Jauan Jennings

San Francisco 49ers
Wide Receiver #15
San Francisco 49ers
Wide Receiver #15

Jauan Jennings News

Sticking with San Francisco

Jennings signed his exclusive rights tender with the 49ers on Tuesday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jennings will return for his third season with San Francisco as he was ineligible from negotiating with outside teams as an exclusive rights free agent this offseason. The 2020 seventh-round pick caught 24 passes for 282 yards and five receiving touchdowns over 16 regular-season games last season after never seeing the field in his rookie season. Jennings also accounted for 51 rushing yards on 13 carries last season and should slot in as the 49ers' No. 3 wideout once again next season barring any changes to this position group.

Apr 19, 2022 2:06 PM EST

Best game of professional career

Jennings had six receptions (seven targets) for 94 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Jennings saved his best for last, as his two-touchdown game helped propel the 49ers to an upset victory than landed his team in the playoffs. The 23-year-old hadn't topped three receptions, 46 yards or one touchdown in any of his previous 15 appearances this season, but he crushed each of those categories in one fell swoop against the Rams. Jennings has shown soft hands to complement his large frame (6-foot-3, 212 pounds), but it would be outlandish if he managed to produce anything close to this monster performance in next week's playoff tilt against the Cowboys in his current role as the No. 3 wideout in San Francisco.

Jan 9, 2022 9:04 PM EST

Has two receptions in win

Jennings caught both of his targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 23-7 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Jennings saw his usual allotment of offensive snaps (48 percent) as the 49ers' No. 3 wideout, finishing with two receptions for the second week in a row. The 23-year-old didn't see his role on offense change much with rookie Trey Lance under center, so there isn't much to report here from a fantasy perspective. San Francisco escaped this matchup relatively healthy, leaving Jennings off the radar as an asset heading into a Week 18 matchup against the Rams.

Jan 3, 2022 10:47 AM EST

Logs 27 offensive snaps

Jennings caught two of five targets for 19 yards in Thursday's 20-17 loss to Tennessee.

Analysis: Jennings saw his usual allotment of offensive snaps (46 percent), but was unable to replicate last week's trip to the end zone. The 23-year-old would have finished with three receptions for the third straight game if he didn't drop a pass that hit him right in the hands during a crucial stalled drive in the fourth quarter. Jennings has settled into a low-usage role as the 49ers' No. 3 wideout heading into a Week 17 matchup against the Texans.

Dec 24, 2021 2:06 PM EST

Hits pay dirt in victory

Jennings had three receptions (six targets) for 28 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-13 win over Atlanta.

Analysis: The 49ers' No. 3 wideout logged his usual amount of offensive snaps (44 percent), but he was able to use his large frame (6-foot-3) on a quick slant route for a four-yard touchdown to bolster his fantasy day. Jennings has now scored two touchdowns over his last four contests, with both uncoincidentally coming in the only two games where he saw red-zone targets. Jimmy Garoppolo may have figured out how to use his tallest rotation wideout closer to the goal line, but sporadic trips to the end zone aren't enough to offset the 24-year-old's low yardage output in his current role. Jennings is just a deep-league option heading into Thursday's matchup against the Titans.

Dec 20, 2021 11:09 AM EST

Plays 65 percent of snaps

Jennings corralled three of five targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 26-23 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Jennings saw some extended run in the receiver rotation with Deebo Samuel filling in at running back (8-37-1) for the injured Elijah Mitchell (concussion/knee). This resulted in the 25-year-old experiencing new season highs in receptions, targets, yards and offensive snaps (45) in one fell swoop. Mitchell's status for next Sunday's matchup against Atlanta is still unclear, but Jennings requires at least one of San Francisco's top playmakers to be absent for him to carry any value in deeper formats.

Dec 13, 2021 1:21 PM EST

Sticks in No. 3 role

Jennings logged 29 offensive snaps (50 percent) while catching his lone target for eight yards in Sunday's 30-23 loss to Seattle.

Analysis: Trent Sherfield (two receptions for 16 yards) took over Deebo Samuel's (groin) spot in the starting lineup, which kept Jennings in the slot role for the time being. When Samuel returns (could be as soon as this Sunday), it will be interesting to see whether Jennings will retain his spot at third on the receiver depth chart, or if Sherfield has permanently leapfrogged him. Either way, the 23-year-old remains nothing more than a potential red-zone target (two touchdowns on eight red-zone targets) with limited playing time.

Dec 6, 2021 12:34 PM EST

Role continues to grow

Jennings had two receptions on three targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-36 win over Minnesota.

Analysis: Jennings continued to see a gradual increase in usage while serving as the 49ers' No. 3 wideout, experiencing new highs in targets and receiving yardage. The 23-year-old even appeared to catch a second touchdown, but it was reviewed and overturned when the wideout's knee barely grazed the white sideline paint in the end zone. Jennings may continue to see his usage increase with Deebo Samuel's (groin) status unclear for next week's matchup against the Seahawks. It is worth mentioning that fellow wideout Trent Sherfield appeared to be running Samuel's backfield motions and distractions in the fourth quarter, but both receivers are likely to see a small uptick in action if the star wideout misses any time.

