Tyrion Davis-Price

San Francisco 49ers
Running Back
San Francisco 49ers
Running Back
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Tyrion Davis-Price News

Disappointing rookie campaign

Davis-Price finishes his rookie season with 34 rushing attempts for 99 yards and no touchdowns or receptions across six active games.

Analysis: Davis-Price had an opportunity to earn significant playing time following starter Elijah Mitchell's Week 1 injury, but he wound up falling behind undrafted rookie Jordan Mason and practice-squad veteran Tevin Coleman on the depth chart at multiple points throughout the year. The third-round pick didn't show enough as a pure runner in limited opportunities, and he didn't profile as a pass-catcher out of college. Davis-Price will have to fight for his spot on the active roster with San Francisco in 2023 after a lackluster start to his career.

Jan 11, 2023 2:44 PM EST


Gets one carry in overtime win

Davis-Price rushed once for five yards and was not targeted in Sunday's 37-34 overtime win over Las Vegas.

Analysis: Davis-Price reverted back to third on the running back depth chart as expected after Jordan Mason (hamstring) was limited by injury in Week 16. Both rookie backups logged equal snaps on offense (five), but it was Mason who performed better in a limited role (2-13-1). While Davis-Price remains a non-factor in fantasy, he could see a few touches in the last game of the regular season if the team opts to limit Christian McCaffrey's snaps ahead of the playoffs.

Jan 2, 2023 4:08 PM EST



Could fall back to No. 3 RB role

Jordan Mason is doing better with his tight hamstring, per David Lombardi of The Athletic, which could result in him resuming backup RB duties while Davis-Price reverts to the third-back role.

Analysis: Davis-Price surprisingly worked as San Francisco's No. 2 back behind Christian McCaffrey against the Commanders on Saturday, and he tallied 30 yards on nine carries. The rookie's elevated role was likely due to Jordan Mason dealing with a hamstring injury and being limited to work on special teams. Now that Mason has improved, he's expected to jump back over Davis-Price on the RB hierarchy. Mason has been quite effectively lately, racking up 171 rushing yards on 23 carries between Weeks 13 and 15.

Dec 27, 2022 12:27 PM EST


Unexpected role elevation

Davis-Price rushed nine times for 30 yards in Saturday's 37-20 win over the Commanders.

Analysis: Davis-Price was elevated to the No. 2 spot on the running back depth chart despite being kept as a healthy scratch in recent weeks. Regular backup Jordan Mason missed practice with a tight hamstring, perhaps leading to the unexpected gameplan change in Week 16. If head coach Kyle Shanahan decides to stick with TDP as his change-of-pace back against Las Vegas next Sunday, he could provide value as a cheap flier in DFS formats.

Dec 25, 2022 4:53 PM EST


Sitting out Sunday

Davis-Price (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Buccaneers, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Davis-Price has failed to earn a steady role in the 49ers' offense this season. The rookie remains behind Jordan Mason and lead back Christian McCaffrey, while practice squad elevation Tevin Coleman while dress ahead of him against Tampa Bay for Week 14. He'll work to earn the opportunity to suit up Week 15 against the Seahawks.

Dec 11, 2022 12:39 PM EST



Doesn't see field Sunday

Davis-Price did not see the field on offense or on special teams in Sunday's 33-17 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: Davis-Price figured to be in the mix for snaps behind Christian McCaffrey on Sunday, but it was Jordan Mason (8/51/0) who took over Elijah Mitchell's (knee) backup spot while maintaining his usual role on special teams. The 2022 third-round pick has struggled to find his way onto the field despite the 49ers having a multitude of injury problems at the running back position this season. If you stashed TDP in hopes he could take over the backup role in San Francisco, it's probably safe to move on ahead of Sunday's tilt against the Buccaneers.

Dec 5, 2022 9:34 PM EST


Could re-emerge as McCaffrey backup

Davis-Price, who has been a healthy inactive for the 49ers' last three games, could serve as the No. 2 running back behind Christian McCaffrey (knee) in Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The last time Davis-Price saw action was in the 49ers' 44-23 loss to the Chiefs in Week 7, when McCaffrey was on a limited snap count in his San Francisco debut. Davis-Price served as McCaffrey's main backup for that contest, as Jeff Wilson was sent out to Miami in a trade a few days earlier and Elijah Mitchell was still on injured reserve. Mitchell returned to action following the Niners' Week 9 bye and served as McCaffrey's main understudy the past three games, though the former is now set to go back on IR after suffering an MCL sprain to his left knee in this past Sunday's win over the Saints. Meanwhile, McCaffrey was able to finish the game while battling knee irritation, temporarily clouding the star back's status for the 49ers' Week 13 game against the Dolphins. Even if McCaffrey ends up being able to play through the knee issue, the 49ers could look to manage his workload by incorporating Davis-Price, who has logged 16 carries for 37 yards and has yet to record a reception across three appearances. Jordan Mason has dressed ahead of Davis-Price the last three weeks and even picked up five carries this past Sunday, but Mason has mostly been active due to his status as a core special-teams contributor and may not be ahead of Davis-Price in the pecking order for snaps out of the backfield.

Nov 29, 2022 8:34 AM EST


Remains out Week 12

Davis-Price has been ruled a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Analysis: Davis-Price will be a healthy inactive for the third game in a row after failing to see the field during the 49ers' Week 8 win over the Rams. With the rookie third-rounder out, Christian McCaffrey, Elijah Mitchell and Jordan Mason will once again slot in as San Francisco's top three backs Week 12.

