Schedule

Opponent Game Opp RK Opp FPTS
@ 26 23
vs 6 19
@ 9 20
vs 22 22
@ 7 19
@ 23 22
vs 28 24
@ 22 22
BYE
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vs 2 17
@ 30 25
vs 15 21
vs 10 20
vs 12 21
@ 6 19
vs 27 24
@ 3 18
vs 30 25
Player Outlook
Samuel is a top-12 Fantasy wide receiver worth a pick as early as the end of Round 2 in most leagues. Samuel's efficiency in 2021 was out of this world. He led the NFL at 18 yards per catch and his 6.2 yards per carry would have been very close to league best if he had enough carries to qualify. He also scored a touchdown on 10% of his touches. You should express some regression when it comes to efficiency, and there's a significant chance his role could change as well. That's why he's not a first-round pick. But he does have No. 1 overall upside if Trey Lance can be above average as a passer.

Fantasy Stats

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2022
2021 77 1405 18.25 6 365 6.19 26216.4
2020 33 391 11.85 1 26 3.25 476.7
3y Avg. 56 866 15.46 3 183 6.78 14411.1
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Fantasy Performance by Week
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Start
#7
WR Rank

Fantasy News

  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Not likely to play Friday

    Samuel isn't on pace to play in Friday's preseason game against the Packers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. The same goes for fellow wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, tight end George Kittle and running back Elijah Mitchell, meaning second-year quarterback Trey Lance will be operating without most of the 49ers' top skill-position talent. Without Samuel and Aiyuk in the lineup, the team's available wide receivers are Jauan Jennings, Danny Gray and Ray-Ray McCloud, among others.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Will ramp up workload

    Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that the 49ers will ease Samuel back up to a full workload at practice, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Samuel, whom Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports already has signed his three-year, $71.55 million contract extension with the 49ers, won't handle 100 percent of practice reps Monday. Of course, all indications are that Samuel will have his activities ramped up due to an abundance of caution rather than due to any injury concerns. The star wideout will be able to spend training camp establishing a rapport with Trey Lance, whom Shanahan recently officially anointed the team's starting quarterback for 2022.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Inks massive extension

    Samuel and the 49ers agreed to a three-year, $71.55 million contract extension Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Samuel reportedly requested a trade in April, but the star receiver and the team continued to work on an extension over the last several months. His deal includes $58.1 million guaranteed and keeps him under contract with the 49ers through the 2025 season. The 26-year-old had limited work during practices earlier in the offseason to preserve his health in the event of a trade, but he should ramp up his workload now that he's landed a long-term deal. Samuel saw work as both a receiver and running back in 2021, securing 77 of 121 targets for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns while rushing 59 times for 365 yards and eight more scores. He'll likely be catching passes from Trey Lance in 2022 because the 49ers are attempting to trade Jimmy Garoppolo.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Limited to conditioning work

    Samuel is doing conditioning work on the side rather than participating in Wednesday's practice, with his agents still working toward a new contract with the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The two sides seem to have reached an agreement that prevents Samuel from being fined without subjecting him to significant injury risk. He reportedly asked for a trade earlier this offseason, but he now seems prepared to sign a long-term deal in San Francisco, where he would serve as newly anointed starting quarterback Trey Lance's No. 1 receiver for the foreseeable future.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Reports to camp, could sign soon?

    Samuel reported to training camp Tuesday, with 49ers GM John Lynch saying the team is "focused on getting something done," Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. This doesn't necessarily mean Samuel will be a full participant, as he may avoid more strenuous activities that involve more injury risk if he doesn't have a long-term contract in hand. Both parties seem more optimistic than reports earlier this offseason suggested, after Samuel reportedly asked to be traded in April. His contract is part of the issue, but Samuel may also be hesitant to take a lot of snaps at running back, knowing it can hurt his longevity and future contract value. The Niners put him in the backfield far more starting midway through last season, and they continued the trend later on even when Elijah Mitchell was healthy. Samuel put up huge numbers throughout, averaging 110.3 receiving yards over his first eight games before scoring nine TDs (seven rushing) over his final eight. He's probably right that it's in his best interest to play wide receiver full-time if he can dominate through the air the way he did for most of last season, but he'd still be a clear favorite to lead NFL WRs in carries if that happens. Samuel will now catch passes from Trey Lance, with coach Kyle Shanahan confirming Tuesday that the team has moved on from Jimmy Garoppolo and won't have him participating in practice.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Present but not practicing

