|ADP:||Round: 8, Pick: 6|
|Team:||San Francisco 49ers|
|Ht / Wt:||5'11" / 206 lb.|
|Born:||April 16, 1993|
|Drafted:||2015 / Rd. 3 (73)|
Coleman is lined up to be a part of the 49ers' backfield picture following the trade of Matt Breida to Miami during the 2020 NFL Draft, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Raheem Mostert is the clear front-runner to begin the 2020 season as the 49ers' top rushing option following a dominant postseason run, but Breida's departure puts Coleman in a favorable position to be the 1B to Mostert's 1A in coach Kyle Shanahan's two-back system. The 27-year-old's role fluctuated in his first season in San Francisco, as he suffered an injury early on and then had to wrestle his starting role away from Breida following a mid-season slump. Coleman finished with 544 rushing yards and six touchdowns, also chipping in 21 receptions for 180 yards and another score, which are modest fantasy numbers in a limited role. With the backfield picture looking a little more set heading into the 2020 campaign, the veteran back could see steady touches in the 10-12 range as he did down the stretch in 2019 when he shared starting duties with the explosive Mostert.
Coleman now has $2 million of his 2020 salary guaranteed, David Lombardi of The Athleticreports.
Analysis: The $2 million switched from an injury guarantee to a full guarantee Apr. 1, accounting for 44 percent of Coleman's $4.55 million base salary in the second season of a two-year, $8.5 million contract. This all but ensures he won't be released, though it wouldn't come as any surprise if the 49ers were to trade Coleman or Matt Breida before Week 1. Most reports this offseason have suggested Breida is more likely to be dealt, as he fell behind both Coleman and Raheem Mostert on the playoff depth chart.
Coleman took five carries for 28 yards and caught his lone target for a three-yard gain in a 31-20 loss to the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
Analysis: Coleman rebounded from the shoulder dislocation that knocked him out of the NFC Championship Game to once again serve as the 49ers' No. 2 running back behind Raheem Mostert. The Niners also sprinkled in Jeff Wilson for a handful of snaps and one reception, while Matt Breida strictly played special teams. It'll be an interesting offseason for the San Francisco backfield, with Breida scheduled to be a restricted free agent and Coleman uncertain to see the second season of his two-year, $8.5 million contract. The 49ers can save up to $4.9 million in 2020 cap space if Coleman is released this offseason (pre overthecap.com), though his salary does contain a partial injury guarantee, which likely would apply if he has surgery on the shoulder.
Coleman (shoulder) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Coleman kicked off the week with back-to-back limited practice sessions, and having now successfully practiced without restrictions serves to shed any lingering doubts about his availability for Super Bowl LIV. Though Raheem Mostert is the favorite to lead San Francisco's backfield Sunday, Coleman will likely play a key role as the 49ers' No. 2 option. He carried the ball six times for 21 yards during the NFC Championship Game against Green Bay prior to suffering a dislocated shoulder in the second quarter.
Coleman (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Coleman previously was a limited participant Wednesday, taking a step forward after he was a non-participant last week. He seems to be gearing up for an appearance in the Super Bowl, but it won't come as any surprise if he's listed as 'questionable' on the final injury report Friday afternoon. Regardless, Raheem Mostert is the favorite to serve as San Francisco's lead runner in the big game.
Coleman (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.
Analysis: Coleman was listed as a non-participant in practice all last week, so Wednesday's limited session represents a tangible step in the right direction. He's working to recover from a dislocated shoulder sustained during the NFC Championship game. If the 26-year-old is able to attain medical clearance in time to suit up for the Super Bowl against Kansas City, he'll likely play second fiddle to Raheem Mostert in San Francisco's backfield.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that Coleman, who worked on the side during practice, received favorable MRI results on his shoulder injury, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Coleman logged three straight DNPs in practice this week, and Shanahan said "we'll see" when asked about ramping up his activity next week. The 26-year-old will have three more chances to log at least a limited session leading up to the Super Bowl against Kansas City. If he's able to gain medical clearance and suit up, Coleman will likely serve as the No. 2 option in San Francisco's backfield behind Raheem Mostert.
Coleman (shoulder) remained limited to stretching and side work with the training staff Friday at practice, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Coleman is only five days removed from a shoulder dislocation and has another nine days to get ready for the Super Bowl. His practice participation next week should provide a better clue, with the running back likely to gut it out if the injury is simply a matter of pain tolerance/management. Coleman likely would serve as the No. 2 running back behind Raheem Mostert, while Matt Breida and Jeff Wilson would be candidates for backup work in the event of a Coleman absence.
Coleman (shoulder) was limited to side work during Thursday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Coleman also missed Wednesday's practice, requiring some rest after he suffered a shoulder dislocation in Sunday's 37-20 win over the Packers. He still has 10 days to get ready for the Super Bowl, but his availability for the big game is far from a sure thing. Matt Breida and Jeff Wilson will be candidates to see extra work behind Raheem Mostert if Coleman doesn't end up playing.
Coleman (shoulder) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated injury report, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Coleman's potential workload, or lack thereof, is expected after he dislocated his right shoulder during the first half of the 49ers' eventual 37-20 victory against the Packers in the NFC Championship Game. Rehab likely will be his focus during the two weeks of preparation for the Super Bowl, but an appearance on the field during that span would be a great sign for his ability to suit up versus the Chiefs. If he attains active status on Feb. 2, there's a decent bet Coleman plays second fiddle to Raheem Mostert, he reeled off 220 yards and four TDs on 29 carries in the 49ers' most-recent win.
