San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been up and down throughout his brief career, with some impressive highs and ugly lows. In Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals, he managed to show a little bit of both in the 49ers wild 36-26 comeback win.
Garoppolo got off to a slow start, completing one of four passes. The 49ers were slow out of the gate on both sides of the ball and found themselves trailing 16-0. The 49ers got things going in the second quarter, and Garoppolo was a big reason for it. The running game could not get going with any consistency, but Garoppolo stepped up in spite of missing George Kittle and Matt Breida, and having a banged up Emmanuel Sanders.
Garoppolo finished the game throwing for 424 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. He continues to make bad mistakes, with both touchdowns coming in the red zone, and the first coming on what is becoming a patented hideous mistake once per game. Fortunately for the 49ers, he cleaned things up after his second interception and put together the kind of drive for which they’re paying him nine figures. Garoppolo guided the 49ers 65 yards on eight plays in 1:41 and completed a 30-yard catch-and-run pass to Jeff Wilson got the game-winning score.
Garoppolo finished the day with 34.66 DKFP, which was the second highest performance among all players on DraftKings in Week 11. In traditional fantasy, he was the fourth highest scoring quarterback, behind Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, and Dak Prescott.