Kendrick Bourne

Kendrick Bourne

Wide Receiver #10
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 190 lb.
College:Eastern Washington
Age:25
Born:August 4, 1995
Drafted:2017 / UDFA

Kendrick Bourne: Hoping for extension

Bourne and the 49ers have discussed a contract extension, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Bourne is signed to a second-round restricted free agent tender for 2020, scheduled to make $3.26 million. The 2017 UDFA has never been much of a fantasy asset, but he did solid work for the Niners as a No. 3 receiver the past two seasons, averaging 7.7 yards on 110 targets while primarily operating from the slot. Bourne could see an uptick in usage early this season if Deebo Samuel is slow to recover from June foot surgery.

July 2, 2020 7:22 AM EST

Kendrick Bourne: Signs RFA tender

Bourne signed his restricted free agent tender Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: San Francisco will pay Bourne $3.26 million in 2020 after tendering him at the second-round level last month. The wideout tallied 30 receptions for 358 yards and five touchdowns while playing a full 16-game slate last season.

April 6, 2020 1:58 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne: Getting second-round tender

The 49ers are giving Bourne a second-round tender, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The draft pick protection will be more than sufficient to dissuade any offer sheets for the restricted free agent. Bourne did solid work out of the slot last season, but he won't necessarily be guaranteed the same job in 2020. His role depends on what the Niners do this offseason, starting with impending free agent Emmanuel Sanders.

March 17, 2020 1:38 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne: Finishes season with 42 yards

Bourne caught two of four targets for 42 yards in a 31-20 loss to Kansas City in the Super Bowl.

Analysis: Bourne played 48 percent of snaps on offense and also got some work (eight snaps) on special teams. His 26-yard gain late in the third quarter helped set up a touchdown for Raheem Mostert, who plunged in from one yard out to give the Niners a 20-10 lead. Bourne consistently served as the 49ers' No. 3 wide receiver throughout the 2019 season, but the role typically doesn't require a ton of snaps or targets, as coach Kyle Shanahan favors two-back formations (with fullback Kyle Juszczyk) over three-wide sets. Bourne is scheduled to become a restricted free agent in the offseason, while fellow wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is eligible for unrestricted free agency.

February 3, 2020 6:57 AM EST

Kendrick Bourne: Catches one pass

Bourne caught his lone target for a six-yard gain in Sunday's 37-20 win over Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game.

Analysis: Bourne played a key role the previous week but was limited to 25 percent snap share in Sunday's blowout victory. He's locked in as the 49ers' No. 3 wide receiver ahead of a Super Bowl matchup with the Chiefs.

January 20, 2020 6:58 AM EST

Kendrick Bourne: Scores first career postseason TD

Bourne caught three of five targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-10 NFC divisional round victory over Minnesota.

Analysis: Bourne's three catches tied Deebo Samuel for the team lead in receptions, but the former was the only receiver to hit pay dirt. It's tough to take away a whole lot from the 49ers' passing attack in this one, as the team played with the lead for the final three quarters and ran the ball 71 percent of the time. The 6-foot-1 wideout does offer upside in terms of his red-zone skills, as he now has six touchdowns on just 33 receptions this season, but he remains a cheap flyer in DFS formats heading into the NFC Championship Round next Sunday.

January 11, 2020 6:40 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne: Finishes season with five scores

Bourne had 30 receptions for 358 yards and five touchdowns in 16 games this season.

Analysis: Bourne started the year as a reserve, but injuries and improved play by the wideout boosted him to third on the depth chart to finish the season. His production was mainly touchdown-dependent, which kept the 23-year-old out of the fantasy picture for the most part. Bourne will enter the 2020 season as a restricted free agent, and his play during the playoffs could influence whether the club elects to keep him around for a fourth year.

January 2, 2020 2:20 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne: Gains 29 yards in win

Bourne had two catches (three targets) for 29 yards in Saturday's 34-31 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Bourne didn't have a strong fantasy day, but his 16-yard reception on a crucial third-and-16 on the game's final drive helped propel the 49ers to victory. The 24-year-old has taken a stranglehold of the third spot on the wide receiver depth chart, although that role in San Francisco's offense doesn't provide much in terms of volume. Bourne will need to find the end zone -- like he did against Seattle back in Week 10 -- in order to have fantasy value Sunday against the Seahawks.

December 22, 2019 3:33 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne: Just 11 yards in loss

Bourne had one catch (two targets) for 11 yards in Sunday's 29-22 loss to Atlanta.

Analysis: Bourne saw even fewer looks than usual, and he was unable to get in the end zone to supplement his fantasy value as in previous weeks. Duds like these are the risk with the 24-year-old as the fourth option in the passing game on a power-run offense. Bourne remains a deep-league option largely dependent on scoring heading into a Week 16 matchup with the Rams.

December 16, 2019 12:21 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne: Scores twice on three catches

Bourne caught three of four targets for 18 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 48-46 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Bourne's strong fantasy line was buoyed by a pair of touchdown grabs, bringing his season total up to a new career high of five through 13 games. The 24-year-old's nose for the end zone isn't a fluke, as his size (6-foot-1) makes him an ideal target on the outside when stacked up against his fellow wideouts, who all check in under six feet. Bourne maintained his spot as third on the wide receiver depth chart -- 57 percent of offensive snaps -- but he doesn't garner enough targets (averaging three targets over last three games) to be trusted outside of deeper formats.

