There's risk involved in drafting him, which is why his ADP is lower, but it could pay off in a big way for whoever selects him. [LB Dre] Greenlaw, out. [LB Dre] Greenlaw, out. All teams and players mentioned are registered trademarks of the NFL and its respective teams. Brandon Aiyuk was one of the few bright spots in a beaten-down position group. Deebo's injury has therefore opened the door just a little, but it seems far more like the extra targets available from Sanders and perhaps Samuel's absence will be spread between Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne and perhaps some Dante Pettis and Trent Taylor. [CB Emmanuel] Moseley's out. To date, the first-round pick and veteran Kendrick Bourne have been the … [TE] Jordan Reed is out. Then the 49ers answered back with a six-play 75-yard drive capped off by a 38-yard touchdown run by rookie wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk. Go ahead." Run, run, throw to George Kittle, give Deebo Samuel a crack, run some more. There's going to be one of Will Fuller or Cooks who shines as a top-30 receiver with top-20 upside, yet neither are being drafted there. I classified him as more fast than quick, as he is shifty in routes, but lacks elite short-area burst. Weekly Projected Points are available to #FootClan members. The fun part is trying to figure out who will disappoint out of the Rams WR trio if they decide to continually target the TE or if the TE targets were mostly due to Cooks absence. The lack of offseason might prove to be a lot for the chemistry between the two, but knowing Cooks has transitioned well in the past, it shouldn't take too long. The latest stats, facts, news and notes on Brandon Aiyuk of the San Francisco 49ers If Fuller misses any time, he'd be a must-play WR2 nearly every week. Go ahead." With Deebo Samuel slated to miss time, Aiyuk is likely to lead the 49ers receivers in targets over the first few weeks. It also affected his performance (clearly) in a big way, as he never topped 46 yards in the six games following the injury. Brandon Aiyuk had plenty of opportunity coming out of the JUCO ranks but he settled on Arizona State due in large to the Sun Devils desire to keep him at wide receiver and not mentor a switch to playing defensive back. How did WR Deebo Samuel make it through the week and have you made a decision on whether he'll be available on Sunday? Click here to confirm your accessLogin Now. While watching college film on Aiyuk, he's someone who popped at times, but would then disappear during others. [CB] K'Waun Williams, questionable and [CB Ahkello] Witherspoon's out. The other award nominees were Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters after Friday's practice as the team prepares to play the Philadelphia Eagles. Aiyuk may be one of the players that's better for a NFL offense than for fantasy football. You can watch the play below. Aiyuk showed off his versatility with 101 all-purpose yards, including five catches for 70 yards and three carries for 31 yards and a score during his 56 snaps. The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver has been named the Pepsi Zero Sugar NFL Rookie of the Week Award winner following the team's 36-9 Week 3 victory over the New York Giants. Looking for Start/Sit Advice? He had a real good, This site is neither endorsed, nor sponsored by, nor affiliated with San Francisco 49ers or NFL Enterprises LLC. And taking over for DeAndre Hopkins, who has seen at least 150 targets in in five straight seasons, is an excellent spot. Go to Who Should I Start. Almost 2 less targets per game for Cooks in 2019 vs 2018. Brandin Cooks was looking for his fifth consecutive 1000+ yard season in 2019 but instead ended up with his fifth consecutive concussion. RELATED: Kyle Shanahan, 49ers have Brandon Aiyuk doing Deebo Samuel-type things Opening comments: [RB Raheem] Mostert is out. Despite still being around the TE revolution still happened, and the consistency of the WRs suffered. The 49ers drafted Brandon Aiyuk in the first round to bolster their wide receiver corps and he also gave the running game a shot in the arm against the Giants on Sunday. Now in a re-modelled Texans receiving corps, Cooks will have the opportunity to fight it out with Will Fuller, Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills for targets. Brandon Aiyuk was one of my most confusing evaluations throughout the pre-draft process and my grade reflects that. All teams and players mentioned are registered trademarks of the NFL and its respective teams. AIR AIYUK!Brandon Aiyuk hurdles into the end zone! He has suffered multiple concussions over the last few years which adds major risk. Knowing his early season schedule, it's not a bad idea to snag him as a WR5 and see what happens. Then the 49ers answered back with a six-play 75-yard drive capped off by a 38-yard touchdown