Brandon Aiyuk

WR, San Francisco 49ers

Height 6'0" Weight 200
DOB 1998-03-17 Age 24.7
College Arizona State

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 78 · WR # 25 (Tier 4)
ADP (12-team PPR): 8.06, 91st

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 4
23Amari Cooper, CLE928.48.0113.5
24Gabriel Davis, BUF723.66.037.9
25Brandon Aiyuk, SF924.78.0610.0
26Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET623.16.1212.4
27Rashod Bateman, BAL1023.07.108.6
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Brandon Aiyuk Gains 65 Yards In Win

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk caught five passes for 65 yards in the Niners' 13-0 home win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 12. He led the team in targets with eight. The 24-year-old began heating up in the second-quarter, making two catches for over 20 yards each in the same drive. After a stretch of games in which he finished as a WR1-2, he is set to finish as a WR3-4 this week. He'll look to get back to WR1 status in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins.

    Nov 27 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk A Quality Start In Week 12

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk faces a New Orleans Saints defense that is allowing the ninth-most receiving yards to opposing fantasy WRs in Week 12. The Saints coverage is graded as 21st-best in the NFL by PFF. However, the Saints' shutdown cornerback Marshon Lattimore is back at practice after missing every game since Week 5. If he can play this week, the Saints pass coverage could be much improved. Aiyuk is on a hot streak, having finished as a WR2 or higher in four of his past five games. He has caught touchdown passes in three of those games and caught multiple touchdown passes in two of them. With the 49ers offense catching fire recently, Aiyuk has the potential to find the end zone again, making him a quality start in Week 12.

    Nov 24 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Scores Two Touchdowns On Monday Night Football

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk caught two passes for 20 yards and two touchdowns in the Niners' 38-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football. Aiyuk was on the field for almost all of San Francisco's first-team snaps and led the team in routes run. He was targeted four times and only ended up with two catches, but he made the most of them. His second quarter touchdown down the middle of the field gave the Niners a lead they never surrendered. The 24-year-old has found the end zone in two of the last three games and is tied for sixth amongst WRs in touchdowns.

    Nov 22 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Likely To Continue Hot Streak

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk looks to continue his second-half surge against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11. After a modest start to the season, Aiyuk blew up in Week 6, catching eight passes for 83 yards and scoring two touchdowns to finish as the WR4 in PPR. Since then, he's finished as a top 20 WR twice and as the WR28 last week. Now he faces the Cardinals, who are allowing the tenth-most yards through the air to opponents and the seventh-most receptions to fantasy WRs. Aiyuk should be expected to finish as a WR2-3 this weekend.

    Nov 19 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Is Clutch On Sunday

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk was clutch for this offense during Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Chargers. He converted multiple third downs, which was huge for this offense. The 24-year-old hauled in six of his seven targets for 84 yards in the 22-16 victory. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo leaned on Aiyuk in this game and it worked out for the team. The 49ers clearly want to keep Aiyuk involved on a weekly basis, so he should be a fine WR2 going forward.

    Nov 14 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk A Low-End WR2 In Week 10

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk comes out of his bye to face off against the Los Angeles Chargers at home in Week 10. Aiyuk has come on strong of late, having caught at least six passes in three straight games while getting to at least 81 receiving yards and notching three total touchdowns over that span. The Chargers have been solid against wide receivers in 2022, allowing the 20th-most fantasy points per game to the position thus far. Aiyuk can be treated as a low-end WR2 for Week 10 with a small upgrade if Deebo Samuel (hamstring) does not suit up.

    Nov 8 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Continues Productive Streak

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk caught six passes for 81 yards and a touchdown in the Niners' 31-14 victory over their division rivals, the Los Angeles Rams. The touchdown pass came from RB Christian McCaffrey. Aiyuk is on a streak of three straight games with between 81 and 83 receiving yards. San Fran has its bye next week then faces the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 10. If this trend continues, he should have exactly five catches for 80 yards in that game. The Niners receiving corps was without Deebo Samuel and Jauan Jennings, both of whom will probably be back by Week 10, but Aiyuk had his first two 80-yard games with the two in the lineup.

