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Can Falcons, Fantasy Owners Really Trust Jason Snelling, Jacquizz Rodgers?

After winning 13 games last year, a lot was expected of the Atlanta Falcons in 2013.<p>However, the Falcons now sit at 1-2, due in large part to injuries which have ravaged the team on both sides of the ball.<p>Among those injuries is a bum leg that could hold running back Steven Jackson out until after …

Willis isn’t practicing, Davis is for Niners

Getty Images<p>As the San Francisco 49ers prepare to face on a short week a team they couldn’t beat in 2012 after losing a pair of 2013 games by the …

5 Bold Predictions for San Francisco 49ers' Week 4 Matchup Against St. Louis

After two San Francisco 49ers blowout losses in which he didn't score a touchdown, Frank Gore is going to find pay dirt multiple times against the St. Louis Rams.<p>However unlikely that may sound, that's one of my bold predictions for the 49ers (1-2) against their divisional rivals on Thursday.<p>The …

NFL Picks Week 4: Teams That Will Step Up in Must-Win Games

To put it simply, the 2013 NFL regular season hasn't gone according to plan. Five teams that reached the playoffs in 2012 are 1-2 or worse, with two of those squads <i>and</i> two of the past five Super Bowl champions falling to 0-3.<p>The question is, which teams will step up in must-win games during Week …

Week 4 Start Em Sit Em: Players That Will Dominate Point-Per-Reception Leagues

With Week 4 of the 2013 NFL regular season upon us, the fantasy football world has been left in a state of virtual disarray. Every owner is digging deep for the player who can help them secure a win, but a string of injuries and strategic alterations have every owner wondering where to go.<p>While …

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Frank Gore says he has “no issues” with Jim Harbaugh

Getty Images<p>The report that 49ers running back Frank Gore was angry at coach Jim Harbaugh has been disputed by Gore himself.<p>“I like Coach Harbaugh a …

San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams: Breaking Down St. Louis' Game Plan

Despite the fact that the St. Louis Rams’ Week 3 showing was a penalty-laden disaster, there remains a glimmer of hope for their chances of victory at home against the San Francisco 49ers.<p>In 2012, the Rams’ <i>Thursday Night Football</i> appearance was also against a divisional foe in the Arizona …

Dissecting Best Individual Matchups to Watch in SF 49ers' Week 4 Action

The San Francisco 49ers have lost two consecutive games for the first time in the Jim Harbaugh era. They hope to turn things around when they play the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night.<p>The short week does not give Harbaugh and his coaching staff much time to sort out and fix the problems that have …

49ers vs. Rams: Keys to Victory for San Francisco for Must-Win Road Clash

Nobody expected the San Francisco 49ers to go into their Week 4 showdown with NFC West rival St. Louis at a disappointing 1-2.<p>Not after Jim Harbaugh's team captured the NFC Championship over the Atlanta Falcons a matter of months ago.<p>But after demoralizing defeats to both the Seahawks and Colts, …

Colin Kaepernick and 5 Other Players Searching for Redemption in Week 4

Through three weeks of the 2013 NFL season, we are already beginning to witness the biggest disappointments with some of the league's marquee names.<p>It’s a quarterback-driven league, yet there were five of them who did not play anywhere near a high level this past week.<p>As teams begin to show whether …

49ers vs. Rams: Breaking Down San Francisco's Game Plan

For a club with Super Bowl aspirations, and nothing less, this star-studded San Francisco 49ers team has fallen flat on its face and seems to be at a serious loss when it comes to generating the big plays we are all accustomed to seeing.<p>Apart from winning in the trenches—which they haven’t—splash …

Fantasy Football Week 4: Essential Stats to Dominate Your League

Growing up, I loved to collect baseball cards. I would make lopsided trades to ensure I had my favorite players, carefully wrapping the cards in thin plastic sleeves first before sliding them into the thicker, more protective ones.<p>But after a while, my hobby became financial in nature. I'd search</i> …

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NFL Picks Week 4: Teams That Will Continue Hot Start

These NFL teams are rolling, and the locomotive isn't stopping anytime soon.<p>The first three weeks have transpired smoothly for these three squads that enter Sunday at a combined 8-1. While the Indianapolis Colts have a loss to their tally, they're riding high after a demonstrative victory over the …

49ers vs. Rams: Top Storylines to Watch in Pivotal Thursday Night Matchup

The San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams have both disappointed but have a chance to get back on track during their Week 4 matchup on <i>Thursday Night Football</i>.<p>For a division pegged as potentially one of the best in the NFL, it has been a rough start for the NFC West. While the Seattle Seahawks are …

49ers vs. Rams: Can Colin Kaepernick Get Back on Track Against St. Louis?

