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
It is hard to know what to make of Aiyuk's career thus far. After a promising rookie season, Aiyuk appeared to start 2021 in the doghouse, injured or both. In the first seven weeks of the season he only caught 13 passes for 141 yards. Week 9 was the first time he played more than 90% of the snaps; he didn't fall below that number the rest of the season, and his 17-game pace over the final 10 weeks of the season was 73-1,164-7. We're not comfortable with Aiyuk until Round 10 because of concerns about the 49ers' pass volume and Trey Lance's accuracy, but Aiyuk has top-20 upside if everything goes right.

Fantasy Stats

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Receiving Touchdowns
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Fantasy Points
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2022
2021 56 826 14.75 5 17 3.40 1136.6
2020 60 748 12.47 5 77 12.83 12310.3
3y Avg. 58 787 13.57 5 47 7.83 1187.9
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Roster
52%
Start
#42
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Fantasy News

  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Sitting out Friday

    Aiyuk isn't slated to play in Friday's preseason game versus the Packers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. The same can be said for fellow wide receiver Deebo Samuel, running back Elijah Mitchell (hamstring) and tight end George Kittle. With Samuel and Aiyuk in street clothes, Jauan Jennings, Danny Gray and Ray-Ray McCloud, among others, are the WRs available to the 49ers.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Praised by veteran teammates

    Aiyuk has made a strong impression on teammates and reporters alike, with safety Jimmie Ward saying the wideout is "taking his game to another level" and ESPN's Nick Wagoner calling him "the team's most consistent offensive performer" at training camp. Aiyuk certainly won't be the best player in an offense with Deebo Samuel and George Kittle, but it does seem teammates -- including Ward and LB Fred Warner -- expect the 2020 first-round pick to at least approach that level. Warner and Aiyuk made headlines for a couple brawls in training camp, with the linebacker saying afterward that he'd specifically chosen to antagonize the wideout to bring out the best in him. Camp hype aside, Aiyuk is locked in as a starter and should form a three-headed monster with Samuel and Kittle as the lead pass catchers, giving 22-year-old QB Trey Lance all the help he can ask for. Camp reports on Lance have been far less optimistic than those on Aiyuk, and it remains to be seen how much coach Kyle Shanahan trusts his young passer to throw on early downs.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Shining in training camp

    Aiyuk has excelled in training camp for the 49ers, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Aiyuk reportedly struggled in spring practices, but his play in training camp has earned rave reviews. The 2020 first-round pick was in the doghouse early last season but stepped up his play in the second half of 2021 and appears poised to pick up where he left off late last season.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Uneven at spring practices

    Aiyuk spent time working with Trey Lance during the offseason, but the two weren't always on the same page during spring practices, according to Jack Hammer of The Press Democrat. It's a small sample of non-contact practices, but there's some extra attention on Aiyuk after a poor 2021 offseason led to a role reduction in September and early October. The 2020 first-round pick improved throughout the year and ultimately finished with a respectable total of 826 receiving yards, albeit with 12 fewer targets than in his rookie season despite playing five more games. The switch to Lance at QB also may prove problematic for Aiyuk's target volume, as the 2021 third overall pick looked more adept as a runner than as a passer in limited playing time during his rookie year. There's opportunity for Aiyuk to earn a large share of what likely will be a lower-volume passing game, as TE George Kittle always loses some pass snaps to blocking and WR Deebo Samuel again may get a bunch of his touches on the ground.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Sees eight targets to close out '21

    Aiyuk hauled in four of eight targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Rams. Aiyuk bounced back from a zero-touch outing in the 49ers' win over the Packers in the divisional round, finishing first in targets and second in receiving behind Deebo Samuel (4-72-1). The 23-year-old finished the regular season with roughly the same amount of production (843 combined yards and five TDs) as we saw in his rookie year (825 combined yards and seven TDs). It is worth noting that a good portion of those stats came in the second half after he worked his way out of Kyle Shanahan's doghouse to begin the year. Deebo Samuel and George Kittle are the proven superstars on this offense, but Aiyuk has the YAC ability to post some meaningful fantasy lines in 2022 if he can carry over his late-season momentum, especially if Trey Lance takes over as starting quarterback and opens up what was a limited game plan under Jimmy Garoppolo.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Non-factor in win over GB

