Raheem Mostert

Raheem Mostert

Running Back #31
ADP:Round: 5, Pick: 4
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 190 lb.
College:Purdue
Age:28
Born:April 9, 1992
Drafted:2015 / UDFA

Raheem Mostert: Gets pay bump

The 49ers and Mostert have restructured his contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: In early July, Mostert requested a trade from 49ers, citing dissatisfaction with the three-year extension he signed last offseason. As the month went on, the two sides worked to amend the situation, and it appears the running back has scored a pay raise on what was a $2.58 million base salary for 2020, as intimated by Mostert's agent, per Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. Mostert enters the season after emerging as San Francisco's go-to back in the second half of 2019 and through the team's Super Bowl run. Overall, he led NFL running backs in YPC (5.6) while pacing the 49ers with 1,108 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground (including playoffs). Despite his standing, Mostert is expected to yield some reps to Tevin Coleman and maybe even Jerick McKinnon on a weekly basis.

July 27, 2020 11:11 AM EST

Raheem Mostert: Hoping to mend fences

Mostert recently spoke to a high-ranking member of the 49ers organization, hoping to work out his contract situation, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Entering the second season of a three-year, $8.65 million contract, Mostert approached the 49ers earlier this offseason in search of a pay raise or extension. Unhappy with the course of negotiations, the 28-year-old running back requested a trade a couple weeks ago. It appears he's still open to staying in San Francisco, but it isn't clear if Mostert will report for the start of training camp without a new contract in hand. A trade or holdout might benefit Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson, or possibly even undrafted rookies JaMycal Hasty and Salvon Ahmed. Niners coach Kyle Shanahan has an impressive track record assembling productive rushing attacks without the benefit of a star running back.

July 20, 2020 11:56 AM EST

Raheem Mostert: Wants to match Coleman's salary

Mostert requested a trade after the 49ers denied a request to bring his salary in line with teammate Tevin Coleman's, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Coleman has a $4.55 million base salary for the second and final season of his contract, while Mostert is scheduled to make $2.58 million in the second year of a three-year deal. The request for a modest raise seems reasonable, but agent Brett Tessler says discussions with the team have been unproductive. The 49ers already traded Matt Breida earlier this offseason, leaving them with Coleman, Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson behind presumed starter Mostert. It isn't an impressive group, but coach Kyle Shanahan has a strong track record of coaxing production from less-than-elite running backs.

July 9, 2020 7:25 AM EST

Raheem Mostert: Asks for trade

Mostert has requested a trade from the 49ers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Mostert's request comes via his agent, Brett Tessler, following what Tessler describes as "months of unproductive talks with the 49ers about fairly adjusting" the running back's contract. Following the team's trade of Matt Breida to Miami, San Francisco's other backfield options currently include Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson.

July 8, 2020 2:24 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Adds muscle to frame, aiming for 200 carries

Mostert indicated Wednesday that he's added muscle to his frame in preparation for a 200-carry workload in 2020, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Mostert held up well to the 137 carries he handled last season, racking up eight touchdowns and 772 yards on 137 totes (5.6 YPC). While he still has Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson to contend with, the sixth-year back appears to be preparing for a larger volume of work than he saw last season. That seems like an attainable goal after he compiled 117 rush attempts in the eight contests from Week 13 through the postseason.

May 20, 2020 1:02 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Starting role strengthened

Mostert's projected starting role strengthened after Matt Breida was traded to the Dolphins in a draft-day deal, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Mostert was already expected to be the lead dog in a starting tandem with Tevin Coleman following his record-setting postseason run in 2019, but the departure of Breida clears up the backfield picture even more. Jerick McKinnon (knee) is still in the picture after restructuring his contract to stay in San Francisco, but the serious nature of his injury and utter lack of playing time since joining the team will likely land him in a backup role. Mostert will have the most upside in the 49ers' backfield due to his breakaway speed, while Coleman is likely to provide a decent floor if he continues to get double-digit touches in a shared workload.

April 27, 2020 1:07 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Scores in Super Bowl loss

Mostert carried the ball 12 times for 58 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 31-20 Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs. He also hauled in his only target for two yards.

