WR - SF - IR
Week 3 Outlook
Kyle Shanahan said that Jalen Hurd’s knee started bothering him shortly after the Raiders game and the pain hasn’t gone away.
The 49ers will “shut him down for a little bit” and he’s an injured reserve candidate with Travis Benjamin being the top candidate to take his spot. He would miss at least three games if he is placed on IR.
49ers WR Jalen Hurd caught 4-of-6 targets for 25 yards in Sunday's win over the Raiders. He added one carry for two rushing yards.
In his first game this preseason, Hurd saw playing time with the starters. It is likely that he has to compete with Jauan Jennings and Travis Benjamin to crack the 53-man roster. Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Trent Sherfield, and Mohamed Sanu are expected to be the top 4 WRs on the team.
49ers WR Jalen Hurd (knee) returned to practice on Wednesday.
Hurd has been dealing with knee tendinitis over the past couple of weeks. It's unclear if he'll wind up making the team out of training camp.
49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been raving about wide receiver Jalen Hurd, who missed all of 2019 and 2020 with separate injuries. "He’s come a long way, he really has, in his route-running, just developing his body and becoming a pro," Garoppolo explained to NBC Sports. "I mean, the guy, he does it the right way. I’m dying to get him out there right now. I really am."
Hurd, who checks in at 6-foot-5 and 25 years old, ranks 135th among receivers in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings, making him an intriguing stash in deeper leagues. "He’s such a physical freak with the things he can do in his route running," added Garoppolo. "Hopefully he’ll get to put those on display [and] we’ll get him out there as soon as possible.”
San Francisco 49ers WR Jalen Hurd (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021 season after suffering an ACL tear in August 2020, per 49ers' GM John Lynch.
Hurd suffered injuries in back-to-back years, missing the entire 2020 season due to a torn ACL that occurred during training camp. The 6'4, 227-pound wideout converted from quarterback and has the elite size to win one-on-one balls on the perimeter. If Hurd can avoid further injury and solidify a role in the receiving corps after training camp, Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel become less attractive fantasy options in PPR formats, especially on a run-centric team led by head coach Kyle Shanahan.