After the 49ers had a bye last week, WR Deebo Samuel was spotted at practice on Monday, according to beat writer Jennifer Lee Chan. He initially hurt his hamstring in Week 7’s matchup with the Chiefs.
Samuel did not practice at all the week before the 49ers’ Week 8 game against the Rams, so perhaps the bye week has helped. The dynamic wide receiver’s prospects of playing against the Chargers on Sunday are increased by his ability to endure a full week of practice, according to fantasy owners.
Samuel will need to be handled carefully by San Francisco, though, as soft-tissue injuries can aggravate quickly. In the event that he is unable to play, Brandon Aiyuk will take over as the team’s top wide receiver.
He ranks as a WR2 in fantasy football when facing the Chargers defense, who has allowed the 13th-fewest fantasy points per game to WRs this year.