George Kittle 49ers Alfred Morris Jersey , Matt Breida named to PFF 1st quarter All Pro team The San Francisco 49ers are facing problems on both sides of the ball after one quarter of the season, but they have had some big breakthroughs out of the gate as well. They might not be making the playoffs in 2018, but if Jimmy Garoppolo bounces back from his torn ACL next season, the offense is finding some weapons that will put it in a position to take a big step forward.PFF put together their first quarter All Pro team, and the 49ers have a couple names on the list. Running back Matt Breida was listed as an honorable mention behind New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara, and George Kittle earned the All Pro nod at tight end.Breida remains a solid dual threat, and has improved considerably from his rookie season. He is third in the NFL in rushing, but is first in yards per carry (7.6). More importantly, we are seeing improvement as a pass catcher. Last season, Football Outsiders ranked him 37th in DYAR as a pass catcher. This season http://www.49erscheapshops....win-jersey , he currently ranks 17th. Breida was going to have a significant role this season, but Jerick McKinnon’s injury opened a door he has bounded through.Meanwhile, Kittle is on pace for a monster season. A year ago, he had 43 receptions, 515 yards, and two touchdowns. Through four games, he has 18 receptions, 316 yards, and a touchdown. I don’t expect him to remain on a pace for 72 receptions and 1,264 yards Cheap Ahkello Witherspoon Jersey , but he appears to be making an early leap.Honorable mention behind Kittle was O.J. Howard who is now out two-to-four weeks with an MCL sprain. Howard leads all tight ends with 2.88 yards per route, while Kittle is second at 2.87.This weekend, the 49ers host an Arizona Cardinals defense that has been fairly solid for the most part. However, they are below average when it comes to defending both tight ends and running backs. Football Outsiders ranks them 23rd against tight ends and 19th against running backs. Kittle and Breida have been the two most effective weapons on the 49ers offense. I suspect Kyle Shanahan will look to continue making them a focus in Week 5. Phillip Lindsay provided the NFL with its best feel-good story of the season and the Denver Broncos with a rough-and-tumble identity before an injury epidemic spoiled their playoff plans.The undersized, overlooked running back from the University of Colorado made history and forced all 32 of the league's teams to question why they didn't draft him.What he won't get to do is chase a rookie record this weekend or play in the Pro Bowl next month after a second opinion Wednesday revealed Lindsay needs surgery on his injured right wrist, which he injured Monday night in Oakland, and will require up to four months of rehab."To go out that way is not good for him, but it doesn't take from the year he's had," Broncos coach Vance Joseph said. "He's had a great year. He's a great find for this football team and moving forward, he's going to be a great player for this franchise."We all know what he did this year."Nothing less than provide the Broncos an identity."I think one thing Phillip does a really nice job of being himself http://www.49erscheapshops....tle-jersey ," tight end Matt LaCosse said. "He provides an energy to this offense that's organic and natural for him. And I think that's something that's underrated in this league is just the energy a player can bring and the enthusiasm."It wasn't just the offense that benefited from Lindsay's charisma."His type of energy is contagious," safety Justin Simmons said. "You see him get a big run and you see him energetic whether that was talking smack or whatnot. That's the type of guy you want to bring into a dogfight."Just 5-foot-8, Lindsay was overlooked in the 2018 draft after being snubbed from the NFL combine. He chose to sign with his hometown Broncos largely for the chance to stay in his parents' basement and save some money.Lindsay outshined the much-praised 2018 draft class of Broncos general manager John Elway, who drafted two other running backs.Lindsay's infectious energy helped him earn a roster spot and later helped him supplant third-round draft pick Royce Freeman as the Broncos' featured back.Lindsay rushed for 1,037 yards and nine touchdowns with a 5.4-yard average and caught 35 passes for 241 yards and a TD, earning him the distinction of becoming the first undrafted offensive rookie ever to earn a Pro Bowl selection.He got hurt Monday night at Oakland and an MRI on Christmas morning revealed ligament damage and a possible scaphoid fracture. A second test Wednesday confirmed that an operation was necessary, which will deny Lindsay the chance to play in the Pro Bowl next month and the opportunity to break the NFL record for most rushing yards by an undrafted NFL rookie.Lindsay finished 67 yards shy of the mark set by Dominic Rhodes of the Indianapolis Colts in 2001.Fellow rookie Royce Freeman, a third-round pick from the University of Oregon, and veteran Devontae Booker will share snaps when the Broncos (6-9) host the Chargers (11-4) Sunday.Simmons said it's a shame, but predicted Lindsay will have many more opportunities like those."This is not going to set him back in any shape http://www.49erscheapshops....son-jersey , form or matter," Simmons said. "He's going to come back even stronger, hungrier."Notes: CB Bradley Roby said tight end-turned-ESPN booth analyst Jason Witten wrongly accused him of quitting on his team late in the game Monday night when he didn't chase down the ball carrier, instead staying engaged with his receiver away from the play. "It was really a mistake. I thought the play was over," Roby said. "But for him to stay that it just made me mad. I have kids that I go to see at the Children's Hospital that have cancer and are paralyzed and I tell him, 'Don't quit.'"