Friday PM update: Raheem Mostert has been ruled OUT for Week 7.
Thursday PM update: Mostert did not practice on Thursday and is still likely bound for IR at some point. Jeffery Wilson returned in limited fashion. If he is able to go on Sunday, he would likely get some red zone work and impact the values of both Jerick McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty.
The San Francisco 49ers returned to practice on Wednesday, and running back Raheem Mostert was sidelined with an ankle injury. Mostert suffered a high ankle sprain last week, and there is a good chance the team will place him on injured reserve until he is ready to come back later this season.
Fantasy managers can plan on benching Mostert for the time being, but don’t release him from your roster. The NFL changed IR rules for this season so teams can put as many players on IR as they need to and can remove them before the end of the season. Mostert will likely be a key contributor come fantasy playoffs.
In the meantime, Jerick McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty are the names to watch in the 49ers backfield. McKinnon is the pass catcher, but Hasty emerged as the primary ball carrier last week after Mostert left the game. Kyle Shanahan has shown what he can do with running backs, so it’s not a simple task projecting which of McKinnon or Hasty will be the go-to guy. My gut says Hasty becomes the standard league option and McKinnon becomes the PPR league option, but that’s still some measure of guess-work.