Hasty is one of three San Francisco running backs active for Sunday's season opener in Detroit, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
The fact that Hasty is dressing for Week 1 is probably less of a surprise than the fact that third-round rookie Trey Sermon is in street clothes, considering that Sermon had been operating as the No. 2 back for most of training camp and the preseason. It's unclear if Sermon's healthy scratch is specific to the 49ers' Week 1 game plan or something that will also carry over to future contests, but regardless, Hasty and sixth-round rookie Elijah Mitchell will be on hand as the reserve options behind Raheem Mostert for the opener. While Mostert is expected to dominate the snaps and touches among the San Francisco backs, Hasty and Mitchell are both expected to see some involvement on offense, especially if the game turns non-competitive in the second half. As an undrafted rookie last season, Hasty appeared in eight games and averaged 3.8 yards per carry and scored a touchdown on 39 totes.