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Brandon Aiyuk
Bye: 9
Experience: 2 Yr(s)
Age: 24.7
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
40 Time: 4.50
Speed Score: 98.60
Burst Score (Rank): 132.00 (92%)

Brandon Aiyuk's Weekly Outlook

Week 13 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
5 63.9 0.4 8.8
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
4.4 57.2 0.4 8.4

Brandon Aiyuk's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#39 Wide Receiver

125.5 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 62.2 856.1 6.1 2.1 0.6

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Basic StatsBrandon Aiyuk's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:
  • After a rough training camp, Aiyuk opened the 2021 season in a part-time role. He played just 47% and 54% of the 49ers’ offensive snaps in the first 2 games. He totaled only 9 catches on 16 targets for 96 yards and 1 TD over the first 6 games. Aiyuk sat 93rd among WRs in PPR points at that point.
  • S Jimmie Ward said Wednesday. "B.A. has taken his game to another level. It’s crazy. I haven’t won a one-on-one rep with him yet."
  • Aiyuk’s playing time and production spiked the rest of the way.
    • He played 88+% of San Francisco’s offensive snaps in each of the final 11 games.
    • Aiyuk saw 68 targets over that stretch – 6.2 per game and 21.1% of the team total.
    • He totaled 47 catches for 730 yards and 4 TDs, ranking 16th among WRs in PPR points and 13th in non-PPR.
    • Aiyuk continued to play a full-time role in the playoffs, although he managed just 9 catches for 135 scoreless yards across 3 games.
  • As a rookie in 2020, Aiyuk posted a 60-748-5 line across 12 games. He missed 2 games with injury and 2 on the COVID list. But, from Week 7 on, he ranked 28th among WRs in fantasy points per game.
  • Aiyuk actually took a step back in Pro Football Focus receiving grade and yards per route run from 2020 to 2021. Among 89 WRs with 50+ targets last year, he ranked 28th in PFF receiving grade and 40th in yards per route run.
  • HC Kyle Shanahan returns in 2022 for his 6th season with the 49ers.
  • WR Deebo Samuel and TE George Kittle also return. They combined for 215 targets (41.8% share) last year.
    • Samuel hogged 31.0% of San Francisco’s targets over his first 8 games. He moved into a hybrid WR/RB role over his last 8 games and saw just 17.9% of the targets. We’re expecting him to play something closer to the role he played over those first 8 games in 2022.
  • QB Trey Lance is slated to take over as the 49ers’ starter this season.
    • He started just 1 full season at North Dakota State.
    • In 2 starts in place of QB Jimmy Garoppolo last year, Lance totaled 441 yards and 2 TDs on a 59.6% completion rate and 8.5 yards per attempt.
  • The 49ers have ranked 20th or lower in pass attempts in 3 of the last 4 seasons, including a 29th-place finish last year. They ranked 30th in situation-neutral pass rate last year. Expect this to remain a run-heavy offense with Lance at the helm.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Aiyuk got off to a slow start last season but ranked 16th among WRs in PPR points and 13th in non-PPR over his final 11 games.

The concerns heading into 2022 are a likely run-heavy offense under QB Trey Lance and stiff target competition in WR Deebo Samuel and TE George Kittle. It has Aiyuk looking like no better than a WR3 in fantasy drafts.

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Jauan Jennings, WR SF

11:41pm EST 11/27/22

Jennings scores 49ers' only TD

WR Jauan Jennings led the 49ers with 6 catches in Sunday's win over the Saints, taking them for 49 yards and the team's lone TD. Jennings' 7 targets tied Deebo Samuel for 2nd on the team, trailing only WR Brandon Aiyuk. Samuel caught 3 balls for 43 yards, adding 2 carries for no gain. Aiyuk caught 5 passes for 65 yards. TE George Kittle contributed 3 receptions for 26 yards on 4 targets.

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Niners WR Brandon Aiyuk drew a team-high 7 targets in Sunday night's win over the Chargers, also leading the team in receptions (6) and receiving yards (84). WR Deebo Samuel trailed by just 1 target but caught only 2 passes for 24 yards. Samuel hasn't beaten Aiyuk in targets since Week 5. TE George Kittle managed just 1 reception for 21 yards among 2 targets. WR Jahan Jennings caught all 4 of his looks for 40 yards. The 49ers head to Mexico City next Monday night to face the Cardinals.

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Niners WR Brandon Aiyuk caught all 6 of his targets in Sunday's win over the Rams. He tallied 81 yards and caught a TD throw from RB Christian McCaffrey. San Francisco went without WR Deebo Samuel. McCaffrey led the team in targets and receptions, with TE George Kittle (5 targets) following McCaffrey and Aiyuk. QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 21 of 25 passes (84%) for 235 yards and TDs to McCaffrey and Kittle.

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Brandon Aiyuk, WR SF
Dynasty MVP 122.2
Position Rank #43 WR
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It's bothersome that Aiyuk managed to draw 12 fewer targets in Year 2 vs. his rookie campaign, despite playing 5 more games. He did overcome a sluggish start to finish much stronger, which should mean a better beginning in 2022. Whether Trey Lance delivers on the promise that got him picked 3rd overall and just how much the 49ers let him throw will go a long way toward deciding how high Aiyuk's ceiling rises.

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