UPDATE: Matt Breida is INACTIVE.
The San Francisco 49ers are likely to be without running back Matt Breida in Week 12 due to an ankle injury. He is listed as doubtful, and while he technically might play, a doubtful player rarely ends up suiting up.
In his absence, the 49ers backfield vs. the Green Bay Packers will include Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert, and Jeff Wilson. Coleman remains the starter, and Mostert fills in for the Breida role. Mostert has a lower ceiling than Breida, but with George Kittle expected to return this week from his knee injury, the ground game could get a boost in blocking.
Kyle Shanahan mixes and matches his running backs, and last week Jeff Wilson ended up as the highest scoring running back, with fullback Kyle Juszczyk getting the edge in half and full PPR leagues. Wilson scored the game-winning touchdown on a 25-yard reception in his only significant play of the day.
The 49ers face an awful Packers run defense this week, which boosts the value of all the running backs. Wilson has emerged as primarily a short yardage/goal line back. If the 49ers get the ground game going, Wilson suddenly has a lot more upside. He’s not a guy you start in fantasy, but if you have Tevin Coleman or Raheem Mostert going tonight, don’t be shocked if he snatches a touchdown or two from either of them.
Coleman is a strong RB start on Sunday Night Football, while Mostert is a flex start in deeper leagues. Don’t start Jeff Wilson, but be wary of the touchdown vulture.