According to Akash Anavarathan of Niners Nation, head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Brock Purdy “would have to melt in practice to lose the starting job” for the San Francisco 49ers.
Fantasy Impact: This is high praise considering Shanahan’s past in regard to guaranteeing anyone’s certainty as a starter, especially Jimmy Garoppolo’s. Purdy was cleared as well to practice without off days and could play in the preseason, strong signs regarding his health and availability for the regular season. In Purdy’s five starts, he threw for 1,098 yards, 11 touchdowns and just two picks – finishing as the fantasy QB6 over that five-week span. With certainty as a starter, promising health and an abundance of weapons, his current ADP of QB21 feels like a potential steal.