Nov 29, 2021 11:22 AM EST

One catch in win

Jennings caught his lone target for four yards in Sunday's 30-10 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Jennings continued serving as the 49ers' third wideout in place of the injured Mohamed Sanu (knee), logging 33 offensive snaps (48 percent) in a comfortable win. The increased playing time has not resulted in a larger role in the passing game, as the 24-year-old has just two receptions for seven yards on three targets in the two games since taking over the slot role. We should expect more of the same from Jennings against the Vikings next Sunday.

Nov 22, 2021 12:37 PM EST

Takes over as No. 3 WR

Jennings logged 32 offensive snaps (47 percent) Monday, finishing with one reception (two targets) for three yards in a 31-10 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Mohamed Sanu (knee) was placed on injured reserve this week, so Jennings assumed the veteran's role as the team's third wideout. The 23-year-old only saw two targets despite being on the field for nearly half of the team's offensive snaps, so there isn't much to report here from a fantasy perspective in the 49ers' current configuration.

Nov 16, 2021 10:54 AM EST

Scores first career touchdown

Jennings caught both of his targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-11 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Jennings ran a levels concept with tight end George Kittle, taking the under route and benefitting from the defense drifting towards his teammate as the wideout took the ball to the house. While this was a big day for the 24-year-old, keep in mind that he logged just six offensive snaps, so he is unlikely to find the end zone very often with the current depth chart configuration.

Sep 20, 2021 3:40 PM EST

Off injury report

Jennings (heel) isn't listed on the 49ers' injury report Wednesday.

Analysis: Jennings played well in the 49ers' preseason opener but an injury in Week 2 derailed the receivers' chances of making the team. The 24-year-old ended up making the team and is no longer on the injury report so he could see minimal snaps in Sunday's season opener.

Sep 8, 2021 6:03 PM EST

Expected to play Sunday

Jennings (heel) participated in Friday's walk-through practice and is expected to play in the preseason finale Sunday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jennings had a strong showing in the preseason opener, totaling three touches for 49 yards, but he was unable to maintain that momentum as a heel injury sidelined him for Week 2 of preseason. The extra work will be vital for the 24-year-old as he competes for a roster spot with Travis Benjamin and Trent Sherfield.

Aug 28, 2021 9:39 AM EST

Practices in limited capacity

Jennings was limited to side work during Thursday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: jennings appears to be progressing towards being available for the 49ers' final preseason game against the Raiders on Aug. 29. The 2020 seventh-round pick was forced to miss last week's contest after an impressive performance during Week 1 of the preseason. He spent parts of his rookie season on the practice squad and was vying for a spot on the regular-season roster before his injury.

Aug 26, 2021 5:29 PM EST

Sitting with heel injury

Jennings won't play in Sunday's preseason game at the Chargers due to a heel injury, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: A 2020 seventh-round pick of the 49ers, Jennings spent parts of his rookie season on the team's practice squad. After a stay on the reserve/COVID-19 list during training camp this summer, he impressed in preseason Week 1 with three touches for 49 yards from scrimmage on 38 offensive snaps. Now, a different health concern is threatening his availability, which in turn could set him back in his case for a spot on the regular-season roster.

Aug 22, 2021 4:05 PM EST

Making case for roster spot

Jennings' strong showing in the preseason opener (three touches for 49 yards) has put him in position to compete for a roster spot this preseason, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: While Trent Sherfield stole the show with an 80-yard touchdown reception, it was Jennings who was the first backup to enter the game against the Chiefs on Saturday, also finishing with a position-high 38 offensive snaps. The team clearly wanted to get a look at the 24-year-old, and his success on the field puts him in the mix to compete for a backup job behind what looks to be a settled starting trio of Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and Mohamed Sanu.

Aug 16, 2021 10:18 AM EST

Back from COVID list

Jennings (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Jennings is now back at practice after landing on the COVID list in late July. The 24-year-old spent time on San Francisco's practice squad last year after going undrafted out of Tennessee.

Aug 9, 2021 2:34 PM EST

On COVID list

The 49ers placed Jennings (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Jennings appears to have recovered from the serious hamstring issue he sustained last October, but he'll now need to clear the league's COVID-19 protocols before practicing in training camp. He's likely competing for a spot on San Francisco's practice squad.

Jul 28, 2021 10:37 AM EST

Signs with 49ers

Jennings secured a contract with San Fransisco on Monday.

Analysis: After spending some time on the practice squad with the 49ers this season, Jennings (hamstring) will land a spot on the reserves/future list. After suffering an injury in October, the receiver was unable to play in a game and did not see any targets this season.

Jan 4, 2021 3:04 PM EST

Return to practice not imminent

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Jennings (hamstring) isn't expected to practice in the near future, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Shanahan added that Jennings nearly ripped his hamstring in October. Despite Shanahan's pessimism in the short term, the head coach was hopeful that Jennings will practice and possibly play in a game by the end of the season. Jennings posted a 59-969-8 line over 13 games in his senior season at Tennessee. He'll remain on the 49ers' practice squad until he's healthy.

Dec 14, 2020 3:06 PM EST

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