Murphy logged consecutive limited practices to end the week due to an illness, but it does not appear to be anything serious. Assuming he avoids any setbacks, the 30-year-old looks on track to suit up for Week 15. He is likely to continue sharing snaps with Trent Taylor, Aldrick Robinson and Kendrick Bourne behind No.1 pass-catcher Marquise Goodwin.
Murphey (illness) returned to practice in limited fashion Thursday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Murphey missed Wednesday's practices due to an illness, but appears to be recovering from the issue. The 30-year-old should have time to recover before Sunday's game against the Titans, but Trent Taylor, Aldrick Robinson, and Kendrick Bourne would all benefit from his absnece, as they have been sharing snaps.
Murphy was held out of Wednesday's practice with an illness.
Murphy should have enough time to recover before Sunday's game against the Titans. The 30-year-old has been sharing playing time with Trent Taylor, Aldrick Robinson and Kendrick Bourne, with each player landing between 26 and 31 offensive snaps in Sunday's 26-16 win over the Texans. No. 1 receiver Marquise Goodwin is the only reliable bet for targets in this passing attack.
Murphy pulled in one of his two targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 26-16 win over Houston.
The 30-year-old continues to be involved for a rebuilding 49ers offense, logging 29 offensive snaps and recording a reception for the fourth consecutive week. Murphy had seen his targets increase on a weekly basis, but his two this week tied a season low. Despite carrying a solid 16.3 average yards per reception, the veteran simply isn't enough of a focal point to be relied upon in fantasy.
Murphy was targeted six times but finished with just one catch for 16 yards in Sunday's victory over the Bears.
While his final line was fairly empty, the veteran finished second in targets amongst all his fellow wideouts. Murphy has seen his targets increase incrementally over the past three games and he has clearly moved into third on the wide receiver depth chart. The 49ers' passing game gained new life with Jimmy Garoppolo under center, so there is some room for optimism for the once-forgotten receiver given his elevated role in an upward-trending passing game.
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|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||3||31||380||12.3||54||2||6||2||14|
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