Breida rushed 17 times for 101 yards and a touchdown and caught three of four targets for 31 yards and another score in Monday night's 27-23 loss to the Giants.
Breida was again San Francisco's standout offensive player, doing damage both on the ground and through the air. The second-year back struck first with a three-yard touchdown rush in the second quarter, then hauled in an 11-yard score shortly after halftime. Overall, Breida's 132 scrimmage yards marked his second-most this season, offering a resurgence following 104 total yards and zero touchdowns in his previous three games combined. Seemingly back to his healthy self, Breida now enters the Niners' bye week for extra rest ahead of a Week 12 matchup with the Buccaneers.
Breida was outperformed by backfield mate Raheem Mostert, who ultimately suffered what appears to be a season-ending forearm injury during the contest. That projects to leave Breida in the driver's seat for lead-back duties moving forward, and the 11 days off before a Week 10 Monday night battle against the Giants should do the 23-year-old back some good. Breida has been hampered by an ankle injury of late, which appears to have robbed him of some of his trademark explosion -- after averaging between 4.2 and 12.5 yards per rush in his first six games, Breida has posted yard-per-carry figures of 2.6 to 3.4 over his last three contests.
Breida (ankle) is listed as active Thursday against the Raiders.
Per usual, Breida is playing with his health compromised, but it hasn't stopped him from leading the backfield most weeks this season. In a Week 8 loss at Arizona, he handled 31 (of 66) snaps on offense, which was nearly three times the usage of fellow running backs Raheem Mostert (12) and Alfred Morris (11). With Mostert tending to an ankle injury himself, Breida seems like a safe bet to maintain the upper hand in the 49ers backfield.
Breida (ankle) is expected to suit up for Thursday's game against the Raiders, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
There's little question the banged-up running back will be available, as he's played through all manner of injuries this season. Due to the presence of Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Alfred Morris, though, Breida has a bit of competition for reps. Moreover, there's the distinct chance Breida spends time with the medical staff at some point during the contest, capping his potential.
Breida (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Raiders, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Until the 49ers actually opt to give Breida a respite, he should be available on gamedays. In Week 8 against the Cardinals, he led the backfield with 31 (of 66) offensive snaps, earning 16 carries for 42 yards. Meanwhile, Raheem Mostert (12) and Alfred Morris (11) combined for eight rushes for 46 yards.
|12||11/25/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||105||465||4.4||33||2||2||22|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||10||9||113||632||5.6||66||3||8||28|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||21||180||8.6||32||1||2||0||9|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||10||9||15||124||8.3||20||2||1||0||7|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||5||83||16.6||28||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||10||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||10||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||10||1||1||0||2||0||0||2||0|