Analysis: Though Mostert didn't come close to replicating his 220-yard, four-TD NFC Championship Game performance, he once again operated as the 49ers' top running back end and led the team's backfield while averaging a respectable 4.8 YPC. Given his efficiency, and the fact that San Francisco possessed a 10-point lead with the ball during the fourth quarter, it's fairly surprising that Mostert wasn't leaned on more heavily. The 27-year-old has two more years remaining on his contract with the 49ers, and he figures to factor in as at least a key contributor in the team's backfield for the 2020 season, with realistic upside of serving as the 49ers' No. 1 option. Of course, coach Kyle Shanahan's notoriously unpredictable tendency to rely on different lead backs on a game-to-game basis could put a damper on Mostert's fantasy value in 2020.

February 2, 2020 8:16 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Goes off for four scores

Mostert rushed 29 times for 220 yards and four touchdowns while also catching two passes for six yards in Sunday's 37-20 win over Green Bay.

Analysis: The 49ers' offensive line opened up gaping holes in the Packers' defensive front, and Mostert hit nearly every one of them for big chunks of yardage en route to a historic stat line. The 27-year-old's 220 rushing yards set a new playoff record for San Francisco and ranks second amongst all playoff rushers in the Super-Bowl era. Tevin Coleman took the reigns as the "hot back" against the Vikings last weekend, but he went down to injury in the second quarter and gave Mostert an even larger share of touches in the second half. San Francisco has two weeks to heal up before taking on the Chiefs in the Super Bowl, but the latter feels like a lock to at least begin the contest as the team's primary back even if Coleman is ready to suit up.

January 19, 2020 8:08 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Puts in full practice Wednesday

Mostert (calf) practiced in full Wednesday, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Mostert tended to a calf cramp near the end of the 49ers' divisional-round victory against the Vikings, requiring an IV in the aftermath. He claimed no concerns about the issue at the time, and his listing on Wednesday's injury report confirms as much. While he may work behind Tevin Coleman (elbow) yet again Sunday versus the Packers, Mostert shouldn't be lacking for touches, as he's averaged 13.7 for 84.3 yards from scrimmage per game while scoring seven TDs over the last six contests.

January 15, 2020 3:25 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: All activity expected Wednesday

Mostert (calf) is in line to practice fully Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Mostert was knocked out late during this past Saturday's divisional-round win against the Vikings. Afterward, he called the injury a cramp in his calf, which required an IV as a course of treatment. Assuming Mostert gets through this week unscathed, he seems poised to serve as the change-of-pace option to Tevin Coleman on Sunday against the Packers. Behind Coleman's 22 rushes for 105 yards, Mostert managed 12 carries for 58 yards in the 49ers' playoff opener.

January 15, 2020 11:29 AM EST

Raheem Mostert: Dealing with calf cramp

Mostert told Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com after Saturday's win against the Vikings that he exited in the fourth quarter due to a cramp in his calf.

Analysis: According to Mostert, he was treated with an IV and added that he dealt with "some sickness" during the week. 49ers injury reports prior to the game didn't mention his name at all, but in any case he expects to be fine moving forward. On Saturday, Mostert took a back seat to Tevin Coleman (22 carries for 105 yards) out of the backfield but still contributed 58 yards on 12 rushes and recovered a muffed punt.

January 11, 2020 5:52 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Injures calf Saturday

Mostert suffered a calf injury during Saturday's divisional-round game against the Vikings, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.

Analysis: Considering he picked up the issue in the fourth quarter, Mostert is unlikely to make his presence felt again Saturday. Prior to his departure, he had 12 carries for 58 yards and recovered a muffed punt. Meanwhile, Tevin Coleman returned to a lead-back, with more than 100 yards on the ground.

January 11, 2020 4:14 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Hits pay dirt twice

Mostert rushed 10 times for 57 yards and two touchdowns while gaining 16 more yards on his lone reception in Sunday's 26-21 win over Seattle.

Analysis: Mostert led the 49ers' backfield trio in touches and production for yet another week, finishing with the only usable stat line from the bunch from a fantasy perspective. Formerly known for his pure speed and special teams contributions, the 27-year-old was able to take advantage of playing time opened up by teammate injuries to establish himself as a big-play back. Mostert racked up 952 total yards and 10 touchdowns this season, most of which had come over the final five weeks of the year when he took over as the head of a committee. The speedy back's 5.6 yards per carry would have led the league had he finished with enough carries to qualify, but the gaudy average is impressive nonetheless. All three of San Francisco's backfield options are under team control for 2020, but if the end of the regular season is any indicator, Mostert could find himself as the top option heading into training camp next year.

