Kyle Juszczyk
Kyle Juszczyk
29-Year-Old FullbackFB
San Francisco 49ers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Fullbacks may be an endangered species in today's NFL, but Juszczyk continues to provide value both as a blocker and as a receiving threat out of the backfield. The seven-year pro led his shallow position in receiving yards - 239 with a touchdown on 20 catches - but he was limited to single-digit carries (three), nullifying any potential for fantasy appeal. Expect more of the same from Juice in 2020: excellent lead blocking with the occasional play or two drawn up for him each game. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $21 million contract with the 49ers in March of 2017. 49ers exercised $5.05 million team option for 2020 in March of 2020.
Totals 48 yards in loss
FBSan Francisco 49ers
September 15, 2020
Juszczyk ran the ball once for seven yards and caught a pass for 41 yards in Sunday's 24-20 loss to Arizona.
ANALYSIS
Head coach Kyle Shanahan drew up a play for his fullback, and Juszczyk rewarded the decision by getting open in the secondary for a huge gain. The 29-year-old caught the Cardinals off guard, but those familiar with the versatile back's game are aware of his ability rip off the occasional big play (23 receptions for 278 yards and two touchdowns last season). Juice is a priceless asset for the 49ers, but at the endangered fullback position, he doesn't receive enough touches to warrant fantasy consideration in most formats.
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How do Kyle Juszczyk's 2020 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.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
85.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
6.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
2.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
6.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
3.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.11
 
% Team Air Yards
2.0%
 
% Team Targets
8.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.0%
 
Drop Rate
20.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
12.7
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Back in action
FBSan Francisco 49ers
September 8, 2020
Juszczyk (hamstring) returned to team activities Monday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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Has hamstring strain
FBSan Francisco 49ers
Hamstring
August 27, 2020
Coach Kyle Shanahan called Juszczyk "week-to-week" due to a strained hamstring, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Sticking in San Francisco
FBSan Francisco 49ers
March 4, 2020
The 49ers picked up Jusczyk's 2020 option Wednesday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Scores on big stage
FBSan Francisco 49ers
February 2, 2020
Juszczyk hauled in all three of his targets for 39 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 31-20 Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs.
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Sets up touchdown
FBSan Francisco 49ers
December 31, 2019
Juszczyk caught his lone target for a 49-yard gain during Sunday's 26-21 win over Seattle.
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