Jordan Mason

25-Year-Old Running BackRB
2024 Fantasy Outlook
No player better represents the idea that just about any running back can thrive in Kyle Shanahan's offense than Mason. Undrafted out of Georgia Tech in 2022, Mason has averaged 5.6 yards per carry for the 49ers, and while he lacks breakaway speed, his power and sheer refusal to go down has resulted in some impressive yards after contact in a small sample. The 49ers backfield only got more crowded this offseason, as 2024 fourth-round Isaac Guerendo joined Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell, but Mason's special teams contributions give him a strong chance of sticking on the roster. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $2.57 million contract with the 49ers in May of 2022.
Gains 48 yards as RB2
RBSan Francisco 49ers
January 8, 2024
Mason took six carries for 36 yards and caught his only target for 12 yards in Sunday's 21-20 loss to the Rams.
ANALYSIS
MVP hopeful Christian McCaffrey (calf) was rested Week 18, so primary backup Elijah Mitchell started Sunday's tilt. Mason wound up logging 27 snaps on offense (44 percent) to Mitchell's 32 (52 percent). While both tailbacks nearly split McCaffrey's playing time Sunday, Mitchell (14-52-1) wound up having more plays executed for him and also nabbed the only touchdown the backfield duo would produce in the loss. Mason wraps up the 2023 campaign with numbers (40-206-3) similar to his rookie year (43-258-1) while also serving as one of the 49ers' top coverage men on special teams.
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How do Jordan Mason's 2023 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 %
17.5%
 
Positive Run %
92.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
51.5%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.7
 
Rushing TD %
7.5%
 
Touches Per Game
2.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
44.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.13
 
% Team Air Yards
0.3%
 
% Team Targets
0.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.0
 
% Targeted On Route
11.8%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.91
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
May see solid Week 18 workload
RBSan Francisco 49ers
January 1, 2024
Mason could be in line for extended playing time in the 49ers' Week 18 game against the Rams as a result of Christian McCaffrey's absence due to a calf strain, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Mason has logged only 34 carries this season but has put them to good use, averaging 5.0 yards per tote and scoring three rushing touchdowns along the way. While he's typically no better than third on the depth chart and top reserve back Elijah Mitchell was impressive while spelling McCaffrey for an extended stretch in the Week 17 win over the Commanders, Mitchell has an extensive injury history that would make it likely head coach Kyle Shanahan takes some measure of caution with him in the meaningless finale. As a result, Mason, who's averaged at least 5.0 yards per carry in three of the four games in which he's seen at least four rush attempts, could be called on for a solid workload.
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Mason fought his way onto the 49ers' 53-man roster last preseason and suited up for 19 of the team's 20 games (including playoffs). The undrafted rookie spent most of the year on special teams, but he was able to get some run as a backup in the second half of the schedule. Mason performed particularly well over a three-game stretch from Weeks 13-15, when he accrued 171 rushing yards on just 23 attempts. The Georgia Tech product should return as San Francisco's third running back in 2023 behind Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell.
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Could be busy Sunday
RBSan Francisco 49ers
January 3, 2024
Mason could get significant playing time at running back Sunday against the Rams, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
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Relegated to third RB
RBSan Francisco 49ers
January 1, 2024
Mason had two carries for three yards and was not targeted as a receiver in Sunday's 27-10 win over Washington.
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Good to go at Washington
RBSan Francisco 49ers
December 31, 2023
Mason (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Commanders.
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Listed as questionable
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Illness
December 29, 2023
Mason (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Commanders.
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Misses practice due to illness
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Illness
December 28, 2023
Mason (illness) did not practice Thursday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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