Posted: 6/18/2020 8:45 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (foot) said he expects to return to the field in 10 weeks.
Huddle Up: Samuel probably will miss most of training camp and could miss the start of the regular season. Samuel is a starting option in all fantasy leagues when healthy, but fantasy players may need to find a replacement for the first few weeks.
Posted: 6/18/2020 7:05 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (foot) suffered a Jones fracture in his foot while working out Thursday, June 18. He will have surgery today, performed by Dr. Robert Anderson, and Samuel should be able to return to full strength in three to four months.
Huddle Up: Welp ... This is a damning blow to the fantasy value of QB Jimmy Garoppolo, but more importantly, the second-year receiver's promising 2020 outlook is now in jeopardy of coming to fruition. In best-case scenario, three months means he could play in Week 2, but the four-month window puts Samuel back on the field somewhere around Week 5 or 6, depending upon his conditioning. He falls from being one of the top breakout receiver targets to a WR3 gamble in deeper leagues. The 49ers are likely to examine the free-agent pool for depth.
Posted: 6/08/2020 9:07 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel forced 18 missed tackles during the 2019 season, which was tied for second in the NFL.
Huddle Up: Samuel had a terrific rookie season and finished with 802 yards and three touchdowns. He is expected to join the starting lineup this upcoming season and should see more targets in the passing game. Samuel can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 6/02/2020 2:40 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel was one of only two receivers (Mecole Hardman) with at least 40 targets in 2019 whose yardage after catch average (8.5) was higher than his average depth of target (7.4).
Posted: 4/05/2020 1:21 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel ranked second among rookies with 961 yards from scrimmage in 2019 despite tying for second in the NFL with seven drops, and Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com believes Samuel's role 'will only continue to expand' in his second season.
Huddle Up: Samuel became a Swiss Army knife-type weapon for the San Francisco offense, adding 159 yards and three scores on the ground to his receiving totals. If he can cut down on the drops, 1,000-plus yards from scrimmage and WR3 production should be on tap.
Posted: 1/30/2020 7:28 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel has had more receptions (62) in his rookie season (including playoffs) than former 49ers WRs Jerry Rice (53) and Terrell Owens (36) did in their first pro seasons and has as many 100-yard games (3) as Rice and Owens had as rookies combined.
Huddle Up: Samuel, a second-round pick, has especially come on strong late this season, totaling 331 total yards, including 110 rushing, and two touchdowns over the Niners' last four games, including a pair of postseason contests, and that's despite the team's notorious lack of passing in the playoffs. Even when not catching passes, though, Samuel has had at least one rushing attempt in 10 of 18 games (17 rushes total) this season, including three carries for 49 yards in the postseason so far.
Posted: 12/28/2019 1:03 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Samuel has been held to 50 yards or less in four of the last five games but has been targeted 17 times over the last three games. He could be a flex option in some leagues.
Posted: 12/26/2019 11:04 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) was limited at practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Samuel hasn't found the end zone since Week 13, and he hasn't topped 100 receiving yards since Week 11. Still, he remains a big piece of the San Francisco passing game alongside TE George Kittle and WR Emmanuel Sanders. He'd be a strong flex against the Seattle Seahawks this week if he's able to return.
Posted: 12/25/2019 9:53 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. The 49ers did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Samuel has cooled off during the last few weeks with 45 yards or less in three of the last four games. He could be a flex option in some deeper leagues but is not a must-start option.
Posted: 12/22/2019 4:57 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel caught four of his six targets for 31 yards and rushed three times for 28 yards and a touchdown in a 34-31 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Samuel's share of the passing targets has dipped since the addition of Emmanuel Sanders, but the 49ers have been using him in the run game more often. His big-play ability gives him potential as a boom-or-bust flex play.