Isaac Guerendo
49ers Rookie RB Isaac Guerendo to Contribute to Special Teams
2 weeks ago

Former Louisville Cardinal Isaac Guerendo looks to be 3rd on the depth chart behind starter Christian McCaffrey, and back up Elijah Mitchell.

Rookie running back Isaac Guerendo splashed onto the scene with his explosive numbers at the NFL combine. He blazed with a 4.33 second 40-yard dash, while also recording a 100th percentile Speed Score and a 98th percentile Burst Score. These metrics put Guerendo as the 8th most athletic running back all-time in the PlayerProfiler database! Measuring in at 6 foot and weighing 221 pounds, he has drawn comparisons to Jonathan Taylor. The comparison stops when it comes to production on the field. Guerendo only registered 230 carries in his 4-year college career, with his career high being 132 attempts in his Senior season. Guerendo was stuck behind fellow rookie back in Braelon Allen for the first 3 years at Wisconsin. He transferred to Louisville to get more playing time, he played every game but dealt with hamstring issues. With the 49ers, Guerendo has the same herculean task of overcoming a highly talented back on the depth chart with Christian McCaffrey leading the way. Guerendo has to contribute on special teams if he wants to make an immediate impact on the team.

 

 

 

Isaac Guerendo is as about as sexy of fantasy pick as you can get in the later rounds of dynasty leagues. He may be 3rd on the depth chart in San Francisco, but injuries have affected both backs in front of him. If both go down, it’s peddle to the metal for Guerendo to showcase that rare athleticism for Kyle Shanahan. He currently is RB65 in dynasty ADP, which I believe to be too low for his level of talent, regardless who is in front of him on the depth chart. With the running back position being so volatile he is bound to see the field and when he does, watch out! He may blaze his way into a larger role, relieving Christian McCaffrey from time to time.