Eagles vs. SF 49ers: 3 players who should see more snaps in Week 4

San Francisco 49ers tight end Ross Dwelley (82). Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
San Francisco 49ers tight end Ross Dwelley (82). Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports /
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The SF 49ers are getting some players back ahead of their Week 4 matchup against the Eagles, yet these three players should see more field time.

While the 2020 season hasn’t been too kind to the SF 49ers on the injury front, it’s somewhat refreshing to know head coach Kyle Shanahan’s squad is expecting some reinforcements back ahead of its Week 4 Sunday Night Football matchup against the visiting Philadelphia Eagles.

The 0-2-1 Eagles, too, have dealt with a slew of injuries this season. Their wide receiver corps is banged up, meaning fans are likely to be treated to yet another Niners opponent struggling to move the ball through the air.

In fact, both teams’ offenses will be X-factors to watch in this contest. Yet San Francisco could end up being a bit better off, thanks to a hopefully healthy return by tight end George Kittle, who missed the last two weeks after suffering a Week 1 knee injury.

Tack on the Week 3 breakout by rookie wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, and it’s possible Shanahan’s offense is flying on far more cylinders than before.

All that said, however, Philly’s defense is still potent, currently having allowed the fifth fewest yards over the first three weeks (992). As such, it might be tough for Shanahan to move the ball, also opening up the thought quarterback Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense could potentially wear down the SF 49ers defense, too.

That calls for some player rotation on both sides of the ball, ensuring Niners players stay fresh while also getting some previously unexpected production from players who weren’t necessarily seen as major factors when the regular season kicked off.

As such, Shanahan would be wise to insert these three 49ers into game action a bit more than usual this Sunday.