No. 1: Running back Jeff Wilson
Rookie running back Jeff Wilson Jr. was the key on offense for much of the game. Activated off the practice squad to the 53-man roster last week against the Bucs, Wilson was outstanding against the Seahawks. He pushed through the Seahawks’ defense, finding holes where he could.
With running back Matt Breida seeing limited game time due to tweaking his already-injured ankle in pregame warmups, the majority of the workload was left up to Wilson who did not disappoint. He kept the chains moving and the drives alive, even after suffering a foot injury in the second quarter.
Wilson led the Niners in rushing with 15 carries for 61 yards. He also had eight receptions for 73 yards, bringing his total yards for the day to 134.
His closest chance of a touchdown was thwarted by Wagner, who appeared to strip the ball loose on the Seattle 5-yard line before the Seahawks would recover it. The officials ruled it a fumble, and on review, clear evidence could not be seen if Wilson was in fact down prior to the ball coming loose.
While Breida continues to try and play through injuries, Wilson has made a case to start over running back Alfred Morris, which he did in fact do Sunday. Should Breida not be healthy by Week 14, there’s a good chance we see Wilson start as the No. 1.