RB Raheem Mostert - San Francisco 49ers

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

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News you need to know

General News (Fri Jan 17): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.

General News (Thu Jan 16): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Jan 15): practiced fully on Tuesday.

Week 20: vs Green Bay Packers

All RB vs GB

FBG says: Good matchup. The San Francisco 49ers' rushing attack is one of the league's best units. In a pass-first league, their focus on the run game is a unique differentiator for this offense, whose personnel perfectly aligns with their offensive tendencies. While the offensive line grades as a barely-above-average unit overall, George Kittle and Kyle Juzsczyk, two elite run-blockers at tight end and fullback, respectively, help create massive rushing lanes for the numerous running backs that see regular action in this backfield. Down the stretch of the regular season, Raheem Mostert saw the majority of the work in the backfield, playing over 50-percent of snaps in every regular-season game since Week 12. However, this changed in last week's game, as he took a backseat to Tevin Coleman. Mostert still carried the ball 12 times on the day, but his 34-percent snap-share and overall involvement in the offense were bested by Coleman's numbers. Coleman played 46-percent of San Francisco's offensive snaps, his highest total since Week 12, and he carried the ball 22 times for 105 yards and 2 scores, with the carry and yardage totals matching his season-highs. Coleman was a marquee free agent signing for the 49ers, and his decreased workload ahead of the playoffs may have been an effort to preserve his health for the most important games on the team's schedule. Expect Coleman to lead the way in the team's backfield once again this weekend against Green Bay. Green Bay's run defense overall grades as a slightly-below-average unit, facing medial volume but allowing the 10th-most rushing yardage, 13th-highest number of rushing touchdowns, and 9th-most yards per carry of any team in the NFL. On the year, the Packers only allowed 3 100-yard rushers, but their inability to keep opposing running backs out of the end zone hurt the unit, as they allowed the 8th-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. In the trenches, Za'Darius Smith and Kenny Clark both excel at filling rushing lanes; however, both players have been plagued by missed tackles this season, preventing their full impact from being felt. At linebacker, Blake Martinez is one of the league-leaders in tackles. However, his high tackle count is a product of simply being a sure tackler that cleans up the mess after the defensive-front frequently whiffs on finishing plays. Martinez struggles to quickly identify plays and stuff them in their tracks, as only 5 out of his 155 total tackles have come behind the line of scrimmage. In the secondary, the primary run-supported is Adrian Amos. Amos was brought in this offseason to fill the void left by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and he has surpassed all expectations as an elite pass and run defender. Overall, Green Bay's defense will likely struggle to contain San Francisco's elite and sophisticated rushing attack this weekend. Expect 49ers' head coach and play-caller Kyle Shanahan to take full advantage of the Packers' relative weakness against the run in a soft matchup for his top-flight ground game.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
16 vs LAR 31 11 53 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 11.3
17 at SEA 27 10 57 2 2 1.0 16 0 0 19.3
19 vs MIN 24 12 58 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 5.8
20 vs GB PROJ-Dodds * 11 * * 1.4 * * * *
20 vs GB PROJ-Tremblay * 11 * * 1.6 * * * *
20 vs GB PROJ-Bloom * 13 * * 1.0 * * * *

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 19 vs MIN (12 / 58 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Mostert came in on the second drive after a calf cramp was holding him back and ran with great intensity, usually getting multiple yards after first contact. He ripped off a couple of first downs as soon as he got the ball and usually posted good gains on his runs. He also recovered a fumbled punt on special teams, but left in the fourth quarter with a calf cramp and needed an IV. He should be closer to full strength for the NFC Championship game.

2019 Week 17 vs SEA (10 / 57 / 2 rush, 2 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)

With Matt Breida either nursing an injury that never goes away or being in Kyle Shanahan's doghouse, Tevin Coleman is Mostert's only real competition for snaps at the moment. And his four gains of 10 yards or more were perfect microcosms of why he's been on the field three times more often than Coleman over the past month. All four required the vision and elusiveness that Coleman hasn't demonstrated all year. No doubt all four were blocked immaculately and produced an initial lane. However, whereas Coleman would have went down at the second level of the defense because he didn't see a cutback or can't break a tackle, Mostert made several cutbacks and made several tacklers miss before reaching his final destination.

