San Francisco 49ers: Which Players Have Fantasy Value?

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Jan 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) celebrates his touchdown with tight end Vernon Davis (85) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 NFL season is around the corner, and that means fantasy football is coming. And, it means it’s time for fans to start their annual fantasy preparations.

Every year, fantasy owners are tasked which players will light up the stat sheet. When players light up the stat sheet, they gain points in fantasy football. NFL players aren’t too concerned about fantasy football, but fantasy owners everywhere read magazines and watch highlights to analyze which players they should pursue.

Fans are often tempted to take players from their favorite team, and sometimes, it works out. However, it often backfires. It’s best to know how well a player will do before spending a valuable draft pick on him.

Which San Francisco 49ers players should be targeted in fantasy football, and when should they be targeted?

Note: The defense is analyzed as a unit because most leagues don’t use individual defensive players.