Fantasy football managers may have expected Trey Sermon to be the most productive San Francisco 49ers' running back in Week 3 with Elijah Mitchell on the shelf, but Kyle Shanahan was up to his usual tricks.
it was fullback Kyle Juszczyk who earned those honors, scoring 15.1 PPR fantasy points, compared to 11.4 for Sermon.
Mitchell is out again on Sunday, boosting Juszczyk's fantasy outlook. That still doesn't mean you should start the fullback in fantasy football, though.
Most managers won't turn up their nose at 15 fantasy points, obviously, but it's Juszczyk's volume that is the big red flag. He ran the ball just 5 times for 14 yards (compared to 10 carries for Sermon). His fantasy value was carried by his receiving success, but even came on just 4 targets, which ranked just fifth on the team.
Even the most explosive running backs struggle to offer much fantasy value when seeing single-digit touches, and with all due respect to Juice, he's not one of "the most explosive running backs,"
Mitchell injury or not, leave Juszczyk on your league's waiver wire.
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