Jeff Wilson should be a lock to make the 49ers final roster, but not see the kind of touches to make him a Fantasy stud. Last year he scored four times on 27 carries, which is pretty impressive. If he were to keep up that pace over 200 touches, he'd have 29 rushing touchdowns. That would be a record! The more likely outcome is for Wilson to contribute sparingly in 2020, making him a non-factor for Fantasy. Do not plan on beginning the season with him on your roster.
Wilson signed his exclusive-rights free agent tender Monday. Wilson is set to earn $750,000 in 2020 before becoming a restricted free agent next offseason. Though he reached the end zone five times in 2019, Wilson averaged just 3.9 yards per carry and saw his role on offense dwindle down the stretch last season. From Week 14 onward, Wilson's only touch came in the Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs, when he recorded a 20-yard reception.
San Francisco tendered Wilson to a one-year contract Thursday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports. Wilson was effective when called upon in a crowed 49ers backfield last season, producing 27 carries for 105 yards and four touchdowns while adding three receptions for 34 yards and another score in 10 games. Wilson faces a tough path for carries next season, especially considering there's three running backs ahead of him on the depth chart under contract.
Wilson had 27 carries for 105 yards and four touchdowns, adding three receptions for 34 yards and another score in 10 games this season. Wilson began the year on the 49ers' practice squad for the second season in a row, and he was quickly promoted to the main roster in Week 2 after Tevin Coleman suffered a multi-week injury. The 24-year-old was effective early on as a goal-line back, scoring all four of his touchdowns in the first two games following his promotion. Wilson saw his role reduced significantly as the backfield returned to full strength, and he should find himself in a similar situation to begin the 2020 season with all three of the backs ahead of him on the depth chart under contract.
Wilson (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's matchup with the Vikings. Wilson has been receiving healthy scratches since Week 14. It is no surprise he has again, as Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida are all healthy and available in the backfield.
Wilson suited up for 10 games and finished with 27 carries for 105 yards and four touchdowns, adding three receptions for 34 yards and another score during the regular season. Wilson was signed off the practice squad for the second year in a row to fill in for injured backs, this time serving as a goal-line option early on. Improved backfield depth in 2019 led to less touches for the 23-year-old (78 to 30) despite appearing in four more contests. Wilson showed enough when he was called upon to be a solid backup in the NFL, so it wouldn't be surprising to see San Francisco offer him a minimum contract to keep the extended-rights free agent around for training camp in 2020.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||@New York Jets||9||14.50|
|3||09/27||@New York Giants||17||17.75|
|6||10/19||Los Angeles Rams||18||18.00|
|7||10/25||@New England Patriots||2||11.94|
|9||11/06||Green Bay Packers||26||21.22|
|10||11/15||@New Orleans Saints||5||13.24|
|12||11/29||@Los Angeles Rams||18||18.00|
|3 Year Avg||46||186||2||8||66||0||34|