The San Francisco 49ers handled their business Sunday evening in stomping the Houston Texans 34-3. The 49ers took a 21-0 lead into the half, and the Texans never really mounted a challenge. That opened the door for the team to empty out the bench. The team cannot replace every single starter, but they were able to get decent playing time for everybody on the bench.
One of the biggest beneficiaries was LaMichael James. The 49ers running back had four rushes for 31 yards. His first run came midway through the third quarter, and then he got three more rushes on the final 49ers drive. His shortest rush was three yards, and generally he looked sharp in finding space on his runs.
On defense, Dan Skuta ended up with more snaps than Corey Lemonier, as the 49ers spent a good chunk of the game in their base defense. Lemonier did manage 35 snaps (47 percent of total snaps), but the Texans two running back, two tight end sets meant we were going to see more of the 3-4.