San Francisco 49ers Depth Chart
- NFC West
- Levi's Stadium
- Head Coach
- Kyle Shanahan
- Offensive Coordinator
- Mike McDaniel
- Defensive Coordinator
- DeMeco Ryans
- Special Teams Coach
- Richard Hightower
- Defensive Scheme
San Francisco 49ers rookie running back Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) is listed as day-to-day, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. Mitchell injured his shoulder in the Week 2 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, but he was able to return to the game. With Raheem Mostert out for the season, Mitchell operated as the lead back on Sunday, carrying the ball a team-high 17 times for 42 rushing yards. He also caught both of his targets for 11 additional yards. JaMycal Hasty is out multiple weeks with a high ankle sprain, and fellow rookie Trey Sermon is in the concussion protocol, so Mitchell could see another healthy workload in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers if he's able to play. Trenton Cannon is currently the only healthy back on San Fran's roster.
San Francisco 49ers running back JaMycal Hasty (ankle) will be out "a while" with a high ankle sprain, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. High ankle sprains can keep athletes out anywhere from four to six weeks, so Hasty probably won't be back anytime soon. Rookies Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) is day-to-day and Trey Sermon is in the concussion protocol. Jeff Wilson Jr. is still injured and lead back Raheem Mostert is done for the year. That leaves fourth-stringer Trenton Cannon as the only healthy back heading into Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. Hasty, who is only owned in six percent of Yahoo leagues, played 35.7 percent of the snaps in Week 2 against the Eagles, carrying the ball only five times for 38 yards and catching four of his five targets for 21 yards. It's anyone's guess as to what this backfield will look like this week given all of San Fran's injuries at the position, but Hasty surely won't be out there.
The San Francisco 49ers are bringing running backs Duke Johnson and Lamar Miller in for visits after being hit with the injury bug just two weeks into the season. Trey Sermon (concussion) and JaMycal Hasty (ankle) left Sunday's game and did not return, while Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) briefly exited and then later returned. Raheem Mostert (knee) was lost for the season, so it is no surprise that the 49ers will bring in some reinforcements. If either of the two sign a deal, it would make for a messy situation in the backfield. Neither will have any fantasy value once Sermon and Hasty are cleared to come back, so before adding either to your fantasy roster it might be best to figure out the timeline for their return to the lineup. Still, the 49ers are notorious for deploying a committee approach, so you likely won't be getting much production from Johnson or Miller, regardless of Sermon and Hasty being active.
San Francisco 49ers running back Kerryon Johnson could get some action during the upcoming Sunday Night Football matchup against the Green Bay Packers. The veteran, who was waived by the Philadelphia Eagles back in August, was recently signed to the practice squad. With Trey Sermon (concussion), Elijah Mitchell (shoulder), and JaMycal Hasty (ankle) all in danger of sitting out in Week 3, Johnson could be of value for those looking for a short-term problem in deeper formats. Fantasy managers need to monitor this situation, although using a waiver claim on him isn't recommended.
San Francisco 49ers running back JaMycal Hasty (ankle) may not be available for the Sunday Night Football showdown against Green Bay next week. The 25-year-old suffered an ankle injury during the win over the Philadelphia Eagles, and he will join Trey Sermon (concussion) and Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) on the injured list moving forward as a result. While nobody from the trio has been ruled out yet, they will likely miss some practices throughout the week or at least participate in a limited capacity leading up to Week 3. Fantasy managers need to monitor this situation closely while keeping Trenton Cannon and Kyle Juszczyk in their back pocket as potential short-term replacements in deeper formats. The Niners may also need to make a transaction at some point before the meeting with the Packers, so there's that, too.