Brandon Aiyuk, WR, San Francisco 49ers
Aiyuk had five receptions on a team-high eight targets for 70 yards against the New York Giants on Sunday, along with 31 yards on three carries with a 19-yard rushing score. Even with the returns of George Kittle and Deebo Samuel looming, the rookie out of Arizona State looks all the way back from a hamstring injury and he should remain heavily involved.
Decent matchups are coming for Aiyuk in Week 4 (Philadelphia Eagles) and Week 5 (Miami Dolphins). Touches as a ball carrier add to his value, and against the Giants he proved he could produce with Nick Mullens under center until Jimmy Garoppolo returns from an injury of his own.
Aiyuk should be added as a WR3 or WR4 in leagues with 12 or more teams. The upside is massive, with Kyle Shanahan’s offensive design helping the cause.
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