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We’ve made it: The final Tuesday news recap of the fantasy football season (there will still be more for Week 18 and the playoffs though!).
While Tuesday isn’t the most eventful day for football news, that doesn’t mean yesterday was completely devoid of any happenings. Fantasy managers who are still fighting for their league championship – or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, fighting to avoid last place – need to be on top of everything that went down yesterday. With that in mind, let’s recap the most important news and notes from around the league.
Trey Lance On Track to Start vs. Texans
49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has a torn UCL and fractured right thumb, meaning third overall pick Trey Lance is in line to start for San Francisco in a critical week both from a real-life and fantasy standpoint. Considering Lance was one of the hottest names in fantasy football all summer long and then failed to beat out Garoppolo for the starting job all season long, it’s ironic – and fitting – that he has a picture-perfect matchup in the fantasy football championship. In one start earlier this campaign, Lance ran the ball 16 times for 89 yards. In Week 4 when he played 51% of snaps in relief of Garoppolo, he rushed seven times for 41 yards. That rushing volume alone puts Lance in the top-12 conversation, even though he’s been less than inspiring throwing the football throughout his rookie year.
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan also heaped praise upon the rookie when asked about the North Dakota State product on Tuesday:
This last month of Trey has been his best consecutive four weeks at practice since we’ve had him. He’s had a number of good days and he’s had some bad days like most guys do, but as far as his consistency and stuff, I feel this last…