News: Borland (ankle) didn't take part in practice Thursday, the 49ers' official site reports.
Impact: With two absences from practice in his back pocket this week, Borland's availability for Saturday's game against the Chargers is certainly in question. Alas, IDP owners still involved in the fantasy postseason should continue to watch his status closely, as he's averaged 12.9 tackles per game over the last seven contests.
News: Crabtree (knee) was a limited practice participant Thursday, the 49ers' official site reports.
Impact: Crabtree bumped up from no activity Wednesday, placing him on a path to active status Saturday versus the Chargers. While he has averaged only 9.9 YPC over the last five contests, San Diego's defense can be exploited, after giving up five touchdown catches to wide receivers in the past four games.
News: Gore (concussion) was limited in practice Thursday, CSN Bay Area reports.
Impact: According to coach Jim Harbaugh, Gore is in line to return to action Saturday versus the Chargers. However, he must emerge from the league's concussion protocol in order to do so, which is no guarantee considering their murky nature. As a result, keep a close eye on his status in advance of Saturday's 8:25 PM ET kickoff.
News: Gore continues to go through the league's concussion protocol but is on track to play Saturday against the Chargers, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
Impact: Gore was expected to take a test Thursday, but if the schedule was upheld, he has yet to gain clearance for contact. The short week isn't helping his cause, either, meaning owners should monitor his status with a watchful eye to ensure he suits up in Week 16.