Posted: 3/11/2021 3:33 am UTC
San Francisco WR Deebo Samuel's 'contact balance' makes him to tough bring down, according to OT Trent Williams, and CB Richard Sherman compared Samuel's ability to run through tackles to that of retired RB Marshawn Lynch.
Huddle Up: Samuel has been a monster after the catch since entering the league, and while he battled injuries in his sophomore season, he has proven to be a versatile playmaker when healthy. Consider him a WR3 with WR2 upside heading into 2021.
Posted: 2/17/2021 8:30 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel is averaging 9.8 yards after the catch since 2019, which is most among wide receivers in the NFL.
Huddle Up: Samuel struggled with injuries this season and was limited to seven games and 391 yards. He is a main option in the passing game when healthy and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues next season.
Posted: 1/02/2021 12:51 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and has been ruled out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Kendrick Bourne likely will be the top receiver for the 49ers this week with Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk unavailable. He will be facing a good Seattle Seahawks defense but can still be a flex option in some leagues.
Posted: 1/01/2021 1:30 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Samuel has been sidelined for several weeks because of the injury and appears unlikely to play in the regular season finale. Fantasy players should look for other options and keep Samuel on the bench.
Posted: 12/30/2020 11:47 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: WR Brandon Aiyuk already has been ruled out for Week 17 so Samuel is in line to play a big role if he's able to suit up. He should be a low-end WR1 with other top options likely to sit this week.
Posted: 12/25/2020 1:52 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 24, and has been ruled out for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Brandon Aiyuk will continue to be the main receiver for the 49ers with Samuel unavailable and can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues because he has a touchdown in four of the last five games.
Posted: 12/23/2020 11:57 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Huddle Up: Samuel is unlikely to play Saturday, Dec. 26, but fantasy managers are unlikely to miss out on much production with QB C.J. Beathard starting for the 49ers, anyway.
Posted: 12/22/2020 11:24 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) was a non-participant at practice Tuesday, Dec. 22.
Huddle Up: Samuel was forced to sit out Week 15 and WR Brandon Aiyuk continued his ascension as the de facto No. 1 receiver. Third-string QB C.J. Beathard will be under center in Week 16, so fantasy managers won't be missing much if Samuel sits out again. It may be better not to have the option to start him.
Posted: 12/19/2020 2:46 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 18, and has been ruled out for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Brandon Aiyuk will continue to be the main option in the passing game while Samuel is sidelined and can be at least a No. 3 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/14/2020 10:40 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) is expected to be 'out awhile' after straining his hamstring in Week 14 against the Washington Football Team.
Huddle Up: In other words, fantasy owners in redraft leagues may need to cut ties with Samuel if head coach Kyle Shanahan is willing to confirm his receiver will miss more than two weeks. Considering he left the game right after his first touch in Week 14 and how tricky hamstring injuries can be, it may be safe for fantasy owners to assume he might sit out the final three weeks. Brandon Aiyuk stepped up in a big way with 10 catches against Washington and can be considered a must-start in Week 15 versus the Dallas Cowboys.