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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 WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is not listed on the final injury report for the NFC Championship. Samuel will play against the Lions on Sunday -- and it looks like he'll be ready for his usual role. We'll look for further updates on his status, but we're boosting Samuel in this week's rankings.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) got in a limited practice on Thursday. Samuel is dealing with a "bad and painful" bruise, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, but "has a chance" to play in Sunday's NFC Championship game vs. the Lions. We'll see how he's listed on the final injury report on Friday afternoon.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) won't practice on Wednesday, HC Kyle Shanahan said. Shanahan added that Samuel still has pain in that shoulder but "feels better." Shanahan wouldn't say whether he expects Samuel to be available to Sunday's NFC Championship game vs. the Lions. We'll update his status again tomorrow.

The 49ers consider WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) "50/50" for Sunday's NFC Championship vs. the Lions, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that x-rays on Samuel's shoulder showed no fracture and that he's already started rehab. We'll keep a close eye on his status throughout this week.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel will have further testing on his injured left shoulder on Sunday, ESPN reports. The team is reportedly hoping that Samuel didn't suffer the same hairline fracture injury that he did in a Week 6 loss to the Browns. That cost him the next two games. Samuel was able to return following San Francisco's Week 9 bye. "I don't know yet," HC Kyle Shanahan said after the win over the Packers. "I mean he tried to come back [but] couldn't do it. I know he did something similar versus Cleveland." We should get an update on Samuel within the next 24 hours. WR Jauan Jennings stepped up for five catches and 61 yards vs. Green Bay and would be in for an expanded role if Samuel misses the NFC Championship.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel is questionable to return to Saturday's game with a shoulder injury. He missed two games with a shoulder issue earlier this season. We'll see if he's able to return in the second half.

Update: Samuel was ruled out in the second half.

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.

Niners WR Deebo Samuel racked up a team-high 9 targets that converted into a 7-79 receiving line Thursday night against the Seahawks. Samuel’s lack of involvement since returning from his multi-week shoulder injury had been a concern (8 combined targets across weeks 10 and 11). Samuel now has four healthy games of 7+ targets, but also four in which he drew 4 targets or fewer. We'd certainly bet on him going higher than 4 targets per game the rest of the way. But Samuel will face weekly volume challenges. The 49ers rank last in the league at 28.1 pass attempts per game and continue to sport WR Brandon Aiyuk, TE George Kittle, and RB Christian McCaffrey. Samuel's remaining schedule ranks second-easiest for WRs per our adjusted fantasy points allowed, which obviously helps. Next week’s matchup vs. the Eagles looks particularly good. The Philly defense ranks fifth in passing yards allowed per game (248.1), and opposing QBs have posted the eighth-best passer rating (96.4) against them this season. The Eagles also play the run much tougher than the pass, which has motivated opponents to pass at the league's second-highest rate over expected. Samuel should sit comfortably inside our top 24 WRs across formats for that matchup. And he's likely to hover in that WR2 range the rest of the way.

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.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report for Sunday’s game vs. the Jaguars. Seemingly healthier than he’s been since Week 2, Samuel is back to WR2-with-upside status.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. It's confirmation that he's on track to return for this weekend's game vs. the Jaguars' 23rd-ranked WR defense. See where Samuel sits in the Week 10 WR Rankings.

When asked about his shoulder injury on the "Up & Adams" show on Thursday, 49ers WR Deebo Samuel said, "I'm ready to go." It sounds like we can expect Samuel to play vs. the Jaguars in Week 10, following San Francisco's Week 9 bye. We'll monitor his practice participation next week.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Bengals. We’ll see if he’s ready to return after San Francisco’s Week 9 bye. Jauan Jennings should operate as the 49ers’ No. 2 WR again this weekend but would be a desperation fantasy play.

HC Kyle Shanahan told reporters Saturday that 49ers WR Deebo Samuel will miss at least two games with a hairline fracture in his injured shoulder. The team's bye follows that. We'll see whether he's ready to return for Week 10. Samuel's absence these next two weeks should help the target counts for WR Brandon Aiyuk and TE George Kittle. Jauan Jennings stands next in line among WRs and could sneak into some deep value.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) remained sidelined on Friday. Samuel's injury reportedly isn't serious, but he's definitely in danger of missing Monday night's game vs. the Vikings. We'll see how Samuel is listed on the final injury report tomorrow.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) will not practice on Thursday, HC Kyle Shanahan said. Shanahan labeled Samuel "day-to-day," which seemingly means he has a chance to play vs. the Vikings on Monday night. Check back tomorrow for another update on Samuel.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan labeled WR Deebo Samuel "day-to-day" with his shoulder injury. It's confirmation that Samuel's injury isn't serious, but he shouldn't be considered a lock to play against the Vikings next Monday night. We'll keep you updated on Samuel's progress throughout the week.

Insider Jordan Schultz hears that the 49ers do not believe WR Deebo Samuel's shoulder injury is serious. "The team believes he 'will be fine,'" Schultz adds. "MRI will tell the full story." We should get another update on Samuel tomorrow, but it sounds like he at least has a chance to play Week 7.

X-rays on 49ers WR Deebo Samuel's shoulder came back clean, according to Pro Football Talk. Samuel is still scheduled for an MRI. We should learn more about his injury over the next 24 hours.

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