Lynch added according to the tweet, "It's fair to say he might miss some games at the beginning of the year." The 9ers may need Brandon Aiyuk, as well as Trent Taylor and Jalen Hurd to step up, at least early on. Aiyuk was a first round pick this past spring.
SF WR Trent Taylor - 2018 Fantasy Football Outlook
Early indications are Taylor will remain San Francisco’s primary option out of the slot, especially in third-and-short situations. According to the team's official website, rookie Dante Pettis is likely to get reps there as well in specific situations, but Pettis won’t be limited to the slot, either. Both young wideouts should carve out roles for themselves within the 49ers offense.
Taylor, who underwent back surgery this offseason, opens training camp on the PUP list. He can come off at any point prior to the season, but any missed time will give Pettis time to prove his worth.
2018 Bottom Line
Unless you're in a redraft league that awards points for return work (Taylor ranked 21st in the league in return yardage last season), it's going to be hard to justify investing draft capital in 49er wideouts beyond Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin. Other formats, primarily Dynasty, might be a different story.