Alfred Morris
RB SF (11)
23 hours ago2 Comments

Morris' demotion to third on the running back depth chart may not be permanent, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matt Breida (ankle) surprisingly was able to start Week 6's loss to the Packers despite carrying a doubtful tag, but even more surprisingly, Raheem Mostert (12 carries for 87 yards) served as the 49ers' primary backup. Despite last week's usage, Kyle Shanahan did not commit to Mostert overtaking Morris on the depth chart, stating that "I don't think it was a permanent change. It was what we thought was best for that game." This is about as positive as a statement Morris' owners could hear after the back received no carries against the Packers. Fantasy owners should still take a wait-and-see approach against the Rams on Sunday, especially if Breida (limited practice Thursday) is able to suit up.

Alfred Morris
RB SF (11)
4 days ago3 Comments

Morris did not receive a carry in Monday's 33-30 loss to Green Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Matt Breida (ankle) was able to start, but it was Raheem Mostert (12 carries for 84 yards) who served as the 49ers' second running back. There was no report of an injury to Morris, so this may have been a situation where coach Kyle Shanahan decided to go with the speedier backup option against the Packers' bulky defensive line. Whatever the case, the veteran's fantasy stock took a huge hit following Monday's development.

Alfred Morris
RB SF (11)
2 weeks ago

Morris had 18 carries for 61 yards and caught three of five targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 28-18 loss to Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Morris got more work than usual Sunday after Matt Breida left the game in the first half with an ankle injury, Unfortunately for Morris, Breida was able to score on a five-yard touchdown reception before he left the game. The veteran runner continues to be a better option in non PPR formats, as he's made just six catches for 66 yards. In Week 6, Morris will square off against the Packers in Green Bay, and would be in line for additional work if Breida was unable to go.

Alfred Morris
RB SF (11)
2 weeks ago

Morris (knee) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Morris was dealing with a minor knee injury last week, resulting in a season-low five touches against the Chargers. While the veteran back remained on the team's official injury report, his full practice early in the week bodes well for his Week 5 status. Fellow starter Matt Breida is dealing with a shoulder injury and was limited Wednesday, but his status for Sunday's contest against the Cardinals doesn't appear to be in jeopardy. Morris is the less-explosive of the two runners, but he still figures to be the favored goal-line back.

Alfred Morris
RB SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Morris rushed four times for 14 yards and caught one of his three targets for four yards in Sunday's 29-27 win over the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Morris entered the game reportedly less healthy than Matt Breida, so that likely explains why the 29-year-old wasn't as involved as usual after not having seen fewer than 12 over the season's first three weeks. Breida wasn't much more effective with his opportunity so if the 29-year-old can recover more fully in time for Week 5 at home against Arizona, he'd likely return to his typical role. The Florida Atlantic product has 167 yards and a touchdown on 44 carries this year.

Alfred Morris
RB SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Morris (knee) is listed as active Sunday at the Chargers, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morris didn't make an appearance on the injury report until Thursday, at which point he logged back-to-back limited practices due to a knee injury. Matt Breida, his backfield mate, similarly entered the weekend as questionable, but both players are available to a Jimmy Garoppolo-less offense. Such a reality should afford both Morris and Breida plenty of reps moving forward.

Alfred Morris
RB SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Morris (knee) was a limited practice participant Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Morris was added to the injury report Thursday and managed a pair of limited practices to close out the week. Backfield mate Matt Breida is also listed as questionable with a knee injury, after scaling back from full participation Thursday to a limited showing Friday. It appears both running backs are on track to play, but we may not know for sure until the 49ers release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 PM ET kickoff. Morris and Breida both lost a chunk of value last week when Jimmy Garoppolo tore an ACL.

Alfred Morris
RB SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Morris was limited in Thursday's practice due to a knee injury, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

On Monday, coach Kyle Shanahan said Morris emerged from the 49ers' Week 3 contest at Kansas City with an ankle concern but expected the running back "to be alright," according to David Lombardi of The Athletic. Morris seemed to do that by avoiding the injury report entirely Wednesday, only to appear on Thursday's version with a knee injury. Meanwhile, Matt Breida turned in a full session Thursday after opening Week 4 prep as a limited participant due to a hyperextended right knee. If Morris enters the weekend healthy, the 49ers likely will employ an even split of touches and offensive snaps, per usual, in order to keep both backs as fresh as possible.

Alfred Morris
RB SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Morris wasn't listed on the Wednesday injury report for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morris reportedly suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's 38-27 loss to the Chiefs, but it didn't stop him from posting a season-best rushing line of 14-67-1. We now have confirmation the injury was no big deal, unlike Jimmy Garoppolo's season-ending ACL tear. Meanwhile, backfield mate Matt Breida (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice after playing with a hyperextended knee throughout much of last week's loss.

Alfred Morris
RB SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Morris (ankle) took part in practice Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Morris injured his ankle during Sunday's loss in Kansas City, he appears to be the healthier of the 49ers' backfield duo. Matt Breida was contained to work on a side field Wednesday due to a hyperextended knee suffered in the same contest. As a result, Morris likely will handle first-team reps, at least the ones the 49ers allow him to partake in. Expect the 49ers' situation at running back to work itself in practice the next few days.