The Niner RBs are falling fast as this comes after the team lost Mitchell for about 8 weeks, according to reports. With Wilson the lead back, Mason now becomes an injury away from possibly seeing a significant fantasy role. Juszczyk could continue to steal goal line TDs.
Jeff Wilson appeared in nine games last season after recovering from a torn meniscus in a knee. When he did play, he didn't look much like the player who led the team in rushing in 2020. Another year removed from that injury, Wilson appeared to be closer to his former self in training camp, though he managed just 22 yards on nine carries after replacing Mitchell at rain-soaked Soldier Field on Sunday.
"We've always been comfortable with Jeff, just because of his experience and what he has done here," Kyle Shanahan said. "We know what we're going to get."
What the Niners may not be comfortable with is what's behind Wilson at this point, though. Davis-Price is a rookie who was inactive in Week 1 behind undrafted rookie Mason. Mason played on special teams, however. The team signed Mack but he couldn't make the Texans roster. It's possible Samuel sees an uptick in rushes. The team seems like a Wilson injury away from a big problem at RB.
David Lombardi reports if Sermon clears waivers it's possible he'll be back. Following the 9ers RB situation probably made you dizzy this summer. Sermon, at one point, was called the clear RB2 by some who follow the team, but that's no longer is the case. Mitchell will be the lead back and after that a combination of Wilson and the rookie Davis-Price.