San Francisco 49ers Depth Chart 2018 49ers Depth Chart

4-12, 3rd NFC West

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9:25 pm GMT, 12/30

San Francisco had an injury plagued season, and it started with Jimmy Garoppolo, who tore his ACL within the first few weeks. This left C.J. Beathard in the mix, but it was Nick Mullens who really took over the starting gig. He ended up starting the most games under center for the 49ers, and was quite productive as well. Mullens doesn’t have starter potential, but has made a name for himself as a viable backup in this league. Jerick McKinnon went down with a season ending injury before the season started, and the 49ers responded by signing Alfred Morris. He didn’t amount to much, as Matt Bredia took over the starting job. Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson all moved up a spot and backed him up or on occasion would have some spot starts. Wide receiver was no different with injuries as Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garcon missed a lot of time. When healthy they are the top two wide receivers on the depth chart, but it was Kendrick Bourne and Dante Pettis who made the most of their time towards the end of the season. George Kittle put in a very productive year as the starting tight end.

Offense Depth Chart

Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
WILL Linebacker WILL
MIKE Linebacker MIKE
71
#75 ILB
66
#98 ILB
SAM Linebacker SAM
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
WILL Linebacker WILL
MIKE Linebacker MIKE
71
#75 ILB
66
#98 ILB
SAM Linebacker SAM
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
WILL Linebacker WILL
MIKE Linebacker MIKE
SAM Linebacker SAM
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

QBs
Player Rating
Jimmy Garoppolo J. Garoppolo
82
CJ Beathard C. Beathard
71
Nick Mullens N. Mullens
66
Jack Heneghan J. Heneghan
65
Quarterbacks Stats Passing Rushing
Player Rating Depth Games Sacks Depth Games Sacks Attempts Completions Completion% Passing Yards Yds/Attempt INTs Attempts Yards YPG TD
Jimmy Garoppolo J. Garoppolo
82
QB 1 3 13 89 53 59.6 718 8.1 3 8 33 11 0
CJ Beathard C. Beathard
71
QB 2 6 18 169 102 60.4 1252 7.4 7 19 69 11.5 1
Nick Mullens N. Mullens
66
QB 3 8 17 274 176 64.2 2277 8.3 10 18 -16 -2 0
Jack Heneghan J. Heneghan
65
QB 4
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Alfred Morris A. Morris
75
RB 1 20.8 1 RB 1 20.8 1 14 8 73 9.1 16 0 111 428 51 2 3.9 35.7
Matt Breida M. Breida
77
RB 2 26.1 1 RB 2 26.1 1 31 27 261 9.7 26 2 153 814 66 3 5.3 58.1
Kyle Juszczyk K. Juszczyk
86
FB 3 41.4 2 FB 3 41.4 2 40 30 324 10.8 56 1 8 30 12 0 3.8 1.9
Raheem Mostert R. Mostert
64
RB 4 9.9 1 RB 4 9.9 1 7 6 25 4.2 23 0 34 261 52 1 7.7 29
Matt Dayes M. Dayes
67
RB 5 0.2 0 RB 5 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jerick McKinnon J. McKinnon
84
RB 6 RB 6
Jeffery Wilson J. Wilson
65
RB 7 33 2 RB 7 33 2 15 12 98 8.2 24 0 66 266 18 0 4 44.3
Ja'quan Gardner J. Gardner
RB 9 RB 9
Glen Coffee G. Coffee
69
RB 10 RB 10
Joe Williams J. Williams
75
RB 41 RB 41
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Marquise Goodwin M. Goodwin
85
RWR 1 39.6 43 23 395 50 17.2 67 4 4 9 0 2.2 0.8
Pierre Garcon P. Garcon
85
LWR 2 47.1 45 24 286 50 11.9 25 1 0 0 0 0 0
Dante Pettis D. Pettis
74
LWR 3 37.7 45 27 467 60 17.3 75 5 1 -2 0 -2 -0.2
Trent Taylor T. Taylor
75
RWR 4 22.9 41 26 215 60 8.3 23 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kendrick Bourne K. Bourne
60
LWR 5 37.9 66 42 487 60 11.6 33 4 0 0 0 0 0
Richie James R. James
66
RWR 6 14.8 14 9 130 60 14.4 53 1 0 0 0 0 0
Steven Dunbar S. Dunbar
65
WR 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEs
Player Rating
George Kittle G. Kittle
76
Garrett Celek G. Celek
77
Ross Dwelley R. Dwelley
66
Wes Saxton W. Saxton
60
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
George Kittle G. Kittle
76
TE 1 58 136 88 1377 60 15.6 85 5
Garrett Celek G. Celek
77
TE 2 18.4 8 5 90 60 18 41 2
Ross Dwelley R. Dwelley
66
TE 3 3.9 2 2 14 100 7 8 0
Wes Saxton W. Saxton
60
TE 4

