News: Redskins receiver not only underwent a procedure on his right ankle but also both of his hands, the Washington Post reports. He had a plate and seven screws removed from the ankle in January and had torn ligaments in his hands repaired the same week. He had the plate and screws put in his ankle back in 2011. "Basically, the whole year, I was playing with two torn ligaments in both hands," he said. "So they corrected that and got all that stuff straight."
Analysis: Morgan added he expects to be a lot better after playing through the injuries last season and that he's not sure if he'll be ready for OTAs later this offseason. We wouldn't draft him until he started to show up more in the stat sheets.
News: Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan underwent surgery on his lower right leg on Friday, reports the Washington Post. Morgan tweeted that the surgery was a success, though the Redskins never said the reason for his having the surgery done.
Analysis: Morgan apparently injured his right leg somewhere along the line. He played in all 16 games this season a year after missing all but five contests after breaking his right leg. He had 48 catches this year for 510 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored off a recovered fumble. Morgan will have low-end value and should be healthy entering next season.
News: Washington wide receiver Josh Morgan didn't get many touches in the Week 16 win at Philadelphia Sunday. That said, the touches he did get ended up being big ones for the Redskins. Morgan caught a second-quarter pass from Robert Griffin III and ran it into the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown. He finished with two catches for 21 yards and added one rushing attempt for 7 more.
Analysis: Morgan now has two touchdowns on the season for Washington. He has definitely become a much bigger option in the passing game in recent weeks. That said, he's yet to do anything consistently that would make him a viable Fantasy option outside the deepest of leagues. He is not a recommended option for Week 17 at home against Dallas. Morgan caught five passes for 48 yards in the Week 12 Thanksgiving game against the Cowboys.
News: Washington wide receiver Josh Morgan had a solid game in the Week 15 win at Cleveland Sunday. Morgan caught four passes for 60 yards from quarterback Kirk Cousins, who was starting for the injured Robert Griffin III. Morgan was targeted four times and came down with the catch each time.
Analysis: Morgan made a few nice grabs from Cousins in the Week 15 game. That said, he's still just the team's third option, at best, in the passing game. That should continue Week 16 at Philadelphia and Morgan is not a recommended Fantasy start in most formats for the game. He had three catches for 25 yards against the Eagles Week 11.
News: Redskins wideout Josh Morgan heads into Week 15 at Cleveland looking for his second career touchdown. He's also looking to score in consecutive games for the first time in his career as he went for 30 yards on three grabs and his first TD last week against the Ravens. Cleveland's secondary isn't all that great. They have allowed the ninth-most Fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers this season.
Analysis: Morgan has been a bigger part of the offense of late but now the Redskins are dealing with uncertainty at quarterback. Robert Griffin III has a knee injury and will be less than 100 percent, at best, for the Week 15 game. That should hurt Morgan's already-low Fantasy value. Consider him a low-end flex, at best, for the game.
News: Washington wide receiver Josh Morgan hauled in a 4-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Robert Griffin III in the first quarter of Sunday's Week 14 overtime win over the Ravens. Morgan recorded his first career touchdown in the game. He finished with three grabs for 20 yards. Morgan was targeted four times in the game.
Analysis: Morgan got into the end zone for the first time in his career on Sunday against the Ravens. He's definitely gained in his role for the Redskins' passing game throughout the season. That said, Morgan still has yet to top 75 receiving yards in any game and only just scored his first touchdown. He is not a recommended Fantasy option for Week 15 at Cleveland.
News: Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan was able to find the end zone for the first time this season in Week 13 against the Giants. Morgan had a Robert Griffin III fumble fall right into his lap in the first quarter and he was able to rumble 15 yards for a touchdown on the play. However, he finished with two receptions for 17 yards in the 17-16 win.
Analysis: While Morgan wasn't much of a factor in the passing game, he was in the right place at the right time on Griffin's fumble. However, the 27-year-old continues to come up short as a receiver as he finished with just two receptions or less for the fifth time this season. With the playoffs now here in most leagues, owners should continue to leave Morgan on the waiver wire heading into Week 14.
News: Washington wide receiver Josh Morgan caught five passes for 48 yards in the team's 38-31 win over the Cowboys.
Analysis: Morgan was consistent, catching at least one pass in each quarter, but this is the typical Josh Morgan game -- 40-ish receiving yards and no touchdowns. He has yet to score this season, and his biggest receiving day was a four-catch, 62-yard game in Week 4, so he tops out at six points in standard leagues. He can be left on the wire in most formats.
News: Washington wide receiver Josh Morgan caught three passes in the Week 11 win at home over the Eagles. Morgan went for 25 yards in the game from quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Analysis: Morgan has become a consistent option in the passing game for RG3. That said, he has yet to catch a touchdown pass this season and hasn't topped 62 yards in any game. Morgan is not a recommended option for Week 12 on Thanksgiving at Dallas.
News: Washington wide receiver Josh Morgan heads into the Week 11 game on Sunday at home against Philadelphia looking to come down with a big reception. He'll take any big reception as the Redskins' receivers have been unreliable for quarterback Robert Griffin III this season. Morgan faces a Philadelphia team that has been decent at covering wide receivers this season. That said, the Eagles have allowed a TD catch by a WR in four straight games.
Analysis: Morgan has become perhaps the most targeted wide receiver for RG3 of late with 20 targets the last two games. Morgan has come down with 11 receptions for 92 yards over that span but is still looking for his first touchdown on the year. The Redskins' passing game has struggled with drops overall and is looking for a breakout candidate. While Morgan could end up being that guy, he's not a recommended Fantasy start for Week 11 outside the deepest of formats.
News: Redskins receiver Josh Morgan still dropped a couple passes but was the most WR for Washington Sunday against the Panthers anyway. Washington's wideouts have been unable to hold onto passes from Robert Griffin III this season and Morgan was the best of the bunch Week 9 with a team-high six grabs for 46 yards on 12 targets. Morgan added 9 rushing yards on one attempt.
Analysis: Morgan has been RG3's most trustworthy receiver of late and even he's made several important drops. Griffin is finding it hard to trust any of his receivers and Fantasy owners should concur. Morgan may be growing in Fantasy value but should be benched in all formats for Week 10 as Washington has a bye. He returns Week 11 against Philadelphia.
News: Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan has been a consistent part of the offense this season, as he sits in a three-way tie for third on the team with 23 catches. Unfortunately, he has failed to produce many big plays, with a long reception of just 21 yards and no touchdowns. He will try to find the end zone in Week 9 against the Panthers, who have been surprisingly stout against opposing wide receivers this season.
Analysis: While this game has the chance to turn into a shootout, it is not likely that the Redskins wide receivers will play a big role. The Panthers have proven surprisingly effective at stopping wide receivers, allowing just 17.0 Fantasy points per game, third-lowest in the league. The Panthers have allowed just five receiving touchdowns to opposing wideouts, so continue to consider Morgan nothing more than a low-end flex option in most Fantasy formats for Week 9.
News: Washington wide receiver Josh Morgan did a little of everything in the Week 8 loss at Pittsburgh. Morgan threw a pass, rushed the football and also caught five passes for the Redskins. Morgan led the way among Washington receivers for Robert Griffin III with five catches for 46 yards. Both of those stats led the team. Morgan, who was targeted eight times in the passing game, did not score and had a long reception of 21 yards. He rushed once for 9 yards and added a pass attempt to Griffin that was incomplete.
Analysis: The Redskins definitely showed they are interested in using Morgan more often in the offense going forward. He proved one of the more reliable receiving options in a game that featured many drops by Washington receivers. Morgan has yet to catch a TD pass this season and his best effort came Week 4 at Tampa Bay with 62 yards on four catches in that game. Heading into Week 9 at home against Carolina, Morgan is not really a recommended Fantasy option just yet.
News: Washington receiver Josh Morgan caught two passes for 16 yards in the Week 7 loss at New York Sunday. Morgan was targeted just twice in the game by quarterback Robert Griffin III. He did fumble the ball late, but the Redskins recovered.
Analysis: Morgan went for 42 yards last week against Minnesota and has had a few decent efforts this season. That said, he hasn't been consistent and his best effort was 62 yards against the Buccaneers Week 4. Morgan is not a recommended Fantasy option heading into Week 8 at Pittsburgh.
