RB Raheem Mostert - San Francisco 49ers
|5-10, 195||Born: 4-9-1992||College: Purdue||Drafted: ---|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 18): Mostert was only marginally more effective than Tevin Coleman as a runner and Matt Breida is due back soon. His window of relevance is closing again.
General News (Thu Nov 21): practiced fully on Thursday.
Week 12: vs Green Bay Packers - $3700
FBG says: Great matchup. Through the first 10 games of the 2019 season, the San Francisco 49ers' rushing attack is one of the league's highest-volume ground games; however, they rank just 17th in the league with 4.3 yards per carry. The 49ers' uber-efficient and oft-injured running back, Matt Breida, has picked up another ankle injury that will likely keep him out of action once again this weekend, leaving Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert to shoulder the load in the team's backfield. Head coach Kyle Shannahan has shown an affinity for a running-back-by-committee approach since taking over in San Francisco, and this continued last week when Coleman and Mostert split reps almost perfectly, with 38 snaps each. Tevin Coleman will likely absorb a greater portion of the team's rushing attempts while Breida is sidelined. Still, with less than 4.0 yards per carry this season, the additional carries may not foster much additional production for Coleman. San Francisco's high-volume rushing attack has been driven by a soft schedule and countless favorable game scripts to open the season, and a tough matchup against the Green Bay Packers may not fit the bill here the way their first eight games of the 2019 season did. Green Bay's run defense has been tested early and often through the first 10 games of the 2019 season, and they have struggled in this regard by all accounts. The Packers have allowed 4.8 yards per carry thus far, the 6th-worst mark in the league, and they have allowed the 3rd-most fantasy points per game (using the PPR scoring format) to opposing running backs. They have allowed opposing number-one backs to run for 80+ yards and at least 1 touchdown 5 times this season, even against a relatively soft schedule of opposing rushing attacks. The Packers' defense is built to put pressure on the opposing quarterback, not stop the run, and this defensive focus rears its ugly head in their run-stopping numbers. Green Bay's front-seven on defense lacks a playmaker against the run, and their poor tackling has exacerbated the defense's struggles on the ground. Expect the San Francisco 49ers' high-volume rushing attack to put Green Bay's run defense to the test early and often on Sunday night. Although there may not be one lead back to corner the production in San Francisco's backfield, the committee of players toting the rock could be in store for another massive day on the ground, in total.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Raheem Mostert's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 11 vs ARI (6 / 13 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec - 4.7 points, $3400)
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 - 6.9 points, $4700)
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 - 24.1 points, $3800)
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 - 5 points, $3700)
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.
Latest News49ers | Thursday injuries from San Francisco (Thu Nov 21, 06:25 PM) - San Francisco DE Dee Ford (quad, hamstring), PK Robbie Gould (quad) and OT Joe Staley (finger) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 21. LB Azeez Al-Shaair (concussion), DT D.J. Jones (groin) and Raheem Mostert (knee) practiced in full. link to story 49ers | Raheem Mostert limited (Wed Nov 20, 08:29 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. link to story 49ers | Raheem Mostert will be in uniform (Sun Nov 17, 03:14 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (knee) is officially active for the team's Week 11 game. link to story 49ers | Raheem Mostert listed as questionable (Fri Nov 15, 05:52 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is listed as questionable for Week 11. Our View: Mostert will be the first back off of the bench if he is able to go on Sunday, although he is unlikely to get goal line carries if past usage patterns hold.
link to story 49ers | Raheem Mostert listed as limited (Thu Nov 14, 07:45 PM) - San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 14. link to story More News
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