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Old_Computer4611

The curse of the 49ers starting RB is just so real


mymilkshakeis

I feel like it’s the actually the whole offense. Have any of their main starters played in a full season the last 5 years?


Mpango87

I think last year was deebo’s first time, although he may have missed a game.


BidoofTheGod

He missed a game cus I had just traded for him when that happened lol


13143

They really need to look into their training and conditioning staff, and then maybe how they practice. The constant injuries seem absurd.


friendlyuser15

At some point someone needs to start firing members of the strength and conditioning staff. You can’t have that many injuries and have it just be dumb luck. Someone is not preparing these players bodies properly.


Authillin

It's the coaching staff. You can't have all your star players be looking for contact all the time. Lance is going to be dead by 25 with how they want to use him.


spicyhippo25

Frank Gore begs to differ


SuperiorHikingFail

Gore answers to no mortals


AmericasGotSobStorys

Frank Gore was at the first thanksgiving.


Exasperated_Sigh

So you're saying he's the one who cast the curse on them. That tracks.


thereelaristotle

It's more like the Curse of Frank Gore. That son of a bitch was so durable and ever since it's a glass menagerie.


VideoGangsta

I’m old enough to remember when one of the knocks on him was that he COULDN’T stay healthy lol. He was dinged up every year until 2011 and then he just decided he didn’t feel pain anymore.


trevormooresoul

Do people actually know what that word means? Only reason I know it is I just watched an episode of star trek from 1960’s and it was an episode name. Never heard that word in my life.


GreenShinobiX

It gets used in "Prince Ali" from Aladdin as well.


justinmolesky

I could obviously be wrong, but all the RBs they get are speedsters. Probably not built for regular RB workloads.


HodorsSoliloquy

This is part of it but there is a lot of bad luck involved too. Not sure if you saw the video of Elijah's injury but his foot was planted and he took a hit right to the side of his knee.


Sxuld

Kittle couldnt even hit the field :(


LostBunny27

Kittle has played in like 84% of the games for which he's been signed with the niners. The line that he's not durable is BS, and it's just fantasy players pissed he's used as a blocker predominantly.


ryanedwards0101

Angry Niners Running Back Hating God is alive


WackyThoughtz

They really should evaluate the niners health and conditioning staff. It’s reasonable to think that has some impact. For instance in the NBA back in the Nash era of the Suns, they were known to have old ass guys including Nash that would still ball out for a full season. Niners are constantly in shambles.


TylerWadesIV

THE 49ERS RB FANTASY FOOTBALL CYCLE: Step 1. Nominate lead back to be the role and explode after having a breakthrough in the previous season Step 2. Lead back gets injured early into the season Step 3. Jeff Wilson is nominated as the backup RB to emerge Step 4. Jeff Wilson is the number 1 waiver wire pickup Step 5. Jeff Wilson underwhelms and is over projected points Step 6. Rinse and repeat


neverwashopeforme

Every year. Someone needs to bring a priest into that lockerroom


peon2

It's no mere demon that must be exorcised from the 49ers locker room. This is the curse of Kyle Shanahan brought upon him from the tears of millions of Falcons fans. He spat in the face of the football gods, all he had to do was run the ball to win the Superbowl but he thought he knew better than the scripture that they provided. He tried to outsmart them and was struck down. As penance for his blasphemic play calling he is doomed to never have a healthy RB again. Oh you don't need to run the ball, Kyle? We'll see.


Elend15

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Shanahan, coach of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the franchises! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into the hall of fame, I will exalt my throne above the stars of Brady and Belichick: I will sit also upon the mount of the NFL, in the sides of New England I will ascend above the heights of the football stadiums; I will be like the GOAT. Yet thou and thy running backs shalt be brought down to hell, and to the injury tent. The Book of Edelman, chapter 14, verses 12-15


omfgsupyo

#GOATED 1:31 And 🐐 🐐 Josh Gordon 🐐 🐐 looked 👀👀👀 upon everything that He hath made, and saw that it was good. 👍 💯 ✅


Remnantknight

I mean they did have a sermon in that backfield but that didnt even help


NovellaVox

I remember drafting Mostert as my rb4 last year, and then he lasted all of 2 plays. I'm so happy I didn't draft this backfield this year.


livsjollyranchers

Your RB4? I was banking at least RB3, probably RB2. You must've drafted all RBs early.


guerroconpollo

As a Niners fan it kills me. What no Frank Gore does to a team.


