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November 19, 2019 06:36 PM
Matt Dayes: Works out in Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes (undisclosed) had a workout with the Bears on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Dayes was waived off injured reserve by the Saints in September, but the workout indicates he's now healthy. The 2017 seventh-round pick has five career carries for 13 yards in 23 games between the Browns and 49ers.

September 11, 2019 06:20 PM
Matt Dayes: Jettisoned from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Saints waived Dayes (undisclosed) from injured reserve Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Dayes was simply going to be a reserve for the Saints, but he couldn't stay healthy in the preseason. If he clears waivers, Dayes will be able to sign with any team once healthy.

August 9, 2019 08:16 PM
Saints' Matt Dayes: Reverts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes (undisclosed) was placed on New Orleans' IR after clearing waivers Friday, according to the NFL's official transaction log.

Dayes' injury remains unclear. He'll be shut down for the season unless he's released from IR and catches on with another team.

August 9, 2019 10:12 PM
Matt Dayes: Waived by New Orleans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes was waived/injured by the Saints on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

It's unclear what injury Dayes suffered that led to his release, but he will revert to the team's injured reserve once he clears waivers. The Saints used the open roster spot to sign Kerwynn Williams.

May 28, 2019 09:16 PM
Saints' Matt Dayes: Signs with New Orleans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes signed a contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Dayes most recently appeared in seven games for the 49ers last season but didn't receive a single offensive touch. If Dayes does manage to make the Saints' final roster, it will likely be as a special teams player.

May 7, 2019 02:36 PM
Matt Dayes: Cut by 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes was waived by the 49ers on Monday.

Dayes did not log a single carry in San Francisco last season but played 94 snaps on special teams. The 2017 seventh-round pick now parts ways with the 49ers to make room on the roster for offensive lineman Willie Beavers.

January 28, 2019 05:40 PM
49ers' Matt Dayes: Limited to special teams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes spent his brief time with the 49ers on special teams, failing to earn a carry or target in the 2018 season.

Dayes was promoted from the practice squad in the second half of the season, but his fellow practice-squad mate Jeff Wilson was the one to gain some playing time late in the year. The 24-year-old is still under contract for the 2019 season, but with both Raheem Mostert (forearm) and Jeff Wilson (shoulder) apparently ahead of Dayes on the depth chart behind Jerick McKinnon (knee) and Matt Breida (ankle), the second-year back will have to shine in camp to hang on to a roster spot.

November 26, 2018 03:00 PM
49ers' Matt Dayes: Doesn't see field in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes did not record a touch in Sunday's 27-9 loss to Tampa Bay.

Dayes was recently promoted from the practice squad along with fellow running back Jeff Wilson, but it was the latter who occupied Alfred Morris' (healthy scratch) backup role behind Matt Breida. There isn't much to see here from a fantasy perspective so long as Dayes remains third on the depth chart.

November 25, 2018 04:16 PM
49ers' Matt Dayes: Could serve as Week 12 backup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes has a chance to serve as Matt Breida's backup at running back for Sunday's Week 12 tilt against the Buccaneers with veteran Alfred Morris (coach's decision) inactive.

The 2017 seventh-round pick has only logged one offensive snap this season, which came in Week 10 against the Giants. Dayes also saw limited action during his rookie campaign, carrying five times for 13 yards and bringing in four of five targets for another 29. The second-year back logged double-digit touchdowns in each of his last two college seasons at North Carolina State, and at a stout 5-foot-9, 205 pounds, he could potentially see some goal-line work.

November 12, 2018 07:08 PM
49ers' Matt Dayes: Promoted to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes was promoted to the 49ers' active roster Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Dayes was elevated just ahead of Monday's tilt against the Giants. He'll figure to take the spot of Raheem Mostert (forearm), who was moved to IR last week. Look for Dayes to operate as the No. 3 option at running back behind Matt Breida and Alfred Morris.

October 9, 2018 07:16 PM
Matt Dayes: Latches on with 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes signed with the 49ers' practice squad Tuesday.

The 2017 seventh-round pick by the Browns was waived by the team Sept. 2. Dayes appeared in all 16 games for the Browns last season and had five carries for 13 yards while adding four receptions for 29 yards. He was also active on both sides of the ball on special teams, registering 18 kickoff returns for 437 yards (24.3 average) and eight tackles.

