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College: Indiana | 4 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 4/16/1993
2019 Bye Week: 4

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

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2019 RTSports Outlook

Coleman started much of last season because of injury but was a little erratic in that starting role. He had a career-high 800-rushing yards and 1,076 total yards. He averaged a career-high 4.8 yards per carry. Coleman had three games with 85-plus rushing yards. He had 10 games with 50 or fewer rushing yards, though, despite having double-digit carries 10 of 16 games. Coleman didn't take advantage of his larger role in the offense, showing he might be best suited to split work like past seasons. He signed with the 49ers this offseason, getting reunited with former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. He should split work in that offense and could even lead the team in running back touches if all goes well for him. Coleman has elite speed and can make a lot of plays to the outside. He also catches the ball well. He will make a lot of plays in open space. He isn't much of an inside runner but has made strides in that area since entering the league.

FANTASY OUTLOOK:   Coleman has been in the top 25 in running back scoring each of the past three seasons. He is a good low-end No. 2 back or 3 back for fantasy teams. He won't have the huge yardage totals but will get his weekly touches, receptions and scores in this offense. Expect around 900 total yards, eight touchdowns and 30 receptions.

RotoBaller's Outlook

66 carries in six games. The sign of the devil for sure. Unfortunately, Jeff Wilson is at this point close to the sixth man in the San Francisco RB group. Which is not a good thing.Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon look to be the two main guys in the offense for the 49ers. McKinnon was supposed to be the guy last season before his injury happened, and Tevin Coleman was signed as a free agent. Coleman is also accustomed to the offense due to his time in Atlanta with Kyle Shanahan. All of these things do not bode well for Wilson as a fantasy option in 2019. Even if either Coleman or McKinnon are unable to perform the duo of Matt Breida andRaheem Mostert are still going to be ahead of him on the depth chart.In drafts, Wilson is not even to be considered a flier. He is a hope and a prayer, and one which is not going to be answered for the good of your roster. Even if he were higher on the depth chart, Wilson does not have the profile of someone who should be taken in drafts. He is on a low-powered offense, and he has a quarterback who we dont really know what effect he will have on the running back position. Additionally, he is in a division with high scoring offenses, meaning the games will lean pass heavy, making a backup running back not a solid bet. Even one who caught 12 passes in six games as a rookie. In dynasty leagues, a roster slot is acceptable in hopes of a new team in his future. Even this is likely not needed as he can be picked up off of waivers if and when this change does occur.

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Player Notes
Jun 24 1:43am ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman is considered the odds-on favorite to be the closest thing to a lead back, beat writer Matt Maiocco suggests, especially since he has a history in head coach Kyle Shanahan's system.

Fantasy Spin: Coleman was the only player among Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert to practice during the offseason, so he likely has a leg up, too. He is likely your best bet when diving into the San Francisco running back pool on draft day.

From TheHuddle

Jun 1 10:03pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman's 'pass-catching prowess' should put him at the top of the depth chart, in the opinion of Bucky Brooks of, and Brooks believes Coleman can be a 1,000-yard rusher in head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense.

Fantasy Spin: Coleman has already put up big numbers with Shanahan when the two were together in Atlanta, and while it is a crowded backfield in San Francisco, Coleman appears to have the highest ceiling of the bunch. He should at least be a solid flex play with RB2 potential in PPR formats.

From TheHuddle

May 30 12:30pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman said that he's been lining up some at wide receiver during offseason workouts. San Fran's backfield is mighty crowded with Coleman, Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert, so head coach Kyle Shanahan is going to have to get creative. Coleman figures to be the safest fantasy pick of the lot here, especially since his pass-catching prowess should keep him afloat in PPR leagues in a worst-case scenario. But outside of Coleman being an option to catch passes, it's hard to know what to expect from this crowded backfield when Week 1 gets here.

From RotoBaller

May 27 7:50pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman is the most likely back to lead the team in touches, both as a runner and receiver in 2019, in the opinion of NBC Sports' Matt Maiocco. Jerick McKinnon (knee) is coming off a torn ACL in 2018 and might not be the same runner he was pre-injury. McKinnon, Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert are not taking part in organized team activities due to their injuries. Coleman will be the most attractive fantasy piece in drafts, but with how crowded this backfield is when healthy, there is plenty of potential for him to disappoint as well.

From RotoBaller

May 25 3:43pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman probably will receive the most touches among the running backs this upcoming season, in the opinion of NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.

Fantasy Spin: The 49ers have Coleman, Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert on the roster, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see the roles for the running backs. They have all been successful in the past and can have fantasy value if they receive a solid offensive role.

