"There seems to be a connection between Jimmy Garoppolo and Trent Taylor," fullback Kyle Juszczyk said. "And he just seems to be moving at another speed and just has an incredible feel for space on the field. Many times, it's just him and Jimmy just kind of improvising."
Don't be surprised if he leads the team in targets and receptions, according to beat writer Nick Wagoner.
Taylor suffered a Jones fracture in his foot last week that will keep him out the rest of the preseason, but the Niners are hopeful he will be back for Week 1. When he does return, the hope is he will pick up where he left off after a training camp that left teammates and coaches raving about his bounce-back from an injury-plagued 2018 season. We have him down the team's depth chart, but he's a name to keep an eye on.
SF WR Trent Taylor - 2018 Fantasy Football Outlook
Early indications are Taylor will remain San Francisco’s primary option out of the slot, especially in third-and-short situations. According to the team's official website, rookie Dante Pettis is likely to get reps there as well in specific situations, but Pettis won’t be limited to the slot, either. Both young wideouts should carve out roles for themselves within the 49ers offense.
Taylor, who underwent back surgery this offseason, opens training camp on the PUP list. He can come off at any point prior to the season, but any missed time will give Pettis time to prove his worth.
2018 Bottom Line
Unless you're in a redraft league that awards points for return work (Taylor ranked 21st in the league in return yardage last season), it's going to be hard to justify investing draft capital in 49er wideouts beyond Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin. Other formats, primarily Dynasty, might be a different story.