Brandon Aiyuk

Brandon Aiyuk

23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
San Francisco 49ers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Last year’s 25th overall pick, Aiyuk delivered during his rookie season. Despite missing four games — two on the COVID list, one with a hamstring injury, one with an ankle sprain — he led the 49ers with 60 catches and scored seven times, including twice on the ground. At one point, he had six straight games of at least 73 receiving yards. At 6-0, 200, Aiyuk has average size and ran a similarly average 4.50 40, but he’s stout, strong, hard to bring down and unusually quick. Aiyuk’s per-play numbers (12.5 YPC, 7.8 YPT) were pedestrian, but he was playing with backup quarterbacks for much of the year. Aiyuk should again have a big role in 2021, and the team figures to have better quarterback play with Jimmy Garoppolo — and eventually No. 3 overall pick Trey Lance — rather than Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard. But with a healthy Deebo Samuel and George Kittle, it’s hard to see any of the three among the league leaders in targets, especially in Kyle Shanahan’s run-first system. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $12.53 million contract with the 49ers in June of 2020.
Leading receiver against Dallas
WRSan Francisco 49ers
January 16, 2022
Aiyuk caught five of six targets for 66 yards in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Cowboys in the wild-card round.
ANALYSIS
The second-year wideout was Jimmy Garoppolo's favorite target on the afternoon, leading the 49ers in catches, targets and receiving yards as the team mostly kept the ball on the ground. With Garoppolo still nursing a thumb injury, that formula isn't likely to change next weekend in the divisional round against the Packers, so Aiyuk will likely need to score to make a big fantasy splash.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Brandon Aiyuk's 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
44.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.91
 
% Team Air Yards
20.5%
 
% Team Targets
17.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
4.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.6
 
% Targeted On Route
18.4%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.81
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
San Francisco 49ers49ers 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

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10992%
83671%
9681%
35330%
5546%
27423%
2017%
22019%
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424%
65%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Packers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Saturday, Jan 22nd at 8:15PM
Overall QB Rating Against
75.4
 
Cornerbacks
65.2
 
Safeties
91.1
 
Linebackers
85.1
 
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2021 Brandon Aiyuk Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Brandon Aiyuk's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
200 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.50 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.0 in
 
Broad Jump
128 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.50 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Aiyuk figures to see work on punt and kick returns, given his quickness, explosiveness and vision in the open field. The question is how many looks he'll see as a wideout. At 6-1, 206, he has decent size but only average long speed (4.50 40), though his vertical leap (40 inches) and broad jump (128 inches) were near the top of his class. Aiyuk is excellent after the catch, able to make defenders miss, and he finishes off plays like a running back. His fate will likely depend on his work before the catch, however - getting off the line of scrimmage and running strong routes. Luckily, he landed in an almost ideal setting - the Niners let Emmanuel Sanders go this offseason, leaving only Deebo Samuel ahead of Aiyuk on the receiver depth chart. Kendrick Bourne is still around in the slot, but Aiyuk could enter his rookie season as the team's top outside receiver if Samuel doesn't recover from June foot surgery in time for Week 1.
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Leads team with 107 yards
WRSan Francisco 49ers
January 9, 2022
Aiyuk caught six of seven targets for 107 yards in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Rams.
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Leads team with 94 receiving yards
WRSan Francisco 49ers
January 2, 2022
Aiyuk corralled four of six targets for 94 yards in Sunday's 23-7 win over the Texans.
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Finds end zone in loss
WRSan Francisco 49ers
December 23, 2021
Aiyuk brought in four of five targets for 40 yards and a touchdown and returned one punt for 12 yards in the 49ers' 20-17 loss to the Titans on Thursday night.
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One catch in win
WRSan Francisco 49ers
December 19, 2021
Aiyuk had one reception (two targets) for 36 yards in Sunday's 31-13 win over the Falcons.
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Overtime hero against Cincinnati
WRSan Francisco 49ers
December 12, 2021
Aiyuk caught six of 11 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-23 overtime win over the Bengals.
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