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Deebo Samuel gets in limited practice Thursday ahead of NFC Championship game vs. Eagles

The Niners’ WR is dealing with an ankle injury.

NFC Divisional Playoffs - Dallas Cowboys v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is dealing with an ankle injury ahead of the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. The 49ers will take on the Philadelphia Eagles after a win over the Dallas Cowboys in which Samuel added seven receptions for 45 yards and another 11 yards on the ground.

Deebo Samuel injury updates

Friday, January 27 update — Samuel was limited on Thursday and is on track to play as usual.

Wednesday, January 25 update — Samuel did not participate in Wednesday’s practice. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said he expects Samuel to be able to play on Sunday.

Fantasy football advice

Samuel is expected to play on Sunday, so his injury shouldn’t be of too much concern when setting DFS lineups for the NFC Championship, but keep in mind that the Eagles bring an elite secondary to the field in James Bradberry and Darius Slay, and that Samuel will be catching passes from a rookie. Admittedly, Brock Purdy has been excellent to this point as a starter, so if Samuel can repeat his 133-yard Wild Card performance, he’ll be a great addition.