6. Kyle Juszczyk
Free-agent newcomer Kyle Juszczyk is more than just a fullback; if you ask Lynch, he’s an “offensive weapon.”
After Juszczyk’s signing, I wrote an article analyzing Shanahan’s use of fullbacks in the passing game. Under Shanahan, Falcons fullback Patrick DiMarco caught passes from the fullback, tight end and wide receiver positions.
If Shanahan was able to “weaponize” DiMarco — a run-blocking fullback who poses little threat as a receiver — expect “Juice” to be used as an offensive weapon, both between the 20s and in the red zone.
Juszczyk will be on the field in all short-yardage situations, and will be a threat to score off play action:
He will also have his opportunities when lined up as a tight end: