While we try to make things exist, let’s talk about Brandon Aiyuk. He made his way out of Kyle Shanahan’s doghouse, but apparently not in Jimmy Garoppolo’s line of sight. Eleven targets in four games is far from what we expected. Week 5 offers an opportunity. George Kittle is smacked and the Cardinals are allowing wide receivers the fifth most fantastic points per game. The Niners can’t just live on Deebo Samuel. This has the makings of Aiyuk’s long-awaited awakening. We hope.
Forecast a productive week from Jamison crowder does not take the same level of mental gymnastics. Upon returning from injury, the veteran receiver caught seven of nine targets for 61 yards and a touchdown. Zach Wilson has shown a propensity to target slots receivers and focus on shorter throws. It’s right in Crowder’s wheelhouse. The ceiling may not be high, but the floor is very secure. Sometimes that’s all you need.
Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned revenge game? If you don’t, then you shouldn’t be reading about Gerald Everett face the Rams this week. Russell Wilson has traditionally targeted his tight ends near the end zone, giving him the upside target you want from a tight streaming end. On top of that, the Rams have fallen victim to a group of tight ends ranging from “Rob Gronkowski” to Jack Doyle. Everett is fortunate enough to take advantage of a defense that should focus on DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Also… revenge.
At the moment, the aforementioned Gronk is on the set with rib injuries, which brings Cameron Brate come into our lives. Until OJ Howard pulled off a more remarkable take than a Rays baseball game, it is not a fantastic trustworthy option. Meanwhile, the Dolphins’ defense hasn’t been as formidable in 2021 as it has been in the past two years. It’s a great streaming spot.