The tweet said he'll undergo an MRI on Monday to see how much damage was done. Maiocco said Breida may not be able to go Week 6 which would leave Morris as the main ball carrier. And, it's possible he misses a couple of weeks. The 9ers want to give it time to heal and not be something that bothers him throughout the rest of the season. Juszczyk had six catches for 75 yards in the loss, so he could have some value in deeper formats.
The 49ers gave running back Jerick McKinnon a four-year, $30 million contract in free agency to be their multidimensional weapon coming out of the backfield. So, expect the 49ers to be more than a bit anxious for the results of an MRI that McKinnon will undergo after he suffered a right knee injury during practice on Sunday.
According to reporters in attendance, McKinnon went down clutching his knee during team drills. But after the training staff tended to him, he appeared to be OK considering he remained present at practice and stuck around afterwards to sign autographs.
"Really, ever since we lost Ray Rice, we haven't had a type of back that’s quite like how Ray was and quite like how (Danny Woodhead) is in the passing game," quarterback Joe Flacco said. "They just have a very good feel for when they're open and how to get open, how to sit in holes, how to find my eyes, and you can already see that. You can see he has a really good feel for those kinds of things. If you remember back, obviously, Ray was really good at doing that, and that gives a lot to your offense for sure."
From 2009-13, no running back caught more passes than Rice, who averaged 67 receptions a season during that span. Over the past three campaigns, no Baltimore running back has totaled more than 45 catches.
Woodhead is expected to play a big role in the Ravens' passing game because two of Flacco's top underneath targets are gone. Tight end Dennis Pitta was released after re-injuring his right hip, and fullback Kyle Juszczyk signed with the San Francisco 49ers in free agency.
We can file this one under "Duh." Woodhead should catch a ton of passes for the Ravens, though we are a bit concerned about his playing time when Kenneth Dixon returns from suspension. Woodhead's third-down/hurry-up role should be safe with Dixon pushing Terrance West for carries on early downs.
LB Kyle Knox (hand), RB Khiry Robinson (forearm)
WR Robert Meachem (ankle)
RB Travaris Cadet (hamstring), RB Mark Ingram (shoulder), CB Keenan Lewis (knee), LB Curtis Lofton (ankle), T Zach Strief (chest), RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder)
Thomas is now listed as probable and looks good for Week 12 against the Ravens. We had a news item earlier Saturday that was of the opinion Thomas wouldn't cut into Mark Ingram's workload too much, instead Thomas would likely affect Cadet's receptions and snaps. Thomas' value, at least this week, comes in PPR leagues while Ingram should remain a good option in all formats and get a bulk of the carries.