49ers WR Randy Moss Could be Limited to 20-25 Plays a Game: Fantasy Implications

MINNEAPOLIS - FILE: Wide receiver Randy Moss #84 the Minnesota Vikings looks on prior to the start of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Mall of America Field on October 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was announced by his agent that WR Randy Moss has decided to retire from football August 1, 2011. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

49ers WR Randy Moss could be limited to 20-25 plays a game. We break down fantasy implications.

In his report from training camp, SI.com's Jim Trotter suggests that the 49ers could limit WR Randy Moss to 20-25 snaps per game in an effort to keep his legs fresh.

Analysis: Moss didn't play last season, so his legs should have been fresh heading into the preseason with the 49ers. It would be better to hear it directly from the coaches, but the total play count makes sense considering the team's run-first offense and the fact that he's a 35-year-old giving football another shot. San Francisco has improved its receiving corps this season and Moss will likely get chances to make plays. The 49ers play Houston on Saturday and it will be interesting to see how Moss is used. For now, Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis are the 49ers pass catchers fantasy owners should target first on draft day, with Moss serving as nothing more than a late-round flyer.

For more on the 49ers check out SB Nation Bay Area and Niners Nation.

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