College: Georgia Southern | 3 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 195 lbs
Birth Date: 2/28/1995
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 4
Out - Ankle
Total Pts: 93.2
Avg Pts: 10.36
Rank: 4 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 RB Matt Breida (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Fantasy Spin: Breida is not expected to play this week, so fantasy players should keep him on their bench. Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert should both receive work at running back against the Arizona Cardinals and both can be starting options in fantasy leagues.
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida is expected to miss "a week or two" after aggravating a low-ankle sprain in the Week 10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. It's mostly good news, and there was some concern Breida would have to miss a more significant amount of time. Tevin Coleman will operate as the clear lead back in Breida's absence, but Raheem Mostert suddenly climbs into fantasy consideration while he fills Breida's place on the depth chart.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) aggravated a low-grade ankle sprain and figures to miss the next week or two.
Fantasy Spin: Tevin Coleman figures to be a solid RB2 against the Arizona Cardinals. Raheem Mostert will likely see some of the work Breida leaves behind, but he's a really weak flex option.
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle) will seek a second opinion on his reaggravated sprained ankle. Breida only accrued 25 yards on 12 touches in Week 10 before exiting in the second half. Breida is no stranger to playing injured but NFL Networks Tom Pelissero believes he could miss some time to let it heal. Breidas absence would benefit third-string back Raheem Mostert who flashed promise earlier this season when Tevin Coleman was hurt. Mostert would be a risky but upside flex play in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals if Breida is inactive.
Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) may miss time to let his aggravated ankle sprain heal. He'll seek a second opinion on the injury, which doesn't sound like a bad one.
Fantasy Spin: Tevin Coleman would receive a small boost with Breida out, but Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson would share reps with Coleman. Mostert is worth the speculative add, and Coleman could be an RB2 next week.
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle) aggravated his lingering ankle injury in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks. Breida was stuffed for just 18 yards on 10 carries while netting two catches for seven yards. Its unclear if he was limited all game, but backup runner Raheem Mostert was the primary change-of-pace back for Tevin Coleman in the second half. Breida is no stranger to playing hurt but hell have a short week to heal before facing the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11. Hell be a flex candidate if he suits up.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) left the Week 10 game against the Seattle Seahawks due to an ankle injury and he is questionable to return. He had just 10 carries for 18 yards before departing.
Fantasy Spin: If Breida cannot return, Tevin Campbell is likely to carry the load. Before departing he wasn't doing much. The 49ers host the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) was a full participant in practice Saturday, Nov. 9 and is expected to play Monday, Nov. 11, against the Seattle Seahawks.
Fantasy Spin: Breida's coming off of an impressive Week 9 performance in which he ran 15 times for 78 yards while adding two receptions for 14 yards. He's a clear backup to Tevin Coleman when both are healthy, but he can be used as a desperation flex option if a bye-week replacement is needed.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 8.
Fantasy Spin: Breida should be able to play in the Week 10 game and has received at least 10 carries in all but one game this season. He can be considered at least a flex option this week against the Seattle Seahawks.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.
Fantasy Spin: Breida's 78 rushing yards last week against the Arizona Cardinals were his most in a game since Week 5. The return of Tevin Coleman has limited Breida's work and fantasy upside, but he can be used as a desperation bye-week replacement.
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida has been the model of blue-collared consistency this season. Breida has amassed double-digit touches in eight of nine contests, converting them into an efficient 5.5 yards per touch. The Niners draw a weak Seattle Seahawks rush defense in Week 10 and Breida remains firmly in the RB3 mix. Although hes taken a backseat to backfield mate Tevin Coleman, Breida has capitalized on his opportunities, repeatedly flashing big plays. Getting back fullback Kyle Juszczyk (knee) and his starting tackles this week is also a plus. While the upside is capped due to limited goal-line work, Breidas demonstrated a solid floor to merit starting in all standard formats.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) carried the ball 15 times for 78 yards in the team's Week 9 win over the San Francisco 49ers. He added two receptions for 14 yards.
