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 in win
WRSan Francisco 49ers
November 28, 2021
Aiyuk caught three of six targets for 91 yards in Sunday's 34-28 win over the Vikings.
ANALYSIS
He also gained four rushing yards on one carry. Deebo Samuel (groin) was doing most of his damage out of the backfield, leaving Aiyuk to lead the Niners in receiving yards while setting a new season high in the category. If Samuel's injury proves to be serious, Aiyuk will take on an even bigger role in Week 13 against the Seahawks.
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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
41.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.88
 
% Team Air Yards
19.0%
 
% Team Targets
15.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
4.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.2
 
% Targeted On Route
0.6%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.05
 
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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

54950%
14255%
52448%
17869%
22020%
00%
15414%
4819%
12912%
8533%
192%
73%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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@ Seahawks
Sunday, Dec 5th at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
81.8
 
Cornerbacks
84.4
 
Safeties
52.1
 
Linebackers
108.2
 
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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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Automatic on seven targets
WRSan Francisco 49ers
November 21, 2021
Aiyuk caught seven passes for 85 yards and one touchdown on seven targets against Jacksonville on Sunday.
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Makes three grabs
WRSan Francisco 49ers
November 15, 2021
Aiyuk caught three of four targets for 26 yards in Monday night's 31-10 win over the Rams.
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Breaks out in Week 9 loss
WRSan Francisco 49ers
November 7, 2021
Aiyuk caught six of eight targets for 89 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Cardinals.
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Season-high 45 yards
WRSan Francisco 49ers
October 31, 2021
Aiyuk had four receptions (seven targets) for 45 yards in Sunday's 33-22 win over the Bears.
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Nearly invisible in start
WRSan Francisco 49ers
October 25, 2021
Aiyuk started and was on the field for 40 offensive snaps (71 percent), but he only finished with one reception (one target) for six yards in Sunday's 30-18 loss to the Colts.
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