RB Tevin Coleman - San Francisco 49ers

5-11, 206Born: 4-16-1993College: IndianaDrafted: Round 3, pick 2015

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 2): Coleman has been middling for fantasy despite a consistent workload, but even that is in question now after Raheem Mostert broke out against the Ravens. He's just a bench stash.

Week 14: at New Orleans Saints

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FBG says: Tough matchup. The San Francisco offense is a decidedly run-dominant one, which is no surprise under coach Kyle Shanahan. And try as he might, he can no longer ignore the impact that Raheem Mostert has made on an attack that had stagnated by midseason. Over the past 3 weeks, with Matt Breida injured and Tevin Coleman running on fumes (2.1 yards per carry), Mostert has turned 31 rushes into 204 yards and 2 touchdowns. Dating back to last season, over 20 games in this offense, Mostert has posted a wild 6.3 yards a carry. This remains a multi-headed backfield, especially with Breida looking probable to return for Sunday. With the opportunity likely to be spread so thin, it's hard to project much volume for any of the three. But for fantasy players not averse to risk, Mostert does look like the strongest option. His role may actually be the stablest right now, and there's no denying his dynamism as a big-play magnet. Due to a variety of factors, the New Orleans run defense remains one of fantasy's toughest matchups. Game flow tends to favor the 10-2 Saints, keeping volume and production down for their opponents. And it's a strong unit to boot, anchored by an underrated front line capable of controlling the point of attack. The second level is a bit inconsistent, but has a few run-stuffing stars, including potential All-Pro Demario Davis at linebacker. Altogether, they've allowed just 2 runners to top 70 yards in a game, stifling the likes of Christian McCaffrey (64), Ezekiel Elliott (35), and Chris Carson (53) along the way. The 49ers boast a dynamic ground game, but they'll have to take control of the game early to reap the rewards in this matchup.

Recent Stats and Projections

10 vs SEA 44 9 40 0 4 4.0 32 0 0 7.2
11 vs ARI 38 12 14 0 4 3.0 48 0 0 6.2
12 vs GB 29 11 39 1 4 2.0 10 0 0 10.9
13 at BAL 10 5 6 0 1 1.0 9 0 0 1.5
14 at NO PROJ-Dodds * 8 * * 1.6 * * * *
14 at NO PROJ-Tremblay * 5 * * 1.6 * * * *
14 at NO PROJ-Bloom * 9 * * 2.0 * * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 13 vs BAL (5 / 6 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Coleman started, but several short carries ending in a tackle upon first contact led Kyle Shanahan to quickly bench him in favor of Raheem Mostert, the much hotter hand. After Mostert's number was called on five consecutive plays, Coleman briefly re-entered to give him a rest. One carry and zero yards later, he went back to the bench.

2019 Week 12 vs GB (11 / 39 / 1 rush, 4 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)

Coleman faced stacked boxes and was a victim of a couple of poor blocks, but he did show improvement in eluding tacklers on his two best runs of the game. On his touchdown, he powered through three tacklers who seemingly bottled him up at the 1-yard line. And on an 11-yard run in the second quarter, he made consecutive jump cuts to elude linebacker Kyler Fackrell to the outside and cornerback Jaire Alexander back to the inside. It should also be noted that five of Coleman's six second-half carries came with the 49ers up 30-8 midway through the fourth quarter.

2019 Week 11 vs ARI (12 / 14 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)

Vintage Coleman, this was. Except for one carry, he only gained what was blocked for him. Becase Arizona frequently employed eight-man boxes on running downs, that meant not a lot. In the passing game, he could have had a walk-in touchdown on a swing pass at the goal line, but Jimmy Garoppolo led him toward the goal line, whereas Coleman kept his route flat. He did have a 37-yard catch to start the second half, however. On that play, Coleman actually lined up in the slot and ran a shallow cross uncovered through Arizona's short zone. After the catch, he used his speed to run untouched down the sideline until being touched by Budda Baker. Then he went down.

