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49ers WR Deebo Samuel suffered a shoulder injury in the first half of Sunday's game vs. the Browns. He headed back to the locker room and is officially questionable to return.

Update: Samuel has been ruled out.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (ribs, knee) is not listed on the final Week 5 injury report. He practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Thursday that Samuel will be "less than 100%" for Sunday night's game vs. the Cowboys, but it at least looks like he’s in better shape than he was last week. See where Samuel sits in the Week 5 WR Rankings. WR Jauan Jennings (shin) is also off the Week 5 injury report and will be back for Sunday night’s game.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (knee, ribs) will be "less than 100%" for Sunday night's game vs. the Cowboys, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Samuel played his normal snap rate with the knee and rib injuries last week but didn't draw a single target. He got in a limited practice on Wednesday after missing all three practices this week, so it looks like he's healthier heading into Week 5. But Samuel's fantasy profile takes a hit until we see that he's back to 100%.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (ribs, knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice. That's an improvement over last week, when he didn't practice at all. Samuel didn't draw a single target last week but played 87% of San Francisco's offensive snaps. He should be healthier for Sunday night's game vs. the Cowboys.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (ribs, knee) is active for today’s game vs. the Cardinals. He didn't practice all week and said Friday that the knee is a bigger issue than the ribs. There’s obvious risk with Samuel today, although we haven’t heard anything about his snaps being limited. WR Jauan Jennings (shin) is inactive.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (ribs, knee) is expected to play vs. the Cardinals today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Samuel didn't practice at all this week, so it's safe to assume he'll be playing at less than 100% today. It adds obvious risk to his Week 4 fantasy profile, although there's still plenty of upside in this matchup. See where Samuel sits in the Week 4 WR Rankings.

49ers insider Matt Maiocco believes the team's roster moves on Saturday suggest optimism for WR Deebo Samuel's Week 4 availability. San Francisco only elevated WR Willie Snead from the practice squad. He'll take the place of WR Jauan Jennings, who will miss Sunday's game vs. the Cardinals with a shin injury. But the fact that no other WRs were promoted is a sign that Samuel will play, according to Maiocco. We should get another update on Samuel on Sunday morning.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (ribs, knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Cardinals. He didn't practice all week. Samuel said Friday that the knee is a bigger issue than the ribs, adding, "I feel pretty good... We'll just see how I continue to progress for the next couple of days and then we'll just see what happens." 49ers-Cardinals doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET on Sunday, but hopefully we'll get an update on Deebo that morning. WR Jauan Jennings (shin) is listed as doubtful for Week 4.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (ribs, knee) missed practice again on Thursday. WR Jauan Jennings (shin) also remained sidelined for the second straight day. “They’ll be questionable for the game [vs. Arizona]," HC Kyle Shanahan said. "We’ll see how they go tomorrow. Hopefully they can get out tomorrow and give them a chance for Sunday." We'll update Samuel and Jennings' statuses again tomorrow.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (ribs, knee) did not practice on Wednesday. He hurt his ribs in last Thursday night's win over the Giants but was labeled "day-to-day" by HC Kyle Shanahan. We don't have any info on the knee issue. We'll see if Samuel gets back on the practice field tomorrow.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel is "day-to-day" with a rib injury suffered in Thursday night's game vs. the Giants, HC Kyle Shanahan said. Samuel returned after suffering the injury, scoring a 29-yard TD in the fourth quarter. He should be fine for Week 4, especially with the extra few days to rest up.

With WR Brandon Aiyuk inactive with a shoulder injury, 49ers WR Deebo Samuel was featured in Thursday night's win over the Giants. He drew a team-high 12 targets for a 32.4% target share. Samuel and QB Brock Purdy actually missed on a few connections they usually make, but Samuel still finished with 6 catches for 129 yards and a score. He had a couple of trademark bulldozing catch-and-runs. And he capped the night with a 29-yard TD down the right sideline. Expect Samuel's target share to take a bit of a hit whenever Aiyuk is ready to return. But he'll remain a big part of this high-scoring 49ers offense -- and a strong WR2 in fantasy lineups.

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.

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.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel said he’s in his best shape since his rookie season (2019). Samuel looks “decidedly sleeker and lighter on his feet” early in camp, per The Athletic’s Matt Barrows. The 27-year-old shared more about his new physique. “I think the heat kind of played a part because Arizona is hot,” Deebo said, referring to where he trained. “We were doing a lot of running, a lot of cardio, a lot of stuff to kind of trim the fat a little bit. A lot of track working out. Then I got into a routine of flexibility, mobility, and then I got into boxing a little bit.” Following a down 2022, Samuel hits the WR rankings as a top-20 option.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel plummeted from third among WRs in PPR points per game in 2021 to 28th last year. His volume dipped a bit with the addition of RB Christian McCaffrey. But efficiency was Samuel's bigger problem. After setting career highs in 2021 with 11.6 yards per target and 2.93 yards per route run, he registered career lows last year with 6.7 yards per target and 1.85 yards per route. Expect a bounce back there. McCaffrey's presence and Samuel's lengthy injury history remain concerns, but he's much cheaper in fantasy drafts this summer than last. See where Samuel lands in the 2023 WR Rankings.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel admitted that 2022 contract negotiations contributed to a down season. The 27-year-old signed an extension last July. On Tuesday, Samuel described his play last season as “awful.” He performed at a WR3 level in PPR points per game. "We talked about it. We put it behind us, and [were] just going through the tape to just look how sluggish and how bad it looked on tape," Samuel said of a conversation with HC Kyle Shanahan. "I never will put nothing like that back on tape again.” Deebo currently profiles as a top-20 fantasy WR for 2023.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (ankle) upgraded to full practice on Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's NFC Championship game vs. the Eagles. Samuel has been targeted 16 times over the last 2 games with 7 carries as a runner. His high involvement makes him a quality fantasy option again this weekend despite the Eagles' defense ranking as the 10th-toughest matchup in adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs. It's also worth noting that RB Elijah Mitchell (groin) is listed as questionable for this contest. Samuel could possibly pick up a couple extra carries in the event that Mitchell misses this game.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice. He's still not 100% recovered from the high-ankle sprain he suffered in mid-December but is fully expected to play in Sunday's NFC Championship game vs. the Eagles. Samuel has racked up 178 receiving yards and 43 rushing yards over the past 2 weeks.

49ers Deebo Samuel (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity on Wednesday in advance of Sunday's NFC Championship game vs. the Eagles. HC Kyle Shanahan shared that “It’s been there for a little bit," referring to Samuel's ankle ailment, "I think he’ll be alright, but it concerned us enough to not let him go today" at practice. We'll see if the veteran is able to ramp up activity on Thursday. Check back once we learn some more information.

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