News: With Pierre Garcon likely to miss his second game in a row with a foot injury in Week 7 against the Giants, the Redskins will be looking for someone to step up in the passing game. That opens an opportunity for wide receiver Josh Morgan, who finished third on the team in Week 6 with 42 yards on three catches.
Analysis: Morgan has a handful of productive games this season, but is still averaging just 33.5 yards per game without a touchdown this season. The Giants have been vulnerable against the pass, allowing 25.0 Fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers this season. Morgan has a chance to step up, but should be considered just a bye-week or injury replacement option in most Fantasy formats for Week 7.
News: Redskins receiver Josh Morgan caught three passes from quarterback Robert Griffin III on Sunday of Week 6 against the Vikings. Morgan helped the Redskins win the game as he went for 42 yards and averaged 14 yards per grab. He was targeted four times in the game overall.
Analysis: Morgan has had three games this season in which he caught more than two passes and topped 40 yards receiving. Otherwise, he's been limited and mediocre, at best. Morgan has shown the ability to get open for RG3 in the passing game, but Washington's other options severely limit his production. Morgan is not a recommended Fantasy option for Week 7 at the Giants.
News: Washington wide receiver Josh Morgan got the start over Leonard Hankerson in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Falcons. Morgan was still limited to just one target in the game. He caught his only target and finished with 4 yards.
Analysis: Morgan may have gotten the start in the Week 5 game against the Falcons, but he did little in the passing game. Morgan saw one target and little production and is not a recommended Fantasy option heading into Week 6 against the Vikings.
News: Washington wide receiver Josh Morgan is starting for the Redskins Week 5 against the Falcons. Morgan overtakes Leonard Hankerson in the starting lineup after catching four passes for 62 yards last week.
Analysis: Morgan is not a recommended Fantasy option for the Week 5 game against Atlanta. In fact, Hankerson is still probably a better Fantasy play. Morgan is the hot hand and that is who coach Mike Shanahan is going with. Otherwise, we still think Hankerson will see more targets.
News: Washington receiver Josh Morgan came up big down the stretch for the Redskins in the Week 4 win at Tampa Bay. Morgan made some big catches for quarterback Robert Griffin III late in the game as he finished with four catches for 62 yards. Morgan was targeted five times in the game and finished with the second-most receiving yards behind Fred Davis. He did not score.
Analysis: Morgan saw a couple more looks in the Week 4 game as Aldrick Robinson was a last-minute inactive due to an injury he suffered before the game. Still, Morgan did not start and did little to make Fantasy owners consider him going forward. Morgan is not a recommended Fantasy option heading into Week 5 against Atlanta.
News: Washington wide receiver Josh Morgan caught two passes in the Week 3 loss at home against the Bengals. Morgan went for 22 yards in the game as he was targeted three times by quarterback Robert Griffin III. Morgan was playing with Pierre Garcon injured for the game.
Analysis: Morgan couldn't take advantage of Garcon's absence as he did Week 2 when he caught five passes for 50 yards. Morgan is not a consistent receiving option for the Redskins and is someone to avoid heading into Week 4 at Tampa Bay.
News: Washington wide receiver Josh Morgan caught five passes on Sunday of Week 2 in a loss at St. Louis. Morgan went for 50 yards as he averaged 10 yards per catch in the game from Robert Griffin III. Morgan caught all five of his targets, but also displayed questionable judgement in the game. Morgan has six catches on the year after two games for 71 yards and has yet to score.
Analysis: Morgan had an OK performance for the Redskins with Pierre Garcon missing the game with an injury. That said, Morgan made a horribly stupid unsportsmanlike penalty very late in the game after failing to get out of bounds to stop the clock. Coach Mike Shanahan was visibly upset at Morgan after the play and we're not sure how much he'll be used heading into Week 3 at Chicago. Either way, he can largely be ignored in most Fantasy formats.
News: Washington wide receiver Josh Morgan caught one pass for 21 yards in the Week 1 win at New Orleans Sunday. Morgan was targeted twice in the game by rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Analysis: Morgan should get a few big catches here and there this season, but he is too far down the depth chart to be a viable Fantasy option. He can be ignored heading into Week 2 at St. Louis.
News: Despite dealing with a strained left hamstring, Redskins receiver Josh Morgan was the second leading receiver during Thursday's preseason opener against the Bills. Morgan caught four passes for 49 yards in a 7-6 victory.
Analysis: Morgan worked mostly with quarterback Kirk Cousins, who found him for three out of his four catches on the night. He is competing with Leonard Hankerson for the starting receiver position opposite Pierre Garçon. Even if Morgan does earn the starting spot, he would have minimal Fantasy value. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day.
News: The Washington Post reports that injured Redskins receiver Josh Morgan expressed encouragement over how his strained left hamstring has progressed, but said that he doesnt want to return to the field prematurely. Morgan, signed as a free agent from San Francisco in the spring, suffered the injury during Monday's practice, and hasnt practiced since. He is competing for the starting receiver position opposite Pierre Garçon, but this week can only watch while Leonard Hankerson gets the bulk of the reps at that position. Morgan said the hamstring injury is new to him, so he doesnt know exactly how long it would take for him to fully recover, but Coach Mike Shanahan said that the receiver, who tested his leg out with some work on the treadmill, could return as soon as Monday. Morgan missed the final 11 games of last season with a broken bone in his lower right leg.
Analysis: Morgan better return to the field soon because he could fall behind Hankerson for the starting job, and Hankerson definitely has more upside. Even if Morgan does start he would have minimal Fantasy value. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day.
News: Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday that new receiver Josh Morgan has shown big-play flashes, but has yet to participate at full speed in practice. Morgan broke his leg last season with the Niners and signed a contract with the Redskins in March. "He will be ready to go by the time we get to camp, once [he] heals up and he has practiced enough to tell everybody on this football team that he's one heck of a receiver and he's going to help us this year," Shanahan said.
Analysis: Morgan has long been a potential threat but rarely has come through. Coming off a broken leg and joining a crowded receiving corps led by a rookie quarterback, we can't help but pass on Morgan in Fantasy drafts this summer, especially since he's yet to practice in full.
News: Wide receiver Josh Morgan signed with Washington on Tuesday, one of two signings the Redskins made to open free agency. They also signed receiver Pierre Garcon to a deal. Morgan broke his lower right leg on Oct. 9 and was placed on injured reserve, ending his season with the 49ers.
Analysis: Coach Jim Harbaugh had expressed interest in bringing Morgan back to San Francisco, but things didn't work out that way. Morgan had just 15 catches for 220 yards and one score in his five games last year. He's been loaded with potential for years but hasn't ever come through on a consistent basis. Fantasy owners shouldn't pay too much attention to Morgan this fall, as he's more valuable to his team than he is to our game.
News: The Sacramento Bee reports that 49ers WR Josh Morgan left the team facility after a workout Thursday as if there was nothing wrong with him. Morgan broke his lower right leg on Oct. 9 and was placed on injured reserve. He told the Associated Press that he's begun sprinting again, and he promises to be at full speed in the spring. Coach Jim Harbaugh has said the 49ers want to re-sign Morgan, who is a good fit for their power-based West Coast offense. Morgan, however, likely will test the market in free agency before agreeing to a new deal in San Francisco.
Analysis: Keep an eye on where Morgan ends up in 2012, but he has minimal Fantasy value in the majority of leagues. Morgan is the type of player who is more valuable to his team than Fantasy owners.
News: The Sacramento Bee reports that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said on Wednesday that the team wants to make re-signing free agent WR Josh Morgan a priority this offseason. Morgan was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday.
Analysis: Morgan had surgery Monday, during which screws were inserted into his right leg. Harbaugh said the injury included ligament damage but that there shouldn't be any long-term issues with Morgan's recovery. It would appear the Niners still have Morgan in their plans, but the chances of him becoming a go-to receiver in the offense at this point in his career appear to be slim. He'll be looked at as a possible No. 2/3 receiver in the offense and is not somebody worth stashing in keeper formats.
News: The 49ers placed WR Josh Morgan (leg) on injured reserve Wednesday and signed WR Brett Swain to a one-year deal.
Analysis: It was always an option for the 49ers to put Morgan on IR after he needed surgery on his right lower leg, and it now became a reality after the team needed his roster spot. It's a shame too since Morgan was getting comfortable working on offense with QB Alex Smith. Drop Morgan in all Fantasy formats.
