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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2023 Half PPR Draft Rankings

Deebo Samuel Note
Deebo Samuel photo 16. Deebo Samuel
Without his "wide back" role and with the 49ers bottling him up as a check-down specialist again, Deebo Samuel struggled to a WR28 finish in 2022. He still drew a strong share of the 49ers' passing offense with a 25.4% target share (19th), but his aDOT was 4.2 (102nd), and he only saw five deep targets (108th) and 12 red zone looks (36th). Without the rushing equity and high-leverage roles to help pad his fantasy production, Samuel dissolved into a WR3. With the quarterback situation remaining unsettled in San Francisco in 2023 and the onus remaining on running the ball, Samuel will remain a WR3.
7 weeks ago
Brandon Aiyuk Note
Brandon Aiyuk photo 32. Brandon Aiyuk
Brandon Aiyuk set career highs across the board in 2022 in targets (113), receiving yards (1,015), and receiving touchdowns (eight) as the WR23 in fantasy. Aiyuk was 19th in PFF receiving grade, 27th in yards per route run, and 23rd in YAC per reception (minimum 50 targets per PFF). Aiyuk was also eighth in open rate, tied with Davante Adams (per ESPN analytics). Aiyuk ran hot with touchdowns (11th among wide receivers) despite ranking only 36th in deep targets and 30th in red zone targets. While it's tough to project him to eclipse last season's target mark in the 49ers' run-first offense, if Aiyuk's high-value usage creeps up in 2023, he will improve upon last year's fantasy finish. Aiyuk is a WR2.
7 weeks ago
Jauan Jennings Note
Jauan Jennings photo 128. Jauan Jennings
Danny Gray Note
Danny Gray photo 138. Danny Gray
Ray-Ray McCloud III Note
Ray-Ray McCloud III photo 183. Ray-Ray McCloud III
Dazz Newsome Note
Dazz Newsome photo 225. Dazz Newsome
Tyron Johnson Note
Tyron Johnson photo 229. Tyron Johnson