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I have trouble seeing Tevin Coleman as the lead back.

 

NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco expects Tevin Coleman to receive the most touches among the 49ers' running backs this year.

https://www.rotoworld.com/football/nfl/player-news

 

Coleman has been getting first-team reps with Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida, and Raheem Mostert sitting out OTAs. There are some concerns McKinnon is going to need time to regain his pre-injury form, giving Coleman the early edge for lead back duties. Even if Coleman starts the year atop the depth chart, the 49ers backfield is a situation to avoid.

May 27, 2019, 9:20 AM ET

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well...its probably not out of the question that he will receive the most touches.....but how many will that be? 

 

that team had alot of problems with RB injuries last year didnt they?IIRC....but i dont really remember cause i didnt have any of their guys and didnt really follow them....i know they lost mckinnon in preseason 

 

i know over the recent years weve seen a change in the running game...committee approach is no longer something new.....and it wasnt long ago everyone though the new trend was to take a rb in the 2nd round of the nfl draft because of workload and their short shelf life....then you started to see gurleys and zekes come off the board again early

 

but look at how gurley was broke down last year really when they needed him the most? they drafted another kid to bring in with henderson

 

meanwhile a team like the patriots kind of has a guy like white that is a receving specialist....michel the thumper...and burkhead kind of a mixture of both and even they brought in another guy(perhaps looking ahead to losing someone) in the 3rd round....

 

depth is key in the nfl now more than ever

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I could absolutely see that. He's the best back in that backfield no doubt. I think it will boil down to Coleman & Breida (if healthy). 

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Not touching him with a 10 foot pole. Or the rest of that backfield.   McKinnon is a threat to his touches (esp receiving) if he returns close to form, and so is Breida.  I wasn't that impressed by Coleman last year and wondering about a dropoff from him.  He was great two years ago but not sure he's still that guy. 

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13 hours ago, forever in debt to mo lewis said:

well...its probably not out of the question that he will receive the most touches.....but how many will that be? 

 

that team had alot of problems with RB injuries last year didnt they?IIRC....but i dont really remember cause i didnt have any of their guys and didnt really follow them....i know they lost mckinnon in preseason 

 

i know over the recent years weve seen a change in the running game...committee approach is no longer something new.....and it wasnt long ago everyone though the new trend was to take a rb in the 2nd round of the nfl draft because of workload and their short shelf life....then you started to see gurleys and zekes come off the board again early

 

but look at how gurley was broke down last year really when they needed him the most? they drafted another kid to bring in with henderson

 

meanwhile a team like the patriots kind of has a guy like white that is a receving specialist....michel the thumper...and burkhead kind of a mixture of both and even they brought in another guy(perhaps looking ahead to losing someone) in the 3rd round....

 

depth is key in the nfl now more than ever

I kind of tend to agree that you are probably better off with a committee approach.  Not too many guys can be a bell cow for too long without getting injured.  

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Coleman didn't take the reigns in Atlanta after Freeman went down the way I hoped he would. It would appear that Coleman's the lead back by injury. Mostert's are break looked brutal. McKinnon's ACL, Breida seemed to not get right at the end of the season and left just about every game..Coleman may lead them in touches but I don't think he'll be a lead back in the traditional sense. Being back with Shanahan should bode well for him though

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Was Coleman's disappointing performance last year on him or because Sarkisian was a horrible O coordinator?  I lean more towards the latter.  He could be great value in PPR if he becomes lead back. He had decent value under Shanahan on the wrong side of a RBBC.

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He's on my roster for last year and a potential keeper so I hope he does become the lead back with SF, because I am always desperate for RBs. 

 

The real question might be how much do they run the ball with a full season of wonder QB Garappalo? Maybe they throw the RB a lot. 

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The last year that Coleman played for Kyle Shanahan (ATL OC 2016), he ran 118-520-8 and caught 31-421-3 while Devonta Freeman had a career-best with 227-1079-11 and 54-462-2. That's what Shanahan wants to recreate in SF and why he brought in McKinnon (the "Freeman" role).  That was the second year for Shanahan as the OC there and they had a great schedule and players which is why he landed the SF HC job.

 

He always used a committee so any lead back isn't necessarily a full time back and the quality of the depth is less clear cut in SF. Dirk Koetter is the new OC this year and he used a committee in TB (without much success).

 

I've picked up Coleman in a couple of best balls so far as maybe my fourth back. I'd guess the backfield won't stay the same all year. And until Garoppollo has a 16 game season, who knows what to expect really.

 

 

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coleman seems very similar to McKinnon... all of them ran well when healthy. all of them seem capable of catching the ball.  

 

This is going to be  a cluster until shanny decides on 2 main guys

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2 hours ago, Bier Meister said:

coleman seems very similar to McKinnon... all of them ran well when healthy. all of them seem capable of catching the ball.  

 

This is going to be  a cluster until shanny decides on 2 main guys

 

Agree, it's definitely a cluster F right now. I like Coleman the best out of the bunch but that's just me. Shanny could go in any direction here. 

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7 hours ago, Bobby Brown said:

Was Coleman's disappointing performance last year on him or because Sarkisian was a horrible O coordinator?  I lean more towards the latter.  He could be great value in PPR if he becomes lead back. He had decent value under Shanahan on the wrong side of a RBBC.

 

Also think the Falcons O-line didnt help. I mean drafting two OL in the 1st round of the draft says a lot.

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10 hours ago, loaf said:

 

Shanahan should bode well for him though

 

 

This is why I'm not going to ignore this backfield.  Shanahan can be very fantasy friendly to running backs.  It won't surprise me if San Fran running backs collectively lead the league in fantasy points.  I won't use a high draft pick on any of them but I'll gladly roster the odd man out.  Since Coleman, McKinnon, and Breida might all be drafted in the 10th round or earlier, the best strategy might be to wait until one gets dropped in week 2 or 3, which will likely happen.

 

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The good news is there is some talent there.  Breida, McKinnon, and Coleman can all produce good numbers if they are the guy.  I overstated my case some, I agree with not ignoring the backfield, I think any one can be valuable if one of the others goes down.  They ran a lot last year with Garoppalo out.  They'll likely still run it a lot.  I am not against drafting any of these guys, particularly Coleman or McKinnon, but I'd definitely want two decent RB's before I pick them

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1 hour ago, purplemonster said:

The good news is there is some talent there.  Breida, McKinnon, and Coleman can all produce good numbers if they are the guy.  I overstated my case some, I agree with not ignoring the backfield, I think any one can be valuable if one of the others goes down.  They ran a lot last year with Garoppalo out.  They'll likely still run it a lot.  I am not against drafting any of these guys, particularly Coleman or McKinnon, but I'd definitely want two decent RB's before I pick them

 

It's definitely a loaded backfield. A good problem for SF, a bad thing from a Fantasy perspective. If all are healthy going into the season I'd expect one of them to be traded. Someone will loose a RB in the preseason and be desperate.

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18 hours ago, michaelredd9 said:

 

This is why I'm not going to ignore this backfield.  Shanahan can be very fantasy friendly to running backs.  It won't surprise me if San Fran running backs collectively lead the league in fantasy points.  I won't use a high draft pick on any of them but I'll gladly roster the odd man out.  Since Coleman, McKinnon, and Breida might all be drafted in the 10th round or earlier, the best strategy might be to wait until one gets dropped in week 2 or 3, which will likely happen.

 

 

Now that's a bold prediction.  I suppose I could see it happening but I doubt it.  

 

Based on his history with the Shanahan offense, I like Coleman.... if I can get him as my RB3 I'd be fairly pleased.

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