News: 49ers coach John Harbugh said WR Josh Morgan will undergo surgery on his right lower leg just above the ankle after sustaining the injury in Week 5 against the Bucs. The 49ers have not yet decided whether Morgan, 26, will be placed on injured reserve, which would end his season. Its more serious than what we though after the ballgame, Harbaugh said Monday. Hes out an extended time, longer than we anticipated. Well have a better idea after todays procedure is done. I just feel sick for him, and for our team. Josh was really playing well. He and all the receivers blocked really well (in Sundays 48-3 route of Tampa Bay.) Josh was really coming into his own and catching his stride. I feel bad for him, I feel bad for us. Tough loss for us.
Analysis: Morgan finished with five catches for 75 yards -- which led San Francisco -- in the 48-3 win. After back-to-back solid games, now it appears that he could miss the remainder of the season. Tedd Ginn Jr. is likely to step into his role as a starter, but will make for merely a low-end replacement option in deeper formats.
News: CSN Bay Area reports 49ers WR Josh Morgan fractured his right ankle late in Week 5 against the Buccaneers. He was forced from the game in the fourth quarter after catching a 19-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick and bringing it all the way down to the 1-yardline. Morgan finished with five catches for 75 yards -- which led San Francisco -- in the 48-3 win.
Analysis: Morgan has posted back-to-back productive performances for the 49ers but it looks as though he is going to miss some time with this ankle injury. Keep an eye on his status going forward to see how long he might miss. While he often gets overshadowed by Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis in the passing game, Morgan can hold his own and should be considered a low-end Fantasy WR, when healthy.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan left Week 5 against the Buccaneers in the fourth quarter with an apparent injury to his right ankle. He caught a 19-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick and brought it all the way down to the 1-yardline but suffered the injury on the play. He was able to make it to the sidelines before leaving the field on a cart. Morgan finished with five catches for 75 yards.
Analysis: Morgan looked to be in obvious pain while leaving the field so keep an eye on his status in the coming days. He led San Francisco in both catches and receiving on Sunday, and has had productive outings each of the last two weeks. While he often gets overshadowed by Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis in the passing game, Morgan can hold his own and should be considered a low-end Fantasy WR, when healthy.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan's 30-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter began a run of 21 unanswered points for San Francisco in a 24-23 comeback win Week 4 against the Eagles. Morgan finished with three catches for 65 yards.
Analysis: Morgan came into Week 4 with 80 yards on seven catches in three games. He nearly matched his season totals in one game. This, however, is encouraging. The 49ers needed another threat in the passing game with Braylon Edwards out until at least Week 8. It's just that Morgan still has low-end Fantasy appeal heading into Week 5 against the Bucs.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan hasn't totaled more than three catches in a game this season and he hopes to snap that trend in Week 4 against the Eagles. However, only one receiver -- Danny Amendola -- has more than three catches in a game against the vaunted Eagles secondary in 2011. WRs are averaging just 17 Fantasy points per week against the Eagles, which is tied for seventh lowest in the NFL.
Analysis: Morgan has a golden opportunity here to be a factor on offense with Braylon Edwards sidelined indefinitely due to knee surgery. However, Morgan hasn't done much through three weeks and it doesn't appear he will snap that trend in Week 4 against an Eagles secondary that features Nnamdi Asomugha, Asante Samuel and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Morgan is not a recommended Fantasy option for Week 4.
News: Niners WR Josh Morgan caught just two passes for 17 yards in Week 3 at Cincinnati. He was targeted four times in the game.
Analysis: Aside from TE Vernon Davis, no other Niners receiver totaled more than 25 yards as QB Alex Smith threw for just 201 yards and no touchdowns. The Niners will be without Braylon Edwards for at least the next couple of games, creating a situation for Morgan to see more targets. However, he is still not somebody we recommend for Fantasy purposes.
News: San Francisco was once again shorthanded in the receiving corps in Week 2, which led to WR Josh Morgan getting another start. He was targeted five times, catching three passes for 35 yards. The 49ers would end up losing the game, 27-24, in overtime to the Cowboys.
Analysis: Morgan filled in for the injured Michael Crabtree again and then Braylon Edwards left the game with a knee injury. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on the health of those two receivers, as it will directly affect Morgan's value for Week 3. The 49ers face the Bengals next Sunday, but Morgan is still more of a low-end WR option.
News: San Francisco WR Josh Morgan caught both passes thrown his way in Week 1 against Seattle, but they went for 28 yards. Twenty-six of those yards came on one reception. Even though the 49ers won the game, 33-17, Morgan didn't play a big part in the offense.
Analysis: Morgan could see more playing time with Michael Crabtree not 100 percent. The offense didn't air it out in Week 1, so perhaps they will open it up against a banged up Dallas secondary in Week 2. Despite his potential to be good in this offense, Morgan is still just a low-end WR in Fantasy worth monitoring on the waiver wire.
News: San Francisco WR Josh Morgan should get plenty of action in Week 1 against Seattle. With Michael Crabtree hurting, Morgan is expected to see some looks from QB Alex Smith. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman admitted that the offense on Sunday probably wont have as many bells and whistles as it ordinarily would if the team had a full offseason including minicamps. A lot of these guys I met a month ago, he said. The time frame has been shorter, so youre not gonna have as much volume. In 2010, Morgan grabbed six passes for 114 yards and one touchdown in two games versus the Seahawks.
Analysis: Morgan could see an increase of looks if Crabtree doesn't play or is limited. He's expressed his excitement for coach Jim Harbaughs vision for the offense. A lot depends on how this offense clicks once the season starts, but Morgan could be a nice waiver-wire pickup later in the season. For now, he's just a low-end WR option heading into Week 1.
News: As excited as he was by RB Frank Gores return to the team, 49ers WR Josh Morgan was even more enthused by coach Jim Harbaughs vision for the offense. Hes going to make our position (wide receiver) important again, Morgan said. Like it was back when they had Jerry Rice and John Taylor.
Analysis: Morgan had some big games down the stretch in 2010 for San Francisco and has the chance to start opposite Michael Crabtree when the season begins. But the 49ers still have some suspect QB play, so Morgan is at best a late-round Fantasy flier in deeper seasonal formats on Draft Day. Let's see how he performs during the season before adding him to rosters.
News: The Sacramento Bee reports that 49ers WR Josh Morgan has a chance to play well in 2011 under new coach Jim Harbaugh. Morgan is heading into a contract season and, after taking part in player-only workouts with QB Alex Smith, appears in excellent shape. The report says Morgan "promises to benefit the most from a more effective offensive system under Harbaugh."
Analysis: Morgan finished last season with 44 catches for 698 yards and two scores. He has room for improvement, but he will be on the field plenty in 2011 as a starter opposite Michael Crabtree. Morgan is not worth drafting in the majority of leagues, but he is someone to monitor if he starts out the season playing well.
News: San Francisco WR Josh Morgan had the second highest receiving yards on Sunday against Arizona. He was targeted four times, catching three passes for 59 yards. He would not score a touchdown, but help his team earn the 38-7 win over the Cardinals. He averaged 19.7 yards per catch.
Analysis: Morgan has had some big plays this year for San Francisco, but like the quarterback situation, Morgan was just too inconsistent. That is the biggest factor in the offseason that will alter Morgan's Fantasy value. He finished the season with 44 catches for 698 yards and two scores. Owners should view Morgan as a borderline late-round selection on Draft Day in 2011.
News: After posting his first career 100-yard performance in his last outing, 49ers WR Josh Morgan had a disappointing game in Week 16 against the Rams. He was targeted for five passes in the 25-17 loss, but only came up with two catches for 39 yards. He had a long reception of 33 and averaged 19.5 yards per catch.
Analysis: Morgan has shown flashes of being a viable Fantasy contributor but his inconsistencies have hurt him over his first three years in the league. Having San Francisco alternating quarterbacks over the last few weeks have not helped him out either. Morgan is a nice complement to Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis, but he does not produce enough on a weekly basis to be considered in most Fantasy leagues. Consider Morgan as a low-end No. 3 Fantasy WR or flex option against the Cardinals in Week 17.
News: After practicing in full all week, 49ers WR Josh Morgan is probable for the team's Week 16 NFC West showdown with the Rams. Morgan is dealing with a shoulder injury but should look to tack on big stats this week. He has 10 catches for 188 yards with a touchdown over his last two games, easily his best two-game production ever.