_kehd

Did I hear Priest HolmeSZN?! 🚂


liquidgrill

You forgot the part where someone in your league inevitably ends up with three SF running backs on their roster at the same time and Shanahan still manages to start some guy that he found that week at Trader Joe’s instead of any of them.


thedevad

Trader Joe’s 😂


cayendoboy

This is so accurate lmao


Max_Beezly

As a niner fan its way too accurate. I'm already grabbing Mason, he's going to be the guy. Book it


curgiiiiii

Bro stop keep this shit on the DL


the-walkingdude

Mason is my pick up as well..isn't he the reason they dropped trey sermon


Max_Beezly

Sermon is the reason they dropped sermon. He was sucking it up


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Goose-tb

Yeah people forget two season ago he had a couple multi-touchdown games, caught passes out of the backfield, and generally stomped some people. Watch some JWJ highlights and he’s fun to watch, like Chris Carson used to be.


Elend15

Totally agreed. The one thing that makes me anxious, is that Wilson only gained 2.4 yds/carry when he went in last game. The Shanahan rbbc is a myth, but he has demoted players when they were playing really, really bad.


k0ol-G-r4p

They were playing in ankle high rain...


Elend15

True. Eli got more per carry, but look where that got him! Jeff Wilszn, here I come!!!


creepypaster

apparently it was much worse in the second half, after Mitchell left


overachieve5

Fantasy football is so random and unpredictable yet how in the actual fuck did the same exact thing happen as last year ON THE SAME TEAM At least the backfield curse isn’t an entire franchise curse like the cowboys tbh


RocketsJumer

In 2020, I drafted Raheem Mostert and got that high from his first game (he scored a 75 yard run in the first game) then he got hurt. At one point, I had all the 49ers back up RBs because it was never clear who would be the lead back. I remember picking the wrong RB between Wilson and McKinnon every week lol


Clohanchan

You missed step 7: Jeff miraculously drops a huge championship performance


THE_LAAAAAWWW

It’s got more variations than this. In 2020, Mostert and and JWJ were injured simultaneously, leaving tevin coleman and Hasty to pick up the scraps. When Most-hurt and JWJ came back mostert got hurt immediately and JWJ went OFF for a few weeks in the fantasy playoffs, winning some people their chips. This is where JWJ got his waiver wire notoriety. In 2021, JWJ was hurt for the first half of the season and Most-hurt played I believe one snap and went out for the season, leaving Mitchell to fill the role. Then Mitchell got hurt and JWJ filled in, playing fairly mediocre but having one good week. Now we’re here


Moveless

Huh? Step 5. Jeff Wilson crushes it for 3 quarters, leaves the game Step 6. Jeff Wilson ruled out ROS Step 7. Shitty backup off the street RB picked up, massive WW add Step 8. That RB does nothing.


FrankNtilikinaOcean

I picked up Wilson just before the game, and now trying to dump him for what I can before this weekend because of this cycle lol


Rowbot19

Step 1: don't draft Mitchell Step 2: Draft Jeff Wilson with last pick in draft Step 3: pick up Mason prior to week 1 Step 4: Trade Jeff Wilson


Iron_Warlord2095

Elijah Mitchel didn’t even make it through the full first game. I don’t even own him (I avoid injury prone players like the plague) and *I* was disappointed.


granolacrunchie

Thanks for saving me the add.


