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Deebo Samuel ruled OUT Week 8 vs. Rams

We break down the news that Deebo Samuel has a hamstring injury. What it means for Week 8 and beyond.

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Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers catches a pass in the fourth quarter against L’Jarius Sneed of the Kansas City Chiefs at Levi’s Stadium on October 23, 2022 in Santa Clara, California.
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Friday PM Update: Samuel has been ruled OUT for Sunday’s game.

Friday update: Samuel was once again not practicing on Friday, per David Lombardi. He could end up questionable and a game-day decision, but this isn’t good news for his availability.

Thursday update: Samuel was once again not practicing on Thursday, per Nick Wagoner.

Wednesday update: Deebo Samuel will not practice on Wednesday, per Adam Schefter.

The San Francisco 49ers will hope to get back to winning ways in Week 8 when they take on the Los Angeles Rams. San Francisco won the opening game against the Rams this season and will hope to get the season sweep on the defending Super Bowl champions. One player who’s status will be worth monitoring is Deebo Samuel. He’s considered day-to-day with a hamstring strain.

Fantasy football implications for Week 8

This isn’t a torn hamstring, which would likely take Samuel out for at least a few weeks. That’s the good news, although Samuel may be on a snap count if the strain is still bugging him by Sunday. If he cannot play, look for Brandon Aiyuk and Jauan Jennings to be elevated in the depth chart. It would also mean more targets for Christian McCaffrey and George Kittle in San Francisco’s passing game.