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Brandon Lloyd | Wide Receiver

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/5/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
College: Illinois
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Brandon Lloyd caught 1-of-6 targets for six yards Week 13 against the Seahawks.
It was an inefficient night for Lloyd, but it was hardly his fault. Kaepernick could not hit the broadside of a barn on Thursday night, missing badly while targeting Lloyd multiple times including on the first interception of the game. The good news is Lloyd saw an expanded role with Michael Crabtree sidelined for a time with a rib injury, and he would appear to be the wide receiver of choice in two-wide sets if Crabtree is forced to miss any time. Nov 28 - 12:09 AM

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Brandon Lloyd (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 10.

Lloyd was limited in practice throughout the week and is shaping up as a game-time decision. Steve Johnson would play in all three-wide sets if Lloyd is held out.
Nov 7 - 7:30 PM

Brandon Lloyd caught his lone target for an 80-yard touchdown in the 49ers' Week 6 win over the Rams.

Lloyd roasted Janoris Jenkins, running right by him for the long touchdown with 14 seconds left in the first half. He has just seven catches on the season, however, making him nothing more than waiver-wire fodder in fantasy.
Oct 14 - 12:23 AM

Brandon Lloyd caught 3-of-5 targets for 76 yards in the 49ers' Week 5 win over the Chiefs.

Lloyd doubled his catch and yardage totals with the effort. The highlight was an unbelievable fourth-quarter grab where Lloyd skied over CB Sean Smith for a 29-yard reception. Lloyd's ridiculous body control is alive and well, but he obviously remains off the fantasy radar with only six catches through five games.
Oct 5 - 8:10 PM

Brandon Lloyd is inactive for Sunday night's Week 2 game against the Bears.

Lloyd is a healthy scratch after being held without a catch last week. The 49ers will go with Stevie Johnson and Bruce Ellington in four-wide sets. The rest of the inactives are WR Quinton Patton, RT Anthony Davis, QB Josh Johnson, CB Tramaine Brock, C Marcus Martin, and DT Demarcus Dobbs.
Sep 14 - 7:28 PM

Targeted only once, Brandon Lloyd was held without a catch in San Francisco's Week 1 win over the Cowboys.

Lloyd appeared to be running ahead of Stevie Johnson for No. 3 duties, but ended up catching two fewer passes. The 49ers seem to value Lloyd's veteran presence and sure hands, but he's not going to receive nearly enough looks to put him in the fantasy conversation.
Sep 7 - 8:21 PM

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, there's a "real good chance" Brandon Lloyd cracks the 49ers' 53-man roster.

Per Rapsheet, the mercurial Lloyd is "fitting in," and has "bonded" with Anquan Boldin. Lloyd would be no better than the 49ers' No. 4 receiver, but is sounding like he could be a nice piece of depth one year after sitting out of the league. Lloyd has no fantasy value.
Aug 19 - 9:42 PM

49ers WR Brandon Lloyd will miss 1-2 weeks with an undisclosed injury.

Coach Jim Harbaugh said Lloyd is on a similar timeline to Michael Crabtree, whose injury is also undisclosed. The San Jose Mercury news says both injuries "are believed to be leg related." While Crabtree is an obvious roster lock, Lloyd isn't and could use the practice reps after sitting out all of 2013.
Aug 1 - 3:16 PM

The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows said WR Brandon Lloyd has been the 49ers' "most consistently productive receiver" this offseason.

Colin Kaepernick agrees, saying Lloyd has almost always been "open by a step or two." Lloyd does not appear to have much rust after sitting out an entire season, but already 33 and with little to no value on special teams, Lloyd's roster spot is still anything but secure. Continued stellar practice play like this will go a long way to solidifying his spot on the 49ers' roster.
Jul 29 - 8:41 PM

Coach Jim Harbaugh said he's "seeing really good things" out of Brandon Lloyd so far.

We believe Harbaugh was referring to Lloyd's on-field play at OTAs, not his role in the 2013 zombie film, After Effect. The 32-year-old might be able to provide the 49ers with some acrobatic red-zone punch, but he's a longshot for the final roster no matter how well he plays. Since signing Lloyd, the 49ers have traded for Stevie Johnson and drafted Bruce Ellington.
May 29 - 9:51 AM

Brandon Lloyd's one-year deal with the 49ers includes no guaranteed money.

He can earn a $50,000 workout bonus and has a scheduled $955,000 base salary, which would come directly off San Francisco's books were Lloyd released before Week 1. At age 33 and having been out of football for an entire year, Lloyd is probably a long shot for a 2014 roster spot. His odds would grow even longer if the 49ers used an early-round pick on a vertical wide receiver.
Apr 18 - 3:00 PM

ProFootballTalk.com hears that Brandon Lloyd's one-year deal with the 49ers is for the veteran minimum.

Lloyd, who has been an enigma both on and off the field throughout his career, comes with very little risk. PFT says the deal "possibly" includes some incentives. It's the latest reclamation project at wideout for the Niners, who have already failed while going down this path with Braylon Edwards (2011) and Randy Moss (2012). If Lloyd can't recapture his Josh McDaniels form in San Fran, they can get away easily.
Apr 16 - 8:13 AM

49ers signed WR Brandon Lloyd to a one-year contract.

Lloyd's name surfaced again last week after he hadn't been in the news since September. He was released by the Patriots in a salary-slashing move last offseason and spent the 2013 season on the street. The soon-to-be 33-year-old was described as a bit of a locker-room lawyer in New England then went on to "star" in a direct-to-DVD zombie movie during his time away from the game. Lloyd will compete for a roster spot behind Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin.
Apr 15 - 1:18 PM

Sources tell CSN Bay Area that the 49ers are in talks with free agent WR Brandon Lloyd.

The 49ers struck out in their pursuit of free agents such as Julian Edelman, Emmanuel Sanders and Hakeem Nicks. Now they turn their attention to a 32-year-old Lloyd that was out of the NFL last year. It's yet another sign that they don't want to head into the season with Quinton Patton as the No. 3 receiver behind Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree. Lloyd began his career as a fourth-round pick of the Niners in 2003.
Apr 10 - 10:31 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Tom Brady has been "calling and texting" free agents Brandon Lloyd and Deion Branch "gauging their availability."

We're assuming Brady is doing so on behalf of Patriots management. Per Rapsheet, Branch has told Brady he's "ready whenever," but that Lloyd wants to finish shooting his zombie movie before a potential return. In case you hadn't heard, Lloyd is starring in a direct-to-DVD affair with Daniel Baldwin called "After Effect." Lloyd likely has more left in the tank than Branch, but was a fading player last season and a locker-room lawyer. The fact that he's back on the Patriots' radar speaks to their lack of faith in their rookie wideouts.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 11:20:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Josh Johnson
RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3Alfonso Smith
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Bruce Ellington
4Kassim Osgood
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Brandon Lloyd
3Quinton Patton
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Garrett Celek
K1Phil Dawson