Matt Breida Fantasy Football News 2018

49ers RB Matt Breida hurt his ankle on his 1st carry of Sunday's game against the Rams. He's officially questionable to return -- although trainers were taping up that ankle on the sidelines. We'll update Breida's status as we learn more.

UPDATE: Breida returned late in the 1st quarter.

6:10pm EDT 10/15/18

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 HC Kyle Shanahan labeled RB Matt Breida "doubtful" for Monday night's game against the Packers. Breida has reportedly avoided a high-ankle sprain, but Shanahan still called the injury "serious." It's possible he misses multiple weeks. We'd still try to hang on to Breida in fantasy leagues. He's currently sitting 17th among RBs in PPR points and 16th in non-PPR.

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 RB Matt Breida was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a left leg injury. We'll pass along an update on his status when we get one. Breida's absence leaves Alfred Morris as San Francisco's lead back, with Raheem Mostert as the #2.

UPDATE: Breida is officially questionable to return with an ankle injury.

3:10pm EDT 10/7/18

49ers RB Matt Breida (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Cardinals. He was limited in practice all week, but we’ve heard nothing to believe the shoulder will be a major problem. Breida is fine to get into fantasy lineups.

The 49ers expect RB Matt Breida (shoulder) to play Sunday against the Cardinals, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Breida's officially questionable, so we'll confirm his status tomorrow afternoon. But expect to have him available if he's in your fantasy plans.

49ers RB Matt Breida (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals after a limited week of practice. This is a new injury for Breida, who was previously dealing with a knee. But there’s been nothing to suggest he’s in danger of missing this weekend’s game.

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 Matt Breida (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Chargers. He was limited in Wednesday’s practice, a full-go Thursday but limited again on Friday. It’s unclear if he suffered a setback or if the ‘Niners are just playing it safe. We’ll look for an update on Breida Sunday morning. His game doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET.

49ers RB Matt Breida (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. He appeared to hyperextend his knee in last week's loss to the Chiefs but was able to return to that game. He should be available for this Sunday's game against the Chargers.

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 went down with a non-contact, right leg injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Chiefs. He limped off the field with the help of trainers. We'll update Breida's status when we learn more.

UPDATE: Breida returned for the 2nd half.

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.


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