The 49ers backfield has not caught any breaks lately. It has been reported that LaMichael James was carted off the practice field earlier today with an apparent arm injury. The injury was later to be confirmed as a dislocated elbow. It is expected that the 49ers running back will miss at least a month.
A few days ago the 49ers backfield was looking crowded, but since then everything has changed for them. With the injury of Kendall Hunter , LaMichael James would have subsequently seen more repetitions during practice. Now, the 49ers backfield is looking thin from a fantasy perspective. Frank Gore has a huge question mark regarding his age and Carlos Hyde is not necessarily a proven starter. Some would say this is perfect for the rookie and his ADP of 101 may make him a good sleeper pick. As of now, I would be weary of the 49ers backfield and expect Frank Gore to shoulder another load this season.