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Matt Breida | Giants RB

Date of Birth:  02/28/1995
Age:  27
Height  5'11"
Weight:   190
College:  Georgia Souther
Drafted:  2017 | Undrafted
Depth Chart:  3rd string

Matt Breida | Giants RB


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Matt Breida | Giants RB

The Giants are signing Matt Breida.

This should be a good landing spot for Breida after he again showed flashes in Buffalo last season, as he'll be joining former Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll with the Giants. We'll see if Daboll has a plan to get Breida more heavily involved on offense after he had success utilizing him toward the end of last season.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

The Bills are signing Matt Breida, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Buffalo already has Devin Singletary and Zack Moss on the roster, but they didn't feel they got enough at the position down the stretch, so Breida could be an excellent flier. Having just turned 26 last month, the former 49er and Dolphin will bring an added speed element to the backfield. This could turn out to be a full-fledged committee, which would give Breida some decent late-round appeal in redraft leagues because of how high-powered the offense is.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

The Dolphins activated Matt Breida off the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Miami is extremely beat up at running back, so it's great that Breida is back in the mix. Ultimately, it might be difficult to play any of the Dolphins running backs aside from Myles Gaskin (if he can get on the field) given the uncertain backfield spilt.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

The Dolphins have placed Matt Breida on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Breida won't be able to play on Sunday, and with Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) already doubtful, Miami could be extremely thin at running back if Myles Gaskin (knee) doesn't return against Cincinnati. If so, the Dolphins could have a very pass-happy game plan with Ryan Fitzpatrick looking set for another start.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (hamstring) was a full participant in today's practice.

After missing the past two games, Breida should be good to go for this Sunday against the Broncos assuming he suffers no setbacks over the next couple of days. Salvon Ahmed played well last week and will have a role, so the Dolphins backfield is somewhat difficult to gauge heading into Week 11. Breida might ultimately get a shot in the lead role.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (hamstring) is officially inactive for Week 10.

Breida is getting closer to a return, but he’ll miss his second consecutive game with the hamstring issue. The explosive runner is expected to return for Week 11.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (hamstring) is questionable for Week 10.

Dolphins head coach Brian Flores sounded somewhat optimistic about Breida's status this week, but the dynamic runner might come down to pre-game warmups. Miami is in the late-afternoon set of games this Sunday, so you should have a backup plan from the later games if you plan to use Breida in your lineup.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (hamstring) officially remains limited in practice.

Two consecutive limited practices is a pretty good sign for Breida, but his status is up in the air heading into Friday's practice. A full participation to end the week would be great, but Breida might otherwise be a game-time call for Week 10.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (hamstring) was officially limited in today's practice.

This is a fine start to the week for Breida, who appears to have a shot to return after missing last week with the hamstring issue. Ideally, Breida will be up to a full practice status by Friday.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Week 9.

Things were clearly trending this direction after Breida missed practice all week, and now Jordan Howard is set to get a nice opportunity to lead the Miami backfield after he was a healthy scratch in recent weeks. Patrick Laird will also chip in behind Howard. Consider Breida week-to-week.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (hamstring) officially did not practice today.

As Dolphins head coach Brian Flores indicated earlier today, it was not a case of Breida getting a rest type of day to start the practice week yesterday. Breida looks to be on the doubtful side of things for Week 9, but Flores says he has a chance to play. The final injury report of the week will be out tomorrow.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

The Dolphins are acquiring Matt Breida, according to multiple reports.

Breida was heavily rumored to be a trade candidate this weekend, and he finds an excellent home in Miami wit hotel Dolphins. The 49ers will receive the No. 153 overall pick in the draft in exchange for Breida, who did well to become a key contributor to the team after going undrafted in 2017. Breida averaged 5.0 wars per carry in San Francisco, and he'll now complement Jordan Howard in the Dolphins backfield. This should be a definite boost to Breida's dynasty outlook. For the 49ers, their committee backfield will be led by Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert in 2020.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

The 49ers are tendering Matt Breida at a second-round level, according to Dianna Russini.

This might be somewhat surprising considering how little Breida played down the stretch last season, but San Francisco wisely doesn't want to lose a talent like him in a backfield that could see the pecking order change in an instant. A different landing spot would be better for Breida's fantasy value, so we'll see what happens in the coming days/weeks.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially inactive against the Ravens.

