The Cowboys have released RB Alfred Morris to make room on the roster for Ezekiel Elliott. Sorry if you owned Morris ... but you probably shouldn't have anyway.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Cowboys have agreed to terms with RB Alfred Morris. The veteran spent 2016-17 in Dallas before a year with the 49ers. He had also reportedly talked with the Saints this week. Morris could just turn out to be a camp body for the Cowboys, who are missing starter Ezekiel Elliott during a contract holdout. We're certainly not factoring Morris into fantasy football drafts yet. The Morris signing, though, could also signal a lack of handcuff value for rookie RB Mike Weber.
49ers RB Jeff Wilson suffered a shoulder injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Rams and is questionable to return. He was filling in for RB Matt Breida today. Wilson's absence leaves Alfred Morris as San Francisco's lead back.
49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Cardinals. He only got in a limited practice on Friday. The banged-up Breida could certainly use a week off, but it’s unclear if he’ll get it. If Breida does sit, Raheem Mostert would be the best fantasy bet in San Francisco’s backfield.
49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) is surprisingly active for tonight’s game against the Packers. He only got in a limited practice on Saturday, so don’t expect him to be at 100%. Breida might boast more upside than teammate Alfred Morris, but Morris is the safer fantasy play tonight.
Niners RB Matt Breida (shoulder, ankle) is questionable for Monday night's game against the Packers. He put in a limited practice Saturday but doesn't sound like a sure bet to play in the game. We'd recommend going a different direction with your fantasy football lineup in Week 6. Breida's status should make Alfred Morris a good bet for touch volume.
49ers insider Matt Maiocco hears that RB Matt Breida has been diagnosed with a "mid- to high-ankle sprain." Maiocco adds that Breida "may not play" in Week 6. We'd consider him doubtful for that one and no lock to return for Week 7. Alfred Morris will serve as San Francisco's lead back for however long Breida is out.
X-rays on 49ers RB Matt Breida's injured ankle came back negative, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That rules out a broken bone. But Breida is still dealing with a sprain and "may miss time," Rapoport adds. We'll look for more details on the prognosis. If Breida isn't ready for Week 6, Alfred Morris will be left as San Francisco's lead back.
49ers RBs Matt Breida (knee) and Alfred Morris (knee) are both active for today’s game against the Chargers. They’ll share the backfield again, but pass-catcher Breida is the better fantasy play with the 'Niners likely to be playing from behind.
49ers RBs Matt Breida (knee) and Alfred Morris (knee) are both expected to play against the Chargers today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. These guys have been sharing the backfield, with Morris carrying 40 times and seeing 2 targets and Breida tallying 32 carries and 9 targets. Breida is the better Week 4 fantasy play with San Francisco likely to be playing from behind in this one.
49ers RB Alfred Morris (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Chargers. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and limited again on Friday. We'll look for updates on his status, but Niners-Chargers doesn't start until 4:25 pm ET on Sunday.
An MRI on 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo's left knee revealed a torn ACL. His 2018 campaign is over. If this is a clean ACL tear with no other ligament damage, Garoppolo has a good chance to be ready for the start of the 2019 season a little over 11 months from now. QB C.J. Beathard takes over for the rest of this year. He completed 55.3% of his passes and averaged 6.3 yards per attempt in 5 starts late last season. The 'Niners averaged just 14.8 points in those games. Garoppolo's absence will be felt by everyone in this offense.
49ers RB Matt Breida (shoulder) put in a full week of practice and isn’t on the final injury report. He’ll work in tandem with Alfred Morris in San Francisco’s backfield. With a tough matchup against the Vikings on tap, this is a wait-and-see situation for fantasy owners.
49ers RB Alfred Morris admits that he's still learning the playbook. He has experience with HC Kyle Shanahan, but the offense has changed since their time together in Washington. Morris signed with the 'Niners just 3 weeks ago. “It’s not second nature yet, and that bothers me,” Morris said. “When you think, you’re not playing as fast. Right now, I’m still learning and getting that confidence. But, I think I’ll get to a place where I can carry a heavy load.” We're expecting Morris and Matt Breida to share backfield duties in Week 1 vs. Minnesota. Morris looks like the better non-PPR play, with Breida the better bet in PPR.
The 49ers' fears have been realized. RB Jerick McKinnon suffered an ACL tear in Saturday's practice and will miss the season. That leaves his expected touches available for Matt Breida and Alfred Morris. The team this week released RBs Joe Williams and Jeremy McNichols. We'd bet on San Francisco adding to the backfield, but Breida and Morris carry much more value in fantasy football drafts over the coming week.
ESPN reports that 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon suffered a knee injury on the final play of Saturday's practice that the team fears may be serious. We'll be watching for further updates, but hold off on drafting McKinnon at all for now. Matt Breida and Alfred Morris, meanwhile, gain intrigue in the middle to late rounds of current fantasy football drafts.
The 49ers have released RB Joe Williams. HC Kyle Shanahan "banging the table" for Williams was 1 of the big fantasy storylines of last year's draft. He ends up recording 0 carries for San Francisco. Williams suffered a rib fracture and hip bruise in the 2nd preseason game but is healthy now, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. We'll see where Williams lands, but his dynasty value is fading fast. Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida and Alfred Morris will open the season as the 49ers' top 3 RBs.
The 49ers' backfield took another hit over the weekend. RB Joe Williams suffered a rib fracture and a "deep" hip bruise in Saturday's game against the Texans, according to NBC Sports Bay Area. He's expected to miss "at least the opening of the regular season." Williams faced opportunity in the wake of injuries to Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida. His injuries now give way to Alfred Morris, Jeremy McNichols and Raheem Mostert. We'll see if Williams can make his way to 2018 relevance.
The 49ers have signed RB Alfred Morris. He'll provide some insurance after recent injuries to RBs Jerick McKinnon (calf) and Matt Breida (shoulder). Morris has experience in HC Kyle Shanahan's offense after spending his first 2 NFL seasons in it with the Redskins.
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