2019 Week 10 vs SEA (9 / 40 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec)

Two-thirds of Coleman's rushing yards came on an untouched run up the middle midway through the first quarter. Otherwise, he was stymied by Seattle's constant use of eight-man boxes. Coleman's second-best play came as a receiver out of the backfield, evading a Bobby Wagner tackle to gain 16 yards that extended San Francisco's game-tying drive at the end of regulation. Unfortunately, not only did Coleman not touch the ball after that, he didn't play a single snap in overtime because of the 49ers exclusively using their four-minute offense personnel.

2019 Week 9 vs ARI (12 / 23 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Coleman was stymied by the constant parade of eight-man boxes employed by Arizona. That said, there were a couple of opportunities to slip one tackle and produce a big gain, but Coleman couldn't do it. For instance, on consecutive runs at the end of the first quarter, Coleman was poised to be one on one with the Cardinals' single-high safety, but he went down at first contact just as the wide open running lane opened up.

2019 Week 8 vs CAR (11 / 105 / 3 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 1 rec)

One should never assert that a player with 118 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns had anything less than a great game. However, taking a second look at Coleman's performance reveals almost all of his production came before being touched by a defender. Coleman's first touchdown was a simple inside handoff that went 19 yards untouched. His second was on a screen pass to the left flat, where he ran 16 yards untouched. His third was on another inside handoff, which he took for 48 yards; again untouched. It wasn't until Coleman's fourth touchdown where he had to contend with potential contact because it was on the goal line. And yet, even then, he waltzed into the end zone from 1 yard out having been slightly nudged through a wide open lane. Again, Coleman had a great game. He just wasn't Jim Brown out there or anything.

2019 Week 7 vs WAS (20 / 62 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / -1 / 0 rec)

For the first 55 minutes of game time, Coleman had been doing what he always does: Gaining what's blocked for him, and not a yard more. But then on San Francisco's final win-cementing drive, he made a couple of individual plays that essentially ended the game. On a 9-yard run with five minutes left, he made a nice jump-cut to the inside to elude a tackler at the line of scrimmage. Coleman also converted a crucial first down on outside zone to allow San Francisco to further bleed the clock. And on the final scrimmage play of the drive, Coleman used a bounce outside and a burst of speed to escape immediate penetration into the backfield. This eventual 6-yard gain made the 49ers' field goal attempt with less than a minute left a 28-yarder instead of more like 40; which was a significant difference given the field conditions.

2019 Week 6 vs LAR (18 / 45 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

Coleman was the clear lead back, especially in the red zone, because Matt Breida was managing an ankle injury during game. Coleman didn't make much of the opportunity, as he almost exclusively only gained what was blocked for him. Just about the only carry on which this wasn't the case was his first quarter touchdown. On the play, safety John Johnson was unblocked off the left edge, but Coleman was able to stiffarm him to the ground and sprint for the pylon. He could have had another goal line touchdown in the second half, but he dropped a pass completely uncovered in the right flat.

2019 Week 5 vs CLE (16 / 97 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Coleman didn't show any signs of being adversely affected by the ankle injury that kept him out of San Francisco's prior two games. On the other hand, he was mostly untouched for the vast majority of his rushing performance, including a 19-yard touchdown run at the end of the first half, a 15-yard run early in the second quarter, and a 15-yard run midway through the third quarter.

2019 Week 1 vs TB (6 / 23 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)

Coleman didn't do much of anything as a runner before leaving the game with an ankle injury, but he did have a 31-yard gain as a receiver. Of course, it was one of those "pick that's not a pick" plays, wherein Coleman ran free on a shallow cross because Kyle Juszczyk baited two Buccaneers defenders to run into each other. At the end of the play, Coleman did the same thing he did at the end of seemingly all of his runs, i.e., went down upon first contact.


Latest News

49ers | Tevin Coleman on verge of 500 (Thu Dec 5, 12:40 PM) - 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.

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49ers | Raheem Mostert leads Niners backfield (Tue Dec 3, 09:09 PM) - 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.

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49ers | Tevin Coleman finds the end zone (Mon Nov 25, 03:37 AM) - 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.

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