The hope was that Breida would be ready to return today, but the 49ers are holding him out to ensure he gets to full strength for next week’s matchup against the Saints. Today’s rainy weather in Baltimore also might have been a factor in this decision.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is is officially listed as questionable to play this Sunday.

Breida is expected to return for the 49ers this week, but his status won’t be official until 11:30 AM ET on Sunday when the actives and inactives are released.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) officially limited in Wednesday practice.

Breida appears to be trending in the right direction after missing the last two games with his ankle injury. He was given a one-to-two week timeline, so we expect he’ll return this Sunday against the Ravens. We’ll let you know how the dynamic running back is listed on the final Week 13 injury report on Friday.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially inactive for Week 12.

Breida was listed as doubtful entering tonight, so this was fully expected. The dynamic running back was expected to miss one or two games with his ankle issue, and this is his second consecutive missed game, so hopefully he's able to return next week against the Ravens.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially listed as doubtful for Week 12.

The 49ers are holding out some hope that the durable Breida will be able to play through his ankle injury, but he’ll likely be ruled out for his second consecutive game on Sunday night.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) officially did not practice today.

Breida is one of the league’s best players at gutting out injuries, but he’s looking iffy for Sunday night versus Green Bay. He would do well to avoid a doubtful tag or being ruled out ahead of the weekend.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially not practicing today.

Breida was expected to miss one or two games with his ankle injury, so this is not a surprise to start the week. The dynamic running back's status will be monitored over the next couple of days.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially inactive for Week 11.

Breida is expected to miss a game or two with his ankle issue, so this isn’t a surprise. Raheem Mostert is set to get more work in the backfield with Tevin Coleman today against the Cardinals.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially doubtful for Sunday.

Breida is expected to miss one or two games with his ankle re-aggravation, so this was expected. The dynamic running back is obviously likely to be ruled out for Sunday's Week 11 contest against the Cardinals and cannot be trusted in fantasy lineups.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida is getting a second opinion on his ankle.

Breida was limping a bit while favoring his taped-up ankle in last night's loss to the Seahawks, and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero says the dynamic running back "may miss some time to let it heal". San Francisco is fortunate to be extremely deep at running back, so they might want to rest Breida and get him back closer to 100% for the stretch run. However, Breida has played through a bunch of injuries (particularly to his ankles) over the past couple of seasons, so it's certainly possible he continues toughing it out. We'll track his status leading up to this Sunday's Week 11 matchup against the Cardinals.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially active against the Cardinals.

Breida was expected to play tonight, and he indeed is toughing it out for a Halloween night Thursday game. Consider Breida a FLEX option with his usual big-play ability.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Week 9.

Breida was listed as a limited practice participant on Monday and Wednesday, but he sat out yesterday's practice. He's a game-time call, but the dynamic running back has shown his toughness and ability to play through ankle issues in the past.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) did not return for the 49ers.

San Francisco blew out Carolina, so it's not surprising that Breida did not return. Before leaving, Breida had 11 carries for 35 yards and one reception for 15 yards. He's toughed out ankle injuries in the past, so hopefully he doesn't miss any more time with this one.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is questionable to return against the Panthers.

Breida was injured at the end of the first half, and he's being called questionable early in the second half. The Niners luckily have plenty of depth at running back, but hopefully Breida is able to return to the game soon.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida has been cleared from his head injury.

Breida passed concussion protocol and is back in there for the Niners as they look to hold their 6-0 fourth-quarter lead over the Redskins.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida is being evaluated for a head injury.

Breida is in the blue medical tent getting looked at by trainers. Hopefully he's able to get back on the field soon, but we'll update you as more information becomes available on his status. Jeff Wilson and Raheem Mostert should handle more work behind Tevin Coleman while Breida is out.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida has a slightly torn pectoral muscle.

Breida is out until training camp, so this isn’t a huge deal. But any missed time could be costly in a stacked Niners backfield. Breida is going to play a good amount along with Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon, though, and it’ll be interesting to see how the reps are split during camp.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is done for the season.

