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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.

Commanders TE Logan Thomas (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday. Fantasy owners shouldn't count on him playing vs. the Bills this weekend, but we'll keep you updated on Thomas' progress through the protocol.

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.

Commanders TE Logan Thomas sustained a concussion on a 4-yard TD in the second quarter of Sunday’s game vs. the Broncos. It’s his first documented concussion. We’ll track his progress through the protocol this coming week. Thomas’ absence leaves Washington with TEs Cole Turner and John Bates.

Niners LB Dre Greenlaw opened the week missing practice with a groin injury. But he returned for a limited Thursday workout and participated fully on Friday. The 49ers left him off the final injury report, indicating that Greenlaw is ready for Sunday's game against the Rams without restriction.

Niners LB Dre Greenlaw missed practice Wednesday with a groin injury. We'll see how he fares the next two days, ahead of Sunday's meeting with the Rams.

Cardinals QB Joshua Dobbs completed 21 passes on 30 attempts for 132 passing yards with no TDs or INTs in Week 1's loss vs. the Commanders. The journeyman signal-caller also coughed up 3 fumbles, losing 2 to the defense. We didn’t expect much from Dobbs to begin with. Fantasy managers shouldn’t use him in lineups outside of deep superflex leagues.

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 RB Christian McCaffrey recorded 22 attempts for 152 rushing yards, including a 65-yard TD in Week 1’s win vs. the Steelers. He also added 3 receptions on 7 targets with 17 receiving yards through the air. The Pittsburgh front struggled to stop McCaffrey for the majority of the contest. His 25.9 PPR points are a strong contender to be the most among RBs in Week 1. Fantasy managers should expect another robust outing in Week 2 vs. the Rams.

49ers QB Brock Purdy completed 19 passes on 29 attempts for 220 passing yards with 2 TDs and zero INTs in Sunday’s win vs. the Steelers. The second-year signal-caller also added a career-best 20 rushing yards on 3 carries in the contest. The 49ers recorded 391 yards of total offense, the highest of any team in the early slate of games. Aside from a strip sack by Steelers LB T.J. Watt, Purdy performed efficiently and should have another solid outing in Week 2 vs. the Rams.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is active for today’s game vs. the Steelers. He was limited in practice all week, but we’ve heard nothing to suggest that he’ll be limited today. Considering the league-wide issues at TE, Kittle belongs in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is expected to play vs. the Steelers today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Kittle was limited in practice all week and comes with a bit more risk than usual today. But he belongs in fantasy lineups, especially considering all the other injury issues at TE.

Jake Moody will kick for the 49ers in Sunday's opener vs. the Steelers. The rookie had been dealing with a quad injury but was left off the final injury report. We'd still look elsewhere for your Week 1 fantasy kicker.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Steelers. He was limited in practice all week. We’ll look for further updates on Kittle’s status. It’s a 1 pm ET kickoff, so we’ll get San Francisco’s inactives around 11:30 am on Sunday.

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