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What to do with Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne in Week 8 fantasy football

We go over Brandon Aiyuk and Kendrick Bourne’s fantasy football outlook ahead of the 49ers’ Week 8 matchup against the Seahawks.

Brandon Aiyuk of the San Francisco 49ers makes a catch against the New England Patriots in the second half at Gillette Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images

With Deebo Samuel ruled out for Sunday’s game after missing all week of practice, what should fantasy owners be doing with the San Francisco 49ers wide receivers? Here’s a deeper look to help those who own either Brandon Aiyuk and/or Kendrick Bourne.

Fantasy Football analysis: 49ers WRs Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne

In Week 7’s dominant victory over the New England Patriots, Aiyuk finished with 115 receiving yards on six catches. Bourne did not receive any catches and was targeted just once in the game. Samuel exited in the second half with a hamstring injury and caught five balls for 65 yards, so his production will need to be replaced.

San Francisco will match up with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Seattle is coming off a game in which it allowed Kyler Murray to throw for 360 yards and three touchdowns on 34 of 48 passing. DeAndre Hopkins caught 10 passes for 103 yards with a touchdown to lead the Cardinals receivers.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Aiyuk is an exciting player for fantasy purposes and can be utilized as a low-end second wide receiver this weekend with plenty of upside. Bourne may be on fantasy radars but will likely be a fourth wide receiver at best on Sunday.