Breida has played through everything this year, but another re-aggravation of his ankle injury will keep him out in the finale against Los Angeles. The second-year back finishes 2018 with 153 carries for 814 yards (5.3 YPC) and three touchdowns, also chipping in a 27/261/2 receiving line in 14 games. San Francisco will likely have Jerick McKinnon back next year, but Breida has more than earned a role in Kyle Shanahan's offense, and he should be a value in fantasy drafts next summer.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of today's game.

Breida was injured early in the game and has now been ruled out early in the third quarter. Before leaving, Breida had four carries for 20 yards and one reception for six yards. Jeff Wilson Jr. could be set for a heavy workload in the second half against the Bears, but hopefully Breida is ready for Week 17. We expect he'll make a strong push to play after pushing through many injuries this season.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida leaves game with apparent ankle injury.

Breida was just tackled around the ankle area against the Bears and was in a lot of pain. The second-year running back has battled ankle issues most of the season, and this looks like another re-aggravation. Don't be surprised if he's unable to return to today's game, but we'll update you as more information becomes available.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida handles 22 touches in return to the lineup.

Breida rushed 17 times for 50 yards, also adding five receptions for 46 yards. The rushing numbers don't look great, but Breida again ran well and tied his season-high for attempts. It was good to see the 23-year-old operate as the clear lead back, but he should remain more of a FLEX than low-end RB2 for Week 16 as the tough Chicago defense comes to town.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially active against the Seahawks.

Breida missed just one game with his re-aggravated ankle injury, and he’s back in the lineup for the Niners. “Wolverine” will split the backfield with Jeff Wilson Jr., so he’s just a FLEX option for Week 15.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is questionable for Week 15.

Breida missed last week's game, but he is about as tough as they come, and he might try to give it a go against the Seahawks. If so, Jeff Wilson would obviously be downgraded from low-end RB2/FLEX status, but it's worth noting that Breida would be at risk of an in-game setback, making him a risky play for the fantasy semifinals.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) will miss Week 14.

Breida suffered a new sprain to his troublesome ankle, and he's finally going to miss a game this season after battling multiple ailments. "Wolverine" has shown he's an exceptional healer and will hopefully only miss this one game, but there's certainly a chance he misses more time given he's been ruled out for this week already. Jeff Wilson, who is coming off 23 touches in yesterday's game, could be a legit workhorse with Breida out, and he's a great waiver-wire add for this week.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) did not return against the Seahawks.

Breida had five carries for seven yards and three receptions for 51 yards before leaving the Niners' Week 13 loss. "Wolverine" has played through many injuries this season, so we expect he'll play through this ailment; but he looks like a risky fantasy option for the first week of the fantasy playoffs at less than 100%. It's also worth considering Jeff Wilson got 23 touches and played well in today's game, and he looks to have a sizable role moving forward.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida leaves game with apparent leg injury.

Breida has dealt with a plethora of injuries this season, and it's unclear if this is an aggravation of a previous injury or a new one. Breida was limping pretty badly on the sideline, but he's shown extreme toughness throughout the year. We'll see if he can return to the game.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida runs over 100 yards against the Buccaneers.

Breida carried 14 times for 106 yards and caught three passes for 34 yards in San Francisco's Week 12 loss. As the stats indicate, it was another very good performance by Breida, who has rushed for over 100 yards three times this season. The only downside to the game was that he wasn't able to punch in a goal-line carry as the Bucs made a goal-line stand. Next week, Breida gets a matchup against a Seahawks team that hasn't been great against opposing running backs this season.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida scores twice against the Giants.

Breida had an excellent game in the Niners' close Monday night loss, carrying 17 times for 101 yards and a touchdown along with three receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown. All night, Breida brushed off arm tackles and showed his great speed and acceleration while taking advantage of good run blocking by his offensive line. The rushing score was by the goal line, and the receiving score was on a nice leaping catch in the end zone on a nice route in the red zone. At one point Breida went off the field with a slight limp, but he didn't really miss any time and looked as good as he's looked all season coming off the mini bye. Now Breida has a legit bye to heal more and, and he will be a strong fantasy option in Week 12 when the Niners face the Buccaneers.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida gets 13 touches against the Raiders.

