Would You Rather: Start Matt Breida, Raheem Mostert or Jeff Wilson in Fantasy Football?

Mike Esposito
San Francisco 49ers v Cincinnati Bengals
San Francisco 49ers v Cincinnati Bengals /

The San Francisco 49ers' three-headed rushing attack of Matt Breida, Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. ran over the Cincinnati Bengals in their 41-17 Week 2 victory, combining for 238 yards rushing and two touchdowns. All three backs did their part in San Francisco's statement win, but which of the trio is the best fantasy start?

Breida led the way with 121 yards rushing on just 12 attempts, while Wilson saw most of the goal-line work, punching in both of the the Niners' rushing scores on the afternoon (10 attempts, 34 yards rushing). However, Mostert had a higher snap count Sunday, seeing action on 47 percent of San Francisco's offensive plays.

Mostert did his fair share of damage with the snap count he saw, racking up 83 yards on the ground on a team-high 13 attempts. However, while he was outgained by Breida and outscored by Wilson, the 27-year-old Mostert's involvement in the passing game could give him a higher fantasy ceiling than his backfield teammates.

On a backfield-high four targets, Mostert hauled in three passes for 68 yards and one touchdown through the air.

It's still early in the season and it's unlikely that San Francisco's backfield situation is completely sorted out just yet. However, if fantasy owners are looking for a running back that's seen enough volume for a higher floor, starting Mostert could be the way to go.

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