Juszczyk caught three of four targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 30-27 win over Detroit.
The 49ers have been pretty balanced distributing the football through two weeks, George Kittle leads the squad with 13 targets, but five others -- including Juszczyk -- have at least six. That's pretty good exposure for fullback, but -- even with that level of involvement -- he probably doesn't have enough opportunities to be a week-to-week factor. He has topped 60 total yards in a game just twice in his career, both in 2017.
Juszczyk only caught one pass Sunday, but it went for 56 yards in a loss to Minnesota. He did not receive a carry.
Juice put his route-running and receiving skills on display, running a crisp wheel route out of the backfield and bringing in a sideline bomb from Jimmy Garoppolo for a huge gain. The 27-year-old has a strong chance of leading all fullbacks in receiving for the second-consecutive season, but his lack of touches and unfavorable eligibility at running back should keep him out of the fantasy picture.
Juszczyk played 53 percent of offensive snaps in the five games Jimmy Garoppolo started last year, Sports Illustrated's Andy Benoit reports.
Signed to a four-year, $21 million contract last offseason, Juszczyk easily led all fullbacks in catches (33), targets (42), receiving yards (315) and offensive snaps (394) in 2017. He compiled 46.7 percent of his snaps and 51.5 percent of his catches over the final five weeks, as the Niners used their base personnel far more often when they weren't forced to play catch-up. The team's improved depth at wideout likely will push Juszczyk back below the 50 percent threshold for snap share, but he still figures to get more touches and more playing time than any other fullback.
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.
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|2017||San Francisco 49ers||14||10||7||31||4.4||12||0||0||4|
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|2018||San Francisco 49ers||2||2||4||69||17.3||56||0||1||1||2|
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