San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (ribs) was not seen at the team's practice on Monday. Samuel took a hard shot to his ribs in last Thursday night's blowout victory over the New York Giants, so his status for Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals is somewhat in question. The 49ers won't release their first official injury report for the week until Wednesday, so we suggest fantasy managers check back then for an update. The 27-year-old could miss more practice time this week, but it remains to be seen if he's truly in danger of missing Sunday's game. With Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) missing last Thursday's game, Deebo went off for six catches (12 targets), 129 yards and his first touchdown of 2023.
Sep 25, 2023 6:27 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (ribs) escaped any major injuries as the team didn't find any fractures on Friday. His ribs are sore and he's being considered day-to-day which is very good news for the team and his fantasy managers alike. Samuel played a big part in the team's win over the Giants on Thursday night after he posted six catches for 129 yards and a touchdown. Managers will want to monitor his status, but the longer rest until their Week 4 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals should do wonders.
Sep 22, 2023 3:37 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel had the game fantasy managers have been waiting for against the New York Giants on Thursday night. Samuel, 27, lit up the New York defense to the tune of six receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown while tacking on one carry for two yards. With receiver Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) on the sideline, Samuel was clearly the focal point of San Francisco's passing attack. He was targeted 12 times in the game, which was not only a season-high for Samuel but represented the most targets in a single game for any 49ers player this year. Samuel will have another favorable matchup in Week 4 when the 49ers host the Arizona Cardinals.
Sep 22, 2023 1:39 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel enters his team's Thursday night home opener against the New York Giants with momentum. In Week 2 Samuel caught six-of-nine targets for 63 yards and added five carries for 38 yards and his first touchdown of the year. The Giants' defense have held their own against wide receivers in 2023, ranking ninth in the NFL in yards per game against receivers. However, they're tied for second-worst against the run so Samuel could contribute similarly on the ground this week. In addition, fellow receiver Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) is a game-time decision and Samuel may be targeted more often if Aiyuk is ruled out. Consider him a WR2 this week with distinct WR1 upside.
Sep 21, 2023 12:44 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel contributed to his team's 30-23 Week 1 win against the Rams in Los Angeles through the air and on the ground. He finished the day with six receptions on nine targets for 63 yards to go with five carries for 38 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown. Samuel very nearly had a touchdown reception as well after he had gotten behind defenders on a deep shot, but quarterback Brock Purdy overthrew him. It was good to see Samuel have success in the rushing game after some speculation that head coach Kyle Shanahan might limit his carries coming off an injury-impacted 2022 season and only getting two carries last week at Pittsburgh. Up next is a Thursday night home matchup against the New York Giants, where Samuel will remain a solid WR2.
Sep 17, 2023 10:56 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel opened the season with a somewhat disappointing performance last week in the team's 30-7 win at the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 49ers produced plenty of offense against an improved defensive unit, but Samuel only got a modest slice of the pie, finishing with five catches for 55 yards and no touchdowns. He also chipped in two carries for eight yards. Samuel's seven targets were a close second to fellow receiver Brandon Aiyuk's eight and he out-snapped Aiyuk by one, but Aiyuk got the touchdowns. Start Samuel as a solid WR2 against an unproven Rams defense in Los Angeles and hope it's his turn to find the end zone for this talented San Francisco offense.
Sep 15, 2023 11:23 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel caught five passes for 55 yards on seven targets in the 49ers' Week 1 win at the Pittsburgh Steelers. Samuel took a back seat to fellow receiver Brandon Aiyuk in targets and production in this one. Fantasy managers love to see the efficiency of 11 yards per reception but a couple more targets or a touchdown would have been nice. Samuel will look to get closer to his ceiling in a Week 2 matchup in Los Angeles against the Rams, whose pass defense looked surprisingly good against Seattle this week.
Sep 10, 2023 10:38 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is a quality play for fantasy managers in Week 1 at the Pittsburgh Steelers. Samuel, who had a frustrating year in 2022 due to injury, nevertheless retains the upside of his excellent 2021 season. The Steelers should have an improved and healthier defense than they did in 2022, but Samuel has the talent to make any defense look silly with chunk plays after the catch. As a WR2, his weekly floor is relatively low compared to those near him in projections because of the many talented receiving weapons at the disposal of quarterback Brock Purdy. All told, fantasy managers should put Samuel in their Week 1 lineup as a WR2 with WR1 upside.
Sep 8, 2023 2:35 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel caught two passes on three targets for 18 yards in the 49ers' 23-12 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Friday night. The fifth-year pro out of South Carolina played in San Francisco's first two drives, catching one pass in each before heading to the bench. Samuel's 2022 season was significantly impacted by injury, disappointing fantasy managers after producing league-winning value in 2021. Playing for a 49ers team with plenty of offensive options in the red zone, Samuel should be considered a high-end WR3/flex with weekly WR1 upside and a low floor.
Aug 26, 2023 2:21 AM EST
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel caught two passes on three targets for 39 yards in Saturday's 21-20 preseason win against the Denver Broncos. Samuel, 27, came out of the game after the first drive alongside starters Brock Purdy and Brandon Aiyuk. The catches came on short routes, after which the versatile Samuel did what he does best, explode through arm tackles and rip off bulk yardage. With San Francisco having several offensive mouths to feed, consider Samuel a volatile WR2 in fantasy drafts this season.
Aug 20, 2023 1:09 AM EST
Samuel (ankle/knee) caught two of three targets for 20 yards and rushed once for four yards in Sunday's 38-13 win over the Cardinals.
Jan 8, 2023 7:44 PM EST
Samuel (ankle/knee) has no injury designation for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Jan 6, 2023 2:04 PM EST
Samuel (ankle/knee) was limited in practice Thursday.
Jan 5, 2023 5:22 PM EST
Samuel (ankle/knee) was a full practice participant Wednesday.
Jan 4, 2023 5:14 PM EST
Samuel (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Las Vegas, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Dec 30, 2022 1:40 PM EST
Samuel (knee) didn't appear to do much during the early portion of Friday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Dec 30, 2022 12:40 PM EST
Samuel (knee/ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Dec 29, 2022 4:01 PM EST
Samuel (knee) was spotted on the field for the open portion of Thursday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Dec 29, 2022 1:16 PM EST
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Samuel has a chance to return to practice Thursday, depending on how his on-field workout goes Wednesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Dec 28, 2022 11:46 AM EST
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Samuel (knee) may return to practice later this week, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Dec 26, 2022 3:54 PM EST