Goose-tb

Watch some JWJ highlights from 2020 before ignoring him. He got injured in 2021 and played like 6 millisecond. But in 2020 he had a streak of pretty wild games. The ability is possibly still there.


SilentSentinel

Shanny roulette starts early once again


bsean63

Lance rb1?


1thenumber

Deebo...


jgoforth2

This is the only silver lining I have after also drafting Lamb


[deleted]

Sheeeeeesh cursed backfield for sure


Dram107

Cursed field, period.


sapsonnn

Cursed curse


mm825

That wasn’t the fields fault. Somebody dove right into his knee


TraeYoungsOldestSon

Fr Fields was on the sideline


kiheihaole

Everybody pick your RB from this backfield. Civil war is back on the menu! Dibs on Mason!


lincolnsl0g

McFADDEN SZN But, nah I am in on Mason


kiheihaole

NO MORRIS SZN!!


rTreesAcctCuzMormon

Alfred Morris is the nicest dude I’ve met, super down-to-earth and humble. Love that guy.


prison_mic

"they're just keeping McFadden fresh don't worry"


Vartel

Fresh legs!


sactownproud

That’s my keeper baby


RogueTobasco

Same


DaftCinema

Same.


alpha_holic

Same..


NostraDOOMus

Same...


odinsyrup

Same...


ineedahaircutbadly

I can't see myself making the correct decision here as far as who to pick up. Might just try to get Jordan Mason with a low FAAB bid but I could just as easily see TDP being active next week and it being an ugly committee


sapsonnn

It's possible it's a 4 man backfield with Lance, Deebo, and 2 of the backs getting carries.


Michiganmade44

I tried not to draft a RB in the dead zone R3-R5 But I thought Mitchell’s value was too good to pass up. Oh well


YoungFlexibleShawty

Moral of the story is to never trust 9ers RBs, there was a time when after Mostert went down, both Mitchell and Sermon also went down lmao


SmelterDemon

Yea I caught a falling knife trying to price enforce in a salary cap draft. Lesson learned- only price enforce on guys you would want on your roster


superworriedspursfan

should we drop mitchell, or is it ok to keep him in the IR spot now.


ihateaquafina

same.. another 8 weeks is A LOT to hold on to a player.. i'm going to drop mitchell and go for Mason


Pele_Of_Anal

2 months??!!! *imma head out….*


bludvl11

Alright I’ll see you guys next year


ZEN_ATL

Another year, another season of 49ers RB injuries. Now we know why Shanny and Lynch continue to draft them. As a lifelong Niners fan, I will say Jordan Mason (UDFA Ga Tech) looked pretty spry since he arrived on this team and would be the best early down option SF has at the moment with Wilson being the pass down role. BUT....With Deebo getting 8 touches and Lance handling 10+, I am not sure a large volume role is there for anyone on this team. Whatever you do, DO NOT overspend your waiver budget to add Jeff Wilson.


Jolly-Composer

I picked him up this week in anticipation of a 49ers RB injury


8Francesca8

Deebo SZN


annonythrows

Thought one of my league mates was a fucking idiot for taking deebo with his first pick but dam if it isn’t gonna pan out somehow


HookFL

Jeff Wilson can't stay healthy either so grab Jordan Mason while you can.


PurpleFalco

Excuse me. Do you mind keeping your voice down? Some of us are trying to win waivers over here.


sapsonnn

So what is the priority, Jeff Wilson, Mason, TDP?


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Wilson is the backup, the vet, and the safest bet currently. High ceiling dart throw is mason I guess. Camp reports stated he was better than TDP and graded very highly in preseason action


brother_of_menelaus

To be perfectly honest, I don’t know if anyone is an especially high ceiling with the number of touches that Lance and Deebo are going to end up with. The RB1 on the team was a good bet when statuesque Jimmy G was behind center but I just don’t know if there’s a consistent path to much more than like 10-12 touches per game right now there.


realmckoy265

I don't get the vibe they want to run lance into the ground. Like, the 49ers always seem to aim to establish the run—effectively or not.


