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Brandon Aiyuk To Step Up In Year Two?

Deebo Samuel walked away from practice last week with an apparent injury. He didn’t go back in for the rest of the day but did patrol the sideline and appeared to be moving about without too many issues. The 49ers seem to be having a great practice with praise for rookie quarterback Trey Lance from the likes of George Kittle and Deebo himself, hyping Trey Lance up on the field.

This Niners offence at full health could be extremely satisfying to watch this year with the anticipation of Trey Lance and additions such as Trey Sermon in the backfield. Here’s to hoping Deebo Samuels injury isn’t anything serious and that he’ll be right back out on the field in time for the season. Typically if a player gets back out to practice even if not to play, things are usually okay.

However, we should absolutely monitor the progress of second year receiver Brandon Aiyuk, who displayed great ability last season in the midst of a derailed Niners season. Plagued by injury, it was easy to see why last season wasn’t one to remember for the fans, but Aiyuk had plenty to offer, and graded extremely well all season long.

Considering the fact that the 49ers played the majority of the season with back up QBs CJ Beathard and Nick Mullens, Aiyuk still finished up with 748 yards and 5 touchdowns in his rookie campaign. That’s not half bad considering the roster was in tatters. Aiyuk has a distinct ability to extend a play and gain some extra yardage, with a third of his total coming after the catch. Neither Aiyuk nor Deebo Samuel have too much competition behind them, and receptions should be spread between the two of them and standout George Kittle.

Aiyuk is 100% a guy to look at for your dynasty leagues this year. A healthy Niners team means a 1000 yard season for him without shadow of a doubt in my eyes. Not to mention the glimpse of him taking carries out of the backfield last season, which i’d also like to see a lot more of. Quite simply, get the ball in his hands. Electric young receiver well worth watching!

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