Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Cynthia Frelund projects Raheem Mostert to be 49ers’ most-improved player

Jul 21, 2020 at 9:50 AM--


Fans are eager to see what Raheem Mostert can do while taking on a bigger workload during the upcoming season. The San Francisco 49ers running back has been preparing for that, you know, assuming the team doesn't trade him and assuming there is a season to be played.

"Right now, I'm just building myself up," Mostert told reporters in May. "I'm actually gaining some more muscle, which is kind of bizarre just because I haven't really been able to think about gaining muscle because I've already had muscle like that.

"Just trying to incorporate those things in my daily workouts, so that way, I'm able to take those hits and be one of those guys getting 200 carries. I've got to get prepared for that, and the only way that I know how is to get bulky and stronger."

Of course, that was before Mostert and his agent requested a trade after months of trying to negotiate a more lucrative contract. It was reported on Monday, however, that Mostert had reached out to the team to "clear the air," leading many to speculate that he will report to training camp on time.

Assuming Mostert is on the roster, NFL Media analyst Cynthia Frelund expects the running back to build on his 137-carry, 772-rushing-yard, and eight-rushing-touchdown 2019 campaign. She named Mostert as the 49ers player most likely to improve.

Wrote Frelund:

Mostert's 2019 efficiency while splitting carries in this run-heavy offense helps drive my forecast that he'll be a top-10 running back in 2020 (in non-PPR fantasy rankings), presuming his full-season usage ticks up, with Matt Breida having been traded to Miami. One of my favorite metrics from last season? Mostert led all qualified running backs in yards per rush outside the tackles (6.2, per NGS).

Mostert is expected to report to training camp in one week for COVID-19 testing and could enter the 49ers' facility a few days after that.





More San Francisco 49ers News



49ers ranked No. 26 on ESPN's list of most-improved NFL teams

By David Bonilla
Jul 22, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a Super Bowl appearance and still have one of the best rosters in the NFL, so there wasn't too big a need for significant improvement. That's most of the reason why the Kyle Shanahan-led squad came in at No. 26 within ESPN's ranking of the NFL's most-improved teams. The sports site lists wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, and offensive tackle Joe Staley as the 49ers' most significant offseason losses. It also notes, however, the players added to replace each. San Francisco drafted defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw and wide receiver

Read the Full Article


NFL.com projects 49ers' 2020 ceiling at 14 wins, floor at 8-8

By David Bonilla
Jul 29, 2020

NFL.com projects the San Francisco 49ers to finish the 2020 season—assuming a full season is played—with a 12-4 record, once again winning the NFC West. The predicted losses will come at home in Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Week 8 on the road against the Seattle Seahawks, on the road in Week 12 against the Los Angeles Rams, and another road defeat in Week 16 against the Arizona Cardinals. The 49ers have much of the same personnel, both among the players and coaching staff, returning from their Super Bowl run. The key losses include defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, both of whom were

Read the Full Article


Rapoport: Raheem Mostert reaches out to 49ers to 'clear the air'

By David Bonilla
Jul 20, 2020

Raheem Mostert and his agent, Brett Tessler, announced on July 8 that they had requested a trade from the San Francisco 49ers. The two are unhappy with the running back's current three-year contract, which is barely entering its second year. There is no doubt that Mostert is underpaid. He isn't even the highest-paid running back on the roster. That would be Tevin Coleman, despite Mostert being expected to bear most of the workload this season. Mostert is scheduled to earn a base salary of just $2.575 million in 2020 and won't become a free agent until 2022. RELATED:

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone