Jauan Jennings

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

Jauan Jennings News

Held to one catch in season finale

Jennings caught one of two targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 38-13 win over Arizona.

Analysis: Jennings dropped back to third on the receiver depth chart following Deebo Samuel's return, finishing with 26 snaps on offense (43 percent) Sunday. The 25-year-old finishes the regular season with 35 receptions for 416 yards and a receiving touchdown. Jennings should remain in a low-usage role against the Seahawks on Saturday now that the 49ers offense is back at full strength.

Jan 11, 2023 1:01 AM EST

Gains 46 yards on two receptions

Jennings caught two of three targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 37-34 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Jennings made a couple of big catches in his third start in place of Deebo Samuel (ankle/knee), but his target share remained low despite the increased role. It has become clear that head coach Kyle Shanahan doesn't plan to draw up more plays for the veteran wideout even as a starter. That being said, Jennings' value should remain unchanged whether or not Samuel is able to return against the Cardinals on Sunday.

Jan 2, 2023 4:14 PM EST

Disappoints in start

Jennings had two receptions (three targets) for 21 yards in Saturday's 37-20 win over Washington.

Analysis: Jennings received another start in place of the injured Deebo Samuel (knee/ankle), logging 46 offensive snaps (88 percent) and finishing third in team targets. The 25-year-old did not experience an increase in production despite seeing his regular snap count double in these two starts. Samuel's earliest timetable could have him returning ahead of a Week 17 matchup against the Raiders. If he is not ready to return, Jennings would garner another start -- with limited upside -- on New Year's Day.

Dec 25, 2022 5:01 PM EST

Three catches in win

Jennings brought in three of five targets for 31 yards in the 49ers' 21-13 win over the Seahawks on Thursday night.

Analysis: Jennings played a modest role despite the absence of Deebo Samuel (knee), checking in a distant second to George Kittle in receiving yardage. However, it was a relatively quiet night for the air attack overall, with Jennings' five targets checking in second on the team for the night. The fourth-year pro should have another opportunity to operate as the No. 2 wideout in a Week 16 home matchup against the Commanders a week from Saturday.

Dec 15, 2022 9:20 PM EST

Role could increase in Week 15

Jennings played 20 offensive snaps (34 percent) and finished with one catch (two targets) for five yards in Sunday's 35-7 win over the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Jennings turned in one of his worst performances in rookie Brock Purdy's first career start. It's hard to recommend a player after a poor outing, but the 49ers may be without the services of Deebo Samuel (ankle) for the immediate future, opening the door for Jennings to potentially start alongside Brandon Aiyuk. Assuming that holds true, the 24-year-old could generate some deep-league value against the Seahawks on Thursday.

Dec 12, 2022 1:01 PM EST

Nabs two catches Sunday

Jennings finished with two receptions on four targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 33-17 win over Miami.

Analysis: Fresh off of his best fantasy game of the season, Jennings reverted to his usual modest production. The 49ers lost starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) for the season, so it was encouraging to see the team's No. 3 wideout continuing to perform as expected with third-string rookie Brock Purdy under center. Jennings shouldn't be considered a starting fantasy option against the Buccaneers in Week 14.

Dec 5, 2022 1:23 PM EST

Scores first TD of 2022

Jennings caught six of seven targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 13-0 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Jennings scored his first touchdown of the 2022 campaign in unusual fashion Sunday. Jimmy Garoppolo was targeting his tallest wideout in the back corner of the end zone, but Tyrann Mathieu deflected the ball and Jennings was there to catch it as he was falling from his initial leaping attempt. The end result was a strong fantasy line from the 49ers' No. 3 receiver, who was coming off of a catchless outing against the Cardinals in Week 11. Jennings played his usual allotment of offensive snaps (41 percent), so fantasy managers shouldn't expect a repeat performance against the Dolphins on Sunday.

Nov 28, 2022 1:56 PM EST

Fails to record a catch

Jennings was unable to pull in either of his two targets in Monday's 38-10 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: The usually sure-handed Jennings had a rough go of things in Mexico City where he failed to log a catch for the first time this season. The 25-year-old logged his usual share of snaps (38 percent) while serving as San Francisco's third wideout. Jennings isn't much of a fantasy option in his limited role on offense, but he should produce better than Monday's dud when the 49ers take on the Saints on Sunday.

Nov 22, 2022 11:37 AM EST

Gains 40 yards in return

Jennings (hamstring) caught all four of his targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 22-16 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Jennings was able to get back on the field and resume his role as the No. 3 wideout after missing a game prior to last week's bye with a bum hamstring. The 25-year-old saw his usual allotment of snaps on offense (33 percent) and continued to serve as Jimmy Garoppolo's preferred target on third downs (two conversions Sunday). Jennings still doesn't provide enough volume in his current role to warrant fantasy consideration against the Cardinals next Monday.

Nov 14, 2022 11:20 AM EST

Logs full practice Wednesday

Jennings (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jennings was absent Week 8 due to a hamstring issue, then rested up during the 49ers' Week 9 bye before returning to all on-field work to kick off Week 10 prep. The same can be said for the team's No. 1 wide receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring), so the position group is back to full strength ahead of Sunday's game against the Chargers. In seven appearances this season, Jennings has put together a 14-180-0 line on 24 targets working behind Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.

Nov 9, 2022 4:20 PM EST

Takes seat in Week 8

Jennings (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday at the Rams, Lindsey Pallares of the 49ers' official site reports.

Analysis: Jennings managed one limited session in practice during Week 8 prep, but it wasn't enough to play through his hamstring issue. The 49ers also are without top wide receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring) on Sunday, so Brandon Aiyuk will be joined in the lineup by some combination of Ray-Ray McCloud, Danny Gray, Willie Snead and Tay Martin at the position. Jennings will use a Week 9 bye to heal up for the team's next game Sunday, Nov. 13 against the Chargers.

Oct 30, 2022 12:09 PM EST

Deemed questionable for Week 8

The 49ers list Jennings (hamstring) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Jennings didn't practice in any fashion Wednesday or Thursday, but the fact that he'll take a questionable tag into the weekend rather than being ruled out for Sunday's contest suggests that he may have demonstrated progress on some level at Friday's practice. If Jennings is able to overcome his hamstring injury and suit up Sunday, he'll be one of several 49ers pass catchers who will be tasked with replacing some of the vacated target volume that would have gone to No. 1 wideout Deebo Samuel (hamstring), who won't play against the Rams.

Oct 28, 2022 1:45 PM EST

Still not practicing

Jennings (hamstring) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jennings was listed the same way Wednesday, but he at least was seen running on a side field in a helmet and uniform Thursday, according to Matt Barrows of The Athletic. The 49ers' No. 1 wide receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring) also hasn't practiced this week, so the team's situation at the position bears watching to see if either player may suit up Sunday at the Rams.

Oct 27, 2022 4:43 PM EST

Dealing with hamstring injury

Jennings (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Deebo Samuel (hamstring) also missed practice, leaving Brandon Aiyuk and Ray-Ray McCloud as San Francisco's top wide receivers. Jennings has caught two or fewer passes in every game since Week 1, but he could see a bit more work if he's healthier than Samuel for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Oct 26, 2022 2:22 PM EST

Garners three targets in loss

Jennings caught two of three targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 28-14 loss to Atlanta.

Analysis: Jennings continues to be Jimmy Garoppolo's go-to man on third down, with two of the receiver's three targets coming on the crucial down. The 25-year-old hasn't recorded more than two receptions since Week 1, so he is more valuable to the 49ers than he is to fantasy managers. That said, Jennings could see an extra target or two next Sunday if San Francisco is forced to play from behind against a high-powered Chiefs offense.

Oct 17, 2022 9:46 AM EST

Looks explosive on two snags

Jennings (ankle) hauled in both of his targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 35-17 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: Jennings entered the game with a banged up ankle, but he showed no ill effects on two impressive catch and runs where he physically abused the smaller DBs covering him. The 6-foot-4 wideout continues to show improvements as a receiver despite a low target share (3.4 per game). The stats are not there for fantasy purposes, but Jennings could be a name to watch should either Deebo Samuel or Brandon Aiyuk miss time this season. As things currently stand, Jennings will continue to operate as San Francisco's third wideout heading into a matchup against Atlanta next Sunday.

Oct 10, 2022 8:35 AM EST

All set to play

Jennings (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Carolina.

Analysis: Jennings figures to occupy his usual role as the No. 3 receiver, following three straight weeks playing less than half the snaps. He saw six targets in the season opener when the Niners fell behind in Chicago, but Jennings has been targeted only nine teams in three subsequent games and has caught just four of hose for 31 yards.

Oct 7, 2022 4:09 PM EST

Remains limited Thursday

Jennings (ankle) was limited at Thursday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Jennings has notched back-to-back capped sessions since coach Kyle Shanahan told Josh Dubow of The Associated Press on Tuesday that the third-year pro was day-to-day due to an ankle issue. He'll have one last chance to jump up to all activity Friday, at which point the 49ers may give Jennings a designation for Sunday's game in Carolina. Operating as the 49ers' No. 3 wide receiver this season, he's gathered in eight of 15 targets for 93 yards and no touchdowns in four appearances.

Oct 6, 2022 3:21 PM EST

Limited by ankle issue

Jennings (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: After Monday's 24-9 win against the Rams, coach Kyle Shanahan told Josh Dubow of The Associated Press on Tuesday that Jennings was day-to-day due to an ankle injury. Jennings has upheld that statement by getting in some practice reps to begin Week 5 prep, and he'll have two more sessions to get back to full before the 49ers potentially give him a game-day designation for Sunday's contest at Carolina. On the season, Jennings has been lightly utilized behind Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk, recording eight catches (on 15 targets) for 93 yards on 48.3 percent of the offensive snaps.

Oct 5, 2022 4:04 PM EST

Battling ankle injury

San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan said Jennings is day-to-day after suffering an ankle injury in Monday's 24-9 win over the Rams, Josh Dubow of The Associated Press reports.

Analysis: Jennings played 18 of the 49ers' 49 snaps on offense (37 percent) in the Week 4 victory, turning his four targets into two catches for 22 yards. The 49ers will return to the practice field Wednesday as they begin preparations for a Week 5 matchup with the Panthers, but Jennings' status for that game looks uncertain at the moment. If he's sidelined this weekend, Ray-Ray McCloud would presumably be first in line to join Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk in three-receiver formations.

Oct 4, 2022 12:06 PM EST

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