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San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle, shoulder) rushed 14 times for 61 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers. He was not targeted. A game-time decision, Breidas score was a three-yard plunge on the opening drive and he was breaking strong runs early on. Despite the injury and wearing down in the second half, Breida played the entire game, splitting touches with fourth-year back Raheem Mostert. Breidas toughness and resilience makes him an ascending RB2 but the Niners will likely keep him in a timeshare to preserve his health and effectiveness. His practice reps will likely be regimented this week but expect him on the field Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.
10 hours ago: Matt Breida Lobbying To Play Monday Night
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle, shoulder) is lobbying to play Monday night against the Green Bay Packers. Breida appeared truly questionable after only practicing on a limited basis once this week but he appears eager to take the field. Breida suffered a mid-ankle sprain in Week 5 but has been known as a quick healer. Breida and Alfred Morris fantasy owners should pay close attention to lineup announcements throughout the day. The Niners should announce practice squad promotions by 4 p.m. ET and inactives around 6:45 p.m. ET. While Breida would likely be on a snap count if he plays, his presence would severely ding Morris volume-dependent value.
2 days ago: Matt Breida Will Be Game-Time Decision
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said running back Matt Breida (ankle) will be a game-time decision on Monday against the Packers. Breida was limited in practice on Saturday and is officially listed as questionable. It's a good sign that Breida was able to practice after sitting out on Thursday and Friday, but he looks to be on the wrong side of questionable for this one. If he's inactive, Alfred Morris will be the workhorse in the backfield, with Kyle Juszczyk and Raheem Mostert backing him up. Morris would be a high-volume RB2, while Juszczyk could be a sleeper in deep PPR leagues.
4 days ago: Matt Breida Walking Without A Limp
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle) was walking around without a noticeable limp on Thursday despite missing practice. However, both of his ankles were wrapped and he wasn't in an orthopedic boot. Breida hasn't been ruled out for Monday night against the Packers yet, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. Breida will need to practice either Friday or Saturday to have a chance at playing, though, and he's even more risky for fantasy owners with the game being on Monday. Err on the side of caution and plan to be without him this week. Alfred Morris would be a volume-based RB2 if Breida sits, while Kyle Juszczyk could also be used on passing downs.
7 days ago: Matt Breida Doubtful For Week 6
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle) will not practice Thursday and is doubtful for Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers. The Niners and Packers face off on Monday Night Football so the quick scratch for Thursdays practice means Breidas chances of suiting up are slim. He suffered a mid-ankle sprain in Week 5 and is considered week-to-week. Running backs Alfred Morris and Kyle Juszczyk will handle the bulk of the backfield load. Morris will likely assume the early-down role with Juszczyk as the primary receiving back. Both are risky plays with the 49ers taking their sluggish offense to Lambeau Field.
7 days ago: Matt Breida Has Mid Ankle Sprain
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida's (ankle) MRI exam came back negative, according to a source. His injury is considered more of a mid ankle sprain, which is good news. Breida has also been fighting a variety of other injuries this year and has proven to be a quick healer. However, that doesn't mean that Breida isn't in danger of missing a game or two with his ankle injury. It'll all depend on how much work he can do in practice this week heading into Week 6 against the Packers. If Breida isn't able to suit up, Alfred Morris would lead this backfield and would be a volume-based RB2. Raheem Mostert could also mix in, but fullback Kyle Juszczyk could be worth a waiver addition in PPR leagues if he handles the passing work. Juszczyk had a season-high six catches for 75 yards after Breida left in Week 5.
7 days ago: Matt Breida Has Mid To High Ankle Sprain
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle) suffered a mid to high ankle sprain in Week 5 against the Cardinals and will undergo an MRI exam on Monday, according to a source. He might not play next week with the team wanting to give him some time to rest so that it won't bother him for the rest of the season. There's still a good chance Breida misses multiple games with this injury, but the good news is he won't be out the rest of the season. If he has to miss time, Alfred Morris will become a volume-based RB2, while fullback Kyle Juszczyk becomes an immediate waiver addition in PPR leagues.
8 days ago: X-Rays Negative For Matt Breida
X-rays turned up negative on San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle) after he had to be helped off the field in the Week 5 loss to the Cardinals, according to a source. He is being listed with an ankle sprain. Breida could miss time, but it's not the worst-case scenario. If Breida is unable to play in Week 6 against the Packers, Alfred Morris would turn into a volume-based RB2. Despite the injury Sunday, Breida was able to help his fantasy owners with eight carries for 56 yards and a five-yard touchdown pass. His practice status next week will paint a better picture as far as his ability to play in Week 6.
