Elijah Mitchell

RB SF

College: Louisiana | 2 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 200 lbs
Birth Date: 5/2/1998
2022 Bye Week: 9
On IR - sprained right MCL

Total Pts: 4.1
Avg Pts: 1.37
Rank: 35 RB

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Sep 18 10:13pm ET

Dynasty | Tyrion Davis-Price had 14 carries for 33 yards in San Francisco's blowout win against Seattle. Dynasty Analysis: The output wasn't impressive, but the fact he shared the load nearly evenly with Jeff Wilson sure was. The 49ers are going to be without Elijah Mitchell for some time and Wilson (84 yards on 18 carries) didn't exactly run away with the job for the moment. Davis-Price seems to be ahead of Jordan Mason in the pecking order and his production will be a big story in dynasty leagues moving forward over the next month or two. While most of his damage came on one 20-yard carry, this was a promising development for our 26th ranked rookie.

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Sep 13 9:20pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) was placed on injured reserve by the team on Tuesday. Mitchell sprained his MCL during Week 1's loss to the Chicago Bears and is expected to need at least eight weeks to recover from the injury. Look for the 49ers to lean on veteran Jeff Wilson Jr. while also getting rookies Jordan Mason and Tyrion Davis-Price involved. Wilson becomes the back to roster in San Francisco while Mitchell is out.

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Sep 12 7:20pm ET

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) will miss roughly eight weeks with an MCL sprain that he suffered in the second quarter of the Week 1 loss to the Chicago Bears. Mitchell won't need surgery, but he was placed on Injured Reserve on Monday. Jeff Wilson Jr. becomes the team's top back, while rookies Tyrion Davis-Price and Jordan Mason will compete in practices for the No. 2 role. Mason had the edge in the season opener with Davis-Price being a healthy inactive, but that could change in the coming weeks. For now, Wilson should become a priority waiver-wire add in all fantasy leagues. He's currently rostered in only 17 percent of Yahoo leagues.

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Sep 12 4:30pm ET

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) is expected to be sidelined for around two months with the sprained MCL that he suffered in the Week 1 loss to the Chicago Bears, according to league sources. Well, that didn't take long. After leading the Niners in rushing as a rookie in 2021, the 24-year-old will now miss significant time to open the 2022 campaign. He should be stashed everywhere. Rookie Jordan Mason has no touches and rookie Tyrion Davis-Price was a healthy scratch on Sunday, but they're both worth speculative waiver claims if you have Mitchell rostered or are in need of another RB. Quarterback Trey Lance led the team with 13 carries in Week 1, while receiver Deebo Samuel was second with eight. Jeff Wilson Jr. entered the year as the primary backup to Mitchell, so he should become their No. 1 moving forward. Prioritize Wilson, who is rostered in only 16% of Yahoo leagues, over Davis-Price or Mason on the waiver wire.

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Sep 12 4:13pm ET

Dynasty | 49ers running back Jeff Wilson is the presumed starter at running back following Elijah Mitchell's knee injury Dynasty Analysis: Wilson himself is oft-injured though 2022 is a new season. In relief of Mitchell, he tallied 22 yards on nine carries while converting both of his targets for eight yards. The team is certain to mix-in the fast rising rookie Jordan Mason and Wilson remaining on top of the depth chart is anything but assured. Now 26 and found as DLF's RB72, Wilson has a fantastic chance for production given this upgrade and he can be inserted as an upside flex play when the team hosts the Seahawks in week two.

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Sep 12 3:13pm ET

Dynasty | 49ers sophomore running back Elijah Mitchell injured his knee in week one and will miss a few weeks Dynasty Analysis: Mitchell's hype train lasted all of six carries. Before exiting, Mitchell worked as the primary ball carrier and tallied 41 yards. As it stands, Mitchell returns to the trainer's table and will miss valuable time while displaying his inability to remain healthy and on the field. His absence will give Jeff Wilson time atop the depth chart with every opportunity to become the primary ball carrier when Mitchell returns. Mitchell is found as DLF's RB24 and could see a modest drop following his latest injury.