Breida carried 12 times for 41 yards and added one reception for three yards in the Thursday night win. The second-year running back started the game well with chunk gains, but the Raiders actually did a good job of shutting him down for much of the game. For Breida owners, he unfortunate wasn't in on a 52-yard touchdown run scored by Raheem Mostert on a play where the defense didn't lay a finger on Mostert. Breida was again hobbling around a bit and was in and out of the lineup while dealing with his ankle injury, but perhaps the mini bye will help him get closer to 100% for Week 10 against the Giants. And it's worth noting that Mostert is almost certainly done for the season with a gruesome forearm injury, so Breida could get a few more touches per game moving forward.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially active for Week 9.

Breida has been Wolverine-like this season with his ability to continue playing through injuries while not missing games, and tonight is no different. Despite Nick Mullens making his first NFL start, Breida is a solid RB2/FLEX option in fantasy lineups against a Raiders defense that's last in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Week 9.

We expect Breida will be out there tomorrow night against the Raiders, but it's no lock. The second-year running back's status will be known before 7:00 PM ET tomorrow. If Breida is active, he'll be an RB2/FLEX option in an excellent matchup despite being at less than 100%.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida gets 16 carries in Week 8.

Breida was listed as questionable coming in with an ankle injury and was expected to be limited against the Cardinals, but he instead received his highest carry total of the season. The second-year back picked up 42 yards on his 16 attempts, as Arizona sured-up their run defense a bit during their mini bye. Breida appeared to re-aggravate his ankle injury a bit, but it didn't knock him out of the game as he continues to tough through it. Playing on a short week while dealing with the ankle injury is difficult, but Breida is a FLEX option for Week 9 against the Raiders on Thursday night. There is some downside in the even of him exiting the game or being limited throughout, though. Through eight games, Breida is on pace for 168 carries, 974 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns, 22 receptions, 180 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially active for Week 8.

Mack continues to tough out his injuries, and today against the Cardinals is no different. However, Breida is expect to be limited in today’s game, so he’s more of a FLEX option despite a matchup with the team giving up to most fantasy points to running backs this season.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday.

Breida didn't practice the last two days, but he was able to get out there today ahead of the injury report being released. Considering the second-year running back has battled through multiple injuries and hasn't missed a game yet this season, he seems likely to play against the Cardinals. However, his status might not be known until after the earlier games kick off. If Breida is active, he's more of a FLEX option because he could suffer another setback during the game, but Arizona is giving up the most standard fantasy points to opposing running backs, so there's obvious upside there.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) officially did not practice today.

Breida has shown he's able to play well with limited playing time, but to non-practices the last two days isn't a great sign. We'll see if he can work his way up to a limited practice ahead of the official injury report for the game being released tomorrow.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida battles ankle injury in Niners' loss.

Breida hurt his ankle on his first carry of the game against the Rams, and he was then shut down later in the game. He ended up with five carries for 15 yards and one fumble lost in the Week 7 loss. There's a chance the Niners decide to take things slow with Breida, as the second-year running back has played through a lot of pain this season and might be more effective with some rest to get him back to full strength. If Breida does play, consider him a FLEX option with risk considering he could again re-aggravate his injury. It's worth noting he did score on a shuffle pass in his first matchup of the season against his next opponent, the Cardinals.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) has returned to the game for the Niners.

Breida will probably just continue to play through the pain like he has all season. He might be in and out of the game, but thankfully Breida appears to be fine.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially questionable to return against the Rams.

It's unclear if it's the same ankle issue he recently dealt with. Breida has shown great toughness this season, so hopefully he's able to return to the game. We'll update you as more information becomes available on the second-year running back.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida leaves game with an injury.

Breida walked off under his own power, so hopefully he was just hurting a bit and it's not too serious. This happened on his first carry of the game against the Rams. Remember, Breida has dealt with many injuries this season, so this could be his shoulder or ankle issue popping up. We'll update you on Breida's status as more information becomes available.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida scores against the Packers.

Breida, who was called doubtful just a few days ago but toughed it out and played tonight, started the game and ran the ball well. He set the tone on the opening drive with a short touchdown run that showed the Niners were ready to play, and he received a solid workload throughout the night while splitting time with Raheem Mostert (12 carries, 87 yards). Overall, Breida had 14 carries for 61 yards and a touchdown. He hobbled off the field at least once and was clearly not at 100%, but there's no reason to believe he won't be out there against the Rams next week.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (knee) is active against the Packers.

