San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel backed up last week's fantasy week-winning performance with another one in the team's 28-16 home win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The dual-threat dynamo posted 149 yards receiving and a touchdown on seven catches of nine targets, the latter of which tied Brandon Aiyuk for the team lead. He also scored a one-yard touchdown on his only carry of the day. Samuel is on quite the heater, having racked up seven touchdowns over his last five games. Stick with him in Week 15 when he goes to Arizona to take on a decent Cardinals pass defense coming off its bye.
Dec 11, 2023 1:09 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel heads into Sunday's home matchup against the Seattle Seahawks with momentum. Last week, Samuel won games for fantasy managers by catching four of four targets for 116 yards and two touchdowns to go with three carries for 22 yards and another touchdown. In the showdown with the Eagles, Samuel obliterated the same defense he had been smack-talking for months with huge plays after the catch. He's now scored five touchdowns in the last four games, including one against these same Seahawks in Week 12. The matchup is good -- Seattle has allowed the eighth-most points to fantasy receivers -- but it remains difficult to predict which of San Francisco's many talented pass-catchers will star. As the 49ers' current hot hand, Samuel checks in near his teammate Brandon Aiyuk on the WR1/WR2 border.
Dec 9, 2023 3:30 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel backed up a lot of smack talk in a 43-19 victory over the Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday. The 27-year-old had been publicly doubting the skills of the Eagles secondary in the media for months, so Sunday was a good day for a four-catch, 116-yard, two-touchdown performance. Samuel also had it going on the ground, taking three carries for 22 yards and another touchdown. His two receiving touchdowns were a season-high and he's now scored three rushing touchdowns in his last four games. Samuel is tough to predict because unlike the week-to-week matchup-based uncertainty surrounding many of the receivers near him in the rankings, Samuel's biggest obstacle to consistency is the production of his teammates. The 49ers' uber-talented pass attack will meet the bottom-10 Seattle Seahawks pass defense at Levi's Stadium in Week 14.
Dec 4, 2023 3:05 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel's usage in the passing game spiked last week in a 31-13 win at the Seattle Seahawks. The dual-threat dynamo led San Francisco with nine targets and turned them into seven catches for 79 yards while adding 15 yards and a touchdown on four carries. Samuel hadn't exceeded four targets in the six games preceding. He has a good matchup in Week 13 as the team travels to Philadelphia to take on the 10-1 Eagles in a blockbuster matchup on Sunday. Philadelphia is the worst in the NFL at limiting fantasy wide receivers, allowing a whopping 30 standard points per game to the position. Part of the reason is that their rush defense is third-best in the league, causing a pass funnel for opponents, so it could be hard to find traction on any carries Samuel gets. Look for the 49ers to get creative with a gadget play or two involving Samuel as they scheme for an edge against their toughest opponent yet. He'll be a fringe WR1 with momentum and a matchup boost.
Dec 2, 2023 4:49 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel came through with a solid performance for fantasy managers on Thanksgiving in the team's 31-13 win at the rival Seahawks. Samuel caught seven of nine targets for 79 yards and added four carries for 15 yards including a two-yard walk-in touchdown. Samuel's usage had been light in the past two weeks, posting only four targets in each game since returning from a shoulder injury. The target, reception, and receiving yardage totals on Thanksgiving were all team-highs, a feat that Samuel hasn't achieved since a Week 2 victory at the Los Angeles Rams. Next Sunday, Samuel will try to keep it rolling as a WR2 in Philadelphia against an Eagles team that struggles in pass defense.
Nov 24, 2023 2:57 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel will square up with the Seahawks in Seattle on Thanksgiving night. In last week's win at home against Tampa Bay, Samuel was largely quiet, save for a wide-open 40-yard reception on a busted coverage. If not for that, he would have finished with two receptions on three targets for 23 yards and minus-one yard rushing. The matchup on Thursday is neutral, as Seattle's defense ranks 16th in the NFL in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers. Fantasy managers hoping for a significant rushing contribution from Samuel -- like his 38 yards and a touchdown on the ground in Week 2 -- may have to temper expectations, as Seattle has allowed the seventh-fewest rushing yards per game. Consider Samuel near the bottom of the WR2 hierarchy this week.
