Kyle Juszczyk

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

Kyle Juszczyk News

Scores on short TD plunge

Juszczyk recorded one yard and a touchdown on two carries and failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 27-7 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: With top back Elijah Mitchell (knee) out of the lineup Week 2, Juszczyk only saw a small uptick in offensive usage, playing 50 percent of the snaps against the Seahawks after checking in at 37 percent in the Week 1 loss to the Bears. No. 2 back Tyrion Davis-Price (ankle) suffered an injury Sunday that will likely sideline him for several weeks, but Juszczyk is unlikely to be a major beneficiary, as the 49ers are instead expected to promote Marlon Mack from the practice squad to have him or undrafted rookie Jordan Mason settle in as the primary backup to Jeff Wilson while Mitchell resides on IR. The 30-year-old fullback is instead expected to continue in his usual role as a lead blocker and occasional short-area target in the passing game.

Sep 20, 2022 7:39 AM EST

Options picked up

The 49ers have picked up Juszczyk's option for the 2023 through 2025 seasons, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Juszczyk has been with the 49ers for the past five years, and he'll remain with the club for at least four more seasons. The 30-year-old appeared in all 17 games last year and rushed eight times for 22 yards and a touchdown while securing 30 of 38 targets for 296 yards and a score.

Mar 31, 2022 12:12 PM EST

Over 300 combined yards this year

Juszczyk finished the 2021 regular season with 22 rushing yards, 296 receiving yards and two combined touchdowns across 17 games.

Analysis: Juszczyk turned in another All-Pro level season as one of the most versatile fullbacks in the league. As usual, that production did not translate into fantasy value, as his current role on offense doesn't generate enough touches. Juice is under contract until 2025, so he will be paving paths for Elijah Mitchell and Co. in 2022.

Jan 20, 2022 2:56 PM EST

Sets new season high in receiving

Juszczyk hauled in three of five targets for 45 yards in Thursday's 20-17 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Juszczyk set new season highs in yards and targets as he continued to flash his versatility from the fullback position. The 30-year-old could have had a career day when he lined up wide and ran a crisp crossing route with Brandon Aiyuk that sprung Juice free. Unfortunately for San Francisco, Jimmy Garoppolo airmailed his wide-open man, leaving a 40-yard touchdown on the table. Juszczyk is a unique talent that has playmaking skills at an endangered position, but he doesn't receive enough consistent volume to breakthrough as a fantasy option.

Dec 24, 2021 2:42 PM EST

Scores first rushing TD this year

Juszczyk converted his lone rushing attempt into a six-yard touchdown and caught his lone target for six more yards in Sunday's 31-13 win over Atlanta.

Analysis: Juszczyk is known for making his yearly statistical contributions in the passing game (25-242-1 in 2021), but he is being highlighted for his rushing in this one. The 30-year-old had a fullback dive drawn up for him to convert a third-and-short, but he barreled through the Falcons' defense and finished the job off himself. Juice will likely pop up in the running back waiver wire pool if you sort by points scored last week, but fantasy managers should remember that a lack of a fullback position in standard formats holds back any potential value despite being the best at his position in the league.

Dec 20, 2021 11:59 AM EST

Gains 21 yards in loss

Juszczyk recorded two receptions for 21 yards on three targets in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Juszczyk has held a consistent tertiary role in the 49ers' passing attack throughout the season, drawing at least one target in all but one of his 12 appearances on the campaign. With 23 receptions for 231 yards on the campaign, Juszczyk has alreadya surpassed his output in both categories from a full 16-game slate in 2020, though he's scored five fewer touchdowns.

Dec 7, 2021 11:39 AM EST

35 yards receiving in loss

Juszczyk rushed once for no gain and caught three of four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: Juszczyk continues to fill a valuable role for San Francisco in the absence of injured running backs and tight ends. This time he took on a larger receiving role while George Kittle (calf) mends on IR for at least three games. Juice is clearly the best fullback in the league, but his lack of a true fantasy position limits his utility.

Oct 11, 2021 1:37 PM EST

Sees uptick in usage

Juszczyk rushed five times for 14 yards and had four receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-28 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: The 49ers only utilized starting running back Trey Sermon on offense, opting to increase Juszczyk's role instead of using the slew of relative newcomers behind Sermon on the depth chart. Juice generally only receives a couple of touches per game, but this increased role could continue if previous starting replacement, Elijah Mitchell (shoulder), is unable to suit up against Seattle next Sunday.

Sep 27, 2021 3:40 PM EST

Experiences cramps Sunday

Juszczyk excited Sunday's contest against the Eagles with cramps, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Juszczyk caught two passes for 15 yards and rushed one time for two yards. The 30-year-old experienced cramps on the 49ers' final offensive possession and had to leave the field. The issue doesn't appear to be serious.

Sep 19, 2021 1:36 PM EST

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

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