    Oct 31 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Could Have Expanded Role In Week 8

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk could have a larger role in the offense in Week 8 with Deebo Samuel and Jauan Jennings limited by hamstring injuries. Neither have practiced on Wednesday or Thursday, putting their status for Sunday in doubt. Aiyuk has been on a roll. In the past two games, he has been targeted 22 times and caught 15 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns. Aiyuk should be started as a WR2 in a game against an above-average Rams defense in Week 8.

    Oct 28 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Leads 49ers WRs Again

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk caught seven passes on 11 targets for 82 yards in the Niners' 23-44 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He has been targeted 11 times and surpassed 80 receiving yards in each of the past two games. He stands as the WR25 in PPR at the end of Sunday and will have finished as a top 36 WR in each of the past two games. The 49ers' second-half struggles and lack of red zone efficiency deprived him of many chances to find the end zone. Aiyuk commented in the locker room after the game: "We got too many people who can change the game to score 23 points." They'll try to score more next week against the Rams.

    Oct 23 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Flex Option In Week 7

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has a home game against the shaky Kansas City Chiefs pass defense in Week 7. The Chiefs rank in the bottom 10 in terms of both passing yards allowed per game and estimated points allowed on passing plays. Aiyuk is coming off one of the best showings of his career, his first ever two-touchdown game, in which he caught eight passes. While it is yet to be shown what the offense will look like with recently-acquired Christian McCaffrey at running back, it is certain the Niners won't be calling 41 passing plays, as they did Week 6, if they can help it. Still, Aiyuk could be productive against a vulnerable KC pass defense and is worth consideration as a flex option.

    Oct 21 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Scores Two Touchdowns In WR1 Finish

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk caught eight passes for 83 yards and San Fran's only two touchdowns in the team's 14-28 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. His reception total, yardage, and 11 targets led the team. This was his best game of the season by far. He had three more catches, 20 more yards, and two more scores than he did in Week 2, his previous high water mark. This puts him at the No. 2 WR of all Sunday daytime games. Unfortunately, it is hard to predict when Aiyuk will score a touchdown next. He'll try to keep it up Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Oct 16 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk A Possible WR3 In Week 6

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, who plays the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6, has yet to have the breakout some had hoped for since his strong finish to last season. He has finished as a WR4 three times in the first five weeks, which would only be a borderline flex play, and never higher. Aiyuk's problem is mainly volume. He is the No. 2 receiving option on a run-heavy team. Coach Kyle Shanahan is satisfied with how he's doing: "When we've gone to B.A., he's done a hell of a job. He had some opportunities last week that we just didn't get it to him on which would've helped his stats and helped perception, but that's all it is to me is really perception and B.A.'s playing his ass off."His Week 6 matchup against a shaky Falcons defense could give him his greatest opportunity for a breakout yet. The Falcons allow the fourth-most passing yards per game and have one of the worst pass rushes in the NFL, according to PFF. Don't expect the Niners' identity as a run-first team to change, however. Aiyuk may have the upside to bump up to a WR3 this week.

    Oct 14 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Would Be Low-End Flex

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk faces an average Carolina Panthers defense in Week 5. The Panthers are ranked No. 16 in total defense grade by PFF, and they are giving up the 12th fewest passing yards per game. The 49ers offense has been leaning on the run and throwing the ball less often than 27 other teams, and Aiyuk is the clear No. 2 WR. He is averaging 6.7 targets and 4.0 receptions per game for 46.3 yards per game and just one touchdown. He is being targeted slightly more often than he was last season, but his catch rate is down by six points, and his drop percentage has doubled to 8.7%. If he can haul in more of his targets and get lucky with a touchdown, he could be able to finish as a low-end second flex.

