College: Indiana | 5 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 4/16/1993
Depth Chart: RB1.2
2019 Bye Week: 4
Total Pts: 115.3
Avg Pts: 8.87
Rank: 9 RB
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.
After a season in which he looked to show himself off for free agency, but left a lot to be desired, Tevin Coleman took what amounts to a two-year prove it deal to join former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco.If Coleman can get back to the player he was only a few years ago while sharing a backfield with Devonta Freeman than this will be a fruitful partnership once again for the duo of Coleman and Shanahan. The fact he seemingly performs better in a committee bodes well for him this season as he will be the lead back in a committee looking more and more likely to be just, he and Matt Breda. Jerick McKinnon has not returned the way the 49ers hoped he would, and Raheem Mostert is already dealing with a fractured arm suffered this preseason.With 800 yards and four touchdowns on only 167 carries in 2018 behind a banged-up offensive line in Atlanta, the talent showed in his 4.8 yards per carry average. Add to this his receiving ability in which he had an additional 276 yards and five touchdowns on 32 receptions and his ability to be a three-down back is clear.The best value of the two healthy 49ers backs is Breida as he is currently going the latest in drafts. As for upside, that belongs to Coleman. He has the clear history with Shanahan from the Falcons, and he was brought to San Francisco to fill what Kyle Shanahan called last season, the Tevin Coleman role. So, who better to fill this role than the actual player?Currently, he is a starting running back going in the fifth round of fantasy drafts. This is a small price to pay for him. Earlier in the off-season, we did not know which one of the backs in San Francisco would separate themselves. Through injury attrition, it has panned out that Tevin Coleman is clearly the one to own here.While Matt Breda will get his fair share, all teams employ some form of backfield duo in todays NFL. Dont let this scare you off from taking Coleman in your drafts as your running back two or even better three after getting two studs earlier.
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San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman rushed the ball four times for 40 yards in Week 15 against the Falcons. He had a 37-yard rush that was the team's biggest play from scrimmage on the day. This was the third straight game in which Coleman was held to five-or-fewer carries. Raheem Mostert has taken over as the No. 1 running back in San Francisco and he had 14 carries in this game. Coleman, meanwhile, is sharing No. 2 back duties with Matt Breida, though Coleman outperformed Breida in this game. Coleman is a drop candidate in any season-long league that ends in Week 16.
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman appears to be the odd man out in the Niners backfield. With Raheem Mostert assuming control and Matt Breida running well in relief, Coleman is a tough sell as a flex play in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons. Since his four-touchdown explosion in Week 8, Coleman has been pedestrian, registering under 75 yards in each contest and finding the end zone just once. After playing just 11 snaps in Week 14, Coleman will be a high-risk fantasy option in a critical playoff week, even in a favorable matchup.
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman ran three times for six yards and wasn't targeted at the New Orleans Saints in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Fantasy Spin: It's probably not wise to outright cut him in fantasy, unless you play in a shallow league. Matt Breida's durability concerns should keep Coleman on fantasy rosters with just a few weeks remaining. Coleman has taken a backseat to Raheem Mostert the past two games, and with just three total touches in Week 14, it's tough to see him entering any lineups in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons.
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman toted just three carries for six yards in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. In a 48-46 thriller, Colemans second consecutive bust confirms that hes been sidelined for Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida. He was seen early in the game but not much afterwards. After accruing just 128 rush yards in his last six games, Coleman is impossible to start heading into Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons.
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman needs to prove his worth in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. Coleman helplessly watched backup Raheem Mostert notch 154 yards and a score in Week 13 as he managed just six touches for 15 yards. The de facto starter has struggled for six straight games, opening the door for a surging Mostert. With Matt Breida (ankle) also expected back in the mix, Coleman is a volatile RB3 against a tough Saints rush defense. Ideally, Coleman is positioned for double-digit touches this Sunday but with the Niners not shy to leverage the hot hand, fantasy managers will hope he capitalizes on his shrinking opportunities.
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman needs 46 more rushing yards to reach 500 for the season and give the team its first trio of 500-yard rushers in a season since 1954.
Fantasy Spin: It continues to be quite a fantasy conundrum in the Niners' backfield with Matt Breida likely returning this week after a three-game absence and Raheem Mostert coming off his first career 100-yard rushing game (19-146) against the Ravens last week. All three backs are low-end, dart-throw flex plays in tough road matchup against the Saints.
San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert played 42 offensive snaps against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Dec. 1. RB Tevin Coleman played just 10 and RB Jeff Wilson Jr. played five.
Fantasy Spin: Mostert now has rushing touchdowns in back-to-back games as he appears to have usurped an uninspiring Coleman. RB Matt Breida (ankle) has a chance to return this week which will be one more member of the timeshare with which to compete, but Mostert should handle the bulk of the rushing duties with Breida and Coleman sharing pass-catching work.
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman managed just six yards on five carries in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens. He also added a nine-yard catch. The muddy and wet conditions couldve been deceiving but its apparent backup Raheem Mostert completely supplanted Coleman midway through the game. Mostert collected 146 rushing yards, dominating backfield snaps while Coleman received zero action. Its unclear if he suffered an injury but no reports have surfaced. Its a major burn from Coleman in a critical fantasy week but game flow possibly resulted in Mosterts breakout game. After his sixth consecutive lackluster game, Coleman should be downgraded to an RB3 in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints.
