PUPJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Fri 3/22/19 3:42 PM

Wilson (shoulder) is part of a deep position group that now includes Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon (knee) as well as Matt Breida (ankle) and Raheem Mostert (forearm), ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson held his own while making a couple starts as an undrafted rookie in 2018, but he nonetheless figures to enter training camp as a long shot for the 53-man roster. Coleman, McKinnon and Breida are all viable candidates for key roles on offense, while Mostert has become a fixture on special teams. The decision to sign Coleman suggests the Niners view Wilson and Matt Dayes as marginal NFL talents. Looking on the bright side, Wilson likely will recover from his late-season shoulder injury in time to get some reps during OTAs and minicamp.

PUPJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sun 1/27/19 8:25 PM

Wilson (shoulder) ran for 266 yards on 66 carries in six games with the 49ers. He added 98 receiving yards on 12 catches.
EDGE Analysis
The 49ers' backfield was marred with injuries in 2018, beginning with Jerick McKinnon's season-ending knee injury before he could even make his debut. Matt Breida used that opportunity to shine, but he also dealt with several lower body injuries, allowing Wilson to make his mark late in the season. The undrafted rookie was able to start two games, racking up 151 yards on 38 carries (4.0 yards per carry) in those games. Wilson surpassed veteran Alfred Morris -- who is an unrestricted free agent next season -- on the depth chart, putting himself in a position to compete for a backup job behind the duo of McKinnon and Breida, assuming his late-season shoulder injury doesn't require surgery.

PUPJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sun 12/30/18 4:57 PM

Wilsonwas forced out of Sunday's game against the Rams with a shoulder injury.
EDGE Analysis
With Wilson now banged up and Matt Breida (ankle) out, Alfred Morris is next up for the 49ers' Week 17 carries. Matt Dayes is also on hand in reserve.

PUPJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Mon 12/24/18 5:56 PM

Wilson will be the 49ers' lead back Week 17 against the Rams with Matt Breida (ankle) ruled out for the season finale, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
When Breida previously yielded the role to Wilson in Week 14, the latter turned a season-high 62 offensive snaps into 23 rushes for 90 yards and one catch (on two targets) for six yards. On the season, Wilson has averaged 4.1 yards per carry and gathered in 80 percent of his 15 targets, so he has the ability to cripple defenses in a variety of ways. He'll look to keep it up against an LA defense that has given up 125.1 yards from scrimmage per game and 14 touchdowns to running backs this season.

PUPJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sun 12/23/18 8:01 PM

Wilson rushed 11 times for 27 yards while adding two receptions for an additional 11 yards in San Francisco's Week 16 loss to Chicago.
EDGE Analysis
After Matt Breida left the game early with an ankle injury, Wilson finished the game as the lead running back, but was unable to have much success running against the ferocious Chicago defense. Should Breida miss next week's game, Wilson should get enough volume to be a fantasy starter against a Rams defense that can be attacked on the ground.

PUPJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sun 12/16/18 8:17 PM

Wilson rushed for 46 yards on seven attempts during Sunday's 26-23 win against the Seahawks.
EDGE Analysis
From an undrafted free agent out of North Texas, to sixth-string running back at the start of training camp, Wilson's rookie campaign has reached it's apex as he prepares for what could be his second start of the season in Week 16 after Matt Breida (ankle) aggravated an injury toward the conclusion of Sunday's overtime win against Seattle. A slight-bodied back at 6-foot, 195 pounds, Wilson has been a pleasant surprise in averaging 4.4 yards per carry and 8.7 yards per touch in four appearances this year, but he's yet to get into the end zone in 2018, preventing him from attaining the RB2 upside that often comes as a byproduct of being a team's workhorse back (15-plus carries in Weeks 13 and 14). Wilson is a near-lock to hit 15 touches if Breida is in fact unable to suit up when the 49ers face Chicago's No. 2 rush defense in the penultimate week of the regular season (83.2 yards allowed per game).

PUPJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sun 12/9/18 8:35 PM

Wilson rushed 23 times for 90 yards and brought in one of two targets for six yards in the 49ers' 20-14 win over the Broncos on Sunday. He also fumbled once but it was recovered.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson took advantage of his lead-back role, shouldering all but two of the carries afforded to running backs and consistently moving the chains. The undrafted rookie didn't have anywhere near the level of involvement in the passing game that his prolific eight-reception performance in Week 13 might have suggested, but he appears to be a very viable alternative to Matt Breida (ankle) if the latter is sidelined once again in Week 15 versus the Seahawks.

PUPJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Tue 12/4/18 11:03 AM3 Comments

Wilson is expected to serve as the primary running back in Week 14 with Matt Breida (ankle) sitting out the game, Chris Biderman of the Sacramento Bee reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson turned in a huge day in Week 13 with Breida hobbled, racking up 61 yards on 15 carries in addition to eight catches for 73 yards on nine targets against the Seahawks. Coach Kyle Shanahan suggested Monday that Wilson's play during practice would have afforded him additional run Sunday even if Breida wasn't injured, suggesting Breida's eventual return won't remove Wilson from the backfield equation.

PUPJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sun 12/2/18 9:33 PM

Wilson rushed 15 times for 61 yards and caught eight of nine targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 43-16 loss to the Seahawks.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson left the game to nurse a foot injury late in the first half but was able to return and put up a monster day while Matt Breida missed time with a recurring ankle injury. Given the huge performance, the rookie may have earned the starting role if the out-of-contention 49ers decide to rest Breida going forward. In that case, the North Texas option could be an intriguing flex option at home Week 14 against the Broncos.

PUPJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sun 12/2/18 6:21 PM

Wilson (foot) reentered Sunday's game at Seattle, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
EDGE Analysis
Although Wilson missed some time in the first half to have his foot examined, the undrafted rookie returned to action during the 49ers' first possession, post-halftime. According to Jennifer Hale of Fox Sports, starting running back Matt Breida has been in and out of the game to have X-rays on his ankle, so the 49ers' hand may have been forced regarding Wilson.