Raheem Mostert Fantasy Outlook Positive With Tevin Coleman Inactive for Week 3

Zach Brunner
San Francisco 49ers v Cincinnati Bengals
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During the offseason, the San Francisco 49ers signed running back Tevin Coleman in free agency. However, a Week 1 ankle injury has sidelined him.

Now out of a walking boot, Coleman is making progress, but will be inactive again Sunday, opening the door for Raheem Mostert to have another great fantasy week.

With Coleman out last week, the workload was split three ways, between Mostert, Matt Breida and Jeff Wilson Jr. While Breida served as the lead back, gaining 121 yards on 12 carries, it was Mostert who had the most touches on the day. He led the backfield in carries with 13, which went for 83 yards.

Mostert also added three receptions that he took for 68 yards and a touchdown. His contributions in the passing game is what separates him as a great fantasy play this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Pittsburgh gave up 10 catches and 97 receiving yards to the New England Patriots' running backs in Week 1. In Week 2, they gave up another seven catches to the Seattle Seahawks' backfield.

Look for San Francisco to exploit this mismatch and use their running backs as receivers on Sunday, with Mostert leading the charge. He ranks as RB32 in our PPR rankings for Week 3.

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