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman carried the ball 11 times for 39 yards with a rushing touchdown and caught two of four targets for 10 yards in a 37-8 win over the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers forced a fumble on Green Bay's opening possession and recovered on the goal-line, giving Coleman the score that saved his fantasy output. The 26-year-old struggled to find open lanes and was out-gained by fellow back Raheem Mostert. Coleman hasn't been great the last two games, though he's still seen at least 13 touches in all but one game this year, giving him at least flex value moving forward. He and the 49ers will get a Week 13 matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, the seventh-ranked rushing defense.
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman ran 11 times for 39 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. He added two catches on four targets for 10 more yards.
Fantasy Spin: Coleman was gifted a touchdown less than two minutes into the game when the defense recovered an Aaron Rodgers fumble at the Green Bay 2-yard line. Unfortunately, the rest of the night was much like his previous three weeks - mediocre yardage totals and a 15-touch ceiling. Coleman has surprisingly only mustered 116 yards rushing on 44 carries over the last four games combined. He'll be a flex play at best again in Week 13 versus the Baltimore Ravens.
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman is in a great position to have a solid game in Week 12. He's had at least 13 touches in each game he's played since his return from injury and it looks likely that the team will be without No. 2 running back Matt Breida (ankle) for the second straight week. Coleman hasn't flourished with his heavy workload this year, apart from his four-touchdown explosion against the Panthers. Still, he's been managing to gain around 60 yards per game and he's been active in both the run game and pass game for the 49ers. Expect him to see at least 15 touches this week against a Packers Defense that has been vulnerable against both the pass and run. Coleman could end up with between 80 and 100 yards this week with a good chance to score.
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman managed just 14 yards on 12 carries but added 48 yards on three catches in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. Coleman led the squad in rushing despite the tepid performance, as the Niners recorded just 34 ground yards. Since exploding for four touchdowns in Week 8, Colemans been held scoreless and under 75 scrimmage yards in three straight contests. Even without running back Matt Breida, Colemans usage barely budged, with Raheem Mostert garnering eight touches. Despite the inefficiency, Colemans bankable for weekly double-digit touches, making him a strong RB2 in Week 12 against a weak Green Bay Packers run defense.
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.
Fantasy Spin: Coleman should receive a majority of the work at running back with Matt Breida ruled out and can be a solid No. 2 running back in all leagues because of the favorable matchup.
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman will shoulder the load in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. With Matt Breida (ankle) highly questionable, Coleman will likely handle more than his typical 50 percent snap share and is probably in-line for a season-high in touches. With quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo struggling and a banged-up pass-catching corps, the Niners may ride Coleman against a beatable Cardinals Defense. While hes struggled with efficiency and was muted for 36 scrimmage yards against Arizona in Week 9, Coleman has the projected volume to be a backend RB1 on Sunday.
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (personal) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14.
Fantasy Spin: Since his four-touchdown explosion in Week 8, the 26-year-old has performed more at a middling RB3 level. In Week 11, Coleman will see an Arizona Cardinals defense that held him to 36 scoreless yards on 14 touches two games ago. Even with Matt Breida likely sidelined this week, Coleman will likely see no more work than usual as Raheem Mostert fills in for Breida.
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman rushed nine times for 40 yards in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks and he added four receptions for 32 yards on four targets.
Fantasy Spin: Coleman led the charge for the 49ers, and it was he and Raheem Mostert finishing up in the backfield with Matt Breida leaving the game early. The 49ers are back in action in Week 11 against the visiting Arizona Cardinals. Coleman totaled just 36 yards from scrimmage on 14 touches in Week 9 in Arizona.
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman raced for 40 yards on nine carries and added four catches for 32 yards in Week 10s loss against the Seattle Seahawks. Coleman and the Niners running attack was mostly contained, but he made a few clutch grabs to help the Niners push the contest to overtime. The fifth-year back was once again the leader of the rushing committee and with Matt Breida (ankle) banged up, Coleman could be poised for more work in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. Hell be a borderline RB1 in a great matchup this coming Sunday.
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman will retain his RB2 status in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks. Coleman left fantasy managers on tilt after Week 9s 36-yard flop, but draws a beatable Seattle front seven allowing 4.51 adjusted line yards per carry. The Niners already-elite rushing attack should also get bulldozing fullback Kyle Juszczyk (knee) and both starting tackles back for Mondays NFC West battle. As the frontman of the rushing committee and the preferred back at the goal-line, Coleman has sustainable volume with upside. Expect the Niners to try and win time of possession on Monday night, making both Coleman and Matt Breida quality fantasy plays.
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman had 12 carries for 23 yards in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. He also caught two passes for 13 yards.
Fantasy Spin: Coming off a monster game against Carolina on Sunday, Coleman never got going Thursday night, managing a season-low 35 yards of total offense. It was a painful reminder to fantasy owners that San Francisco is a true committee backfield, and gauging value from one week to the next for a given player will be difficult under these circumstances. Coleman still carries more week-to-week value than Matt Breida, but he should be viewed as no more than an RB2/RB3.
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman gained just 23 yards on 12 carries in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals, contributing another 13 yards on two catches. Colemans mediocre performance was a major buzzkill after his four-touchdown explosion last Sunday as he was out-touched by backfield mate Matt Breida 17-14 and outgained 92-36. Coleman played his usual snaps and was the preferred goal-line back, but the Niners opted to air it out for four touchdowns Thursday evening. Aside from his Week 8 outburst, Coleman has struggled with efficiency this season but still has the volume to be an upside RB2. Hell draw a favorable matchup in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks.