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Aug 12, 2017
FFChamps.com
Williams looked fast and ran hard on every carry but there were two concerns. The first was that he dropped a pitch but was able to corral it and gain 11 yards on the play, and ball security has been a concern for Williams throughout camp. The second concern may play into the first and that is that he was the third back off the bench. With all that being said, Williams had a strong performance and showed that he is a legitimate threat to push Tim Hightower for the RB2 position, if he can hang on to the ball. If he is able to win the RB2 role, he is a good late round pick with high upside,...
FFChamps.com Aug 12, 2017

Matt Breida second running back to play in first preseason game

Tim Hightower didn't play in this one and all indications prior to the game were that Williams was the number three back. This may be an indication that this is truly going to be an RBBC approach by the 49ers or it could just mean they were trying to give him an opportunity to see what he can do. Regardless, he put together a solid performance, making the most of this opportunity and is going to push for a roster spot and who ever wins the RB2 and RB3 roles in this offense will have some value in fantasy. Breida is still somewhat of a long shot to make an impact barring injury but with the...
Niners Nation Aug 8, 2017
49ers injury report: Jaquiski Tartt, Brock Coyle return to practice in limited fashion

49ers injury report: Jaquiski Tartt, Brock Coyle return to practice in limited fashion

The 49ers got some good news for their defense. The San Francisco 49ers released their latest pre-practice participation report, and there is a bit of good news. Eli Harold and Tim Hightower are both back and full participants. Safety Jaquiski Tartt and linebacker Brock Coyle are both listed as limited with their respective rib injuries. Tartt has been day-to-day for most of the past week, while Coyle has been listed as out with no indication of his return. Harold suffered a concussion last week, but was back doing some conditioning work on Monday. He is competing for backup SAM work behind...
Niners Nation Aug 7, 2017
Watch four 49ers doing drills running up the insane conditioning hill

Watch four 49ers doing drills running up the insane conditioning hill

I pulled a hamstring just watching this video. The San Francisco 49ers installed a hill on the side of the practice field, and the ridiculous angle of it creates a heck of a workout for the players, Jed York, and anybody else who wants to run it. On Monday, some injured players got work in on the hill to keep in shape. Jennifer Chan posted this video of Tim Hightower and Jaquiski Tartt doing a ladder drill while running up the hill. Eli Harold and Brock Coyle also got some work in. The Hill. Hightower, Tartt, Coyle and Harold, who did not participate in team drills, got some time in on...
Niners Nation Aug 7, 2017
49ers injury report: DeForest Buckner, George Kittle return to practice

49ers injury report: DeForest Buckner, George Kittle return to practice

The 49ers got some good news on their latest practice report. The San Francisco 49ers released their pre-practice participation report for Monday, August 7, and there is some good news to report. Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and tight end George Kittle have both been removed from the report, and are expected to be full participants in practice. Buckner was dealing with an ankle injury, while Kittle had a hamstring issue. Running back Tim Hightower was added to the list with a knee injury, and is listed as day-to-day. He joins defensive back Adrian Colbert and safety Jaquiski Tartt on...
Niners Nation Aug 4, 2017
49ers training camp live updates for Friday, August 4: Press conferences, live stream, & more!

49ers training camp live updates for Friday, August 4: Press conferences, live stream, & more!

The 49ers are into their second week of practice at training camp. You can watch the first part live here, and following along for additional updates. The San Francisco 49ers are back at practice Friday morning. The team got underway at 10:15 a.m. PT. This is the seventh practice of training camp, as they enter the second week. The pre-practice injury report includes Brock Coyle, DeForest Buckner, and Jaquiski Tartt. The team gave a veteran’s day off to Tim Hightower and Ahmad Brooks. Practice will be followed by head coach Kyle Shanahan meeting with the media and player availability....
Niners Nation Aug 4, 2017
49ers injury report: Brock Coyle out with rib injury, means more opportunities for Reuben Foster

49ers injury report: Brock Coyle out with rib injury, means more opportunities for Reuben Foster

The 49ers latest practice participation report has a couple new names dealing with injuries. The San Francisco 49ers are back at practice Friday afternoon, and that means we get an updated practice participation report. There are not a lot of changes, but a few names worth noting. Ahmad rooks and Tim Hightower are getting a veteran’s day off. Now that we are a week into camp, it would appear veterans will get days off on a rotating basis. Yesterday, we saw NaVorro Bowman, Pierre Garçon, Joe Staley, and Jeremy Zuttah all get a rest. Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner remains day-to-day...
Niners Nation Aug 2, 2017
Adam Schefter: Matt Breida is going to make the 49ers roster

Adam Schefter: Matt Breida is going to make the 49ers roster

It is not a shocking revelation. The bigger question is what kind of work he might earn for himself. The San Francisco 49ers were active this offseason overhauling the running back depth chart. Carlos Hyde is currently holding down the first team snaps, but Tim Hightower, Joe Williams, and Matt Breida seem likely to secure some opportunities as the regular season approaches. Earlier this week, ESPN’s Adam Schefter made an appearance on a fantasy football podcast, and the host asked him about Hyde and Williams. Schefter did not think the 49ers would release Hyde. He mentioned Williams...

