The San Francisco 49ers lost badly to Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, extending their losing streak and record to 1-13. Colin Kaepernick threw for two touchdowns, while Carlos Hyde ran for another 70+ yard game. Let’s take a look at who to start and who to sit as the 49ers go to Los Angeles to face the Rams.
Who to Start
Phil Dawson hasn’t had much activity lately, which is usually a good sign for offenses, but in the 49ers case, it means that they are struggling just to get past the 50 yard line. The lone win this season for the 49ers came against the Rams in Week One, so the 49ers should be determined to try and sweep their division foe. In doing so, count on Phil Dawson to save drives by at least getting three points.
Who to Sit
Colin Kaepernick did have 17 points last week, due to throwing for two touchdowns, but he only threw for 183 yards. The Los Angeles Rams front seven will be in his face all game long. There are too many options at quarterback, especially in championship week.
Under the Radar
Usually, Hyde would be the one to start, but it is hard to believe Hyde will make his mark with two touchdowns like he did the first time the 49ers played the Rams. The Rams game plan will try and stop Carlos Hyde at all costs, challenging Colin Kaepernick to beat them.
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