Juszczyk has done well while getting work at tight end during training camp, Mindi Bach reports.
Juszczyk became the league's highest-paid fullback upon signing with San Francisco this offseason, so it's no wonder that the creative Kyle Shanahan is looking to take advantage of his versatility. Compared to his days with the Ravens, which saw Juszczyk catch at least 37 passes in back-to-back seasons, the 26-year-old has switched between his usual backfield post and lining up at tight end more often with the 49ers. In fact, Juszczyk reportedly often arrives early to practice to get extra work with the team's position coach. News that Juszczyk is learning more and more tight end obviously bodes well for his fantasy value, as his multidimensional skill set could keep him on the field more frequently.
San Francisco is completely revamping the offense under new head coach Kyle Shanahan, adding Juszczyk to a haul that includes quarterback Brian Hoyer and wide receivers Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin in the initial hours of free agency. Juszczyk himself boasts a varied skill set, earning 55.4 percent of his offensive snaps running pass routes, 22.6 percent as a run blocker, and 20.9 percent in pass protection with the Ravens last season, per Louie Benjamin of Pro Football Focus. Notably, Juszczyk tallied 41 and 37 catches the last two seasons, so he could again establish some PPR relevance with his new squad.
Juszczyk plans to sign with the 49ers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
As expected, Juszczyk and the 49ers are closing in on a deal that likely will place him among the NFL's highest paid fullbacks, if not at the very top. He had 41 and 37 receptions the past two seasons, serving as Baltimore's primary lead blocker while also getting some work as a passing-down back. The 49ers could have an even larger role in mind for Juszczyk under new head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Juszczyk is one of the 49ers' top priorities heading into the free agent period, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
The 49ers have plenty of cap room and Juszczyk is one of the NFL's top fullbacks, offering an impressive combination of blocking and receiving skills. The 2013 fourth-round draft pick caught 41 and 37 passes the past two seasons, getting some snaps as a passing-down back while also serving as the Ravens' primary lead blocker. It appears the cap-strapped Ravens will lose at least a few key contributors in the opening days of free agency.
Juszczyk's strong showing as a blocker and as a pass catcher earned him his first career Pro Bowl nod in 2016. He was also named First-Team All-Pro according to Pro Football Focus, grading out as the league's top fullback. Juszczyk was a fixture in the
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