San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) is officially listed as questionable to play on Thursday night against the New York Giants to kick off Week 3 action. A CT scan on Monday showed that Aiyuk avoided a broken left collarbone after getting hurt early in the Week 2 win over the Los Angeles Rams, so whether he plays on Thursday will come down to pain tolerance. After a big Week 1 performance, he only played 53% of the offensive snaps on Sunday and caught three of six targets for 43 yards. The 25-year-old obviously enters Week 3 with a lot more risk, but he could still produce if he plays against a porous Giants defense. If Aiyuk is out of limited, Jauan Jennings and rookie Ronnie Bell will fight for elevated work behind Deebo Samuel.
Sep 20, 2023 6:01 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) will be limited in practice on Tuesday. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Aiyuk will likely be a game-time decision for Thursday night's game against the New York Giants to kick off Week 3. Aiyuk had a CT scan on Monday that ruled out a broken clavicle, and it's good news that he returned to the practice field on Tuesday. However, whether he plays on Thursday is going to come down to pain tolerance and whether the Niners feel like risking it early in the season. The 25-year-old suffered a shoulder injury early in the Week 2 win over the Los Angeles Rams and ended up playing only 53% of the snaps while catching three of six targets for 43 yards. Aiyuk could be in danger of playing fewer snaps again if he suits up on a short week. If he's out or limited Jauan Jennings figures to benefit the most from a bigger role in the passing attack.
Sep 19, 2023 7:20 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) doesn't have a break to his clavicle area after undergoing a CT scan on Monday, according to a source. Aiyuk's ability to suit up for the Week 3 game against the New York Giants on Thursday night on a short week will be all about pain tolerance. The Niners listed Aiyuk as a non-participant on their estimated injury report on Monday, and he may not practice much, if at all, leading up to Thursday night's game. But if the 25-year-old is able to play through the pain, he could still be active against a suspect Giants secondary. It remains to be seen how effective Aiyuk will be if he plays at less than 100 percent, though. Aiyuk's Week 3 status could come down to a game-time decision on Thursday.
Sep 19, 2023 3:32 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) was listed as a non-participant in Monday's estimated practice report after he suffered a left shoulder injury on the opening drive in the Week 2 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Aiyuk landed on his shoulder hard on the turf during a 13-yard catch. He played 30 of the team's 57 offensive plays because of the injury, with the Niners mixing in rookie Ronnie Bell and Jauan Jennings, each of whom played 27 snaps. Aiyuk's status for Week 3 against the New York Giants this Thursday appears to be in question. Keep a close eye on his practice status in the next two days. If he doesn't get the green light to play on Thursday, Bell figures to benefit the most with an expanded role in the passing attack.
Sep 18, 2023 7:14 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk couldn't repeat his Week 1 breakout performance in Sunday's 30-23 win against the Rams in Los Angeles. Aiyuk, 25, hauled in three of his six targets for 43 yards. It was a disappointment for fantasy managers who were hoping to see more evidence of a transformation from a WR3/flex to a reliable WR2. Although he didn't miss many snaps, at times Aiyuk appeared to grimace in pain from what seemed to be a shoulder injury suffered early in the contest. Fantasy managers will have to wait and see if the issue is something that will impact his availability for Thursday's home opener against the New York Giants.
Sep 17, 2023 11:37 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk had a breakout day in a 30-7 Week 1 victory at the Pittsburgh Steelers. The fourth-year pro out of Arizona State lit up the box score with eight receptions on as many targets for 129 yards and two touchdowns. More importantly, the trust and rapport developing between Aiyuk and quarterback Brock Purdy was obvious. It remains to be seen if Aiyuk has become the fantasy wide receiver to own in San Francisco, but it's at least possible that he will have out-produced fellow receiver Deebo Samuel when all is said and done. Based on the growth displayed last week and a great matchup against an unproven Los Angeles Rams defense, consider Aiyuk a WR2 this week.
Sep 16, 2023 12:00 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk caught all of his eight targets for 129 yards and two touchdowns in the 49ers' Week 1 victory at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Aiyuk caught his first touchdown in the back of the end zone after making cornerback Patrick Peterson slip with a nice move on an in-breaking route. His second, also against Peterson, was a master class in body positioning along the sideline in one-on-one coverage. Aiyuk's fantasy managers have to be thrilled with the skill shown in this one, as well as the fact that he led his team in targets. He'll look to keep the good times rolling in a Week 2 matchup against the Rams in Los Angeles.
Sep 10, 2023 10:58 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk will look to build on his career-best 2022 season in Week 1 at the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last season, Aiyuk parlayed a 22.4% target share into 78 catches for 1,015 yards and 8 touchdowns. Although it's unclear how Pittsburgh may attempt to defend the 49ers' passing game, San Francisco's most talented outside receiver may be challenged to find success against a still very competent Patrick Peterson. Regardless, Aiyuk remains an integral part of the 49ers offensive attack and should be viewed as a solid WR3/flex this week.
Sep 8, 2023 3:14 AM EST
Aiyuk has been standing out early in San Francisco's offseason team activities, Jerry McDonald of The Mercury News reports.
Jun 14, 2023 3:28 PM EST
The 49ers picked up the fifth-year option on Aiyuk's rookie contract Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Apr 28, 2023 4:07 PM EST
Aiyuk had four receptions (five targets) for 59 yards in Sunday's 38-13 win over Arizona.
Jan 8, 2023 7:34 PM EST
Aiyuk had nine receptions (12 targets) for 101 yards and a touchdown while rushing once for 16 yards in Sunday's 37-34 win over the Raiders.
Jan 1, 2023 6:21 PM EST
Aiyuk hauled in five of seven targets for 81 yards in Saturday's 37-20 win over the Commanders.
Dec 24, 2022 8:50 PM EST
Aiyuk brought in two of four targets for 19 yards in the 49ers' 21-13 win over the Seahawks on Thursday night.
Dec 15, 2022 9:09 PM EST
Aiyuk caught two of three targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-7 win over Tampa Bay.
Dec 11, 2022 5:35 PM EST
Aiyuk caught five of nine targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 33-17 win over the Dolphins.
Dec 4, 2022 5:35 PM EST
Aiyuk hauled in five of eight targets for 65 yards in Sunday's 13-0 win over New Orleans.
Nov 27, 2022 7:10 PM EST
Aiyuk recorded two receptions on four targets for 20 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's 38-10 win over the Cardinals.
Nov 21, 2022 9:25 PM EST
Aiyuk caught six of seven targets for 84 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 22-16 win over the Chargers.
Nov 13, 2022 10:57 PM EST
Aiyuk corralled all six of his targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-14 win over the Rams.
Oct 30, 2022 6:04 PM EST