WR - SF
Week 4 Outlook
Trent Taylor secured his only target for 20 yards during the 49ers' Week 3 victory over the Giants' on Sunday.
Even with all of the injuries currently plaguing the 49ers' passing game, Taylor failed to take advantage of the increased opportunity. He operated behind Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne, Jordan Reed, Ross Dwelley and each of the 49ers' two running backs in this one and is currently not a recommended fantasy option.
Trent Taylor managed to haul in two of three targets for 10 yards during the 49ers' 31-13 win over the Jets in Week 2.
Taylor has been quiet in back-to-back games now and will need to see more targets in order to warrant fantasy consideration. Unfortunately for him, the addition of Mohamed Sanu and the return of Brandon Aiyuk will likely limit his opportunity to produce consistently going forward. He is best suited on the waiver wire.
Trent Taylor caught two of five targets for seven yards during the 49ers' 20-24 defeat to the Cardinals in Week 1.
It was an abysmal afternoon for the 49ers' receivers, as they only manged to haul in 4/11 targets. In an offense that is primarily centered around the running game and TE George Kittle, Taylor is best left on the waiver wire for the time being.
Trent Taylor has been taking snaps at the slot position for the 49ers and Mercury News reporter Cam Inman stated that he is expecting Taylor to be the number one slot option. Taylor was dealing with foot injuries last year, which limited him throughout the 2019 season.
The 49ers are likely to start the season without their top receiver Deebo Samuel. The 49ers will need someone else to step up and Taylor may be able to step into that role. San Francisco has a lot of young receivers who are trying to prove their themselves in the NFL, so Taylor will have some competition to start the season. Taylor might start at the slot position, but wait on some clarity before drafting Taylor to any fantasy team.
Matt Barrow of The Athletic believes Trent Taylor is the favorite to finish third on the 49ers in receptions this season.
This would place him behind George Kittle and Deebo Samuel (if healthy). Taylor had a Jones fracture in his foot last season and wound up missing the entire year. San Francisco is reportedly expecting "big things" from the 26-year-old in 2020. The slot receiver has 69 career catches in 29 games.