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Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo

Quarterback #10
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 226 lb.
College:Eastern Illinois
Age:28
Born:November 2, 1991
Drafted:2014 / Rd. 2 (62)
Draft Team:NE

Jimmy Garoppolo: Clear of ankle injury

Garoppolo wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

Analysis: It wouldn't have been shocking for Garoppolo to make an appearance on the report after missing Weeks 3 and 4 due to a high right ankle sprain. Plus, coach Kyle Shanahan held Garoppolo out of the second half in his return Week 5 against the Dolphins, seemingly as a precautionary measure. Garoppolo then put together a season-best effort Sunday night versus the Rams, completing 23 of 33 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns. With his ankle injury behind him, he'll take aim this weekend at New England's ninth-ranked pass defense (219.8 yards per game).

October 21, 2020 5:35 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Finally looks healthy with 3 TDs

Garoppolo (ankle) completed 23 of 33 pass attempts for 268 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 24-16 win over the Rams.

Analysis: If there was any doubt that Garoppolo's dismal performance (and subsequent benching) wasn't related to him coming back too quickly from a high-ankle sprain, let Sunday's masterful performance quash any concerns regarding his abilities under center. The 28-year-old looked like a completely different player against the Rams, as he was moving well in the pocket and more accurate on longer pass attempts that required him to plant on the balky ankle. Ankle sprains can be tricky and require extra time to heal, so don't be surprised if Garoppolo remains on the injury report during practice this week. That being said, it appears that fantasy owners can resume using Jimmy G as either a starter in medium-to-large sized leagues and potentially as a value play in DFS formats against the right opponent. Next Sunday's matchup against the Patriots may not be one of those aforementioned favorable matchups, as New England boasts some talented defensive backs.

October 18, 2020 11:50 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Logs full practice, as expected

Garoppolo (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo upheld coach Kyle Shanahan's expectation from earlier Wednesday that the QB would have no restrictions on his practice reps to begin Week 6 prep. Just a few days removed from playing his first half of football since Week 2, Garoppolo appears as if he'll be able to handle every rep this coming Sunday against the Rams. Still, with a meager performance Week 5 versus the Dolphins -- 7-for-17 passing for 77 yards and two interceptions -- he'll be attempting to right the ship against L.A.'s tough pass defense.

October 14, 2020 3:55 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: In line for full practice

Coach Kyle Shanahan expects Garoppolo (ankle) to be a full practice participant Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo returned to action this past Sunday for the first time since Week 2, but his high right ankle sprain didn't allow him to finish the contest. When Garoppolo stepped aside at halftime, Shanahan noted he wanted to "protect" the quarterback, which may have been cover for his brutal performance to that point in the game (7-for-17 passing for 77 yards and two interceptions). Assuming he practices in full Wednesday and maintains said status through the end of the week, Garoppolo will have his hands full Sunday versus the Rams' second-ranked pass defense.

October 14, 2020 12:45 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Aiming to play Sunday

Coach Kyle Shanahan expects Garoppolo (ankle) to participate in practice this week with the aim to start Sunday versus the Rams, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo notably didn't play in the second half of Sunday's 43-17 loss to the Dolphins. Just before the third quarter, Shanahan told the Fox broadcast that he made the decision to "protect" Garoppolo, and Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area noted the quarterback emerged from the game "no worse, injury-wise, than he went in." Garoppolo instead is dealing with the usual discomfort from a game that marked his first since Week 2 due to a high right ankle sprain. That said, his play was uninspiring, as he completed seven of 17 passes for 77 yards and two interceptions Sunday. Behind Garoppolo, C.J. Beathard is next in line for reps, while Nick Mullens occupies the third QB spot on the 49ers' depth chart.

October 12, 2020 4:22 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Taking second half off Sunday

Garoppolo will yield quarterback to C.J. Beathard for the second half of Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. If he doesn't reenter the game, Garoppolo will finish 7-for-17 passing for 77 yards and two interceptions.

Analysis: On seven first-half possessions, the 49ers scored one touchdown, but they otherwise punted three times, had a turnover on downs and capped the half with back-to-back Garoppolo picks. Per Wagoner, coach Kyle Shanahan told the Fox broadcast that the decision was made to "protect" Garoppolo, who was making his first appearance after two games missed due to a high right ankle sprain. San Francisco doesn't have a respite for the foreseeable future -- its bye is Week 11 -- but it stands to reason Garoppolo will have his practice reps closely monitored in the short term to make sure he can perform on game day. Note Nick Mullens was a healthy scratch Sunday, so Garoppolo will serve as the sole backup to Beathard in the second half.

October 11, 2020 3:02 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Cleared for Sunday start

Garoppolo (ankle) will start Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo made it through Friday's practice without any setbacks and doesn't have a designation on the final injury report. Coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed his starting quarterback will return for Week 5, while RB Raheem Mostert (knee) and WR Deebo Samuel (illness) are listed as questionable. It's possible Garoppolo's mobility is less than 100 percent in his first game back from a high-ankle sprain, but it's not like he was providing significant rushing production in the first place. He'll take aim at a Miami defense that's given up the fifth-most fantasy points (23.1 per game) to quarterbacks this year.

October 9, 2020 1:32 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: In line to start Sunday

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday on KNBR Radio that Garoppolo (ankle) is expected to start Sunday against the Dolphins if he successfully makes it through Friday's practice.

Analysis: The 28-year-old practiced as a limited participant the past two days and is on track to return from the two-game absence if he can avoid a setback Friday. Garoppolo's status will receive more clarity when the 49ers release their official injury report later in the day.

October 9, 2020 7:39 AM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Officially limited again

Garoppolo (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo appeared to participate in his second consecutive limited practice without a brace or extra padding on his right ankle, per Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area. The starting quarterback have one more opportunity to prove his health at practice before the 49ers tag him with an official injury designation for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. In the event that Garoppolo were forced to miss a third straight game, the team would have to decide between Nick Mullens or C.J. Beathard under center for another week.

October 8, 2020 3:13 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Practicing again Thursday

Garoppolo (ankle) was spotted at the early portion of Thursday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo was limited in his return to practice Wednesday, and considering the nature of his high right ankle sprain, it wouldn't surprising to see his reps capped again Thursday. San Francisco will continue to monitor Garoppolo's health in order to make a decision about his availability for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. David Lombardi of The Athletic notes that the 49ers' primary focus may be making sure that Garoppolo is fully ready to suit up for Week 6's divisional matchup against the Rams.

October 8, 2020 12:24 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Limited in return to practice

Garoppolo (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: As expected, Garoppolo's reps were capped in his first on-field work since suffering a high right ankle sprain Week 2. He'll have two more chances to prove the health of his ankle before the 49ers make a decision on their starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Another absence from Garoppolo will result in one of Nick Mullens or C.J. Beathard starting at quarterback.

October 7, 2020 3:38 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: In line to return to practice

Garoppolo (ankle) is expected to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The appearance at practice will mark Garoppolo's first since he sprained his right ankle Week 2. Coach Kyle Shanahan mentioned his hope Monday that Garoppolo would take the field Wednesday, and it appears as if the quarterback will do just that. That said, it's unclear whether Garoppolo will do enough this week to return Sunday against the Dolphins. If Garoppolo doesn't, Shanahan will have to make a decision to start either Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard under center.

October 7, 2020 1:10 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Status for Week 5 still uncertain

Coach Kyle Shanahan said after Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Eagles that he's "not sure, totally" whether Garoppolo (ankle) will be available Week 5, Dalton Johnson of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: "I know he'll have a good workout here Monday and Tuesday, and hopefully he'll be good to go for Wednesday," Shanahan said, "but I'm not sure yet." Garoppolo has yet to return to practice since suffering a sprained ankle Week 2. Nick Mullens threw two interceptions (including a pick-six) and fumbled once en route to being benched mid-game Sunday, and though C.J. Beathard looked competent upon entering the lineup late, the 49ers are desperate to get Garoppolo back in the driver's seat. San Francisco currently sits at the bottom of the NFC West with a 2-2 record.

