Morris did not receive a carry in Monday's 33-30 loss to Green Bay.
Matt Breida (ankle) was able to start, but it was Raheem Mostert (12 carries for 84 yards) who served as the 49ers' second running back. There was no report of an injury to Morris, so this may have been a situation where coach Kyle Shanahan decided to go with the speedier backup option against the Packers' bulky defensive line. Whatever the case, the veteran's fantasy stock took a huge hit following Monday's development.
Morris had 18 carries for 61 yards and caught three of five targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 28-18 loss to Arizona.
Morris got more work than usual Sunday after Matt Breida left the game in the first half with an ankle injury, Unfortunately for Morris, Breida was able to score on a five-yard touchdown reception before he left the game. The veteran runner continues to be a better option in non-PPR formats. He's made just six catches for 66 yards. In Week 6, Morris will square off against the Packers in Green Bay and would be in line for additional work if Breida were unable to go.
Morris (knee) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Morris was dealing with a minor knee injury last week, resulting in a season-low five touches against the Chargers. While the veteran back remained on the team's official injury report, his full practice early in the week bodes well for his Week 5 status. Fellow starter Matt Breida is dealing with a shoulder injury and was limited Wednesday, but his status for Sunday's contest against the Cardinals doesn't appear to be in jeopardy. Morris is the less explosive of the two runners, but he still figures to be the favored goal-line back.
Morris rushed four times for 14 yards and caught one of his three targets for four yards in Sunday's 29-27 loss to the Chargers.
Morris entered the game reportedly less healthy than Matt Breida, so that likely explains why the 29-year-old wasn't as involved as usual after not having seen fewer than 12 carries over the season's first three weeks. Breida wasn't much more effective with his opportunity, so if the seventh-year vet can recover more fully in time for Week 5 at home against Arizona, he'd likely return to his typical role. The Florida Atlantic product has 167 yards and a touchdown on 44 carries this year.
Morris (knee) is listed as active Sunday at the Chargers, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Morris didn't make an appearance on the injury report until Thursday, at which point he logged back-to-back limited practices due to a knee injury. Matt Breida, his backfield mate, similarly entered the weekend as questionable with a knee concern, but both players are available to a Jimmy Garoppolo-less offense. Such a reality should afford both Morris and Breida plenty of reps moving forward.
|8||10/28/18||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||6||1||62||228||3.7||16||1||0||15|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||6||1||6||66||11.0||16||0||0||0||5|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||6||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|