8 days ago: Matt Breida Questionable To Return
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle) is questionable to return in Week 5 against the Cardinals after suffering an ankle injury. The good news for fantasy owners is that Breida had eight carries for 56 yards and a five-yard touchdown catch before leaving. If he's forced to miss time moving forward, Alfred Morris' fantasy stock would rise, while Kyle Juszczyk could see a role in the passing game, making him a deep sleeper in PPR leagues.
8 days ago: Matt Breida Exits With Leg Injury
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida left Week 5s game with a leg injury. Hes officially questionable to return. Breida possibly aggravated a lingering knee injury thats cost him practice time over the past couple weeks and was assisted off the field. He had compiled 61 yards and a touchdown on nine touches prior to exiting. Running backs Alfred Morris and Raheem Mostert will share the backfield for the injury-depleted Niners.
8 days ago: Matt Breida, Richard Sherman, Joe Staley Active
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (shoulder), cornerback Richard Sherman (calf) and left tackle Joe Staley (knee) are all active for Week 5 against the Cardinals. Breida has been the much more impressive back than Alfred Morris through four weeks, and Breida is in the RB2/3 mix once again in a game where he could see extra passing targets with both receivers Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis inactive. Sherman's presence will help an injured secondary try to slow down Larry Fitzgerald and company. Staley's presence on the blind side is good news for quarterback C.J. Beathard.
10 days ago: Matt Breida, Richard Sherman, Joe Staley Questionable
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (knee), cornerback Richard Sherman (calf) and left tackle Joe Staley (knee) are all questionable to play in Week 5 against the Cardinals. Defensive back Jimmie Ward (hamstring) also was injured on Friday and is questionable. Breida was limited all week and should be able to play as an RB3/flex for fantasy owners in a good matchup, especially if receiver Marquise Goodwin (hamstring, quadriceps) doesn't play. Sherman is on track to return after missing just one game. His presence would be good news if Ward is unable to suit up.
12 days ago: Matt Breida Emerging As Lead Back
After a three-week timeshare with fellow San Francisco 49ers running back Alfred Morris, Matt Breida (shoulder) was the choice back in Week 4, out-touching Morris 12 to four. Breida is third in rushing yards (313) but only 28th in carries (41). He leads the NFL with 7.6 yards per carry and six rushes of 20-plus yards. Breidas also contributed in the passing game with 10 catches for 85 yards. The Niners face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5 who have allowed a putrid 141.3 yards per game and league-worst seven touchdowns on the ground. With second-year quarterback C.J. Beathard at the helm and a battered receiving corps, the Niners may lean heavily on Breida. He has a golden opportunity to separate himself from Morris and emerge as an every-week RB2.
12 days ago: Matt Breida Limited In Practice Wednesday
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (knee) was limited in practice on Wednesday. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback this week, Breida should be good to go in Week 5 against the Cardinals in a great matchup. Arizona allows the second most fantasy points per week to running backs. Breida had a season-low nine carries in the Week 4 loss to the Chargers, but he's also had at least three catches in the last three weeks. He should be a bigger part of the passing game with Dane Pettis already ruled out and Marquise Goodwin looking questionable. Breida will be an option as an RB2/3.
15 days ago: Matt Breida Quiet With 12 Touches
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (shoulder, knee) ran nine times for 39 yards and snagged all three of his targets for 32 yards. Breida was effective when he touched the ball but the running game took a backseat to quarterback C.J. Beathards air attack. Breida suffered an apparent shoulder injury during the game but later returned. He led the Niners in touches (12) and continues to definitively outplay counterpart Alfred Morris. Its likely his practice reps are limited during the week but hes the 49er running back to own. Breida will be an RB2 In Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals.
16 days ago: Matt Breida Expected to Play
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (knee) is expected to be ready to go on Sunday against the Chargers. After injuring his knee in Week 3, Breida practiced sparingly on Wednesday before eventually logging full practices throughout the remainder of the week. He has a favorable matchup against an inefficient Los Angeles defense and could see his fantasy stock rise if running back Alfred Morris (knee) is unable to play.
17 days ago: Matt Breida A Game-Time-Decision
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (knee) is listed as questionable for Sundays tilt against the Los Angeles Chargers. Breida, who turned in a full practice Thursday, was limited Friday. Breida was quoted as saying hes a game-time-decision. Its uncertain if the development is a setback or merely just dependent on how Breida feels upon warming up Sunday. Fantasy owners should be keen to check back before kickoff. Breida, who is tied for the league lead in rushing, should be relied on heavily in Week 4 if he plays. His absence would be a blow to the Niners offense and would bump running back Alfred Morris into the RB2 conversation.