Coleman dislocated his right shoulder during Sunday's 37-20 win against the Packers in the NFC Championship Game, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Coach Kyle Shanahan relayed the news Monday, noting the 49ers are awaiting additional imaging on the affected region. Still, he "expects him [Coleman] to have a good chance to play" in the Super Bowl versus the Chiefs on Feb. 2. Prior to suffering the injury, Coleman turned six carries into 21 yards and wasn't targeted. In his stead, Raheem Mostert took the bull by the horns, galloping 29 times for 220 yards and four touchdowns. Because Coleman's health is compromised, he may find it difficult to be the top option out of the 49ers' backfield in the final game of the season, but such a decision will be based off the next two weeks of prep and rehab.
Coleman is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured shoulder Monday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Coleman recorded six carries for 21 yards in Sunday's NFC Championship win over the Packers before injuring his shoulder, as a result of which he was subsequently carted off the field. Coach Kyle Shanahan said following the playoff win that he thinks there "will be a good chance" for Coleman to be available during Super Bowl 54 in two weeks, per Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. Given Raheem Mostert's explosion for 220 yards and four touchdowns, of course, it remains to be seen how the 49ers' backfield split would play out with Coleman available.
Coleman (shoulder) is ruled out to return to Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers.
Analysis: Coleman suffered a shoulder injury during the second quarter of Sunday's playoff game, the severity of which required him to be carted off the field. With Raheem Mostert already having surpassed 160 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns, the 49ers have reason to feel confident taking a conservative approach to Coleman's recovery.
Coleman is questionable to return to Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers due to a shoulder injury, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Coleman was carted off the field in noticeable pain, leaving Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida to helm San Francisco's rushing attack. He sustained the injury in the first quarter while handling an inside run.
Coleman left Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers in the first quarter due to an injury, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Coleman appeared to suffer an elbow injury following an inside run, the severity of which caused him to be carted off the field. Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida will handle the 49ers' backfield reps in his stead, with Jeff Wilson inactive.
Coleman rushed 22 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 27-10 win over the Vikings.
Analysis: Coleman split starting duties with Raheem Mostert. as per usual, but the former had a bit more success early on. This led to coach Kyle Shanahan rolling with the hot hand -- as he is prone to do -- in the second half, and Coleman ran roughshod all over Minnesota's front seven. The 22 carries were a new season high for the 26-year-old; in fact, he had only reached the 20-carry mark just once in 2019, and hadn't received double-digit touches since Week 12 of the regular season. Saturday's box score should lead to Coleman becoming the preferred option coming out of San Francisco's backfield for the NFC Championship next Sunday, but Mostert will also see a healthy amount of touches to remain relevant as a DFS option.
Coleman rushed five times for 11 yards and caught one pass for seven yards in Sunday's 26-21 win over Seattle.
Analysis: Raheem Mostert saw the bulk of playing time (54 percent of offensive snaps) and touches (11), leaving Coleman to share scraps with fellow backup Matt Breida. The former Atlanta Falcon began the year as his new team's starter, and while he experienced early success (309 rushing yards and five touchdowns in Weeks 5 through 8), the veteran saw his role diminish significantly in the second half of the season. Coleman still managed to finish with a respectable mark of 4.0 yards per carry, but his role for next season is uncertain with fellow backs Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida under team control for 2020. His outlook could change based on how he and the rest of the 49ers' running back unit performs during the playoffs.
Coleman rushed five times for 33 yards in Saturday's 34-31 win over the Rams.
Analysis: Coleman was limited to single-digit carries for the fourth-straight week (4.3 carries over that span) and was held without a reception for the third game in a row. The 26-year-old still logged 24 snaps on offense (42 percent), so he should still be considered the "1B" behind Raheem Mostert (11 carries and 31 offensive snaps), but the latter has been the far-more productive back in recent weeks. Coleman has been running better of late (8.1 yards per carry) after enduring a rough stretch in the middle of the season, but the limited usage keeps his fantasy stock low heading into a showdown against Seattle in Week 17 that will settle the NFC West standings.
Coleman registered 40 rushing yards on four carries during Sunday's 29-22 loss to Atlanta.
Analysis: So much for working in Coleman against his former team of four years, as the 26-year-old back was out-touched by both Raheem Mostert (15) and Matt Breida (six) during the 49ers' Week 15 defeat. On the bright side, among San Francisco's top three backs Coleman was the only one not to fumble Sunday, perhaps opening up an opportunity for him moving forward if the 49ers coaching staff elects to prioritize ball security. Coleman has committed zero fumbles thus far in 2019, but he is averaging a meager 3.7 yards per carry heading into a Week 16 matchup against the Rams.
Coleman rushed three times for six yards in Sunday's 48-46 win over New Orleans.
Analysis: Coleman began the contest as the 49ers' starting running back, but just like last week, he struggled on the opening drive and became a ghost for the remainder of the game (just 11 offensive snaps). Matt Breida (ankle) returned from a three-week absence and was also limited to 12 snaps, but he was far more effective with his limited touches (six carries for 54 yards). It was Raheem Mostert who took control of the backfield and became the "hot hand" for the second consecutive week (on the field for 60 percent of offensive snaps). The latter is the back to target out of the three heading into a soft matchup against Atlanta, and Breida may be next in line based on Coleman's recent struggles.
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