49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb) expected to start in Week 18

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb) is expected to start Week 18's game against the Los Angeles Rams.

What It Means:

Garoppolo is officially listed as questionable after being limited in each of the 49ers' three practices during the week. San Francisco did not elevate a quarterback from their practice squad ahead of Sunday's showdown with the Rams. Garoppolo is reportedly expected to start with Trey Lance returning to a backup role.

The 49ers are 4.5-point underdogs against the Rams in Week 18. Their implied team total of 20.0 FanDuel points is the tenth-lowest team total on Sunday's main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.