18 days ago: Matt Breida Looks To Build Off Strong Start
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (knee) was a full participant in Thursdays practice. He should be ready to roll in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Chargers, who are ninth-worst in the NFL with 120.3 rush yards allowed per game. Breida is tied for the NFL rushing lead with 274 yards (8.6 YPC) and has also been worked into the passing attack, averaging three targets per game (seven total catches). This bodes well should quarterback C.J. Beathard struggle to stretch the field. The main risk is the Chargers taking the lead and controlling time of possession, phasing Breida out of the game plan. Breida is averaging 13 touches per contest and even though his value is dinged with Beathard behind center, he should retain RB2 value.
19 days ago: Matt Breida On Track To Play In Week 4
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (knee) was limited in Wednesdays practice. The development is encouraging as an earlier update indicated Breida would not practice. This puts him on track to suit up Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Breida is tied for the NFL lead with 274 yards on the ground on 32 carries alongside Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. Breida was trending up prior to the season-ending injury to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) but will slot in as an RB2 for Week 4.
19 days ago: Matt Breida Won't Practice Wednesday
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (knee) will not practice on Wednesday, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. Breida will need to get in at least limited practices the rest of the week to have a shot at playing in Week 4 against the Chargers. If he isn't able to play, Alfred Morris should be the workhorse in the backfield. Breida has been the better back of the two through three games, rushing 32 times for 274 yards (8.6 yards per carry) and a touchdown. He also has seven receptions for 53 yards.
21 days ago: Matt Breida Performs Well Despite Injury Scare
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida had a solid outing despite his team falling to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Despite injuring his knee early in the contest, Breida returned and was efficient. He would finish the day rushing for 90 yards off of just 10 carries in addition to catching three passes for 27 yards. Though the severity of the injury is unknown at this time, the fact that he returned was a promising sign that he will be good to go against the Chargers in Week 4.
25 days ago: Matt Breida Has Golden Week 3 Matchup
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida currently leads the NFL in rushing yards, and will be looking to build on his impressive performance from a week ago. The second-year running back has carried the ball just 22 times, while averaging a remarkable 8.4 yards per carry. He should be able to rack up fantasy points in a hurry against a Kansas City defense that ranks 31st against opposing running backs. On the other hand, Breida has only accounted for 45 percent of San Francisco's backfield touches and is yet to touch the ball more than 14 times this season. This makes his fantasy production and rushing totals that much more notable, but also lowers his floor and limits his upside on a week-to-week basis. Considering the matchup, Breida should be locked in as a RB2 for fantasy owners in Week 3.
1 month ago: Matt Breida Has Favorable Week 2 Matchup
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida averaged 4.2 yards per carry in Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Georgia Southern product handled 48 percent of the team's backfield touches and will likely continue to share the workload with Alfred Morris. However, Breida looked like the more explosive runner and is the better receiver out of the backfield, making him the stronger PPR play for fantasy owners in Week 2. The Detroit Lions allowed 177 rushing yards and two touchdowns to Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell in Week 1, so Breida could be an underrated flex play for fantasy owners in Week 2.
1 month ago: Matt Breida Medically Cleared
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (shoulder) has been medically cleared and is "good to go," according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. With Jerick McKinnon (knee) done for the year, Breida's role has increased considerably over the weekend, although he's expected to share the lead role with veteran Alfred Morris. Hopefully those that drafted McKinnon before his season-ending injury were able to also handcuff him with either Breida or Morris.
2 months ago: Matt Breida Likely To Be Held Out Of Preseason
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (shoulder) will be held out of contact drills and likely all three of the remaining preseason games as a precaution, according to a source. The hope is that he'll be rested and ready to go in Week 1 against the Vikings. Breida is set to be the main backup to Jerick McKinnon this year, and he could have standalone value in deeper leagues as a flex. In standard-sized leagues, those who own McKinnon should try to handcuff Breida to him.
2 months ago: No Structural Damage For Matt Breida
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida's (shoulder) MRI exam showed no structural damage in the shoulder that he injured in the preseason opener on Thursday. The team is hopeful that he can rest up and be ready for Week 1, and he could practice soon without contact. It's great news for the Niners, as Breida is expected to have a role behind Jerick McKinnon in the offense. Breida is a necessary handcuff for those that spend early on McKinnon.
