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Brandon Aiyuk

WR SF

College: Arizona State | 4 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 200 lbs
Birth Date: 3/17/1998
2024 Bye Week: 9

Total Pts: 250.2
Avg Pts: 14.72
Rank: 14 WR

Free Agent

2024 RTSports Outlook

Aiyuk had his beat season as a pro, finishing 14th overall in fantasy receiver scoring. He set a career high with 1,342-receiving yards. He had 12 of 16 games with double-digit fantasy points and four games with 20-plus fantasy points. Aiyuk has two straight 1,000-yard seasons and has emerged as an elite receiver in the NFL. He will continent to play a big role in the 49ers explosive offense. Aiyuk has top speed and is explosive in the passing game, especially after the catch. He has grown a lot since entering the league, showing much better consistency. Aiyuk is taking his game to a new level and becoming one of the best all-around receivers in the game.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Aiyuk has been a top-20 fantasy receiver two straight seasons. Expect more of the same, making him a solid No. 2 fantasy receiver. He can get around 80 receptions for 1,200 yards and seven or eight touchdowns.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Brandon Aiyuk rewarded fantasy managers by exceeding the expectations of his Round 6 ADP during 2023 (69/WR29). Aiyuk also established new career highs in multiple categories, which has sustained the steady rise in his stock during the past two seasons. Aiyuk has accumulated 2,357 receiving yards (71.4 per game) since 2022, which has vaulted him to 11th among all wide receivers. He is also 10th in touchdowns (15) during that sequence, and he accrued those numbers despite finishing 23rd in targets (219/6.6 per game). Aiyuk also generated a career-high 1,342 yards (83.9 per game) during 2023, which placed him seventh overall. Aiyuk also soared to second in yards per route run (3.32), yards per target (12.8), and yards per reception (17.9), and was third in yards before catch per reception (12.8). Aiyuk also rose to 14th in points per game (15.6) while capturing the second-highest grade for wide receivers from PFF. Aiyuk remains an exceptional route-runner, who thrives in San Francisco's offense despite the challenge of sharing targets with Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, and Christian McCaffrey. Aiyuk has already proven that he can deliver high-end WR2 production while flourishing with Brock Purdy under center. He is also capable of surpassing the numbers that he assembled delivered during 2023. That justifies seizing him during Round 2 in dynasty startup drafts and best-ball leagues.

Brandon Aiyuk rewarded fantasy managers by exceeding the expectations of his Round 6 ADP during 2023 (69/WR29). Aiyuk also established new career highs in multiple categories, which has sustained the steady rise in his stock during the past two seasons. Aiyuk has accumulated 2,357 receiving yards (71.4 per game) since 2022, which has vaulted him to 11th among all wide receivers. He is also 10th in touchdowns (15) during that sequence, and he accrued those numbers despite finishing 23rd in targets (219/6.6 per game). Aiyuk also generated a career-high 1,342 yards (83.9 per game) during 2023, which placed him seventh overall. Aiyuk also soared to second in yards per route run (3.32), yards per target (12.8), and yards per reception (17.9), and was third in yards before catch per reception (12.8). Aiyuk also rose to 14th in points per game (15.6) while capturing the second-highest grade for wide receivers from PFF. Aiyuk remains an exceptional route-runner, who thrives in San Francisco's offense despite the challenge of sharing targets with Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, and Christian McCaffrey. Aiyuk has already proven that he can deliver high-end WR2 production while flourishing with Brock Purdy under center. He is also capable of surpassing the numbers that he assembled delivered during 2023. That justifies seizing him during Round 2 in dynasty startup drafts and best-ball leagues.

Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 132.90Brandon Aiyuk 129 receiving yds (12.90 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 8 receptions (8.00 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 2 receiving TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Brandon Aiyuk 8 yd TD pass from Brock Purdy
. . . Brandon Aiyuk 19 yd TD pass from Brock Purdy
Week 27.30Brandon Aiyuk 43 receiving yds (4.30 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 30.00
Week 420.80Brandon Aiyuk 148 receiving yds (14.80 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
Week 59.80Brandon Aiyuk 58 receiving yds (5.80 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 611.60Brandon Aiyuk 76 receiving yds (7.60 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 710.70Brandon Aiyuk 57 receiving yds (5.70 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 815.90Brandon Aiyuk 109 receiving yds (10.90 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 9
Week 1014.50Brandon Aiyuk 55 receiving yds (5.50 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Brandon Aiyuk 13 yd TD pass from Brock Purdy
Week 1126.60Brandon Aiyuk 156 receiving yds (15.60 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Brandon Aiyuk 76 yd TD pass from Brock Purdy
Week 1213.00Brandon Aiyuk 50 receiving yds (5.00 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Brandon Aiyuk 28 yd TD pass from Brock Purdy
Week 1315.60Brandon Aiyuk 46 receiving yds (4.60 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Brandon Aiyuk 2 yd TD pass from Brock Purdy
Week 1417.60Brandon Aiyuk 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 126 receiving yds (12.60 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
Week 156.70Brandon Aiyuk 37 receiving yds (3.70 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Playoff Week 117.30Brandon Aiyuk 113 receiving yds (11.30 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
Playoff Week 224.40Brandon Aiyuk 114 receiving yds (11.40 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 7 receptions (7.00 pts)
Brandon Aiyuk 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Brandon Aiyuk 17 yd TD pass from Brock Purdy
Player Notes
Jun 18 12:50pm ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk posted a video on his TikTok account saying that the team "don't want me back." It's highly unlikely that is the 49ers' actual stance on the ascending wideout, but Aiyuk held out of mandatory minicamp this month as he seeks a long-term contract extension. If an extension isn't reached with the Niners, Aiyuk will play the 2024 campaign on his fifth-year team option, which was exercised earlier this year. The 26-year-old former 25th overall pick in 2020 out of Arizona State had 75 receptions for a career-high 1,342 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 regular-season starts and helped lead the team to a Super Bowl appearance last year. There's a chance that Aiyuk extends his holdout into training camp at the end of July, but contract issues aside, he profiles as a low-end WR1 in head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense.

From RotoBaller

Jun 5 11:00am ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has not reported to the team's mandatory minicamp this week as he seeks a new contract. Aiyuk will be subject to fines for however long he's not in attendance. The 26-year-old former first-rounder hasn't been present for any of the voluntary organized team activities this offseason either, so his absence at minicamp isn't a big surprise as he seeks a new long-term contract extension from the team. If he plays under his current deal in 2024, he'll earn $14.124 million in the final year of his rookie contract. Aiyuk had the finest year of his career in 2023 with 75 receptions on 105 targets for a career-high 1,342 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in 16 regular-season starts. He's now had back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns with 15 touchdowns and should eventually be paid a handsome sum to stay in the Bay Area.

From RotoBaller

May 25 9:40pm ET

According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk is reportedly looking for a new contract similar to what Amon-Ra St. Brown got from the Lions. The wideout is slotted to make just over $14 million on his fifth-year option. However, if Aiyuk gets his wish, he could double that amount. Of course, St. Brown has been more productive, so it will be tough to justify making Aiyuk one of the highest-paid receivers in the National Football League. But the 26-year-old is coming off the best season of his career, amassing 1,342 yards and seven touchdowns off 75 catches, meaning someone would be more than happy to pay him if the 49ers decide to move on from this situation.

From RotoBaller

May 22 1:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Jauan Jennings have not yet reported for the team's offseason program. Aiyuk is seeking a long-term extension that will make him one of the highest-paid receivers in the league, while Jennings has yet to sign his one-year, restricted free-agent tender and is also interested in a long-term deal. Their absences this week have made receiver Deebo Samuel quarterback Brock Purdy's favorite target. Jennings will most likely show up for mandatory minicamp next month, but the 26-year-old Aiyuk could be a candidate for a holdout if the two sides can't make progress in contract talks by then. If he plays out his fifth-year option in 2024, he'll make $14.12 million. Aiyuk has now had back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons and put up a career-high 1,342 yards and seven scores in 16 regular-season starts in 2023.

