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Tevin Coleman Injury Update Clouds Fantasy Outlook Against Chiefs in Super Bowl

Max Staley
Tevin Coleman was carted off against the Green Bay Packers.
Tevin Coleman was carted off against the Green Bay Packers. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Tevin Coleman looked to be on his way to a massive day, but a gruesome shoulder injury took the San Francisco 49ers' running back out in the second quarter of Sunday's NFC Championship matchup with the Green Bay Packers. In Colemans' absence, Raheem Mostert was flat-out dominant, tallying 220 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 29 carries.

While Coleman's availability for Super Bowl LIV is still very much in question, another potential absence would give Mostert's fantasy outlook a massive boost.

Against the Minnesota Vikings last week, Mostert actually took a backseat to Coleman, who handled 22 carries for 105 rushing yards in the Divisional Round.

Even so, if both are active Mostert would still likely be the preferred play, though it would hurt his fantasy outlook a bit. But it looks like fantasy players are going to have to monitor this situation closely, as 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan didn't offer much of an update on Coleman in his post-game press conference.

Right now, Mostert is the top-ranked running back in our Super Bowl LIV fantasy rankings, while Coleman checks in at RB3.

Given how run-heavy the 49ers have become, with 89 carries to just 27 pass attempts in the playoffs thus far, both Coleman and Mostert could be viable fantasy options in the Super Bowl, provided Coleman can play through that shoulder injury.

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