run by rookie wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk. We need those numbers to go up for Aiyuk to truly explode. Brandin Cooks once again finds himself on a new team, now with the Texans. The use of any team names, words, trademarks, logos or photos have been used for descriptive purposes only. The Philadelphia Eagles struck first on Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Aiyuk showed off his versatility with 101 all-purpose yards, including five catches for 70 yards and three carries for 31 yards and a score during his 56 snaps. The content and information from other sites is the property of their respective owners. No, I'm a California resident looking for the California Consumer Privacy Act form. @THE2ERA: Brandon Aiyuk has earned his first NFL award. This one kept him out for a few games but he was mostly ineffective when playing anyway, proving nothing more than a deep threat behind Woods, Kupp, Higbee and Gurley. The finish to that run was highlight-worthy, featuring Aiyuk leaping over Eagles safety Marcus Epps. They love getting their WRs the ball in space and Aiyuk is dangerous with the ball in his hands. Knowing Garoppolo was arguably the best deep-ball passer in the league last year, that seems like a match. The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver has been named the Pepsi Zero Sugar NFL Rookie of the Week Award winner following the team's 36-9 Week 3 victory over the New York Giants. There are a ton of vacated targets in Houston after the departure of Deandre Hopkins and Cooks could see a significant amount of them. What I hadn't realized is that Cooks only missed 2 games(Basically 3). Brandon Aiyuk has earned his first NFL award. Expert Projections: Proj. Somehow, this is the third time he's been traded in three years. On the flip side, if he stays healthy, he could be more dangerous than ever with Watson. Aiyuk … The finish to that run was highlight-worthy, featuring Aiyuk leaping over Eagles safety Marcus Epps. He's done that with three different quarterbacks, and it's hard to say Deshaun Watson is a downgrade. Cooks is no stranger to switching teams, no stranger to playing with great QBs, and no stranger to putting up very solid numbers. He's simply being under drafted. Cooks, who has suffered some concerning (head) injuries in recent years but not missed much time, is coming off by far the worst campaign of his career. The content and information from other sites is the property of their respective owners. Brandon Aiyuk could not have landed in a better spot than San Francisco. In his first year with NE, Cooks put up nearly 1100 and 7. RELATED: Kyle Shanahan, 49ers have Brandon Aiyuk doing Deebo Samuel-type things He only missed two games due to concussions in 2019, but they're starting to add up. The issue is that the 49ers had him throw deep just 6.5 percent of the time, which was the lowest in the league. How did WR Deebo Samuel make it through the week and have you made a decision on whether he'll be available on Sunday? Originally with Brees and the Saints, Cooks had 1100 yards and at least 8 TDs both seasons before heading to NE. He has the draft capital, but Aiyuk's best utilized as a deep-passing option and that doesn't exactly fit Garropolo's skillset. 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He has a bad contract and has suffered at least five concussions as a pro. "Yes, Deebo will play. Brandon Aiyuk. [QB] Jimmy's [Garoppolo], out. @THE2ERA: This site is neither endorsed, nor sponsored by, nor affiliated with San Francisco 49ers or NFL Enterprises LLC. Opening comments: There have been just nine wide receivers who've finished as a top-24 receiver in at least four of the last five years. Coming off a season in which he averaged a career-worst 41.6 receiving yards per game with a career-low two touchdowns, Cooks is the most likely candidate to emerge as Houston's top receiving option in 2020. [TE] Jordan Reed is out. Concussions, on the other hand, are a big worrisome point. It would be wonderful if Cooks could play a full season this year, but drafters should be leery of drafting Cooks as a WR3 given his history. If you land him as your WR4, you should be psyched. Knowing Cooks has been in this situation before, he gets a vote of confidence. He's still injured going into the season opener too, adding another red flag. Are you looking to contact Customer Support about a subscription or account related question? "Yes, Deebo will play. Then the 49ers answered back with a six-play 75-yard drive capped off by a 38-yard touchdown run by rookie wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk. [CB] K'Waun Williams, questionable and [CB Ahkello] Witherspoon's out. The other award nominees were Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters after Friday's practice as the team prepares to play the Philadelphia Eagles.