RB Matt Breida - San Francisco 49ers

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

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Week 3: vs Pittsburgh Steelers

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Matt Breida's talent has often been dismissed as that of a late-round fill-in, but he's doing everything he can to shake that tag. Thanks to Tevin Coleman's injury, Breida is again in the driver's seat in the San Francisco backfield, and again he's producing nicely (121 yards on just 12 attempts last week). A creative, quick-footed runner, he's tailor-made for coach Kyle Shanahan's outside-zone attack. Dating back to last year, he's averaged 5.4 yards per rush and 64 per game. Breida ceded 13 carries last week to Raheem Mostert, but that can mostly be chalked up to the blowout win. Although Shanahan likes to use multiple backs, when the game is competitive, Breida is the lead dog on early downs. Mostert looked explosive in his own right, racking up 83 yards of his own. Over his last 6 extended appearances, he's put up 373 yards at 7.5 per carry. Behind them, Jeff Wilson looms as a short-yardage specialist. He's a distant third for carries, but punched in two short touchdowns against the Bengals. All told, this is a deep, dynamic group of runners that's withstanding Coleman's injury just fine. They'll all operate behind a solid front line that's adept at creatively blowing open holes. Even tight end George Kittle, who's blossomed as a star receiver, can be counted among football's best run-blockers at the position. In general, the Steelers boast a strong run defense. Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt lead a tough, space-eating front line, while explosive rookie linebacker Devin Bush is capable of making plays all over the field. Still, on game days, this group tends to offer a mixed bag, as seen in Week 2's loss to Seattle. They did great work against Seahawks lead back Chris Carson (15 carries for 60 yards), but had no answer for complement Rashaad Penny (10 for 62 and 1 touchdown). Penny's highlight was a 37-yard touchdown in which he cut just once to the outside, taking advantage of over-pursuing linebackers in the middle of the field. That lapse was nothing new for this group, which tends to dominate power backs but struggle against quick, one-cut runners. That's worrisome with Kyle Shanahan's zone-running attack next on the docket. Linebackers Bush and Mark Barron will need to play with vision and discipline - neither has been a strength thus far - or Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert can make them pay dearly.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 at TB 30 15 37 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 3.7
2 at CIN 21 12 121 0 1 1.0 11 0 0 13.2
3 vs PIT PROJ-Dodds * 13 * * 1.9 * * * *
3 vs PIT PROJ-Tremblay * 12 * * 1.2 * * * *
3 vs PIT PROJ-Bloom * 12 * * 1.0 * * * *

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

2019 Week 2 vs CIN (12 / 121 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

There are three main takeaways from Breida's performance against Cincinnati. First, although he started, he played only 29 pecent of snaps; fewer than "backups" Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson. Relatedly, Breida came off the field when San Francisco advanced into the red zone. Finally, and on a more positive note, what with play-calling producing wide-open running lanes and receiving routes on play after play, Breida had the single-most impressive display of individual skill among the 49ers' skill position players. On 3rd-and-1 at Cincinnati's 49-yard line midway through the second quarter, Breida took a handoff and immediately ran into the backside of center Weston Richburg. However, he saw a cutback lane to his right and took it, but cornerback William Jackson III had him dead to rights on backside contain. No worries, Breida jump cut to the right as Jackson III dove at his legs, then jump cut back to the left to juke linebacker Nick Vigil out of his shoes. After that Herculean effort to gain that first yard, the final 33 yards of the run were a relative piece of cake.

2019 Week 1 vs TB (15 / 37 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Because of linebacker Lavonte David playing like a heat-seeking missile, only three of Breida's touches went for more than three yards, two of which came on consecutive third quarter plays. The first of these gained 10 yards off left tackle, 5 of which came after Breida juked cornerback Vernon Hargreaves out of his shoes. On the next play, also out of the rare 22 personnel (two running backs, two tight ends), Breida slithered through heavy traffic off right tackle and picked up 13 yards.

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49ers | Slow day at the office for Matt Breida (Mon Sep 9, 03:29 AM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida carried 15 times for 37 yards in Week 1 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Schedule

3vs Pittsburgh Steelers
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5vs Cleveland Browns
6@ Los Angeles Rams
7@ Washington Redskins
8vs Carolina Panthers
9@ Arizona Cardinals
10vs Seattle Seahawks
11vs Arizona Cardinals
12vs Green Bay Packers
13@ Baltimore Ravens
14@ New Orleans Saints
15vs Atlanta Falcons
16vs Los Angeles Rams
17@ Seattle Seahawks