The San Francisco 49ers will likely make use of three running backs during their game against the Green Bay Packers in Sunday’s NFC title game. San Francisco’s rushing attack has been by committee this season, and who the feature back will be this weekend is up in the air.
Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert, and Matt Breida will all share the workload for the 49ers. Breida got off to strong start in the beginning of the year, but Mostert took over toward the end of the regular season. Then Coleman emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the Divisional Round. Picking the right back to make or break your DFC success this weekend.
Fantasy football analysis: 49ers RBs Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert, and Matt Breida
Coleman exploded for 25.5 DKFP when he rushed for 105 yards and two scores on 22 carries against the Minnesota Vikings last week. It was the second time he’s passed the century mark this year, and he appears to be the frontrunner to be San Francisco’s RB1 on Sunday.
Mostert had scored at least one touchdown in every game from Weeks 12 through 17. But that streak was brought to a halt in the Divisional Round. He still received 12 carries in the contest though. If Coleman can’t get going early, he should be the first to benefit.
Then there’s Breida, who hasn’t scored since he rushed for 114 yards and a score and caught a touchdown pass against the Cleveland Browns in Week 5. He hasn’t tallied more than eight carries since Week 10 but has the speed to make big plays when given opportunity. He’s at the bottom of the totem pole, but isn’t completely out of the mix.
Coleman should be played in classic ($5,700) or as a flex ($8,800) in Showdown. Mostert is also a decent choice for both of those formats ($4,300, $6,400). Breida hasn’t totaled more than 2.7 DKFP in five contests and isn’t worth a play anywhere.