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Fred Warner earns top PFF grade in 49ers’ win over Packers

Nov 25, 2019 at 3:50 PM--

Fred Warner's performance against the Green Bay Packers impressed the folks over at Pro Football Focus. The San Francisco 49ers' second-year linebacker earned the game's highest grade (92.9, a career-high) from the analytics site, and he was one of three Niners to land on PFF's Team of the Week.

Safety Jimmie Ward, the game's second-highest graded player, and tight end George Kittle, the highest-graded offensive player, were the other two 49ers to make the team.

"Warner played at a different speed than everyone on the football field Sunday night," wrote the PFF analytics team. "Not only did he lead all off-ball linebackers in overall grade in Week 12, but he led all defensive players, as well. Warner earned a 92.9 overall grade against Green Bay, recording three total pressures and nine defensive stops in the process."

Warner's impact on the game was very noticeable, even to non-analytics experts.

"Fred has been unbelievable all year," head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Sunday night. "Today, [...] every time I looked up, he was making plays. Going sideline to sideline being able to make some big hits and not get penalties while doing it.

"And, what he does just from getting us in the right call standpoint, he's unbelievable. We've got a bunch of checks, mix our scheme up a lot, and Fred doesn't make a mistake all game."

Below are the five highest-graded 49ers players on offense against the Packers.

  • George Kittle, TE (90.8)
  • Jimmy Garoppolo, QB (78.1)
  • Mike McGlinchey, RT (75.7)
  • Daniel Brunskill, LT (72.9)
  • Weston Richburg, C (72.3)

Below are the five highest-graded 49ers players on defense.

  • Fred Warner, LB (92.9)
  • Jimmie Ward, FS (91.4)
  • Nick Bosa, DE (83.0)
  • Elijah Lee, LB (74.7)
  • Arik Armstead, DE (74.7)

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