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We head into a Week 3 main slate that features what might be the mother of all injury reports after last week's on-field carnage, which saw several key Fantasy pieces go down for varying lengths of time. Given the high profile many of these players had in their respective offenses, the Fantasy ramifications of their absences are extensive, although they also create opportunities for many of their teammates. Although much of the dust settled on those longer-term issues during the week, we also have some key pieces shaping up as potential game-time decisions Sunday, giving us plenty catch up on. Without further ado, here's the latest as of early Sunday morning:
The 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game against the Giants after missing practice all week. Third-year pro Nick Mullens, who took over for Garoppolo in the Week 2 in over the Jets and completed eight of 11 passes for 71 yards with no touchdowns and one interception, will operate as the starting quarterback for San Francisco in Week 3, with C.J. Beathard serving as his backup. Mullens was relatively effective after being thrown into the fire in his rookie 2018 campaign after Garoppolo suffered a season-ending knee injury and Beathard was benched, throwing for 2,277 yards, 13 touchdowns