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What to do with Jerick McKinnon, JaMycal Hasty, Tevin Coleman in Week 8 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlooks for Jerick McKinnon, JaMycal Hasty, and Tevin Coleman ahead of the 49ers Week 8 matchup against the Seahawks.

Which 49ers running back should you start in week 8?

Game day update: ESPN is projecting Tevin Coleman as marginally the lead back in this game, scoring 9.8 points in PPR leagues. ESPN has Jerick McKinnon projected at 8.7 points and JaMycal Hasty projected at 8.5 points. It’s unclear who will get what work and ESPN’s projections reflect that.

Saturday update: The 49ers officially activated Tevin Coleman off injured reserve. It’s not clear what Coleman’s role will be on Sunday vs. the Seahawks.

The San Francisco 49ers travel to face the Seattle Seahawks in a huge NFC West matchup. The 49ers backfield will be missing Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson, but the unit looks to welcome back Tevin Coleman from IR. Coleman, Jerick McKinnon, and JaMycal Hasty will look to get going vs. a lackluster Seahawks defense. Fantasy wise what does that entail?

Fantasy Football analysis: 49ers RBs Jerick McKinnon, JaMycal Hasty, Tevin Coleman

In McKinnon, you have a veteran who should get many more carries this game as both Jeff Wilson and Raheem Mostert are out. While relied upon earlier this season, an injury and some bad touches has seen him fall down the pecking order. He saw little work in Week 7, but look for a bounce-back effort this week. If he gets similar work to earlier in the year, I like his chances against this Hawks defense.

Hasty, the rookie back had a solid outing last week, albeit in garbage time after the 49ers had built up a huge lead. He had nine carries for 57 yards and is quite fast. Pair him as a complementary back and he might vulture a score from McKinnon, but not likely to out carry him or for there to be much garbage time against a solid Seahawks team.

The veteran Coleman has not played since September 20th so I don’t expect much out of him. He is still battling an injury and is questionable for Sunday’s game. He did get in a nice practice workload per local reports, but not enough to merit fantasy value.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start McKinnon, sit Hasty and Coleman.