The San Francisco 49ers host the Cleveland Browns for Week 5 Monday Night Football, and the status of running back Tevin Coleman could come down to pre-game warmups. Coleman got in a third straight day of limited work on Saturday and is listed as questionable on the final injury report.
Coleman suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 1, and has been sidelined since. The 49ers had a bye last week, and this week marked his first return to practice since the injury. Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert have handled the bulk of the work in his absence, with Jeff Wilson serving as a goal line back.
Fantasy football analysis, San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman
Coleman seems a decent bet to play, so you should be fine making a decision before Monday. However, the big question is what kind of role he will have and what it will mean for the other backs in the 49ers backfield. Breida and Mostert have put together fantastic work, while Wilson has emerged as a touchdown vulture during Coleman’s absence.
If Coleman plays, Wilson is likely going to be either a healthy scratch or reduced to special teams work. Coleman likely returns to the lead back role, but he and Breida seem primed for a split in work. Mostert is tough to figure out. He had nine carries in the season opener, and has seen his role grow in Coleman’s absence. He’s not a fantasy football option for now with a healthy Coleman, but we have to wait and see what kind of role he actually has in this backfield.