Jimmy Garoppolo Injury Update Makes Him Interesting Fantasy Streaming Option

Max Staley
Jimmy Garoppolo injury update makes him solid fantasy option this week.
Jimmy Garoppolo injury update makes him solid fantasy option this week. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers' offense is slowly getting their stars back. Deebo Samuel and George Kittle have already returned, and Raheem Mostert seems to be trending in that direction as well. But most importantly, Jimmy Garoppolo looks on track to play in Week 5 after practicing on back-to-back days.

Facing an extremely beatable Miami Dolphins' defense, Garoppolo would instantly be on the fantasy radar as a streaming option if active.

Jimmy Garoppolo Injury Update

Garoppolo went down in Week 2 with a high-ankle sprain and was initially given a 4-6 week recovery timeline. He would only have missed two games if he can indeed suit up on Sunday, so this is a pretty impressive recovery for the QB.

As mentioned above, he'd be coming back with a pretty soft matchup. Miami is surrendering the fifth-most passing yards per game (285.0) and allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to the position as well.

Plus, his return would instantly boost the value of every 49ers' skill-position player. Fans and fantasy managers alike found out how important he is to this offense after Nick Mullens' terrible Week 5 showing against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Things are certainly looking good for Garoppolo's chances of playing on Sunday. He'd be a low-end QB1 or solid streaming option assuming he can play.

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