NFC West: Fantasy football options within the division

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Dec 20, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin (81) carries the ball against the San Diego Chargers at Levi

San Francisco 49ers

The Niners have been on the wrong end of all the criticism targeted at the division this year. For all the folks that think San Francisco is set to take a big step backwards this year, they still have a handful of impactful players. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the type of player that could make or break your fantasy season. His arm is not his best weapon, but is serviceable. Kaepernick makes his bones with his legs and is noted as one of the best dual threat quarterbacks in the league. Wide receiever Anquan Boldin defies father time and continues to post ridiculous numbers. His consistency is rarely found and will surely continue into 2015 a she look for his third consecutive 1,000 yard receiving year. Running back holds some interesting options for the 49ers. Second year back Carlos Hyde is the lead horse, for now. Veteran Reggie Bush, now becoming something of a journey man, has found another home in the Bay area for his unique rushing/pass catching skill set. The duo will surely share the load early on until one can separate from the other as the number one option. Vernon Davis has been holding down the tight end position for what seems like forever now. Now entering his tenth year in the NFL, Davis will look to improve on his career low 245 receiving yards in 2014. Unfortunately, the losses of Patrick Willis, Chris Culliver, Chris Borland, Justin Smith and others on the defensive side of the football leave this once dominant group a little bare in the pantry. You might see this D/ST  hanging around a couple rounds later than usual, but they are still worthy of a look when the right matchups roll around.

QB: Colin Kaepernick – Very strong QB2, very risky QB1

RB: Carlos Hyde – Worthy of a mid-round pick, but might be more bark than bite

RB: Reggie Bush – The top pass catching option in the back field makes him a late round pick

WR: Anquan Boldin – A WR1 in every league

TE: Vernon Davis – Good selection in a thin TE pool

D/ST – Best as a bye week or matchup play only