49ers fantasy football: Start ’em, sit ’em picks for Week 7

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /
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Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (11) Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports /

Let’s take a look at which 49ers players you should start in fantasy football, and which you should relegate to your bench for their Week 7 matchup against the Colts.

One of the most challenging aspects of fantasy football is deciding on a week-to-week basis which of your players should be scratched and which ones you trust will lead your team to fantasy supremacy.

When it comes to choosing which San Francisco 49ers players you should start and which you should sit in fantasy football, we got you covered!

Though a few Niners players will be kept out of this conversation due to injuries, there are still a number of viable options within San Francisco’s stable of skill players.

Let’s take a look at which of these players you will trust for the 49ers’ Week 7 home game against the Indianapolis Colts, and which you will be relegating to the bench for this prime-time Sunday Night Football bout.

SIT EM: 49ers Wide Receiver Brandon Aiyuk

It has been an extremely depressing year for those of you who drafted second-year wideout Brandon Aiyuk in your fantasy drafts to be one of your premier pass catchers.

Aiyuk has done nothing but disappoint, from both fantasy and real-world perspectives so far this year, and while we don’t think this is the nail in the coffin for Aiyuk just yet, we don’t think you should trust him in your lineup this week.

At least not until he starts producing more.

Speaking of production, Aiyuk has produced a mere 90 yards receiving on eight catches this year with only a single touchdown. That equates to a fantasy stat line of 3.96 points per game (in half-PPR scoring leagues).

This is totally unacceptable from a player most fantasy managers likely selected to spearhead their receiving corps between the fifth and eighth rounds.

The second-year pro’s season-high fantasy numbers came in Week 3 against Green Bay where he scored 12.5 points. Since then, he has put up back-to-back sub 5.0-point games. He is at the point this year that he can’t even be trusted as a fill-in starter.

Aiyuk might actually end up a player who should be dropped in all leagues for someone who will at least be able to muster up more than 500 yards for the season.

Aiyuk is a “sit” by all means of the word.