Juszczyk finished the 2017 campaign with 31 yards on seven carries and 315 receiving yards and a touchdown on 33 receptions through 14 games. The Swiss-army knife fullback did it again, posting arguably his best receiving totals (outside of touchdowns) after joining the 49ers this past offseason. Of course, leading the league in receiving yards as a fullback doesn't serve much purpose in fantasy leagues that do not have a slot for fullbacks. Juszczyk did see his production increase once Jimmy Garoppolo took over down the stretch, posting game totals that could have been passed off as a usable tight end in deep PPR formats, so it isn't inconceivable to have Juice on draft boards in those very deep formats next season.
Juszczyk hauled in all five of his targets for a career-high 76 yards in Sunday's 44-33 win over the Jaguars. It didn't take long for the receiving fullback to break his previous career high that he set two weeks ago. The 26-year-old has seen his role expand over the past three weeks, garnering 14 targets and producing 156 receiving yards over that span. While those numbers resemble that of a potentially rosterable tight end, Juszczyk is considered a running back, which severely limits his fantasy value due to his low floor.
Juszczyk hauled in three of four targets for 64 yards in Sunday's 26-16 victory over the Texans. It was the versatile fullback's best yardage output of the season. Juszczyk has been seeing a small uptick in targets recently, hauling in 13 catches over the past four weeks. On the flip side, he has been completely absent from the running game, failing to receive more than one carry in any game this year. While his versatile production as a fullback is useful for the 49ers, it would take a unique fantasy format to render Juszczyk a viable option.
Juszczyk (neck) caught five passes (six targets) for 27 yards and ran the ball once for no gain in Sunday's win over the Giants. Juszczyk was heavily involved in the passing game, pacing the team with five receptions and tying Garrett Celek for the team lead with six targets. He didn't do much with his dump-off passes, but the athletic fullback remains one of the most-utilized pass catchers at his position, leading all fullbacks with 20 targets this season.
Juszcyk (neck) is free from the 49ers' injury report heading into Week 10. Following a few limited sessions earlier in the week, Juszczyk logged a full practice Friday and appears on track for Sunday's matchup with the Giants assuming he avoids any setbacks.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/23||@Kansas City Chiefs||20||17.76|
|4||09/30||@Los Angeles Chargers||23||18.38|
|6||10/16||@Green Bay Packers||16||17.38|
|7||10/22||Los Angeles Rams||27||19.00|
|10||11/13||New York Giants||21||17.88|
|12||11/25||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||29||19.13|
|17||12/30||@Los Angeles Rams||27||19.00|