The San Francisco 49ers beat the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9 Thursday Night Football, and the game was keyed by Jimmy Garoppolo. He has had some solid enough performances this season, but he was downright dominant in making some huge throws in the 49ers victory.
Garoppolo also paid out big for fantasy football and DFS players. He threw for a season-high 317 yards and had his first career four-touchdown performance. For DraftKings Showdown players, Jimmy G led all performers with 31.88 DKFP.
Garoppolo has been up and down this season, so seeing him break out — even against a shaky Cardinals defense — was a big deal. It does not make him a weekly must start, but he has some choice matchups moving forward. The 49ers face the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10 on Monday Night Football followed by a home game against the Cardinals. Both line up as strong opportunities for Garoppolo to build on this game.
It gets a little more difficult after that, with the 49ers hosting Green Bay, and then traveling to Baltimore and New Orleans. That New Orleans game is the first week of most playoff weeks. However, if you advance to your semifinals, you get Garoppolo vs. an abysmal Atlanta Falcons defense. There’s some value to be had in the next month and a half.