    Oct 7 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Has Limited Targets

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk caught all four passes thrown his way for 37 yards in the Niners' 24-9 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football. Aiyuk now has three games with between 35 and 40 yards in the first four weeks of the season. He is averaging his fewest yards per game and lowest touchdown rate of his three-year career. Those who were hoping for an Aiyuk breakout are just not getting it. The 49ers passing game lacks sufficient volume and productivity to sustain two starting-caliber fantasy receivers on a weekly basis. In Week 5, Aiyuk and the Niners take on the Carolina Panthers, a team with an average defense.

    Oct 4 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Is A Risky Start Week 4

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk does not project as a top 36 WR in his Week 4 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. The matchup is moderately difficult. The Rams have a top tier defense, but their defense excels against the run and has vulnerabilities against the pass. Except for Jalen Ramsey, Aiyuk matches up well against the other Rams cornerbacks. The 24-year-old WR went for 107 yards against LA in Week 18 of 2021. The questionable QB situation in San Fran, however, makes Aiyuk a WR to avoid. Only 68.0% of Jimmy Garoppolo's passes have been judged "on target" by Pro Football Reference, 13.5 points lower than last season. Garoppolo's inaccuracy is one reason that even with eight targets, Aiyuk only came away with three receptions last week. If Garoppolo steps up his game, Aiyuk might go off, but fantasy managers are taking a risk if they start him.

    Sep 30 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Scores 49ers Only Touchdown

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk caught three of eight targets for 39 yards and a touchdowns in the Niners' 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 3. Many of the missed connections were on errant passes from QB Jimmy Garoppolo, who was starting his first game of 2022 after not working out with the team in the offseason. After the game, Garoppolo admitted he played poorly and said he must work on getting into a rhythm with his receivers. The 49ers will get their next shot against the Los Angeles Rams at home in Week 4.

    Sep 26 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Has QB Upgrade For Week 3

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk faces a tough Denver Broncos defense on Sunday Night Football in Week 3. The Broncos rank No. 5 in PFF's grades on pass coverage and pass rush. They allow the fifth-least passing yards per play and per game. Broncos cornerbacks Patrick Surtain and Ronald Darby are both very solid. The Broncos are the toughest defense on paper than Aiyuk has faced all season. But the 49ers offense is the strongest and most complete the Broncos have faced. Plus Aiyuk benefits from Jimmy Garoppolo taking over as 49ers quarterback. With the downgrade on the strength of opponent and the upgrade in the QB situation, Aiyuk's prospects roughly equal out. You should treat him as a "hold" this week.

    Sep 23 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Fantasy Outlooks for Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk with Jimmy Garoppolo as the 49ers' Starting Quarterback?

