Matt Breida
Matt Breida
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
San Francisco 49ers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $1.67 million contract with the 49ers in May of 2017.
Limited to one carry
RBSan Francisco 49ers
January 20, 2020
Breida took one carry for two yards in Sunday's 37-20 win over Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game
ANALYSIS
Tevin Coleman injured his shoulder during the second quarter, but it was strictly Raheem Mostert who picked up the slack, finishing with 220 rushing yards and four touchdowns on an 82 percent snap share. Breida was limited to the one touch on two offensive snaps, but he did have eight carries on 12 snaps the previous week in a 27-10 win over the Vikings (he also lost a fumble). Depending on Coleman's health, Breida will operate as the No. 2 or 3 option in the 49ers' backfield in a Super Bowl matchup with Kansas City.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Matt Breida's 2019 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 %
7.3%
 
Positive Run %
75.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
46.1%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.3
 
Rushing TD %
0.8%
 
Touches Per Game
10.9
 
% Snaps w/Touch
54.8%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.05
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.4%
 
% Team Targets
4.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
86.4%
 
Drop Rate
4.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.9
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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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Logs eight snaps on offense
RBSan Francisco 49ers
December 30, 2019
Breida had four carries for 16 yards in Sunday's 26-21 win over the Seahawks.
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Not used on offense
RBSan Francisco 49ers
December 22, 2019
Breida did not play any snaps on offense in Saturday's 34-31 win over the Rams.
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Coughs up two fumbles, loses one
RBSan Francisco 49ers
December 15, 2019
Breida ran for 11 yards on four carries and lost one fumble during Sunday's 29-22 loss to the Falcons. He also caught both of his targets for six receiving yards.
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Rips off big run in return
RBSan Francisco 49ers
December 8, 2019
Breida (ankle) rushed six times for 54 yards and caught his lone target for four yards in Sunday's 48-46 win over the Saints.
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Cleared for Week 14 return
RBSan Francisco 49ers
December 6, 2019
Breida (ankle) isn't listed on the final injury report for Sunday's game in New Orleans, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
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