Fantasy Football News: 49ers Running Back Room Taking Shape After Trey Sermon Disappoints

Things haven’t gone according to plan for 49ers running back Trey Sermon since he was drafted in the third round prior to last season.

Now, his spot on the team’s roster might be in jeopardy.

Sermon was dealing with an injury earlier in Training Camp. But after returning prior to the preseason game on Saturday, he barely made an impact.

In their game against the Vikings, Trey Sermon carried the ball just 5 times for a mere eight yards. But running backs Jordan Davis and Tyrion Davis-Price were both able to impress given the opportunity.

During the game, Niners fans were calling for some of their newer additions to be granted a roster spot over Sermon.

Fantasy Football Impact Of Trey Sermon Disappointing

It’s more than likely that the Niners trading up to select Trey Sermon last year will give the Ohio State product a leg up in any competition. But if this Jordan Mason kid continues to stand out, Kyle Shanahan might just pull the plug on the whole Sermon project.

Earlier in the offseason, Shanahan lamented the work Sermon did in the offseason.

“He has done everything he can,” Shanahan said via NBC Sports. “Watching him in OTAs, he was as yoked-up as he could be. He was in as (good of) shape as he could be. Like you could tell the guy learned from his rookie year and wants to do a lot more.”

Regardless of what the Niners decide to do with their Trey Sermon debacle, it’s clear that their running back by committee approach will make it hard to take any of their backs early on in any fantasy football draft.

As it stands, Eli Mitchell is the only 49ers running back we have ranked in the top 50 at the position, per our Stokastic draft cheat sheet. Mitchell is currently listed as the #25 running back on our list, with backup Jeff Wilson Jr. checking in at #49 in a full PPR league.

It’s starting to look like Trey Sermon might just be completely phased out of the Niners’ offense, and perhaps a change of scenery would be best for all parties.

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