Matt Breida, RB San Francisco 49ers

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Shanahan: 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) on track, expected to be the lead back

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:54am

Kevin Patra - [Full Article]

Kyle Shanahan says Jerick McKinnon is on pace in recovery from ACL tear and the expectation is for the RB to take lead role this season.

Related players: Matt Breida

Fantasy Impact:

Shanahan hand-picked McKinnon to be his lead back last summer and then an ACL tear derailed his season. Breida played well in his place, so we're expecting the two to be a formidable duo, a la Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman during Shanahan's days in Atlanta. In the 13 games that both Freeman and Coleman played in 2016, Freeman averaged 17.8 touches while Coleman averaged 11.5 touches. Last year, 49er running backs averaged 26.1 touches per game, so if that volume holds and Shahanan uses the same split as 2016, McKinnon would see 15.9 touches to Breida's 10.2 touches. Both backs should be fantasy relevant in 2019.

2019 Strength of Schedule - SF
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Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1@MIN1146004.1815025.005.16.130/6645.5%
2DET111381012.55321047.0021.924.926/6440.6%
3@KC1090009.00327039.0011.714.729/6842.6%
4@LAC939004.333320310.677.110.138/6063.3%
5ARI856007.0015115.0012.113.113/9813.3%
6@GB1461104.360000-12.112.127/5747.4%
7LAR515013.000000--0.5-0.55/588.6%
8@ARI1642002.620000-4.24.231/6647.0%
9OAK1244003.6713013.004.75.727/5549.1%
10NYG17101105.943311410.3325.228.244/7360.3%
11BYE--------------
12@TB14106007.573340411.3314.017.031/6448.4%
13@SEA56001.203510317.005.78.710/7613.2%
14DEN--------------
15SEA1750002.94546059.209.614.645/6272.6%
16CHI420005.0016016.002.63.69/5516.4%
17@LAR--------------
Per game10.9358.140.210.075.321.9318.640.142.219.679.6811.6126.07/65.8640.59%
Totals153814315.32272612319.67135.5162.5365/92240.59%