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Running Back, San Francisco 49ers

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Draft: 2021 Round 3 (25)
College: Ohio State
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 215 DOB: 1999-01-30 Age: 22

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2021 SF 5 41 167 4.1 1 4 3 26 8.7 0 25.3 5.1
2021 (Projected) SF   124 582 4.7 4   21 155 7.4 1 103.7  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
While the 49ers backfield is a stock full of usable running backs, the player who many fantasy owners seem to be most hyped about right now is rookie Trey Sermon. Sermon is seemingly being anointed as the eventual starter despite very little evidence to show that to be a guarantee and his ADP continues to creep closer to teammate Raheem Mostert by the day. By the time the season starts, it's entirely possible that Sermon will have surpassed Mostert's ADP.

While fantasy owners seem to be conflicted about the backfield situation as a whole, what we all seem to agree on is that this situation is a potential fantasy gold mine if any back is actually able to assert himself into even a semi-bellcow level contributor. San Francisco's offense has produced RB1 weeks out of Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon, Jeff Wilson, Carlos Hyde and the aforementioned Mostert over the past four seasons. They've just been so injury-riddled that it's been almost impossible to ride the success of an individual back for longer than a few weeks at a time.

What we like about Sermon is that the 49ers obviously identified him as a player of importance as they selected him in the third round of the Draft. He possesses great agility and physical explosiveness, but he does lack high end speed, having ran a 4.61 forty-yard dash at his pro day, which is not particularly impressive for a player of his size. Sermon isn't small, at 6'0", 215 lbs, but he also isn't a bruiser. He averaged a very impressive 7.5 yards per carry in his senior season at Ohio State, but it's hard to put that into much context as he was often matched up against some truly inferior defenses.

What's interesting is that, while fantasy owners debate between Mostert and Sermon, it was actually another back who's still on the roster - Jeff Wilson (knee) - that led the 49ers backfield in rushing yards in 2020 while also scoring 10 total touchdowns. It's unlikely that Wilson ends up stealing the starting job from Mostert or Sermon, but he could be more involved than people like late in the year, along with the plethora of other running backs currently on the 49ers roster, all of whom are NFL caliber talents.

Sermon is shooting up draft boards and will likely eventually become expensive enough that he's going to need to earn a significant role in the 49ers offense almost immediately in order to not be a fantasy bust. Without reports stating that Sermon is "the guy," there's a lot of risk in the rookie right now. There will undoubtedly be moments of brilliance and probably multiple times where we think we know what's going to happen, but the most likely outcome in this backfield seems to be another confusing, unpredictable and ultimately frustrating fantasy season.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Elijah Mitchell
RB2RB2 JaMycal Hasty
RB3FB1 Kyle Juszczyk
RB4RB3 Jeff Wilson
RB5RB4 Trey Sermon
RB6RB8 Brian Hill
RB7RB5 Trenton Cannon
RB8RB6 Jacques Patrick
RBRB Raheem Mostert
49ers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury RB Elijah Mitchell listed as Doubtful
Finger injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 19, 3:26 pm

San Francisco
#49ers injury report vs. Jaguars OUT: RB JaMycal Hasty (ankle), DL Maurice Hurst (calf) Doubtful: RB Elijah Mitchell (rib, finger) *S Jaquiski Tartt, LB Dre Greenlaw likely could be activated off IR (Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Hasty ruled out, the 49ers will likely start Jeff Wilson and have Trey Sermon active as the backup. FB Kyle Juszczyk should also see an increased role in the passing game. Wilson becomes a solid RB2 option this week against the Jaguars who are middle of the pack (20th) against the run.

2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
2 at PHI W 17-11 1 8 8.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.8
3 GB L 28-30 10 31 3.1 1 3 2 3 1.5 0 9.4
4 SEA L 21-28 19 89 4.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 8.9
5 at ARI L 10-17 1 7 7.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.7
11 at JAC W 30-10 10 32 3.2 0 1 1 23 23.0 0 5.5

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