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RB Matt Breida - San Francisco 49ers

5-11, 190Born: 2-28-1995College: Georgia SouthernDrafted: ---

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Tue Oct 16): Breida not only played on Monday night, but with the exception of one run when he came up limping a bit, he looked as good as he did while building the #1 yards per carry average through the first five weeks. As long as he is able to practice in some fashion this week, he'll be a solid RB2 against the Rams.

Week 7: vs Los Angeles Rams

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Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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3 at KC 29 10 90 0 3 3 27 0 0 11.7
4 at LAC 38 9 39 0 3 3 32 0 0 7.1
5 vs ARI 13 8 56 0 1 1 5 1 0 12.1
6 at GB 27 14 61 1 0 0 0 0 0 12.1
7 vs LAR PROJ-Dodds * 11 * * 2 * * * *
7 vs LAR PROJ-Tremblay * 11 * * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Matt Breida's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 5 vs ARI (8 / 56 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 1 rec)

Breida was on pace for a huge game before leaving the game for good with an injured ankle on the last play of the first quarter. He made the most out of wide open running lanes, but also maximized yardage when there was nothing open. To wit, on the play he got hurt, he broke two tackles at the line of scrimmage before being twisted down from behind after creating three yards out of thin air. Breida's touchdown came on a cleverly designed screen pass at the goal line, wherein C.J. Beathard faked the handoff to him, waited a beat, and then shoveled the ball to him for an easy score.

2018 Week 4 vs LAC (9 / 39 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)

Breida played more than twice as many snaps as Alfred Morris due to the 49ers game plan involving more passing than running. This actually opened up space for Breida's carries, as he had four runs of five yards or more. His longest run of the day was on the first play of San Francisco's second drive. The designed hole behind left tackle was wide open with fullback Kyle Juszczyk leading the way, and so Breida was able to scamper for 12 yards untouched before going out of bounds. Suprisingly, he wasn't utilized much at all as a receiver, with his biggest receiving gain coming on San Francisco's ill-fated final drive. It was a bubble route with him lined up in the slot. He caught the pass five yards behind the line of scrimmage with two blockers in front of him. The were late in arriving, however, so Breida had to make two tacklers miss in order to gain his 20 yards on the play.

2018 Week 3 vs KC (10 / 90 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

Although about 40 percent of Breida's rushing yardage came with San Francisco down two or more scores, his longest run came on the first play of their second drive. The run was designed as an outside zone right, but Breida saw there was no hole to run through and cut back across the field into wide open space. He also had an odd long run (21 yards) in the third quarter, where Jimmy Garoppolo fumbled the snap, but was able to recover it in time to pitch the ball to Breida on an improvised sweep left. Breida was relatively quiet in the passing game, although he did continue to get lined up out wide as a receiver more than most NFL backs do.

2018 Week 2 vs DET (11 / 138 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)

The hint of a big game came early, when Breida took a handoff on the 49ers first play and ran for 28 yards, the final 10 of which carrying Teez Tabor on his back. Also on that run, Breida juked Glover Quin out of his shoes at around the 11-yard mark. Another long run, a 66-yard touchdown near the end of the third quarter was practically a carbon copy. He was able to navigate through the initial traffic on an outside zone, and then juke a safety -- this time Quandre Diggs -- about 10 yards downfield. The difference here was that Diggs' swing-and-miss also took out the only other tackler in the vicinity. From there, finding the end zone simply took a cut back across the field and lead-blocking from Pierre Garcon for the final 35 yards. A third long run immediately preceded the touchdown and appears to have been the same play, just with the formation and run direction flipped. In the end, One hundred fourteen of Matt Breida's 138 rushing yards came on these three carries, but they weren't fluky occurrences, either.

2018 Week 1 vs MIN (11 / 46 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

As was the case in San Francisco's third preseason game, Breida did not start, instead substituting in for Alfred Morris when the down-and-distance situation warranted. Especially odd was that, for a running back who figures to be the pass catcher of the two, Breida wasn't utilized much there either; ditto the red zone.

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Latest News

49ers | Matt Breida rushes for 61 yards, TD (Mon Oct 15, 11:36 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida racked up 61 rushing yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in the Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers on Monday, Oct. 15.

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49ers | Matt Breida will be in uniform (Mon Oct 15, 07:14 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle, shoulder) is officially active for the team's Week 6 game.

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49ers | Matt Breida in line to play (Mon Oct 15, 04:37 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) appears ready to play Monday, Oct. 15, against the Green Bay Packers.

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49ers | Week 6 injury report for San Francisco (Sat Oct 13, 04:43 PM) - San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis (knee), WR Trent Taylor (back) and CB K'Waun Williams (illness) did not practice Saturday, Oct. 13. Pettis has been ruled out for Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers on Monday, Oct. 15, while Taylor is doubtful and Williams is questionable. RB Matt Breida (shoulder, ankle), WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, knee), TE George Kittle (knee), OL Mike Person (knee), C Weston Richburg (knee) and OT Joe Staley (knee) were each limited in practice and are listed as questionable. TE Garrett Celek (quadriceps), LB Reuben Foster (shoulder), OG Josh Garnett (toe), WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring, quadriceps), OT Mike McGlinchey (knee), CB Richard Sherman (calf), S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) and DB Jimmie Ward (hamstring) were full participants and lifted from the report.

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49ers | Matt Breida will be game-time decision (Sat Oct 13, 04:39 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) was limited in practice Saturday, Oct. 13, and will be a game-time decision for the Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers on Monday, Oct. 15. If he is unable to play, a practice squad back will be elevated.

Our View: The 49ers have two running backs on their practice squad currently, Matt Dayes and Jeff Wilson. If Breida can't play then the 49ers turn to Alfred Morris as their starter. If that's the case, Morris is a RB2 or flex option for Fantasy GMs in Week 6.
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Schedule

7vs Los Angeles Rams
8@ Arizona Cardinals
9vs Oakland Raiders
10vs New York Giants
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13@ Seattle Seahawks
14vs Denver Broncos
15vs Seattle Seahawks
16vs Chicago Bears
17@ Los Angeles Rams