Jordan Mason

San Francisco 49ers
Running Back
San Francisco 49ers
Running Back

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Jordan Mason Serves As No. 2 Back In Season Finale

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason had the opportunity for a big workload in a Week 18 regular season finale against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday in a game in which the Niners were resting plenty of players with a first-round bye in the playoffs already locked up. However, Elijah Mitchell led the team with 14 carries for 52 yards and a touchdown, while Mason had only six rushing attempts and gained 36 yards on the ground. He added one catch for a 12-yard pickup. Mason wraps up his second regular season in the NFL with 40 rushing attempts for 206 yards and three touchdowns in 17 games, adding three receptions for 31 yards. The 24-year-old mostly played special teams in 2023 while serving as the No. 3 behind Christian McCaffrey and Mitchell, which will likely continue when the team resumes play in the Divisional Round in two weeks.

Jan 8, 2024 1:46 PM EST


Jordan Mason A Dart Throw Versus Rams

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason could be worth a look for fantasy managers when the team hosts the Los Angeles Rams in a meaningless Sunday matchup. With starter Christian McCaffrey resting ahead of the playoffs and nursing a calf injury, San Francisco is expected to mostly lean on Elijah Mitchell, although the latter was cleared only Friday after battling an illness during the week. Also working in Mason's favor is that he's been more effective, gaining 5.0 yards per carry compared to Mitchell's 3.8. Adding to the chaos is the possibility that San Francisco activates a third running back from the practice squad. DFS players willing to risk a near-goose egg from Mason in hopes of a 50-50 split with Mitchell could find great value if the price is right. Those playing in Week 18 championships should view Mason as a risky RB3/flex option.

Jan 6, 2024 1:59 AM EST



Jordan Mason Suiting Up Versus Commanders

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason (illness) is officially active for Week 17 versus the Washington Commanders. He had been listed as questionable after missing practice on Thursday and Friday. Nevertheless, he has recovered enough to play in the 49ers' penultimate regular-season game. Given his role as the No. 3 running back behind Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell, Mason can be avoided and left on waivers in all redraft leagues.

Dec 31, 2023 11:42 AM EST


Jordan Mason, Danny Gray Questionable For Week 17

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason (illness) and rookie wide receiver Danny Gray (shoulder) are listed as questionable to play on Sunday against the Washington Commanders. Mason should be able to suit up in Week 17, but with Elijah Mitchell (knee) putting an end to a three-game absence and returning this weekend, Mason's role will shrink once again to mostly working on special teams for the Niners. Gray has been on Injured Reserve since Aug. 30 due to a sprained shoulder, but the team opened his 21-day practice window this week and he'll be hoping to be officially activated from IR on Saturday and be active for Sunday's game against Washington. The 24-year-old second-year wideout had just one catch for 10 yards in 13 games in his rookie season in 2022.

Dec 30, 2023 12:12 PM EST


Jordan Mason With Possible Backup Role In Week 16

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason might spend a third consecutive game as Christian McCaffrey's primary backup on Monday night when the team hosts the Baltimore Ravens. Last week in Arizona with usual backup Elijah Mitchell (knee) sidelined, Mason handled five carries for 20 yards, which has been par for the course for all 49ers running backs not named McCaffrey. Fantasy managers may decide that they still want to carry Mason or Mitchell as a stash for championship week in case of a McCaffrey injury, but neither back will be startable on Christmas night.

Dec 24, 2023 12:26 AM EST



Jordan Mason Not Recommended In Week 15

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason will reprise last week's role as Christian McCaffrey's backup this Sunday in Arizona against the Cardinals. With regular backup Elijah Mitchell (knee) ruled out in Week 14, Mason took four carries for 20 yards and a touchdown while only playing 11 percent of offensive snaps. The touchdown was fluky, as it came on the play immediately after McCaffrey ripped off a 72-yard run on the first play of the game. Mitchell is out again this week but banking on CMC coming out of the game at the goal line again is a losing proposition for fantasy managers. To be fair, Mason has looked good with his chances while averaging 5.4 yards per carry this year but without more touch volume, he's only useful as a stash. He should stay firmly on fantasy benches in Week 15.

