With one game in the books, the fantasy outlook is starting to take shape. But which 49ers should you be starting or sitting for Week 2?
Week 1 always throws some surprises at us, and the San Francisco 49ers were certainly no exception in their 41-33 victory over the Detroit Lions in Week 1.
And if you’re a fantasy football nerd, it’s like you may have been slightly frustrated if you had started some of the Niners on offense.
Whether it’s quarterback Trey Lance stealing a touchdown from Jimmy Garoppolo, wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk being unsighted or running back Raheem Mostert going down with a season-ending injury, it was almost guaranteed starting a 49er was going to cause some pain.
But with a game out of the way, the overall picture is a bit clearer now for those owners with 49ers players, so here’s who you start and sit for the Week 2 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Start: 49ers WR Deebo Samuel
We start with an obvious one, as wide receiver Deebo Samuel is one of the dynamic players you can own in fantasy football this season.
With Aiyuk nowhere to be seen, Deebo caught nine passes for 189 yards and a touchdown against the Lions to be the top offensive player in the game.
Deebo also has a knack for getting the ball as a running back, and a knack for scoring with them. Those added touches are bonuses for any owner.
Exactly how good the Eagles defense will be is a bit of a mystery still, as they were facing an Atlanta Falcons team that frankly isn’t very good, but as the No. 1 receiver on the team, Samuel will still be getting a lot of looks.