Jeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Tue 1/26/21 7:07 PM

Wilson signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson topped 100 yards twice during the 2021 season, including a 183-yard effort against the Cardinals in Week 16. He finished with 126 carries for 600 yards (4.8 YPC) and seven touchdowns, adding 12 receptions (28 targets) for 133 yards and three scores. Raheem Mostert is under contract for next season as well, so Wilson is slated to operate as the 1B back once again, barring any offseason additions. The 49ers' offensive dynamic could change next year if Jimmy Garoppolo is cut or traded, but head coach Kyle Shanahan has a long track record of setting his running backs up for success regardless of who is under center.

Jeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sun 1/3/21 10:34 PM

Wilson received 23 touches for 88 combined yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's season finale, giving the back 733 combined yards from scrimmage and 10 total touchdowns in 12 games this season.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson narrowly made San Francisco's 53-man roster this season as the fourth running back on the depth chart, but he finished the year as the team's workhorse and potentially its best (and healthiest) option going into the 2021 campaign. The third-year man spent time sharing the workload with all three of the team's other veteran options at various parts of the season, but Wilson regularly saw the important fantasy touches around the goal line and in most passing situations. Head coach Kyle Shanahan finally let the 24-year-old take over the starting job in full for the final two contests, and he responded with 294 combined yards and three touchdowns over that span. As for next season, Shanahan has proven to have a preference for two-back rotations, so there is no guarantee that Wilson -- a restricted free agent -- will continue to dominate the backfield touches the way he had been doing to close out the 2020 campaign. That said, if Wilson were to end up in a situation in which he would see north of 20 touches per game, he is beginning to show that he can be a fantasy force with his well-rounded skillset and a nose for the end zone.

Jeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sat 12/26/20 8:27 PM

Wilson carried the ball 22 times for 183 yards in Week 16 against the Cardinals. He added one reception for 21 yards and a touchdown.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson worked as the clear lead back for the 49ers, accounting for 22 of the team's 30 rushing attempts. He tallied the team's first touchdown, hauling in a pass over the middle of the field before beating a number of defenders on a 21-yard dash to the end zone. Wilson also added plenty of production on the ground, including explosive gains of 34, 25 and 23 yards. With Raheem Mostert (ankle) ruled out for the remainder of the season, Wilson should be in line to handle the majority of carries in Week 17 against Seattle.

Jeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Tue 12/22/20 11:32 PM

Wilson (ankle) isn't listed on Tuesday's injury report.
EDGE Analysis
The 25-year-old sustained the ankle injury during Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, but his absence from the injury report indicates it was a minor injury. Wilson should operate as San Francisco's No. 1 tailback the final two weeks of the season with Raheem Mostert (ankle) back on injured reserve.

Jeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sun 12/20/20 5:11 PM

Wilson suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's 41-33 loss at Dallas, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson didn't get much run until Raheem Mostert departed in the third quarter after appearing to aggravate a left ankle injury. Overall, Mostert totaled 14 carries for 68 yards while Wilson notched 60 yards and one touchdown on 16 runs. With the 49ers' current top two running backs dealing with health concerns, Tevin Coleman (three rushes for 11 yards) and Jerick McKinnon (two catches for 22 yards on two targets) are the team's remaining health options at the position.

Jeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Mon 12/14/20 3:45 PM

Wilson rushed 11 times for 31 yards and a touchdown Sunday, adding 13 more yards on one reception (three targets) in a 23-15 loss to Washington.
EDGE Analysis
Starter Raheem Mostert out-touched Wilson, 16-12, but the latter was given the opportunity to punch the ball into the end zone from one yard out in the first quarter. The 25-year-old Wilson did, however, have an ugly drop late in the contest that would have extended a comeback drive, but the trip to the end zone salvaged what would have been a disappointing game. Even though Wilson technically is the backup in this offense, he brings added fantasy value as the preferred goal-line back along with his usage in the passing game (eight targets over the last two weeks). The 49ers will take on the Cowboys and their 32nd-ranked rush defense Week 15, giving Wilson and the rest of San Francisco's rushing attack a huge boost in immediate value.

Jeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Tue 12/8/20 3:59 PM

Wilson rushed seven times for 47 yards and caught two passes (five targets) for 12 yards in Monday's 34-24 loss to Buffalo.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson continued to split the backfield workload with Raheem Mostert, logging 28 snaps (46 percent) to the latter's 27 (44 percent). Both backs took big chunks out of the opposition's defense, but neither reached double-digit carries after the 49ers fell behind by multiple scores in the second half. It appears that this is the one-two punch head coach Kyle Shanahan will roll with moving forward, as Tevin Coleman (four snaps) and Jerick McKinnon (two snaps) were both healthy for the contest, but barely saw the field. It is worth noting that Wilson was the preferred back used in passing situations (five targets to Mostert's one), remaining on the field for the entirety of San Francisco's final two comeback attempts. The 25-year-old was also deployed when the team was close to the goal line, even receiving a target in the end zone that quarterback Nick Mullens failed to complete. Mostert will be more appealing in standard formats for his ability to break off a big touchdown run at any moment, but Wilson has carved out a role -- especially for those in PPR formats -- for his use in the passing game and preferred usage as a goal-line back. Next week's opponent, the Washington Football Team, does not boast an explosive offense, which could keep the game score close and both running backs more involved in the gameplan.

Jeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sun 11/29/20 11:36 PM

Wilson carried 12 times for 43 yards and lost a fumble during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Rams.
EDGE Analysis
Making his first appearance in over a month after recovering from an ankle injury, Wilson finished four behind Raheem Mostert for the team lead in carries. He averaged just 3.6 yards per carry after averaging 6.6 over his previous two outings, and his fumble toward the end of the first quarter squandered excellent field position for his team. Wilson's usage with both Mostert and Jerick McKinnon available was a positive sign, but his playing time could diminish if Tevin Coleman (knee) returns next week as well.

Jeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sun 11/29/20 2:40 PM

Wilson (ankle) is listed as active Sunday versus the Rams.
EDGE Analysis
Making his first appearance since Oct. 25 at New England, Wilson may factor into the 49ers backfield with Tevin Coleman (knee) unavailable. That said, Raheem Mostert also was activated from IR on Saturday, so Wilson could play second or even third fiddle with Jerick McKinnon on hand.

Jeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sat 11/28/20 7:24 PM

Wilson (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Saturday and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
EDGE Analysis
Raheem Mostert (ankle) was also activated and handed a questionable designation for Week 12. Meanwhile, Tevin Coleman (knee) has been ruled out. Jerick McKinnon is the only fully healthy, experienced running back heading into Sunday's game. It's a fool's errand to project how the backfield reps will be divvied up, but Wilson may be the odd man out if Mostert is at 100 percent.