• Brandon Aiyuk

  • WR
  • , San Francisco 49ers
  • 24
  • 200 lbs
  • 6' 0"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Aiyuk found himself in the doghouse to start the season, but he was seeing normal snaps by Week 3. From that point on, he was the fantasy WR27. He had 60+ yards and/or a touchdown in seven of his last 10 games and averaged 6.1 targets per game in that span. The 49er passing game isn’t prolific, so he’ll have to be efficient in his targets. He only saw 14.1% of the targets from Trey Lance, but the sample (71 pass attempts) was pretty small, and the duo are reportedly showing good chemistry in camp. According to beat writer Nick Wagoner says that Aiyuk “has been the team’s most consistent offensive performer.” He’s a talented receiver but the targets aren’t super-dependable in San Francisco’s run-heavy offense.

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Scouting report

by Bob Harris

SF WR Brandon Aiyuk - 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

2022 Fantasy Upside
Brandon Aiyuk got off to a slow start at the beginning of the 2021 season after impressing his rookie year the season before. While it was reported he found his way into head coach Kyle Shanahan's doghouse last summer, Deebo Samuel emerging as a high-end contributor clearly capped Aiyuk's ceiling. Fansided.com's Peter Panacy contends, however, there are reasons to suspect Aiyuk finally lives up to his first-round reputation entering 2022. Not the least of which, Jimmy Garoppolo's game is vastly different than that of Aiyuk's new quarterback, Trey Lance, who'll assume starting duties in 2022. Lance's second start of his career (Week 17 against the Texans) was one of Aiyuk's better games, one in which he posted four catches on six targets for 94 yards and averaged 23.5 yards per reception. Panacy added: "Aiyuk is a receiver that thrives by winning on isolated routes outside of the numbers. That wasn't Garoppolo's game." Simply put, Lance can take much better advantage of Aiyuk's abilities than Garoppolo ever could.

2022 Fantasy Downside
Among the reasons for concern here are the concerns about the 49ers' passing volume. If Lance isn't averaging more than 30 attempts per game, how many of those targets will Aiyuk command working behind Samuel and George Kittle in this offense?

2022 Bottom Line
Aiyuk might never catch Samuel as long as the two are rostered together. But if Lance is able to take advantage of Aiyuk's strengths more effectively this upcoming season, at least the 49ers would have their prolific one-two punch at the position and fantasy managers will have a viable second option in the Niners' wide receiving corps.

2022 Strength of Schedule - SF

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17W18
10
@CHI
6
SEA
12
@DEN
7
LAR
8
@CAR
27
@ATL
25
KC
7
@LAR
BYE3
LAC
23
@ARI
15
NO
22
MIA
24
TB
6
@SEA
29
WAS
4
@LV
23
ARI

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

Game Stats

WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@DET00000.0000000.000.00.026/5547.3%
2@PHI16026.0000000.000.61.638/7054.3%
3GB437169.2518008.0010.514.560/7085.7%
4SEA1150315.0000000.001.52.551/7667.1%
5@ARI2320416.0000000.003.25.246/6570.8%
6BYE--------------
7IND16016.0013003.000.91.940/5671.4%
8@CHI4450711.2500000.006.510.549/5687.5%
9ARI6891814.831-201-2.0012.718.755/5993.2%
10LAR326048.6700000.002.65.661/6889.7%
11@JAX7851712.1400000.0014.521.564/6992.8%
12MIN3910630.3314004.009.512.563/7090.0%
13@SEA3550618.3300000.005.58.554/5893.1%
14@CIN66211010.3314004.0012.618.667/7194.4%
15ATL1360236.0000000.003.64.656/5798.2%
16@TEN4401510.0000000.0010.014.055/5993.2%
17HOU4940623.5000000.009.413.456/6290.3%
18@LAR61070717.8300000.0010.716.765/7092.9%
Per game3.2948.590.294.9414.750.291.0000.063.406.7210.0253.29/64.1883.05%
Totals5682658414.75517013.40114.3170.3906/109183.05%