    Trey Lance fractured his ankle in his third start in the NFL against the Seattle Seahawks and will miss the remainder of the season after surgery Monday morning. This is a huge blow for Lance, his fantasy managers, and perhaps the ceiling of the 49ers offense.As always, we aren't here to simply gloss over the serious and disappointing injury, but as fantasy football enthusiasts, we must evaluate what the return of Jimmy Garoppolo as the 49ers' starting quarterback means for fantasy football. The fantasy impact of the injury obviously means Garoppolo is now on the fantasy radar as a streamer in favorable matchups, but what does the chance at QB mean for Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk, Jauan Jennings, and even the San Francisco rushing attack?We'll dive into it all below. How is Deebo Samuel Affected By Jimmy Garoppolo?Samuel's value and fantasy production could see a nice boost by the return of Garoppolo. While Lance was brought in to elevate the ceiling of the 49ers' offense and add a new dynamic, Jimmy G is the more accurate passer at this point in his career. While Lance was a project, we know what we're getting out of Garoppolo. Samuel should see more accurate targets, but more importantly, he could see more work in the backfield.With Lance out, the quarterback rushing attempts will go back to near the bottom of the league. Lance looked to be set up for a huge rushing season with a lot of attempts, especially near the goal line. Kyle Shanahan isn't going to use Garoppolo as a rusher, so Samuel might get back some of the precious red zone and goal-line rushing work. All in all, this is likely a positive development for Samuel.https://twitter.com/Coach_Yac/status/1571597264447242241 Fantasy Outlooks for Brandon Aiyuk, Jauan Jennings, and George KittleLike Samuel, these guys likely see a boost in target accuracy. The 49ers will likely pass at a higher rate now that the dual-threat weapon in Lance is unavailable. While Garoppolo takes a lot of heat for his decision-making and lack of upside, he's proven to be able to support several fantasy-relevant wide receivers. Expect Samuel to produce WR1 numbers and Aiyuk to produce boom weeks here and there moving forward.When George Kittle (groin) finally makes his season debut he should be considered a top-five option at tight end. Jauan Jennings likely won't be on the fantasy radar, but he's a decent deep league stash in case of an injury to one of the 49ers' pass-catchers. Fantasy Outlooks for 49ers' running backs.Elijah Mitchell (knee) will be out for some time, but Jeff Wilson Jr. and Tyrion Davis-Price will also likely benefit from the change at QB. Put simply, there is now one less rushing threat in the 49ers' offensive attack, so even though the RBs will share carries with Deebo Samuel, they'll see an uptick in usage. Each Niners' running back will have a chance to handle short-yardage and goal-line work, so any of them could be candidates to see a value boost.The 49ers' backfield has been tricky to navigate during the Shanahan era, but it became even trickier when the starting quarterback was a major threat to handle a ton of rushing work. Jimmy Garoppolo Fantasy OutlookGaroppolo will become a low-ceiling and low-floor quarterback in fantasy once again, but he's proven to have value as a streamer in favorable matchups. He won't be what we hoped Lance could be, but he's worth keeping an eye on with something to prove.Ultimately, everyone except Lance has a brighter outlook in wake of his injury. The overall offense won't reach its peak ceiling under Garoppolo, but the floor is far higher under the veteran signal-caller.

    Sep 20 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo George Kittle Jeff Wilson Deebo Samuel Jauan Jennings Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Leads 49ers In Receiving

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk caught five passes for 63 yards on eight targets in the Niners' 27-7 victory over the Seattle Seahawks Week 2. He led the team in receptions, yards, and targets. He also drew three penalties on defensive backs covering him. QB Trey Lance got Aiyuk the ball on his first pass of the game, for 25 yards, before exiting the game with an ankle injury, then Jimmy Garoppolo threw seven more passes in his direction. It doesn't look like his value will be hurt by the loss of Lance. He will look to keep up his production next Monday in a prime time showdown against the Broncos.

    Sep 19 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Has Good Matchup, Poor Situation

    While San Francisco 49ers receiver Brandon Aiyuk's Week 2 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks is favorable on paper, the situation surrounding his team is not. The Seahawks defense allowed the second-most passing yards in 2021 and gave up 340 to the Broncos Week 1. Both the Broncos top two WRs scored double digits in PPR. But the 49ers passing game was anemic Week 1, and Aiyuk was only targeted three times. Lance says he will be looking to get Aiyuk more involved. But going back to QB Trey Lance's rookie season, Aiyuk was targeted on average 1.2 fewer times in games in which Lance played and scored 2.3 fewer points than when Lance did not play. Add in the fact that the 49ers are missing RB Elijah Mitchell (MCL) and that it is expected to rain, and it just doesn't seem like a good week for Aiyuk or the 49ers offense to put up points.

    Sep 16 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Catches Two Passes For 40 Yards

    San Francisco 49ers receiver Brandon Aiyuk hauled in two of two targets for 40 yards in the Niners' 19-10 loss to the Chicago Bears. He added one carry for seven yards. His receiving numbers were second on the team in both yardage and receptions. The 49ers passing game struggled, as QB Trey Lance completed less than half of his attempts. Coach Kyle Shanahan relied on running the ball 37 times versus throwing the ball just 28 times. With the 49ers' lack of passing volume, Aiyuk may struggle to put up start-worthy numbers throughout the season. His Week 2 matchup against the Seahawks could at least give him a better chance to get into the end zone.

