3 SF 49ers who shouldn’t see a snap vs. Cowboys in Week 15
By Peter Panacy
No. 2: SF 49ers Running Back Raheem Mostert
Kyle Shanahan told reporters following the Week 14 loss that running backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. had all but solidified the top-two spots on the team’s depth chart, and backup runners Jerick McKinnon and Tevin Coleman would likely be used sparingly at most.
As it turned out, Coleman saw just two offensive snaps against Washington and didn’t receive a touch, putting his fit down the stretch into some serious doubt.
But Mostert could be dealing with injuries of his own and might not be anywhere close to 100 percent. That alone is a reason why the Niners would be wise to essentially shelve him for the rest of the season in an attempt to allow Mostert to heal completely and refresh.
Mostert is part of San Francisco’s offensive future into 2021. Coleman and McKinnon aren’t, as they’re both unrestricted free agents this upcoming offseason and have been relegated to backup status behind Mostert and Wilson.
In the interest of keeping the important players healthy, Mostert has earned the right to be rested for the remainder of the year.