49ers' Deebo Samuel (shoulder) upgraded to limited on Thursday

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) was limited at practice on Thursday ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship against the Detroit Lions.

What It Means:

Samuel will log a limited practice on Thursday after sitting out practice on Wednesday. His return to practice is an excellent sign for his potential availability on Sunday. Samuel was described as "50-50" to play earlier in the week, and his status remains uncertain, but today's practice is a step in a positive direction. Friday's practice report will provide more information.

Samuel's NFC Championship projection includes 4.3 receptions, 53.1 yards, 0.40 touchdowns, and 12.0 FanDuel points. His salary is $8,000.