Matt Breida
Matt Breida
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
San Francisco 49ers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $1.67 million contract with the 49ers in May of 2017.
Could lose work to McKinnon
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Ankle
January 23, 2019
Breida (ankle) is expected to face more competition out of the backfield in 2019 with Jerick McKinnon (knee) returning from injury, Joe Fann of the 49ers' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Breida was expected to handle the smaller portion of a timeshare before McKinnon suffered a torn ACL eight days before the start of the regular season. The second-year pro responded with a monstrously efficient campaign, averaging 5.3 yards on 153 carries and 9.7 yards on 27 catches (31 targets) despite playing through an ankle sprain for most of the year. Breida finally landed on injured reserve for Week 17, but there hasn't been any report of offseason surgery being in the works. He'll likely return to health long before McKinnon and have the benefit of two seasons of experience under coach Kyle Shanahan. The San Francisco backfield will require close monitoring throughout the offseason and into training camp, as the team presumably hopes to carve out major roles for both Breida and McKinnon, assuming the latter makes a full recovery.
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How do Matt Breida's 2018 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 the number of times he touched the ball.
  • 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 %
8.9%
 
Positive Run %
81.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
45.2%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.4
 
Rushing TD %
2.0%
 
Touches Per Game
12.9
 
% Snaps w/Touch
49.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
5.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.20
 
% Team Air Yards
1.9%
 
% Team Targets
6.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
87.1%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.9
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Lands on injured reserve
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Ankle
December 29, 2018
Breida (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
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Taking seat in season finale
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Ankle
December 24, 2018
Breida (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at the Rams, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
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Ruled out of Sunday's game
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Ankle
December 23, 2018
Brieda (ankle) won't return to Sunday's game versus the Bears.
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Aggravates ankle Sunday
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Ankle
December 23, 2018
Breida (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bears.
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Cleared for Week 16
RBSan Francisco 49ers
December 21, 2018
Breida (ankle) doesn't have a designation on the 49ers' final injury report for Sunday's game against the Bears.
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