Providing the most relevant daily news today, per nfl.com free agency tracker, the 49ers have signed Coleman to a 2 year 8.5 million dollar contract as the time share runner and receiver reunites with his offensive coordinator in San Francisco.
What is the outlook for Coleman and the 49ers backfield for 2019?
Well, there are still 2 other premier type backs on the roster with Matt Breida and Jerick McKinnon still there.
As we can see here, per Ourlands.com there are many running backs that have had significant playing time. If you notice however, Alfred Morris is no longer there. Coleman is a great upgrade to the position.
With injuries galore on this roster overall, many rb’s got their own chance to even be featured from the very depths of the depth chart.
How will they plan to use these feature backs?
This is an easy answer as the rock will get passed along frequently with another try at Jimmy Garopollo under center. Barring injuries, this should be a better offense than the year before with the addition of Jordan Matthews replacing the role of Pierre Garcon as a possession receiver.
Coleman shows good fluid movement in execution of a dangerous play in the playbook for opposing defenses: The wheel route.
Here’s the play:
As we can see, this short video shows Coleman running out of the backfield in motion from the right. As he comes over to the left, the defender is forced to go man on man. The Single high coverage safety was not in position to make the play. the man in coverage also not able to make way in coverage on his own trailed in a just beyond the redzone touchdown play. However, Matt Ryan overthrew his intended receiver just beyond the reach of Coleman. The Falcons had to settle for a field goal on this first drive of the game.
Coleman is very dangerously is to be used in the same way, with scripted out plays designed to go to him in man coverage such as this with 10-20 carries per game depending on injuries this season. He should have a few very big fantasy games.
Will the 49ers be looking to add further weapons in the draft?
Yes with the possibility of drafting a WR, the main offensive role of Julio Jones missing from this offense, Shanahan would love to get a new tool in the box in one of these Wide recievers from Ole Miss to add to become a very dangerous offense in the NFL.
In Fantasy Football Summary for 2019
I personally watched the 49ers quite a bit last season, and my evident conclusion will be that he should get similar production with the 49ers as he did with the falcons.
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