Nov 23, 2023 1:03 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel had a decent day despite getting few looks in Sunday's 27-14 defeat of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The fifth-year man out of South Carolina caught three of four targets for 63 yards and took a single carry for minus-one yard. The highlight of Samuel's day was a 40-yard reception in which he was left wide-open in busted zone coverage on an extended play. It's been something of a disappointing season so far, even for fantasy managers who took Samuel knowing his volume would be volatile. He hasn't had more than four targets since a Week 3 explosion of 12 with Brandon Aiyuk sidelined. Though to be fair, he did miss the better part of three games with a shoulder injury. Samuel and the 49ers' offense will take on a mediocre Seahawks pass and run defense in Seattle on Thanksgiving night.
Nov 20, 2023 2:41 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel will square up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense in a home interdivisional matchup on Sunday. Samuel, 27, returned from a fractured shoulder last week against Jacksonville and rewarded fantasy managers who slotted him back into lineups with a productive day. He caught four of four targets for just 30 yards but added three carries for 29 yards and a touchdown on the ground. The matchup for Samuel this week is a good one. Although Samuel may find it tough sledding on any rushing attempts he gets since Tampa Bay is sixth-best in yards per game allowed on the ground, they have given up the fourth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers thus far in 2023. Fire him up on Sunday as a projected WR2 in a green matchup.
Nov 18, 2023 2:40 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel returned to action in Week 10 after missing the better part of three games with a fractured shoulder. In Sunday's 34-3 rout of the Jaguars in Jacksonville, Samuel caught all four targets for 30 yards receiving and ran the ball three times for 29 yards and a touchdown. His third touchdown of 2023 came on a third-quarter end-around where he roasted defenders around the edge, skillfully followed a convoy of lead blockers, and ran through an arm tackle into the end zone. Samuel has the talent to be a week-winning player for fantasy managers, but he has some volatility built into his profile with the 49ers having so many weapons. He'll remain a worthy WR2 play when San Francisco hosts a generous Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass defense at Levi's Stadium in Week 11.
Nov 12, 2023 11:10 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) has been removed from the injury report and will play in Week 10 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Samuel has not played since Week 6 due to a lingering shoulder injury but the Niners had a bye in Week 9, which gave him an extra week to heal up. He practiced in full every day this week and is ready to rock for San Francisco as they look to snap a three-game losing streak. On the season, Samuel has 20 catches (32 targets) for 302 yards and a touchdown to go along with 18 carries for 95 yards and another score on the ground. He's been fairly inconsistent from game to game but fantasy managers should start him with confidence in Week 10 as he looks to be healthy for the first time in weeks.
Nov 10, 2023 6:14 PM EST
Coming out of the bye week, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) is practicing in full and appears ready to make his return in a Week 10 clash against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Samuel missed two games before the bye week due to a hairline fracture that he suffered in his left shoulder in Week 6. As long as the 27-year-old doesn't suffer any setbacks later this week in practice, fantasy managers should be able to put him back in their starting lineups against Jacksonville. Samuel's return will be bad news and mean fewer targets for receiver Brandon Aiyuk and tight end George Kittle, and Jauan Jennings will go back to a depth role in the receiving corps. Samuel heads into Week 10 with 20 receptions on 31 targets for 302 yards and one touchdown and has handled 16 carries for 84 yards and another TD in five contests.
Nov 8, 2023 5:40 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) returned to practice on Monday. The 27-year-old injured his shoulder in the Week 6 loss to the Cleveland Browns and did not suit up for the Week 7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings or the Week 8 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. San Francisco was on a bye in Week 9, so he has had plenty of time to progress through his banged-up shoulder. The 49ers travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars in Week 10, and Samuel is always on the fantasy radar if he's active. Fantasy managers should continue to monitor his practice participation later in the week. If he returns, Jauan Jennings will lose most of his fantasy value.
