49ers WR Deebo Samuel entered Sunday’s game against the Eagles averaging eight opportunities per game in his last three games since San Francisco’s Week 9 bye, and he got more of the same treatment against Philadelphia yesterday. Deebo Samuel racked up just seven opportunities on the afternoon (four targets, three rush attempts) – but the production this week far exceeded what we had seen from him over those three games prior.
From Weeks 10-12, Deebo Samuel averaged just 15.8 fantasy points per game and eight opportunities per game. In week 13, Deebo Samuel scored 35.8 PPR fantasy points on just seven opportunities – registering an unbelievable 5.11 fantasy points per opportunity metric against the Eagles' porous pass defense. Samuel has been on a scoring tear since the 49ers' bye, finding paydirt five times in the past four games after scoring just twice in the 49ers' first eight games (he missed two due to injury).
What’s even more impressive was Deebo’s touchdown efficiency in yesterday’s game against the Eagles. Of his seven touches on the afternoon, three of them were touchdowns – meaning essentially every other opportunity he earned went for a touchdown. That level of efficiency obviously isn’t something Deebo will be able to keep up in a 49ers offense that also features Brandon Aiyuk, CMC, and George Kittle – but at the very least, it proves that Samuel still has the elite ceiling he showed when he originally broke out back in 2021.