Deebo Samuel Injury Update Boosts Brandon Aiyuk Fantasy Outlook

Deebo Samuel's injury update boosts Brandon Aiyuk's fantasy outlook.
Deebo Samuel's injury update boosts Brandon Aiyuk's fantasy outlook. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel appears to be in danger of missing his third straight game with a nagging hamstring injury. He was unable to get in any work during the open portion of the team's Thursday practice.

If Samuel is unable to go on Sunday, Brandon Aiyuk could be in line for another monster game in Week 10.

Brandon Aiyuk Fantasy Outlook

Aiyuk has only played one game since Samuel went down in Week 7. He turned that opportunity into 10 targets for 8 catches and 91 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 before missing the following game due to covid protocols.

The New Orleans Saints, Aiyuk's Week 10 opponent, are a pretty tough matchup. But his talent and a likely uptick in volume should make him a great option here. He's turning an average of 8.5 targets into 7.0 catches for 103.0 yards per game over his last two appearances.

It'll be crucial to monitor Deebo's status up until kickoff, but Aiyuk should be a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 if Samuel can't go.

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