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
San Francisco 49ers 49ers
75
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
San Francisco 49ers
75
27.2 346.6 233.2 113.4 37 5 2
Special Teams Rating
San Francisco 49ers 49ers
90
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
San Francisco 49ers
90
1 0 0 0 0 1
Defensive Line Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Deforest Buckner D. Buckner
85
RDT 1 53.2 67 18 0 0 0
Earl Mitchell E. Mitchell
74
LDT 1 26 28 2 0 0 0
Solomon Thomas S. Thomas
76
LDE 1 40.4 31 3.5 0 0 0
Arik Armstead A. Armstead
78
RDE 1 38 48 6 0 0 0
Sheldon Day S. Day
67
RDT 2 23 11 2.5 0 0 0
Cassius Marsh C. Marsh
68
LDE 2 34.4 38 7.5 0 0 0
Ronald Blair R. Blair
72
RDE 2 33.4 36 11.5 0 0 0
DJ Jones D. Jones
66
LDT 2 24 17 1 0 0 0
Jullian Taylor J. Taylor
68
RDE 3 16.8 7 0 0 0 0
Cedric Thornton C. Thornton
73
DL 10
Chris Jones C. Jones
66
DL 11
Will Sutton W. Sutton
71
DL 12
Kapron Lewis-Moore K. Lewis-Moore
62
DL 13
Defensive Backs Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Jimmie Ward J. Ward
76
NB 1 43.2 24 0 0 0 0
Adrian Colbert A. Colbert
76
FS 1 45.7 21 0 0 0 0
Jaquiski Tartt J. Tartt
84
SS 1 54.6 42 4.5 0 1 0
Richard Sherman R. Sherman
91
LCB 1 59.8 37 3 0 0 0
Ahkello Witherspoon A. Witherspoon
76
RCB 1 49.9 37 0 0 0 0
Greg Mabin G. Mabin
65
RCB 2 12.5 16 0 2 0 0
D.J. Reed D. Reed
67
FS 2 24.1 41 3 1 0 0
Antone Exum A. Exum
66
SS 2 39.7 40 2 1 1 1
K'Waun Williams K. Williams
73
NB 2 42.6 45 4 0 0 0
Tarvarius Moore T. Moore
69
LCB 2 14.5 23 0 1 0 0
Marcell Harris M. Harris
65
FS 3 44.8 34 3.5 0 0 0
Emmanuel Moseley E. Moseley
66
LCB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Godwin Igwebuike G. Igwebuike
68
DB 13 0 2 0 0 0 0
Corey Griffin C. Griffin
69
DB 14
Kickers Rating
Robbie Gould R. Gould
87
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Robbie Gould R. Gould
87
PK 1 126 33 97.1 53 27 0 9 13 9 2

Last Week's 49ers Starting Lineup

QB
Player Rating
Nick Mullens N. Mullens
66
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Fumbles Targets Yards Long TD YPC YPG Attempts Receptions Yards YPC Long TD
Alfred Morris A. Morris
75
RB 1 44 0 1 4 4 0 4 4 16 1 111 6.9 51 1
Jeffery Wilson J. Wilson
65
RB 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 9 3 7 0
Matt Dayes M. Dayes
67
RB 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WR
Player Rating
Kendrick Bourne K. Bourne
60
Richie James R. James
66
Trent Taylor T. Taylor
75
Steven Dunbar S. Dunbar
65
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Kendrick Bourne K. Bourne
60
WR 1 58 6 5 59 80 11.8 20 1 0 0 0 0 0
Richie James R. James
66
WR 2 58 5 3 32 60 10.7 22 1 0 0 0 0 0
Trent Taylor T. Taylor
75
WR 3 20 4 3 17 80 5.7 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Steven Dunbar S. Dunbar
65
WR 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TE
Player Rating
George Kittle G. Kittle
76
Ross Dwelley R. Dwelley
66
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Position Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
George Kittle G. Kittle
76
TE 1 61 14 9 149 60 16.6 43 1
Ross Dwelley R. Dwelley
66
TE 2 15 1 1 6 100 6 6 0