    Samuel is present for Tuesday's mandatory minicamp, but he isn't in uniform, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports. Samuel reportedly requested a trade out of San Francisco in April, but the 49ers have remained adamant that the electric wideout will be with the team to start the 2022 campaign. The 2019 second-round pick's presence at minicamp is certainly a step in the right direction, but his lack of participation may be a sign he still isn't completely satisfied with his current situation.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Reporting for mandatory minicamp

    Samuel will report for the start of 49ers' mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Samuel's patriation in mandatory minicamp has been the expectation since late May. Nonetheless, it's good to get confirmation that the electric wideout isn't staging a holdout, considering that he reportedly requested a trade out of San Francisco back in April. General manager John Lynch recently said he'd "be a fool" to trade Samuel, and he insisted that the 26-year-old "will be part of the 49ers this season," per Kevin Patra of NFL.com, so it looks like the team still intends to do everything possible to work out an agreeable long-term deal.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Expected at mandatory minicamp

    49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday that he expects Samuel to be at the team's mandatory minicamp in June, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. The disgruntled wideout has reportedly requested a trade from the 49ers after exploding for 1,770 scrimmage yards and 14 total touchdowns last year. Unsurprisingly, Samuel is currently not participating in voluntary OTAs, but it appears the team still hopes to work out a long-term deal.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Skipping OTAs

    Samuel isn't present Monday for the start of San Francisco's OTAs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Samuel reportedly requested a trade from the 49ers back in April, but it appears that the team still hopes to work out a long-term deal that would keep the versatile wideout around for the future. Given that Samuel's contract situation still remains unresolved, it's unsurprising to see him hold out from voluntary team activities. The 26-year-old is entering the final season of his rookie contract, and wherever he ends up signing his next deal, Samuel no doubt is destined for a lucrative payday.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: No plans for a trade, per Lynch

    GM John Lynch indicated Monday that the 49ers don't intend to trade Samuel, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. "I can't ever imagine wanting to move on from Deebo," Lynch noted during his pre-draft press conference Monday, adding that Samuel is "just too good of a player." Lynch's comments arrive in the wake of reports that Samuel -- who is approaching the final year of his rookie contract -- would like to be traded by San Francisco. Though Lynch didn't go into details, he did relay that he's had discussions with the versatile wideout, who's in line to land a lucrative second NFL contract regardless of how things get resolved between him and the 49ers. In any case, it's clear that the team would prefer to work things out with Samuel, but until or unless the 2019 second-rounder changes his reported stance regarding his desire to play elsewhere, there figures to be plenty of speculation regarding his status as the 2022 season approaches.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Wants to be traded

    Samuel has asked the 49ers to trade him, according to Jeff Darlington of ESPN. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the 49ers have sought to discuss a long-term deal with the versatile wideout, but Samuel evidently would prefer a change of scenery. In any case, if San Francisco does elect to field trade offers for the 2019 second-rounder, there would no doubt be plenty of interest. Samuel is approaching the final year of his rookie deal and is thus line for a lucrative contract extension after putting together an outstanding season in 2021. ESPN's Adam Schefter previously reported that the 26-year-old wasn't expected to participate in any on-field work during the 49ers' voluntary offseason program.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: May skip offseason on-field work

    Samuel isn't expected to participate in any on-field work during the 49ers' offseason program, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Per David Lombardi of The Athletic, it remains to be seen if Samuel reports for the team's voluntary offseason program, which opens Tuesday, but in any case, the 2019 second-rounder -- who is in the final year of his rookie deal -- appears destined for a big second NFL contract in the wake of several fellow wideouts receiving hefty payouts this offseason. Samuel is coming off a fantasy-friendly 2021 campaign in which he racked up 77 catches for 1,405 yards and six TDs while adding 59 carries for 365 yards and eight rushing scores in 16 games.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Leaves it all on field

    Samuel rushed seven times for 26 yards and caught four of seven targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Rams. Samuel was the clubhouse leader with 98 total yards and a touchdown, but it was all for naught as the Rams advanced to the Super Bowl in comeback fashion. The multi-position superstar suffered a brief scare when Jimmy Garoppolo overthrew his target and left his receiver exposed for a huge hit to the chest/shoulder area. Samuel was able to finish the game in his bruising style of play, so serious injury appears to have been averted. The 26-year-old is about to enter the final year of an undervalued $7.5 million contract, so we can expect a big payday for the breakout star either this offseason or next. If Trey Lance has the keys to the offense handed to him in 2022, Deebo could elevate to an even higher level of production if the young quarterback prospect pans out.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Not on injury report

