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Running Back, San Francisco 49ers

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Draft: 2021 Round 6 (10)
College: Louisiana
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 218 DOB: 1998-05-02 Age: 24
RB Rank Tier ADP
#16 4 RB21

Season Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2021 SF 11 207 963 4.7 5 20 19 137 7.2 1 146.0 13.3
2022 SF 1 6 41 6.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.1 4.1
2022 (Projected) SF   241 1,110 4.6 8   22 179 8.1 1 182.9  

2022 Outlook
Depth Chart
Mitchell wasn't the 49ers' rookie back fantasy owners focused on coming out of last year's draft, but the sixth-round pick ended up being the team's leading rusher with 963 yards on 207 carries (4.7 YPC), which was almost 700 yards ahead of Jeff Wilson amongst 49ers' backs. That he did it while appearing in just 11 games qualifies as both good news and bad. The good is that those 87.5 rushing yards per game trailed just four other backs. The bad is that he basically missed a third of the season due to injury.

There were several maladies for Mitchell, who suffered a concussion to go along with rib, shoulder, and knee injuries. The latter resulted in a "cleanup procedure" during the offseason, which is the most recent euphemism for "minor" surgery. He's expected to be full go in camp, but it's still a bit of a red flag that his debut campaign took such a physical toll on him. Mitchell reportedly plans to bulk up to around 215 pounds after playing closer to 200 as a rookie, so we'll see if that keeps him on the field.

Also working against Mitchell is Shanahan's history since joining the 49ers in 2017. During his five years on the job the 49ers have had a different leading rusher every single season: Carlos Hyde ('17), Matt Breida ('18), Raheem Mostert ('19), Wilson ('20), and Mitchell ('21). They also invested a third-round pick on Tyrion Davis-Price, who should give them a physical option they lacked last year. Between his durability concerns and San Francisco's tendency to chew up and spit out RBs, Mitchell carries enough risk to be viewed as no more than a high-end RB3.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Jeff Wilson
RB2RB4 Jordan Mason
RB3RB5 Marlon Mack
RB4FB1 Kyle Juszczyk
RB5RB3 Tyrion Davis-Price
RB6RB1 Elijah Mitchell
49ers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Elijah Mitchell on the shelf for several weeks
MCL sprain in Week 1
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 12, 5:20 pm

San Francisco
49ers’ RB Elijah Mitchell is expected to be sidelined about two months with the sprained MCL that he suffered Sunday at Chicago, per league sources. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)

FFToday's Take: With Mitchell likely out until the early part of November, Jeff Wilson steps into a big role that should make him a regular fantasy starter. While Wilson will see his workload cultured from time to time by Deebo Samuel and Trey Lance, he should be expected to handle at least 15 touches on a regular basis. Fantasy managers in deeper leagues should consider stashing Tyrion Davis-Price and/or Jordan Mason just in case Wilson cannot hold up for very long.


Injury Elijah Mitchell leaves Week 1 with knee injury
Left locker room with a brace on his right leg
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 11, 4:58 pm

San Francisco
Saw #49ers RB Elijah Mitchell leaving the locker room with a substantial brace on his right leg. He was not bending it as he was slowly making his way to the bus, but he was not on crutches. (Jennifer Lee Chan on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Mitchell (6-41-0) was bothered by various injuries last season so leaving early in the first game of 2022 isn't going to help his injury-prone label. He missed a good portion of training camp this season with a hamstring injury. With rookie Tyrion Davis-Price inactive, The 49ers turned to Deebo Samuel (8-59-1) and Jeff Wilson (9-22) as their main running backs against the Bears.


Injury Elijah Mitchell on schedule to play Week 1
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Aug 23, 3:10 pm

San Francisco
Running back Elijah Mitchell (hamstring) is on schedule to play Week 1 at the Bears, #49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. (Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Mitchell has been taking it easy during practice and has yet to play in a preseason game due to his hamstring injury. He's expected to be the 49ers lead running back to start the season. Jeff Wilson, rookie Tyrion Davis-Price, Trey Sermon and JaMycal Hasty round out the current depth chart.


Injury Elijah Mitchell nursing hamstring injury
Not expected to play in the preseason
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 12, 8:30 pm

San Francisco
49ers’ RB Elijah Mitchell is nursing a hamstring injury that likely will prevent him from playing in the preseason, per league source. Mitchell is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Not great. Mitchell suffered a variety of injuries last season that kept him to 11 games. He's penciled in as the Week 1 starter but this news will likely see his (ADP RB 24, 50 Ov) drop in the coming week. As usual, the 49ers have a group of running backs for fantasy owners to take a shot on including Jeff Wilson, Tyrion Davis-Price, Trey Sermon and JaMycal Hasty.



2022 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at CHI L 10-19 6 41 6.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.1

2021 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DET W 41-33 19 104 5.5 1 0 0 0 - 0 16.4
2 at PHI W 17-11 17 42 2.5 0 2 2 11 5.5 0 5.3
5 at ARI L 10-17 9 43 4.8 0 2 2 19 9.5 0 6.2
7 IND L 18-30 18 107 5.9 1 0 0 0 - 0 16.7
8 at CHI W 33-22 18 137 7.6 1 0 0 0 - 0 19.7
9 ARI L 17-31 8 36 4.5 0 5 5 43 8.6 0 7.9
10 LAR W 31-10 27 91 3.4 0 0 0 0 - 0 9.1
12 MIN W 34-26 27 133 4.9 1 6 5 35 7.0 0 22.8
13 at SEA L 23-30 22 66 3.0 1 3 3 18 6.0 0 14.4
17 HOU W 23-7 21 119 5.7 0 2 2 11 5.5 1 19.0
18 at LAR W 27-24 21 85 4.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 8.5
WC at DAL W 23-17 27 96 3.6 1 2 1 -11 -11.0 0 14.5
DP at GB W 13-10 17 53 3.1 0 4 3 18 6.0 0 7.1
CC at LAR L 17-20 11 20 1.8 0 3 3 50 16.7 0 7.0
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

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