From RotoBaller

May 8 2:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk is unlikely to be traded entering the final year of his rookie deal in 2024, and the 49ers' focus remains on keeping the star wideout for the long term. Both sides are hoping that they can work out a well-earned contract extension eventually. The recent extensions for DeVonta Smith Amon-Ra St. Brown also give the Niners a little bit more clarity in what Aiyuk's next contract should look like. Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel were both available for trade before and during last month's NFL draft, but nobody came through with an offer good enough for the Niners to pull the trigger. With Aiyuk being the bigger long-term priority, the 2024 season is likely the last that they'll have both Samuel and Aiyuk around. The 26-year-old Aiyuk, a former first-rounder, finished tied as the WR12 in half-PPR formats in 2023 with Samuel.

From RotoBaller

May 1 2:10pm ET

The San Francisco 49ers were engaged in trade talks involving wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel leading up to the draft, but the team elected not to trade either of their star receivers, with all signs pointing toward both being on the 2024 roster. Aiyuk is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and the assumption was that he'd be the odd man out after the team paid Samuel and other star players. Samuel still has two years left on the deal he signed before the 2022 season. San Fran has been to at least the NFC Championship game in four of the last five seasons, and losing Aiyuk or Samuel would almost certainly make the team worse in 2024. The 49ers can afford to keep both this year, but an Aiyuk extension would likely reduce his $14.124 million salary cap number for 2024. Samuel's fantasy value would have likely taken a hit with a move out of the Bay Area.

From RotoBaller

Apr 27 12:00am ET

After plenty of trade rumors swirling around wide receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk leading up to this year's draft, the San Francisco 49ers have not dealt either of them through the first three rounds. "We didn't entertain any of that today. We're happy with our wide receiver group. Actually, more than happy. We're thrilled with it. And thrilled to add Ricky to it to make it stronger," general manager John Lynch said. The Niners have definitely been listening to trade offers for both wideouts, but apparently they just haven't been able to work anything out. Aiyuk is looking for a new long-term deal as he heads into the final year of his rookie deal, while Samuel is set to count over $20 million against the salary cap next year. Something's got to give. Now that we're onto Day 3 of the 2024 NFL draft, it's more likely than not that both Aiyuk and Samuel will stick around for the 2024 season.

From RotoBaller

Apr 26 12:20am ET

The San Francisco 49ers are "more likely" to trade wide receiver Deebo Samuel than Brandon Aiyuk during this year's 2024 NFL draft, according to a source. Aiyuk's name has been mentioned in trade rumors all offseason, but now Samuel is the more likely pass-catcher to be dealt. Samuel, 28, is two years older than Aiyuk but has more versatility in the offense. However, Samuel also has a salary cap hit north of $20 million in 2025. Aiyuk is looking for a new long-term deal as he heads into the fifth and final contract of his rookie deal, but the Niners have been hesitant to give him a market deal given their other financial commitments. San Francisco took rookie pass-catcher Ricky Pearsall with the 31st overall pick in the first round on Thursday night, potentially foreshadowing a trade of either Samuel or Aiyuk in the coming days.

From RotoBaller

Apr 25 5:20pm ET

The San Francisco 49ers have been in trade rumors regarding star wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk all offseason, but NFL insider Dianna Russini of The Athletic reports the team has also talked with teams about trading fellow star wideout Deebo Samuel. Russini said one of the teams the 49ers have talked with currently holds a top-10 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, so a blockbuster deal could be in the works. Aiyuk is reportedly asking for more money than the 49ers are willing to give him, while Samuel has been in the trade rumor circles for multiple seasons. With high-priced assets like George Kittle, Christian McCaffrey, Nick Bosa, and Fred Warner on the roster, the organization will have to make moves in order to re-sign quarterback Brock Purdy in the near future. If one of the wideouts is traded, they should retain plenty of fantasy value with their new team.

