Matt Breida

Matt Breida

RB - SF
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 190 lbsAge: 24College: Georgia Southern

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #20
Projection 10.2 pts

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Matt Breida rushes for 121 yards versus Cincinnati

Matt Breida rushed 12 times for 121 yards and caught one pass for 11 yards as the 49ers beat the Bengals in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact

Breida saw one less carry than Raheem Mostert, although that was mainly due to Mostert playing in a blowout win. The 49ers are using a running back by committee right now, but Breida is at least the top option. He'll be a low-end RB2 for a Week 3 matchup with the Steelers.

Matt Breida receives 15 carries in Week 1

Matt Breida totaled 37 yards on 15 carries as the 49ers beat the Bucs 31-17 in Week 1.

Fantasy Impact

He failed to catch his only target. Breida briefly left the game with hydration issues but returned to lead the team in carries with Tevin Coleman (ankle) eventually ruled out. It appears Coleman could miss some time, which makes Breida an RB2 moving forward.

Matt Breida listed as starter for Week 1

The backfield in San Francisco has been a somewhat contentious debate all off-season. Just today, the 49ers released their Week 1 depth chart with Matt Breida listed as their starter. Last season, Breida averaged 5.3 yards on 153 rushes while filling in for Jerick McKinnon.

Fantasy Impact

Breida is likely to be involved in a timeshare with an old Kyle Shanahan favorite, Tevin Coleman. Coleman will likely take a couple of carries and fill in as the third-down running back.

Matt Breida finds the end zone on Saturday night

Matt Breida rushed seven times for 44 yards in the 49ers' third preseason game on Saturday versus the Chiefs, adding two catches for 31 yards and a score.

Fantasy Impact

The 24-year-old outplayed Tevin Coleman in this one, and it is looking as if the San Francisco backfield could open the year in an even 50-50 split. Breida is probably going too late in fantasy drafts right now. There could be a lot of opportunity for him to begin the season.

Matt Breida gets two touches versus the Broncos

Matt Breida rushed once four four yards and caught a one-yard pass in the 49ers' second preseason game against the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact

Jimmy Garoppolo struggled in this one so there wasn't a lot for the running backs to do. Breida is expected to spell Tevin Coleman early on in the season.