Nick Bellore
LB SF (8)
6 days ago

Bellore led the 49ers with 11 tackles (nine solo) in a 26-6 loss to the Bears on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Bellore led the team in tackles for the second-consecutive week. He has become the clear run-stopper amongst the 49ers linebackers. San Francisco is one of the worst teams in the NFL, which actually bodes well for Bellore's tackle totals down the stretch as opposing offenses should be running the ball deep into the fourth quarter. The Jets feature a run-heavy attack, so he should have plenty of opportunities to fill out the stat sheet yet again.

Nick Bellore
LB SF (8)
2 weeks ago

Bellore wrapped up a team-high eight tackles (four solo) and was awarded a half of a sack in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Bellore not only led the team in tackles, but he outsnapped the next middle linebacker by 23 snaps. The team is clearly giving him a long look in a lost season, creating a usable IDP option in the process. With 65 tackles in 11 games, Bellore is having a career year and should continue to rack up the tackles during the final weeks of the season.

Nick Bellore
LB SF (8)
1 month ago

Bellore recorded eight tackles (all solo) in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Even though Bellore started the 49ers last game, it wasn't clear if defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil would make another switch prior to Sunday's game the way he swapped Gerald Hodges and Michael Wilhoite in Week 8. He stayed true to his previous rotation and Bellore got the majority of snaps alongside Hodges against the Saints. While his coverage skills leave a lot to be desired, Bellore should continue to be a cheap source of tackles down the stretch.

Nick Bellore
LB SF (8)
2 months ago

Bellore recorded five tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 34-17 loss to Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Bellore took a step back after recording double-digit tackles in his first two starts with the 49ers. Still, 28 tackles in three games is nothing to scoff at in IDP formats. With the 49ers looking like a team that will be playing from behind a lot the rest of the season, Bellore should continue to see plenty of opportunities to put up tackle totals closer to his Week 5 and 6 marks.

Nick Bellore
LB SF (8)
2 months ago

Bellore got another start and racked up a team-high 12 tackles (nine solo) and also recovered a fumble in Sunday's 45-16 loss to Buffalo.

EDGE Analysis

If there was any doubt that Bellore was one of the 49ers' starting linebackers, that can officially be put to rest after he was on the field for all 79 of the team's defensive snaps Sunday. He should continue to put up excellent tackle totals on a team that will likely be playing from behind all season. Bellore is definitely a must-add in IDP leagues if he wasn't swooped up already.

Nick Bellore
LB SF (8)
2 months ago

Bellore started in place of the injured NaVorro Bowman (Achilles) and racked up 11 tackles (seven solo) and also recorded a half sack in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Bellore suggested that he would start Thursday and that turned out to be the case. In fact, the former special team's ace was on the field for all 68 of the 49ers' defensive snaps. Bellore's performance is obviously IDP-worthy, and he is worth an add in the event San Francisco continues to give him the lion's share of snaps at one of the starting middle linebacker spots.

Nick Bellore
LB SF (8)
2 months ago

Bellore said that he believes he will start Thursday against the Cardinals, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

If Bellore is stating this, he must have been alerted by the 49ers' coaching staff that he will be a starter. It is a bit surprising considering Gerald Hodges (the presumed fill-in for the injured NaVorro Bowman) has more of a track record as a starter than the special teams ace does. If Bellore does end up starting Thursday, then he will immediately become an intriguing IDP option due to the potential for tackles.

Nick Bellore
LB SF (8)
3 months ago

Bellore (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Bellore was limited by the injury on both Wednesday and Thursday. However, he is expected to play Sunday against the Panthers.

Nick Bellore
LB SF (8)
3 months ago

Bellore (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bellore is almost exclusively a special teams player at this point in time, as he saw zero defensive snaps against the Rams on Monday. He will back up NaVorro Bowman if he is able to go Sunday.

Nick Bellore
LB SF (8)
3 months ago

Bellore (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bellore suffered a knee sprain in the 49ers' second preseason contest. He returned to practice Thursday in a limited role, and subsequently practiced in full Friday. He projects to provide linebacker depth for the team this season, specifically behind linebacker NaVorro Bowman.