|ADP:||Round: 14, Pick: 5|
|Team:||New York Jets|
|Ht / Wt:||5'11" / 206 lb.|
|Born:||April 16, 1993|
|Drafted:||2015 / Rd. 3 (73)|
Coleman is signing a one-year contract worth up to $2 million with the Jets, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Coleman will rejoin coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur, both of whom are familiar with his skillset due to their time together in San Francisco. The 27-year-old is coming off a disastrous 2020 campaign, in which a knee injury forced him to miss eight games and he was limited to just 53 rushing yards on 28 attempts (1.9 yards per carry). Coleman's history of reliability prior to 2020 likely bumps him ahead of Ty Johnson and La'Mical Perine on the Jets' depth chart -- he had five straight seasons with at least 4.0 YPC from 2015-19 -- but New York could very well be in the mix to add a starting running back in the early rounds of April's draft.
Coleman was limited to 28 carries for 53 yards over eight games this season.
Analysis: Coleman's production took a huge nosedive in his age-27 season, as he was pushed into a reserve role and averaged just 1.9 yards per carry (worst mark of his career). The fact that the veteran was bypassed by his current head coach (and former offensive coordinator in Atlanta) when injuries opened up the starting role at various points of the year is a sign that the back's skills have diminished. Coleman will enter the offseason as a free agent, but a depth role seems like the best case scenario for the former dual-threat running back.
Coleman had two carries for three yards and caught his lone target for no gain in Saturday's 20-12 win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: Jeff Wilson Jr. (23 touches for 204 total yards and a touchdown) dominated the backfield workload after Raheem Mostert (ankle) was placed on IR earlier this week. Neither Coleman (seven offensive snaps) or Jerick McKinnon (10 snaps) were involved enough in the gameplan to warrant fantasy consideration. Head coach Kyle Shanahan normally deploys a two-back system, but with the playoffs out of sight, perhaps he wanted to see how the 25-year-old Wilson would handle a larger role instead of wasting snaps on Coleman. Given the results of the gameplan -- and the overall disappointing play of both veteran backups this year -- expect Wilson to dominate the touches against Seattle next week.
Coleman rushed three times for 11 yards in Sunday's 41-33 loss to Dallas.
Analysis: Coleman spent most of his day on special teams, but he was able to take the field late in the contest after the starting tandem of Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) both re-aggravated their respective ankle injuries. The 27-year-old is averaging a career worst 1.9 yards per carry while dealing with injuries and sporadic playing time this season. Coleman would be lined up take over early and goal-line work if the aforementioned tailbacks are forced to miss Saturday's tilt against the Cardinals. The veteran figures to have limited upside even if he gets the call, as the explosiveness he was once known for appears to have dissipated, or at least been hampered by nagging injuries.
Coleman went without a rush attempt on two offensive snaps during Sunday's 23-15 loss to Washington.
Analysis: Coleman hasn't re-established himself in the 49ers' backfield since returning from a knee injury Week 13 against Buffalo, collecting just six offensive snaps over the past two contests. A holdover from coach Kyle Shanahan's tenure as Atlanta's offensive coordinator between 2015 and 2016, Coleman had a solid debut campaign with San Francisco last year in amassing 724 scrimmage yards and seven TDs over 14 appearances. His injury-riddled 2020 has been disappointing, to say the least, with Coleman posting a 1.7 yards-per-carry average over 23 attempts.
Coleman ran the ball twice for minus-11 yards during Monday's 34-24 loss to Buffalo.
Analysis: In what was the 27-year-old's first appearance since Nov. 1, Coleman struggled in a limited workload coming off the knee injury. The game script faded Coleman's potential involvement with San Francisco falling into a 17-point third-quarter deficit, but it was clear Raheem Mostert (nine carries) and Jeff Wilson (seven carries) remained the preferred RB options for coach Kyle Shanahan. Coleman has only exceeded four rush attempts in a game once over his four appearances this season. That occasion came Week 2 when he was held to 12 yards on 14 carries during a matchup against the Jets.
Coleman (knee) wasn't listed on Thursday's practice report, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: After Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson were activated from IR last week, the 49ers backfield is getting healthier by the week with Coleman logging a full session himself Thursday. It'll be interesting to see how much work Coleman will be afforded Sunday against the Bills, but in his three appearances this season he's mustered just 2.4 YPC on his 21 rushes. Fortunately, he's been capable as a receiver, hauling in three of four targets for 34 yards.
Coleman (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Analysis: Coleman was a limited practice participant throughout the week, apparently unable to do enough to gain clearance for Sunday's game. Meanwhile, fellow running backs Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Jeff Wilson (ankle) will be activated from injured reserve, with coach Kyle Shanahan considering both players questionable for Sunday. Jerick McKinnon and Austin Walter are the Niners' other backfield options this week.
Coleman (knee) was limited at Thursday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: There are many moving parts in the 49ers backfield this week. Coleman is aiming for his first appearance since Week 8, Jerick McKinnon avoided the injury report entirely, and both Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Jeff Wilson (ankle) had their 21-day windows opened to return from injured reserve. The situation will continue to be monitored closely to gather how the pecking order may break down Sunday versus the Rams.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday that Coleman (knee) will be limited in practice, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.
