Posted: 9/09/2019 12:09 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida carried 15 times for 37 yards in Week 1 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Breida left the game due to hydration issues in the first half but quickly assumed lead-back duties as soon as Tevin Coleman was ruled out with an ankle injury. Raheem Mostert (nine carries for 40 yards) had a better day statistically than Breida, but the latter could be in line to carry the bulk of the load in Week 2 if Coleman's ankle issue is as serious as the team believes. While Mostert will get his touches, Breida could easily be a top-20 play next week against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Posted: 9/04/2019 7:09 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida is listed as the team's starting tailback on the unofficial depth chart heading into Week 1.
Huddle Up: Breida is likely to split reps with Tevin Coleman heading into the regular season, and head coach Kyle Shanahan will likely ride the hot hand. Coleman is a better option for fantasy owners, particularly in PPR leagues, while Breida should be treated as a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy option at this point.
Posted: 8/24/2019 11:08 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida ran for 44 yards on seven carries and caught two passes for 31 yards and a touchdown in the team's third preseason game against the can say Chiefs on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: The fantasy community was quick to brush aside Breida after the 49ers signed Tevin Coleman, but the former is the same back he was last year when he averaged 5.3 yards per carry and 9.7 yards per catch. Breida looked like the better back in this one and could very well begin the season splitting touches with Coleman playing for a coach in Kyle Shanahan who usually gets good production from his running backs. The 24-year-old should be considered a strong RB3 option in fantasy drafts.
Posted: 6/24/2019 5:06 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida will be in a crowded backfield heading into 2019 as long as everyone is healthy.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 12/29/2018 8:12 pm UTC
The San Francisco 49ers placed RB Matt Breida (ankle) on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 29, ending his season with 814 rushing yards and three touchdowns across 14 games.
Huddle Up: Breida was battling a nagging ankle injury and other assorted bumps and bruises throughout the season, but he did a pretty decent job at times stepping in for the injured Jerick McKinnon. His fantasy appeal in 2019 will be predicated on McKinnon's rehab and how the workload is distributed.
Posted: 12/28/2018 11:12 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and has been ruled out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Jeffery Wilson should receive the start with Breida ruled out and has played well in his limited time this season. He can be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option in most leagues.
Posted: 12/24/2018 7:12 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) will not play in Week 17 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: It means Jeff Wilson should have the backfield to himself. Despite consistently fighting through and reinjuring his ankle on almost a weekly basis from Week 5 on, Breida proved he has the ability to be a very good starting running back in the league. He will likely be on equal footing with Jerick McKinnon to begin 2019 and should be viewed as a flex option at the very least.
Posted: 12/24/2018 3:12 am UTC
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) did not return against the Chicago Bears in Week 16 after suffering an ankle injury. He finished with four carries for 20 yards and caught one pass for six yards before exiting.
Huddle Up: Breida has been battling injuries over the final weeks, and if he can't suit up in the final week of the season, Jeff Wilson will have some flex potential as the lead back.
Posted: 12/23/2018 9:12 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) left the Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears in the first half due to an ankle injury and he was taken to the locker room. Breida is questionable to return.
Huddle Up: With Breida off at the moment it appears Jeff Wilson Jr. will be the lead tailback for the 49ers.
Posted: 12/21/2018 8:12 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Breida returned to the lineup last week and posted nearly 100 yards in total offense. He will be facing a tougher defense this week but can still be a No. 2 running back or flex option for owners.