Report: 49ers shopping NaVorro Bowman, teams interested


Report: 49ers shopping NaVorro Bowman, teams interested

It appears NaVorro Bowman's time with the 49ers may be coming to an end.

San Francisco is shopping Bowman and there are teams interested, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bowman played 58 of the 49ers' 76 defensive snaps last Sunday against the Colts.

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He knew he wasn't going to be on the field all the time.

"I don’t know, man,” Bowman said after the loss. “We had a conversation. I don’t know. They’re doing what they want to do, and . . . I don’t know. I don’t like it. Nobody likes coming out of the game, but I’m a team player.

“They told me. But it’s hard to do that in the midst of a tough game. No player likes being taken out.”

Said Kyle Shanahan: "(Bowman) had a stinger during the game so he went out for a little bit there. We also had plans to take him out of a couple of series throughout the game just to make sure to keep him fresh.”

The 49ers drafted Bowman in the third round of the 2010 draft.

He was named First-Team All-Pro in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Fantasy football waiver wire: Target ex-49er Frank Gore in Week 7


Fantasy football waiver wire: Target ex-49er Frank Gore in Week 7

Next week marks the halfway point of the regular season in fantasy football. It also opens a stretch when most of the NFL is out of action.

26 of 32 teams will have their bye weeks in Weeks 7-12, beginning with four (the Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Seattle Seahawks) in Week 7. If you haven't really had to turn to your bench so far during this fantasy season, you will next week. 

With that in mind, here are four flex-eligible players to target on the fantasy-football waiver wire ahead of Week 7. Each is owned in fewer than 45 percent 

Frank Gore, Miami Dolphins RB (Owned in 11.8 percent of ESPN leagues, 10 percent of Yahoo leagues)

Age is but a number for the 35-year-old Gore. The former 49ers running back rushed 15 times for 101 yards, and caught a pass for 18 yards in Miami’s overtime win against the Chicago Bears. He also out-carried Kenyan Drake, who's over a decade younger than Gore, for the third consecutive week. 

The Detroit Lions, Gore’s opponent in Week 7, entered their bye week giving up the fourth-most points against running backs by Yahoo’s count, and the fifth-most by ESPN’s. There aren’t many other lead backs available on the waiver wire, so keep Gore in mind if you’re desperate for another running back. 

Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR (39.3 percent of ESPN leagues, 44 percent of Yahoo leagues)

Godwin bounced back from a poor performance in Week 4, catching six passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in a close loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He tied Desean Jackson for the team lead in targets (nine), and scored a touchdown for the fourth time in five games. 

The 22-year-old surely benefitted from the Bucs playing catch-up in the second half, and he has a tough matchup against the Cleveland Browns next week at home. But with so many high-end wide receivers (Antonio Brown, Juju Smith-Schuster, Doug Baldwin, and Davante Adams, among others) on byes next week, Godwin is a solid streaming option.

Taylor Gabriel, Chicago Bears WR (32.6 percent of ESPN leagues, 22 percent of Yahoo leagues)

A bye week sandwiched Gabriel’s strong outings in Week 4 and Week 6. For the second straight week, Gabriel crossed the 100-yard threshold, catching five passes (on five targets) for a season-high 110 yards. He added 10 rushing yards on one carry. 

Gabriel has proven to be an explosive option for a Bears offense that seems to be finding its stride. He’ll have a tough test in Week 7 against a solid Buffalo Bills secondary, but still has as much big-play upside as any available wide receiver. 

Chester Rogers, Indianapolis Colts WR (11.7 percent of ESPN leagues, 16 percent of Yahoo leagues)

Rogers scored his first touchdown of the season in Week 6, catching four passes for 55 yards against the New York Jets. For the third straight week, Andrew Luck targeted the third-year pro 10 times, and Rogers once again led all Colts wide receivers in targets. 

Headed into Sunday, T.Y. Hilton (chest/hamstring) did not practice, and sat out for the second straight week. There’s no word yet whether or not Hilton will return in Week 7, but if he does not or remains hobbled, Rogers remains a worthwhile waiver-wire option. 

NFL Picks: 49ers vs. Packers Week 6 score predictions

NFL Picks: 49ers vs. Packers Week 6 score predictions

Before the injuries started to pile up for the 49ers, their prime time game against the Packers was supposed to be must-see TV. But with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and running back Jerick McKinnon out for the year, the 49ers (1-4) take on Green Bay (2-2-1) as 9-point underdogs.

Kyle Shanahan needs a big performance from his defense, and as Matt Maiocco writes, defense end DeForest Buckner is one of four 49ers players to watch against the Packers.

Here's how writers covering the game and others from around the country see the game playing out:

Nick Wagoner, ESPN.com: Packers 31, 49ers 17

Rob Demovsky, ESPN.com: Packers 37, 49ers 17

Elliot Harrison, NFL.com: Packers 30, 49ers 14

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: Packers 31, 49ers 13

John Gworek, Athlon Sports: Packers 30, 49ers 16

Matt Barrows, The Athletic: Packers 24, 49ers 20

David Lombardi, The Athletic: Packers 26, 49ers 20

Tim Kawakami, The Athletic: Packers 30, 49ers 24

Marcus Thompson, The Athletic: Packers 34, 49ers 17

Tom Silverstein, Journal Sentinel: Packers 37, 49ers 17