Matt Dayes
Matt Dayes
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
San Francisco 49ers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Before being selected in the seventh round of the 2017 draft, Dayes rushed for 1,166 yards and 10 touchdowns during his senior year at N.C. State. Stuck behind Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson, Dayes garnered just five carries for 13 yards last season. He's a patient runner, but at 5-9, 205 pounds, he lacks the size to be an every-down back, and with Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson and Nick Chubb ahead of him on the depth chart, Dayes may not find himself on the Browns' 53-man roster. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the 49ers in November of 2018.
Limited to special teams
RBSan Francisco 49ers
January 27, 2019
Dayes spent his brief time with the 49ers on special teams, failing to earn a carry or target in the 2018 season.
Dayes was promoted from the practice squad in the second half of the season, but his fellow practice-squad mate Jeff Wilson was the one to gain some playing time late in the year. The 24-year-old is still under contract for the 2019 season, but with both Raheem Mostert (forearm) and Jeff Wilson (shoulder) apparently ahead of Dayes on the depth chart behind Jerick McKinnon (knee) and Matt Breida (ankle), the second-year back will have to shine in camp to hang on to a roster spot.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Matt Dayes' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, Shuttle Time, and Cone Drill metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
5' 9"
205 lbs
40-Yard Dash*
4.66 sec
Shuttle Time*
4.51 sec
Cone Drill*
7.26 sec
Vertical Jump
28.0 in
Broad Jump
109 in
Bench Press
18 reps
Hand Length
10.50 in
Arm Length
30.00 in
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Dayes, a seventh-round selection out of N.C. State, will compete for a reserve spot on the Browns' depth chart, as Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson are expected to handle the majority of the workload in the backfield. The 5-9, 205-pounder recorded 2,856 yards and 34 touchdowns in four years for the Wolfpack, adding 98 receptions for 933 yards and six scores. While it seems unlikely he'll make a major fantasy impact in 2017, he could develop into a nice third-down option, given his pass-catching ability.
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Doesn't see field in loss
RBSan Francisco 49ers
November 26, 2018
Dayes did not record a touch in Sunday's 27-9 loss to Tampa Bay.
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Could serve as Week 12 backup
RBSan Francisco 49ers
November 25, 2018
Dayes has a chance to serve as Matt Breida's backup at running back for Sunday's Week 12 tilt against the Buccaneers with veteran Alfred Morris (coach's decision) inactive.
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Promoted to active roster
RBSan Francisco 49ers
November 12, 2018
Dayes was promoted to the 49ers' active roster Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Latches on with 49ers
RBFree Agent
October 9, 2018
Dayes signed with the 49ers' practice squad Tuesday.
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Totals 111 yards in preseason finale
RBCleveland Browns
August 30, 2018
Dayes rushed eight times for 77 yards and one touchdown during Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions. He also secured both of his targets for 34 yards.
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