Posted by Bob Harris
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:21pm
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.