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Kyle Juszczyk

San Francisco 49ers
Running Back #44
San Francisco 49ers
Running Back #44

Kyle Juszczyk News

Catches one pass

Juszczyk secured his lone target for seven yards during Sunday's 41-33 win over the Lions.

Analysis: Juszczyk did not log a single carry in the contest. The 30-year-old veteran played on 36 percent of the team's offensive snaps and was only targeted once. Even with Raheem Mostert set to miss the rest of the season, Juszczyk is not a trustworthy fantasy option based on his sporadic usage in San Francisco's offense. Fantasy managers should get a clearer picture of the team's backfield when the 49ers visit the Eagles in Week 2.

Sep 15, 2021 5:17 AM EST

Staying in SF on five-year deal

Juszczyk signed a five-year, $27 million contract to remain with the 49ers on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Widely regarded as the best fullback in the league, Juszczyk will be paid like it. Keeping the versatile weapon in the fold was a priority for the 49ers given how important Juszczyk is as a blocker, pass-catcher and short-yardage runner, and the two sides were finally able to hammer out a deal just before the free agency period opened up.

Mar 14, 2021 7:12 PM EST

Career-high six touchdowns

Juszczyk finished the 2020 season with career highs in rushing yards (64) and touchdowns (two) while contributing his usual production as a receiver (19 receptions for 202 yards and four scores) across 16 games.

Analysis: Juszczyk is an elite blocker and receiver out of the backfield, but he finally added the most-common offensive tool for a fullback -- short-yardage runs -- to his Swiss Army knife profile of tools. Even with the new high-water mark of six total touchdowns, the All-Pro continues to be hampered by the lack of a fullback position in standard fantasy formats. Unless the next generation of creative offensive minds have a gameplan surrounded around featuring the fullback, then Juice will continue to be an afterthought in fantasy circles despite bringing great value to his real-life squad. The 49ers will have a difficult decision to make regarding Juszczyk this offseason, as his four-year contract will expire heading into 2021 free agency period.

Jan 23, 2021 5:58 AM EST

Scores twice

Juszczyk recorded two receptions on three targets for 10 yards and two touchdown in Week 16 against the Cardinals. He added one rush for three yards.

Analysis: Juszczyk made the most of his limited touches, hauling in touchdown receptions of nine and one-yard. Though his volume remains insignificant, Juszczyk has found the end zone four times in his last four games. He'll look to take one more trip to the end zone in Week 17 against Seattle to close the campaign.

Dec 26, 2020 6:00 PM EST

Musters up 29 yards

Juszcyk rushed twice for four yards and caught one of two targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 41-33 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Juszcyk now has 61 yards and two touchdowns on the ground and a 16-188-2 line through the air. In turn, he's been named to a fifth straight Pro Bowl.

Dec 22, 2020 1:29 PM EST

Hits pay dirt again

Juszczyk rushed one time for three yards and caught two of three targets for 15 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-15 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Juszczyk extended his touchdown streak to two games and now has four combined scores on the year (two rushing and two receiving). The versatile fullback remains the top receiving threat at his position with 15 receptions for 163 yards through 13 contests, but he has also been used more as a rusher with new career highs in carries (13), rushing yards (57) and rushing touchdowns (two). Juice still doesn't provide enough volume to become fantasy relevant when forced into the category of running back.

Dec 14, 2020 2:59 PM EST

Scores in Week 13 loss

Juszczyk had two carries for five yards and caught a six-yard touchdown during Sunday's 34-24 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: The 29-year-old played a season-low 14 offensive snaps but was still able to find the end zone for his first receiving touchdown of the season. Juszczyk has 12 carries for 54 yards and 13 receptions for 148 yards with three total touchdowns this season.

Dec 8, 2020 8:34 PM EST

Logs 32 scrimmage yards

Juszczyk registered eight yards on a pair of carries, adding two receptions for 24 yards during Sunday's 23-20 win against the Rams. He also fumbled once, but the ball rolled out of bounds.

Analysis: The fullback's greatest contribution came in crunch time, as his two-yard carry on a 4th-and-1 with 35 seconds to go in the fourth quarter helped move San Francisco into range for a walk-off 42-yard field goal from Robbie Gould. His pass-catching contributions are of note as well, as Juszczyk's 24 receiving yards marked his greatest output since posting a 41-yard catch Week 1 against Arizona. He has two touchdowns on the season, as the 49ers prepare to host the Bills out of a temporary home in Arizona.

Dec 1, 2020 7:11 PM EST

Rushes for second touchdown

Juszczyk had four carries for 18 yards and one touchdown and caught one of two targets for 18 yards during Sunday's 33-6 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: The 29-year-old entered Week 7 with only three carries for 18 yards all season, but he was more involved in the run game versus New England. Juszczyk could continue to see more involvment with Tevin Coleman (knee) Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Jeff Wilson (ankle) sidelined, but he's unlikely to enter fantasy relevance. Jerick McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty should handle most of the backfield touches for the 49ers.

Oct 27, 2020 2:02 PM EST

Scores first rushing TD in SF

Juszczyk rushed twice for 11 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 43-17 loss to Miami.

