As the 2020 fantasy football season nears, it's time to examine players who could make or break your fantasy team. Here's a look at San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel and his fantasy outlook for the season ahead.
Samuel reached a 20 percent target share just once through his first seven games with the 49ers. Then he did so eight more times among the final 11 contests, including the playoffs. The Niners let Emmanuel Sanders walk in free agency, replacing him with rookie Brandon Aiyuk. That should keep Samuel in the lead wideout role. George Kittle’s presence and the 49ers’ low passing volume — second-most run-heavy offense last season — lower his ceiling. Samuel broke his foot during a throwing session in mid-June, suffering what is called a Jones fracture. He underwent surgery but Samuel said he expects to be ready to go by Week 1. His recovery and participation in training camp will be things to keep an eye on.
Size: 6'0, 215
Bye Week: 11
Samuel suffers for San Francisco’s low passing volume. But he fits the offense perfectly and makes for a solid WR3.
Season Projections for 2020
75 receptions, 110 targets, 975 yards, 5 receiving TDs