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One of the premier games on this week’s NFL slate is the Monday night divisional showdown between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers. While the 49ers QB situation dominated the late summer headlines, the original offseason controversy revolved around Deebo Samuel’s contract extension and rumored trade request. He ultimately inked a 3 year extension worth up to $71.55m (58.1 guaranteed), but his apparent desire to be less involved as a rusher was a common theme throughout negotiations. As predicted, that was mostly just a bargaining tactic and his usage as a dynamic dual threat player is still a major part of the San Francisco offense. I expect that to continue this week if the 49ers have any hope of beating the Rams. With already thin RB depth and Jimmy Garoppolo running the offense, Samuel is likely to see 5-7 touches on the ground and can easily break one of those for a long gain.

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