December 9, 2019 10:42 AM EST

Kendrick Bourne: Holds onto third receiver role

Bourne caught all three of his targets for 42 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Bourne's 42 yards actually led all San Francisco receivers on a day where the rushing attack led the charge. Deebo Samuel has emerged as the starter opposite deadline acquisition, Emmanuel Sanders, but Bourne has surpassed both Marquise Goodwin (zero offensive snaps) and Dante Pettis (knee) as the third receiver on the depth chart. The 24-year-old is still touchdown-dependent, as he has surpassed 50 yards receiving just once this season (three catches for 69 yards back in Week 7). Bourne should be considered a deep-league option at best against the Saints on Sunday.

December 2, 2019 4:52 AM EST

Kendrick Bourne: Two catches in SNF win

Bourne caught both of his targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 37-8 win over Green Bay.

Analysis: Bourne technically outproduced Emmanuel Sanders (one catch for 15 yards), but the latter played a starter's share of snaps (67 percent) compared to the former's 50 percent. The 24-year-old only appears to gain value when the 49ers' receiving corps isn't at full strength, and it was as close to full go as it has been in some time Sunday. Sanders (ribs) and George Kittle (knee/ankle) figure to only get healthier down the stretch, limiting Bourne's fantasy appeal heading into a Week 13 matchup with Baltimore.

November 25, 2019 12:12 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne: TD streak continues

Bourne caught four passes (six targets) for 31 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 36-26 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) was able to start the contest but was clearly limited physically, which allowed Bourne to remain involved in a pseudo-starting role. The 24-year-old responded with his third consecutive game with a receiving touchdown. The 2017 undrafted wideout has proven to be more reliable than receivers on the team with more speed or higher pedigree, keeping him in the top three rotation on the wide receiver depth chart ahead of the likes of Dante Pettis and Marquis Goodwin. Bourne's 6-foot-1 frame has earned him more looks in the red zone, and he is cashing in on those opportunities with flying colors. He will look to extend his touchdown streak to four games while serving a similar role against the Packers on Sunday Night Football.

November 18, 2019 6:50 AM EST

Kendrick Bourne: One target in win

Bourne caught his only target for 11 yards in Sunday's 20-7 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Bourne was a non-factor from a fantasy perspective in this contest. Deebo Samuel (quadriceps) had to leave Sunday's win in the second half, and the severity of the wideout's injury is currently unknown. If he is forced to miss any time, Bourne could be elevated to third on the depth chart. That said, the 49ers and their stout defense seem content running the ball down the opposition's throats, so even if Bourne's role expands, there probably wouldn't be much fantasy value to be had.

October 14, 2019 1:45 AM EST

Kendrick Bourne: 24 yards Monday

Bourne caught both of his targets for 24 yards in Monday's 31-3 win over Cleveland.

Analysis: Bourne's 24 receiving yards were good enough for third amongst all San Francisco receiving options, highlighting the run-heavy gameplan coach Kyle Shanahan deployed against the Browns. The 24-year-old has only been seeing about 25 percent of the offensive snaps with the current wide receiver configuration, keeping him off the fantasy radar heading into Sunday's contest against the Rams.

October 8, 2019 6:27 AM EST

Kendrick Bourne: One catch in win

Bourne had one catch for four yards in Sunday's 41-17 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Bourne was limited to just one catch for the second consecutive week, and he finished last in terms of wide receiver snaps despite the game being a blowout. It seems like the 24-year-old is simply a depth wideout for this team until someone goes down with injury.

September 16, 2019 2:36 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne: Catches one pass

Bourne caught one of three targets for nine yards in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Bourne joined three of the other four wideouts who were active for San Francisco to only record one catch. It was a disappointing game for the 49ers' offense as a whole, so its tough to really extract any sort of concrete information regarding the receiving corps. If Trent Taylor (thumb) and Jalen Hurd (back) are forced to miss next week's contest against the Bengals, then expect Bourne to be mixed into the rotation again, but not enough to warrant consideration in standard formats.

September 8, 2019 11:46 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne: Survives roster cuts

Bourne made it safely onto the 49ers' 53-man roster following Saturday's roster cut deadline, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Bourne was competing with veteran Jordan Matthews for one of the final receiver openings this preseason, and he apparently showed enough (six catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns) to win the battle by a narrow margin. The 2017 undrafted wideout took a step forward when called upon last year, nabbing 42 receptions for 487 yards and four scores over 16 games (eight starts). Despite his improvements, the 24-year-old will likely spend the majority of the season lower on the depth chart when San Francisco's revamped receiving corps is at full strength. That said, Trent Taylor (foot) and Jalen Hurd (back) are doubtful for Week 1, so Bourne could find himself getting some run against Tampa Bay.

September 1, 2019 6:27 AM EST

Kendrick Bourne: Catches touchdown Thursday

Bourne brought in one of his three targets for 21 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers.

Analysis: Bourne got off to a rough start Thursday, dropping a pass on an out route that hit him in the hands. He made up for it later by making a diving catch in the end zone for a score. Bourne is currently competing with a few different options for the final spots on the wide receiver depth chart. The fact that the 24-year-old played in the final preseason game doesn't bode well for his current prospects, but things could change come final roster cuts Saturday.

August 29, 2019 11:35 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne: Quiet in preseason debut

Bourne hauled in his lone target for 12 yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Bourne's stat line was mostly forgettable, but it was even more concerning that he didn't "start" a game that Marquise Goodwin sat out. The 23-year-old will compete with veteran Jordan Matthews and rookies Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd -- who both had big games Saturday -- for a significant role in the offense this year. Bourne will have to step things up in the coming preseason games in order to beat out the 49ers' new acquisitions.

August 11, 2019 7:57 PM EST

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