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Content: -ups Cheap San Francisco 49ers Hats , drops for Week 5 There isn’t much to note as far as fantasy pick-ups for Week 5. With us figuring out who C.J. Beathard’s favorite target outside of George Kittle is, there’s no sure things on the San Francisco 49ers. We’ll jump into some pickups in the NFL at large, but not this week. There are still some considerations and starts to make in anticipation of the matchup against a bad Arizona Cardinals squad. Let’s take a look. As always, percentage owned numbers are based on Yahoo! leagues.Pick-ups49ers D/STWeek 4 stats: 29 PA, one interception, one touchdownMany of you have asked if we would even consider starting the 49ers D/ST against a bad, BAD Arizona Cardinals team. Our answer is: It depends. Now, before we go further, that’s not a good answer for a fantasy pick-up. If your league is scored using only points allowed by the D/ST, and you are hurting for a streaming defense, be it waiver positioning, a drought of teams Cheap San Francisco 49ers Hoodie , or a deep league, then maybe--and we say this with little confidence--maybe the 49er D/ST is an option this week. If your league awards points for sacks and interceptions (or in mine where you get a lot of points for a defense performing well), then stay far, far away from this. The 49ers will not generate enough of anything to be a game-changer. There are much worse defenses to pick up this week, and if you are desperate, the 49ers can be plugged in to hold down the fort in a crucial bye. But a lot of things need to be going against you to even consider this (like every team having two D/ST’s on their roster which is questionable to say the least). Pick up or don’t pick up: Don’t pick them up. Must-Start Status AlertGeorge Kittle% Owned: 88Week 4 stats: 6 receptions, 125 yards, one touchdownMr. Kittle’s and bits has gone from a sleeper draft choice, to a big pickup, to a must-start now that C.J. Beathard is chucking the ball to him. None of Beathard’s pass-catchers are standing out and we all know Garrett Celek isn’t going to do anything with his opportunities besides bat away potential touchdown passes. The 49ers get the Arizona Cardinals this week. As I’ve said, a bad Cardinals team. Slot Kittle in as your tight end this week if you haven’t already. And if you’re one of those lucky ones who have both Kittle and say Travis Kelce/Rob Gronkowski/Zach Ertz, put Kittle in as your flex (if allowed). Yes Cheap Custom San Francisco 49ers Jerseys , he’s going to go off that much. We said last week Kittle was in must-start status and he didn’t disappoint. The Cardinals are much, much worse than the Chargers. Start with confidence. The only time Kittle should be benched is if your league rules do not allow you to flex him when having one of the above three tight ends.Pick up or don’t pick up: 88 percent? Some people haven’t pounced? If he’s available in your league GRAB HIM! START HIM!Fool’s goldAll of the 49ers wide receivers% Owned: Don’t get us started (again)Another week where none of the wide receivers outside of Kendrick Bourne do much of anything. We said wait a couple weeks and we weren’t kidding. If Sunday’s performance means anything, you may want to look at dropping them all. We say wait another week. The 49ers wide receivers are dealing with injuries and C.J. Beathard is trying to find a go-to pass catcher. For now, that’s Kittle, but defenses are going to figure that part out and he’ll have to go to the wide receivers. Give them another week, then drop accordingly, starting with Pierre Gar莽on. Drop or don’t drop: Wait one more week. Reuben Foster spent the first two weeks of the football season being a fan, cheering on his San Francisco 49ers teammates from his couch while serving a two-game suspension.When he got the chance to rejoin his teammates this past Monday, he was ready to celebrate."It was like a holiday," Foster said Thursday. "It was just like a holiday just knowing I could come back and play the game I love for real. I'm happy that I'm playing the cards right off the field and on the field."The end of the suspension for violating the NFL's policies on substance abuse and personal conduct closes a difficult stretch for Foster that had him spending much of the offseason dealing with legal issues rather than preparing for his second season in the NFL.He was charged in January in Alabama with second-degree marijuana possession. That charge was eventually dismissed after he completed a first-time offender diversion course.Foster then faced more serious charges for an incident in California in February. He was initially charged in April with felonies for domestic violence, making criminal threats and weapons possession after being accused of beating up his ex-girlfriend.A judge ruled there was no probable cause on the first two charges after the ex-girlfriend recanted the allegations and the judge found no other evidence to support the charges. The weapons charge was reduced to a misdemeanor and Foster pleaded no contest to that in June.He was sentenced to two years' probation, 232 hours of community service Nick Mullens 49ers Jersey , and $235 in fines.After dealing with all that and then a suspension, Foster is wary of being too amped when he finally gets a chance to be back on the field."I got to be real cautious about being too excited this week on my first day back," he said. "Getting overwhelmed is very easy. I do that every time. Even if you all don't see it, I do it a lot."Having Foster back Sunday will be key when the 49ers (1-1) face the potent Kansas City Chiefs (2-0). With Andy Reid's offense featuring a promising young quarterback in Patrick Mahomes, speedy playmakers like Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt and a threat at tight end in Travis Kelce, the Niners will have their hands full.Kansas City leads the NFL with 80 points through two games, thanks to 10 touchdown passes by Mahomes, and is second in the NFL averaging 7.44 yards per play."They do a lot of stuff," defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said. "They mess with your eyes. They've got a lot of different jet sweeps and movement. They've got a very good vertical pass game. They've got a good run game. So, you never know what they're going to do when they break the huddle and you've got to be ready, basically ready for everything."With Foster returning this week and Malcolm Smith recovered from a hamstring injury that sidelined him the first two weeks, the 49ers have decisions to make at linebacker for Sunday's game.Rookie Fred Warner has played middle linebacker the first two weeks and fared well in the difficult role of calling the defense. Warner has 19 solo tackles Nick Mullens Jersey , three assists and a forced fumble through two games."I've seen a dog in Fred. I've seen a real dog, a mature man who goes about his business," Foster said. "I really salute him for that and pride him for stepping up and taking control of the defense. I've worn the green sticker and it's really hard to wear the green sticker. I'm really proud of him."The 49ers haven't said whether Warner will remain in the middle with the green dot on his helmet signaling he's getting the defensive calls or which linebackers will start.But with Foster showing promise last year as a rookie with 72 tackles in 10 games, and Warner delivering early this season, the 49ers appear to have the makings of a capable duo at the two inside linebacker positions."They're both instinctual and they trust what they see," cornerback Richard Sherman said. "That's a big part of this game, just being able to play fast and seeing something and being able to react to what they see. There are a lot of guys who can be smart on paper or see it on film. Going out and translating it is difficult for a lot of guys and those two do it as well as anybody."NOTES: Sherman missed practice with a heel injury. Sherman had surgery on both Achilles tendons in the past year. ... S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) and G Joshua Garnett (toe) also didn't practice.