Kyle Juszczyk
Kyle Juszczyk
28-Year-Old FullbackFB
San Francisco 49ers
Injury Knee - MCL
Fri Practice: DNP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Juszczyk turned in another Pro-Bowl season, setting a new career high in receiving yards (324) in addition to his usual excellent run blocking. Fullbacks are a dying breed in the NFL and rarely spark fantasy conversation, but Juice appeared to gain a little bit of deep-league fantasy traction early in the season, averaging 2.8 receptions and 39.4 receiving yards through the first five games of the season. That production, however, died once Nick Mullens took over under center, as he rarely used his fullback in the passing game (1.8 targets per over the final eight games of the season). The 49ers extended Juszczyk's contract option, and the fullback could be on pace for career offensive numbers across the board if Jimmy Garoppolo - who boosted Juszczyk's value the most last season - stays healthy all season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $21 million contract with the 49ers in March of 2017.
Facing 4-to-6-week absence
FBSan Francisco 49ers
Knee - MCL
October 8, 2019
The 49ers announced Tuesday that Juszczyk (knee) will likely be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
After exiting Monday's 31-3 win over the Browns, Juszczyk was sent in for an MRI on Tuesday that confirmed the versatile fullback had sprained the MCL in his left knee. The loss of the 28-year-old for at least the next four games will deprive Jimmy Garoppolo of one of his favorite dump-off targets, while also leaving a potent San Francisco ground attack without a lead blocker. The 49ers could sign another fullback to compensate for Juszczyk's absence or have backup tight end Levine Toilolo -- a blocking specialist -- line up out of the backfield more frequently.
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How do Kyle Juszczyk's 2019 advanced stats compare to other fullbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
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% Team Targets
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Drop Rate
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Juszczyk got off to a slow offensive start with his new club, accruing just 14 touches for 103 combined yards through the first nine weeks of the season (seven healthy games). The Swiss Army knife turned things on in the second half with 24 receptions and 230 receiving yards, finishing with 315 receiving yards and a touchdown, which was best among all fullbacks in the league. "Juice" is more valuable to his actual football club than he is to fantasy owners, given the lack of utility of the fullback position in standard formats. That said, it wouldn't be surprising to see him build on last year's receiving numbers after a full offseason with his new quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, and another year under offensive guru Kyle Shanahan.
Juszczyk was one of the 49ers' bigger free agent signings this offseason, inking a four-year deal after spending four years in Baltimore. The versatile fullback accrued 97 receptions (132 targets), 769 yards and five receiving touchdowns in his three years as a starter, bringing playmaking ability to a position that usually lacks it. Teaming up with the offensively-minded Kyle Shanahan -- who maximized Patrick DiMarco's receiving abilities in Atlanta -- could be a match made in heaven.
Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Juszczyk has made a name for himself as one of the better fullbacks the NFL has to offer. He can catch the ball well for an athlete of his stature, too, and was often utilized as a check-down option by Joe Flacco in 2015, as evidenced by his 41 total receptions. However, he rarely gets carries to complement those receptions and is a fantasy afterthought even in the deepest of formats.
Juszczyk came out of Harvard in 2013 with the skillset of an H-back, but the Ravens have molded him into more of a traditional lead blocker, with the versatility to still contribute the occasional reception. He ranked among the fullback leaders in snaps in 2014, finishing with 19 catches for 182 yards and a touchdown, though he did lose a pair of fumbles. He's yet to record a carry through two NFL seasons.
After years of using lead-blocking specialists, the Ravens are expected to hand the starting fullback job to Juszczyk, who profiles as more of a versatile H-back type. There's some hope that he'll become a dependable receiving option, but it's unclear how often the Ravens will even use a fullback, as the team will likely make frequent use of two-TE sets.
Juszczyk is a rookie out of Harvard, where he mostly played tight end. He will serve as the backup fullback behind Vontae Leach and could also see some playing time as an H-back.
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Dealing with MCL sprain
FBSan Francisco 49ers
Knee - MCL
October 8, 2019
Juszczyk (knee) is believed to have suffered a sprained left MCL in Monday's 31-3 win over the Browns, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Appears to have left knee sprain
FBSan Francisco 49ers
October 7, 2019
Juszczyk appears to have suffered a left knee sprain, but the severity is still unknown, according to coach Kyle Shanahan, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports.
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Carted to locker room
FBSan Francisco 49ers
October 7, 2019
Juszczyk has been carted to the locker room and is questionable to return, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
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Rips off big plays
FBSan Francisco 49ers
September 23, 2019
Juszczyk caught all three of his targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Steelers.
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Tallies 11 yards
FBSan Francisco 49ers
September 17, 2019
Juszczyk caught one of two targets for five yards and added a six-yard run during Sunday's 41-17 win over the Bengals.
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