College: Georgia Southern | 3 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 195 lbs
Birth Date: 2/28/1995
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 4
Total Pts: 100
Avg Pts: 7.69
Rank: 12 RB
Breida ended up starting for the 49ers last year because of an injury to Jerick McKinnon. Breida had a good season in that role, finishing with 1,075 total yards. He had three 100-yard rushing games and averaged 5.3 yards per carry. He did disappear a few weeks, having fewer than double-digit fantasy points six times. Breida has a crowded backfield to compete with for work this year, having Jerick McKinnon and Tevin Coleman in the mix for work. Breida should get weekly work but might be more erratic than the past two seasons. Breida doesn't have huge size for the position but runs with some power and does well between the tackles. He also has enough speed to make plays on the outside. He lacks a little wiggle and explosion, though.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Breida might have a hard time repeating his workload from last year but should get his weekly chances, especially in the passing game. He has fantasy value as a reserve. He can finish with around 800 total yards, 30 receptions and five touchdowns.
Breida was one of the many young breakout stars in San Francisco last season. When an opportunity to become the feature back arrived for the undrafted second-year back, Breida took the ball and ran with it (literally and figuratively). Breida compiled over 1,000 total yards in 2018, including a very impressive 814 yards on just 153 carries. So why is a third-year back who averaged 5.3 yards per rush on a pretty high volume carrying an ADP of 11.10? Breida is expected to be part of a full-blown RBBC in San Francisco, alongside newcomer Tevin Coleman and a returning Jerick McKinnon. Its hard to imagine him being the main red zone option in the backfield considering that Alfred Morris had more red zone carries in 2018 than he did. The good news for Breida is that he should have a chance to compete to be the leader in the backfield. The team doesnt have anything committed to Coleman long-term, and McKinnons biggest strength is his pass-catching. The bad news for fantasy owners is that theres a chance Breida gets lost in the shuffle behind the other two backs. Still, given his current ADP, Breida is absolutely worth the risk. Its rare that you can get a running back running back in the later rounds that has a strong chance to lead his team in yards and isnt Peyton Barber. Breida is a high-risk, high-reward pick whos worth taking a shot on in the later rounds of the draft.
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San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida ran well in his return from injury in Week 14 (9.0 YPC) but played just 12 snaps. With Raheem Mostert taking charge of the backfield, Breida and Tevin Coleman will battle for touches, rendering both risky flex options. Averaging a healthy 5.2 yards per tote this year, Breida has outplayed Coleman, giving him the slight edge in change-of-pace duties against a beatable Falcons rush defense. However, Breida has been a nonfactor in the red zone and his uncertain opportunity share makes him a relatively low-ceiling play.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida rushed six times for 54 yards, adding one catch on his lone target at the New Orleans Saints in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Fantasy Spin: RB Raheem Mostert seems to have earned himself the primary share of touches, but we've seen Breida explode a number of times with limited handles. He's firmly entrenched as the second-best fantasy option of this backfield. Given his versatility and home run ability, Breida is a flex play vs. the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15.
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida handled six carries for 54 yards and caught a four-yard pass in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. Breida ripped a few nice gains in his first game since Week 10 but played well behind a surging Raheem Mostert who amassed 109 scrimmage yards and two scores on Sunday. Positively, Breida was the primary change-of-pace back while nominal starter Tevin Coleman barely played and saw just three touches. With Mostert outplaying everyone in the backfield, Breida and his fantasy managers will probably need to settle for 7-10 touches per game without much upside. Breida will be a flex option in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.
Fantasy Spin: Breida will return to the lineup after missing a few games and should receive some carries in the running game. He will be facing a good New Orleans Saints defense this week but could still be at least a flex option in leagues.
San Francisco 49ers S Jaquiski Tartt (ribs) and DT Jullian Taylor (elbow) were unable to practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. WR Dante Pettis (knee), OT Joe Staley (finger) and WR Marquise Goodwin (knee, foot) were limited Friday, Dec. 6, and are listed as questionable. RB Matt Breida (ankle), DE Dee Ford (quad, hamstring), DL D.J. Jones (ankle), TE George Kittle (knee, ankle), WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder), WR Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) and CB Richard Sherman (knee) were able to practice in full Friday and have been removed from the injury report.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 5.
Fantasy Spin: Breida seems set to make his return. He's a high-floor flex play as he's likely to handle the bulk of the passing-game work in a timeshare with Raheem Mostert.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Fantasy Spin: Raheem Mostert has scored touchdowns in consecutive games, and he had a 19-146-1 rushing line last week. It'll be interesting to see what kind of role Breida has alongside Mostert and Tevin Coleman. The New Orleans Saints are one of the best teams against RBs over the last five weeks, and as crazy as it sounds, it might be best to stay away from this situation until more is clear. It's fantasy playoff time, and they could go with the hot hand of the three.