Analysis: It was surprisingly Juszczyk's first rushing touchdown with the 49ers since joining the team back in 2017. The versatile fullback generally does his damage in the passing game, but he has been limited to just five receptions so far through five contests. As per usual, Juice will carry more real-life value over fantasy heading into a Week 6 matchup against the Rams.

Oct 12, 2020 12:52 PM EST

One catch in win

Juszczyk caught his lone target for seven yards in Sunday's 36-9 win over the Giants.

Analysis: It has been a quiet couple of weeks for Juszczyk (three receptions for 13 yards) following his big 41-yard reception back in Week 1. The versatile fullback provides so much for the 49ers that doesn't show up on the stat sheet, and while he will occassionally have a big play drawn up for him, there isn't enough consistency here to warrant fantasy consideration.

Sep 28, 2020 11:03 AM EST

Totals 48 yards in loss

Juszczyk ran the ball once for seven yards and caught a pass for 41 yards in Sunday's 24-20 loss to Arizona.

Analysis: Head coach Kyle Shanahan drew up a play for his fullback, and Juszczyk rewarded the decision by getting open in the secondary for a huge gain. The 29-year-old caught the Cardinals off guard, but those familiar with the versatile back's game are aware of his ability rip off the occasional big play (23 receptions for 278 yards and two touchdowns last season). Juice is a priceless asset for the 49ers, but as an endangered fullback, he doesn't receive enough touches to warrant fantasy consideration in standard formats.

Sep 15, 2020 4:01 AM EST

Back in action

Juszczyk (hamstring) returned to team activities Monday, Nick Wagoner of reports.

Analysis: "Juice" was one of many 49ers to suffer mild hamstring strains earlier in camp, and like a few of his comrades, he was able to return to action Monday, putting him in line to suit up against the Cardinals in Week 1. The Swiss-army knife will make the occasionally flashy play out of the backfield, but his main priority will be to help pave lanes for this fast rushing attack instilled by head coach Kyle Shanahan.

Sep 8, 2020 1:46 AM EST

Has hamstring strain

Coach Kyle Shanahan called Juszczyk "week-to-week" due to a strained hamstring, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: And the injuries just keep coming for the defending NFC champions. Juszczyk may be the most versatile fullback in the league and has posted at least 200 yards receiving in five consecutive campaigns, so his status will be one to watch as Week 1 approaches.

Aug 27, 2020 12:04 PM EST

Sticking in San Francisco

The 49ers picked up Jusczyk's 2020 option Wednesday, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Analysis: The Niners could've saved $5.45 million against the salary cap next year by letting Juszcyk go, but the fullback's versatility will keep him around for another year. The 28-year-old rushed three times for seven yards and caught 20 of 24 targets for 239 yards and a score over 12 games in 2019, and he added a touchdown reception in the Super Bowl as well.

Mar 4, 2020 2:13 PM EST

Scores on big stage

Juszczyk hauled in all three of his targets for 39 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 31-20 Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: In addition to his contributions as a receiver, Juszczyk performed to his usual exceptional level as a blocker on offense. The versatile fullback's touchdown came via hauling in a 15-yard pass midway through the second quarter. Though he isn't a candidate to inch onto the fantasy radar, Juszczyk's continued presence in San Francisco will remain key for the team's plans on offense. He'll enter the final year of his contract in 2020.

Feb 2, 2020 8:19 PM EST

Sets up touchdown

Juszczyk caught his lone pass for a 49-yard gain during Sunday's 26-21 win over Seattle.

Analysis: Juszczyk delivered some devastating blocks out of the backfield Sunday, but his biggest play came in the slot midway through the third quarter when he stutter-stepped his defender and got open downfield for a 49-yard gain to set up a Raheem Mostert touchdown. Thanks to Juszczyk's efforts, the 49ers will have a bye this coming week and will take on the Eagles, Seahawks or Vikings in the divisional round. Sunday's reception was the only touch Juszczyk recorded against any of those teams this season.

Dec 31, 2019 4:17 PM EST

Scores short touchdown

Juszczyk had two carries for one yard and two receptions for six yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 29-22 loss to Atlanta.

Analysis: Juszczyk recovered a fumble on punt coverage and nearly broke the plane of the end zone, so coach Kyle Shanahan rewarded his fullback by drawing up two plays to eventually get him the score. The versatile blocker has five catches over his last two contests, but also had zero touches over his previous two, highlighting the lack of fantasy value heading into Week 16.

Dec 16, 2019 12:25 PM EST

Returns to contest

Juszczyk returned to Sunday's game against the Saints after being evaluated for a concussion, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: After getting dinged up in the fourth quarter, the 28-year-old fullback was deemed fine after further evaluation. Juszczyk will continue to pave the way for the 49ers' running backs while occasionally contributing in the passing game.

Dec 8, 2019 1:02 PM EST

Evaluated for head injury

Juszczyk left Sunday's game against the Saints and is being evaluated for a concussion, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Juszczyk suffered the injury on a hit directly to the head after he caught a pass in the fourth quarter, and was visibly shaken up. He'll enter the league's mandated concussion protocol, and we'll need to be cleared by an independent neurologist before returning.

Dec 8, 2019 12:50 PM EST

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