's been a much better quarterback -- fantasy or otherwise -- when he isn't being asked to come from behind late. Seattle's pass defense has been hit-or-miss. In a Week 10 home matchup against Washington they allowed Sam Howell to put up 28.1 fantasy points but last week in Los Angeles held Matthew Stafford to 10.4 points, although WR1 Cooper Kupp missed most of the game with an injury. Purdy checks into Week 12 with all of his weapons healthy as a decent starting option in all league sizes.
Nov 22, 2023 9:08 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy was excellent in a 27-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi's Stadium on Sunday. The second-year slinger out of Iowa State completed 21 of 25 passes for 333 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. He also gained 14 yards rushing on four scrambles. Purdy effectively picked apart a vulnerable Bucs pass defense, efficiently finding the open man while minimizing risky throws. His quarterback rating today of 158.3 equals the highest rating possible. Tom Brady and Josh Allen are the only other two quarterbacks to achieve that number in the past three years. Purdy and the 49ers will prepare for a quick turnaround as they travel to Seattle to take on the division-rival Seahawks on Thanksgiving night.
Nov 20, 2023 12:44 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a home matchup on Sunday. The second-year signal-caller led his offense in Week 10 to a 34-3 win in Jacksonville by completing 19 of 26 attempts for 296 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. Tampa Bay visits Levi's Stadium as the eighth most generous defense to fantasy quarterbacks and has allowed the fourth-most yardage through the air. The Bucs have also been vulnerable to quarterback rushing in the red zone, tied for first with four touchdowns allowed to the position. Overall, the matchup is prime for Purdy to have a top-10 finish this week. Purdy is startable this week as a low-end QB1 with a chance to chip in with his legs.
Nov 18, 2023 12:10 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy was productive in a 34-3 domination of the Jaguars in Duval County on Sunday. Purdy finished the day completing 19 of 26 attempts for 296 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. Purdy was pulled from the game with over half of the fourth quarter remaining and the game well in hand, but fantasy managers probably didn't miss out on many points as the 49ers weren't going to be doing much passing anyway. This season, Purdy has been excellent when his team has the lead but has struggled with turnovers when asked to come from behind. Purdy will look forward to a good Week 11 home matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who came into Week 10 tied with Washington for the most generous pass defense to fantasy quarterbacks.
Nov 12, 2023 8:41 PM EST
Quarterback Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers will travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars on Sunday. The quality of Purdy's matchup this week is debatable, as Jacksonville comes into the contest having allowed the league's sixth-most quarterback fantasy points per game but is third-best in the NFL in defensive DVOA. Purdy comes out of San Francisco's Week 9 bye having lost three consecutive games, a streak that was immediately preceded by a 13-game winning streak to start his career. In Week 8 against Cincinnati, Purdy completed 22 of 31 passes for 365 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions while adding 57 yards rushing on six scrambles. Despite Purdy's recent real-life fourth-quarter struggles, he remains steady as a borderline fantasy QB1/2 this week.
Nov 11, 2023 1:57 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy failed to lead his team to a comeback victory for the third consecutive game on Sunday in a 31-17 home loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Purdy completed 22 of 31 attempts for 365 yards passing, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He also scrambled six times for 57 yards, the best rushing day of his career. While today's performance was serviceable for fantasy, it was inadequate for beating a rested Cincinnati team. During San Francisco's three-game losing streak, Purdy has thrown five second-half interceptions, all of which have happened with the 49ers either tied or closely trailing. He would have had a third INT to end San Francisco's last chance to come back but was rescued by a roughing penalty only to lose a fumble the next play. On the bright side, Purdy seems to be developing some game as a runner, which would be a boon to his fantasy value. The 49ers will take a Week 9 bye to regroup before a trip to Jacksonville in Week 10.
Oct 29, 2023 9:00 PM EST
According to Matt Barrows of The Athletic, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (head) cleared concussion protocol and no longer carries an injury designation ahead of Sunday's meeting with the Bengals. The signal-caller was limited in practice on Thursday but fully participated in Friday's session, so he was moving in the right direction. Of course, this means Sam Darnold won't be of any value to fantasy managers. However, Purdy hasn't exactly been the most reliable option, so he's a risky fantasy play in Week 8 versus Cincinnati, even more so with Deebo Samuel (shoulder) sidelined.