Dec 16, 2023 1:02 AM EST


Jordan Mason Scores Opening Touchdown Against Seattle

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason found paydirt on the second play of the game in the team's 28-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The second-year pro punched it in from three yards out after starter Christian McCaffrey was brought down near the goal line on a 72-yard scamper. Mason finished the day with 20 yards rushing on four carries and one reception on one target for six yards. McCaffrey was likely to be sidelined for only one or two plays to catch his breath after the long run, so fantasy players shouldn't go rushing to the waiver wire based on the touchdown. However, Mason may be worth a speculative add in case of a McCaffrey injury for those with roster flexibility because of the uncertainty surrounding Elijah Mitchell (knee).

Dec 11, 2023 12:07 AM EST


Jordan Mason To Back Up McCaffrey In Week 14

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason will be in line for snaps behind Christian McCaffrey on Sunday versus the Seattle Seahawks with regular backup Elijah Mitchell (knee) expected to be sidelined. Though the 49ers may work Mason into the game plan -- he has shown some burst, averaging 5.5 yards per carry this year -- the safest bet is that he takes on as much work as Mitchell did, which is not fantasy-useful. Mitchell has only averaged 5.5 carries in the last four games and has gotten virtually no work in the passing game. Depending on future developments with Mitchell's knee and Mason's Week 14 outing, Mason could become the playoff stash to have in San Francisco, but he isn't startable versus Seattle.

Dec 9, 2023 2:20 AM EST


Jordan Mason Active For Week 13

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason (hamstring) is officially active for Week 13 versus the Philadelphia Eagles. He had been listed as questionable after logging a limited practice on Friday. Ultimately, the 24-year-old will be active as the No. 3 running back behind Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell. He's not currently on the fantasy radar.

Dec 3, 2023 3:06 PM EST


Jordan Mason Gets In Limited Practice Session

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason (hamstring) was able to get through a limited practice session on Friday. That is good news after Mason missed the first two days of practice this week. That being said, there's a chance that Mason is on the field for the Week 13 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. Healthy or not, Mason hasn't been much of a factor in the offense lately. He's a distant third option behind Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell in the backfield. His absence won't mean much given the fact Mason hasn't played since Week 6.

Dec 1, 2023 9:52 PM EST


Jordan Mason, Ray-Ray McCloud Miss Another Practice

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason (hamstring) and wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud (rib) missed practice for the second straight day this week on Thursday. Neither Mason nor McCloud are anywhere near the fantasy map, but both of them could be in danger of missing the team's Week 13 showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles. Mason is behind Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell in the San Fran backfield and has just 21 rushing attempts for 117 yards, although he has scored twice. But he hasn't seen any work since Week 6. McCloud has value to the Niners as a kick and punt returner, but he's played only nine offensive snaps since the team's bye in Week 9.

Nov 30, 2023 10:38 PM EST


Jordan Mason Risky In Week 7

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason will ride with uncertainty to Minnesota where his team will face the Vikings on Monday night. Mason was a popular waiver target this week as fantasy managers jostled to take advantage of the Christian McCaffrey oblique injury that has kept him questionable all week. That waiver arrow may not have hit the mark, however. Managers are now faced with the prospect of saving a spot for Mason in their lineups Sunday by benching a sure thing, only to have McCaffrey take his usual workload on Monday. In addition, fellow backup Elijah Mitchell is fully healthy and ahead of Mason on the depth chart. In Mason's favor though, is that he outperformed Mitchell last Sunday in Cleveland with five carries for 27 yards and a touchdown to Mitchell's two carries for minus-three yards. If we know McCaffrey is out, Mason is startable in a bye-heavy week. Otherwise, look elsewhere.

Oct 22, 2023 1:49 AM EST


Jordan Mason Scores Touchdown As Injury Replacement

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason generated some fantasy production on Sunday in a 19-17 loss at the Cleveland Browns. Starter Christian McCaffrey (oblique) left the game in the third quarter, leaving Mason and Elijah Mitchell to take over backfield duties. Mason finished the game with five carries for 27 yards, including a crucial fourth-quarter eight-yard touchdown run to give San Francisco the lead. He was not targeted in the passing game. It's unclear why Mason out-touched Mitchell five-to-two in the game, creating a murky situation moving forward. Fantasy managers hitting the waiver wire in anticipation of McCaffrey potentially missing next week shouldn't assume that Mason has leapfrogged Mitchell on the depth chart, as San Francisco may have been trying to protect Mitchell's still-recovering knee injury. The 49ers will travel to Minnesota to face the Vikings in a Monday night Week 7 matchup.

