Brandon Aiyuk
Brandon Aiyuk
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
San Francisco 49ers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Last year’s 25th overall pick, Aiyuk delivered during his rookie season. Despite missing four games — two on the COVID list, one with a hamstring injury, one with an ankle sprain — he led the 49ers with 60 catches and scored seven times, including twice on the ground. At one point, he had six straight games of at least 73 receiving yards. At 6-0, 200, Aiyuk has average size and ran a similarly average 4.50 40, but he’s stout, strong, hard to bring down and unusually quick. Aiyuk’s per-play numbers (12.5 YPC, 7.8 YPT) were pedestrian, but he was playing with backup quarterbacks for much of the year. Aiyuk should again have a big role in 2021, and the team figures to have better quarterback play with Jimmy Garoppolo — and eventually No. 3 overall pick Trey Lance — rather than Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard. But with a healthy Deebo Samuel and George Kittle, it’s hard to see any of the three among the league leaders in targets, especially in Kyle Shanahan’s run-first system. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $12.53 million contract with the 49ers in June of 2020.
May need more practice time
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Hamstring
September 15, 2021
San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday that Aiyuk should see more playing time moving forward as long as he stays healthy and regularly participates in practice, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Shanahan has repeatedly mentioned the missed practice time when asked about Aiyuk splitting snaps with Trent Sherfield in Sunday's 41-33 win over the Lions. Most recently, Aiyuk was out for a couple weeks with a hamstring injury before returning to practice last week as a full participant Wednesday through Friday. It isn't clear if his part-time role Week 1 was planned all along or not, but Aiyuk barely played in the first half (30 percent of snaps) before stepping up to a 60 percent snap share after halftime. While it sounds like he'll play Week 2 at Philadelphia, it isn't clear Aiyuk will reclaim a full-time role. Shanahan seems fond of Sherfield, telling Lombardi that Aiyuk needs to be "a lot better than the guy behind him" if he wants to return to an every-down role. Most fantasy managers took it for granted that Aiyuk was far ahead of Sherfield, but Shanahan said it wasn't a tough decision to give the latter more playing time, according to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. In the meantime, receiver Deebo Samuel and tight end George Kittle will be the safest bets to see steady targets in Philadelphia.
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Sep 19th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
39.6
 
Cornerbacks
39.6
 
Safeties
66.7
 
Linebackers
95.8
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
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Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
200 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.50 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.0 in
 
Broad Jump
128 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.50 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Aiyuk figures to see work on punt and kick returns, given his quickness, explosiveness and vision in the open field. The question is how many looks he'll see as a wideout. At 6-1, 206, he has decent size but only average long speed (4.50 40), though his vertical leap (40 inches) and broad jump (128 inches) were near the top of his class. Aiyuk is excellent after the catch, able to make defenders miss, and he finishes off plays like a running back. His fate will likely depend on his work before the catch, however - getting off the line of scrimmage and running strong routes. Luckily, he landed in an almost ideal setting - the Niners let Emmanuel Sanders go this offseason, leaving only Deebo Samuel ahead of Aiyuk on the receiver depth chart. Kendrick Bourne is still around in the slot, but Aiyuk could enter his rookie season as the team's top outside receiver if Samuel doesn't recover from June foot surgery in time for Week 1.
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Fall in depth chart injury-related
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Hamstring
September 12, 2021
Aiyuk (hamstring) -- who did not receive a target in Sunday's win over the Lions -- fell down the depth chart due to injury and not performance, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
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Makes full showing Wednesday
WRSan Francisco 49ers
September 8, 2021
Aiyuk (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.
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Running routes Monday
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Hamstring
September 6, 2021
Aiyuk (hamstring) ran routes and caught passes during the part of Monday's practice open to the media, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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Looking good on side field
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Hamstring
September 2, 2021
Aiyuk (hamstring) looked unencumbered while running sprints on a side field Thursday, and he's on track to be a full-go Week 1 at Detroit, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
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No activity Wednesday
WRSan Francisco 49ers
Hamstring
September 1, 2021
Aiyuk (hamstring) didn't take part in the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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