Posted: 9/25/2020 6:12 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (foot) has reportedly looked good enough in his rehab that head coach Kyle Shanahan expects him to practice next week, although it 'remains to be seen' if he'll be able to play in Week 4 against the left Philadelphia Eagles, according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.
'I'm optimistic he'll be back next week. He had a real good week, last week hitting the rehab hard with all those guys. Just being able to watch him work out on the side, he looks real good running routes and he's been able to do it without pain,' Shanahan said.
Huddle Up: As luck would have it, the 49ers and Eagles will play next Sunday night, meaning it is possible many fantasy owners might not have the option of waiting to see if he'll be active. Either way, it's good news for Samuel as there was speculation that he might have made his foot injury worse prior to landing on IR. He'll be a WR3 with legitimate upside if and when he is cleared to play.
Posted: 9/15/2020 12:21 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (foot) hopefully will be able to return for the team's Week 4 game, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: Samuel will have to miss two more games since he is on the Reserve/Injured list but could be ready for Week 4 depending on his recovery. Kendrick Bourne will continue to be the No. 1 receiver for the 49ers but may only be a flex option at this point.
Posted: 9/12/2020 9:09 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: He'll be out for at least the first three games, and Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) is likely to be a game-time decision. Dante Pettis was praised for his progress by head coach Kyle Shanahan this week. Pettis could slot in as the third option downfield behind George Kittle and Kendrick Bourne. Pettis is a flex consideration against the Arizona Cardinals.
Posted: 9/11/2020 11:09 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 11, and has been ruled out for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Samuel was hoping to play this week but will be sidelined for at least the first week of the season. Kendrick Bourne and George Kittle probably will be the main options in the passing game. Kittle is a must-start option, while Bourne could be a flex option.
Posted: 9/10/2020 10:33 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: Samuel was optimistic about his chances to play in Week 1, but it seems like he may be at least a week away from returning. Fantasy players can check on his status later in the week but should look for other options to use in their lineups.
Posted: 9/09/2020 10:28 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (foot) didn't practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: Samuel will be a must-start in the Niners' thin receiving corps so long as he's ultimately able to suit up for Week 1. Keep a close eye on his status but prepared with secondary options.
Posted: 9/09/2020 7:40 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (foot) is not expected to practice Wednesday, Sept. 9, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: Samuel probably will need to practice by Friday, Sept. 11, if he wants the chance to play in Week 1. Fantasy players can monitor his practice participation for the rest of the week but should have other receivers available in case Samuel is ruled out.
Posted: 9/07/2020 9:01 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (foot) 'has a shot' to take the field in Week 1 versus the Arizona Cardinals, according to manager John Lynch. The current plan is for the team to meet with doctors in training staff on Tuesday, Sept. 8, to determine the proper course of action for Samuel
'Deebo has done a fantastic job (in his rehab.) ... I'm a huge believer that when you get injured and you're already in great shape, you tend to heal quicker. Deebo has continued that tremendous work ethic and has remained very positive and upbeat and resolute in his want to be back on the field right away. That goes a long way. We're hopeful but I don't have an answer, because we don't know it yet,' Lynch said.
Huddle Up: It's great news for his fantasy owners who were hoping for an early return from his June injury, but he has yet to return to a full practice, so it may take a while before he is allowed to play a full complement of snaps. Consider Samuel bench depth for fantasy purposes in September and a high-upside WR3 afterward if he makes it through the first month without a setback.
Posted: 9/06/2020 12:54 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (foot) was activated from the Active/Non-Football Injury list Saturday, Sept. 5.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to keep an eye on Samuel's practice participation this upcoming week to see if he has a chance to play in Week 1. He will be the one of the top options in the passing game when he is healthy and can be at least a No. 3 receiver in leagues.
Posted: 9/02/2020 11:56 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (foot) is hopeful to return to practice next week, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Huddle Up: Samuel will be the 49ers' No. 1 receiver and No. 2 target behind TE George Kittle this season. He should be drafted as a high-end WR2 now that he's on track to debut early in the season.