OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sun 9/27/20 5:19 PM

Wilson rushed 12 times for 15 yards and a touchdown and brought in all three targets for 54 yards and another score in the 49ers' 36-9 win over the Giants on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson was slated to complement Jerick McKinnon with both Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman sidelined by knee sprains, and although the third-year back found running room at a premium, he still pounded his way into the end zone from two yards out with 3:35 remaining. Earlier in the fourth quarter, the versatile Wilson also logged a 19-yard scoring grab, making it a rewarding day for fantasy managers who plucked him off the wire this past week or took a shot on him as a DFS punt play. It's worth noting Wilson may be much less of a long shot in a Week 4 Sunday night matchup against the Eagles, considering McKinnon emerged from Sunday's win with a rib injury, Coleman is on injured reserve for at least two more games and Mostert may not be ready to return.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Fri 9/25/20 2:58 PM

With Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman both ruled out due to knee injuries, Wilson should have a role in the 49ers offense Sunday against the Giants, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Jerick McKinnon is expected to get the start and most likely the majority of targets, but it isn't quite clear how the carries will be divided, and Wilson does have some history of goal-line usage in Kyle Shanahan's offense. While McKinnon is the preferred fantasy option, Wilson does have some appeal for deeper formats.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Tue 9/22/20 3:42 PM

Wilson is expected to have an increased role Sunday versus the Giants since Raheem Mostert (knee) and Tevin Coleman (knee) are doubtful, Alex Shultz of SFGate.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson and Jerick McKinnon will lead the 49ers' backfield in Week 3, and there's a chance practice squad RB JaMycal Hasty gets a few reps, too. Wilson has logged just two carries for three yards through two games, while McKinnon has showed more explosiveness with six rushes for 101 yards and a TD and three receptions for 20 yards and a score. It'll be tough to depend on Wilson in most formats, but he has sneaky TD potential.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Wed 9/9/20 3:33 AM

Wilson survived the 49ers' final roster cutdown over the weekend and will be one four runnings back on the team's 53-man unit heading into Sunday's season opener versus the Cardinals.
EDGE Analysis
The top three remembers on the 49ers' running-back depth chart were already set in stone, so Wilson was primarily competing with undrafted rookie JaMycal Hasty for one roster spot. The former's inability to qualify for a traditional practice squad spot was likely enough to give him the edge over Hasty. Wilson should only be considered depth to begin the season, and he'll likely be one of the 49ers' healthy inactives Week 1.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Tue 8/4/20 5:52 PM

The 49ers removed Wilson (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson only spent a handful of days on the list, so it's more likely that he met the caveat of recent exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 -- rather than test positive himself -- upon his arrival to camp. He'll now focus his efforts on retaining a roster spot in a backfield composed of Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Thu 7/30/20 5:27 PM

Wilson has been placed on the 49ers' reserve/COVID-19 list, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson's placement on the list means that he's either tested positive for COVID-19 or had close contact with an infected person. The 24-year-old is slated to work in a reserve role in the 49ers' backfield this season behind Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Mon 4/20/20 4:09 PM

Wilson signed his exclusive-rights free agent tender Monday.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson is set to earn $750,000 in 2020 before becoming a restricted free agent next offseason. Though he reached the end zone five times in 2019, Wilson averaged just 3.9 yards per carry and saw his role on offense dwindle down the stretch last season. From Week 14 onward, Wilson's only touch came in the Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs, when he recorded a 20-yard reception.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Thu 3/5/20 8:58 PM

San Francisco tendered Wilson to a one-year contract Thursday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson was effective when called upon in a crowed 49ers backfield last season, producing 27 carries for 105 yards and four touchdowns while adding three receptions for 34 yards and another score in 10 games. Wilson faces a tough path for carries next season, especially considering there's three running backs ahead of him on the depth chart under contract.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Fri 2/7/20 5:31 PM

Wilson had 27 carries for 105 yards and four touchdowns, adding three receptions for 34 yards and another score in 10 games this season.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson began the year on the 49ers' practice squad for the second season in a row, and he was quickly promoted to the main roster in Week 2 after Tevin Coleman suffered a multi-week injury. The 24-year-old was effective early on as a goal-line back, scoring all four of his touchdowns in the first two games following his promotion. Wilson saw his role reduced significantly as the backfield returned to full strength, and he should find himself in a similar situation to begin the 2020 season with all three of the backs ahead of him on the depth chart under contract.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sat 1/11/20 3:20 PM

Wilson (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's matchup with the Vikings.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson has been receiving healthy scratches since Week 14. It is no surprise he has again, as Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida are all healthy and available in the backfield.