Analysis: Coleman has only suited up for one contest since Week 2, but it appears that he's made substantial progress in his recovery coming off San Francisco's bye. Raheem Mostert (knee) is considered day-to-day after having been designated for a return from IR, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports, so it's conceivable that the 49ers' top two running backs could both be back in action against the Rams on Sunday.
Coach Kyle Shanahan hopes Coleman (knee) will be available for the 49ers' next game Sunday, Nov. 29 against the Rams, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The same can be said for Raheem Mostert (ankle, IR), so San Francisco may have its top two RBs back in the fold following the team's Week 11 bye. If the preceding comes to pass, Shanahn will have the above duo -- plus Austin Walter and potentially Jerick McKinnon (neck) -- available out of the backfield while Jeff Wilson (ankle) and JaMycal Hasty (collarbone) stay on injured reserve.
Coleman (knee) will not play Sunday against the Saints, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Analysis: The 49ers waited until Friday to make it official, though Coleman never appeared to have a real shot at playing. With a bye coming up Week 11, the team could have Coleman back for its next game, a Week 12 matchup with the Rams. It isn't clear he'll have a significant role when he returns, as the Niners may also have Raheem Mostert (ankle) back from IR at that point. As for the immediate future, Jerick McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty will lead the San Francisco backfield this Sunday in New Orleans.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Coleman (knee) is unlikely to be available Sunday in New Orleans, but the 49ers hope the running back is able to play Sunday, Nov. 29 against the Rams after their Week 11 bye, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Shanahan said the same of fellow RB and IR resident Raheem Mostert (ankle), which would leave Jerick McKinnon, JaMycal Hasty and Austin Walter to head the team's backfield this weekend.
Coach Kyle Shanahan ruled out Coleman (knee) for Thursday's game against the Packers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: On Sunday in Seattle, Coleman injured the same knee that forced him to sit out the previous five contests. No timetable has been given for a return to action, but like his running back mates on IR -- Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Jeff Wilson (ankle) -- Coleman won't be available Week 9. With that trio sidelined, JaMycal Hasty and Jerick McKinnon will be drive the 49ers backfield.
Coleman (knee) is listed as a non-participant in Monday's practice estimate.
Analysis: Coleman's absence one day after suffering an injury to the same knee that has bothered him all season comes as no surprise. He'll need to heal up in a hurry to have any chance of suiting up Thursday against Green Bay on a short week. If Coleman can't go, JaMycal Hasty and Jerick McKinnon will likely split the rushing workload against a Packers defense that has struggled mightily against the run.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said after Sunday's loss to Seattle that the injury that forced Coleman out is to the same knee that he injured earlier this season, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Coleman has already missed five weeks due to injury this season, and while the extent of his new injury isn't yet known, the running back will have a hard time healing up in time to play Thursday against the Packers. JaMycal Hasty and Jerick McKinnon should split backfield duties for the injury-riddled 49ers in Week 10 if Coleman can't go.
The 49ers have ruled out Coleman (knee) from returning to Sunday's game in Seattle, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Coleman was deemed questionable to return at halftime and ruled out in the early stages of the third quarter, finishing his day with three rushes for 20 yards and no targets. There's a chance Coleman aggravating the knee sprain that sidelined him for the 49ers' previous five games, but the team will move forward Sunday with a backfield composed of JaMycal Hasty and Jerick McKinnon due to the presence of Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Jeff Wilson (ankle) on injured reserve.
Coleman was removed from Sunday's game at Seattle due to a knee injury, Bob Lange of the 49ers' official site reports.
Analysis: Coleman spent Weeks 3 through 7 on injured reserve with a sprained knee, so the sixth-year pro may have aggravated the issue in his first action since Week 2. Prior to leaving this contest at halftime, he tallied three carries for 20 yards but wasn't targeted. With Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson on IR due to ankle concerns, the 49ers backfield has been whittled down to JaMycal Hasty and Jerick McKinnon.
Coleman (knee) was activated off injured reserve Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Analysis: It'll be interesting to see what kind of workload the 49ers give Coleman after the running back was taken off injured reserve following a minimum three-week stay, as both Jerick McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty figure to be involved in some capacity against the Seahawks as well. We know for certain Jeff Wilson (ankle), who exploded for 112 yards and three touchdowns against the Patriots last week, will not be a part of that equation after the running back was placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move. Coleman has largely been ineffective this season, but with nominal starter Raheem Mostert (ankle) still out for at least two more weeks, there's certainly a chance for the 2019 big-ticket free agent signing to prove his worth.
Coleman (knee) appears on track to play in Sunday's game against Seattle, but the 49ers haven't announced a decision, Cam Inman of The Bay Area News Group reports.
Analysis: Coleman has been on injured reserve, which means he isn't listed on the official practice/injury report and doesn't have a questionable/doubtful/out designation for the game. The 49ers did designate Coleman to return from IR earlier this week, and he's been practicing with his teammates since Wednesday. The team will need to move him to the active roster by Saturday afternoon in order to have him eligible for Sunday's game. With fellow running backs Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Jeff Wilson (knee) both unavailable, Coleman should have a significant role if he plays, though Jerick McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty also figure to get touches.
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