    Aiyuk was held without a carry or reception while receiving one target in Saturday's 13-10 win over Green Bay. This was a slogging and treacherous contest as both teams battled a combination of great defensive play and the freezing elements of Lambeau Field. Aiyuk was one of the first wideouts to be targeted by Jimmy Garoppolo in the opening offensive drive of the game, but the wideout had the ball knocked loose on what was initially ruled a catch and fumble. The 23-year-old was not targeted for the remainder of the game, but that likely had more to do with Garoppolo's (thumb/shoulder) lackluster play. With next week's tilt being played either in Los Angeles or in the usually warm Tampa Bay climate, Aiyuk could be in line for a bounce-back performance while also possibly carrying a sleeper price tag in DFS formats after this week's zero burger.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Leading receiver against Dallas

    Aiyuk caught five of six targets for 66 yards in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Cowboys in the wild-card round. The second-year wideout was Jimmy Garoppolo's favorite target on the afternoon, leading the 49ers in catches, targets and receiving yards as the team mostly kept the ball on the ground. With Garoppolo still nursing a thumb injury, that formula isn't likely to change next weekend in the divisional round against the Packers, so Aiyuk will likely need to score to make a big fantasy splash.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Leads team with 107 yards

    Aiyuk caught six of seven targets for 107 yards in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Rams. Aiyuk played a key role in the passing game for the 49ers, delivering on a couple of big plays at the end of the first half and also in overtime to help San Francisco secure a playoff berth. The 23-year-old began his sophomore campaign in the doghouse, but he finished strong with 68.5 receiving yards per game and four touchdowns over the last 10 games of the season. Aiyuk didn't deliver on his sleeper status in 2021, but he may get another chance come draft season following his strong finish to the regular season. As for the remainder of this season, Aiyuk will play an integral role in the passing attack when the 49ers face the Cowboys next week.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Leads team with 94 receiving yards

    Aiyuk corralled four of six targets for 94 yards in Sunday's 23-7 win over the Texans. Aiyuk collected 94 of rookie Trey Lance's 249 passing yards, most of which came in the second half of the contest. Deebo Samuel and Elijah Mitchell (knee) were the recipients of Lance's two touchdown throws, but Aiyuk set up both scores with big chunk plays between the 20s. The rookie quarterback was inconsistent at times, but he eventually got the ball into most of his playmakers' hands. Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb) is considered questionable for the team's Week 18 finale against the Rams, but Aiyuk will retain modest fantasy value with either of San Francisco's potential starting quarterbacks.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Finds end zone in loss

    Aiyuk brought in four of five targets for 40 yards and a touchdown and returned one punt for 12 yards in the 49ers' 20-17 loss to the Titans on Thursday night. Aiyuk would have had a pedestrian fantasy night overall had it not been for his two-yard game-tying touchdown grab with 2:20 remaining. The second-year wideout has now compiled 55 receiving yards or less in three of his past four games, although he does now have a touchdown in two straight contests. Aiyuk's next opportunity to build up his numbers comes in a Week 17 home matchup against the Texans a week from Sunday.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Overtime hero against Cincinnati

    Aiyuk caught six of 11 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-23 overtime win over the Bengals. He also gained four yards on his only carry. With Elijah Mitchell (concussion) sidelined and Deebo Samuel seeing most of his work out of the backfield again, Aiyuk was the Niners' top wideout, and he wound up scoring the winning TD on a 12-yard catch-and-run in overtime. The second-year player has topped 50 receiving yards in four straight games, posting a 19-293-2 line on 30 targets over that stretch, and he figures to have a prominent role again in Week 15 against the Falcons.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Only three catches Sunday

    Aiyuk caught three of six targets for 55 yards in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Seahawks. While he posted decent numbers, Aiyuk wasn't able to take advantage of the absence of Deebo Samuel (groin) to have a breakout, as instead George Kittle was the one who put together a monster performance. Aiyuk has compiled a 29-391-2 line on 38 targets over the last six games, giving him a fairly solid floor heading into a Week 14 tilt against the Bengals.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: May get more work sans Deebo

    Aiyuk should be headed for a key role in the 49ers' passing game with fellow wide receiver Deebo Samuel (groin) ruled out for Sunday's contest in Seattle, Jerry McDonald of The San Jose Mercury News reports. In addition to the opportunity for added targets, Aiyuk seems to be on the same page with head coach Kyle Shanahan, with both agreeing that the wideout has come a long way since he was reduced to a part-time role sharing snaps with Trent Sherfield early in the season. Samuel's absence for Week 13 (and possibly Week 14) leaves Aiyuk and tight end George Kittle as the far-and-away top options for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who has led the team to three straight wins while attempting 26 or fewer passes in each game. Aiyuk has done much better of late even with Samuel and Kittle competing for Garoppolo's attention, averaging 4.6 catches for 67.2 yards and 0.4 touchdowns on 6.4 targets per game in Weeks 8 through 12.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Leading receiver in win