After being called doubtful at the start of last week, Breida worked his way into a limited practice on Saturday and a questionable tag for the game, and he’s playing tonight for the Niners. Breida has played through multiple ailments this season, as he’s shown great toughness. The second-year running back is at least a FLEX option for tonight’s matchup.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially questionable for Week 6.

Breida was called doubtful earlier in the week, but the team was hoping he might be able to play on Monday night against the Packers, and it indeed looks like he has a shot. The ankle injury Breida's dealing with is considered minor, so there's certainly a chance he can tough it out and suit up for the Niners. But if you want to place Breida in your Week 6 fantasy lineup, you'll need a backup plan that you can play in case Breida is inactive. The second-year running back's status will be known by before 7:00 PM ET on Monday.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (shoulder, ankle) did not practice today.

Breida is doubtful to play on Monday night, and he'll likely be designated as such (if not out) tomorrow when the official injury report is released.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (shoulder, ankle) did not practice.

Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan said they're hoping Breida might be able to play on Monday night, but he's still considered doubtful at the moment. A limited practice tomorrow would be a good sign, though.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) will be doubtful for Week 6.

The Niners play next Monday night against the Packers, so their first practice of the week isn't until Thursday. Breida will not practice then, and the team says he will be doubtful for the game. San Francisco is expected to bring in another running back, but for now expect Alfred Morris to be a potential 20-touch guy in Week 6. Perhaps Breida will push to play, but expect him to miss the game one week from tonight.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida's ankle injury is not serious.

According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, the MRI on Breida was negative, and his injury is considered more of a mid-ankle sprain. This is much better news than something like a high-ankle sprain, and Breida should have a good chance of playing next Monday night against the Packers. However, there's a chance Breida is a game-time decision, in which case fantasy owners will be put in a bind if they don't have any backup option from the Monday night game. We'll monitor Breida's status throughout this week.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) has been downgraded to out.

The Niners originally called Breida questionable to return with his ankle injury suffered in the first half, but they've now ruled him out midway through the third quarter. Before leaving, Breida had eight carries for 56 yards and one reception for five yards and a touchdown, with the score coming on a designed shuffle pass. Now we just have to hope Breida's ankle injury won't keep him out for longer than the rest of today's game.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (ankle) is officially questionable to return against the Cardinals.

Breida is warming up on the sideline apparently testing the ankle to see if he can return to the game. This is a positive sign after it looked like the Niners might have had another serious injury. We'll update you as more information becomes available on Breida's status.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida suffers apparent leg injury against the Cardinals.

Breida was down on the ground for a bit, and then he limped off to the sideline with assistance from trainers. This has the look of a potentially serious injury, but we'll update you as more information becomes available. Breida was San Francisco's clear focus on offense for the start of the game, and he already scored a touchdown, but his day might be done.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (shoulder) is officially active for Week 5.

Breida was listed as questionable coming in, but he was able to get in one full practice during the week and is officially ready to go against the Cardinals. Breida, who is averaging 7.6 yards per carry and has seemingly emerged as the clear lead back for the Niners, is an RB2/FLEX option today.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 5.

This would likely be a probable tag if the NFL still had that as an injury designation. Breida might not play a full slate of snaps, but it would be a surprise he's not out there against the Cardinals. The Niners play in the late-afternoon games, so try to have a backup plan if you're playing Breida, but he should be good to go for Week 5.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (shoulder) remains limited in practice.

Expect Breida to be listed as questionable tomorrow when the official injury report for the game is released, but we expect he'll be ready to go on Sunday.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (shoulder) was limited in today's practice.

Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated the shoulder issue prevented Breida from getting more snaps than he did on Sunday (despite leading the running backs by a large margin). Breida might be limited in practice throughout the week, but he should be ready to go for Week 5.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida gets 12 touches in Week 4.

Breida had nine carries for 39 yards and three receptions for 32 yards against the Chargers. Through four games, Breida is averaging 7.6 yards per carry and is on pace for 164 carries, 1,252 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns, 40 receptions, and 340 receiving yards. The explosive second-year back had five more carries than Alfred Morris in the game, and he's a solid starting option for Week 5 against the Cardinals.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (knee) is officially active for Week 4.

There was some concern after Breida went from a full participant to a limited participant in practice during the week, but he’s in the lineup against the Chargers. Breida is a good RB2/FLEX option in fantasy lineups.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 4.