    Samuel (knee) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Rams, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Samuel took a helmet to his right leg/knee toward the end of Sunday's 13-10 win over the Packers, but he's apparently healthy enough for a full practice just three days later, locking him in for his usual role this weekend. He certainly got the best of L.A. in the regular season, totaling 192 receiving yards (on 11 targets), 81 rushing yards and three total touchdowns to aid the Niners to a pair of crucial wins in the hotly contested NFC West.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Likely to practice Wednesday

    Samuel (knee) is expected to practice Wednesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Coach Kyle Shanahan noted after Saturday's divisional-round win at Green Bay that Samuel suffered an ankle injury late in the contest. However, Shanahan clarified Monday that Samuel took a helmet to his right knee or leg. Samuel was his usual versatile self in tough weather conditions this past weekend, taking 10 carries for 39 yards and reeling in three of four passes for 44 yards. His first chance to mix into drills this week arrives Wednesday, after which the 49ers will relay his activity level, if any.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Suffers flat tire in playoff win

    Samuel will need to undergo further tests after suffering a right ankle injury in the closing moments of Saturday's 13-10 divisional-round win over the Packers, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports. Samuel amassed 44 yards on three receptions (four targets) and 39 rushing yards on 10 attempts in the 13-10 win over Green Bay. Samuel suffered the apparent ankle injury on his last rush attempt to get kicker Robbie Gould a few yards closer to nailing the game-winning field goal. Head coach Kyle Shanahan was optimistic after the game, citing Deebo's ability to celebrate and jump around with his teammates in elation after the upset victory. We will wait for the official medical report leading up to next week's practices to find out Samuel's availability for the NFC Championship Game against the winner of Sunday's Rams-Buccaneers matchup.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Tops 100 scrimmage yards Sunday

    Samuel carried the ball 10 times for 72 yards and a touchdown and caught all three of his targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Cowboys in the wild-card round. It was another big performance for the hybrid wideout/running back, who picked up where he left off at the end of the regular season. Samuel scored the Niners' final points of the game, gliding into the end zone on a 26-yard run in the third quarter. He didn't see much use as a receiver, but that's due more to the thumb injury Jimmy Garoppolo continues to play through than his own skill set. Samuel should be a focal point of the offense again next weekend in the divisional round against the Packers.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Sees 10 touches in dual role

    Samuel had three receptions on six targets for 63 yards and a touchdown Sunday, adding 19 more yards on seven carries in a 23-7 win over Houston. Samuel was used almost exclusively as a running back in the first half, but Houston's defense was prepared every time he lined up in the backfield. The dual-threat playmaker was able to finally break free for a 45-yard touchdown on a missile from Trey Lance in the fourth quarter. The rookie quarterback missed on another potential long score when he didn't see that Samuel beat his defender down the field, so we got to see the highs and lows of having a raw talent like Lance under center. Jimmy Garoppolo's (thumb) status for next week's tilt against the Rams is currently unknown, but the star wideout has proven that he can produce with either signal caller this season. Potentially matching up against shutdown corner Jalen Ramsey may not be as big of a problem for Samuel as it would be for other teams' top wideouts, as he can line up all over the field and is routinely put in motion in Kyle Shanahan's offensive scheme.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Spectacular showing in loss

    Samuel secured nine of 11 targets for 159 yards and rushed five times for 32 yards in the 49ers' 20-17 loss to the Titans on Thursday night. He also committed two fumbles, losing one and recovering the other. Samuel comfortably paced the 49ers' pass catchers in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the night, and he also made his customary contributions in the ground attack. The third-year wideout contributed the biggest play of the night for San Francisco as well, recording a 56-yard grab with 3:42 remaining that took the ball down to the Titans' six-yard line to set up Brandon Aiyuk's game-tying touchdown grab. Samuel's yardage total was his highest since Week 8, and he extended his streak of at least five rush attempts to six games. Samuel's next opportunity to build on his spectacular numbers comes in a Week 17 home matchup versus the Texans.
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  • 49ers' Deebo Samuel: Totals 89 yards plus score

    Samuel caught four of five targets for 60 yards and added 29 yards and a touchdown on six carries in Sunday's 31-13 win over Atlanta. Samuel re-emerged as a receiving threat after failing to surpass one reception in any game since Week 10. Fortunately for his fantasy mangers, the dual-threat receiver remained an elite fantasy asset during that span with his increased role in the rushing attack (33-247-6 rushing over last five games). The 49ers may opt to use Samuel in more of a receiving role against Tennessee this Thursday, as the Titans allow the 31st-most fantasy points to opposing wideouts while being the most stingy against opposing rushing attacks this season.
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