RB Raheem Mostert - San Francisco 49ers

5-10, 195Born: 4-9-1992College: PurdueDrafted: ---

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 2): Mostert looked like the best 49ers back by a clear margin vs. the Ravens. Whether the team will continue to treat him like a lead back again is unknown, but he's worth emptying your wallet if waivers are open during your playoffs.

General News (Wed Dec 4): played 42 offensive snaps against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Dec. 1. RB Tevin Coleman played just 10 and RB Jeff Wilson Jr. played five.

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

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
10 vs SEA 19 6 28 0 1 1.0 7 0 0 3.5
11 vs ARI 38 6 13 0 3 2.0 14 0 0 2.7
12 vs GB 14 6 45 1 3 1.0 22 0 0 12.7
13 at BAL 42 19 146 1 2 2.0 8 0 0 21.4
14 at NO PROJ-Dodds * 9 * * 1.7 * * * *
14 at NO PROJ-Tremblay * 10 * * 1.9 * * * *
14 at NO PROJ-Bloom * 11 * * 2.0 * * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 13 vs BAL (19 / 146 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)

Mostert had four carries that went for 15 or more yards, accounting for 93 of his 146 total rushing yards. Rather than detailing anything specific about these four runs, it's more important to simply note that they involved the kinds of skills you also see from Matt Breida (i.e., seeing the cutback lanes on zone running plays; breaking tackles to maximize yardage after contact), but that you rarely see from Tevin Coleman.

2019 Week 12 vs GB (6 / 45 / 1 rush, 3 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)

Mostert once again played the role of Matt Breida in San Francisco's offense. Over two-thirds of his yardage -- and his touchdown -- came on two plays during the same fourth quarter drive that put the 49ers up 37-8. The first gained 22 yards on 3rd-and-4 at midfield, with Mostert beating linebacker Blake Martinez one-on-one out of the backfield and catching a short pass across the middle with wide open room to run. On his touchdown to close the drive, although it was also impeccably blocked, Mostert broke three separte arm tackles over the course of its 15 yards.

2019 Week 11 vs ARI (6 / 13 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Unfortunately, Mostert's passing-down role in place of Matt Breida, although placing him on the field more because of the 49ers being down most of the game, didn't result in touching the ball more because Jimmy Garoppolo was throwing downfield with reckless abandon.

2019 Week 3 vs PIT (12 / 79 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Mostert mostly played on third downs and when San Francisco went to 11 personnel (i.e., one running back, three wide receivers, one tight end). Other than a well-blocked 19-yard run midway through the fourth quarter, his performance was lackluster at best, losing a fumble inside the red zone and nearly losing another -- on a dropped pitch, no less -- on the 49ers' first drive.

2019 Week 2 vs CIN (13 / 83 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 68 / 1 rec)

Mostert actually out-snapped starter Matt Breida against Cincinnati. On his receiving touchdown, which came on a deceptive, one-lineman screen pass, Mostert scored because he had three blockers against three defenders in front of him, and linebacker Preston Brown, who actually went mostly unblocked, gave a lackluster effort in his tackle attempt. Similarly, Mostert's 20-yard run in the third quarter resulted from a wide-open running lane off right tackle, as well as a feeble tackle attempt by cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick. He even ran untouched for a 29-yard score that was nullified by penalty.

2019 Week 1 vs TB (9 / 40 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

Mostert entered midway through the second quarter in place of an injured Tevin Coleman and immediately scored a touchdown...that was nullified by penalty. The running lane outside was so wide open that Mostert probably would have scored anyway, but Richie James couldn't help himself from grabbing a fistful of jersey. Late in the fourth quarter, Mostert provided a run that went a long way towards putting the game away. Running out of the I, Mostert took the handoff and ran off left tackle. About 10 yards downfield, he lowered his shoulder and ran over safety Darian Stewart before finally being tackled 8 yards later. To add insult to potential injury, Stewart was flagged for initiating with his helmet, so the play actually netted San Francisco 33 yards and a first down at the Tampa Bay 31-yard line.

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Latest News

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 | Raheem Mostert gobbles up 146 yards, TD (Sun Dec 1, 09:46 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert posted career highs with 19 carries and 146 rushing yards in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens while finding the end zone once. He has scored touchdowns in consecutive games for the first time in his career, and his rushing yards were the most in a 49ers game since Carlos Hyde ran for 193 yards in 2016.

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49ers | Raheem Mostert hits pay dirt (Mon Nov 25, 02:24 AM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert carried six times for 45 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. He added one catch on three targets for 22 more yards.

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49ers | Raheem Mostert on track to play (Fri Nov 22, 07:43 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 22, and is not on the injury report for Week 12.

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49ers | San Francisco's Week 12 injury report (Fri Nov 22, 05:52 PM) - San Francisco 49ers OT Joe Staley (finger) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. RB Matt Breida (ankle), DL Dee Ford (quad, hamstring) and PK Robbie Gould (quad) also did not practice all week and are listed as doubtful. TE George Kittle (knee, ankle), WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) and WR Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) were limited in practice for a straight day Friday, Nov. 22, and are listed as questionable. LB Azeez Al-Shaair (concussion) practiced in full all week, while RB Raheem Mostert (knee) and DL D.J. Jones (groin) practiced fully for a second straight day Friday; all three players no longer appear on the injury report.

Our View: Sanders, Samuel, and Kittle are all game-time calls, but seen by at least one beat writer as likely to play. Kittle is a must-play if active, and Sanders and Samuel have some upside as WR3/Flex options because of the matchup. You can carry a hedge from San Francisco, Green Bay, Baltimore or the Rams if you are planning on playing any of them.
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