The San Francisco 49ers travel to face the St. Louis Rams Thursday night in their first meeting of the season. 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is looking to get back on track against the Rams and prove that he is an elite quarterback after two straight poor performances.<p>Last year, the Rams and Niners …

Thursday fantasy flier, Week 4: Austin Pettis

The bye weeks are here, gamers, and several upper-tier receivers have been taken out of the mix in Week 4 -- brand-name wideouts like Randall Cobb, …

Fantasy Football Week 4: Top Stars Due for Bounce-Back Outings

The great (and horrible) thing about fantasy football—and the NFL in general, actually—is that a majority of our assumptions are built on one-week sample sizes.<p>Because teams play just once per week and recency bias plays a large factor in our analyses of just about everything, <i>last</i> Sunday is always …

49ers vs. Rams: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

<b>Final: 49ers 35, Rams 11</b><p>Like everyone expected they'd do in a do-or-die matchup, the San Francisco 49ers committed to the run and slammed it right down the throat of the St. Louis Rams in their own house. 30-year-old Frank Gore finally had his chance to shine, and boy, did he ever.<p>The team's …

Vernon Davis Injury Update: Latest News and Fantasy Outlook for 49ers TE

The new tradition of football on Thursday night forces fantasy football owners to file lineup decisions earlier than usual. Vernon Davis' cloudy status makes the choice at tight end that much tougher.<p>After Davis missed Sunday's game with a hamstring injury, owners have carefully monitored his …

NFL Picks Week 4: Underdogs Who Will Make a Big Statement

Week 4 of the young NFL season has a slate of games that could tilt either way.<p>A few teams this week are eyeing an opportunity to rebound from prior losses, while some look to solidify an impressive start to 2013.<p>Let's take a look at which teams are looking to make a big statement in Week 4.<p><b>Houston</b> …

Aldon Smith Leaves 49ers at Worst Possible Time

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith will miss at least a month after checking into a rehab facility, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.<p>Rapoport tweeted on Monday:<p>A source told Ed Werder of ESPN on Tuesday that Smith may miss more than a month:<p>Smith, who was arrested for his second …

49ers vs. Rams: Live Grades and Analysis for San Francisco

The 49ers secured a divisional victory Thursday night on the strength of Frank Gore and a tenacious running attack, besting the Rams, 35-11. Check out final grades and analysis below.<p><b>Final</b><p>San Francisco 49ers - 35<p>St. Louis Rams - 11<p><b>Game Analysis for the San Francisco 49ers</b><p><b>Pass Offense:</b> After a shaky …

49ers vs Rams: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Frank Gore rushes for 153 yards and a TD and Colin Kaepernick throws for two TDs as the 49ers dominate the Rams 35-11

NFL Injury Report Week 4: Team-by-Team Updates, Inactive List and More

Week 4 of the 2013 NFL season officially kicks off with <i>Thursday Night Football</i>, and the focus has shifted to the injury reports and which top stars will be listed on the inactive list this week.<p>The injuries to huge names are starting to add up. Whether you’re a diehard fan of your favorite team or …

San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams: Live Commentary and Analysis

What a difference 30 or more injuries make.<p>Two weeks ago the 49ers were at the top of every meaningless power ranking across the Internet. Now they're a mere 1-2 and face what could be a season-deciding game against the St. Louis Rams. Vernon Davis and Patrick Willis are both questionable for …

Frank Gore's Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook After Week 4

The San Francisco 49ers have been among the best teams in the NFL in the previous two seasons with a hard-nosed, physical running game.<p>Pro Bowler Frank Gore has been the catalyst for this brand of football, and the star running back continued to prove himself as a dependable fantasy player in Week …

49ers Safety Donte Whitner Makes Insane Play for Interception

San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner has been in the league for eight years now, but his interception on Thursday night against the St. Louis Rams was one of the craziest plays of his career.<p>Here's a closer and slower look at his sick pick:<p>With his team clinging to a four-point lead and the …