WR Brandon Lloyd made his first impact on Sunday, catching three passes for 76 yards while seeing significant time as the 49ers’ No. 3 wide receiver.
Stevie Johnson saw just five snaps on offense in the entire game but still managed to catch a touchdown pass.
Rookie Bruce Ellington was on the field for eight plays, which included one rush attempt for no yards and his first NFL reception for just 1 yard.
Through five games, Johnson is the 49ers’ third-leading receiver with 15 receptions for 183 yards and two touchdowns, while Lloyd has six catches for 109 yards. It could have just been part of the plan this week, or it could be a trend that sees Lloyd get more time. Both Johnson and Lloyd would be risky plays regardless, but it's worth monitoring in deeper leagues.