Aiyuk caught six of seven targets for 115 yards during Sunday's 33-6 win over the Patriots.
Aiyuk led the team in targets and receptions while posting the highest yardage total of his young career. He broke off a season-long gain of 35 yards and made several other splashy plays against a notoriously tough Patriots secondary. Aiyuk's production has varied from week to week this season, but it's clear he has the ability to be a difference-maker in the 49ers offense . He'll have a good chance to add to his numbers next Sunday against a beatable Seattle secondary.
Aiyuk had two receptions (three targets) for 11 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-16 win over the Rams.
Aiyuk was having a quiet night until Jimmy Garoppolo dialed him up from the red zone for what turned out to be the deciding score. It was the 22-year-old's first receiving touchdown of his career, but it was his third overall this season (the previous two were rushing scores). This game was significant because it was the first time we saw a normal game script with the 49ers' offense operating at full strength. Despite getting into the end zone, the two receptions and three targets are concerning moving forward. Aiyuk has flashed his playmaking ability both before and after the catch, so there is definitely fantasy potential here. That said, with George Kittle and Deebo Samuel clearly ahead of him in the target pecking order, we may see some ups and downs from Aiyuk during his rookie campaign. Up next is a Sunday matchup against the Patriots, who are tougher against opposing receivers compared to runners.
Aiyuk had three receptions (six targets) for 44 yards in Sunday's 43-17 loss to the Dolphins.
The 49ers' quarterback play was atrocious in this one, so it is hard to place blame on Aiyuk for the pedestrian stat line. In fact, he tied George Kittle for the team lead in receiving yards in a forgettable game all around. The notable stat for the talented rookie was the playing time, as he led all San Francisco wideouts with a whopping 97 percent of offensive snaps. He was followed closely by Deebo Samuel (89 percent), and it appears the two YAC monsters will be co-starters for the foreseeable future. The 49ers have a brutal stretch of games ahead, beginning with a matchup against the Rams on Sunday Night Football, but the tough schedule could result in some favorable game scripts for passing the ball.
Aiyuk had two receptions (five targets) for 18 yards, but did most of his damage on a 38-yard touchdown run in a loss to the Eagles on Sunday.
Aiyuk remained in the starting lineup as Deebo Samuel (foot) was eased back into action. The dynamic rookie put his after-the-catch skills on display when he took a backwards pass behind the line of scrimmage and bounced off of two tackles before hurdling a diving defender and landing in the end zone. It was a highlight-reel play that flashed the potential Aiyuk has to rip off a big play at any moment. It is unclear if the Arizona State product will remain a starter against the Dolphins on Sunday now that the receiver he was replacing (Samuel) is back in the fold. Either way, Aiyuk proved that he doesn't need a ton of touches -- or receptions for that matter -- to make an impact on the scoreboard.
Aiyuk brought in five of eight targets for 70 yards and rushed three times for 31 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' 36-9 win over the Giants on Sunday.
The rookie made a splash in his second NFL game, pacing the team in receptions, receiving yards and targets while also notching a 19-yard scoring rush late in the third quarter to give the 49ers key breathing room by extending the lead to 23-9. Aiyuk had generated a modest 2-21-0 line back in his Week 2 debut, but if Nick Mullens is forced to log another start in place of Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) in a Week 4 Sunday night matchup against the Eagles, the chemistry the duo demonstrated Week 3 provides reason for optimism from a fantasy perspective.
Aiyuk caught two of three targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 31-13 win over the Jets.
Aiyuk had a minimal impact in his NFL debut, as just two 49ers receivers were afforded more than three targets. It's a bit disappointing for the first-round pick, but now that he's healthy, he should be able to carve out an increased role. Deebo Samuel could return in Week 4, though, so Aiyuk will look to establish himself this Sunday against the Giants. However, it may be Nick Mullens under center if Jimmy Garoppolo isn't recovered from a high-ankle sprain.
Aiyuk (hamstring) wasn't listed on the 49ers' injury report Wednesday.
