49ers WR Jalen Hurd ticketed for big slot role

According to David Lombardi of the Athletic, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jalen Hurd is expected to play the big slot role this season.

Fantasy Impact: 

Having a healthy Jalen Hurd available to create mismatches as a big slot receiver would be a major boost to a San Francisco 49ers offense that will be without Deebo Samuel for at least four weeks of the season. A productive running back at Tennessee before switching to slot wide receiver after transferring to Baylor, Hurd will be stepping into a position that accounted for a combined 78 receptions for seven touchdowns in 2019. With the 49ers top slot receiver Emmanuel Sanders now in New Orleans, Hurd seeing snaps as the big slot could be a short and long term fantasy boost for the potential late round lottery ticket on a team expected to start Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk on the outside (when healthy) for years to come.

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