Wilson rushed for 46 yards on seven attempts during Sunday's 26-23 win against the Seahawks. From an undrafted free agent out of North Texas, to sixth-string running back at the start of training camp, Wilson's rookie campaign has reached it's apex as he prepares for what could be his second start of the season in Week 16 after Matt Breida (ankle) aggravated an injury toward the conclusion of Sunday's overtime win against Seattle. A slight-bodied back at 6-foot, 195 pounds, Wilson has been a pleasant surprise in averaging 4.4 yards per carry and 8.7 yards per touch in four appearances this year, but he's yet to get into the end zone, preventing him from attaining the RB2 upside that often comes as a byproduct of being a team's workhorse back (15-plus carries in Weeks 13 and 14). Wilson is a near-lock to hit 15 touches if Breida is in fact unable to suit up when the 49ers face Chicago's No. 2 rush defense in the penultimate week of the regular season (83.2 yards allowed per game).
Wilson rushed 23 times for 90 yards and brought in one of two targets for six yards in the 49ers' 20-14 win over the Broncos on Sunday. He also fumbled once, but it was recovered by the offense. Wilson took advantage of his lead-back role, absorbing all but two of the carries afforded to running backs and consistently moving the chains. The undrafted rookie didn't have anywhere near the level of involvement in the passing game that his prolific eight-reception performance in Week 13 might have foreshadowed, but he appears to be a highly viable alternative to Matt Breida (ankle) if the latter is sidelined once again in Week 15 versus the Seahawks.
Wilson rushed 15 times for 61 yards and caught eight of nine targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 43-16 loss to the Seahawks. Wilson left the game to nurse a foot injury late in the first half but was able to return and put up a monster day while Matt Breida missed time with a recurring ankle injury. Given the huge performance, the rookie may have earned the starting role if the out-of-contention 49ers decide to rest Breida going forward. In that case, the North Texas product could be an intriguing option at home Week 14 against the Broncos.
Wilson (foot) reentered Sunday's game at Seattle, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Although Wilson missed some time in the first half to have his foot examined, the undrafted rookie returned to action during the 49ers' first second-half possession. According to Jennifer Hale of Fox Sports, starting running back Matt Breida has been in and out of the game to have X-rays on his ankle, so the 49ers' hand may have been forced regarding Wilson.
Wilson is questionable to return to Sunday's contest in Seattle due to a foot injury, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports. After a catch and run in the waning minutes of the first half, Wilson limped to the sideline and eventually needed assistance to get to the locker room, per Barrows. According to Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News, Wilson jogged back to the sideline but didn't reenter the game before halftime. If Wilson doesn't retake the field, Matt Dayes is the only other active reserve running back behind Matt Breida with Alfred Morris a healthy scratch.
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