According to csnbayarea.com, 49ers WR Stevie Johnson “is the front-runner for the No. 3 job” in San Francisco in 2014, but “he will have to clearly win the job due to his scheduled $3.925 million pay for the season.”
SMITTY: Rookie Bruce Ellington is a player to monitor in this WR3 battle. Colin Kaepernick has an underrated group of receivers heading into this upcoming season, of course led by high-end talents Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis and then Anquan Boldin. OC Greg Roman has already hinted that his team should throw more in 2014, and with Kaep scheduled to dance for about 500 and 5TDs on the ground each year, he is starting to shape into an underrated fantasy QB1. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?