Fantasy Spin: It was a little surprising to see Breida lead the way on the ground after he bowed out of Sunday's game with an ankle injury, but the Cardinals shut down Tevin Coleman, leaving Breida to pick up the slack. It's clearly a 1a/1b situation with Brieda and Coleman, which is tough on fantasy owners since you're never sure which one will provide more value in a given week. For now, Breida seems like an RB3/Flex candidate.
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida rushed for 78 yards on 15 carries and caught two balls for 14 yards in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. Showing no ill effects from a bum ankle suffered last Sunday, Breida led the team in touches and outpaced backfield mate Tevin Coleman in scrimmage yards by a 92-36 margin. Aside from a two-touchdown eruption in Week 5, this performance has become the norm for Breida. His speed and ability to burst through holes make every touch a big-play opportunity, but he mostly operates between the 20s. Breida will reassume his position as a trusty RB3 in Week 10 against the rival Seattle Seahawks.
San Francisco 49ers running backs Matt Breida (ankle) and Raheem Mostert (knee) are active for Thursdays Week 9 contest against the Arizona Cardinals. Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (inactive) is a healthy scratch. Despite the reinjury risk, Breida is a playable RB3 against one of the worst defenses in football. Mostert is a garbage time-dependent flex play but otherwise has minimal value. Tevin Coleman will retain his RB1 status while fourth-string back Jeffery Wilson can be safely ignored. On the receiving side, Goodwin returned Monday after dealing with a personal issue and but will sit after missing multiple practices. This lifts the floor for rookie wideout Deebo Samuel, but hes still just an upside WR5 in a low-volume passing attack.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 9 game.
Fantasy Spin: Breida will have a role in the running game and could see some targets out of the backfield. He could be a flex option in some deeper leagues because of the matchup but is not a must-start option.
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (ankle), who is questionable against the Cardinals, will play on Thursday night, according to a source. Breida felt good this morning and is good to go. He could see his snaps reduced in favor of Jeffery Wilson if Raheem Mostert is inactive, making him more of a risky flex play despite the enticing matchup against Arizona. Tevin Coleman remains the best fantasy bet in this backfield after rushing for four touchdowns in Week 8. Consider him a strong RB2 choice on the short week. Wilson's streaming appeal takes a huge hit with Breida suiting up for this one.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) is expected to play in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Fantasy Spin: After being listed as a limited participant twice this week and failing to practice Tuesday, Breida will go Thursday. How long and how much he will contribute figures to be determined as the game progresses, but there should be plenty of opportunity for him in a game the 49ers should be able to control. Given the number and quality of backs on a bye, owners may not have a choice but to fire him up in fantasy.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 30, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players will need to check the inactive list to see if Breida will be able to play. He is not the starting running back but still have a role in the offense. Breida can be a possible flex option in deeper leagues if he plays.
San Francisco 49ers running backs Matt Breida (ankle) and Raheem Mostert (knee) both practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday and are both listed as questionable for Thursday night against the Cardinals. They'll be game-time decisions in this tasty matchup, but they could both lose touches to Tevin Coleman and Jeffery Wilson if they're active. Coming off a four-touchdown performance, Coleman should be locked in as an RB1 for this game, especially with Breida and Mostert not locks to play. Breida would be a shaky RB3/flex if he plays, with Mostert being one to fade. Wilson is only in play as an RB3/flex in deeper leagues if both Breida and Mostert are inactive.
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle), FB Kyle Juszczyk (knee), OT Mike McGlinchey (knee), RB Raheem Mostert (knee), TE Levine Toilolo (groin) and CB Ahkello Witherspoon (foot) didn't participate in practice Tuesday, Oct. 29. DE Dee Ford (quad), OT Justin Skule (knee/foot) and OT Joe Staley (leg) were limited participants.