Elijah Mitchell

RB, San Francisco 49ers

Height 5'10" Weight 200
DOB 1998-05-02 Age 24.5
College Louisiana-Lafayette

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 35 · RB # 19 (Tier 3)
ADP (12-team PPR): 4.06, 43rd

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 3
17Travis Etienne, JAC1123.83.10
18James Conner, ARI1327.53.0417.1
19Elijah Mitchell, SF924.54.0615.0
Tier 4
20David Montgomery, CHI1425.44.0315.3
21AJ Dillon, GB1424.55.0111.0
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Elijah Mitchell Likely Out 6-8 Weeks

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) suffered an MCL sprain in the Week 12 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday and is likely to be out another six to eight weeks. The injury isn't to the same knee that Mitchell sprained in the season opener, but he's still going to miss significant time. The 24-year-old didn't return until Week 9 after his first MCL sprain, and the 49ers think his latest knee injury isn't as severe as the first one. Still, he's droppable in single-year fantasy formats. Christian McCaffrey will remain the team's primary back, with rookies Jordan Mason and Tyrion Davis-Price now stepping into bigger roles behind CMC the rest of the way. It's been a disappointing year for Mitchell after he led San Fran's backfield with 963 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 207 carries in his rookie year in 2021.

    Nov 28 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell May Have An MCL Sprain

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) didn't return to Sunday's win over the Saints. Fortunately, the 24-year-old may have avoided anything serious, with head coach Kyle Shanahan stating that Mitchell likely sprained his MCL, although it's not the same Knee that forced him to sit out seven games this season. In total, he has missed 15 games throughout his brief career, and it's probable he misses more moving forward. Nonetheless, Mitchell will undergo further testing. However, based on his lack of production during the 2022-23 campaign and the addition of Christian McCaffrey, it won't make much of a difference to fantasy managers if he's not in the lineup.

    Nov 27 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Gains 46 Yards Before Getting Injured

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) carried the ball seven times for 35 yards in the Niners' 13-0 home win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 12. The 24-year-old also caught two passes for eight yards. He left the game in the third quarter with a knee injury and did not return. While Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan said he doesn't think the injury is as bad as the MCL sprain Mitchell suffered in Week 1, any injury brings back bad memories for 49ers fans and fantasy managers. The second-year running back only returned from that injury in Week 10. Monitor Mitchell's status ahead of his Week 13 matchup against the Miami Dolphins.

    Nov 27 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Won't Return On Sunday

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) won't return to Sunday's game against the Saints. The 24-year-old finished Week 12 with seven carries for 35 yards and two receptions for eight yards, so he was more involved than most had expected. There should be an update on Mitchell's condition soon. However, it wouldn't be surprising if he misses time considering his history.

    Nov 27 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Questionable To Return Against Saints

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against New Orleans because of a knee injury. Mitchell had seven carries for a team-high 35 yards and two catches for eight yards, so he's been relatively productive despite Christian McCaffrey's presence. However, injuries aren't anything new for the 24-year-old, making it possible he could miss time moving ahead.

    Nov 27 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell A Borderline Flex Option

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell faces a New Orleans Saints defense that has allowed the eighth-most rushing yards to opposing RBs this season. In Week 10, Najee Harris went for 99 rushing yards on the Saints defense, and in Week 9, both Kenyan Drake and Lamar Jackson eclipsed 80 yards. Mitchell has continued to have a role in the 49ers offense even after Christian McCaffrey joined the team. Although his carry total declined from Week 10 to 11, he was still able to gain 59 yards on nine carries. He is efficient enough as a rusher, averaging 5.7 yards per attempt and 2.2 yards after contact, that he remains a borderline flex option.

    Nov 24 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Leads 49ers In Rushing

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell carried the ball nine times for 59 yards in the Niners' 38-10 Monday Night Football victory over the Arizona Cardinals. The 24-year-old led the team in both carries and rushing yardage. San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan is sticking to his plan to split carries. In fact, Mitchell has garnered more carries than his teammate Christian McCaffrey in both of the past two games when both were active. Mitchell did have fewer snaps than McCaffery and fewer touches than McCaffrey in the first half, and both lead running backs sat for most of the fourth quarter. Mitchell remains a strong flex option in Week 12 when the 49ers host the New Orleans Saints.

    Nov 22 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Has Workload For Flex In Week 11

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell, who is facing the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11, has continued to shoulder a large enough workload to be fantasy-relevant ever since Christian McCaffrey joined the Niners. Last week, in Mitchell's return to the field following his ankle injury suffered in Week 1, the 24-year-old rushed for 89 yards on 18 carries. Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said that his choice to involve Mitchell was deliberate. With two talented running backs rotating, they will both be fresh. "I think both of them can handle the load and do it all," Shanahan said after a practice this week. McCaffrey is still the 1a and the elite of the two, but Mitchell can be an effective flex option some weeks. The Cardinals are an above-average defense against the run, but Mitchell should be an effective flex with low-end RB2 potential.