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Sep 12 2:30pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell will undergo an MRI on his knee to determine the extent of his injury, but he's expected to miss at least a few games moving forward. The obvious waiver wire pickup is Jeff Wilson Jr., who will lead the 49ers' backfield. Behind Wilson, Tyrion Davis-Price and Jordan Mason are the next two guys on the depth chart. However, Deebo Samuel may take a lot of the rushing work, so this could be a tricky backfield to figure out in the wake of Mitchell's injury. Both Davis-Price and Mason are worth taking a flyer on in deep leagues. Wilson is the top waiver priority for Week 2 heading into a matchup with Seattle, who will be on a short week.

From RotoBaller

Sep 11 10:40pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) was seen wearing a "substantial" right leg brace after suffering an injury in Week 1. Fortunately, he was not on crutches, and head coach Kyle Shanahan initially said that there was hope Mitchell could have returned on Sunday. Either way, Mitchell struggled with injuries as a rookie and only played in 11 games, so it is not a good sign that he went down so early in 2022. Fantasy managers should pay close attention and wait to hear the severity of his injury, but Jeff Wilson Jr. appears to be the next man up if Mitchell is forced to miss time.

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Sep 11 8:50pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell ran for 41 yards on six carries before exiting with a knee injury in his team's 19-10 loss to the Chicago Bears. The 24-year-old was the Niners' clear No. 1 RB, taking most of the carries in the first half and breaking off two runs for over ten yards. In his absence, WR Deebo Samuel and RB Jeff Wilson Jr. took on increased second half roles, both finishing with over seven carries. Mitchell was seen in a brace after the game. It is unclear how many games he might miss, and 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan couldn't add any clarity. If he can return to full health, Mitchell will continue to be elite. Unfortunately, he has not been able to remain healthy for extended periods thus far in his career.

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Sep 11 2:40pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's season opener against the Chicago Bears. He rushed six times for 41 yards before exiting. Jeff Wilson and Jordan Mason will round out the backfield for the remainder of the contest, but Deebo Samuel should also continue to play a major role in the rushing game.

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Sep 9 10:20am ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell has a goal in mind for his second season: 1,000 yards and a Super Bowl. Ahead of his game against the Chicago Bears, Mitchell said, "I had [over] 900 yards last year, and I definitely want to top that." The Week 1 game at Soldier Field should help him get off to a good start towards that goal. The Bears ranked in the top ten for most rushing yards allowed per game and allowed 4.4 yards per attempt. PFF ranked Chicago as having the second-worst run defense in the league. Mitchell himself ran for 137 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown against Chicago his rookie year. The 49ers are expected to win by 7, and they are a team, with the fourth highest rate of rushing plays, that runs the ball to win. They might be expected to run the ball even more often with a young Trey Lance starting at quarterback (although Lance will take a lot of those extra runs himself). Overall, Mitchell is a safe start and a good bet to finish inside the top 24 RBs this weekend.

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Sep 8 9:10am ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (hamstring) wasn't listed on the 49ers' injury report Wednesday. He missed the entire preseason due to a hamstring issue. The 24-year-old practiced with no limitations and will suit up in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears. He rushed for 963 yards on 207 attempts and five touchdowns while catching 19 passes for 137 yards and a score in 11 games in 2021. With the hamstring issue behind him, Mitchell is San Francisco's lead back and is a mid-range RB2 in Week 1's matchup against the Bears.

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Aug 28 7:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (hamstring) was able to get back on the practice field on Sunday. It appears that Mitchell is back to being healthy after dealing with a lingering hamstring issue. He was force to miss all three of the preseason contests, but that shouldn't be a concern to fantasy managers. He still has two weeks of practice before the regular season begins. Fantasy managers should expect Mitchell to be healthy and ready to go in Week 1.

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Aug 23 5:20pm ET

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Tuesday that running back Elijah Mitchell (hamstring) is on track to return in Week 1 of the regular season against the Chicago Bears. Mitchell is unlikely to play in the preseason finale on Thursday against the Houston Texans. Regardless, the 24-year-old second-year back should open the 2022 regular season as the team's go-to running back behind quarterback Trey Lance. Mitchell led the team in rushing in his first NFL season in 2021 with 963 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 207 attempts over 11 regular season games. Trusting a Shanahan RB is a scary thought in fantasy, especially given all of the options behind Mitchell, but he's the most attractive 49ers RB in fantasy as a low-end RB2.

