Matt Breida
Matt Breida
26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Miami Dolphins
2020 Fantasy Outlook
For the second consecutive season, Breida topped 5.0 yards per carry as part of the 49ers' dynamic running attack while also having trouble staying healthy, missing three midseason games with an ankle injury. Once Breida returned, Raheem Mostert had usurped his spot in the pecking order, and Breida failed to get more than 12 snaps in a game from Week 14 through the Super Bowl. Breida received a second-round restricted free-agent tender early in the offseason, but he was then traded to Miami for a fifth-round pick on Day 3 of the draft. Heading into his fourth season, the 25-year-old remains explosive, having recorded the top speed of any ballcarrier in 2019 when he hit 22.3 mph on an 83-yard touchdown run in Week 5. His smaller frame at 5-10, 190, and durability issues likely will limit his workload with his new team, and offensive coordinator Chan Gailey's scheme will be a downgrade from Kyle Shanahan's, but with Jordan Howard around to handle the heavy lifting between the tackles, Breida should still do some damage as the lightning to Howard's thunder. The Dolphins did trade for Lynn Bowden just prior to the regular season, and the rookie third-round pick possesses traits as a gadget player and potential change-of-pace option, but Breida's job should be his to lose. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $3.26 million contract with the 49ers in April of 2020.
Invisible in finale
RBMiami Dolphins
January 4, 2021
Breida did not handle an offensive snap during Sunday's blowout 56-26 loss to the Bills.
ANALYSIS
Breida wrapped up an underwhelming season in Miami with back-to-back games without a carry or target, playing just nine snaps on special teams Week 17. Outside of a Week 15 tilt against the Patriots in which injuries and complications related to COVID-19 thrust Breida into a larger role, the Dolphins' coaching staff never saw fit to trust him with more than occasional touches. He had 59 carries for 254 yards (4.3 YPC) through 12 contests, while also securing nine of 10 targets for 96 yards. Breida is set to hit free agency this offseason, and he'll no doubt look to find a landing spot that will afford him more regular opportunities.
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How do Matt Breida's 2020 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.
Broken Tackle %
1.7%
 
Positive Run %
83.1%
 
% Yds After Contact
43.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.9
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
5.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
44.7%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.05
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.2%
 
% Team Targets
1.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
90.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
11.2
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Uninvolved on offense
RBMiami Dolphins
December 27, 2020
Breida did not register an offensive snap during Saturday's 26-25 win over the Raiders.
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Logs best game as Dolphin
RBMiami Dolphins
December 21, 2020
Breida had 12 carries for 86 yards during Miami's 22-12 win over the Patriots.
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Back in action Sunday
RBMiami Dolphins
December 20, 2020
In his return to action, Breida is in the mix for carries Sunday against the Patriots, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
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Comes off COVID-19 list
RBMiami Dolphins
December 16, 2020
The Dolphins activated Breida (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
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Placed on COVID-19 list
RBMiami Dolphins
Illness
December 4, 2020
The Dolphins placed Breida (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.
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