49ers training camp report: DeForest Buckner injures his ankle

SANTA CLARA Here’s what stood out to me during practice Wednesday morning. THE GOOD 1. RB Tim Hightower. Hightower split time on the first-team offense with Carlos Hyde – those two have shared reps evenly with the starters all of training camp. And while it’s clear Hyde has more raw talent than Hightower, Hightower still is more comfortable and productive than Hyde in Kyle Shanahan’s system. The offense functions better...

49ers’ RB Hightower making a healthy contribution

49ers’ RB Hightower making a healthy contribution In 2012, Tim Hightower’s first season out of the NFL, teams regularly contacted his agent to inquire about his services. Before signing with the 49ers in April, Hightower, who ranks 19th among active running backs in rushing touchdowns (32), enjoyed a two-season career renaissance with the Saints. With the 49ers, he’s expected to assume a backup role behind Carlos Hyde and fight for carries with a group that includes rookie fourth-round pick Joe Williams. Did he ever experience an I-did-it emotional moment after he finally...
Niners Nation Aug 2, 2017
Carlos Hyde trucks Ahkello Witherspoon, once again has initial first team offensive snaps

Carlos Hyde trucks Ahkello Witherspoon, once again has initial first team offensive snaps

The 49ers running back is running angry. The San Francisco 49ers were back at practice on Wednesday following a Tuesday off-day. Two days after Tim Hightower got the first snap with the first team offense, Carlos Hyde was back handling the first team work. Hyde got the first two snaps, and Hightower got the third snap. The team is rotating guys in and out, but it seems that for now, Hyde remains the guy. Hyde made some noise on Wednesday with a huge hit on rookie cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon. The 49ers were running a goal line drill, and Hyde got a chance to run the ball into the end...
numberFire Aug 2, 2017

Joe Williams struggling early for 49ers

San Francisco 49ers fourth-round rookie Joe Williams has gotten off to a "slow start" at camp, writes CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco. What It Means: According to Maiocco, Williams remains unfamiliar with the system and he's struggling with ball security. As a result, it appears that Carlos Hyde, at least for now, is again the leader in the clubhouse for starting duties in Week 1. Tim Hightower seems poised for the second-back role. As of now, numberFire's models project Williams to rush 69.4 times for 273.6 yards and 1.21 touchdowns in his rookie season, while adding 327.4 yards...
numberFire Aug 2, 2017

Carlos Hyde has early grip on starting job in 49ers' backfield

San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde "appears set" as the team's starter, says Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. What It Means: "He looks – right now – to be in good position as the team’s starting running back," Maiocco wrote of Hyde, noting his continued improvement in adapting to new head coach Kyle Shanahan's run scheme. It sounds like Hyde will be the starter come Week 1, with Tim Hightower behind him. Maiocco also noted that Rookie Joe Williams, considered by many to be a threat to Hyde's touches and playing time, has struggled early on at 49ers' camp, especially...
Niners Nation Aug 2, 2017
Tim Hightower got first 1st team rep of 49ers’ Monday practice

Tim Hightower got first 1st team rep of 49ers’ Monday practice

Does this mean anything? Or is it more just a sign of Hightower being a complementary option? The San Francisco 49ers brought in several running backs to challenge Carlos Hyde. Tim Hightower signed as a veteran free agent, the team drafted Joe Williams and traded for Kapri Bibbs during the draft, and they subsequently signed Matt Breida. Hightower, Williams, and Breida are the three most viewed as potential challengers to Hyde’s playing time, and it seems like Hightower is getting the early look. Kevin Jones and Grant Cohn have both written about Hightower finding success in the outside...
Niners Nation Aug 1, 2017
It takes two carries to bring Carlos Hyde’s 2016 season to ‘average’

It takes two carries to bring Carlos Hyde’s 2016 season to ‘average’

There will be plenty of work to spread around the 49ers new-look backfield. Last season, Carlos Hyde came just short of eclipsing 1,000 yards for the first time in his career. He enters this season facing a serious challenge from Tim Hightower, Joe Williams, and Matt Breida for a short- and long-term role in the San Francisco 49ers backfield. Hyde showed some signs last season, but injuries cost him three games. By season’s end, he had 988 rushing yards on 217 carries. That 4.55 yards per carry average was good for 11th in the NFL. Recently, Football Perspective writer Chase Stuart put...
numberFire Jul 31, 2017

Tim Hightower takes 49ers' first reps on Monday

San Francisco 49ers running back Tim Hightower was the recipient of the team's first snaps during Monday's practice. What It Means: Reports tell us that Hightower has looked like the best 49ers back early on in camp. After all, he played in Kyle Shanahan's running scheme in Washington. Carlos Hyde got second reps as the position battle is just heating up in San Francisco. Our models project Hyde for 249 rushes, 1,004 yards and 7.3 touchdowns to Hightower's expected output of 52 rushes, 224 yards and 1.0 scores. Based on that, we have Hyde as the starter going into the season,...

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