The 49ers will have quite a few younger players getting work in Week 12. The team deactivated running back Alfred Morris, which means Matthew Dayes and Jeff Wilson could see work behind Matt Breida. Also, rookie defensive lineman Jullian Taylor is active for the first time this season. Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garçon are both inactive, which means Kendrick Bourne and Dante Pettis will get the start.
49ers inactives: WR Marquise Goodwin, WR Pierre Garçon, RB Alfred Morris, L Reuben Foster, OG Joshua Garnett, OT Shonn Coleman, DT D.J. Jones
Bucs inactives: LB Lavonte David, S Justin Evans, QB Ryan Griffin, S Godwin Igwebuike, RB Ronald Jones, DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches, CB M.J. Stewart.The 49ers players and coaches will be wearing these Cal Fire hats during Sunday’s game.
The San Francisco 49ers return from a much-needed bye and head to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers. The Buccaneers have their own issues to deal with, namely their merry go-round of quarterbacks with Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick sharing time, high yardage totals, and loads of interceptions. The problem is, the 49ers are second worst in turnovers, eclipsed by none other than the Buccaneers, which means if they can take advantage of a weakness is anyone’s guess. This will be a morning game kicking off at 10:00 A.M. The game will air on FOX and you can see who gets it by looking at our broadcast map. Kenny Albert and Ronde Barber will be calling the game. , Megan Olivi will be on the sidelines
The 49ers headed into their bye after a heart-wrenching loss by the New York Giants where the defense once again found a way to blow the game. The Giants have since used this win to beat the very same Buccaneers team the 49ers face, so this game now has a 2-8 team facing a 3-7 team with draft positioning on the line for the winner.
Nick Mullens will get another game as starting quarterback for the 49ers as he was not the reason they lost the game to the Giants. Meanwhile, the Bucs have also said Winston will get the start Sunday. This is the second time Jameis Winston has been put back into the starter role. The first time he was kept on the bench after coming off a suspension when Fitzpatrick put together some 400-yard games. Once Fitzmagic wore off, Winston was reinserted into starting lineup until turnovers of his own made head coach Dirk Koetter go back to Fitzpatrick. Winston returned after two games of ineptitude. Where this goes with the 49ers own roster issues is anyone’s guess, but since both teams turn the ball over, but are ranked in the bottom for getting turnovers, it’s anyone’s guess how this one turns out.
For Week 12, the Buccaneers will be without cornerback M.J. Whitehead and linebacker Lavonte David. Defensive end Jason Pierre Paul is listed as questionable, though he was limited in the only practice he showed up to this week.
The 49ers meanwhile will be without wide receiver Pierre Garçon, and offensive guard Joshua Garnett. Linebacker Reuben Foster is questionable.