Marcus Lattimore is not all the way back

San Jose Mercury News - [Full Article]

49ers RB Marcus Lattimore, by his own assessment, is not all the way back, physically or mentally.

Lattimore concedes that he still lacks the first-step burst, the explosiveness through the hole, that once helped him rush for 1,197 yards with 17 rushing touchdowns as a freshman at South Carolina. Lattimore suspects that part won't come back until he's on the field again and gets the adrenaline boost that comes from being chased by a defender.

"I would say that's the last step on the physical side," he said.

Fantasy Impact: 

There is a lot of interest surrounding Lattimore, and rightfully so, but from a redraft perspective, he's still behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter. Barring an injury to one or both of those players, it's not likely that Lattimore will make a significant impact in 2014.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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