The San Francisco 49ers are looking to rebound after getting shellacked in Seattle, and couldn't ask for a more friendly matchup. The Arizona Cardinals are starting their fourth QB of the season and just want the nightmare to end. In order to help you set the optimal playoff lineup, we've got player projections courtesy of numberFire.
Brian Hoyer, come on down. The former Patriot is getting the start after coming in for a benched Ryan Lindley last weeks. Expectations are rock bottom, so all fantasy owners ask is that he gets the ball to Larry Fitzgerald once in a while. The silver lining is that the Niners defense has fallen apart since losing Justin Smith, surrendering 73 points in the last six quarters.
San Francisco 49ers
The Niners still need a win to secure the NFC West and a first round bye, so don't expect them to sit their starters unless the game gets out of hand early. Colin Kaepernick and Frank Gore in particular are looking to rebound after being held in check last week. A friendly Candlestick crowd will help.