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle) is taking part in practice on Wednesday. Also practicing are cornerback Richard Sherman (knee), defensive end Dee Ford (hamstring) and left tackle Joe Staley (finger). Breida was close to returning last week but was ultimately held out. The 24-year-old has a much better chance of suiting up in Week 14 against the Saints, but his return will cause even more chaos to a backfield that saw Raheem Mostert get most of the touches over Tevin Coleman last week. The matchup against New Orleans is also a bad one, so we'd suggest fading this entire backfield if Breida returns to make this situation even more head-scratching.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) hopefully will be able to play in the Week 14 game, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Fantasy Spin: Breida has missed the last few games because of the injury, so fantasy players will need to monitor his practice participation during the week. He would be facing a tough New Orleans Saints defense if he plays but could still be a flex option in some leagues.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is optimistic that running back Matt Breida (ankle), defensive end Dee Ford (hamstring) and left tackle Joe Staley (finger) will all return in Week 14 against the Saints. Breida was expected to return last Sunday, but the Niners played it cautious and held him out. Raheem Mostert outshined Tevin Coleman in the loss to the Ravens, but this backfield could become even more muddled if Breida returns. In a tough matchup with New Orleans, Tevin Coleman, Mostert and Breida would be best faded in fantasy lineups. Ford's return would be good news as the Niners look to slow Drew Brees and company. Getting Staley back would be a slight upgrade for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 13's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Fantasy Spin: The team wants Breida healthy for Week 14's matchup versus the New Orleans Saints, so he will be held out of action from this afternoon's contest. Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. will share carries in the San Francisco backfield, with Coleman possessing the most fantasy value and being a decent starting option in most formats.
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle) won't play against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13. That leaves the bulk of the rushing carries to Tevin Coleman, with Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson getting sprinkled in. It's not a great matchup for Coleman, but he remains a must-start fantasy option as long as Breida isn't around to take carries away from him.
Contrary to a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) is not expected to play in Week 13's game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Breida had been listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. Even if he is declared active for the game, he would not be a recommended fantasy option because of the difficult matchup, as well as the fact that he would be competing at less than 100 percent. Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. will split carries if Breida is sidelined, with Coleman worthy of being a starting option in most fantasy formats.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) is listed as questionable for the Week 13 game against the Baltimore Ravens but is expected to play, according to a league source.
Fantasy Spin: Although Breida is on track to suit up, he will be facing a surging Baltimore defense while playing through an ankle injury. He's a desperation flex option, at best.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is listed as questionable for Week 13.
Fantasy Spin: Breida has missed the last few games but appears to have a chance to play this week. He would be facing a tough Baltimore Ravens defense if he is active but could still be a flex option in some leagues.
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle) was limited in practice all week and is questionable for Week 13 against the Ravens. Breida could be a game-time decision for this one. If he's active, he'll split touches with Tevin Coleman, making him more of an RB2/3 against a tough defense, although Baltimore has been more vulnerable on the ground this year. Raheem Mostert wouldn't be worth using in starting lineups as a flex if Breida returns to the fold in this backfield. Left tackle Joe Staley (finger) is also questionable. His return would be great news for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
San Francisco 49ers DL Dee Ford (quad, hamstring) and WR Dante Pettis (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 29, and have been ruled out for Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens. RB Matt Breida (ankle) and OT Joe Staley were limited Friday and are listed as questionable. TE George Kittle (knee, ankle), WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) and WR Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) were also limited Friday but have been removed from the injury report. PK Robbie Gould (quad) and DT Jullian Taylor (jaw) practiced in full all week and also no longer appear on the injury report.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Fantasy Spin: Breida hasn't played the last two weeks, leaving extra work for Tevin Coleman out of the Niners' backfield. He's a RB3/flex option if able to return in what's expected to be a high-scoring matchup against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13. Coleman would be an RB2 if Breida can't suit up.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Fantasy Spin: Breida appears to have a chance to play in Week 13, so fantasy players will need to check on his status later in the week. He would have a decent role in the offense if he plays but could be benched in some leagues because of the tough matchup.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) has a chance to play in the team's Week 13 game, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players will need to keep an eye on Breida's practice participation this week to see if he will be able to play. He would have a decent role in the offense if he plays but would be facing a tough Baltimore Ravens defense. He may only be a flex option in deeper leagues because of the matchup.