The San Francisco 49ers PR team released their latest depth chart on Tuesday as they continue preparations for their Week 7 matchup vs. the Los Angeles Rams. The release came after the team announced the signing of quarterback Tom Savage and the release of Cole Wick.
The depth chart is mostly the same, including the running back position. It continues to list that starter as Matt Breida OR Alfred Morris, with Raheem Mostert behind them. This past week offered a little more insight into the team’s strategy. Breida started in spite of a Week 5 ankle injury that left him questionable for Week 6. He played 27 snaps, and was followed by Mostert, who played 23 snaps. Morris only played a single snap.
I don’t think this means Mostert has supplanted Morris on the depth chart. Instead I think 49ers team reporter Joe Fann made a good point about strategy.
My guess is it's far more matchup based. 49ers opting for speed. Attacking the edges quite a bit in this one.— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) October 16, 2018
I think Breida is the primary starter, and the 1a guy is going to switch between Morris and Mostert. In Week 5, Mostert had a fumble the play after the 49ers converted a 3rd and 13 into Arizona territory. The team did not give up on him and he rewarded them with a huge effort in Week 6. I suspect he earned a more regular look with that performance.
49ers offensive depth chart vs. Rams, Week 7
|WR||Pierre Garçon||Dante Pettis||Kendrick Bourne/Victor Bolden|
|LT||Joe Staley||Shon Coleman|
|C||Weston Richburg||Erik Magnuson|
|RG||Mike Person||Joshua Garnett|
|RT||Mike McGlinchey||Garry Gilliam|
|TE||George Kittle||Garrett Celek||Ross Dwelley|
|WR||Marquise Goodwin||Trent Taylor||Richie James Jr.|
|RB||Matt Breida OR||Alfred Morris||Raheem Mostert|
|QB||C.J. Beathard||Nick Mullens||Tom Savage|
49ers defensive depth chart vs. Rams, Week 7
|LDE||Solomon Thomas||Cassius Marsh|
|LDT||Earl Mitchell||D.J. Jones|
|RDT||DeForest Buckner||Sheldon Day|
|RDE||Arik Armstead||Ronald Blair III||Jullian Taylor|
|SAM||Malcolm Smith||Mark Nzeocha|
|MIKE||Fred Warner||Elijah Lee|
|LCB||Richard Sherman||Jimmie Ward|
|RCB||Ahkello Witherspoon||Greg Mabin||Tarvarius Moore|
|FS||Adrian Colbert||D.J. Reed|
|SS||Jaquiski Tartt||Antone Exum, Jr.|
49ers special teams depth chart vs. Rams, Week 7
|PR||Trent Taylor||Dante Pettis||D.J. Reed|
|KOR||D.J. Reed||Matt Breida|