- Will both Jimmy G and Deebo be on the 49ers next season?
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Samuel's 2021 season was one of the most special performances we've ever seen. The 2019 second-round pick worked almost exclusively as a wide receiver through his first eight games and was second at the position in fantasy PPG. He then flipped to a RB/WR hybrid role, with his targets dipping from 10.0 to 4.9 per game and his carries increasing from 0.8 to 6.6 per game. He was fourth in fantasy PPG during the span. Samuel finished no lower than second in yards per reception, yards per target, yards per route run and top-10 fantasy weeks. He is nothing short of an elite playmaker, as he's averaging 6.2 yards per carry and a WR-best 9.7 RAC since he was drafted. Samuel's new role as a ballcarrier raises durability concerns, but the 26-year-old will undoubtedly be an elite fantasy option on a week-to-week basis.