Who will be the top fantasy receiver in SF?

(Greg Trott / Associated Press)

Josh Morgan had 20 receptions for 319 yards with the 49ers in 2008. (Greg Trott / Associated Press)

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat‘s Matt Maiocco wrote that this might not be the best group of receivers the 49ers have ever assembled, but it’s clearly the deepest. And that might be up for some debate. But are any of these guys relevant for fantasy football?

The sun has long set on Isaac Bruce‘s fantasy usefulness. And Michael Crabtree? Check out my rant about Crabtree. (Let’s just say, not so hyper on Crabtree’s rookie potential.)

Josh Morgan looks like he could end up being the top target in San Francisco. Morgan has been working out with the “Z” position, switching from the “X” position that he played last season. Morgan said he’s now comfortable playing any of the receiver positions for the 49ers, and that he was at times lost out on the field during his rookie season.

That should give him an edge of Crabtree, who missed the team’s offseason workouts.

Of course, curb any enthusiasm for the 49ers receivers because of the quarterback situation. The competition between Shaun Hill and Alex Smith means that Morgan will not be catching passes from an elite quarterback. Still, Morgan is somebody you want to put on your radar later in your drafts.

Adam Rank

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