    Nov 19 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Surprisingly Heavily Involved

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell returned from the injured reserve and made a splash on Sunday. The 24-year-old had only played in one game until Sunday, but looked like he was in mid-season form. Mitchell rushed 18 times for 89 yards with one reception through the air as well. It was shocking to see Mitchell get this significant of a workload in this first back game. He saw more carries than Christian McCaffrey, which probably won't happen every week. This is a great sign for fantasy managers who were holding onto Mitchell through the injury. Possibly, Mitchell can have some low-end RB2 value heading into their Week 11 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals.

    Nov 14 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Officially Activated From Injured Reserve

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) has been activated from injured reserve. He is expected to be active Sunday, serving as Christian McCaffrey's backup. The 24-year-old rushed six times for 41 yards back in Week 1 before exiting due to injury. Although he won't be the featured back in San Francisco's offense, Mitchell will likely be used in a change-of-pace role, making him an RB4 in fantasy football.

    Nov 12 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell To Return Against Chargers

    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) will be activated from Injured Reserve before the Week 10 game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night. Mitchell led the Niners in rushing in 2021 as a rookie and entered the 2022 campaign as their lead back, but it didn't last long after he was injured in the season opener. Now with Christian McCaffrey as San Fran's leading rusher out of the backfield, Mitchell will be returning to a change-of-pace role, which will give him a very low fantasy ceiling and floor on a weekly basis. The 24-year-old went from being a must-start fantasy RB in Week 1 to basically only a handcuff option for CMC now. He shouldn't be trusted in starting lineups this weekend.

    Nov 12 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • 49ers Designate RB Elijah Mitchell, LB Azeez Al-Shaair, OL Colton McKivitz For Return

    Injuries and a rather notable trade defined the first half of the 49ers’ season, but the contending team will have some reinforcements available soon. The 49ers designated running back Elijah Mitchell, linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair and backup tackle Colton McKivitz for return from IR on Monday. Each member of this trio is in the final stages […]

    Nov 7 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers Azeez Al-Shaair Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Designated To Return From Injured Reserve

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) hasn't played since Week 1, but the team has designated him to return from injured reserve, so his return to the field will come soon. However, Christian McCaffrey has been added to the backfield mix, so Mitchell's rest-of-season outlook is likely a mere flex play with a low floor. He'll be involved in the offense, but his receiving upside is low and it's tough to pencil him in for goal line touches. It'll be interesting to see how it plays out, but if McCaffrey stays healthy, Mitchell will be far from a workhorse back and far from an RB1 in fantasy football.

    Nov 7 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Placed On Injured Reserve

    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.

    Sep 13 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • 49ers Place RB Elijah Mitchell On IR, Add RB Marlon Mack

    Elijah Mitchell‘s run of injuries continued with an MCL sprain. This is viewed as a rather severe MCL issue, with Kyle Shanahan expecting his starter to be out for around two months. As such, Mitchell landed on the 49ers’ IR list Tuesday. The 49ers brought in several backs for auditions Tuesday. Old friend Tevin Coleman, […]

    Sep 13 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers Marlon Mack Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Expected To Miss Two Months

    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.

    Sep 12 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell To Miss At Least A Few Weeks

    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.

    Sep 12 · Source via 49ers Tyrion Davis-Price Jordan Mason Elijah Mitchell Jeff Wilson
  • Elijah Mitchell Spotted Wearing Leg Brace

    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.

    Sep 11 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Ruled Out With Knee Injury

    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.

    Sep 11 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell Jeff Wilson
  • Elijah Mitchell Ready To Push For 1,000-yd Season From Week 1

    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.

    Sep 9 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Removed From Wednesday's Injury Report

    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.

    Sep 8 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2021SF11155.514.144164.032.920.62079634.65520191377.210
    2022SF424.66.27026.216.511.0402245.6004372.300

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@CHIL 10-194.11725.08.866416.830000-00
    10LACW 22-169.32535.228.22018894.94021-1-1.000
    11@ARIW 38-105.91322.415.599596.560000-00
    12NOW 13-05.31521.412.997355.0002284.000

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@DETW 41-3316.43563.634.519191045.471000-00
    2@PHIW 17-116.34361.427.11917422.47022115.500
    5@ARIL 10-177.24467.716.9119434.78022199.500
    7INDL 18-3016.73766.132.118181075.941000-00
    8@CHIW 33-2219.73664.332.118181377.611000-00
    9ARIL 17-3110.43966.122.0138364.50055438.600
    10LARW 31-109.13652.939.72727913.370000-00
    12MINW 34-2625.34970.047.133271334.93165357.000
    13@SEAL 23-3015.94984.543.12522663.00133186.000
    17HOUW 23-720.03658.137.123211195.67022115.510
    18@LARW 27-248.53752.930.02121854.050000-00
    WC@DALW 23-1715.04670.844.62927963.56121-11-11.000
    DP@GBW 13-108.63972.238.92117533.12043186.000
    CC@LARL 17-208.52447.127.51411201.820335016.700

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 38, 14, 5, 2, 2, 4
    Receiving: 8

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