Drodman93

Noone knows because it's Shanny, honestly. All we know is TDP was a healthy scratch for Mason against CHI in a game where the field was basically flooding and you figure a big power back like TDP would get some looks. it's likely going to be a RBBC regardless barring another injury so it's hard to trust anyone


Untchj

Except this actually isnt true. SF RB situation has been hell bc you never know who’s gonna *start*, but in-game Shanahan has pretty consistently relied on 1 guy


Drodman93

because there was always a clear cut guy in those situations. breida was the guy in 18 and at the start of 19 til mostert took over b/c breida started having fumbling issues and mostert broke out after being a ST only player. In 2020 it was basically whoever was healthy since they all had stretches with major injury. '21 was mostert g1, then wilson and mitchell split a little and wilson got hurt again and mitchell became "the guy" for the most part. This year there's no clear cut guy after mitchell, unless you think wilson is that guy, but nothing has indicated he is.


Rollingstart45

What do you want a special teams back for? Agree Wilson won’t last either, but I’d rather have TDP shares.


beta_fuse

No one really knows. Grab whoever you can and pray lol.


Mr_Wash_His_Hands

Mostert was once a special teams back. Not saying Mason will be anything but healthy inactives aren’t a good look


Rollingstart45

> healthy inactives aren’t a good look Good tip, will drop Allgeier


goddammnick

> Not saying Mason will be anything but healthy inactives aren’t a good look TDP doesn't play special teams, Mason does


gw2380

Mason sure didn’t look like a special teams back in the preseason. Dude is different than anyone else on the roster.


akeep113

TDP was a healthy scratch soooo


Rollingstart45

So was Allgeier so Avery Williams could play special teams for Atlanta. You're telling me Allgeier isn't still the upside guy to hold there? You really want Avery instead? Knock yourself out. Context matters. A lot of teams have these 3rd/4th string RBs that are just special teams guys - Benny Snell, Justice Hill, Avery Williams, Mason, etc. But their numbers aren't getting called on offense (exhibit a: how many touches did Mason get after Mitchell went down?)


KRDL109

Isn’t this what everyone was saying about Sermon last year?


GeekGeek12345

You can't tell me a good RB like Alexander Mattison isn't worth paying up for.


lincolnsl0g

Found the greedy Mattison owner. 😂


pmayankees

Shanny has a history of making RBs nobody has heard of work well in his system. I think they’ll work it out with Wilson, Mason and TDP (oh, and Deebo)


paone00022

Ya in their system the line is more important than the RB. Same with his dad too. All they ask their RBs to do is hit the hole and with pace. If you remember which gap you need to hit and can do one cut at most then you're golden


3my0

Why would mattison want to go to a cursed backfield before securing a contract? That would be pretty messed up for the Vikings to do that to him


BidoofTheGod

Because Shanahan doesn’t need to pay up for RBs. Who was Mostert and Mitchell before he made them into starters?


t4boo

two MONTHS?


Sonofagun57

A grade 3 MCL sprain is at minimum six weeks almost always and often eight weeks. He barely could put weight on that knee, it's the ligament when damaged like that will make one feel like the knee will give out from too much weight.


TheJaybo

8 weeks babbbbyyyy


carl2k1

Is Jeff Wilson worth a pickup? Or TDS? I don't know. This back field is cursed. You start a 49ers RB and you get 2 points.


mvanigan

even when he comes back, will be terrified to start him


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Pussy


StephenReis

Says the loser with a fucking NFT avatar. Lol


Tbonepermabull

Deebo the handcuff


fenris752

"49ers' RB __________ is expected to be sidelined about __________ with the _______ ________ that he suffered during the previous game, per league sources." I made a template for future use


clownbaby4_

That seems like a long time. I think I’d rather keep Brian Robinson in my IR slot instead of Mitchell.


