Richardson caught his only target for 27 yards Sunday against the Jets.
Richardson had six targets a couple games ago, but that was because of injuries to other receivers. With Tyler Lockett still gimpy Sunday, Richardson still didn't get many opportunities, though he played 38 snaps.
The 49ers' defense didn't do much to stop Russell Wilson or Trevone Boykin, but Richardson - who recorded four receptions in the first two weeks of the season - didn't join in. Instead Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham combined for 19 of the possible 29 targets, with Jermaine Kearse and the backs collecting much of the rest. With some clear targets at the top and quality secondary options abound, it's hard to picture Richardson finding much sustained success.
Richardson caught three of six of targets for 35 yards Sunday in a loss at the Rams.
Richardson was more involved than usual because of injuries to Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett. If either of those two is limited in Week 3, Richardson stands to see more targets.
Richardson could have a game or two with some big numbers, but usually his role will be limited. He only played 17 snaps Sunday and is the fourth receiver by a good distance.
Richardson caught two of three targets for 19 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 27-17 preseason victory over the Cowboys.
The third-year receiver made an impressive grab on a perfectly timed touch pass from Russell Wilson for a second-quarter, nine-yard touchdown. It was a solid effort for Richardson overall after not being targeted a week prior against the Vikings. He looks firmly entrenched as the fourth receiver heading into the 2016 campaign.
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|10||11/13/16||@ NE||8:30 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ TB||4:05 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ SF||4:25 pm|
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