49ers sign Tevin Coleman to 2-year deal
With all the big names flying off the free agency list, it didn’t take long before Tevin Coleman was able to find his new home.
In one of the more underrated football moves in this year’s free agency, the signing of Tevin Coleman makes a whole lot of a sense. Head coach Kyle Shanahan always spoke highly of the former Hoosier when the opportunity presented itself. So having the two reunited since their days with Atlanta came to no surprise.
For a very productive player, Coleman agreed to a two-year worth up to $10 million with incentives. The move also adds insurance with Jerrick McKinnon returning to the field after tearing his ACL before the season started.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2019
Matt Breida was able to ‘break out’ if you will, when McKinnon went down. Breida wasn’t a complete workhorse, he finished the 2018 season with 153 attempts for 814 yards and three touchdowns. Although Breida wasn’t a scoring machine, he did have a few 100-yard games.
Looking at Coleman’s productivity in 2018, it was very similar to Breida’s. Coleman finished with 167 attempts for 800 yards with four touchdowns.
On the fantasy side of things, this triple-headed monster will be very confusing for fantasy owners.
Tevin Coleman will be the Niners back to own in fantasy leagues in 2019. He already has a connection to KS, and he’s more durable than McKinnon and Breida. Unfortunately this will start out as a committee situation, however.
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) March 13, 2019
It’s going to start off slow with all three of these guys, but Coleman is a back that can do the outside zone running scheme and can run between the tackles.
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