Analysis: A third-year receiver, Morgan very well could be coming into his own as he continues to get work in the San Francisco offense. There's a question of whether or not he can keep it up as the 49ers change quarterbacks this week, but going up against the Rams and their 18th ranked pass defense, you can't help but think he'll be decent. Think of him as a desperation No. 3 Fantasy WR for Week 16.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan had the first 100-yard game of his career in Week 15 against the Chargers. Morgan was the only San Francisco receiver over 20 yards as he finished with 106 yards on seven catches. His longest gainer was a 36-yard reception and he was targeted a team-high nine times.
Analysis: In the two games since Alex Smith has returned as the 49ers starting QB, Morgan has had two of the best games of his career. He has 188 yards and one touchdown on 10 catches in his last two games. For those counting at home that's a 18.8 yards-per-catch average. It's hard to predict if Morgan can keep this up, but with his recent outburst he might be a potential sleeper Fantasy start for Week 16, when the 49ers play the Rams. Morgan had a 65-yard catch against St. Louis in Week 10.
News: Coming off of his best game of the season, San Francisco WR Josh Morgan is looking to build on the effort in the Week 15 game against the Chargers. He caught three passes for 82 yards in last week's win over Seattle. The Chargers present another situation, however. They rank No. 1 in the NFL against the pass and they allow the fewest Fantasy points to opposing WRS -- just 12.5 per game.
Analysis: Morgan has a decent rapport with starting QB Alex Smith, but the task seems more daunting against the NFL's best. The glass half-full scenario is that the Chargers would grab an early lead against the 49ers, forcing them to throw the ball more than usual -- increasing Morgan's targets. Even in that situation, the secondary for San Diego has neutralized explosive passing offenses like the Patriots and Colts this season. Morgan and the 'Niners are nowhere near that status through the air and we see him as just a low-end No. 4 WR heading into the Thursday night tilt.
News: San Francisco WR Josh Morgan came up with some excellent production in the Week 14 blowout win over Seattle. Morgan was targeted just three times by QB Alex Smith, who got the start over Troy Smith, but caught all three passes for 82 yards. He averaged 27.3 yards per catch and went for a 15-yard TD grab in the second quarter. The touchdown was his second of the season and first since Week 3 in Kansas City.
Analysis: Morgan's last touchdown pass came from the hand of Alex Smith and the re-emergence of the original starter for the Niners could mean added production for the receiver. That said, Morgan's numbers have been underwhelming almost all year and we don't think one solid game -- on three catches -- is enough to warrant starting him in the Week 15 game in San Diego against their tough secondary.
News: San Francisco WR Josh Morgan (shoulder) was active against the Packers in Green Bay for the Week 13 game. Morgan hurt his shoulder last week in Monday night's win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: While Morgan is considered the 49ers' big-play threat, he doesn't see many passes thrown in his direction on a daily basis. He doesn't carry much Fantasy value heading into the Week 13 game against Green Bay.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan hurt his shoulder in Monday night's win over the Cardinals. He finished the game with three receptions for 28 yards.
Analysis: While Morgan is considered the 49ers' big-play threat, he doesn't see many passes thrown in his direction on a daily basis. He has just 29 catches on the season to go along with one touchdown reception and has yet to go over the century mark in receiving yards this season. While he does have potential, we do not recommend starting him in Week 13 against the Packers, healthy or not.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan was relatively quiet in Week 12 against the Cardinals. Morgan was targeted five times in the 27-6 win, but finished with just three receptions for 28 yards. He also had 13 yards rushing in the victory, which came on a reverse. Morgan briefly left in the third quarter with a shoulder injury, but was able to return and finish the game.
Analysis: While Morgan is considered the 49ers' big-play threat, he doesn't see many passes thrown in his direction on a daily basis. He has just 29 catches on the season to go along with one touchdown reception and has yet to go over the century mark in receiving yards this season. While he does have potential, we do not recommend starting him in Week 13 against the Packers.
News: San Francisco WR Josh Morgan was shaken up after a 17-yard catch in Week 11 and left the game briefly with a shoulder injury. He would return to the game and eventually lead the team with four catches for 51 yards. The Niners were shut out at home for the first time since a 7-0 loss to Atlanta on Oct. 9, 1977. His shoulder injury is being classified as a shoulder sprain and is day to day.
Analysis: Morgan hasn't been a big factor in the 49ers offense much over the last few games. He entered Week 11 with just two catches through his last two games, but they went for 95 yards. He's a big play guy, but has been lost in the shuffle of the other weapons. He quarterback situation has been a mess in San Fran this season too, but for the most part Morgan's Fantasy value has been low. He is just a low-end WR option in deeper leagues. The 49ers face the Cardinals in Week 12, a team that has been allowing 269 passing yards per game.
News: San Francisco WR Josh Morgan shaken up after 17-yard catch. He injured his shoulder and his return was probable. He had two catches for 19 yards.
Analysis: Morgan has been lost in the shuffle in San Francisco. Between the quarterback situation and fighting for targets with Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis, Morgan's Fantasy value isn't too high. While he has potential, he is just a low-end Fantasy WR in deeper leagues.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan had one of his better games of the year in Week 10 against the Rams but it all came on one catch. His 65-yard reception in the first quarter was the longest of his career as well as the longest play from scrimmage for San Francisco this season. That was his lone catch in the 23-20 overtime win despite being targeted four times by QB Troy Smith.
Analysis: Morgan has just two catches over the last two weeks but they have gone for a total of 95 yards. He has some big-play ability but has seen his role diminish with the emergence of Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis in San Francisco. Morgan has not reached the end zone since the third game of the season and should continue to be viewed as a low-end Fantasy WR in deeper leagues heading into Week 11 against the Buccaneers.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan played his first game with QB Troy Smith in Week 8 against the Broncos. Morgan tied a season-low with one catch; although it went for 30 yards. He was targeted twice in the game. Morgan doesn't have a touchdown catch in five games.
Analysis: Smith made his first start in Week 8 for the injured Alex Smith (shoulder), but don't kid yourself. The 49ers passing game wasn't much to write home about before Alex Smith got injured. The team basically throws to Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree, and then Morgan gets some looks. He doesn't post impressive numbers and Morgan isn't worth starting in Fantasy. The 49ers are off until Week 10 against the Rams.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan totaled just two catches for 34 yards in Week 7 against the Panthers. He was targeted five times and had a long catch of 22 yards. Morgan was held without a touchdown for the fourth straight game. No wide receiver has managed more than 59 yards against the Panthers since two Giants receivers did it in Week 1.
Analysis: Morgan had a very tough matchup on his hands in Week 7, so it's not surprising he struggled. Then again, Morgan hasn't had more than 70 yards in a game, so it's not like he is lighting it up on a weekly basis. He might be a starting receiver, but Morgan has low-end Fantasy appeal. Look to other Fantasy options before Morgan in Week 8, especially if QB Alex Smith (shoulder) is sidelined. The 49ers play the Broncos.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan was able to make some big catches in Week 6 against the Raiders. He caught three passes for 49 yards in the 17-9 loss. Morgan, who was targeted six times by QB Alex Smith, averaged 16.3 yards per reception and finished second on San Francisco in receiving yards behind Michael Crabtree (57 yards).
Analysis: Morgan is the No. 2 WR in San Francisco but is not the go-to option that Crabtree, Frank Gore and Vernon Davis are. He has proven to be a valuable receiver in the past but there are not enough balls to go around for the 49ers. Morgan has caught 18 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown this season but remains more a reserve in Fantasy play heading into Week 7 against the Panthers.
News: Niners WR Josh Morgan caught a fourth quarter pass from Alex Smith that got the team down to the edge of the goal line in the Week 5 loss to the Eagles. Morgan appeared to have crossed the plain initially, but his knees were both down with the ball outside the end zone. He finished with 21 yards on three catches.
Analysis: Morgan is theoretically the Niners No. 2 WR but he gets treated more like a No. 3 or 4 WR because of the use of Vernon Davis and Frank Gore in the passing game. Until Smith looks his way more, continue to keep Morgan in a reserve role in Fantasy.
News: Niners WR Josh Morgan heads into the Week 5 game against the Eagles in search of chemistry with QB Alex Smith. Morgan has been targeted 24 times, but has only managed to haul in half of the attempts from Smith. To put the ratio into perspective, Seattle's Brandon Stokley has the same ratio ( four catches on eight targets), but he was signed just days before the Week 4 game. Morgan has been working with Smith for several years now.
