Elijah Mitchell

RB, San Francisco 49ers

Height 5'10" Weight 200
DOB 1998-05-02 Age 24.3
College Louisiana-Lafayette

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 35 · RB # 18 (Tier 3)
ADP (12-team PPR): 4.06, 44th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 3
16Ezekiel Elliott, DAL927.03.0314.5
17Antonio Gibson, WAS1424.14.0114.7
18Elijah Mitchell, SF924.34.0615.0
19Travis Etienne, JAC1123.54.07
20Leonard Fournette, TB1127.53.0118.3
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Elijah Mitchell Looks Like Clear-Cut No. 1 RB

    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.

    Aug 5 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell To Be Part Of Committee Approach?

    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.

    Jul 22 · Source via 49ers Tyrion Davis-Price Elijah Mitchell Trey Sermon Jeff Wilson
  • Latest On 49ers' Running Backs Room

    The 49ers’ running backs room is loaded with talent but loaded, too, with questions marks and a history of injuries. In a breakdown of every San Francisco player from OTAs to minicamp, The Athletic’s Matt Barrows laid out the situation.  The 49ers counted on a sixth-round rookie as their lead back last year. Elijah Mitchell […]

    Jun 25 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers Tyrion Davis-Price JaMycal Hasty Kyle Juszczyk Elijah Mitchell Trey Sermon Jeff Wilson
  • Elijah Mitchell To Share The Rushing Load In SF?

    San Francisco 49ers' second-year running back Elijah Mitchell emerged as the team's lead back last year, leapfrogging third-rounder Trey Sermon. However, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reported that fantasy managers might need to exercise caution with Mitchell due to the team featuring a different lead back in each of head coach Kyle Shanahan's five years leading the team. They drafted a running back in the third round, selecting Tyrion Davis-Price of LSU. Davis-Price will join Mitchell, Sermon, JaMycal Hasty, and Jeff Wilson Jr. in a once again crowded 49er backfield. Shanahan has spoken highly of Davis-Price, indicating he may see ample snaps to take the rushing burden off of wide receiver Deebo Samuel. "The more guys you can add the better, but kind of the physicality that he brings gives you a chance to have a very physical one-two punch," Shanahan said. "I thought Deebo helped us do that towards the end of last year bringing that in, but you don't want that to be just your one-two punch. You got to bring in some other backs to do that." Mitchell would likely have a much higher ADP if not for the risks of Shanahan pulling some surprise personnel moves.

    May 31 · Source via 49ers Tyrion Davis-Price JaMycal Hasty Elijah Mitchell Deebo Samuel Trey Sermon Jeff Wilson
  • Elijah Mitchell Atop A Crowded 49ers Backfield

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell set a franchise record for most rushing yards by a rookie (963) last year while adding five rushing touchdowns in only 11 regular season games. The team still views Mitchell as their top option in the running game, but he's bulking up this offseason in order to try and stay healthy after dealing with knee, rib, concussion and shoulder issues in 2021. The Niners also envision third-rounder Tyrion Davis-Price emerging as a bigger and more powerful complement to Mitchell. Davis-Price should help the Niners to be more productive on third-and-short situations, an area where they struggled last year. San Francisco also has Jeff Wilson Jr., Trey Sermon and JaMycal Hasty in the backfield. Mitchell will certainly be the one to target in fantasy, but he'll need to stay healthy in order to maintain his grip on this crowded backfield.

    May 23 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2021SF11155.514.144164.032.920.62079634.65520191377.210

    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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