Breida is dealing with a hyperextended knee but was a full participant in yesterday's practice, so we thought he'd be off the injury report. However, he was back to a limited participant in today's practice, indicating he might not be feeling fully comfortable heading into the weekend. The Niners don't play until the late-afternoon slate on Sunday, so you might need a backup plan on the off chance Breida is inactive, but you should be fine inserting him into your lineup.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (knee) was a full participant in today's practice.

Breida was limited in yesterday's practice because of his hyperextended knee, but it was just the team taking things slow. Breida, who is tied for the league lead in rushing through three weeks, is ready to go for Week 4 against the Chargers. You can safely insert him into your lineup as an RB2/FLEX option despite Jimmy Garoppolo not being under-center for the Niners. C.J. Beathard checked the ball down a lot last season, and Breida could benefit from that if he turns short passes into big plays.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (knee) was limited in today’s practice.

Breida is dealing with a hyperextended knee, and he should be ready to go for Week 4 against the Chargers. A limited practice to start the week is a good sign. We’ll track his status the next two days.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida is dealing with a hyperextended knee, Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan said.

Shanahan called Breida questionable for this weekend against the Chargers, so we'll certainly keep an eye on him on the practice report throughout the week. Breida played through the hyperextension during yesterday's game, so we'd expect he'll be ready to go for Week 4. If not, Alfred Morris could be poised for a 20-carry game.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida totals 117 yards in Niners' loss.

The leagues leading rusher entering Week 2, Breida again split work with Alfred Morris (who scored against the loss), carrying ten times for 90 yards while adding three receptions for 27 yards. Breida is making huge chunk plays on the ground, but Kyle Shanahan isn't yet willing to give him 15-20 carries in a game, and he's losing goal-line work to Morris. Also, Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a potential season-ending knee injury in the game, which is a big blow to San Francisco's offense. Still, Breida has been highly productive this season and is at least a FLEX option for next week against the Chargers.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida scores 66-yard touchdown in Week 2 win over the Lions.

Breida was able to hit the second level and show great patience in the open field—with a boost thanks to tremendous blocking from Pierre Garcon—and find the end zone on a game-breaking run to put the Niners up 27-13. He finished with 11 carries for 138 yards and the score, also adding three receptions for 21 yards. Alfred Morris led the backfield with 16 touches that he turned into 80 yards, but Breida looks to have more weekly upside and is an every-week FLEX option in Kyle Shanahan's offense. We'll see if he can keep it up against the Chiefs in Week 3.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida leads the Niners in Week 1 rushing.

Breida and Morris had an exact 50/50 split to open the year, with each of the backs receiving 12 touches against the Vikings. Breida carried 11 times for 46 rushing yards while adding one reception for five receiving yards. Meanwhile, Morris carried 12 times for 38 yards, but he had a key lost fumble at the goal line. Until something actually changes, expect a near 50/50 split in the backfield moving forward.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida's MRI showed no structural damage to his shoulder, according to NFL Network.

The Niners reportedly hope that Breida can be ready for Week 1, and he might be able to practice on a limited basis in non-contact capacity soon. With Breida out, Joe Williams and Raheem Mostert lead the backs that will look to take advantage of more reps and carve out a nice role behind starter Jerick McKinnon. Breida might still remain the preferred handcuff for McKinnon unless someone else really steps up in the next few weeks.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida (shoulder) is out for the rest of tonight's preseason game.

Breida hurt his shoulder in the first quarter against the Cowboys, and he's already been ruled out for the game. This is the second 49ers player to be knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury, as tight end George Kittle left just a bit earlier. Hopefully this injury isn't too serious and Breida doesn't miss next Saturday's preseason game versus the Texans.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida totals over 100 yards in Week 17 win.

Breida rushed 12 times for 72 yards and caught a 32-yard pass in the 34-13 victory. The undrafted rookie out of Georgia Southern finishes the season with 105 attempts for 465 yards (4.4 yards per carry) and two touchdowns, also adding a 21/180/1 receiving line. Breida will probably see competition added in the offseason, but there's a good chance he enters 2018 as the #2 back in Kyle Shanahan's offense.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida plays great in Niners' win.