Analysis: Morgan has 134 yards on the 12 receptions. The 24 targets are third on the team behind TE Vernon Davis (30) and WR Michael Crabtree (25). Morgan faces an Eagles defense that ranks 5th against the pass, allowing just 168 yards per game. They have not allowed a 100-yard WR in four games and have not allowed five catches by one WR in three straight games. Consider Morgan to be a low-end Fantasy option best suited for the bench in Week 5.
News: Niners WR Josh Morgan, who scored his first touchdown last week, was hardly a factor Week 4 at Atlanta. He caught two passes for 20 yards. He was consistently in QB Alex Smith's sights, though, getting targeted seven times.
Analysis: Morgan has a total of three catches for 32 yards over his last two games, so only the touchdown saved him last week. He's clearly the third receiving option behind Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree -- the fourth if you count RB Frank Gore -- and with the 49ers offense struggling, you can't expect someone that low on the totem pole to make much of an impact. Morgan is nothing more than a last resort in Fantasy when the 49ers host the Eagles in Week 5.
News: Though 49ers coach Mike Singletary has said he wants to have balance on offense, some players have speculated that new offensive coordinator Mike Johnson could utilize the spread more, which would obviously be good news for wide receivers like Josh Morgan. Though a starter, Morgan hasn't made much of an impact over the first three games, averaging 38 receiving yards per game, and he's going against a Falcons defense that has allowed only 15.3 points per game.
Analysis: The 49ers' passing offense has struggled as a whole, so Morgan doesn't deserve all the blame for his poor production. But even when the passing game starts clicking -- assuming it does -- Morgan will be no more than the third receiving option behind Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree. The fourth if you count RB Frank Gore. Chances are you won't see any huge changes on offense only a week after the switch, so you can continue to view Morgan as no more than a last resort in Fantasy.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan caught one 12-yard pass in a Week 3 loss to the Chiefs, but he made it count as it went for six points. Morgan saw four targets from QB Alex Smith.
Analysis: Morgan didn't quite match his catches (eight) or yards (70) from last week, but his touchdown will have pleased his few Fantasy owners. While he's not worth starting in many Fantasy formats heading into Week 4 at Atlanta, Morgan might well edge above fellow WR Michael Crabtree in the rankings soon enough and is worth keeping an eye on over the next few weeks.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan, coming off probably his best game as a pro (8-70), could see plenty of targets again in Week 3 against a Chiefs team that is very tough against the run. Chargers WR Legedu Naanee went for 110 yards against Kansas City in Week 1.
Analysis: Morgan is the third passing option in the 49ers game, but he often sees single coverage because of the threat posed by TE Vernon Davis and WR Michael Crabtree. If you're stumped for a flex option in a deeper Fantasy league in Week 3, Morgan might well be worth a look against the Chiefs.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan had one of his best games as a professional in Week 2. Morgan had a career-high eight receptions for 70 yards in the 25-22 loss. Morgan was targeted eight times and averaged 11.7 yards a reception. He longest catch went for 15 yards and he did not score in the contest.
Analysis: Morgan was definitely more involved in the offense in Week 2 and Alex Smith looked his way quite often. He seems to be benefited from teams trying to take away Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis, which allows Morgan to draw single coverage. He has shown the potential to make the big play, but many are still wondering if he will get enough consistent touches week-to-week to have a Fantasy impact. Morgan faces the Chiefs in Week 3 at Kansas City. We don't recommend using him in Week 3 until he can produce on a more consistent basis.
News: With WR Ted Ginn Jr. likely out for in Week 2 with a sprained MCL, coach Mike Singletary said Josh Morgan is kickoff returner option. Morgan had just three receptions for 32 yards in Week 1 against the Seahawks. Morgan was targeted five times and appeared to score on a 8-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith. The play was ruled a TD on the field but replays showed Morgan only got one foot in bounds. He averaged 10.7 yards per reception in the 31-6 loss.
Analysis: Morgan and the entire 49ers offense is looking for a better performance than what it showed in Week 1. Morgan was Alex Smith's fourth most targeted receiver last Sunday. While he has the potential to make the big play, many Fantasy owners are wondering if he will get enough touches to touches to have a Fantasy impact. We do not recommend using him in Week 2.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan had just three receptions for 32 yards in Week 1 against the Seahawks. Morgan was targeted five times and appeared to score on a 8-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith. The play was ruled a TD on the field but replays showed Morgan only got one foot in bounds. He averaged 10.7 yards per reception in the 31-6 loss.
Analysis: Morgan didn't have a great game on Sunday, but no one on San Francisco's offense really did. He showed he does have good hands making a nice grab on the touchdown that was overturned and was Alex Smith's fourth most targeted receiver. However, with Smith having so many options to chose from on offense, many Fantasy owners are wondering if Morgan will get enough touches to have a Fantasy impact. Consider him a low-end flex option for his Week 2 matchup against the Saints until he is more involved in San Francisco's offense game plan.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan enters the 2010 season as the No. 2 receiver on the depth chart and has a pretty favorable matchup in his Week 1 opponent -- Seattle. As mainly the No. 3 receiver in San Francisco last season, Morgan had 52 receptions for 527 yards and three touchdowns. He had one of best games of the season in his lone meeting with the Seahawks last year, matching a career-high with six receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown. San Francisco was ranked 22nd in past defense last season.
Analysis: Morgan will have much more of an increased role in San Francisco's offense this season as the No. 2 receiver lined up opposite Michael Crabtree. He proved he could fill that role last season when Isaac Bruce went down with an ankle injury. Seattle had the third-worst passing defense in the NFL last season and still have some issues heading into 2010. With a more confident Alex Smith and most defenses gearing up to stop Vernon Davis and Crabtree, Morgan could see a fairly significant statistical boost this 2010. He can be considered a low-end flex option in Week 1.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan caught three passes for 31 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason win over the Raiders.
Analysis: Morgan is the No. 2 receiver in San Francisco opposite Michael Crabtree, and could see a nice boost in numbers as a third-year guy. The 49ers are still a little undervalued as an offense, but they have a good schedule and could thrive if Alex Smith continues to develop. Draft Morgan as a nice sleeper option in deeper formats.
News: San Francisco WR Josh Morgan started Sunday's preseason game at Indianapolis, despite suffering a jammed neck in Monday's practice. Morgan did very little in the game as he wasn't targeted once.
Analysis: Morgan caught 52 passes for 527 yards and three touchdowns last year for the 49ers. He is expected to start opposite Michael Crabtree, giving QB Alex Smith a young tandem at wide receiver. The third-year player has potential and could have a breakout year. Consider him a low-end No. 4 Fantasy WR heading into Draft Day.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan suffered a jammed neck late in practice Monday after he was hit by safety Dashon Goldson. Morgan will be questionable to play in the first preseason game on Sunday in Indianapolis but is expected to be OK.
Analysis: Morgan is expected to be a starter for the 49ers this season, entering his third year in the NFL. This injury is not going to keep him out of the regular season and he's likely to return for the first or second preseason game. After making 52 catches for 527 yards and three scores last season, Morgan should be considered a breakout possibility. He's worth drafting as a low-end No. 4 Fantasy WR.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan ended 2009 with two catches for 27 yards in Week 17 at St. Louis.
Analysis: Morgan definitely underwhelmed this season, finishing with 52 catches for 527 yards and three touchdowns. He'll continue to be a nominal performer for the Niners in 2010, making him no better than a late-round flier in drafts this summer.
News: Niners WR Josh Morgan made four catches on Sunday in a Week 16 win over the Lions. He gained 21 yards on the four receptions, with a long of 7 yards. He was also given one carry, which was good for 16 yards.
Analysis: Morgan was coming off one of his better games of the year in Week 15 at Philadelphia but failed to produce much against a woeful Lions defense. Although Morgan does have some potential and has played better of late, he should only be considered a No. 3 or 4 option for the teams season finale against St. Louis. Back in Week 4 against the Rams, Morgan had two receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown.
News: San Francisco WR Josh Morgan led the 49ers in receiving during the Week 15 loss to the Eagles. Morgan caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith in the 3rd quarter and finished with seven catches -- to lead all players in the game -- for 61 yards and the score. His long catch went for 22 yards.
Analysis: Alex Smith and the Niners may have struggled in this one but Morgan looked plenty good for the Fantasy owners who started him. Morgan scored for the second time in three weeks and could continue his solid play Week 16 against a terrible Lions pass defense. Hes definitely worth using in deeper leagues. Hes probably still more of a No. 3 or 4 option in most formats, however.
