Fantasy Slant: FB/TE Kyle Juszczyk to the San Francisco 49ers

By Vincent Frank on Friday, March 10th 2017
Fantasy Slant: FB/TE Kyle Juszczyk to the San Francisco 49ers

As they have been doing throughout the duration of free agency, the San Francisco 49ers continue to add talent to one of the most-inept rosters in the NFL. 

On the heels of signing quarterback Brian Hoyerand wide receivers Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco has added the best all-around fullback in the game, Kyle Juszczyk, to an absurd four-year, $21 million contract. 

Juszczyk, 25, put up a Pro Bowl perfmance for the Baltimore Ravens a season ago. When all was said and done, the former mid-round pick tallied 37 receptions for 266 yards and one total touchdown. 

Interestingly enough, there's definitely some fantasy relevance to this signing. While we'll stop short of calling Juszczyk a fantasy-relevant option from the fullback position, there's a decent chance he'll make a PPR impact in Kyle Shanahan's offense. 

Remember, Juszczyk lined up in the slot at tight end in nearly 15 percent of his snaps for the Ravens last season. Look for that number to increase to about one quarter, especially after what we saw from fullback Patrick DiMarco under Shanahan with the Falcons last season.

More than anything, this could be considered big news for the oft-injured Carlos Hyde in San Francisco's passing game. Juszczyk is considered the best blocking tight end in all of football, and should do wonders in what will be a power-running game in San Francisco. 

Should Hyde remain healthy, there's no real reason to believe he won't be a top-10 fantasy running back. In 13 games on a less-talented offense sat season, Hyde finished with 1,151 total yards and nine touchdowns en route to to putting up the 14th-most fantasy points among running backs. 

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