2018 49ers Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/30/18 at LAR 32-48 L Nick Mullens (QB), Jeffery Wilson (RB), Kendrick Bourne (WR1), Richie James (WR2), George Kittle (TE), Laken Tomlinson (G), Mike Person (G), Joe Staley (OT), Mike McGlinchey (OT), Weston Richburg (C)
Week 16: 12/23/18 vs CHI 9-14 L Nick Mullens (QB), Matt Breida (RB), Dante Pettis (WR1), Kendrick Bourne (WR2), George Kittle (TE), Weston Richburg (C), Laken Tomlinson (G), Mike Person (G), Mike McGlinchey (OT), Joe Staley (OT)
Week 15: 12/16/18 vs SEA 26-23 W Nick Mullens (QB), Matt Breida (RB), Dante Pettis (WR1), Kendrick Bourne (WR2), George Kittle (TE), Mike Person (G), Weston Richburg (C), Mike McGlinchey (OT), Joe Staley (OT), Laken Tomlinson (G)
Week 14: 12/9/18 vs DEN 20-14 W Nick Mullens (QB), Jeffery Wilson (RB), Kendrick Bourne (WR1), Dante Pettis (WR2), George Kittle (TE), Mike Person (G), Weston Richburg (C), Laken Tomlinson (G), Mike McGlinchey (OT), Joe Staley (OT)
Week 13: 12/2/18 at SEA 16-43 L Nick Mullens (QB), Matt Breida (RB), Dante Pettis (WR1), Kendrick Bourne (WR2), George Kittle (TE), Weston Richburg (C), Laken Tomlinson (G), Mike Person (G), Mike McGlinchey (OT), Joe Staley (OT)

Preseason Analysis: 49ers Have High Expectations

Things are coming along very nicely for San Francisco, as it started last season getting Jimmy Garoppolo from New England. Marquise Goodwin made steps in the right direction, as did Aldrick Robinson when given the opportunity. Pierre Garcon adds some stability, but isn’t exactly a huge threat at this stage in his career. San Francisco looks to be run on efficiency than volume here, so things will be fairly tight as far as stable production in this receiving core. San Francisco will look to George Kittle a bit more this season, who is in his second year. With Kyle Shanahan coaching and running the offense, there is a lot of hype around Jerick McKinnon right now. McKinnon is looking to have a top role in this offense, but Joseph Williams is someone to keep an eye on as someone who can get in on some action given McKinnon isn’t a 25+ touch guy. The process is in the right direction, but a few pieces will need to be added to really get them back in contention as a top NFC team. Another wide receiver would be a good place to start, as Garcon cannot be your WR1, with no disrespect to him.

The San Francisco 49ers are an iconic NFL franchise that owns five Super Bowl titles, but they have really struggled to build a winning team over the last four years. The 2017 season got off to a disastrous start with the team losing their first nine games, but a mid-season trade with the New England Patriots completely changed the outlook of the franchise. The 49ers acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in October, and he won all five games he started with San Francisco. Since they finished so well last year, the San Francisco 49ers did not make a lot of changes in the off-season. The biggest change to the offense came at the running back position. After losing Carlos Hyde in free agency to the Cleveland Browns, the 49ers signed Jerick McKinnon to a four-year contract. Losing Hyde may seem like a big blow to the team, but McKinnon is actually a better fit for the team's offensive scheme. Kyle Shanahan loves to get his running backs involved in the passing game, and that is exactly where McKinnon thrives. His speed and elusiveness make him a deadly weapon catching the ball out of the backfield.

The only other major changes to the offense are on the offensive line. Weston Richburg signed a five-year contract in the off-season to become San Francisco's starting center. First-round draft pick Mike McGlinchey will get the first shot at the starting right tackle position. The 49ers struggled to protect the quarterback last year, but that should not be an issue in 2018. If Jimmy Garoppolo gets time to sit in the pocket, then he is going to destroy the opposing defense. While the 49ers know they will have an excellent offense this season, the same thing can't be said about the defense. Arik Armstead and Malcom Smith are key members of the starting lineup that are coming back from serious injuries. The team will also be forced to play without Reuben Foster for the first two games of the season thanks to his arrest in the off-season. Despite all of the question marks, the San Francisco defense is still improved from last year. The signing of Richard Sherman gave the team the shutdown cornerback they have desperately needed over the last few years. Sherman is still rehabbing an Achilles injury, but he should be fully healthy before the start of the preseason. The addition of Sherman should make it a lot easier for Jimmy Ward and the other cornerbacks to make big plays since they will not be forced to cover the opposing team's top wide receiver. Now that they have a franchise quarterback, the San Francisco 49ers will be playoff contenders for a long time. Their success in 2018 will ultimately be determined by the success of the defense. An average performance from the defense should be good enough to help this team win nine games. That will not be enough to win the NFC West division, but it could land the 49ers a playoff spot via the wild card.