Aiyuk missed his first potential game as a professional this past Sunday, but the 2020 first-round pick now is poised to make his debut this weekend against the Jets. With the hamstring injury behind him, he may serve as one of Jimmy Garoppolo's top receivers right away. Not only is Deebo Samuel (foot) on injured reserve, but stud tight end George Kittle is tending to a sprained left knee. Currently, Kendrick Bourne, Aiyuk, Trent Taylor, Dante Pettis and newcomer Mohamed Sanu are the healthy wide receivers on the 49ers' roster.
Coach Kyle Shanahan believes Aiyuk (hamstring) will return for Sunday's road game versus the Jets, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Aiyuk tweaked his left hamstring Aug. 23 and was diagnosed with a mild strain that extended into Week 1 prep. After putting in a DNP/LP/LP practice regimen last week, he received a questionable tag but eventually was inactive this past Sunday against the Cardinals. His activity level at Wednesday's practice could be the first sign that active status is likely Week 2, but ultimately his availability could come down to the wire again. If he's able to return, Aiyuk likely would be one of the 49ers' top wide receivers due to the number of other injured members of the group, namely Deebo Samuel (IR, foot), Jalen Hurd (IR, torn ACL) and Richie James (hamstring).
Aiyuk (hamstring) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Cardinals, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Aiyuk will be sidelined for his first potential NFL action due to a mild hamstring strain that has plagued him since Aug. 23 and held him to a DNP/LP/LP practice regimen in advance of the season opener. With Aiyuk out and Deebo Samuel (foot) on injured reserve, the 49ers will be shorthanded at wide receiver. Kendrick Bourne, Trent Taylor, Dante Pettis and Richie James will be the options available to Jimmy Garoppolo.
Aiyuk (hamstring) remained limited Friday at practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Aiyuk closes out the week with back-to-back limited sessions after being held out entirely Wednesday. Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area believes the rookie could have a limited role even if he's active for the season opener, with the hamstring injury and corresponding missed practice time potentially restricting his involvement in the offense. There's also some concern that poor air quality in Santa Clara could force the NFL to relocate or postpone the game, so it's a messy situation all around. With Deebo Samuel (foot) already ruled out, the team has Kendrick Bourne, Trent Taylor, Dante Pettis and Richie James as its healthy options at wide receiver.
Aiyuk (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Aiyuk took the first step toward being available Week 1 after dealing with a mild left hamstring strain during the later stages of training camp. He seems to have a far better chance of suiting up Week 1 versus the Cardinals that Deebo Samuel (foot), who has yet to practice this week. Friday's injury report could clear up the situation once and for all, but in the end the 49ers' aren't required to make a final decision on Samuel or Aiyuk until 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff.
Aiyuk (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Coach Kyle Shanahan expected as much as Aiyuk looks to put a mild left hamstring strain behind him. The rookie first-round pick has two more opportunities to prove his health before Sunday's contest against the Cardinals, but the 49ers' receiving corps would be shorthanded if one or both of Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel (foot) sit out this weekend.
San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan said that he doesn't expect Aiyuk (hamstring) to practice Wednesday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
The 49ers' first official injury report of the season will be released later Wednesday, revealing whether or not Aiyuk was actually able to put any work in. Even if he's listed as a non-participant Wednesday as expected, the rookie first-round pick would still have a shot at playing in Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals with limited activity in session Thursday or Friday.
