Posted: 9/14/2021 6:54 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (knee) announced via social media that he will undergo season-ending surgery on the knee injury he suffered in Week 1.
Huddle Up: It's a brutal blow for Mostert, who lasted only two carries before exiting the opener. As a 29-year-old who will turn 30 next spring, he could find it difficult to find another starting job on the open market. His absence opened the door for Elijah Mitchell to explode onto the scene against the Detroit Lions, and the sixth-round rookie did more than enough to hold onto the starting job for Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles. With Mostert's return no longer a question, Mitchell figures to attract hefty FAAB bids this week.
Posted: 9/13/2021 7:39 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (knee) chipped off a piece of knee cartilage early in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions and is expected to need at least eight weeks before he can return, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: Mostert lasted all of two carries before this happened in Week 1, opening the door for rookie Elijah Mitchell to go off for more than 100 yards in his pro debut. Complicating matters here is that Shanahan made third-round pick Trey Sermon a healthy scratch, although there is no way to tell if he did so because Sermon somehow moved down the depth chart or if he was inactive because Mitchell and JaMycal Hasty offered something to special teams. The odds are Sermon will play a much more critical role in Week 2. Regardless, Mitchell should be a priority addition off waivers this week.
Posted: 9/13/2021 12:48 am GMT
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (knee) will have an MRI on his knee Monday, Sept. 13, after leaving the Week 1 game against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: With Mostert departing early, Elijah Mitchell became the workhorse in the San Francisco backfield, and he went over 100 yards with a touchdown. If you need an injury replacement, Mitchell certainly looked like he could handle carrying the mail on a regular basis.
Posted: 9/12/2021 7:35 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (knee) will not return to the Week 1 game because of his knee injury.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should know more about Mostert's status in the next day or two. Trey Sermon could see a majority of the work at running back if Mostert misses an extended period of time and would be at least a flex option.
Posted: 9/12/2021 5:41 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 1 game and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Mostert will be able to return or if he will miss more time. Trey Sermon, JaMycal Hasty and Elijah Mitchell are the backup running backs, but Sermon was a healthy scratch for the first game. Sermon probably would have the most fantasy value if Mostert misses time and could be at least a flex option.
Posted: 7/30/2021 12:07 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (knee) has been wearing a brace on his right knee during practice to begin training camp, according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner. Mostert reportedly intends to continue wearing the brace for extra protection during practice moving forward but is unlikely to do so during games.
Huddle Up: There's nothing to be overly alarmed about here, but Mostert was dogged by ankle injuries throughout 2020 and hasn't been overly durable throughout his time with the 49ers. He is consistently going off the board after teammate Trey Sermon in fantasy drafts at the moment, and it is very possible that ends up being the right call. Mostert can break a game open with the speed, but he appears to be best suited for a complementary role.
Posted: 7/10/2021 5:00 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert ranked ninth among running backs with an average of 5.6 yards per touch in 2020.
Huddle Up: Mostert averaged 9.8 yards per rush and 9.8 per reception but the problem was he only played eight games, totaling 120 touches as he got caught up in the Niners' wave of injuries. Mostert still projects as the team's lead back despite the additions of free agent Wayne Gallman and third-round pick Trey Sermon, but staying healthier is going to be vital. Value him as a RB3.
Posted: 6/02/2021 9:26 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (knee) is dealing with a minor knee injury and didn't run with the starters Wednesday, June 2.
Huddle Up: Mostert is slated to be the 49ers lead running back this season but an early issue is a red flag after he played just eight games last season. He should be still targeted as a top-end RB2 but he'll need to be handcuffed.
Posted: 2/20/2021 4:51 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert had the quickest top speed in the NFL last season with a carry he touched 23.09 mph, according to Next Gen Stats. He also had the second-fastest top speed at 22.73 on a different carry last season.
Huddle Up: He's under contract for one more year with the Niners, and he's about to turn 29. Don't mistake him as a young, blooming back. He had trouble staying healthy last year, but he has proven to be a quality RB2 in fantasy when healthy. The caveat is "when healthy."
Posted: 12/26/2020 3:39 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: With Mostert out of the picture, Jeff Wilson Jr. should be a viable flex option over the final two weeks of the regular season.