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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 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 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 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 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.

The Packers have ruled LB De'Vondre Campbell (ankle) out for Thursday night's game against the Lions. That will leave Quay Walker as the No. 1 LB for the game and Isaiah McDuffie stepping into the lineup. McDuffie had just two games last season in which he played more than 24% of snaps. He topped out with 12 tackles at 82% in a Week 10 game Campbell missed. You can give McDuffie a look in deep IDP leagues, but he'd be a risky play elsewhere. We'll see about Campbell's status beyond Week 4.

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.

49ers TE George Kittle totaled just six catches for 49 yards over the first two games of the season. He topped both of those marks in Thursday night's win over the Giants, hauling in seven balls for 90 yards. The big difference? San Francisco was without WR Brandon Aiyuk. Kittle drew nine targets for a 24.3% share vs. New York -- well up from his 16.7% target share over the first two weeks of the season. Kittle is an elite fantasy option whenever Aiyuk, WR Deebo Samuel, or RB Christian McCaffrey are out. He'll be inconsistent when all three of those guys are healthy. We'll see if Aiyuk is able to make it back for Week 4.

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 RB Christian McCaffrey's four-yard TD run in the second quarter of Thursday night's win over the Giants marked his 12th straight game with at least one TD. That ties WR Jerry Rice for the longest streak in franchise history. McCaffrey finished this one with 18 carries for 85 yards and the score, plus five catches on five targets for 34 yards. He gave way to RB Elijah Mitchell a bit more in this one -- but fantasy owners have nothing to complain about. McCaffrey will continue to be an elite fantasy asset as long as he stays healthy. He gets another plus matchup in Week 4 vs. the Cardinals before tougher draws against the Cowboys and Browns.

49ers QB Brock Purdy was without WR Brandon Aiyuk on Thursday night but still delivered a strong fantasy outing in the win over the Giants. He completed 25 of 37 passes (67.6%) for 310 yards (8.4 YPA), two TDs, and 0 INTs. Purdy actually missed a few throws early on but settled in by the second quarter. He found WR Ronnie Bell at the front pylon for a nine-yard score in the second quarter and then tossed a beautiful back-shoulder deep ball to WR Deebo Samuel for a 27-yard score in the fourth. Purdy has now tallied multiple passing TDs in nine of his 11 full games as a pro. He gets another plum matchup in Week 4 vs. the Cardinals that will make him a viable QB1. That's followed by much tougher draws vs. the Cowboys and Browns.

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.

The 49ers have given RB Christian McCaffrey 2 more carries through two weeks than any other player in the NFL has received. His 42 rushes lead Derrick Henry (40) and Tony Pollard (39), with the two Monday night games of Week 2 yet to go. That's abnormal for McCaffrey, who has reached 20 carries in consecutive games just three other times in his career. He averaged 14.7 carries per game across 13 starts with the 49ers last year, including the playoffs. Summer indications had San Francisco planning to use McCaffrey in a way that would preserve him for the season. That doesn't match up with 21.0 carries per game, of course. We'd be surprised if his carry count and carry share stays that high. But it doesn't really matter as long as McCaffrey stays healthy. He's obviously an every-week starter whenever available. No other 49ers RB even played an offensive snap against the Rams.

Cardinals QB Joshua Dobbs completed 21 passes on 31 attempts for 228 passing yards with 1 TD and zero INTs in Week 1 vs. the Giants. He also ran the ball 3 times for 41 yards and a TD on the ground. The Cardinals were surprisingly competitive in this contest, and Dobbs may end up finishing as a QB1 this week. That said, we don’t expect this to be the norm. There’s an equally valid argument that this performance was less about Arizona being good and more about the Giants simply being bad. We won’t be champing at the bit to throw Dobbs into lineups in Week 3 vs. the Cowboys.

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