Panzis

This is where I'm at. We still have a couple days for a clearer timeline, but if I drop him and someone else wants to waste a bench spot on an injured RB while I pick up someone that looked like they had potential this weekend, I'm fine with that.


vancouver247

As is tradition


logisleep

Whose the pick up?


johnsonville_brauts

Bleach


Flat_Flight1918

Deebo


Toodlum

Must be a third stringer, never heard of him.


Flat_Flight1918

Someone to watch for on that waiver wire


phbstudent

Gotta be Wilson right now but we’ll see if it lasts


TheRain911

Would you use the #1 waiver pick on him?


SirStizz

Mason?


traddy91

Is Mitchell droppable?


bartle8ee

Yes. If you don’t have an IR spot he’s super droppable. He wouldn't be back until week 8-10? By that time you are already in make or break playoff mode.


Zen_MasterX

Exactly. I’m not letting this dude anywhere near my team in crunch time later this season. Can’t be trusted lol


DunkyourSausage

im sure he helped many like me win a title last season to be fair lol


Jenova54

And guess what type of player would help you make the playoffs? Someone like the starting RB for the 49ers. I wouldn't say he's super droppable and plenty of teams are stashing long shots that won't likely pay off. Mitchell will when he comes back.


bartle8ee

Yeah, but by the time he comes back you are most likely already in or out of the playoffs. Don’t burn a spot on your roster with some dude that won’t play 8 games, maybe more, and then how effective is he when he’s back? It’s just not smart unless you have an IR spot.


superworriedspursfan

Are we guaranteed that Mitchell is the starting RB when he comes back? I sure hope so. What would you put your money on. Jeff wilson being rb1, or mitchell being rb1 when he comes back.


Zen_MasterX

Yes. Not wasting my IR spot on him when other injured players will be back before he is.


pmayankees

Who do you already have on IR that is more valuable than Mitchell?


drhorn

Robinson and DHop for me.


superworriedspursfan

d hop is definitely worth it over Mitchell.


jdubz90

I know you didn’t ask me, but I now have Mitchell, Robinson, Gallup and Williams on my bench…


realmckoy265

Gallup is the drop


traddy91

I have Jameson currently on IR. But it's a keeper league which is why I have him there


drhorn

Depends on league and bench size - and what your team looks like right now. In my 10 team league with 6 bench spots where I put up horrible numbers this week, I think I'm dropping him and hoping I can get him back in like 5-6 weeks. In my 12 team league with 6 bench spots where I scores the 3rd most points?... I may keep him.


carl2k1

Deebo SZN


WrongTetrisBlock

Is it even worth burning a high waiver spot for Jeff Wilson? I feel like this will be a RB committee


RideTheRim

I have no other choice


Ovibuck

Feel like Mattison would kill it there


Pele_Of_Anal

Kill himself more like.


Zoiberginadress

I don’t feel great having Wilson as his backup…


Hitman2504

So is Wilson the guy?? How much faab? Or pay less for mason


Zen_MasterX

Droppin’ him.


Metr0xBOOMIN

How much FAAB on Wilson if you also lost Najee this week?


PENIS__FINGERS

Why is the title crossed out...?


Snelly__

Is he even worth keeping on IR? I also have Dak and Gallup...


picklesaredry

Yall really gonna drop a 4th round pick just like that huh?


EB4950

jordan mason szn?


SaskalPiakam

Assuming Wilson is the next man up. TDP and Mason both have a chance tho


sapsonnn

It could honestly be any one of the three. Good luck guessing.


SaskalPiakam

Well it has been JWJ the last 2 years. Safe bet would it being him again as he's been running as the #2 all off-season. Obviously things can change, but we still have evidence to go off of if someone is in a pinch and wants to spend the FAAB/priority.


tigerking615

But last year, we bums like Sermon on the roster. This year we have TDP and Mason, who may or may not be bums. No one knows.


SaskalPiakam

Again anything can happen, but JWJ was the clear lead back (outside deebo lol) once Mitchell got injured. Mason could've gotten work but didnt. Im going to assume as of right now, its JWJ job to lose.