Aiyuk (hamstring) did not participate in Monday's team practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan stated that he still hoped Aiyuk would return to practice soon after suffering a mild hamstring strain Aug. 23, but the rookie wideout remains sidelined on the first day of organized team activities this week. The team didn't offer much of a concrete update on either Aiyuk or fellow playmaker Deebo Samuel (foot), but expect to see a clearer picture of what the 49ers' starting wideout corps will look like as we progress later in the practice week. Kendrick Bourne, Dante Pettis and Trent Taylor could all see boosts in snaps if either or both of the talented young receivers is unable to suit up Sunday against Arizona.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan said that he is hopeful Aiyuk (hamstring) can return to practice next week, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Aiyuk suffered a mild hamstring strain during practice Aug. 23, and his status for Week 1 is currently up in the air. If the rookie is indeed able to return to practice next week, it would bode well for his availability for the 49ers' season opener against the Cardinals on Sept. 13. Aiyuk may be thrust into a starting role if fellow injured wideout Deebo Samuel (foot) is unable to suit up to begin the year. Either way, the 22-year-old put himself in position to have a role in Kyle Shanahan's offense once he is ready to return after an impressive training camp.
Coach Kyle Shanahan called Aiyuk "week-to-week" due to a mild left hamstring strain, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Prior to suffering the injury at Sunday's practice, Aiyuk was thoroughly impressing in camp. He may have been helped by the absence of Deebo Samuel (foot) and others in the receiving corps, but the rookie first-round pick's performance on the field was helping to put himself on the fantasy radar. Now, Aiyuk will focus on his recovery with the aim of getting healthy by the 49ers' regular-season opener Sept. 13 versus the Cardinals.
Aiyuk (hamstring) was unable to finish practice Sunday after he "appeared to come up lame after a deep route," Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com adds that Aiyuk, who "was in the midst of another strong practice," appeared to tweak his hamstring on the play. As long as the wideout's injury doesn't linger, the 25th overall pick in the 2020 draft figures to see a key role in the 49ers' passing attack from the get-go, with projected starter Deebo Samuel still recovering from a foot injury.
Aiyuk is a candidate to fill in for injured starter, Deebo Samuel (foot), to begin the regular season, Josh Schrock of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Samuel was lined up to serve as the 49ers' top wide receiver following his stellar 2019 rookie campaign, but an offseason foot injury has put his status for Week 1 in jeopardy. With GM John Lynch stating that his top wideout could miss multiple games to begin the season, Aiyuk could be in line to replace his production out of the gate. The first-round pick out of Arizona State was high on coach Kyle Shanahan's draft board in this year's receiver-heavy draft, even drawing comparison to Hall of Fame wideout, Isaac Bruce, from his new head coach. Aiyuk was originally expected to compete for snaps behind Samuel and veteran Kendrick Bourne, but this new development could thrust the rookie into a prominent role from the get go. Just as we saw with Samuel in 2019, if Aiyuk is able to impress early on, the versatile wideout could grab a hold of a key role and force his way into the starting lineup for the remainder of the year.
Aiyuk signed a four-year, 12.5 million contract with the 49ers on Friday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Aiyuk, who the team selected 25th overall this past April, was added to help fill the void created by the offseason departure of Emmanuel Sanders. With Deebo Samuel now dealing with a foot injury that could impact his early-season status, the rookie could see a bigger role out of the gate than originally anticipated. Though Aiyuk's 4.5 time in the 40-yard dash wasn't anything special, the 6-foot, 200-pounder does possess short-area explosiveness and displayed both big-play and after-the-catch ability at Arizona State. With an opportunity to see meaningful snaps from the get-go, Aiyuk's fantasy stock is on the rise.
With Deebo Samuel recovering from foot surgery, the 49ers may need to give Aiyuk a bigger role than initially planned early in the season, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Aiyuk and Samuel both are known for their prowess picking up yards after the catch, a trait that's especially valuable in Kyle Shanahan's horizontally oriented offense. The rookie first-round pick already had a decent shot to earn a starting job before the Samuel injury, as he was supposed to compete for snaps with the likes of Kendrick Bourne, Trent Taylor, Jalen Hurd and Dante Pettis. While Samuel expects to complete his rehab process in approximately 10 weeks, other reports put the estimate anywhere between two and four months. Meanwhile, Aiyuk has been medically cleared from the core muscle surgery he had in early April, presumably leaving him ready for full participation whenever the 49ers are able to practice.
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