Matt Breida
Matt Breida
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
San Francisco 49ers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The backfield's getting crowded in San Francisco. Tevin Coleman joined the 49ers this offseason from the Falcons, and Jerick McKinnon should be recovered from the torn ACL that wiped out his 2018, but Breida could still see a sizable role thanks to the one trait he possesses that Kyle Shanahan prizes above all others - blazing speed. The third-year back's 22.09 mph top speed on a touchdown run in Week 12 was the fastest recorded in the league last year, and his 5.3 YPC and 8.4 YPT placed him among the league leaders at running back. The 49ers' decision to load up on backfield talent might end up being a necessary measure, as McKinnon has dealt with some hiccups late in the rehab process, leaving him as a question mark for the upcoming season. At 5-10, 190, Breida isn't built to take frequent pounding between the tackles, but as long as the scheme finds ways to get the ball in his hands in space, he shouldn't need a lot of touches to rack up useful production. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $1.67 million contract with the 49ers in May of 2017.
Big game against Browns
RBSan Francisco 49ers
October 7, 2019
Breida rushed 11 times for 114 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 31-3 win over the Browns. He also caught all three of his targets for 15 yards and another score.
Breida started the game with a bang, ripping off a career-long, 83-yard touchdown run on San Francisco's first offensive play of the night. The jet-heeled tailback then followed that with a five-yard touchdown catch two drives later. Overall, those contributions fueled Breida's impressive performance, which came while fellow tailback Tevin Coleman returned to the fold following an ankle injury. In his first action since Week 1, Coleman actually led the Niners with 16 carries, gaining 97 yards and scoring once himself. Going forward, it'll be interesting to see how Breida and Coleman split snaps in the backfield, but considering they play in arguably the league's best running scheme -- albeit now potentially without fullback Kyle Juszczyk, who left injured Monday -- there could be enough production to go around for both of them to retain formidable fantasy value.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Matt Breida's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
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% Yds After Contact
Avg Yds After Contact
Rushing TD %
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% Team Targets
Avg Depth of Target
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Drop Rate
Avg Yds After Catch
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
An undrafted rookie free agent last year, Breida fell into the No. 2 spot on the 49ers' depth chart early last season and held his own. Checking in at 5-10, 190, the scatback ran a blistering 4.37 40-yard dash at his pro day, and while his speed didn't translate into huge gains as a rookie - he managed only two runs of 20 yards or more on 105 carries - he did show the toughness to run between the tackles on occasion while posting 4.4 YPC. With Jerick McKinnon out for the season, opportunity knocks for both Breida and Alfred Morris. Look for the 49ers to ride the hot hand out of the gate, but McKinnon's injury transforms Breida from a late-round flyer to a vital part of an offense with some upside.
The undrafted rookie out of Georgia Southern was picked up to provide depth at the running back position for the 49ers. Standing at just 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, what Breida lacks in size he makes up for in the speed department (4.37 40 time during his pro day). He emerged as a surprise favorite for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart late in the preseason, with his spot seemingly confirmed when the Niners cut Tim Hightower and placed Joe Williams on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Breida profiles as Carlos Hyde's top backup -- a role that could potentially include regular passing-down snaps.
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Productive despite committee
RBSan Francisco 49ers
September 22, 2019
Breida carried the ball 14 times for 68 yards while catching two of three targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Steelers.
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Goes for 132 yards in win
RBSan Francisco 49ers
September 15, 2019
Breida ran for 121 yards on 12 yards and added an 11-yard reception during Sunday's 41-17 win over the Bengals
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Role expands
RBSan Francisco 49ers
September 9, 2019
Breida should be in line for a larger share of carries with Tevin Coleman (ankle) already ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Bengals, according to Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area.
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Sees bulk of rushing work
RBSan Francisco 49ers
September 8, 2019
Breida rushed 15 times for 37 yards and failed to bring in his only target during the 49ers' 31-17 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
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Listed ahead of Coleman
RBSan Francisco 49ers
September 3, 2019
Breida is listed ahead of Tevin Coleman on the 49ers' posted depth chart.
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