October 5, 2020 8:53 AM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Ruled out for Week 4

Garoppolo (ankle) will not play Sunday night against the Eagles, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo, RB Raheem Mostert (knee) and TE Jordan Reed (knee) have been ruled out, while TE George Kittle (knee), WR Deebo Samuel (foot) and RB Jerick McKinnon (ribs) have been cleared to play. With Nick Mullens set for another start under center, Garoppolo will hope to make it back for Week 5 against Miami.

October 2, 2020 1:34 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Not yet ruled out

GM John Lynch said Garoppolo (ankle) "still has a chance" to play Sunday against the Eagles if he's able to practice Friday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old has been unable to practice so far this week, but if he can take the field Friday and show he can protect himself despite the ankle injury, he may be able to play. It doesn't seem overly likely Garoppolo is able to do that given his lack of practice reps thus far, but he's yet to be officially ruled out. Nick Mullins appears set to receive a second straight start at quarterback for San Francisco.

October 2, 2020 8:26 AM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Missing another practice

Garoppolo (ankle) isn't present for Thursday's practice, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo is destined to go down as a non-participant for the 49ers' second straight practice of Week 4, leaving him trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's game against the Eagles. According to David Lombardi of The Athletic, head coach Kyle Shanahan said Garoppolo would only need to go through one live period of practice this week to have a shot at playing Sunday, but since Friday's session will be a walkthrough, the quarterback looks to have ran out of opportunities to prove his health. Expect Nick Mullens to pick up another start under center this weekend.

October 1, 2020 12:33 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Can't practice Wednesday

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday that Garoppolo (ankle) will not practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Earlier this week Shanahan expressed optimism about Garoppolo's chances of practicing Wednesday, but the starting signal-caller's high right ankle sprain hasn't yet progressed enough for him to resume handling on-field drills. Backup Nick Mullens performed admirably while defeating the Giants in Week 3, and he'll likely get another chance to start against the Eagles on Sunday unless Garoppolo makes a quick turnaround.

September 30, 2020 1:17 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: May be able to practice Wednesday

Coach Kyle Shanahan is "still not sure" if Garoppolo (ankle) will be able to practice Wednesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo sat out Week 3 due to a high right ankle sprain, but Shanahan noted the quarterback looks "a lot better" this week than he did at the same point last week. Still, considering the injury, Garoppolo may be hard-pressed to gain clearance from the team's medical staff for Sunday's game against the Eagles. In the event he's unable to suit up, the 49ers again will turn to Nick Mullens to serve as their starting signal-caller.

September 28, 2020 4:24 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Won't play Week 3

Coach Kyle Shanahan ruled out Garoppolo (ankle) for Sunday's game against the Giants and named Nick Mullens the starting quarterback, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Mullens has been taking the first-team reps all week with Garoppolo unable to practice due to the high right ankle sprain, so Friday's announcement hardly comes as a surprise. RBs Tevin Coleman (knee) and Raheem Mostert (knee) have also been ruled out, and TE George Kittle (knee) has yet to be cleared.

September 25, 2020 8:24 AM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Sitting in practice again

Garoppolo (ankle) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo's lack of reps for the second practice in a row doesn't come as much of a surprise after coach Kyle Shanahan hinted earlier this week that he wasn't counting on the quarterback to be available for Sunday's game against the Giants while he tends to a high-ankle sprain. Nick Mullens has taken the first-team reps during the Niners' first two practices of the week and is expected to draw his first start since 2018 after coming on in relief of an injured Garoppolo to complete eight of 11 attempts for 71 yards and an interception in last weekend's win over the Jets.

September 24, 2020 1:15 PM EST

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