Oct 28, 2023 1:59 PM EST
According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (concussion) is anticipated to get cleared and start on Sunday versus the Bengals "if all goes as expected." The signal-caller practiced in full on Friday after being limited in Thursday's session, which is always a good sign. But for now, he's still questionable, although he's predicted to receive the green light by Saturday evening. Of course, Purdy's impending clearance means Sam Darnold won't be of use to fantasy managers. However, the same can be said for Purdy, who hasn't always looked the best during the 2023-24 campaign.
Oct 28, 2023 12:51 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (concussion) is currently considered as questionable for the Week 8 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. Purdy was able to practice on Friday, but remains in concussion protocol heading into the weekend. The fact Purdy has practiced each of the last two days is a good sign heading into this game. Fantasy managers will probably have to wait closer to game time before getting a final answer to Purdy's status. If Purdy sits, Sam Darnold is expected to be under center for this game.
Oct 27, 2023 9:05 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (concussion) was able to get back on the practice field on Thursday. That is good news after Purdy suffered a concussion during the Week 7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. However, Purdy hasn't cleared concussion protocol, which puts him in danger of missing Week 8. If he can't clear protocol by Saturday, Sam Darnold would be in line to start against the Cincinnati Bengals this week. Fantasy managers who have Purdy rostered should get a backup option in place just in case he's unable to play.
Oct 27, 2023 9:30 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (concussion) returned to the practice field on Thursday. It sounds like Purdy is still in concussion protocol, but is making good progress. The hope is that Purdy won't be forced to miss any action because of the injury. The 49ers have a tough matchup versus the Cincinnati Bengals this week. Not having Purdy would put them in a bad spot. Sam Darnold would likely be asked to start if Purdy is out. Fantasy managers will have to check back on Friday for another update.
Oct 26, 2023 7:00 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (concussion) has entered into the NFL's concussion protocol. The fact that Purdy entered the protocol on Wednesday makes him a long shot to suit up on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, which means Sam Darnold would be the presumptive starter for San Francisco. Purdy has been under some scrutiny over the last two weeks, both 49ers' losses, due to his decision-making and execution in the fourth quarter but he is a much better option to lead the San Francisco offense, due to his experience, than Darnold, who is playing on his third team in the last four years. If Purdy ends up sitting on Sunday, which is highly likely, then all San Francisco fantasy-relevant players outside of Christian McCaffrey should be downgraded.
Oct 25, 2023 6:43 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy lost his second consecutive start on Monday night in Minneapolis against the Vikings. Purdy, who had a long unbeaten streak snapped last week in Cleveland, threw a game-ending interception in the final minute while trying to get his team in position to take the lead with a touchdown. He finished the game having completed 21 of 30 passes for 272 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He also rushed five times for 19 yards. Purdy looked sharp enough for most of the game without Deebo Samuel (shoulder), but failing to lead any fourth-quarter touchdown drives while down by one score against a mediocre Minnesota defense makes the Purdy-for-MVP takes from two weeks ago look silly. Purdy will look to bounce back on Sunday when the 49ers host the Cincinnati Bengals.
Oct 24, 2023 12:37 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy will be leaving behind the worst game of his career when his team goes to Minnesota to take on the Vikings on Monday. Last week in Cleveland, he was 12 of 27 for 125 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Purdy will be without Deebo Samuel for at least a couple of weeks and could be without often-targeted Christian McCaffrey (oblique), who remains questionable. However, Purdy has shown that he can still be productive without all of his playmakers like in Week 3 against the Giants when he threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns without Brandon Aiyuk. All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams (ankle) is doubtful so the 49ers could have trouble with NFL sack leader Danielle Hunter, but Minnesota's pass defense has nonetheless allowed the league's 10th-most QB fantasy points per game. Purdy checks in this week as a low middle-tier QB1.
Oct 22, 2023 12:18 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy struggled Sunday against a talented, energized Browns defense in Cleveland. Among career games he has started and finished, Sunday was his first loss. Purdy entered this contest having just completed a decisive victory against Dallas that prompted analysts to place Purdy in MVP conversations. Those talks will be put on ice after he completed only 12 of 27 passes for 125 yards, one touchdown, and one interception today. He added three carries for seven yards on the ground. Cleveland pressured Purdy into multiple misfires, overthrowing open receivers on more than one occasion. Fantasy managers shouldn't panic though, as one gets the sense that most NFL quarterbacks would have also found it rough sledding against the Browns. Purdy and the San Francisco offense will face a much less difficult matchup in Week 7 when they'll take on a mediocre Vikings pass defense in Minneapolis.
Oct 15, 2023 6:45 PM EST