News: San Francisco WR Josh Morgan did little on Monday night in Week 14 during the win over the Cardinals. Morgan caught three passes and finished with 14 yards.
Analysis: Morgan had caught 12 passes over Weeks 12 and 13 for 99 total yards and a touchdown but had done little previous to those two games and was back at doing little in Week 15. Hes clearly the teams third option behind Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis and only has low-end Fantasy appeal for Week 15 at Philadelphia.
News: Niners WR Josh Morgan, who had a season-high six receptions last week, had six more for 56 yards Week 13 at Seattle. He also scored his second touchdown of the season, catching a 22-yard pass from QB Alex Smith in the second quarter, and ran once for 20 yards.
Analysis: Morgan again stepped up with Isaac Bruce sidelined by an ankle injury, but the 49ers' switch to a spread offense likely also had something to do with his improved numbers. He's still just a low-end Fantasy option, but he bears watching in light of his recent performance. The 49ers host the Cardinals in Week 14.
News: Niners WR Josh Morgan had a decent game on Sunday in a Week 12 win over the Jaguars. He caught six passes in the game, gaining a total of 43 yards. His longest reception in the game went for 11 yards.
Analysis: Morgan got the start with Isaac Bruce, doing a bit better in Week 12 than he did in Week 11 when Bruce came off the bench. He has only one touchdown this season and is yet to gain 100 yards. He is at best a low-end flex option in the deepest of formats for Week 13 against Seattle. In Week 2 against the Seahawks, Morgan failed to catch a pass.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan rushed once for 8 yards and caught a 5-yard pass in a Week 11 loss to Green Bay.
Analysis: Morgan started over Isaac Bruce on Sunday, but didn't exactly make the most of his opportunity. The 49ers host the Jaguars in Week 12, and while that's a decent matchup, you should only use Morgan as a low-end emergency flex option in super-deep leagues.
News: 49ers coach Mike Singletary announced that WR Isaac Bruce's ankle injury has healed up, but that WR Josh Morgan would remain the starter at the flanker spot with rookie WR Michael Crabtree remaining the split end. Bruce and WR Jason Hill will both see time as the third receiver, depending on the package. Singletary added that Bruce was classy, as he expected him to be, when he was told he no longer will be starting. "He was very positive about it, and he said, 'I feel that Josh is ready for this,'" said Singletary, adding that Bruce is "all about the team."
Analysis: Morgan will put up nominal stats each week but is far from the sleeper we thought he'd be this season. Keep him reserved or off rosters for Week 11 against the Packers.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan caught three passes for 24 yards vs. Chicago in Week 10. He has gone five weeks without a touchdown (one on the season) and has a total of 36 yards in his last three games -- all of which have included Michael Crabtree.
Analysis: Morgan doesn't warrant Fantasy use since he's so limited in his role with the 49ers, which is very disappointing considering his potential. The Niners play at the Packers in Week 11.
News: San Francisco WR Josh Morgan did not turn too many heads on Sunday in a Week 9 loss to the Titans. He got three touches in the game, catching two passes for 9 yards and carrying the ball once for 11 yards.
Analysis: Morgan was a sleeper coming into this season but has failed to develop into much, catching only 20 passes so far. He has only 12 total yards on three catches in his last two games as well, making him just a low-end option for Week 10 against the Bears.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan had one catch for 3 yards Sunday at the Colts.
Analysis: Morgan has been replaced as a starter in favor of rookie Michael Crabtree. He did catch four passes for 62 yards in Week 7 at Houston, but Morgan should only be used in deep leagues in Week 9 against the Titans even with the good matchup.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan caught four passes for 62 yards at Houston in Week 7. He also rushed once for 6 yards. Morgan had more receiving yards than Michael Crabtree, who took some of Morgan's playing time in his first game of the year with the 49ers.
Analysis: Morgan's best two weeks of the season have come in the Niners' last two games as he caught four passes for 78 yards in the team's previous game. He might be worth a look as a low-end No. 3 Fantasy WR in the deepest of leagues when the 49ers play at the Colts in Week 8.
News: In what is stunning news out of 49ers camp, the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reports that the team will replace WR Josh Morgan with rookie Michael Crabtree in the starting lineup for their Week 7 game at Houston. Crabtree was initially slated to play on a limited basis as a slot receiver for the club. Head coach Mike Singletary said there was a "strong possibility" that Crabtree would start, and that was confirmed to the paper when Morgan said he had lost his starting role. "I'm helping him learn my position and take my position," said Morgan. "It is what it is. If he can help us win, I'm all right with that. They gave him my spot. So if he's going to be in there, I might as well help him out so I can make sure he gets it right."
Analysis: Crabtree is now worth owning in all leagues since he'll have a chance to make an immediate contribution to the Niners. Consider him a No. 3 WR in deeper leagues and a high-reward reserve in all other formats. As for Morgan, consider him nothing more than a reserve as he hasn't fully developed like we had hoped in the preseason. He should be dropped for an appealing waiver-wire option.
News: Niners WR Josh Morgan led the team in receiving Week 5 against the Falcons, catching four passes for 78 yards. He had no more than 47 yards in any of his first four games.
Analysis: The 49ers have several viable receiving options, but none have stepped up to play a consistent role on offense. You shouldn't put too much stock in this performance for Morgan, especially since the 49ers prefer to run the ball. The 49ers have a bye in Week 6, but you can leave Morgan on waivers for Week 7 at Houston.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan caught a 24-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of a Week 4 win against the Rams. Morgan made a nice grab in the end zone over two Rams defenders. He had two catches for 39 yards and was targeted six times.
Analysis: Morgan could have had two touchdowns against the Rams had he not dropped a deep pass in the first half. He beat the Rams secondary, but dropped a catchable ball at the 5-yard line. Morgan hasn't quite had the breakout season we were hoping for when the season began. He has plenty of time to make up for it, but Morgan still has low-end Fantasy appeal heading into Week 5 against the Falcons.
News: Entering the game with three catches on the season, 49ers WR Josh Morgan caught four passes for 47 yards at Minnesota in Week 3.
Analysis: Morgan continues to take baby steps toward being a useful Fantasy option but still cannot be considered as anything more than a bench option in league play. He does have an attractive matchup vs. the Rams in Week 4, and the Rams do a bad job against big-play receivers, but he's too risky to use in standard formats.
News: Niners WR Josh Morgan, a starter who caught three passes for 38 yards in Week 1, was even worse Week 2 against the Seahawks. He didn't record a reception.
Analysis: Morgan probably has the most upside of any 49ers receiver, but the team prefers to run the ball and spreads the ball around when it does pass. He could emerge as a No. 3 Fantasy WR eventually, but he's not worth starting Week 3 at Minnesota.
News: Niners WR Josh Morgan, who started opposite Isaac Bruce in the season opener Sunday at Arizona, caught just three passes for 38 yards.
Analysis: Morgan probably has the most upside of all the 49ers receivers, but the team has several viable alternatives, diluting Morgan's week-to-week potential. Keep an eye on him as the season progresses, but he's not worth starting Week 2 against the Seahawks.
News: Niners WR Isaac Bruce will face division-rival Arizona in Week 1 on the road. He had just four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown against them last season.
Analysis: Morgan didn't have a very strong preseason and these numbers don't urge you to start him in Week 1. However, we still like Morgan as a third-year breakout receiver, but he won't be considered a recommended play until he can prove productive.
News: 49ers offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye would like to see more from WR Josh Morgan, but he's not calling him a disappointment based on a slow preseason. "He is still a young, developing player," Raye said Tuesday. "I think as he continues to grow and learn from the likes of Isaac Bruce on how to prepare and how to be a professional receiver day-in and day-out. I don't totally measure it by numbers, in terms of catches in the games and what he has done to this point. I think he is on track to do what we've asked him to do. If he continues to do those things in his preparation mentally, I think you will see a flourishing, good player."
Analysis: Morgan has the chance to be a No. 4 Fantasy WR this year despite his struggles this preseason. He's still worth drafting with a late-round pick in all formats.
News: 49ers coach Mike Singletary said Monday he's been impressed with WR Josh Morgan. "Josh is doing OK," Singletary said. "There are days you come out here and say, 'Wow.' There are other days you come out here and say, 'Come on, let's go.' But he is doing OK. At the end of the day I am very excited about Josh."
