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After missing the last two contests, San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida is expected to be on the field again for their Week 15 game against their NFC West division-rival Seattle Seahawks.

In Breida's absence, Jeff Wilson Jr. has filled in nicely as the team's bell cow in the backfield. In fact, Ezekiel Elliott is the only running back to have more carries than Wilson over the last two weeks. Unfortunately, with Breida back in the fold, it appears that level of usage will come to an end this weekend.


Breida will most definitely be taking over the lead-back duties once again. Wilson might be able to hang on to some carries as a change-of-pace back or simply in the interest of splitting carries just so Breida can ease his way back into the lineup -- but anything more than that would be a surprise.

Breida is the back to play between the two, but if you're forced to consider Wilso, he should be seen as a FLEX play in deeper leagues, at best. Breida is a clear-cut RB2 across the board as long as he's listed as the 49ers' starter on Sunday.  


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