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Week 2 vs. NO
Rushing: 1 / 0 / 0
Westbrook got his 1st touch in a SF uniform on a 3rd down carry in the 1st quarter. He ran directly into the line and was not heard from again in the game.
Week 3 vs. KC
Receiving: 2 / 6 / 0 on 3 targets
Westbrook was an occasional target, but not enough to be given fantasy consideration.
Week 5 vs. PHI
Rushing: 1 / 6 / 0
Former Eagle Brian Westbrook saw a limited amount of action against Philadelphia, coming in for a few plays in Week 5. Westbrook was in the backfield a few times, getting one six-yard carry in the first quarter. For the most part Westbrook looked healthy but he is very low on the San Francisco depth chart.
Week 7 vs. CAR
Rushing: 1 / -1 / 0
Brian Westbrook lost one yard on his only touch of the game (a run play up-the-middle on a 2nd-and-12).
Week 8 vs. DEN
Rushing: 2 / 4 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 9 / 0 on 1 targets
Westbrook doesn't really fit in this offense much and cannot do the same things he did in Philadelphia which made him so successful. He had a few inside runs up the middle to spell Gore, but did nothing with them as this was never his strength. Westbrook did catch a screen pass for a moderate gain and deserves more looks perhaps in the passing game as this was his strength for the Eagles, but just didn't get a good workload in London.
Week 12 vs. ARI
Rushing: 23 / 136 / 1
It was clearly turn back the clock week for Brian Westbrook in week 12. With Frank Gore out with a hip issue, Westbrook ran like it was 2007 all night long. About mid-way through the 2nd quarter he displayed some great power running while his O-line just manhandled Arizona, culminating in his 1st TD carry as a 49er. This seemed to really energize him as from that point on he put on a show while showcasing great field vision, quick cutbacks, and even some spin moves behind the line. When the dust cleared on his tremendous night he had his 3rd most rushing yards ever tallied in a single game and he may have just pulled his career off of life support in the process. Just keep in mind he did all of this against a lifeless Cardinals run defense that wouldn't have had any answers to me running the ball vs. them either. With that being said if Gore misses anytime whatsoever he will viable down the stretch.
Week 13 vs. GB
Rushing: 9 / 31 / 0
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
Someone might want to let the Niners know that Westbrook has something like 500+ receptions over his career. In other words there are different ways to utilize this guy's talent and based on the fact the supporting wide receivers don't help out much, perhaps Westbrook in the slot would make a decent option. He was asked to carry the ball 3 times at the end of the 1st half just to run out the clock. He had such a good game last week and there were reports of a slight injury here but overall Westbrook cannot carry the ball 20+ times and that is exactly what they did to him a week ago. Overall the game plan and the plays called for Westbrook were poor and a reflection on the coaching staff more than Westbrook.
Week 15 vs. SD
Rushing: 8 / 22 / 1
Receiving: 2 / 8 / 0 on 4 targets
Westbrook did very little in the game, as the score dictated that the Niners go away from their running game very early on and just start airing it out in an attempt to come back. Westbrook wasn't even a part of that, but he did come on late in the game during the Niners' only scoring drive. The Charger defense was up big, and so they backed off the pressure, allowing San Francisco to drive into the red zone. Westbrook got the call on an inside handoff with just over four minutes remaining, and took it up the middle for the easy garbage time score.
Week 16 vs. STL
Rushing: 10 / 40 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 3 / 0 on 3 targets
Brian Westbrook did not ignite any sort of rushing attack for the 49ers in this game and looked like a tired player for the majority of the game. His longest run was for 9 yards and even that was something of a surprise as he made a couple of tacklers miss and maintained his balance. Westbrook was largely disappointing in this game.
Week 17 vs. ARI
Rushing: 13 / 79 / 2
Receiving: 1 / 14 / 0 on 4 targets
Westbrook had what might be his last great fantasy game, piling on as the 49ers pulled away in the second half. He followed his blocks well on two TD runs in the red zone, breaking a tackle on the second one. He also found the open field for a long run and broke a few tackles on his reception. Westbrook can hang around as a versatile, wily veteran back that provide great depth, but his value is only diminishing in dynasty leagues.