Sherfield saw 13 of his 15 snaps come on special teams Sunday. He did not receive a target in a 30-28 loss to the Packers. Sherfield has seen his role reduced incrementally over the first three games of the season, which has coincided with starter Brandon Aiyuk's steady increase in playing time. The 25-year-old has performed well in his limited role (three receptions, 32 yards and a touchdown), so his reversion to fourth on the depth chart has more to do with the coaching staff restoring faith in Aiyuk as opposed to Sherfield doing anything to lose his minor role. For now, Sherfield won't carry any fantasy value into Week 4 against Seattle. However, he has shown he can produce over the course of the preseason/early regular season, so he could gain fantasy value if one of the starters goes down to injury at some point this season.
Sherfield had one reception (three targets) for nine yards in Sunday's 17-11 win over the Eagles. Sherfield had a strong debut with San Francisco last week, and he was rewarded with a bump up to third on the depth chart (34 percent of offensive snaps). The 25-year-old showed some promise during the preseason, so he is a name that could surface in the future if a larger role on offense opens up. Currently, Sherfield won't see the kind of volume necessary for most fantasy managers to rely on.
Sherfield had two receptions (three targets) for 23 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-33 win over Detroit. Sherfield had a strong debut with his new club, making a crisp zag route from five yards out before rookie Trey Lance dialed him up for the score. It was fitting that the touchdown came from the arm of Lance, as the two players showed a strong rapport during the preseason, connecting on two plays of 40-plus yards. Sherfield took advantage of Brandon Aiyuk's (hamstring) limited availability, logging one extra offensive snap (27 to 26) than his projected starting teammate. The 25-year-old has showed some promise early on this season, but he may fall back to fourth on the depth chart once Aiyuk is back to full strength.
Sherfield has likely earned a roster spot after a strong preseason showing, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. Sherfield was the 49ers' top producing wideout during the preseason while the starters rested, developing a strong rapport with potential rookie starter Trey Lance. San Francisco's top three receivers look to be set in stone, but Sherfield has put himself in a position to step up should any of Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk or Mohamed Sanu miss time this season. Assuming he does make the cut, the undrafted Vanderbilt product likely will serve on special teams against the Lions to kick off the regular season.
Sherfield is signing a one-year contract with the 49ers, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. The 49ers lost Kendrick Bourne to free agency, but signing Sherfield will serve to shore up depth at wideout behind Deebo Samuel (hamstring) and Brandon Aiyuk (ankle). Sherfield also established himself as a core special-teams contributor across three seasons with the Cardinals.
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