Kyle Juszczyk
Kyle Juszczyk
27-Year-Old FullbackFB
San Francisco 49ers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $21 million contract with the 49ers in March of 2017.
Hauls in three passes
FBSan Francisco 49ers
October 16, 2018
Juszczyk caught all three of his targets for 30 yards in Monday's loss to Green Bay.
ANALYSIS
Juszczyk was unable to match last week's season-high of 75 yards, but his three receptions ranked fourth among all San Francisco receiving options Monday. The 27-year-old is averaging 2.8 receptions and 37.8 yards per game this season. Those numbers are exceptional for a fullback, but lacking in terms of a standard-league running back when you factor in the lack of carries (just one carry through six weeks).
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    224
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    22
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
463
322
2017
398
69
2018
224
22
San Francisco 49ers Team Injury Report
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Heavily involved in passing game
FBSan Francisco 49ers
October 8, 2018
Juszczyk carried the ball once for 12 yards and hauled in six of seven targets for 75 yards against the Cardinals on Sunday.
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Gains 15 yards
FBSan Francisco 49ers
October 2, 2018
Juszczyk caught two of three targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 29-27 loss to the Chargers.
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Hits paydirt in loss
FBSan Francisco 49ers
September 24, 2018
Juszczyk hauled in two passes (four targets) for 38 yards and a touchdown in a 38-27 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.
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Hauls in three passes
FBSan Francisco 49ers
September 18, 2018
Juszczyk caught three of four targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 30-27 win over Detroit.
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Converts big gain
FBSan Francisco 49ers
September 10, 2018
Juszczyk only caught one pass Sunday, but it went for 56 yards in a loss to Minnesota. He did not receive a carry.
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