Oct 15, 2023 7:28 PM EST


Jordan Mason Not A Good Option In Week 6

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason will make the trip to Cleveland with the team to take on the Browns on Sunday. Last week in the absence of regular backup Elijah Mitchell (knee), Mason had 10 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown versus Dallas. He failed to catch his only target. Mason surprisingly out-gained starter Christian McCaffrey on the ground and was efficient at 6.9 yards per carry, but 36 of those yards and the touchdown came in the fourth quarter when McCaffrey was on the sideline with the lead well in hand. In addition, Mitchell got in a limited practice today and is trending toward playing. Unless Mitchell is out and fantasy managers want to gamble that Mason gets more garbage time, he should not be considered for lineups.

Oct 13, 2023 1:18 AM EST


Jordan Mason Surprisingly Leads Niners In Rushing Yards

In a blowout 42-10 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason got a lot of run late in the game and finished with 10 carries for a team-high 69 rushing yards and one touchdown. He was targeted once in the passing game but didn't bring it in. Mason was serving as Christian McCaffrey's backup for the second straight week with Elijah Mitchell (knee) hurt. The 24-year-old only ran the ball three times for 10 yards and caught one pass for 13 yards in last week's win over the Arizona Cardinals, so his output on Sunday night was a little eye-opening. If not for the game being well out of reach with a full quarter left to play, Mason surely wouldn't have seen as many touches. However, he could continue to see work behind CMC if Mitchell cannot stay healthy.

Oct 9, 2023 11:18 AM EST


Jordan Mason To Backup McCaffrey Again

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason will reprise his role as a distant second-fiddle to starter Christian McCaffrey when the 49ers host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Last week, with usual backup Elijah Mitchell (knee) sidelined, Mason carried the ball three times for 10 yards and caught his only target for 13 yards. There is no reason to believe that with McCaffrey consistently hogging touches through four weeks, Mason will suddenly get enough volume to be worth starting, even with Mitchell out. Mason should not be in fantasy lineups this week and would only be worth rostering if Mitchell was looking at an extended absence.

Oct 7, 2023 1:22 AM EST


Jordan Mason May Get Work Against Arizona

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason could be in line for snaps when the team hosts the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Elijah Mitchell is the usual backup to Christian McCaffrey but the former is questionable with a knee injury sustained in Thursday's practice. So far this year Mason has three carries for 11 yards and no receiving targets. Even if Mitchell doesn't play, Mason is unlikely to return significant value in fantasy leagues behind a healthy workhorse in McCaffrey. Although he hasn't seen any offensive snaps yet this season, it's also possible that Tyrion Davis-Price could get in the mix, further muddying the waters. It's best to leave all non-McCaffrey 49ers running backs out of fantasy lineups this week.

Sep 30, 2023 2:12 AM EST


Jordan Mason Remains Limited On Thursday

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason (foot) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice. The good news is that the 24-year-old has been able to get through back-to-back limited practice sessions. Mason is dealing with a sprained foot that he suffered during the preseason finale. He's trending in the right direction, but Friday's practice will go a long way to determining his availability for the weekend. Even if healthy, Mason is unlikely to have a significant role in the backfield. He'll be competing for third-string snags with Tyrion Davis-Price.

Sep 8, 2023 9:25 AM EST


Jordan Mason Limited In First Practice

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason (foot) was listed as a limited practice participant in the team's first official practice of the 2023 regular season on Wednesday. Mason suffered a sprained foot in the preseason finale at the end of August, but he's making progress and could be ready to play in Week 1 this Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Even if the 24-year-old is healthy enough to play, he could be a healthy scratch with Christian McCaffrey, Elijah Mitchell and Tyrion Davis-Price ahead of him on the running back depth chart. The second-year back spent most of his rookie season in 2022 on special teams, finishing with just 43 carries for 258 yards and one touchdown in 16 regular season games.

Sep 7, 2023 11:23 AM EST


Jordan Mason Suffers Foot Sprain

San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason has been diagnosed with a sprained foot and will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis, according to Josh Dubow of the Associated Press. Mason was trending towards securing a roster spot and likely still will, but his availability for Week 1 is less certain. The 24-year-old logged 258 yards and one touchdown as a rookie last year. As long as Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell remain on the field, Mason has no appeal in redraft leagues.

Aug 26, 2023 6:52 PM EST