San Francisco 49ers Depth Chart
- NFC West
- Levi's Stadium
- Head Coach
- Kyle Shanahan
- Offensive Coordinator
- Defensive Coordinator
- Steve Wilks
- Special Teams Coach
- Brian Schneider
- Defensive Scheme
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) was seen participating in practice on Monday. The Niners aren't required to release an official injury report this week until Wednesday, but it's a good sign that Aiyuk is back on the practice field after he was held out of last Thursday night's win over the New York Giants due to a shoulder injury he suffered in Week 2. We'll have a better idea of whether he has a shot at returning in Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals later in the week after the team holds a few more practices. In the first two games of the year, Aiyuk caught 11 of his 14 targets for 172 yards and two touchdowns and will remain a big part of San Fran's passing attack when he's healthy.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (ribs) was not seen at the team's practice on Monday. Samuel took a hard shot to his ribs in last Thursday night's blowout victory over the New York Giants, so his status for Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals is somewhat in question. The 49ers won't release their first official injury report for the week until Wednesday, so we suggest fantasy managers check back then for an update. The 27-year-old could miss more practice time this week, but it remains to be seen if he's truly in danger of missing Sunday's game. With Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) missing last Thursday's game, Deebo went off for six catches (12 targets), 129 yards and his first touchdown of 2023.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch received multi-year contract extensions on Friday, the team announced. Shanahan was previously inked through the 2025 season, while Lynch was signed through 2024. Lynch took over as the GM in 2017 and brought Shanahan over from the Atlanta Falcons in February of that same year. Despite a number of changes at quarterback, Lynch and Shanahan have found constant success and led the team to an NFC title in 2019 and an appearance in Super Bowl LIV. The duo has posted a record of 52-46 between 2017 and 2022 and have started the 2023 season with three straight wins. They've reached the conference championship three times in six seasons and posted three seasons of 10-plus wins in that span.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (ribs) escaped any major injuries as the team didn't find any fractures on Friday. His ribs are sore and he's being considered day-to-day which is very good news for the team and his fantasy managers alike. Samuel played a big part in the team's win over the Giants on Thursday night after he posted six catches for 129 yards and a touchdown. Managers will want to monitor his status, but the longer rest until their Week 4 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals should do wonders.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan made good on his promise to get running back Elijah Mitchell involved in the game plan after Mitchell didn't play at all in the Week 2 win over the Los Angeles Rams. On Thursday night in the 30-12 win over the New York Giants, Mitchell saw a season-high 11 carries for 42 yards and caught all three of his targets for two yards. It was nice to see the 25-year-old get more involved in a game that wasn't close at all late, but Mitchell's week-to-week workload could vary drastically based on game flow, and as long as bell-cow Christian McCaffrey is healthy and doing his thing, Mitchell isn't going to have standalone fantasy value. He could, however, see another solid workload in a Week 4 matchup with the lowly Arizona Cardinals.