    Sep 11 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Brandon Aiyuk Potential Sleeper WR Week 1

    San Francisco 49ers receiver Brandon Aiyuk is listed as a sleeper WR to target in Week 1 with his matchup against the Chicago Bears. Aiyuk finished last season with 685 yards in the final ten games. He begins the 2022 campaign against a Bears defense that allowed amongst the most yards per reception and fantasy points per game the previous year, and he will likely line up against Chicago's lesser cornerbacks. Before smashing "start," however, a bit of caution is in order. The third-year WR only caught four passes for 45 yards when he faced the Bears last seasonalthough that was before his late season surge got underwayand he probably begins this season with a QB downgrade. Look at Aiyuk as a potential flex starter with upside.

    Sep 9 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Wide Receiver Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2020SF12134.811.272887.012.38.6976074812.5567712.8320
    2021SF17141.48.390683.08.25.3855683414.955173.4001
    2022SF11126.711.565292.110.56.7735165212.86177.0001

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@CHIL 10-195.06798.54.43224020.00177.0000
    2SEAW 27-78.86788.210.58856312.6000-00
    3@DENL 10-1111.45089.314.38833913.0100-00
    4LARW 24-95.74692.08.0444379.3000-00
    5@CARW 37-157.35886.66.04435819.3000-00
    6@ATLL 14-2824.35591.718.3111188310.4200-00
    7KCL 23-4411.77493.713.9111178211.7000-00
    8@LARW 31-1417.15298.111.36668113.5100-00
    10LACW 22-1611.46997.29.97768414.0000-01
    11@ARIW 38-1015.04679.36.94422010.0200-00
    12NOW 13-09.06897.111.48856513.0000-00

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@DETW 41-330.02647.30.00000-000-00
    2@PHIW 17-111.13854.32.922166.0000-00
    3GBL 28-3011.76085.710.0764379.31188.0000
    4SEAL 21-282.05167.13.93311515.0000-00
    5@ARIL 10-174.24670.86.24423216.0000-00
    7INDL 18-301.14071.43.621166.00133.0000
    8@CHIW 33-226.54987.512.57744511.3000-00
    9ARIL 17-3117.95593.215.39868914.811-2-2.0001
    10LARW 31-104.16189.75.9443268.7000-00
    11@JACW 30-1018.06492.810.17778512.1100-00
    12MINW 34-2610.66390.010.07639130.30144.0000
    13@SEAL 23-307.05493.110.36635518.3000-00
    14@CINW 26-2315.26794.416.9121166210.31144.0000
    15ATLW 31-134.15698.23.52213636.0000-00
    16@TENL 17-2012.05593.28.55544010.0100-00
    17HOUW 23-711.45690.39.76649423.5000-00
    18@LARW 27-2414.56592.910.077611519.2000-00
    WC@DALW 23-179.15483.19.26656613.2000-00
    DP@GBW 13-100.05296.31.91100-000-00
    CC@LARL 17-208.94894.115.78846917.3000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 8, 11, 6, 12, 2

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2@NYJW 31-133.14472.14.93322110.5000-00
    3@NYGW 36-99.55672.714.311857014.0033110.3310
    4PHIL 20-252.86487.78.2652189.0013838.0010
    5MIAL 17-435.96296.99.46634414.7000-00
    6LARW 24-168.26284.94.1332126.0100-00
    7@NEW 33-614.55075.810.677611519.2000-00
    8@SEAL 27-3719.16390.015.7111189111.4100-00
    10@NOL 13-2717.06895.821.1151477510.711-8-8.0000
    13BUFL 24-3418.05386.914.89959519.0100-00
    14WASL 15-2316.97491.419.816161011911.9000-00
    15@DALL 33-4117.88095.215.513139738.1100-00
    16@ARIW 20-122.05292.95.43211515.0011616.0000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 19, 38
    Receiving: 2, 3, 4, 2, 2

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