Deebo Samuel Injury Update Solidifies Week 5 Fantasy Outlook

Larry Rupp
Deebo Samuel's latest injury update solidifies his Week 5 fantasy outlook.
Deebo Samuel's latest injury update solidifies his Week 5 fantasy outlook. / Michael Zagaris/Getty Images
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Fantasy managers will be glad to hear that San Francisco 49ers' wide receiver Deebo Samuel looks like he will be ready to go and play in their Week 5 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. He has been battling an illness since Thursday.

The 49ers have suffered a myriad of injuries this season and could definitely use a boost on offense. Samuel slides back into the No. 1 receiving role on the team and will be a top option for returning quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

Deebo Samuel Fantasy Outlook

Samuel was forced to miss the first three weeks of the season due to a foot injury suffered during the offseason. He returned against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4 and caught all three of his targets for 35 yards.

Even with a three different quarterbacks seeing the field this season for the 49ers, the team still ranks No. 12 in the NFL with 262.0 passing yards per game. Getting the team's usual signal caller back in Garoppolo only helps Samuel's outlook this week as the two were able to develop chemistry last season.

Samuel draws a decent matchup in Week 5 as the Dolphins' defense has given up the fifth-most passing yards per game so far this season (285.0). Look for 49ers' tight end George Kittle to draw a lot of the defense's attention, which could allow Samuel to create a lot of open space with his routes.

Samuel checks in as the No. 35 wide receiver in our Week 5 fantasy football rankings and is a solid option to throw in your FLEX position this week, His role on the offense should only increase with each game he is able to play.


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