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

Apr 5 1:10pm ET

The San Francisco 49ers have five running backs on the roster heading into the 2019 season, and it's unclear how the pecking order will shake out. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said the running backs on the roster will decide who plays and not him. "Its up to the players. They will define their roles. Thats kind of whats unique about this," Shanahan said. San Fran signed Tevin Coleman in the offseason and they believe Jerick McKinnon will be ready for the offseason program after tearing his ACL last preseason. Matt Breida, Jeff Wilson and special teams standout Raheem Mostert are also in the picture. Injuries and performance will make things clearer as we get closer to the season. Breida could lead early-down carries, while Coleman might have a leg up for pass-catching duties due to his familiarity with Shanahan from their time in Atlanta.

From RotoBaller

Mar 29 3:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan hinted that running back Tevin Coleman could be the team's short-yardage back in 2019. Coleman is San Fran's biggest running back, but he hasn't really proven to be very effective between the tackles in his four seasons with the Falcons. The soon-to-be 26-year-old is talented (career 4.4 yard-per-carry average) and can take a run to the house at any moment, but it remains to be seen how the Niners crowded backfield will operate next season. Matt Breida, Jerick McKinnon and Raheem Mostert are also in the picture. If Coleman gets the majority of short-yardage and goal-line work, though, he might be the best fantasy option in the team's backfield.

From RotoBaller

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.

From TheHuddle

Mar 14 2:33pm ET

San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman's two-year contract is worth $8.5 million. He will receive $3.6 million in the first year of the deal with no signing bonus. A maximum of $10.6 million can be earned with incentives.

From TheHuddle

Mar 13 6:13pm ET

Free-agent RB Tevin Coleman (Falcons) agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, March 13, worth $10 million, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: Coleman has played for head coach Kyle Shanahan before but is role is uncertain with Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida on the roster. He could be a No. 2 running back in some fantasy leagues if he receives a solid offensive role.

From TheHuddle

Mar 13 6:10pm ET

The San Francisco 49ers and running back Tevin Coleman have agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Coleman, who was met with a colder than expected market in free agency, escapes a committee in Atlanta just to form another one with either Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida, or both. Of course, many were calling Coleman the 2019 version of McKinnon, who landed a big free agent contract last offseason. Time is a flat circle. While the Kyle Shanahan system has been excellent for fantasy running backs over the years, this is not what Coleman's dynasty owners had in mind when projecting his landing spot over the past year. Even if the 49ers cut McKinnon, as is very possible, Coleman will still split looks with Matt Breida. Look for Coleman to operate in a role similar to what he had in Atlanta.

From RotoBaller

Mar 8 2:53pm ET

Free-agent RB Tevin Coleman (Falcons) will be squarely on the radar of the Philadelphia Eagles when free agency opens, according to NFL Network's Mike Garofolo, who adds the Eagles will have company when it comes to competing for his services.

From TheHuddle

Mar 1 12:23pm ET

Atlanta Falcons RB and impending free agent Tevin Coleman is not expected to be retained in Atlanta with the team having too many other needs. 'Tevin's going to do well, wherever he is,' Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Wednesday, Feb. 27, at his NFL Scouting Combine news conference.

Fantasy Spin: With fellow RB Devonta Freeman injured and out most of the season, Coleman led the Falcons with 800 rushing yards and totaled 1,076 yards from scrimmage and nine TDs. However, he was a fantasy disappointment down the stretch with only three TDs and only one 86-total-yard-plus contest among his final eight games, and it's safe to say he's likely better as a complementary back in a timeshare rather than a leading man.

From TheHuddle

Feb 9 9:33pm ET

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent RB Tevin Coleman could be signed by the New York Jets to lead their backfield in 2019, according to Rich Cimini of Cimini also believes the Jets will cut RB Isaiah Crowell and not pursue impending free-agent RB Bilal Powell.

Fantasy Spin: Coleman was solid, although not spectacular, as the lead back for the Falcons last year. If he does end up as the No. 1 back for the Jets, he should at least be a volume-based RB2.

From TheHuddle

Jan 28 8:03pm ET

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent RB Tevin Coleman may not re-sign with the Falcons this offseason since the Falcons have RB Devonta Freeman under contract through the 2022 season, in the opinion of's Vaughn McClure.

Fantasy Spin: Coleman rushed for 800 yards this season and also posted 276 receiving yards in 16 games. He may be able to find a starting job if he hits the free-agent market, so owners should monitor his situation during the offseason. He has a chance to be a No. 2 fantasy running back next season depending on his situation.

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Player Transactions
  • 14-Mar-2019: SFO - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Two-year contract (through 2020)
  • 13-Mar-2019: ATL - Declared Free Agent
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