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49ers WR Deebo Samuel (groin) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks. He's expected to miss 1-2 weeks, so we'll see if he can make it back for next weekend's game in Cincinnati. WR Brandon Aiyuk and TE George Kittle should dominate Niners targets with Samuel out.

HC Kyle Shanahan said the 49ers expect WR Deebo Samuel to miss 1-2 weeks with the groin strain he suffered in Sunday's win over the vikings, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That leaves Brandon Aiyuk to lead the WR corps for the next game or 2, with Jauan Jennings and Trent Sherfield likely to each see more time. Samuel's absence can only help George Kittle's target outlook as well.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel is expected to miss "a little time" with the groin injury he suffered in Sunday's win over the Vikings, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. But "it’s not considered a major injury," Rapoport adds. We'll look for more details on the situation, but it sounds like fantasy owners should at least plan on being without Deebo in Week 13.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel injured his groin in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Vikings. He's officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for an update.

49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (finger) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Jaguars. With RB JaMycal Hasty (ankle) also out, Jeff Wilson, Kyle Juszczyk and Trey Sermon will handle backfield duties. Wilson should see the majority of the work and is a solid RB2 play. WR Deebo Samuel could also see a handful of carries again.

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49ers WR Deebo Samuel (calf) is active for today’s game against the Cardinals. He was listed as questionable after getting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning that the ‘Niners are “uncertain how long” Samuel will be able to play through the calf issue. Consider him a risk/reward WR2 in Week 9 fantasy lineups.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that 49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (ribs) and WR Deebo Samuel (calf) are expected to play vs. the Cardinals today. "But team also uncertain how long each player will be able to go, and is hoping there are no setbacks," Schefter adds. Both guys obviously come with elevated risk in Week 9 fantasy lineups. RB Jeff Wilson is also expected to make his 2021 debut today, adding some more downside to Mitchell.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals after getting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. Samuel played through the calf injury last week, but HC Kyle Shanahan said Friday that it’s worse now. Samuel is expected to play on Sunday, but he’ll carry elevated risk in fantasy lineups.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (calf) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. We're tentatively expecting him to play vs. the Cardinals this weekend, but check back tomorrow for another update.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (calf) did not practice on Wednesday. He was sidelined with this same injury last Wednesday before putting in a limited practice on Thursday, a full practice on Friday -- and then posting a 6-171 line in the win over the Bears. He should be fine for this weekend's game vs. the Cardinals.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (calf) is not listed on the final injury report after putting in a full practice on Friday. He should be ready for his usual target-hogging role against the Bears this weekend.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (calf) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He's expected to play vs. the Bears this weekend, but check back tomorrow for another update on his status.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel missed Wednesday's practice with a calf issue. HC Kyle Shanahan said he's "optimistic he’ll be all right” for Sunday's game vs. the Bears, per The Athletic's David Lombardi. Check back tomorrow for another update on Samuel's status.

The forecast for tonight's Colts-49ers game calls for a 100% chance of rain with winds of 20-30 mph. That's ugly -- and certainly enough to impact the passing and kicking games. We'd try to avoid both of these passing games outside of 49ers WR Deebo Samuel and Colts WR Michael Pittman. You should also stay away from both Ks.

49ers QB Trey Lance (knee) did not practice on Monday. QB Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) was out there and looked good according to media members in attendance. At this point, bank on Garoppolo starting this weekend's game against the Colts. That'd be good news for WR Deebo Samuel.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel played 19 snaps in Sunday's preseason game vs. the Chargers, finishing with 1 catch on 2 targets for 9 yards. He reportedly got an MRI for a tight glute last week -- but it's clearly not an issue at this point.

Niners WR Deebo Samuel left Friday's practice early and is getting an MRI. "He had a tight glute today, so he pulled himself out of practice," HC Kyle Shanahan said afterward, per We'll see whether there's anything to worry about here.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel has had a healthy offseason and is in "great shape," according to The Athletic's David Lombardi. "It’s been the talk of camp around the 49ers’ building," Lombardi adds. "He’s lighter, faster and has already expressed eagerness to run more deep routes." Durability has been a problem for Samuel dating back to his South Carolina days. But he's been productive when healthy through 2 NFL seasons. Barring injury, he'll likely finish closer in fantasy points to WR Brandon Aiyuk than current ADP suggests.

Trey Lance completed an improbable rise to the NFL by landing with the 49ers at Pick #3 in the 2021 NFL Draft. Lance spent just 1 season as a starting QB in high school and then chose North Dakota State at the FCS level after being lightly recruited. He followed NFL backup Easton Stick there and balled out in his lone starting campaign. Lance completed 66.9% of his throws at 9.7 yards per attempt with 28 TDs and nary an INT. He led that Bison team to a 16-0 record and the FCS national title, adding 1,100 yards and 14 TDs on the ground. Lance boasts the size and willingness to be Josh Allen-like as a goal-line rusher. Also like Allen, he sports a big throwing arm. Lance started just 17 college games and might be asked to sit for a year before getting his starting shot in the pros. (Even Jimmy Kepouros, an NDSU WR, calls Lance “really raw.”) But the rushing ability alone gives Lance immediate fantasy upside whenever he does hit the field. This is a nice landing spot with a bright offensive mind in HC Kyle Shanahan and a nice group of pass-catchers in George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel. We’ll see whether the Niners hang on to QB Jimmy Garoppolo -- and if he can hang on to the starting job for any or all of 2021. Bet on Lance hitting the field at some point this season.

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