December 29, 2019 10:23 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Gets into end zone Week 16

Mostert rushed 11 times for 53 yards and a touchdown and failed to bring in his only target in the 49ers' 34-31 win over the Rams on Saturday.

Analysis: As expected, Mostert was the clear lead back, although his rushing opportunities were limited overall. The fifth-year pro did average an efficient 4.8 yards per tote with a long run of 16 yards on a late second-quarter touchdown rush. Mostert has now found the end zone in five consecutive games, and although his passing game contributions have been modest overall, he should retain a hold of the top job in a pivotal Week 17 NFC West showdown versus the Seahawks.

December 21, 2019 9:12 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Spearheads backfield Week 15

Mostert ran for 54 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and caught one of two targets for five receiving yards during Sunday's 29-22 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Given that San Francisco ranks second behind only Baltimore with 32.6 rush attempts per game, possessing the 49ers' top back on a fantasy roster can be extremely valuable. The challenge this season has come in identifying who coach Kyle Shanahan will deploy as the top option, but in Week 15 Mostert garnered more than 63 percent of the team's RB carries and tallied a rushing score for the second consecutive outing. He now has double-digit rush attempts in three consecutive appearances, heading into a Week 16 matchup against a Rams defense that was torched by Dallas for 263 rush yards and three rushing TDs Sunday.

December 15, 2019 6:02 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Emerging as lead back

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Mostert has "given us no choice" but to use him as the leader of the San Francisco backfield, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Mostert first emerged in the lead role Week 13 at Baltimore, taking 21 touches for 154 yards and a touchdown while playing 74 percent of offensive snaps. Matt Breida's return from an ankle injury for Week 14 in New Orleans added some competition, but that didn't stop Mostert from getting a team-high 12 touches (for 109 yards and two TDs) on 60 percent snap share. While Tevin Coleman may still be the nominal starter, Mostert is the best bet to lead the 49ers in carries and backfield snaps during a Week 15 home game against the Falcons.

December 11, 2019 7:46 AM EST

Raheem Mostert: Leads running game with two scores

Mostert rushed 10 times for 69 yards and a touchdown, also chipping in 40 receiving yards and another score on two receptions in Sunday's 48-46 victory over New Orleans.

Analysis: Mostert figured to revert back to a special teams role with both Matt Breida (ankle) and Tevin Coleman starting together again (as he usually does in this scenario), but the third-stringer ended up leading the backfield in touches (12), yards (109) and touchdowns (two). Coleman technically started the game, but the veteran finished with just three carries for six yards and is clearly losing playing time in this offense. Mostert is trending up and entering flex territory in most formats heading into a Week 15 matchup with the Falcons.

December 8, 2019 3:47 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Playing time to be determined

Moster will have to contend with Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida (ankle) on Sunday at New Orleans, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Mostert is on the heels of putting up a season-high 21 touches for 154 yards from scrimmage and one TD against a staunch Ravens defense Week 13. In that same contest, Coleman was contained to just six touches and 10 snaps on offense. With Breida back in action for the first time since Week 10, it'll be interesting to see if Mostert can approach such a workload. In the end, though, it's difficult to trust any of the trio versus the Saints' third-ranked run defense (88.6 yards per game).

December 6, 2019 3:30 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Career game in loss

Mostert rushed 19 times for 146 yards and a touchdown while catching both of his targets for eight yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to Baltimore.

Analysis: Mostert took advantage of Matt Breida's (ankle) continued absence, serving as the much more effective half of a backfield platoon with Tevin Coleman and ultimately out-touching Coleman 21-6. He broke free for a 40-yard touchdown in the second quarter en route to his first career 100-yard rushing performance. Breida could be ready to return against the Saints in Week 14, but Mostert will likely remain involved in the offense after this stellar showing, possibly at Coleman's expense.

December 1, 2019 1:20 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Finds end zone in big win

Mostert rushed six times for 45 yards and a touchdown and caught a pass for 22 yards in Sunday's 37-8 win over Green Bay.

Analysis: Mostert got another "co-start" alongside Tevin Coleman with Matt Breida (ankle) held out of action again. The 27-year-old did more with less than Coleman, but the latter figures to remain the 1A if Breida is forced out of action against the Ravens on Sunday. Mostert is averaging 6.3 touches in the two-plus games without Breida, which keeps him in the deep-league range of fantasy value against Baltimore's ninth-ranked rush defense.

November 24, 2019 11:19 PM EST

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