The 49ers aren’t ready to put a timeline on it yet, the tweet went on to say, but there are already reports Samuel will miss the rest of the season. Bourne should step into the WR2 role with Aiyuk the clear WR1.
SF WR Kendrick Bourne - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 9 vs. Green Bay Packers
Kendrick Bourne was targeted 10 times against the Seahawks last week, catching eight balls for 81 yards. With Deebo Samuel likely to miss at least another game, Bourne has a chance to see significant targets again this week against the Green Bay Packers, who rank fifth in aFPA to opposing wide receivers.
Bourne has some extra upside, because Green Bay coverage demon Jaire Alexander will likely be following rookie Brandon Aiyuk around. That might leave Bourne as a nice secondary option and 10 targets isn’t outside the realm of possibilities again. The Packers are tough against wide receivers, ranking fifth in aFPA to the position this season, but Bourne should benefit from negative game script and attrition on the roster. He has sneaky PPR value in deep leagues as a WR3 option.
Update: Looks like Bourne is a COVID list candidate, so be sure to get him out of your lineup unless things change before game time.