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NFL Week 10 Fantasy Football Recap: San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Chargers

November 13, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23) is tackled by Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Khalil Mack (52) during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

 Christian McCaffrey: 14 carries, 38 yards, one touchdown; 4 receptions, 39 receiving yards

DeAndre Carter: 4 receptions, 64 yards, one touchdown


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Elijah Mitchell's return: Mitchell suffered a knee injury in Week 1 and finally returned against the Chargers in Week 10.

  • He significantly cut into Christian McCaffrey’s touches. He ran the ball more than McCaffrey, and he ran it more effectively.
  • McCaffrey unsurprisingly kept all the receiving, but he also kept a lot of the goal-line work, which is how he found the end zone in the fourth quarter.
  • McCaffrey is still a must-start and could still be a top-five running back going forward, but on limited touches, it will be harder for him to have weeks as the top overall running back.
  • Mitchell could still have some standalone value going forward, particularly in games where the 49ers are clear favorites.
  • Kyle Juszczyk also returned to San Francisco after missing the last two weeks. He lost most of his snaps on third downs but still got significant work as a true fullback.
  • Deebo Samuel ran the ball four times, his most in a game since September. He also further complicates the backfield.

Monitor Gerald Everett‘s health: Everett played only 10 snaps against the 49ers, with his last snap coming in the middle of the second quarter.

  • The Chargers later reported that he had a groin injury and was questionable to return, but he never did.
  • Tre’ McKitty took over as the primary receiving tight end. McKitty has worked behind Everett for most of the season.
  • Richard Rodgers remained a blocking tight end.
  • McKitty’s target rate is by far the lowest among tight ends with at least 100 routes this season.
  • He caught three passes for 21 yards tonight.
  • He would be a waiver wire target in some deeper leagues if Everett’s injury is serious, as every tight end who sees the vast majority of routes on a team has value in some leagues.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.

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