3 months ago: Matt Breida Will Be Involved In 2018
San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon will be heavily used in 2018, but backup Matt Breida will remain involved. Even with Carlos Hyde touching the ball 299 times last year, Breida still managed 126 touches (105 rushes, 21 catches) in head coach Kyle Shanahan's system. 49ers.com's Joe Fann expects Breida to be just as involved this year as he was last year. Breida may have standalone value in deeper leagues with San Fran's offense on the rise, but he'll mainly be a handcuff for McKinnon owners.
11 months ago: Matt Breida Finds The End Zone In Week 10
Coming off a few lackluster performances in a row, San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida was able to contribute in the 49ers 31-21 victory over the New York Giants. Breida finished with 55 yards on nine carries including a touchdown and caught one pass for three yards. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect this type of output from Breida going forward especially after the 49ers bye week facing the Seahawks.
12 months ago: Matt Breida Left Off Final Injury Report
After limited practice on Wednesday and Thursday nursing a knee injury, the San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida practiced in full on Friday and was left off the final injury report. Breida will be a full go in the 49ers matchup against the Cardinals in Week 9. He should not be expected to carry much of the load as Carlos Hyde has taken back control of the 49ers backfield. Breida is nothing more than a low-end flex option for Week 9.
12 months ago: Matt Breida Limited Again Thursday
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (knee) was limited in practice for the second day in a row Thursday. Breida is merely Carlos Hyde's backup and has just 12 carries in the last three weeks to go along with six catches. He may start to see more usage in the passing game now that wide receiver Pierre Garcon (neck) is out for the year, but you can't realistically trust Breida as more than Hyde's handcuff in deeper formats right now.
12 months ago: Matt Breida Limited Wednesday
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday. After Breida had 10 carries Oct. 8 against the Colts and head coach Kyle Shanahan said he was on equal standing with Carlos Hyde, Breida has carried the ball just 12 times in the last three games and has secured only six catches. It's clear now that Hyde remains the lead ball carrier, making Breida just a handcuff option for Hyde owners in deeper setups.
12 months ago: Matt Breida Lone Bright Spot For 49ers In Week 8
After seeing his role decreased in Week 7, Matt Breida rebounded in Week 8 against the Eagles rushing five times for 17 yards and catching four of six targets for 39 yards and scoring the 49ers lone touchdown. Breida was tied with fellow backfield mate Carlos Hyde for the most receptions on the 49ers with four grabs in Week 8, but should be seen as only a low-end bye week fill in for Week 9.
12 months ago: Matt Breida Takes Back Seat In Week 6
After leading the San Francisco 49ers in rushing in Week 5, rookie Matt Breida took a back seat to Carlos Hyde in Week 6. Breida was outsnapped by Hyde 56 to 17 during their Week 6 loss. Breida did add 21 yards on just four carries and caught another two passes for 15 yards. He should be on benches in 12-team or deeper leagues, and don't count on Breida to deliver consistent production unless Hyde goes down. Breida is, however, one of the more attractive handcuff options for Hyde owners.
1 year ago: Matt Breida Limited On Wednesday
Coming off his largest workload of the season in Week 4, San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, according to Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group. Breida could only muster 16 yards on nine carries in Week 4 but could be in line for a similar workload this week against the Colts in Indianapolis. Breida is mainly just a handcuff option for Carlos Hyde owners in deeper leagues for now.
1 year ago: Matt Breida Second In Line in 49ers Backfield
It was not San Francisco 49ers rookie running back Joe Williams, but Matt Breida, who took over for starter Carlos Hyde Friday night during the 49ers' 27-17 victory. Breida has demonstrated a quick burst and vision throughout training camp and was rewarded with the No. 2 job in the 49ers backfield. He finished with 11 rushes for 40 yards and caught both his targets for 14 yards in the preseason opener. If Hyde were to miss time, Breida could be more than just a change-of-pace back and could have some standalone use in very deep redraft leagues this season.
1 year ago: Rookie Matt Breida Flashing In Camp
San Francisco 49ers undrafted rookie running back Matt Breida has been impressive throughout the offseason process and is now looking to impress when the pads are on. The Sacremento Bee's Matt Barrows noted that Brieda is "one cut and he's off to the races" and should "mesh nicely with what Kyle Shanahan and running backs coach Bobby Turner are seeking." Breida currently sits above touted fourth-round rookie Joe Williamson on the depth chart prior to the first padded practice on Sunday. Breida could be an interesting name to watch if Carlos Hyde is dealt or gets injured during the preseason.