    Aiyuk caught three of six targets for 91 yards in Sunday's 34-28 win over the Vikings. He also gained four rushing yards on one carry. Deebo Samuel (groin) was doing most of his damage out of the backfield, leaving Aiyuk to lead the Niners in receiving yards while setting a new season high in the category. If Samuel's injury proves to be serious, Aiyuk will take on an even bigger role in Week 13 against the Seahawks.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Automatic on seven targets

    Aiyuk caught seven passes for 85 yards and one touchdown on seven targets against Jacksonville on Sunday. Given the last month of improved production, it's hopefully safe to say by now that Aiyuk is free from whatever limitations he had to begin the year. While he can't always count on the target share or efficiency he enjoyed Sunday, Aiyuk's explosiveness speaks for itself and a similar caliber of play to Sunday's will keep him involved in the San Francisco game plan. He's still probably third in line behind Deebo Samuel and George Kittle in the offensive hierarchy, but a Week 12 matchup against Minnesota is promising on paper.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Makes three grabs

    Aiyuk caught three of four targets for 26 yards in Monday night's 31-10 win over the Rams. Aiyuk didn't approach his production from last week's breakout, but he still showed his exciting after-the-catch ability with a 21-yard gain during the first half. With the Niners leading comfortably for the majority of Monday's contest, resulting in 44 rushing attempts, only tight end George Kittle saw more than five targets. San Francisco will strive to be similarly dominant in Week 11 versus Jacksonville, and Aiyuk's matchup could enable him to make a bigger impact.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Breaks out in Week 9 loss

    Aiyuk caught six of eight targets for 89 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Cardinals. It was by far the best performance of the year for Aiyuk, as he set season highs in catches, yards and targets while scoring his second TD of 2021 on an 11-yard strike from Jimmy Garoppolo in the third quarter. It's been a tough first half for Aiyuk, who has had trouble getting out of Kyle Shanahan's doghouse and reclaiming a prime spot in the offense, but he'll take some well-earned momentum into a Week 10 clash with the Rams.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Nearly invisible in start

    Aiyuk started and was on the field for 40 offensive snaps (71 percent), but he only finished with one reception (one target) for six yards in Sunday's 30-18 loss to the Colts. The 49ers are in desperate need of a second receiving threat behind Deebo Samuel (100 yards and a touchdown Sunday) while George Kittle (calf) mends on IR, but Aiyuk continues to provide little to no help despite getting significant playing time. The club tried explaining away the second-year wideout's struggles this year with a preseason injury, but he has been off the injury report for the last two games and had the recent bye week to rest up. Aiyuk simply isn't getting the job done; unlike the 49ers, fantasy managers have no incentive to wait around until he does.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Quiet in Week 5

    Aiyuk caught two of four targets for 32 yards against Arizona on Sunday. Aiyuk's four targets was a decent level of activity in a game in which the 49ers attempted only 28 targeted passes, but it required George Kittle (calf) to sit out for Aiyuk to draw that usage. Deebo Samuel saw nine targets, and Aiyuk's four were tied by fullback Kyle Juszczyk. Aiyuk's strong rookie season and collegiate career give reason to believe in his talent, but for whatever reason the 49ers just haven't made him a central part of their offense through five games. Perhaps that will change after the bye -- San Francisco's 2-3 record is arguably reason for coach Kyle Shanahan to reconsider the current arrangement.
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  • 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk: Scores first touchdown of '21

    Aiyuk caught four of six targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-28 loss to the Packers. Aiyuk finally posted a respectable stat line after ghosting fantasy managers for the first two games of the season (one reception for six yards over that span). Head coach Kyle Shanahan insisted that his wide receiver was being brought along slowly due to a preseason leg injury and not because he was in the doghouse, despite the wideout never being listed on the injury report for the first three games of the season. Whatever the case may have been, this was the first game in which Aiyuk was truly treated as a starting receiver. It may still be tough to trust the 23-year-old next week against the Seahawks, but another positive outing could restore the fantasy value he squandered to begin the year.
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