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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 2 11 39 3.5 1 3 2 3 1.5 0 10.2 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
RB1RB2 Elijah Mitchell
RB2RB3 Trey Sermon
RB3FB1 Kyle Juszczyk
RB4RB6 Trenton Cannon
RB5RB4 JaMycal Hasty
RB6RB1 Raheem Mostert
RB7RB5 Jeff Wilson
RB8RB7 Kerryon Johnson
49ers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Trey Sermon expected to start
Elijah Mitchell Doubtful, Kerryon Johnson added from practice squad
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 25, 11:30 am

San Francisco
#49ers injury report for Week 3 vs, #Packers OUT-RB JaMycal Hasty (ankle), DT Kevin Givens (ankle) Doubtful: RB Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) Questionable: DE Arik Armstead (adductor), DT Javon Kinlaw (knee), CB Emmanuel Moseley (knee) RB Trey Sermon (concussion) is OK. (Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Sermon is expected to start while Kerryon Johnson has been activated from the practice squad. The 49ers have been decimated at the running back position which included Elijah Mitchell who is listed as Doubtful. Sermon is a viable Flex option in Week 3.

Injury Raheem Mostert likely out two months
Torn knee cartilage
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 13, 8:00 pm

San Francisco
Raheem Mostert will go on IR for approximately eight weeks with torn knee cartilage. (NBCS Bay Area - Matt Maiocco)

FFToday's Take: It's hard to pin something like this specific injury to anything Mostert did wrong, but his injury history and running style have long made him a risky option for fantasy. Elijah Mitchell ran for over 100 yards in his pro debut, but that after Trey Sermon was a healthy scratch. Did Sermon fall down the depth chart that quickly or was he scratched because Mostert started and Mitchell and JaMycal Hasty offered more value on special teams? Either way, Mitchell figures to the top priority on waivers for many fantasy squads this week.

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

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