Jeff Wilson
Jeff Wilson
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
San Francisco 49ers
PUP-R
Injury Knee - Meniscus
Est. Return 10/31/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Kyle Shanahan's ability to make a silky smooth fantasy asset out of a sow's ear of a prospect has never been more apparent than with Wilson. An undrafted rookie out of North Texas in 2018, Wilson failed to impress in athletic testing, running a 4.57 40-yard dash at 208 pounds at his pro day, with similarly middling results in other drills. However, he signed with the 49ers and showed enough to stick, eventually earning Shanahan's trust as a short-yardage option. Over the last two seasons, Wilson has scored eight of his 11 touchdowns from inside the 5-yard line, though he's also seen more and more work in other situations as the rest of the 49ers backfield has dealt with various injuries. The result was something of a mini-breakout in 2020, highlighted by a 183-yard performance against the Cardinals in Week 16. Wilson's best trait as a runner might be sheer stubbornness. His rate of broken tackles per carry, and yards after contact per carry, were comparable to the likes of Chris Carson and Josh Jacobs. The 49ers saw enough to give Wilson to a guaranteed one-year, $2.05 million contract, but he then suffered a meniscus tear in May, requiring surgery with an estimated recovery timeline of 4-6 months. Wilson isn't expected to be ready for Week 1, but he could make an impact later in the year if the 49ers aren't getting enough from their other running backs -- a group that includes Raheem Mostert, Wayne Gallman and rookie third-round pick Trey Sermon. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the 49ers in January of 2021.
On track for midseason return
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Knee - Meniscus
September 15, 2021
Wilson (knee) recently resumed running and is still expected to return from the PUP list around midseason, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
All eyes are on the San Francisco backfield after a wild Week 1 in which rookie third-round selection Trey Sermon was a healthy scratch and Raheem Mostert suffered a season-ending knee injury. Wilson may eventually help, but his presence on the PUP list means he can't play until Week 7 even if his rehab process speeds up. He had surgery in late May to repair a meniscus tear, with the recovery timeline set at 4-to-6 months.
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Overall QB Rating Against
104.6
 
Cornerbacks
131.0
 
Safeties
85.8
 
Linebackers
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* The 40-Yard Dash, Shuttle Time, Cone Drill, Vertical Jump, and Broad Jump metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
213 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.57 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.29 sec
 
Cone Drill*
7.20 sec
 
Vertical Jump*
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump*
110 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
Wilson's 2019 story had a similar opening to that of his rookie 2018 season when he began the year on the 49ers' practice squad before being promoted to replace an injured player. The 24-year-old received fewer touches this go-around - 30 touches over 10 contests - but he emerged as a trusted goal-line back, hitting pay dirt four times from in close in his first two games following activation. The North Texas product saw his role reduced drastically once Tevin Coleman returned and Raheem Mostert exploded onto the scene. With both backs still under contract and Jerick McKinnon at the top of the depth chart, Wilson's role in San Francisco is uncertain now that he can no longer be stashed on the practice squad.
The 49ers backfield sustained its fair share of injuries last season, which allowed an undrafted rookie off the practice squad to earn some reps as a starter. Wilson proved to be capable in the six games (three starts) for which he was active, rushing for 266 yards (4.0 YPC) and gaining 92 receiving yards on 12 receptions. The 23-year-old will find it hard to crack the active roster in 2019, as the addition of Tevin Coleman, return of Jerick McKinnon and presence of Matt Breida and special-teams ace Raheem Mostert could leave Wilson on the outside looking in.
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Heads to reserve/PUP list
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Knee - Meniscus
August 31, 2021
Wilson (knee) was placed on the reserve/PUP list Tuesday by the 49ers, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.
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Placed on PUP
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Knee - Meniscus
July 27, 2021
Wilson (knee) is on the PUP list to start training camp, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Expected to miss first six weeks
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Knee - Meniscus
July 2, 2021
Wilson (knee) is expected to miss at least the first six weeks of the season, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
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Out 4-6 months after knee surgery
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Knee - Meniscus
May 25, 2021
Wilson recently underwent knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus and is expected to be sidelined 4-to-6 months, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Re-ups in San Francisco
RBSan Francisco 49ers
January 26, 2021
Wilson signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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