August 31, 2018 09:36 AM
Browns' Matt Dayes: Totals 111 yards in preseason finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes rushed eight times for 77 yards and one touchdown during Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions. He also secured both of his targets for 34 yards.

The highlight of his night came on a 42-yard scamper in which Dayes carved through the Lions defense and eluded multiple defenders on his way to the end zone. While the second-year runner hadn't done much of anything in Cleveland's previous three preseason games, Thursday's performance could be enough to convince the coaching staff to keep four running backs on the 53-man roster entering Week 1.

January 8, 2018 07:44 PM
Browns' Matt Dayes: Only five carries during rookie season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes -- who was mostly used on special teams -- rushed five times for 13 yards in 2017.

The rookie out of NC State made the Browns roster out of training camp as the team's third-string running back, but was mainly limited to special teams duty, which included serving as the kickoff returner. Dayes returned 18 kicks for 437 yards, with his longest return going for 71 yards. Isaiah Crowell is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and isn't expected to return. His departure may open up more opportunities for Dayes, though his likelihood of making any kind of significant impact in 2018 remains miniscule.

December 31, 2017 10:52 PM
Browns' Matt Dayes: Set for kick return duties
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes (knee) is active Week 17 against the Steelers.

Dayes missed the first practice of the week, but returned on a limited basis and will suit up for the regular season finale. His role primarily is on special teams as a kick returner, as Dayes has received just one carry since Week 4 and has carried the ball just five times this season.

December 31, 2017 12:20 AM
Browns' Matt Dayes: Questionable for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers with a knee injury, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Dayes started the week not practicing but was able to string together a pair of limited sessions Thursday and Friday. The 22-year-old has had a limited offensive role this season behind Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson, which seems unlikely to change in Sunday's season finale.

September 27, 2017 08:28 AM
Browns' Matt Dayes: Limited to special teams duty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes did not record an offensive snap during Sunday's 31-28 loss to Indianapolis.

Dayes was limited to special teams duty on Sunday. It's worth noting that the Browns' two lead backs carried the ball just 14 times total, while Cleveland passed with its rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer 47 times and ran him on another seven occasions. When the likes of Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson aren't getting touches, it's hard to see any room in the mix for Dayes.

September 12, 2017 01:52 PM
Browns' Matt Dayes: Serves as backup running back Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes rushed three times for seven yards during Sunday's 21-18 loss to the Steelers. He also added two catches on two targets for nine yards.

With Duke Johnson playing exclusively from the slot Sunday, Dayes served as Isaiah Crowell's backup running back, though his five total touches failed to inspire any optimism going forward. According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, Johnson will still see snaps out of the backfield, which will ultimately limit Dayes' usage and overall fantasy value.

September 6, 2017 08:08 PM
Browns' Matt Dayes: Not listed on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes (neck) was absent from the Browns' injury report Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of Ohio.com reports.

Dayes secured a spot as the No. 3 running back on the roster during final cuts Saturday. He injured his neck in the team's final preseason contest, but judging by his absence from the injury report, the 2017 seventh-round pick should be healthy heading into Week 1. He projects to provide depth at running back behind Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson, as well as play a special teams role.

September 4, 2017 04:00 PM
Browns' Matt Dayes: Still on roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes (neck) remains on the Browns' roster heading into Week 1 against Pittsburgh.

As expected, the 2017 seventh-round pick secured a job as the No. 3 running back behind Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson. Dayes could start the season as a gameday inactive even if his neck injury from the preseason is completely healed. He caught 98 passes in college at NC State and could have a significant role if Duke Johnson misses time with an injury.

September 1, 2017 09:28 AM
Browns' Matt Dayes: Hurts neck, questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dayes hurt his neck in Thursday's preseason matchup with the Bears and is questionable to return.

The 2017 seventh-round pick out of North Carolina State is the presumed No. 3 running back in Cleveland. If he does return, expect him to see limited snaps as a precautionary measure.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020NO0000---0000
2019NO0000---0000
2018SF70000.00000
2017CLE1605132.64001
Total2305132.64001
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020NO0000---00000
2019NO0000---00000
2018SF70000.000000
2017CLE1604297.2150001
Total2304297.2150001
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020NO000---00
2019NO000---00
2018SF711717.0170
2017CLE161843724.3710
Total231945423.9710
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/205
Birthdate:
9/3/1994
Age:
25
Hometown:
Miami, FL, USA
School:
NC State
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: