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WR Deebo Samuel: The bruising third-year wideout boldly announced his return as a featured weapon in San Francisco’s offense with two standout performances to begin the season. Returning healthy and fresh from his injury-riddled 2020 season during which he missed eight games to foot and leg issues, Samuel was the 49ers’ big-play man in a road sweep over Detroit and Philadelphia, catching 15 of 20 targets in the two games to lead the NFL with 282 receiving yards entering Week 3 games. Samuel also rushed for eight yards and leads the league with 155 yards after the catch, many of them coming on his 79-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown that gave San Francisco a commanding 38-10 lead over Detroit and a 40-yard ramble against the Eagles that set up a touchdown on the next play that put the 49ers ahead to stay.

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