Nov 27, 2022 12:21 PM EST


Healthy scratch again

Davis-Price (coach's decision) has been ruled inactive for Monday's game against the Cardinals.

Analysis: Davis-Price saw his playing time fall off Week 8, and he will be a healthy scratch for the second game in a row. With the rookie sidelined, Christian McCaffrey, Elijah Mitchell and Jordan Mason will once again slot in as the 49ers' top three running backs Week 11. Davis-Price's next opportunity to suit up will come against the Saints on Sunday, Nov. 27.

Nov 21, 2022 4:33 PM EST


Healthy scratch Sunday

Davis-Price (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Davis-Price didn't see any playing time during the 49ers' Week 8 matchup against the Rams, and he'll be a healthy scratch following the Week 9 bye. Christian McCaffrey, Elijah Mitchell and Jordan Mason will operate as San Francisco's three active running backs Sunday.

Nov 13, 2022 4:05 PM EST


Does not see field

Davis-Price did not log any snaps in Sunday's 31-14 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Davis-Price was active for this contest, but he wasn't used in any capacity in the win. The addition of star running back Christian McCaffrey (26 touches) and the presence of veteran backup Jeff Wilson (six touches) pushes the rookie back into a reserve role moving forward. Davis-Price and the 49ers will resume play after the upcoming bye week against the Chargers on Nov. 13.

Oct 31, 2022 12:36 PM EST


Plays 13 snaps on offense

Davis-Price rushed twice for four yards and failed to bring in either of his targets in Sunday's 44-23 loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: Davis-Price was essentially a healthy scratch in his return from an ankle injury last week, so Sunday's brief action was actually an increase in playing time. The third-round pick from this year's draft has not played well as a backup through seven weeks, posting a meager 2.3 yards per carry on 16 rushing attempts. The addition of Christian McCaffrey pushes TDP even further down the depth chart, making the rookie a non-factor heading into next Sunday's tilt against the Rams.

Oct 24, 2022 9:17 AM EST


No touches in return

Davis-Price (ankle) logged one offensive snap and received no touches in Sunday's 28-14 loss to Atlanta.

Analysis: Davis-Price returned from a three-game layoff just in time to assist a banged up 49ers backfield, but he was essentially deployed as a healthy scratch. Head coach Kyle Shanahan did not turn to his third-round pick from this year's draft despite both Jeff Wilson (7/25/0 and a fumble) and Tevin Coleman (4/3/0) struggling from the opening snap. Perhaps TDP will get a few touches against the Chiefs next Sunday.

Oct 17, 2022 9:59 AM EST


Logs full practice Wednesday

Davis-Price (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: After suffering a high-ankle sprain Week 2 against the Seahawks, Davis-Price didn't mix into any drills the last three weeks, so his ability to handle every rep Wednesday signals that he's mostly past the issue. Jeff Wilson (shoulder) has been leading the 49ers backfield since Elijah Mitchell (knee) went down in the season opener, but Davis-Price, a rookie third-round pick, could challenge Tevin Coleman for complementary RB touches moving forward. In his sole appearance this season, Davis-Price mustered 33 yards on 14 carries (2.4 YPC) and wasn't targeted.

Oct 12, 2022 1:03 PM EST


Could return to practice Wednesday

Davis-Price (ankle) was spotted taking part in a workout prior to Sunday's 37-15 win over the Panthers and could be ready to return to practice Week 6, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The rookie third-round pick out of LSU hasn't suited up since Week 2 due to a high-ankle sprain, but the 49ers' decision not to move him to injured reserve always left open the possibility that he would miss fewer than four games on account of the injury. Davis-Price still looks like he has a chance to limit his absence to three games and play this coming Sunday in Atlanta, but he'll almost certainly have to return to full practice participation by Friday for that to become a reality. With Elijah Mitchell (knee) likely out until November, Jeff Wilson has a temporary stranglehold on the No. 1 role out of the backfield, but the slotting behind him on the depth chart remains unsettled. Tevin Coleman handled the No. 2 role behind Wilson against Carolina and scored two touchdowns, but he managed just 23 yards on eight carries (2.9 average).

Oct 10, 2022 12:55 PM EST


Set to miss time with ankle injury

Coach Kyle Shanahan relayed Monday that Davis-Price will miss a few weeks with a high ankle sprain, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: With Elijah Mitchell (knee) on IR, Davis-Price stepped into an increased role in the 49ers' backfield in Week 2 behind Jeff Wilson, carrying the ball 14 times for 33 yards. Now that he's in line to miss some time, rookie Jordan Mason, who joined the team as an undrafted free agent in May, should now have an opportunity to carve out a complementary role in the coming weeks, while Marlon Mack is a candidate to be promoted from the team's practice squad.

Sep 19, 2022 3:44 PM EST


Big volume in Week 2 win

Davis-Price carried the ball 14 times for 33 yards in Sunday's 27-7 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: The rookie was inactive last week, but Davis-Price worked as the 49ers' No. 2 back behind Jeff Wilson in this one after Elijah Mitchell (knee) landed on the IR. He saw most of his touches in the second half after San Francisco took a 20-0 lead into intermission and did little with his opportunities, but fellow rookie Jordan Mason didn't see any touches at all. The team's overall offensive scheme could see some big changes with Jimmy Garoppolo taking over for Trey Lance (ankle) under center, but Davis-Price's poor numbers in his NFL debut don't guarantee him any sort of significant role in Week 3 against the Broncos.

Sep 18, 2022 5:50 PM EST


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