Jeff Wilson

Jeff Wilson

26-Year-Old Running BackRB
San Francisco 49ers
Questionable
Injury Ankle
Est. Return 1/30/2022
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, $2.05 million contract with the 49ers in January of 2021.
Still not practicing
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Ankle
January 27, 2022
Wilson (ankle) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
ANALYSIS
Wilson was expected to be limited Wednesday, but with back-to-back DNPs so far this week, he appears to be trending in the wrong direction. Per Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News, Wilson even departed Thursday's session and went indoors after team stretches. In the end, Friday's practice report may provide a sense of whether or not Wilson has a chance to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game at the Rams.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jeff Wilson's 2021 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
7.6%
 
Positive Run %
86.1%
 
% Yds After Contact
65.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.4
 
Rushing TD %
2.5%
 
Touches Per Game
9.6
 
% Snaps w/Touch
39.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.05
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.3%
 
% Team Targets
1.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
87.5%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.4
 
% Targeted On Route
11.0%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.42
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Snap %
San Francisco 49ers49ers 2021 RB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

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22218%
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813%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Jan 30th at 6:30PM
Overall QB Rating Against
67.0
 
Cornerbacks
69.1
 
Safeties
82.0
 
Linebackers
57.5
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jeff Wilson's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics 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 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
2020
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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No practice Wednesday
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Ankle
January 26, 2022
Wilson (ankle) was held out of practice Wednesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Limited with ankle sprain
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Ankle
January 26, 2022
Wilson (ankle) will be a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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May be able to play Sunday
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Ankle
January 24, 2022
Wilson suffered a low-ankle sprain during Saturday's divisional-round win in Green Bay but has a chance to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game at the Rams, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Will not return
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Ankle
January 22, 2022
Wilson (ankle) will not return to Saturday's game against the Packers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Injures ankle
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Ankle
January 22, 2022
Wilson was forced out of Saturday's playoff game against the Packers with an ankle injury, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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