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Raheem Mostert Fantasy Outlook Comes With Substantial Upside in 2021

Larry Rupp
Raheem Mostsert's fantasy outlook includes substantial upside in 2021.
Raheem Mostsert's fantasy outlook includes substantial upside in 2021. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Raheem Mostert has shown flashes of No. 1 running back potential over the last few seasons in the San Francisco 49ers backfield. He has yet to be given the opportunity to fully take on that role, but Mostert's fantasy outlook comes with a lot of upside as the 2021 NFL season quickly approaches.

Raheem Mostert Fantasy Outlook

Mostert continues to be overlooked regarding his ranking in fantasy football. Last year, Mostert racked up 677 yards from scrimmage in 2020 despite only appearing in eight games due to a high ankle sprain. He would've finished well in the top 10 at the position if he kept up that pace over a full season.

The 49ers let go off Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon this past offseason, which means Mostert may finally get the chance to ball out. The only other notable RBs currently on the roster are journeyman Wayne Gallman and a pair of rookies in Elijah Mitchell and Trey Sermon.

With questions surrounding the quarterback situation in San Francisco, it's possible the offense leans on Mostert early on to carry the weight. The veteran ball-carrier does average an impressive 5.6 yards per attempt during his career.

The only problem here is the uncertainty that comes with a Kyle Shanahan-led team. No one ever truly knows what the 49ers head coach has up his sleeve as he has yet to commit to a starting RB. However, Mostert should be on a mission to prove himself given he becomes a free agent in 2022.

Assuming he can stay healthy, it's worth taking a chance on Mostert at his current average draft position (ADP) due to the FLEX appeal he has each and every week. His ADP is No. 75 overall and No. 27 amongst running backs in PPR leagues, according to FantasyPros.

Mostert checks in as the RB31 in The Duel's 2021 fantasy football rankings.

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