2019 Week 16 vs LAR (11 / 53 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Mostert didn't start, but he played most of the running back snaps. In fact, he appears to have completely overtaken Matt Breida on the depth chart, as Breida, though active against the Rams, only played on special teams. Having said all that, Mostert's only carry of note all game was his 16-yard touchdown run just before halftime. As is often the case with the 49ers run game, Mostert went untouched thanks to a perfectly executed run-blocking play design.

2019 Week 15 vs ATL (14 / 54 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Once again, Mostert played a higher snap share than Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida, and as also outperformed them in fantasy. Against Atlanta, however, the forward progress was more plodding and the plays were less explosive than in recent weeks. To wit, he didn't have a single touch gain double-digit yardage and actually had one carry go for minus-6 yards. Also unlike recent weeks, Mostert was virtually non-existent down the stretch, producing only 29 total yards in the second half.

2019 Week 14 vs NO (10 / 69 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 40 / 1 rec)

Whether because the 49ers were in their 4-minute offense for most of the game or because Matt Breida still isn't full healthy, or because he's simply earned it, or all three, Mostert surprisingly played more snaps than Breida and Tevin Coleman combined. And has been the case in recent weeks, he delivered a slew of timely big plays. To wit, 6 of his 10 carries went for 5 yards or more, and one of his two catches went gained 35 yards. There were two pairs of back-to-back plays wherein Mostert's exploits led directly to touchdowns. Midway through the second quarter, with New Orleans having just gone ahead 27-14, Mostert took an outside zone handoff mostly untouched for 19 yards. On the ensuing first down, Kyle Shanahan dialed up the same exact play, except this time with a fake handoff to Mostert and a pitch to Emmanuel Sanders instead. Sanders then threw it Mostert on his wheel route for a 35-yard touchdown. In the fourth quarter, Mostert converted a 3rd-and-1 thanks to an option pitch from Kyle Juszczyk (of all people), and then ran in a touchdown from 10 yards out on the next play.

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 excelling for Niners (Sat Jan 18, 01:08 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert is the only player since special-teams tackles were first tracked in 2001 to lead his team in rushing yards and special-teams tackles in the same season.

Our View: Mostert is a good back with an all-purpose skill set. The 49ers use a RBBC featuring guys like Mostert and Tevin Coleman. It's one of the big reasons why they've made it to the NFC Championship Game.
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49ers | Raheem Mostert not on injury report (Fri Jan 17, 05:53 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (calf) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 17, and is not on the injury report for the NFC Championship game.

Our View: Mostert is over the illness that limited his workload last week and the calf cramp that sidelined him in the fourth quarter last week is a nonfactor this week. He's probably the best 49ers running back play for DFS this weekend.
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49ers | Raheem Mostert puts in another full practice (Thu Jan 16, 05:07 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (calf) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Jan. 16.

Our View: Mostert is good to go for Sunday's game against the Packers. He will be part of the rotation in the backfield as per usual for the 49ers.
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49ers | Raheem Mostert takes part in practice (Wed Jan 15, 06:56 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (calf) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Our View: Mostert will be good to go for the NFC Championship Game against the Packers. The 49ers will continue to use a multi-faceted backfield, including Mostert.
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49ers | San Francisco on to NFC Championship game (Sat Jan 11, 07:36 PM) - San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo went 11-for-19 for 131 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Minnesota Vikings in the Divisional Round playoff game. RB Tevin Coleman rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. RB Raheem Mostert rushed for 58 yards on 12 carries, while RB Matt Breida rushed for 17 yards on eight carries. WR Deebo Samuel caught three passes for 42 yards on six targets. WR Kendrick Bourne caught three passes for 40 yards and one touchdown on five targets. WR Emmanuel Sanders caught two passes for 33 yards on two targets, while TE George Kittle caught three passes for 16 yards on five targets.

Our View: The 49ers are going to be at home for the NFC Championship Game as the No.1 seed in the conference. Their defense is playing at a high level and their offense can beat you up with the ground game. We'll see if the Packers or the Seahawks are the team traveling to play the 49ers next Sunday.
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