From RotoBaller

Apr 23 5:00pm ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has been in trade rumors ever since the team lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII. Although general manager John Lynch has seemingly tried to shut down trade rumors, NFL insider Michael Silver said a potential trade is still "very much in play." "To this point, the 49ers have asked for a 2024 first-round pick," Silver wrote. An executive for another team reportedly said the asking price is too high, while another league general manager said he believes the 49ers might ultimately accept a second-round selection. Aiyuk's camp is reportedly asking for an average salary of around $25 million, a price that San Francisco has been unwilling to offer. The 26-year-old could be a true No. 1 wide receiver for another organization, but the target competition on the 49ers roster has made it more difficult for him to be a consistent producer.

From RotoBaller

Apr 22 4:40pm ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has not formally requested a trade from the organization, but he is still in the thick of trade rumors this offseason. When asked whether or not the team has received calls regarding a trade for Aiyuk, General Manager John Lynch said "Sure. We receive calls for a lot of players." That's a vague answer and does not give fantasy managers clarity on the situation, but it's worth noting teams have reached out. Aiyuk posted a career-high 1,342 receiving yards and seven touchdowns last season despite ranking 28th in total targets (125). With Brock Purdy, Deebo Samuel, Christian McCaffrey, George Kittle, Nick Bosa, and Fred Warner either on or set to receive expensive contracts, it will be a tough road to locking up Aiyuk to a long-term deal. If the team does decide to trade him, a first-round pick should be coming in return. Although Lynch has stated they would like to keep the 26-year-old, it wouldn't be shocking if he's dealt on draft night.

From RotoBaller

Apr 14 1:50pm ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk recently unfollowed the 49ers' account on the social media platform Instagram. He's also voiced his displeasure regarding his contract situation. However, the wideout's agent, Ryan Williams, responding to a post on X, denied that a trade had been requested. Aiyuk is coming off his best season, amassing 75 catches for 1,342 yards and seven touchdowns. Understandably, he wants a new deal instead of playing under his fifth-year option, which would pay him just over $14 million in 2024-25. Nonetheless, while general manager John Lynch has stated the organization doesn't plan to deal Aiyuk, it seems things aren't moving in a favorable direction. As usual in this type of situation, more updates should be on the horizon.

From RotoBaller

Apr 12 11:00pm ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk remains without a long-term contract. While general manager John Lynch indicated that the team doesn't have plans to trade the wideout, the relationship between both sides doesn't appear to be moving in a positive direction. He has already been open about his desire to earn big money. However, in the most recent development in the situation, it was discovered that Aiyuk unfollowed the 49ers' account on the social media platform Instagram. This isn't the first time a player has done this kind of thing. Yet, it's still not an ideal scenario for a club hoping to make it back to the Super Bowl. Aiyuk is coming off his best season since entering the league in 2020, amassing 1,342 yards and seven touchdowns off 75 catches. With numbers like that, the Niners will need to pay in order to keep him on the roster for years to come. The 26-year-old is due to make just over $14 million during the 2024-25 campaign.

From RotoBaller

Mar 25 3:13pm ET

Dynasty | The 49ers are reportedly not fielding offers for wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, Dynasty Analysis: Rumors of him being traded are going to persist until he works out a long-term contract extension. Aiyuk has raised the bar for his game over the past two seasons and posted a 75/1,342/7 season last year, showcasing his talent. He's on the last year of his contract, so something has to give. Regardless, Aiyuk's dynasty arrow is pointing up and he looks like a solid WR2 moving forward.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Mar 25 2:30pm ET

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said the team is actively talking with wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk about a long-term contract extension and there have been no trade discussions, despite reports to the contrary. Lynch said the team would be OK with Aiyuk playing on the fifth-year option in 2024. Given all the 49ers' other star players on both offense and defense, it might be hard for the organization to keep the 26-year-old former first-rounder past the 2024 campaign. Aiyuk now has back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and posted a career-best 1,342 receiving yards and 75 receptions for seven touchdowns in 16 regular-season starts in 2023. With at least one more season in the Bay Area coming, Aiyuk should be a highly sought-after WR2 in fantasy drafts this fall.

