IRPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
2 weeks ago

The 49ers placed Garcon (neck) on injured reserve Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

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.

IRPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
2 weeks ago2 Comments

According to general manager John Lynch, Garcon (neck) is being placed on injured reserve, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

IRPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
2 weeks ago1 Comment

Garcon (neck) isn't practicing Wednesday, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

EDGE Analysis

Garcon injured his neck late in the second quarter of Sunday's 33-10 loss to the Eagles and never made it back into the game. He said afterward that he expects to be okay for Week 9 against the Cardinals, but his absence from Wednesday's practice casts doubt upon that statement. The winless 49ers have little incentive to rush Garcon back into action, as his five-year contract suggests he's a part of the team's long-term plan despite his advanced age (31) by NFL standards. The Niners may have found another piece to that puzzle Tuesday when they acquired Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots in exchange for a second-round pick. While head coach Kyle Shanahan preached patience after the acquisition, Garoppolo nonetheless figures to make starts before the end of the year, and he'll likely be an upgrade on C.J. Beathard.

IRPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Garcon (neck) said he expects to play in Week 9 against the Cardinals, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Garcon was deemed questionable to return after exiting late in the second quarter of Sunday's 33-10 loss to the Eagles. He never made it back into the game, finishing with season-low marks for catches (two), yards (17) and targets (four). While his postgame comments suggest the injury isn't too serious, Garcon didn't actually offer any specifics. Aldrick Robinson likely would pick up most of the vacated snaps if the 31-year-old wideout were to miss any time. Should he avoid a Week 9 absence, Garcon likely would draw shadow coverage from Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson.

IRPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Garcon is questionable to return to Sunday's game in Philadelphia due to a neck injury.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to his second-half departure, Garcon recorded two catches for 17 yards while seeing the last of his four targets at the 9:39 mark of the third quarter. The 49ers may hold him out for the rest of the contest as a precaution, but even if they don't, someone within the organization will surely clarify the status of its No. 1 wide receiver in due time.

IRPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
4 weeks ago

Garcon gained 39 yards on five receptions (seven targets) in Sunday's 40-10 loss to Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

The 49ers fell behind 14-0 just four minutes into this one, but they still only managed 235 yards through the air despite having 38 pass attempts. A switch at quarterback hasn't resulted in improved passing numbers yet, leaving Garcon with another pedestrian outing as well as another week without a touchdown. The veteran is averaging 9.0 targets and 5.4 receptions through seven games, so he should stay relevant in PPR formats. That said, Garcon's middle-of-the-road yardage outputs and lack of redzone looks makes him a fringe option in standard leagues next week against Philadelphia.

IRPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
1 month ago

Garcon hauled in five of the 12 passes thrown his way for 55 yards in Sunday's 26-24 loss to Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Garcon was heavily targeted in this one, getting four more looks than the next highest receiver. While his final stat line left much to be desired from a fantasy perspective, the veteran's heavy usage is a positive sign for his fantasy owners, especially those in PPR formats. The 49ers officially promoted rookie signal caller, C.J. Beathard, to a starting role midway through the second quarter, and the offense received the spark it needed to get back into the contest. It may not be a coincidence that Garcon saw all of his positive production following the quarterback change after failing to connect once with Brian Hoyer. Expect the 31-year-old to finish near the top in team targets next week against the Cowboy's 23rd-ranked pass defense (250.4 passing yards per game).

IRPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
1 month ago

Garcon hauled in eight catches (11 targets) for 94 yards in Sunday's 26-23 loss to Indianapolis.

EDGE Analysis

Garcon bounced back from last week's clunker to post a healthy fantasy stat line, especially in PPR formats. The 31-year-old's eight receptions paced the team, and his 11 targets were only matched by fellow wideout Marquise Goodwin. The veteran has alternated strong and poor performances through five weeks, and while next week's matchup against the Redskins may have kept that trend going, Josh Norman's (ribs) absence should afford Garcon more room to operate.

IRPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
2 months ago

Garcon caught four of eight targets for 36 yards in Sunday's overtime loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Garcon was shadowed by shutdown corner, Patrick Peterson, for the majority of the contest, so Brian Hoyer looked to Aldrick Robinson (12 targets) and Trent Taylor (10 targets) more often than not. The 31-year-old has alternated solid and poor PPR outputs through four games, and he should continue that trend with a soft matchup against the Colts' secondary next week.

IRPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
2 months ago

Garcon brought in seven of 10 targets for 142 yards in Thursday's 41-39 loss to the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

The performance was one that both Garcon and head coach Kyle Shanahan -- who served as offensive coordinator during part of the former's tenure in Washington -- likely envisioned when bringing him west in the offseason. Garcon looked and played the part of a true No. 1 receiver throughout the night, making a number of impressive plays. A nifty 19-yard toe-dragging grab on the sideline early in the third needed a replay challenge before being rightfully deemed a catch, while his outstretched 59-yard reception deep down the left sideline with just over six minutes remaining put the Niners into Rams territory on a drive that would culminate in a Trent Taylor touchdown. Garcon made a number of other noteworthy receptions throughout the contest as well and may have made a significant leap forward in his rapport with Hoyer. He'll look to continue producing in a tough Week 4 road tilt versus the Cardinals.