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49ers GM John Lynch and HC Kyle Shanahan talked about WR Ricky Pearsall as a guy they believe can contribute right away. “(Pearsall) just plays the position real well, whether he was outside, inside, all three positions,” Shanahan said in his post-draft press conference. “He can separate down the field, he can separate underneath, extremely good hands. … There’s nothing he can’t do." It sure sounds like the Pearsall pick was made with the expectation that WR Brandon Aiyuk or WR Deebo Samuel will be traded. Insider Michael Silver tweeted late Thursday night that he's heard Samuel is more likely to be traded at this point. Shipping away either guy would be excellent news for Pearsall's dynasty value -- and turn him into an interesting 2024 redraft pick.

49ers QB Sam Darnold will start Sunday's regular-season finale vs. the Rams, HC Kyle Shanahan announced Wednesday. QB Brock Purdy will join RB Christian McCaffrey on the sidelines for that one after San Francisco locked up the NFC's No. 1 seed. WR Deebo Samuel, WR Brandon Aiyuk, and TE George Kittle are unlikely to play much, if at all, against the Rams.

49ers QB Brock Purdy went off for 333 yards and 3 TDs in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. He posted a perfect 158.3 QB rating while spreading scores to Brandon Aiyuk, George Kittle, and Christian McCaffrey. Purdy should make his way onto plenty of championship squads, as long as this offense stays healthy. His rest-of-season schedule only includes one negative matchup – Week 16 vs. Baltimore.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel returned from a hairline fracture in his shoulder to post 59 total yards and 1 score vs. Jacksonville. His TD came from 23 yards out on a well-blocked end around. Samuel saw only 4 targets, tied for second on the team behind Christian McCaffrey (10). But he added 3 carries, his average rushing workload on the season. Samuel’s fantasy value figures to fluctuate going forward, as long as both Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle stay healthy. Still, there’s a clear top-15 ceiling here. San Francisco’s upcoming schedule ranks second best for fantasy WRs.

Niners WR Brandon Aiyuk tallied 5 receptions for 109 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. His 9 targets ranked second on the team, while he accounted for 29.9% of the team's receiving yards. It was Aiyuk's third game of the season with 100+ yards. The 9 targets were his second-most this season. We'll see whether WR Deebo Samuel can get back onto the field after the Week 9 bye and how that affects target shares.

49ers TE George Kittle hauled 5 of 7 targets for a team-leading 78 receiving yards in Week 7’s loss vs. the Vikings. Consistent fantasy production from the veteran has been hard to come by this season, but Kittle stepped up to the plate well in the absence of his teammate WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder). WR Brandon Aiyuk also broke double-digit PPR points on Monday night, logging 5 catches for 57 yards. Both Kittle and Aiyuk will be quality starting options in Week 8 vs. the Bengals.

If you stuck it out with 49ers TE George Kittle through his rough go to begin the season, congratulations. The veteran found the end zone three times on Sunday to go along with 3 receptions and a team-leading 67 receiving yards. His teammate Brandon Aiyuk saw a team-high 7 targets in the contest but was only able to convert those opportunities into 4 catches for 58 yards. This 49ers offense is an incredibly efficient unit thus far in 2023. We’ll be excited to throw these guys back into lineups in Week 6 vs. the Browns.

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) is not listed on the final Week 4 injury report. He put in a full practice on Friday and seems ready to play his usual role vs. the Cardinals this weekend. With WR Deebo Samuel banged up, Aiyuk should be in for plenty of volume.

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice but was out of his non-contact jersey, according to The Athletic's David Lombardi. Aiyuk is trending toward returning for this weekend's game vs. the Cardinals. We'll see how he's listed on the final injury report tomorrow.

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He was seemingly close to playing last Thursday night, so we're tentatively expecting him back for this weekend's game vs. the Cardinals.

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) is officially inactive for tonight's game vs. the Giants. He seemed relatively close to playing tonight, so we're tentatively expecting him back for Week 4. Aiyuk's absence should make San Francisco's offense even more concentrated, with RB Christian McCaffrey, WR Deebo Samuel, and TE George Kittle dominating touches.

The 49ers have downgraded WR Brandon Aiyuk to out for tonight's game against the Giants because of his shoulder injury. That should make Jauan Jennings the No. 2 WR for the upside matchup. Aiyuk (14) and Deebo Samuel (16) have accounted for 88.2% of WR targets for San Francisco through two weeks, with Jennings claiming the only other four. Jennings posted three games of 4+ receptions last year, though none came with Brock Purdy behind center. Jennings makes for a nice play in Thursday night DFS showdowns. He's too much of a longshot for most season-long redraft formats, though. Seventh-round rookie Ronnie Bell has been the No. 4 WR in playing time so far and matched Jennings in snaps in Week 2. He has yet to see a target, though.

The 49ers list WR Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Giants. ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports that HC Kyle Shanahan "indicated" Aiyuk will be a game-time decision. Fortunately, it's the first game of the week. So we'll know more before you're setting your Week 3 lineups.

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) will be a game-time decision for Thursday night's meeting with the Giants, HC Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday. Aiyuk was limited in Tuesday's practice. We'll continue to look for updates on his status, but it seems like he'll come with elevated risk in Week 3 fantasy lineups if he does suit up on Thursday night.

A CT scan on 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk's clavicle came back clean, according to The Santa Rosa Press Democrat's Jack Hammer. "His ability to play Thursday night will be all about pain tolerance," Hammer adds. We'll keep an eye on Aiyuk's status and will get San Francisco's inactives around 7 pm ET on Thursday.

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk injured his left shoulder on the opening drive of Sunday's win over the Rams. He eventually returned to the game but ended up playing just 53% of the offensive snaps. HC Kyle Shanahan on Monday wouldn't commit to Aiyuk being available for Thursday night's game vs. the Giants. We're tentatively expecting Aiyuk to be out there for that one, but we'll watch his status over the next few days.

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk exploded in Week 1 vs. the Steelers, hauling in all 8 targets for 129 receiving yards and 2 TDs. Teammate Deebo Samuel logged 5 catches on 7 targets for 55 of his own, and yards TE George Kittle had a quiet contest with just 3 catches on 6 targets for 19 yards. Despite the best efforts of Steelers CB Patrick Peterson, Aiyuk could not be stopped en route to setting a new career-high in yards in Sunday’s win. As a whole, the 49ers’ offense fired on all cylinders. Next week, the 49ers will face off against the Rams, a division opponent they beat in both of their matchups last season.

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