Brandon Lloyd WR SF 5 Months

Lloyd (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

Lloyd managed to practice all week in a limited capacity, so he seems to have a good chance at suiting up Sunday. He's not seeing enough targets to reliably capitalize on his average of 11.4 yards per target, but he has shown reliable off-the-bench big-play ability for San Francisco this year.

Brandon Lloyd WR SF 5 Months

Lloyd (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, the 49ers' official site reports.

Prior to his Week 9 dud -- one catch for 10 yards -- Lloyd had put together some consistency in the previous four contests, averaging 2.3 receptions (on 4.3 targets) for 61.8 yards, which he supplemented with an 80-yard touchdown. In reality, though, his usage is too sparse to consider outside of deeper formats, as his season-high in snaps resides at 43.

Brandon Lloyd WR SF 5 Months

Lloyd caught three of his six targets for 63 yards in Sunday's blowout loss to the Broncos.

Lloyd followed his one-catch, 80-yard touchdown day with a more reasonable output Sunday. The 33-year-old is showing that he still has plenty of gas left in the tank. He is still too far down the depth chart to be relied upon in standard leagues, but the 49ers are showing increased confidence in the veteran. Lloyd is worth monitoring in deeper leagues in case any of the 49ers' starting wide outs go down with injury.

Brandon Lloyd WR SF 6 Months

Lloyd caught his only target for an 80-yard touchdown in Monday's 31-17 win over the Rams.

With the 49ers down 14-3 and facing a 3rd-and-6 at their own 20-yard line with 27 seconds left in the first half, Lloyd burned Rams CB Janoris Jenkins on a double move for an 80-yard touchdown. The Rams never recovered from the massive mistake, and Lloyd wasn't targeted for the rest of the game. Still the 49ers' No. 4 wide receiver, Lloyd has seven catches for 189 and a touchdown on 16 targets this season.

Brandon Lloyd WR SF 6 Months

Lloyd had his best game of the season in Sunday's 22-17 win over Kansas City, catching three passes on five targets for 76 yards.

Lloyd made two nice catches down the sideline, including an incredible 38-yard grab late in the fourth quarter, that set up the go-ahead field goal. Once Vernon Davis (back) returns, Lloyd might not see as many looks as he did Sunday, but the veteran wide receiver is probably the best deep threat San Francisco has on its roster.

Brandon Lloyd WR SF 6 Months

Lloyd caught two passes for 28 yards in Sunday's win over the Eagles.

Lloyd was used as the slot receiver for the brief period that Michael Crabtree (foot) was sidelined. Crabtree returned to the game and isn't expected to miss time, so Lloyd will return to his role as the situational slot receiver.

Brandon Lloyd WR SF 7 Months

Lloyd is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears, the 49ers' official site reports.

As its fellow WR Quinton Patton, with Lloyd thus a break or two away from any sort of fantasy relevance.

Brandon Lloyd WR SF 7 Months

Lloyd didn't record a catch Sunday, but was seen on the field being used in the slot on several occasions.

It was a bit of surprise when the 49ers added the 33-year-old veteran to their 53-man roster, given his inability to play on special teams. But it appears that ownership wasn't convinced that Steve Johnson was the answer for the slot position, and wanted to use Lloyd there as well. Neither player will have much value if they are splitting time at the position, but it is something to monitor on a week-to-week basis.

Brandon Lloyd WR SF 7 Months

Lloyd made the 49ers' final roster, according to the Sacramento Bee.

The report notes that Lloyd won't necessarily be active for games, adding that he could be released and then re-acquired later in the season. At best, he'll head into Week 1 as the No. 4 wideout on a team that doesn't figure to use many four-wide sets. That said, it's somewhat telling that the 49ers opted to keep Lloyd over special-teams ace Kassim Osgood, as the team is seemingly more concerned with its wideout depth than it was in past seasons.

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Lloyd (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday, taking part in individual drills, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

Lloyd missed the 49ers' preseason opener with a minor hamstring injury. He is currently competing for a spot on the 49ers' 53-man roster.