Analysis: We like Morgan to challenge Isaac Bruce as the No. 1 WR in San Francisco. He is worth drafting as a No. 4 Fantasy WR with upside with a late-round pick. It appears like Morgan will remain in the starting lineup, and he could be in line for a breakout season.
News:Josh Morgan is breaking out from the 49ers' logjam at wide receiver. The second-year player continues to build on his promising rookie season and a standout spring. Now he's challenging not only for a starting position, but also to be the 49ers' No. 1 target. The 219-pound Morgan's combination of size, strength, speed and sticky hands was on display Sunday when he hauled in a deep pass from quarterback Alex Smith and broke free from a defender for a scrimmage touchdown. It's the kind of thing Morgan has been doing since he arrived in San Francisco last year. He broke into the starting lineup during the preseason and quickly established himself as a playmaker before a staph infection and groin tear limited his playing time. He's healthy now, however, and he's trying to lead the way. "For a big-bodied guy his size, for a big receiver, he has excellent explosion," offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye said. "He doesn't look like he would have that kind of explosion, but he's an explosive guy and a great leaper. His circumference range, because of his arms, is very good. He can get to some balls with extension that some guys can't. So his progress has been good and he's doing a good job."
Analysis: Morgan has done well this offseason and is very likely earn a starting spot opposite Isaac Bruce, especially while rookie Michael Crabtree continues to hold out. Keep an eye on how Morgan does during training camp, but glowing reports like this will continue to help. Morgan is worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues as a No. 4 Fantasy WR, but he's rising up Fantasy rank lists everywhere.
News: According to The Sports Xchange, 49ers WR Josh Morgan could replace Isaac Bruce as the No. 1 option in the passing game. The report says "Morgan showed a lot of promise as a rookie, but injuries kept him from taking on the kind of role the 49ers had envisioned. This offseason, Morgan has clearly been the 49ers' best WR. He has a chance to have a breakout year as Bruce has shown no eagerness to be around the team. Bruce, the 49ers' leading WR last year, only appeared for the team's one mandatory minicamp."
Analysis: We still think Bruce will show up during training camp and perform at a high level, but Morgan is definitely worth drafting with a late-round pick in deeper formats as a No. 4 Fantasy WR. Bruce should be considered a No. 3 option, and as long as Shaun Hill or Alex Smith can play well, the 49ers passing attack should improve.
News: The Press Democrat reports 49ers WR Arnaz Battle continues to rehab a foot injury during the offseason that forced him out of the final half of last season. The report also says that Battle, in the final year of his contract, might have trouble making the team. In an unofficial depth chart, Battle is behind Josh Morgan, Isaac Bruce, Michael Crabtree, Brandon Jones and Jason Hill.
Analysis: We'd be surprised if Battle didn't make the team, but he has minimal Fantasy value this year. Ignore him on Draft Day.
News: According to the Sacramento Bee 49ers WR Josh Morgan is having a good offseason. The paper says "you might say that Morgan has been the offensive star of the team's OTAs this week."
Analysis: Morgan is competing for a starting spot with the 49ers in what should be a good battle. Isaac Bruce should be one starting receiver, but Morgan will compete with rookie Michael Crabtree and Jason Hill. We like Crabtree to win the job, but Morgan could make it hard for that to happen if he's playing like this. Continue to monitor how Morgan does in the offseason because he could be worth a late-round pick.
News: The 49ers selected Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree with the 10th overall pick in the 2009 draft, and his arrival in San Francisco combined with Isaac Bruce's decision to stay active means that reps could be tough to come by this season for young wideouts Josh Morgan and Jason Hill. Both Morgan and Hill were fairly productive last season for the club and have a lot of potential (Morgan especially).
Analysis: Now, Morgan and Hill will fight for playing time in training camp this summer. Both might even struggle to find the field for the Niners, who didn't expect to have Crabtree fall to them on Draft Day. Both players are no better than late-round fliers in deeper Fantasy drafts this summer. Keep them off of standard rosters and look to them off the waiver wire if they post moderate stats on a regular basis.
News: San Francisco WR Josh Morgan finished his rookie season in Week 17's win over Washington with three catches for 50 yards to lead the team.
Analysis: Is this a preview of things to come? Morgan had a decent rookie year with 20 catches for 319 yards and three touchdowns and could be in line to become the team's top option in 2009 should Isaac Bruce leave or retire. The 49ers should be a better offense in 2009 and that could make Morgan an excellent late-round flier or sleeper pick.
News: Niners WR Josh Morgan, who had gone five games without a single reception, caught a 48-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter Week 17 at St. Louis. He finished with two catches for 55 yards.
Analysis: Morgan has some upside, and he missed part of that five-game drought with injuries. Still, you obviously can't count on him for consistent Fantasy production. Leave him on waivers for Week 17 against the Redskins.
News: The 49ers have announced the inactives for their Week 13 game at Buffalo. Not in uniform will be: QB Jamie Martin (third QB), DB Allen Rossum (ankle), DB Reggie Smith (coach's decision), DB Dashon Goldson (knee), WR Arnaz Battle (foot) and WR Josh Morgan (groin).
Analysis: Battle is the only guy in this list with any Fantasy value, and his is very minimal. Continue to ignore all these guys for the foreseeable future.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan (groin), WR Arnaz Battle (foot) and DB Dashon Goldson (knee) have all been ruled out for Week 12 at Dallas.
Analysis: Morgan had come on as of late and was gaining Fantasy momentum before this injury popped up. He and Battle are just low-end Fantasy WRs when healthy. Goldson has little to no value. Keep them reserved Week 12.
News: Niners WR Josh Morgan, who missed Week 11 because of a groin injury, missed practice Wednesday because of the same injury as the team prepares for Week 12 at Dallas.
Analysis: Morgan has two touchdowns in his last three games, earning him some minimal Fantasy appeal. He's still an inconsistent target on an inconsistent offense, though, so he didn't deserve to start in most leagues even before this injury. Keep him reserved.
News: The 49ers listed WR Josh Morgan among their inactives for Week 11, meaning he won't play against the Rams. The 49ers had ruled him out earlier in the week because of a groin injury.
Analysis: Morgan has two touchdowns in his last three games, earning him some minimal Fantasy appeal. He's still an inconsistent target on an inconsistent offense, though, so he didn't deserve to start in most leagues even before this injury. Obviously, reserve him now and track his progress leading up to Week 12 at Dallas.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan (groin) has been ruled out for Week 11 vs. St. Louis. Morgan was active Week 10 against the Cardinals and even had a 31-yard touchdown catch.
Analysis: Morgan bounced back in Week 10 after being held off the stat sheet Week 9 against the Seahawks. He has two touchdowns in his last three games and is all of a sudden a key part of the 49ers' passing offense after he was pretty much non-existent in the first few weeks of the season. The rookie out of Virginia Tech is a developing wideout, but remains more of a low-end Fantasy option when healthy. Obviously, keep him reserved Week 11.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan caught four passes for 54 yards during a Week 10 loss to the Cardinals. The 49ers had gone ahead 14-3 on Morgan's juggling catch of Shaun Hill's 31-yard touchdown pass with 14:13 left in the half. It was Morgan's longest catch of the game and he was targeted eight times in the game.
Analysis: Morgan bounced back in Week 10 after being held off the stat sheet Week 9 against the Seahawks. He has two touchdowns in his last three games and is all of a sudden a key part of the 49ers' passing offense after he was pretty much non-existent in the first few weeks of the season. The rookie out of Virginia Tech is a developing wideout, but remains more of a low-end Fantasy option at this time. The 49ers play the Rams Week 11.
News: Niners WR Josh Morgan, who started Week 8 against the Seahawks after catching five passes for 86 yards and a touchdown in Week 7, went without a single catch. He didn't even touch the ball on offense.
Analysis: The 49ers have had a few wide receivers step up one week only to disappear the next, so Morgan clearly just falls in line with the rest of them. Until he can start producing consistent numbers, he probably doesn't deserve a roster spot in Fantasy. The 49ers have a bye in Week 9 before visiting the Cardinals in Week 10.
News: The 49ers declared WR Josh Morgan active for Week 8 against the Seahawks. A groin injury limited him in practice during the week. Morgan caught five passes for 86 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown, in Week 7.
