The good new is, it’s not considered a major injury, the source said. Samuel was used more as a runner in Week 12 so this may not even create more targets for guys like Aiyuk, Sanu and Jennings. But, it may get Mitchell and Wilson more rushing opportunities. Wilson had just two carries while Mitchell went for 27-133-1 while adding five catches for 33 yards. Owners should probably figure on Samuel missing at least Week 13, with the hope of him returning for Week 14, or at worst, the fantasy playoffs.
The story says the 49ers top guys should remain at the top of the depth chart, but it's possible Shanahan was trying to get the attention of Samuel and Aiyuk, the author went on to say. It's seems to be a crowded position, but keep an eye out for Sherfield and Jennings.