RB Jeff Wilson - San Francisco 49ers
|6-0, 194||Born: 11-16-1995||College: North Texas||Drafted: ---|
Week 21: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Jeff Wilson's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 17 vs LAR (3 / 9 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Wilson was poised to get a full workload with Matt Breida having finally succumbed once and for all to his perpetually reaggravated ankle injury. Apparently, in addition to Breida's starting role, Wilson inherited Breida's "Injured on the play. His return is questionable." line in the official play-by-play, as he hurt his shoulder less than five minutes into the game and did not return.
2018 Week 16 vs CHI (11 / 27 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Despite getting all the work after Matt Breida left the game, Wilson didn't have a single gain of double-digit yardage. And in fact, only 2 of his 13 touches went for more than 5 yards. Most of this was due to the proverbial lack of running room, especially on outside runs, but Wilson deserves credit for running hard through contact. The best example of this came on his longest run (8 yards), when he lowered his shoulder and completely ran over linebacker Roquan Smith at the point of attack.
2018 Week 14 vs DEN (23 / 90 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Only 1 of Wilson's 23 carries gained double-digit yardage, so his 90-yard total required a constant struggle. The problem was two-fold. First, San Francisco's toss sweeps and outside zones couldn't outflank Denver's talent and speed at outside linebacker (i.e., Von Miller and Bradley Chubb). Second, when the 49ers aborted that mission and attempted to attack up the middle, their interior lineman failed over and over again to create a push off the line of scrimmage. This showed up in Wilson's advanced stats, as Pro Football Focus indicates that he encountered contact an average of only 1.78 yards downfield. In short, there simply wasn't much running room for Wilson, and so he did well to end up with as many yards as he did.
2018 Week 13 vs SEA (15 / 61 / 0 rush, 9 / 8 / 73 / 0 rec)
Wilson got the bulk of the running back work due to the never-ending story that is Matt Breida's on-again, off-again ankle injury. He had an impressive three-play sequence on San Francisco's first drive of the second quarter. Play 1: He cut back behind the line of scrimmage to avoid quick penetration, then burst through the open hole off left tackle, and then went low to absolutely obliterate safety Tedric Thompson to finish off an 11-yard gain. Play 2: He weaved his way through considerable traffic to manage 3 yards on an outsize zone run. Play 3: He leaked out for a screen pass, accelerated through the lane created by his blockers, and ran through an arm tackle for a total of 24 yards. Other than that, his performance wasn't anything special. For instance, later in that same drive, Bobby Wagner ripped the ball out of his hands at the Seahawks 5-yard line just as San Francisco was about to reduce their 13-0 deficit. In addition, despite Seattle's defense softening up while ahead for three-plus scores the entire second half, Wilson didn't have a single run of double digit yards.
2018 Week 12 vs TB (7 / 33 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Wilson got such an inordinate amount of playing time because a) Alfred Morris was inactive, and b) the 49ers put Matt Breida in bubble wrap once they were down 27-9 midway through the fourth quarter. That said, Wilson did see 16 snaps prior to said bubble-wrapping, with the "highlight" being a 9-yard touchdown run that ended up not being a touchdown at all, as the ball was a half-yard short of the goal line when his knee hit the ground.