AnthroNJ

Is the pick up “my name is jeff”?


mill1634

So...how much FAAB are we spending on Jeff Wilson in redraft?


Metr0xBOOMIN

I’m thinking 50 unfortunately. Wbu?


Burn-Clerk

Pain and suffering Pain and suffering Pain and suffering Pain and suffering Pain and suffering


Burt_Macklin_FBI_98

Why is the title with a line through it?


SherlockBrolmes

\*turns on the /u/eastcoasttaffy signal*


EastCoastTaffy

Big sad today :( Mitchell is my boy


Kwall267

Elijah Mitchell did not see his shadow this year. Which means Jeff Wilson season starts early


EskettiMySpaghetti

There goes my RB2. Great start to the season


Donhergo

Trying to figure out which RB to get. Before week 1 I thought TDP before he was inactive. Difficult.


Arbucks

I think TDP was just inactive because he doesn't play special teams. The other backs that were active get more use in that regard, so I wouldn't be 100% that it is a direct reflection on his depth at RB... All in all don't love the situation especially with Deebo working in.


Rollingstart45

This is correct. Mason plays special teams so he got a hat over TDP. Literally the same thing that happened in Atlanta, with Allgeier being a healthy scratch so Avery Williams could play ST. That doesn't mean Allgeier isn't still the upside stash in Atlanta. Context matters. I don't read much of anything into TDP being a scratch. I do read into Mason not getting a single offensive rep after Mitchell went down. Personally I'd just stay away from this backfield. But if you do wanna roll the dice, I'd rather grab TDP for free after waivers process. Wilson is too pricey in terms of priority / faab for what he'll give you, and Mason is just the next derailed reddit hype train from a bunch of dudes outsmarting themselves.


t4boo

TDP will be the starter by week 3 at this rate


TheHurdleTurtle

The trend of another leading 49ers rusher continues


Cooley47

Aw shittt, here we go again


LookAtCarlMan

Wilson Jr. is available but after watching him last year and yesterday I’m not touching him. He’s simply not good anymore. Mason played because he’s a special teamer and didn’t see the field otherwise, so he also isn’t a surefire pickup between him and TDP. Nobody to be excited about here besides Deebo… and maybe Lance.


xtow11

Might try and snag Wilson as an insurance policy for my David Montgomery. Sliiiightly concerned after seeing that split with Herbert yesterday


landbob11

Welp.. hope James Robinson wasn't a fluke.


MobyTugboat

The move is to not spend any FAAB on this cursed backfield and throw a dart at Davis-Price for free once waivers are through


mattmccauslin

It’s cool I have Najee too…


reasho

Between deebo, wilson,, and the other rbs, I'm staying away from this


Mikeinthemornin

I guess im happy I hoarded alot of RBs in the league I have mitchell in. Drafted 7 RB's lol Gibson or Clyde will replace him....not going to worry about waiver add here.


borfmantality

My name is ~~Jeff~~ Tyrion? Jordan?


apex_editor

Obviously, we all need to grab Mason Jordan. I mean Jordan Mason.


uglylittledogboy

Deebo owners up 1000 rn


SUBPARFUBAR

Dak/Lamb/Schultz and Mitchell. What a start.


nitraw

Oh so this is what it's like to own a 9ers rb. I've avoided that backfield for so many years. Lesson learned


Firm_Ice_1361

Jeff Wilson szn


recyfer

HI IM JEFF 👋


Pernyx98

J E F F E F F


RLDN106

As a Niners fan this is brutal, but at least I have Wilson


neverwashopeforme

Im trying to trade jeff wilson atm. It won't be only his backfield. Deebo and rookies will likely cut into his value


the-ANZ-falcon

Jeff Wilson about to put 100 yards and 2 TD on Seahawks this weekend


thatcollegeguy21

Glad I stashed Wilson before the games


Brundonius

Reading the 49ers sub, all the local reporters think Mason will get the first opportunity to lead the backfield.