Two weeks after the 49ers’ wide receiver played one fewer snap than one of his backups, Trent Sherfield, the 2020 first-round pick received his typical rookie-season workload in Sunday’s 30-28 loss to the Packers while Sherfield barely appeared on offense.
Total snaps: Aiyuk 60, Sherfield 2.
Aiyuk played 85.7% of the snaps Sunday. According to the story, he had logged 51.2% in the first two regular-season games and played just 13 more snaps than Sherfield, a 2018 undrafted free agent who entered the season with 30 career catches. Aiyuk’s diminished playing time suggested head coach Kyle Shanahan was sending a motivational message, the story said. It's good news for owners that he's trending up. If he's sitting on your wire, he may be worth a stash, especially if this trend continues.
ARI WR Trent Sherfield - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 8 at New Orleans Saints
Trent Sherfield caught the only ball thrown his way last week for four yards against the Giants. Sherfield saw 82% of the team’s offensive snaps with Christian Kirk still sidelined, but he hasn’t been able to capitalize on additional opportunities. He’s failed to catch more than a single pass in any game this season. He should remain on waivers until we see some consistent production out of him.