From RotoBaller

Aug 13 10:13am ET

Dynasty | 49ers sophomore running back Elijah Mitchell is nursing a hamstring injury and likely won't see action in the preseason Dynasty Analysis: It's yet another new injury for Mitchell who carries high expectations from the dynasty community. At the same time, Mitchell has shown less durability than desired and his RB22 status won't rise until he shows he can remain off the trainer's table. Following knee surgery earlier this year, the hope was for Mitchell to build momentum into the regular season, but now the hamstring injury fuels further concern about the team's deployment of a true RBBC approach. Mitchell has fine upside should he handle the lion's share of the touches but the team has a deep stable of runners and appears ready to use them all.

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Aug 13 10:00am ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (hamstring) is expected to miss the entire preseason. Mitchell has been limited during training camp while he recovers from knee surgery. This hamstring issue is a new problem that will probably sideline him until Week 1. Fantasy managers could see Mitchell limited to begin the season, but this shouldn't be a long term problem. Trey Sermon, Tyrion Davis-Price, and Jeff Wilson Jr. will split up the reps until Mitchell is back on the field.

From RotoBaller

Aug 12 9:20pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (hamstring) may miss the entire preseason. The 24-year-old is currently dealing with a hamstring issue, although he's forecasted to be ready for Week 1. He was the team's most productive back last season, finishing the year with 963 yards and five rushing touchdowns off 207 carries, so being without him wouldn't be ideal, especially with Trey Lance still developing. Nevertheless, if Mitchell can't suit up for the season opener, Kyle Shanahan may lean on Jeff Wilson Jr., Trey Sermon, and rookie Tyrion Davis-Price to collectively carry the load. The team's second-leading rusher during the 2021-22 campaign, Deebo Samuel, could also be utilized more than usual out of the backfield.

From RotoBaller

Aug 6 2:13pm ET

Dynasty | 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell remains the top option at running back Dynasty Analysis: The sixth-round 2021 rookie was the surprise of the season at the position though injuries limited Mitchell to only 11 games. Health concerns remain on the lips of 49ers coaching staff and beat writers but all remain optimistic he'll remain off the trainer's table in 2022. He's not a high volume producer as a receiver but isn't without skills in that regard. In a Kyle Shanahan offense, multiple backs will factor but it's Mitchell who projects to be the impact producer as long as his health holds. The dynasty community is clearly in wait-and-see mode as evidenced by Mitchell's RB22 status, back-end RB2 with upside given his youth. His current ranking makes for an intriguing risk-on acquisition.

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Aug 5 11:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell looks like the clear-cut No. 1 option at running back for the team this summer. He had some holes in the running game at training camp practice on Friday and a couple that would have gone for long gains. If he can stay healthy, he has a real chance to be the first player to lead the Niners in rushing two years in a row under head coach Kyle Shanahan. Mitchell earned lead-back duties by rushing for 963 yards and five touchdowns on 207 carries in 11 games (10 starts) as a rookie in 2021. However, there are durability concerns and he could lose work to Jeff Wilson Jr., rookie Tyrion Davis-Price, Trey Sermon and JaMycal Hasty. Despite those concerns, the 24-year-old is the team's most valuable fantasy back as a low-end RB2.

From RotoBaller

Jul 22 11:50am ET

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan appears determined to deploy more of a running-back-by-committee approach in 2022, according to NBC Sports' Matt Maiocco. Mitchell put together a strong performance in his rookie season when Raheem Mostert was lost for the season in Week 1, rushing for 963 yards and five touchdowns. But Mitchell missed six games due to injuries, and there are serious concerns about his durability, which is why the Niners drafted Tyrion Davis-Price in the third round. Mitchell had a "clean-up" procedure on his knee in the offseason, and San Fran also has 2021 third-rounder Trey Sermon in the fold. Davis-Price has the talent to make an immediate contribution in his rookie season, and there's also Jeff Wilson Jr., who could be the No. 2 to open the year. Mitchell should be your first target from this backfield as a low-end RB2, but this could be a frustrating situation from a fantasy perspective.

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  • 13-Sep-2022: SF Elijah Mitchell - On IR - sprained right MCL
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