I think one of the most intriguing areas in fantasy sports at the moment involve the San Francisco 49ers backfield. Kyle Shanahan employs an attack that boasts a strong and creative running game, which is the backbone of the offense.
The team rushed 498 times this season, which was the second-most in the NFL. They did so with three undrafted running backs and a third rounder in Tevin Coleman. Nobody knows what the future holds for this team, so I’m going to dissect the position and attempt to figure out the value of their players moving forward.
The last few draft classes have been somewhat thin at the running back position. The 49ers chose to spend in free agency to fill their needs, giving $38 million in contracts to two running backs in Jerick McKinnon and Tevin Coleman. However, the leading rushers over the past two seasons were undrafted running backs Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert.