Pierre Garcon WR SF (11) 2 days ago
Garcon gained 11 yards on his lone reception (four targets) in Sunday's 38-27 loss to Kansas City.
Garcon received just as many targets as fellow starter Marquise Goodwin, but did significantly less with his opportunities. The veteran wideout is averaging just 4.7 targets through three games after averaging 8.4 per game last season. George Kittle's emergence as legitimate receiving threat coupled with Goodwin's improvement has limited Garcon's ceiling, especially if Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) is forced to miss extended time.
Pierre Garcon WR SF (11) 1 week ago
Garcon caught all four of his targets for 57 yards during Sunday's 30-27 win over the Lions.
Garcon tied for the team lead in targets on the day while leading the way in receiving yardage, though his numbers were suppressed a bit as the ground game carried much of the load. He broke off a 20-yard gain at one point but otherwise struggled to make big plays downfield. Garcon was expected to see his usage increase a bit with Marquise Goodwin (thigh) sidelined, but that didn't translate into especially useful fantasy production. Garcon has totaled just 78 yards on six catches through two games and will look to get going in the right direction next week against the Chiefs.
Pierre Garcon WR SF (11) 2 weeks ago
Garcon caught two of his six targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 24-16 loss to Minnesota.
Garcon drew a tough matchup against All-Pro corner Xavier Rhodes, resulting in a lackluster performance. The veteran did receive a redzone target, but failed to come down with the potential touchdown following a mid-air collision. Garcon's six targets were tied for second amongst all San Francisco receivers, and he should produce better stat lines in more-favorable matchups this season. That said, he could draw another tough corner in Darius Slay next week, especially if fellow starter Marquise Goodwin (quadriceps) is unable to suit up for the contest.
Pierre Garcon WR SF (11) 1 month ago
Garcon caught two of three targets for 62 yards during Saturday's 23-17 preseason loss to the Colts.
Garcon starred on a long drive in the second quarter, taking a pass 15 yards across the middle before breaking off a 47-yard gain on a deep ball. He played into the team's final drive of the half, but only drew one additional target during his time on the field. Garcon didn't have the opportunity to work with starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo last year, so there's likely some work to do in terms of building a rapport, but he certainly has the potential to produce useful fantasy numbers as one of the team's top targets. He isn't expected to play in the final preseason contest and should be ready to roll for Week 1 of the regular season.
Pierre Garcon WR SF (11) 2 months ago
Garcon started Thursday's preseason win over the Cowboys, but he did not receive a target in the lone offensive drive for the first unit.
Garcon didn't show up in the box score, but his presence in the starting lineup confirms his good health heading into the season after a neck injury cost him eight games in 2017. Marquise Goodwin took advantage of the veteran's absence down the stretch, solidifying his role as the club's big-play threat. The two wideouts will start alongside each other this season, and Garcon figures to serve a possession receiver role. The 32-year-old will have PPR appeal after posting 40 catches for 500 yards in eight games, none of which came with Jimmy Garoppolo under center.
Pierre Garcon WR SF (11) 3 months ago
Garcon (neck) has been healthy all spring, giving him plenty of time to build chemistry with Jimmy Garoppolo, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official website reports.
Garcon suffered a non-displaced neck fracture Week 8 last season and missed the rest of the campaign. Marquise Goodwin (back) took advantage of the opportunity to emerge as San Francisco's No. 1 receiver, earning a three-year, $19.25 million extension in March. The 31-year-old Garcon is still locked in as the other starter, and it won't come as any surprise if he ends up leading the team in targets. He drew 67 in eight games last season, with Goodwin seeing 46 over the same stretch.
Pierre Garcon WR SF (11) 6 months ago
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan expects Garcon (neck) to come back healthy, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
There hasn't been any substantiative information on Garcon since early January, when it was reported that he'd likely be ready for the start of the 49ers' offseason program April 16. It seems the expectation remains the same, with Garcon believed to be on track for a full recovery from the season-ending neck injury he suffered Week 8. He'll likely regain his role as the 49ers' top target on short and intermediate throws, while Marquise Goodwin figures to serve as the field-stretcher for Jimmy Garoppolo. The Niners haven't signed any wideouts through the first three weeks of free agency, though their rumored interest in Allen Robinson suggests they'd ideally like to add more talent. A towering rookie would make a lot of sense, considering Garcon, Goodwin, Trent Taylor, Aldrick Robinson and Kendrick Bourne are all 6-foot-1 or shorter. Shanahan did say he won't overemphasize the importance of height, noting that good receivers "come in all shapes and sizes".
Pierre Garcon WR SF (11) 9 months ago
Garcon (neck) is expected to be ready for the start of the 49ers' offseason program in mid-April, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Despite having underwhelming quarterbacks in Brian Hoyer and C.J. Beathard throwing to him in the first half of the season, Garcon was easily the team's most productive wideout with 40 catches for 500 yards through eight games before hitting injured reserve with a non-displaced neck fracture. Since he only needed eight weeks to recover from the injury, Garcon should enter 2018 with no health concerns and an even brighter fantasy outlook. The San Francisco offense blossomed after Jimmy Garoppolo stepped in as the team's starting quarterback for the final five games, raising the fantasy ceilings of all the team's pass catchers heading into the upcoming campaign. Look for Garcon to reclaim a starting role at wideout opposite Marquise Goodwin (concussion), who racked up 29 catches for 384 yards as the 49ers' No. 1 receiver in Garoppolo's starts.
Pierre Garcon WR SF (11) 11 months ago
The 49ers placed Garcon (neck) on injured reserve Saturday.
San Francisco general manager John Lynch revealed earlier this week that Garcon would be shut down for the season with the neck injury, but the 49ers waited a couple of days before making the IR move official. The loss of Garcon, who paced all 49ers pass catchers with 40 receptions and 500 receiving yards, should open up more targets for the team's complementary receivers, with the likes of Marquise Goodwin, Trent Taylor and Aldrick Robinson all perhaps in line to see their volume in the passing game increase.
Pierre Garcon WR SF (11) 11 months ago2 Comments
According to general manager John Lynch, Garcon (neck) is being placed on injured reserve, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Garcon's neck injury was not originally believed to be serious and he expected to suit up Week 9 against the Cardinals. Apparently the situation is not nearly that simple. Garcon's 67 targets on the year are 21 more than any other 49ers pass catcher and his absence leaves a major hole in the team's offense. Marquise Goodwin, Trent Taylor and Aldrick Robinson can all expect to be more involved through the air going forward, but it wouldn't be surprising to see San Francisco sign a free agent wide receiver, especially since the trade deadline has now passed. Garcon will end the season with 40 receptions for 500 yards and no scores to his name.