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Torrey Smith was not targeted in the 49ers' third preseason game.

Smith is a part of the 49ers' starting offense, but you wouldn't know it if you based your takes solely on preseason games. He's seen exactly one target through three exhibition affairs, and has a goose egg to show for it. Smith revealed this week that his 2015 effort sagged because he felt like Colin Kaepernick "wasn't looking for him." Blaine Gabbert isn't looking at Smith, either.
Aug 27 - 1:20 AM

49ers TE Vance McDonald caught 1-of-4 targets for two yards in Friday night's third preseason game.

McDonald has quieted down since catching a 43-yard touchdown in the preseason opener, but he got the start Friday night and continued to be targeted heavily. If Blaine Gabbert keeps the starting job for a meaningful amount of time, McDonald could emerge as a sleeper to lead San Francisco in 2016 receiving.
Aug 27 - 1:16 AM

49ers WR Quinton Patton "rushed" for a three-yard touchdown in Friday night's third preseason game.

He was targeted once in the passing game, but it fell incomplete. Patton's touchdown came on a swing pass following a 27-yard run by Carlos Hyde. The score was recorded as a rushing play because Blaine Gabbert's pass was complete behind the line. Patton has been more involved than both Bruce Ellington and Torrey Smith this preseason. That, of course, isn't saying much. Ellington keeps getting hurt and Smith has drawn one measly preseason target.
Aug 27 - 1:14 AM

49ers RB Mike Davis managed 13 yards on four carries and caught 2-of-3 targets for 20 yards in Friday night's third preseason game.

Davis didn't do anything wrong, but he's quieted down since a monster preseason opener. Davis did well to hold onto the ball Friday night after losing two fumbles in San Francisco's second exhibition game. Davis remains the favorite for the 49ers' No. 3 back job behind Carlos Hyde and Shaun Draughn.
Aug 27 - 1:06 AM

Packers TE Richard Rodgers caught his lone target for a gain of eight yards in Friday night's third preseason game.

Rodgers shed a bunch of weight this spring in hopes of improving his quickness, but he's still not remotely the athlete Jared Cook is. Rodgers is also well behind Cook on the depth chart based on Friday's preseason usage, playing just 2-of-26 snaps with the Aaron Rodgers group while Cook logged 19-of-26. Rodgers lacks re-draft appeal and should be an afterthought in Dynasty leagues.
Aug 27 - 1:02 AM

Davante Adams secured 1-of-4 targets for eight yards in the Packers' third preseason game.

Adams' most notable play was a play he didn't make, letting a well-placed bomb from Joe Callahan bounce off his hands. Adams apparently teases in practice, but he doesn't show much in the actual games. He still worked as the Packers' starter opposite Randall Cobb with Jordy Nelson (knees) resting in this game. Adams is ahead of Jared Abbrederis, at least for now.
Aug 27 - 12:58 AM

Randall Cobb caught 3-of-3 targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' third preseason game.

Cobb looked like the player the Packers needed him to be last season -- but he wasn't -- knifing through the 49ers' defense before catching a quick screen from Aaron Rodgers and powering in for a short TD. Cobb tortured 49ers CB Chris Davis in the slot. Still only 26 years old, Cobb is headed for a bounce-back campaign. Recall he was a top-six fantasy receiver as recently as 2014.
Aug 27 - 12:55 AM

Jared Cook caught 4-of-5 targets for 54 yards in the Packers' third preseason game Friday night.

Cook was a terrifying weapon for the 49ers' defense, shredding them down the seam between the twenties. Most importantly, Cook dominated first-team snaps, seeing 19-of-26 reps compared to just two for Richard Rodgers with the Aaron Rodgers group. Cook has always possessed a tantalizing size-speed combination, and has long been an inconsistent producer with technical flaws. He's late-round flyer material in hopes the light flipping on with Rodgers is real.
Aug 27 - 12:48 AM
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