It’s that time of year once again! Football Absurdity will bring you a breakdown of every notable fantasy football-relevant player throughout June, July, and August. We finished our quarterbacks already; that means it’s time to get to the most frustrating position! That’s right, we’re on to the running backs. Our next running back is a guy who blows the doors off the hinges when he plays. But the whole “when he plays” part is the sticky wicket. Plus, his team already drafted his replacement? Uh oh. Let’s take a look at the 2021 Raheem Mostert player profile!
Raheem Mostert ADP & AAV:
Average Draft Position (HPPR): RB25, Pick 60
Average Auction Value: $3.7 (RB32)
Raheem Mostert Statistics:
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2021 Raheem Mostert Fantasy Football Overview:
2020 showed us the good and the bad of Raheem Mostert. The Good? He gave Isaiah Simmons a “welcome to the league, rook” moment on a Texas route that he turned into a 76-yard touchdown catch-and-run. Then, against the Jets, he turned in an 80-yard touchdown run, as well. Unfortunately, Mostert struggled to stay in the lineup for the rest of the year, and the 28.1 half-PPR fantasy points he had on those two plays ended up as 30.6% of his fantasy points for the season. On two plays!
Raheem Mostert ended up playing in just eight games last season and played in over 50% of snaps one time. Injuries kept him in-and-out of the lineup, with two different injured reserve stints and a couple of inactive games after the turf monster got him in week two. That, right there, is the Raheem Mostert Experience.
The 49ers have experience with just throwing spaghetti at the wall at running back, and seeing it stick at a shockingly high rate. In 2019, Mostert was one of those pieces of spaghetti. Now, they got a whole brick of semolina to chuck at the wall with Trey Sermon. Sermon is the ideal version of a Raheem Mostert back: big, fast, powerful, and a complete inability to catch the football.
Fortunately, Kyle Shanahan loves to run a two-back system, which means that even if Sermon takes over the top role, there still exists a slot for Raheem Mostert to play while healthy. Given that Mostert entered the league in 2015 and played over 11 games just once, “while healthy” is the hard part.
2021Raheem Mostert Fantasy Football Draft Strategy:
If you’re a ZeroRB drafter, it’s hard to find a better guy than Raheem Mostert if he falls into the sixth round to kick off your draft strategy. A hard part about ZeroRB is waiting for situations to shake out to give you a strong running back room. Mostert will start with the role in San Francisco, and will eventually get supplanted and/or injured. This is fine if you start him in the first few weeks of the season with an eye to letting your Darrell Hendersons and Tony Pollards stay in the oven a little bit longer.
But, don’t draft Mostert to rely on him. The 49ers used a third-round pick on Trey Sermon, and clearly have plans for him. Mostert isn’t Mr. Right for Kyle Shanahan or your fantasy football teams, but 2021 Raheem Mostert sure is Mr. Right Now.
Best Case Scenario:
Mostert plays 16 games and reverts back to his 2019 form. You get a top-fifteen running back at RB3 prices.
Worst Case Scenario:
A chasm opens up in Ford Field in week one and Raheem Mostert falls in, never to be seen again. He is remembered as the first victim of the Detroit Mystery Spot and also the guy who made Isaiah Simmons look extremely silly once. I mean, come on.
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[Statistics are sourced from pro-football-reference.com, airyards.com, and ftnfantasy.com]
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