Breida carried 11 times for 74 yards and a touchdown against the Jaguars, gashing the defense while mixing in behind Carlos Hyde. Breida could get another good workload in Week 17 against the Rams, but he's difficult to trust in fantasy lineups.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida handles five carries in win over Tennessee.

Brieda rushed five times for 16 yards and wasn't a factor in the passing game. The rookie is unlikely to do much damage against Jacksonville in Week 16, and he doesn't need to be owned in fantasy leagues.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida gets 12 carries in Week 14.

Breida's 12 carries were almost as much as Carlos Hyde (14 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown), but he couldn't get anything going with them, gaining 27 yards. It looks like the 3-10 Niners might want to give Breida a good amount of work moving forward, but don't expect him to pass Carlos Hyde for touches right now.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida gets 12 carries in Week 13.

The rookie back mixed in behind starter Carlos Hyde and received a career-high in carries against the Bears, gaining 45 yards on his 12 attempts while adding a reception for four yards. It's possible the 2-10 Niners continue to give Breida over ten carries per game moving forward to get him more experience, but he's not a recommended fantasy play right now.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida gets two touches in Week 12.

Breida had a 12-yard carry and a 12-yard reception against the Seahawks. He's just a handcuff to Carlos Hyde at the moment.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida scores 33-yard touchdown in win over the Giants.

Breida split the defense in the fourth quarter for the score, and it helped that New York seems to have no interest in tackling lately. He finished with nine carries for 55 yards, and also caught a three-yard pass. Breida might have earned more work down the stretch to see what the franchise has in him for 2018 and beyond, but he won't be anything more than a bench stash following a Week 11 bye.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida sees just three touches in Week 9 loss.

Breida rushed once for one yard and caught two passes for 18 yards, as Carlos Hyde dominated work out of the backfield with 21 touches. The rookie can remain on the waiver wire with Hyde healthy, as Kyle Shanahan should continue to feed his starter with the team seeking their first win of 2017.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida catches 21-yard touchdown in Week 8 loss.

Breida rushed five times for 17 yards and caught four passes for 39 yards and a score. He actually led the team in catches and yards, and the touchdown was San Francisco's only touchdown of the game. Still, unless Carlos Hyde is traded this week, the rookie is an unreliable fantasy option barring an injury. The 49ers will look to pickup their first win of the season next Sunday against Arizona.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida has quiet Week 7.

Breida rushed three times for five yards and wasn't a factor in the passing game. He also fumbled, but was able to recover it. San Francisco should stick with Carlos Hyde as the workhorse next week against the Eagles, limiting Breida to handcuff value.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida gets six touches in Week 6.

The undrafted rookie played well, carrying four times for 21 yards while adding two receptions for 15 yards, but Carlos Hyde (18 touches) was locked back in as the workhorse for the Niners after his benching last week. Breida is basically just a Hyde handcuff for now.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida gets most work for 49ers in Week 5.

The undrafted rookie played more than Carlos Hyde, carrying ten times for 49 yards while adding three receptions for 22 yards against the Colts. It was surprising to say the least, but Breida played well in the game. We wouldn't expect Breida to get the majority of the work moving forward, but he's someone to keep an eye on.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida handles 10 touches behind Carlos Hyde as 49ers fall to Cardinals.

Breida rushed nine times for 16 yards and caught a four-yard pass in the overtime loss. He isn't a fantasy option for as long as Hyde is healthy. The Niners play the Colts next Sunday.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida gets six touches in 49ers' loss.

Breida carried three times for nine yards and caught three passes for 20 yards in the Thursday night game against the Rams. He received a good amount of work in the first quarter when starter Carlos Hyde briefly left the game with a hip injury. Breida won't be a fantasy option as long as Hyde is on the field.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida carries four times for 35 yards against the Seahawks.

Breida had a solid game, as the Niners were able to attack Seattle on the ground and keep the game close. He also added a three-yard reception. The undrafted rookie has a good role with the Niners, but he won't be a fantasy option as long as Carlos Hyde is on the field.

Matt Breida | Giants RB

Matt Breida gets four carries in Week 1.

The undrafted rookie from Georgia Southern picked up 11 yards against the Panthers. He's simply a handcuff right now, but it's good to see the undrafted rookie as a number two back during his rookie year.