Wide receiver Deebo Samuel and running back Jeff Wilson Jr., both of whom played major roles in Sunday's 33-6 win against the New England Patriots, are expected to miss extended time, according to coach Kyle Shanahan.
Samuel is dealing with a left hamstring strain and will "most likely" miss this week's game at the Seattle Seahawks and next week's home contest against the Green Bay Packers, according to Shanahan. Wilson is the latest 49er to suffer a high left ankle sprain and is expected to go on injured reserve this week, which means he will have to miss at least the next three games, the story said. As we reported just a bit ago, Bourne looks like he'll take over for Samuel while McKinnon could jump back into a bigger role at RB. The 49ers said they purposely cut back on McKinnon's workload this past week (surprise fantasy owners) but it should mean he gets a bigger role this week. However, the rookie Hasty has looked good and could take some of the workload at RB.