49ers vs. Seahawks: 5 bold predictions for critical NFC West bout
By Peter Panacy
No. 2: Kyle Juszczyk leads 49ers with 2 touchdown scores
There are certain times when the 49ers should feature fullback Kyle Juszczyk as a legitimate mismatch.
Week 13 is one of those times.
Juszczyk might not come close to getting the touches and yardage George Kittle records on Sunday, but the former can certainly be featured as a go-to option in the red zone, where the Niners currently lead the league with a 77.4 touchdown-conversion percentage.
Particularly if Jimmy Garoppolo can target Seattle linebacker Jordyn Brooks:
Deebo Samuel leads San Francisco with 10 touchdowns, so his absence means those scores have to be distributed elsewhere.
To date, Juszczyk just has one touchdown on the season. With Samuel out, there’s little reason to avoid taking advantage of this particular mismatch when the 49ers get down within the red zone.
Look for Juszczyk to find the end zone twice on Sunday.