Analysis: Morgan developed a good rapport with QB J.T. O'Sullivan this preseason, and he finally started to make an impact in Week 7. The 49ers have a few other decent receivers, so you shouldn't consider Morgan a go-to guy just yet. He looks like a decent sleeper, though, if you need a wide receiver at the last minute.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan (groin) is listed as probable for Week 8 vs. Seattle. He went through a full practice Friday after limited reps Thursday and sitting out Wednesday. Niners QB J.T. O'Sullivan threw more passes to Morgan in Week 7 at the N.Y. Giants than he did to any other receiver. Morgan caught five passes for 86 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown. He was thrown to 10 times in the game.
Analysis: Morgan and Sullivan had developed a good rapport in the preseason, but the Niners had not been featuring the rookie much yet this season. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz seemed to make it a priority in Week 7. That may or may not turn into a trend the rest of the season, but it's worth keeping tabs on. Morgan will play Week 8, but is still a low-end Fantasy WR.
News: Niners QB J.T. O'Sullivan threw more passes to rookie Josh Morgan in Week 7 at the N.Y. Giants than he did to any other receiver. Morgan caught five passes for 86 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown. He was thrown to 10 times in the game.
Analysis: Morgan and Sullivan had developed a good rapport in the preseason, but the Niners had not been featuring the rookie much yet this season. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz seemed to make it a priority in Week 7. That may or may not turn into a trend the rest of the season, but it at least makes him worth scooping up off the waiver wire in the hopes it continues. He has some appeal as a bye week replacement for Week 8 against Seattle in large formats.
News: San Francisco rookie WR Josh Morgan caught just one pass on Sunday in Week 6 against the Eagles. That pass went for 25 yards.
Analysis: Morgan is nothing more than a reserve WR with the 49ers and should be ignored in all formats heading into Week vs. the Giants in New York.
News: 49ers WR Josh Morgan caught two passes for 13 yards in a Week 5 loss to the Patriots.
Analysis: Morgan is nothing more than a reserve WR with the 49ers and should be ignored in all formats heading into Week 6 vs. the Eagles.
News: According to The Sports Xchange, 49ers WR Josh Morgan said he feels as if he's at full strength after losing 15 pounds with a staph infection that the team had managed to keep quiet for approximately a month. Morgan had one catch for 18 yards in last week's game against the Lions. He would get the starting assignment Week 4 against the Saints if Bryant Johnson is unable to play due to a hamstring injury.
Analysis: Morgan is a nice fit in the Mike Martz offense and could make a push for a starting job later this season. The staph infection explains why he has only two catches so far. Consider him a decent low-end sleeper if Johnson winds up on the inactive list.
News: Niners WR Josh Morgan caught one pass for 18 yards in Week 3 against Detroit. He was one of eight players to catch a pass.
Analysis: Morgan has just two catches this season and while the rookie has some promise and long-term potential, he currently is not in a role to help Fantasy owners. Leave him on the waiver wire in all leagues.
News: San Francisco WR Josh Morgan caught one pass for 8 yards on Sunday against the Seahawks. It was the first reception of his NFL career.
Analysis: Morgan is a rookie with upside and he could see increased production as the year goes on. Still, he's not a recommended option for Fantasy Week 3.
News: San Francisco had several players sub into Sunday's Week 1 game against Arizona who did not record a stat. WR Josh Morgan, RB Michael Robinson, TE Delanie Walker and WR Jason Hill all were held without a stat.
Analysis: Morgan is a rookie with upside and he could see increased production as the year goes on. None of the other aforementioned players have any Fantasy relevance at this time.
News: While Isaac Bruce will start on one side of the field for the Niners, the other starting wideout is still a question mark. The Sacramento Bee reports it's down to veteran Bryant Johnson and rookie Josh Morgan at the 'X' spot. Johnson played in one preseason game and had three catches for 41 yards, while Morgan was a preseason darling catching nine passes for 182 yards and a touchdown over four games.
Analysis: No matter who gets the nod, neither receiver would be better than a low-end sleeper for Week 1, even with the Niners hosting Arizona. Keep Johnson and Morgan benched in all leagues for now. They do serve some value on the bench as a receiver in a Mike Martz-led offense.
News:49ers WR Josh Morgan caught five passes for 114 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown pass from J.T. O'Sullivan, in Saturday's preseason game against Green Bay.
Analysis: Morgan has opened up some eyes in training camp and it is looking more than likely that he'll be able to win a job. Heck, he may even win a starting job at this rate. A physical receiver out of Virginia Tech, Morgan could be a decent sleeper in rookie drafts because of the offense he will play in for the 49ers. With offensive coordinator Mike Martz calling plays, Morgan could catch on as a No. 4 receiver and make some plays. Don't plan on drafting Morgan in seasonal leagues, but in rookie drafts Morgan could be a late-round option.
News:The Sports Xchange notes that Josh Morgan is doing a fantastic job as a newcomer in training camp for the 49ers. He got the start in the exhibition opener with Bryant Johnson out with a hamstring injury. Morgan came through with four receptions for 68 yards, making several nice catches in traffic. When he was out of action in the second half, he stood on the sideline and visualized he was running routes against the Raiders' defense.
Analysis: Morgan has opened up some eyes in training camp, but he'll still have to work hard to win a job out of the preseason. A physical receiver out of Virginia Tech, Morgan could be a decent sleeper in rookie drafts because of the offense he will play in for the 49ers. With offensive coordinator Mike Martz calling plays, Morgan could catch on as a No. 4 receiver and make some plays. Don't plan on drafting Morgan in seasonal leagues, but in rookie drafts Morgan could be a late-round option.
News:Josh Morgan, a sixth-round draft pick from Virginia Tech, is having a productive camp. When he's not making plays, at practice, he's usually asking for tips from veterans such as Isaac Bruce according to the San Jose Mercury News . "You don't want to be that annoying little rookie," Morgan said. "But you definitely want to pick their brain and see what they have to say -- get their opinion on a lot of things."
Analysis: Morgan has opened up some eyes in training camp, but he'll have to work to win a job out of the preseason. A physical receiver out of Virginia Tech, Morgan could be a decent sleeper in rookie drafts because of the offense he will play in for the 49ers. With offensive coordinator Mike Martz calling plays, Morgan could catch on as a No. 4 receiver and make some plays. Don't plan on drafting Morgan in seasonal leagues, but in rookie drafts Morgan could be a late-round option.
News: 49ers rookie WR Josh Morgan continues to make strides in training camp. He has opened the eyes of head coach Mike Nolan. "He's caught a lot of balls, so he has made a good impression," Nolan said. "He's done a very good job, and he's working hard. ... It would be nice if he factors in because he's certainly done a very nice job for three days and five practices."
Analysis: A physical receiver out of Virginia Tech, Morgan could be a decent sleeper in rookie drafts because of the offense he will play in for the 49ers. With offensive coordinator Mike Martz calling plays, Morgan could catch on as a No. 4 receiver and make some plays. Don't plan on drafting Morgan in seasonal leagues, but in rookie drafts Morgan could be a late-round option.
News: One of the most impressive rookies during the 49ers' organized team activities (OTAs) has been WR Josh Morgan, a sixth-round selection out of Virginia Tech, reports the Sacramento Bee. "A lot of talent," coach Mike Nolan said of Morgan. "He's very raw. This week he's made significant progress. He's got some real upside." Morgan is the type of wide receiver Nolan tends to favor. At 220 pounds, he has the heft to outmuscle defensive backs and to block downfield. He also is fast. So far, Morgan's performance has been similar to third-round pick Jason Hill's preseason work last year. "He catches your eye," Nolan said of Morgan. "He looks the part, for one."
Analysis: Morgan could be a decent sleeper in rookie drafts because of the offense he will play in for the 49ers. With offensive coordinator Mike Martz calling plays, Morgan could catch on as a No. 4 receiver and make some plays. Don't plan on drafting Morgan in seasonal leagues, but in rookie drafts Morgan could be a late-round option.
News: The 49ers went for defense with their latter picks in the 2008 NFL Draft. San Francisco took DB Reggie Smith from Oklahoma in the third round, WR Josh Morgan from Virgina Tech in the sixth round and LB Larry Grant from Ohio State in the seventh round. Smith has a chance to play in the secondary right away, Morgan will likely find a role on special teams and Grant will also play on special teams if he makes the team.
Analysis: None of these players have immediate Fantasy value. Only Smith would be worth drafting late in IDP leagues if he is given guaranteed playing time.