Jeff Wilson
RB SF (9)
Sat 8/13/22 12:39 AM

Wilson did not log a carry or target in the 49ers' 28-21 preseason win over the Packers on Friday night.
EDGE Analysis
The fifth-year pro opened camp as the projected No. 2 back, yet even with Elijah Mitchell (hamstring) sidelined Friday, Wilson didn't see the field. Head coach Kyle Shanahan opted to give extensive playing time to rookie Tyrion Davis-Price, Trey Sermon, JaMycal Hasty and Jordan Mason, but with none of the quartet actually doing much to stand out, Wilson's depth-chart slotting likely wasn't affected by the night off.

Jeff Wilson
RB SF (9)
Wed 7/20/22 1:06 PM

Wilson will open training camp as the No. 2 option behind Elijah Mitchell (knee) in San Francisco's backfield, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson will compete to hold off two recent third-round picks during training camp, Trey Sermon (2021) and Tyrion Davis-Price (2022), but Barrows reports that if the season began now, it would be the 26-year-old veteran backing up Mitchell. Barrows also notes that Wilson has looked substantially better during spring practices than he did while working his way back from injury last season, when he averaged a career-low 3.7 yards per carry in nine appearances. When fully healthy, Wilson has proven himself to be a capable ballcarrier in coach Kyle Shanahan's scheme, so his standing on the roster is worth keeping an eye on.

Jeff Wilson
RB SF (9)
Sat 5/21/22 11:54 PM

Wilson is one of four running backs projected to make the 49ers' 53-man roster to begin the 2022 season, according to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson was considered a potential cut candidate after the 49ers selected a running back in the third round of consecutive drafts, but Branch believes the veteran's well-rounded skillset could outweigh the team's potential need for a third-down option (such as JaMycal Hasty). The 26-year-old Wilson will still have to prove his worth in camp along with re-establishing his durability after missing eight games last year. If Wilson makes the squad, his best prospects would be a backup role to Elijah Mitchell, so his fantasy stock remains low at the moment.

Jeff Wilson
RB SF (9)
Wed 3/23/22 2:42 PM

Wilson agreed Wednesday with the 49ers on a new contract, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
The 26-year-old running back first latched on with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie in 2018, and he'll now stick in San Francisco for a fifth straight season. During his run with the team, Wilson has made nine starts -- including four in 2021 -- despite opening the season third or fourth on the team's depth chart most years. Heading into the 2022 season, Wilson will likely be behind Elijah Mitchell, at the very least, and he could also face additional competition for backup work if the Niners bring in another veteran and/or a draft pick. For now, the team has Mitchell, Wilson, Trey Sermon and JaMycal Hasty, with each of the four seemingly healthy after dealing with various injuries throughout 2021.

Jeff Wilson
RB SF (9)
Sun 1/30/22 5:40 PM

Wilson (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's NFC Championship Game at the Rams, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson managed just one limited practice this past week due to a low-ankle sprain suffered in the 49ers' divisional-round win at Green Bay. With a mostly healthy backfield otherwise, San Francisco will keep Wilson in street clothes Sunday. Aside from lead back Elijah Mitchell, the trio of JaMycal Hasty, Trey Sermon and Trenton Cannon are on hand for RB and special teams reps that linger.

Jeff Wilson
RB SF (9)
Fri 1/28/22 5:50 PM

Wilson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game at the Rams, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area
EDGE Analysis
After missing the first two practices of the week, Wilson at least was present at Friday's session as a limited participant, per Matt Barrows of The Athletic. Earlier this week, coach Kyle Shanahan revealed that Wilson is dealing with a low-ankle sprain suffered during the opening kickoff of the 49ers' divisional-round win at Green Bay. Ultimately, Wilson's status won't be confirmed until 90 minutes before Sunday's 6:30 p.m. ET kickoff.

Jeff Wilson
RB SF (9)
Thu 1/27/22 7:43 PM

Wilson (ankle) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson was expected to be limited Wednesday, but with back-to-back DNPs so far this week, he appears to be trending in the wrong direction. Per Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News, Wilson even departed Thursday's session and went indoors after team stretches. In the end, Friday's practice report may provide a sense of whether or not Wilson has a chance to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game at the Rams.

Jeff Wilson
RB SF (9)
Wed 1/26/22 7:19 PM

Wilson (ankle) was held out of practice Wednesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
EDGE Analysis
Per Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, head coach Kyle Shanahan labeled Wilson as a limited participant on the 49ers' pre-practice report, but the running back ended up logging no activity to begin the week. Wilson is tending to a low-ankle sprain that he sustained on the opening kickoff of the team's divisional-round win in Green Bay. He'll have two more chances to put himself in a position for his typical special-teams role ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship Game at the Rams.

Jeff Wilson
RB SF (9)
Wed 1/26/22 3:02 PM

Wilson (ankle) will be a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson has played just three snaps on offense through the first two weeks of the playoffs, and he suffered a low-ankle sprain while covering a kickoff in the divisional-round win over Green Bay. Head coach Kyle Shanahan suggested Wilson could still play against the Rams this Sunday, a notion supported by the limited practice Wednesday.

Jeff Wilson
RB SF (9)
Mon 1/24/22 6:48 PM

Wilson suffered a low-ankle sprain during Saturday's divisional-round win in Green Bay but has a chance to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game at the Rams, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson picked up the injury while in coverage on the opening kickoff this past Saturday. Fortunately for the fourth-year running back, he doesn't have a high-ankle sprain, per coach Kyle Shanahan. Wilson's activity level in practice this week likely will determine whether he's able to suit up Sunday.