Most NFL players are dealing with some kinds of aches and pains by the time December rolls around, so it is not surprising when a player who has dealt with a specific injury is not 100 percent. Raheem Mostert has had a rough season, missing two weeks with an MCL sprain early in the season and then another four weeks with a high ankle sprain. On Thursday, he told the 49ers media it won’t be 100 percent the rest of the season and it remains as a “nagging feeling,” per Chris Biderman.
The 49ers have all of their running backs available on the depth chart for the first time in a while. Mostert led the team with 9 carries in Week 13 against the Bills and finished with 42 yards, but Jeff Wilson was the more productive back, finishing with 47 yards on 7 carries. The 49ers trailed much of the game, which made it a difficult one for running backs when it comes to the game script.
The previous week against the Rams, Mostert had 16 carries and Wilson had 12 carries in a win. The 49ers face a Washington Football Team defense that ranks third in fantasy points allowed to running backs. It’s safe to assume Wilson will continue getting a decent share of the workload. Mostert still has a decent ceiling, but it comes down a bit with Wilson getting more work.