Why Jeremy McNichols Could be the Unlikeliest of Zero RB Heroes

The 49ers backfield is quickly turning from a sure thing to one of the biggest wildcards in fantasy football. Jerick McKinnon may have dodged a bullet when a knee injury suffered in practice turned out to be a muscle strain, but he’ll be held out for the entire preseason anyway. Meanwhile, No. 2 running back Matt Breida is will also be out of action until at least Week 1 as he battles a shoulder injury. Joe Williams remains an enigma, albeit a freaky fast one, and the 49ers have even brought in an old, familiar friend of Kyle Shanahan’s, Alfred Morris. Meanwhile, Jeremy McNichols lurks. The former fifth-round pick of the Buccaneers has been receiving first-team reps in training camp in recent days. Is this finally his opportunity to show why he was such a huge RotoViz darling just one year ago? If so, he’s in the right backfield to be an unlikely league winner.

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