Matt Breida / Alfred Morris, San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions

The key stat for the 49er running backs is that they split the carries in half. When the game was close, it was Morris but in catchup mode, Breida took the snaps and got all of the targets out of the backfield. That’s pretty much what was expected after Jerick McKinnon was lost for the season. So expect Morris and Breida to get 10-12 touches each, to justify a flex play, but understand this. The Lions are not the Vikings on run defense, and gave up a Week 1 high of 177 rushing yards to the Jets. Now New York’s running backs are more power backs than what the combo of Morris and Breida, but even if the pair can absorb 50 percent of that, we’re looking at solid flex plays in Week 2 – Ernie Estrella