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College: Georgia Southern | 2 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 190 lbs
Birth Date: 2/28/1995
2019 Bye Week: 4

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB

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2019 RTSports Outlook

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.

RotoBaller's Outlook

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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Jul 5 7:00pm ET

According to a Sports Illustrated insider, San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida could be the odd man out in 2019s backfield timeshare. With the signing of Tevin Coleman and the return of Jerick McKinnon (knee), Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan could have the similar one-two punch he enjoyed as the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator with Coleman and Devonta Freeman. Breida, who proved his toughness by playing through myriad injuries in 2018, racked up 1,075 scrimmage yards and five touchdowns in 180 touches last season. An undrafted third-year player, Breida is likely accustomed to adversity. As RotoBallers 40th-ranked running back, Breida could certainly capture a larger share of snaps with a strong training camp and holds better draft value than Coleman (RB29) and McKinnon (RB32).

From RotoBaller

Jun 24 2:03am ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida will be in a crowded backfield heading into 2019 as long as everyone is healthy.

Fantasy Spin: Breida will be in a fierce battle in training camp and the preseason with Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon, Raheem Mostert and Jeffery Wilson. Coleman is considered the frontrunner at this point, so Breida might be battling McKinnon to be up during the regular season if everyone is healthy, as Mostert is considered a lock due to his prowess on special teams.

From TheHuddle

May 23 1:00am ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (pectoral) has a slightly torn pectoral muscle but will not need surgery. He will miss organized team activities but should be ready for the start of training camp this summer. Breida seemingly played injured for most of the 2018 season but managed to run the ball 153 times for 814 yards (5.3 average) and three touchdowns in 14 games. It looks like he'll be ready for the start of the season, but an injury of this nature could hurt him as he attempts to distance himself in a crowded backfield that includes Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon, Jeffery Wilson and Raheem Mostert.

From RotoBaller

May 21 4:43pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (pectoral) will not take part in organized team activities after slightly tearing a pectoral muscle while lifting weights this spring. Breida is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, however.

From TheHuddle

May 16 12:53pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida said Wednesday, May 15, the team could feature a three-man running back rotation also involving Jerick McKinnon and Tevin Coleman. 'They've talked to us about it,' Breida said. 'They've said, 'Hey, we're going to use all you guys.' All three of us are going to be used a lot. I don't want to give away any secrets, but we're all going to be used in the offense.' It's still too early/unclear how snaps will be divided.

Fantasy Spin: There are ample fantasy points to be found with Kyle Shanahan running backs, but the current three-pronged outlook doesn't bode well for fantasy GMs at the moment. Hopefully you'll have ample time before your drafts to see if the picture takes on some clarity.

From TheHuddle

Apr 5 2:43pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RBs Tevin Coleman Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida, Jeffery Wilson and Raheem Mostert will ultimately decide who plays and how much each one plays, according to comments made by head coach Kyle Shanahan on the Adam Schefter podcast recently. 'Everyone keeps asking me that like I'm in charge of that or something,' Shanahan said with a laugh. 'It's up to the players. They will define their roles. That's kind of what's unique about this.'

Fantasy Spin: The common assumption since Coleman signed in March was that he would probably handle more carries than anyone else in this backfield in 2019, but it could easily be argued Breida was more impressive in 2018 than Coleman was at any point during his time with Shanahan in Atlanta. It is shaping up to be an unpredictable backfield, although McKinnon's role as the pass-catching back - assuming he is recovered from his ACL injury - would seem to be the most secure.

From TheHuddle

Mar 16 7:13pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman is expected to lead what could be a group of four active running backs on game days this season. Coleman and fellow RBs Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert would comprise the foursome.

Fantasy Spin: It's an admirable group, but this could be a nuisance for fantasy purposes. Coleman is the running back to own in San Francisco, but McKinnon and company really limit his ceiling. Both Coleman and McKinnon still possess PPR RB2 upside.

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