Nov 6, 2023 2:43 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) is expected to miss at least the next two games. Samuel is dealing with a hairline fracture in his shoulder, which is likely to sideline him until after the team's bye in Week 9. The good news is, the 49ers have not placed him on the injured reserve. That means, the 49ers don't believe the injury is going to sideline him longer than two weeks. The loss of Samuel is going to be a significant hit to this offense. Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle are expected to be more involved in the passing game. Also, Jauan Jennings and Ray-Ray McCloud could see more action as well, but are risky streaming choices.
Oct 21, 2023 6:24 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) was not on the practice field in the portion open to the media on Friday. Samuel also didn't practice on Thursday, so he only has one more day to get back on the field before the team releases their final injury report for Week 7. As of right now, fantasy managers shouldn't expected to have the 27-year-old available on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings. Even if Samuel is questionable to play, sticking with him in starting fantasy lineups will be a risky proposition with the game being on Monday. Samuel could also have his snaps limited if he's active. If he does not play, Jauan Jennings should serve as the No. 3 pass-catcher behind Brandon Aiyuk and tight end George Kittle.
Oct 20, 2023 5:37 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) did not practice on Thursday, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. Samuel was injured early in the Week 6 loss to the Cleveland Browns and wasn't able to return, so his Week 7 status is firmly up in the air on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings. The 27-year-old will be even more risky in Week 7 fantasy lineups this week with the game coming on Monday night. The Niners could also be without star running back Christian McCaffrey (oblique, ribs). If Samuel is unable to do enough in practice this week to be cleared for Monday's contest, Jauan Jennings would become the Niners' No. 2 wideout behind Brandon Aiyuk.
Oct 19, 2023 6:09 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) is considered day-to-day by head coach Kyle Shanahan. Samuel injured his shoulder after just nine offensive snaps in the Week 6 upset loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and never returned. He had two carries for 11 yards and failed to haul in his only target on the day before getting injured, so it was another devastating performance for his fantasy managers. The good news is that the 27-year-old's tests have come back negative, so he could have a chance to play next Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7. Keep a close eye on his practice status later this week and have a backup plan in place in case Samuel doesn't get the green light to play. If Samuel misses Week 7, Brandon Aiyuk and Jauan Jennings figure to be San Fran's top two pass-catchers, while tight end George Kittle would also see a steady increase in targets.
Oct 16, 2023 6:06 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury suffered in Sunday's loss to Cleveland. However, X-ray results already came back negative, so the team remains optimistic he "will be fine." Samuel had two carries for 11 yards and failed to catch his only target versus the Browns before exiting. But assuming everything goes well with the MRI and upcoming practice sessions, he should be available in Week 7 for the Monday Night meeting with the Minnesota Vikings.
Oct 15, 2023 5:41 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) appears to have avoided a bone fracture. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Samuel's x-rays came back negative. The talented receiver will undergo an MRI soon to pinpoint his exact diagnosis. The 27-year-old will have one week to get healthy before the 49ers face the Vikings in Week 7. If Samuel can't suit up for that game, Jauan Jennings would likely operate as the Niners' No. 3 target behind Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle.
Oct 15, 2023 4:46 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) has been downgraded to out for the remainder of Week 6 versus the Cleveland Browns. He finishes the week with one target and zero receptions, though he did add 11 rushing yards. For the time being, Jauan Jennings and Ray-Ray McCloud should see more targets while operating behind Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle.
Oct 15, 2023 3:05 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the Cleveland Browns in Week 6 due to a shoulder injury. Samuel was seen going into the blue medical tent on the sidelines. We'll keep a close eye on whether he's able to return. Before the injury, Samuel had two carries for 11 yards and wasn't able to haul in his only target in the passing game. Fantasy managers will be stuck with a dud if he's unable to return to this game. If Samuel doesn't come back, Brandon Aiyuk, Jauan Jennings and George Kittle will see more targets through the air from quarterback Brock Purdy.
Oct 15, 2023 1:50 PM EST