Breida (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Saturday. The 49ers declared Breida out for the season finale early in the week, so this move is just to add some healthy bodies for Sunday. The 23-year-old was injured throughout much of the season and will leave Jeff Wilson and Alfred Morris to handle backfield duties Week 17.
Breida (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at the Rams, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports. Breida has expended enough stress on his lingering ankle injury for the 49ers to shut down their starting running back for the final contest of the season. Despite missing two full games and parts of others, he'll finish his second campaign with 153 carries for 854 yards (5.3 YPC) and three touchdowns to go with 27 receptions (on 31 targets) for 261 yards and two TDs. While Jeff Wilson and potentially Alfred Morris will populate the backfield Week 17, some combination of Breida and Jerick McKinnon (torn ACL) are slated to be the 49ers' top running back options in 2019.
Brieda (ankle) won't return to Sunday's game versus the Bears. Such has been Brieda's fate on other occasions this season, but this one comes in the midst of fantasy championship pursuits. He'll leave Week 16 with four carries for 20 yards and one reception (on one target) for six yards. Jeff Wilson will man the 49ers backfield for the rest of this contest and perhaps in the season finale if Breida's aggravation is serious enough.
Breida (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bears. Injured to start the second quarter, Breida was able to walk off the field under his own power before making a visit to the blue sideline tent, and eventually, the locker room. The culprit was again his ankle, which has forced one absence and numerous other in-game departures this season. Expect Jeff Wilson to carry the load in the event Breida doesn't reenter the contest.
Breida aggravated his ankle injury toward the end of Sunday's 26-23 overtime win over the Seahawks, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Breida played until the final few snaps of the game, finishing with 17 carries for 50 yards and five catches for 46 yards (on five targets). The 49ers held him out for a week the last time he aggravated his lingering ankle injury, allowing Jeff Wilson to pile up 23 carries for 90 yards in a 20-14 win over the Broncos in Week 14. While a cautious approach would make sense with the 49ers sitting at 4-10, the team has consistently been aggressive in allowing Breida to play through injuries all season. Wilson would be primed for heavy usage if Breida ends up missing a Week 16 home game against the Bears.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||105||465||2||21||180||1||82|