From RotoBaller

Feb 28 12:20am ET

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said on Tuesday that the team would like to sign wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk to a long-term contract extension. "We've got a nice track record of extending guys and [Aiyuk] is a guy we'd like to keep around," Lynch said. The 25-year-old is entering the fifth and final year of his current deal in 2024 and is coming off a career-high 1,342 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 75 receptions in 16 regular-season games in 2023. Aiyuk has increased his yardage totals in each of his first four seasons in the NFL and has topped 1,000 yards receiving in each of the last two years while scoring a combined 15 touchdowns. He's racked up 3,931 yards and 25 TDs total in four years and will be a highly coveted wideout in fantasy this fall in his fifth year in San Francisco.

From RotoBaller

Feb 13 5:50pm ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2024, said he wants to remain a 49er "if it's the right move." When asked what that would look like, he said "being a champion." Aiyuk finished last season on a sour note after catching just three passes for 49 yards on six targets in the 25-22 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday. However, the 25-year-old former first-rounder had 75 catches (105 targets) for a career-high 1,342 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 regular-season games in his fourth year in the league. He has found the end zone 15 times the last two years. Aiyuk should remain plenty attractive as a strong WR2 for fantasy managers in 2024 as he heads into what could be his final season in the Bay Area.

From RotoBaller

Feb 12 2:10am ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk continued a statically mediocre postseason in the team's 25-22 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII. The former first-rounder finished with just three receptions -- the same number in both of his previous playoff games this season -- on six targets for 49 yards. The 16.3 yards per reception in this game were near his regular-season number of 17.9, which was second in the NFL to Pittsburgh's George Pickens who had twelve fewer receptions and virtually the same amount of targets. Still, the 49ers and fantasy managers could have used one or two more big plays out of the fourth-year pro. Aiyuk will likely enter his age-26 season as a solid WR2 in 2024 fantasy drafts.

From RotoBaller

Feb 10 6:00pm ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk will have his work cut out for him when the team faces the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII. In the regular season, the Chiefs' defense allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers. In their first two playoff games, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo's unit muted the production of their opponent's alpha receivers, limiting Tyreek Hill to 62 yards receiving and Stefon Diggs to 21 yards before allowing 115 yards to Zay Flowers in the AFC Championship Game. It should be noted, however, that Flowers did all of his damage on big plays, nearly half of it coming on one catch out of just five total. Something like Flowers' high-efficiency performance is Aiyuk's most likely path to success in this game as the latter finished second in the NFL with 17.9 yards per reception. Aiyuk will be seeing his fair share of man coverage as the Chiefs played man at a top-10 rate and Aiyuk had a top-5 finish to the the regular season with 3.72 yards per route run against man. In a strength vs. strength matchup and only accumulating five catches in SF's two playoff games, Aiyuk is something of a boom/bust fantasy option in the Super Bowl.

From RotoBaller

Jan 29 1:40am ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk was instrumental in the team's 34-31 NFC Championship comeback win versus the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Aiyuk provided the latest all-time moment for the 49ers -- a franchise with its fair share -- midway through the third quarter with a 51-yard diving reception off his opponent's face mask. He would light up Levi's Stadium three plays later with a six-yard touchdown reception to get the 49ers within a touchdown. Aiyuk finished with only one other catch for a combined total of 68 yards. The Pro Bowl snub will go to Las Vegas and confront Steve Spagnuolo's red-hot Kansas City Chiefs pass defense in Super Bowl LVIII.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 02-Dec-2020: SFO Brandon Aiyuk - Reinstated
  • 20-Nov-2020: SFO Brandon Aiyuk - Reserve, Non-Football Injury - COVID-19
  • 06-Nov-2020: SFO Brandon Aiyuk - Reinstated
  • 04-Nov-2020: SFO Brandon Aiyuk - Reserve, Non-Football Injury - COVID-19
  • 26-Jun-2020: SFO - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
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