Elijah Mitchell

RB · San Francisco 49ers

Height 5'10" Weight 200
DOB 1998-05-02 Age 25.3
College Louisiana-Lafayette

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 62 (Tier 8) · ADP (12-team PPR): 11.12, 132nd

Position Rankings

Tier 8
60Zamir White, LV1324.016.040.5
61Deuce Vaughn, DAL721.816.11
62Elijah Mitchell, SF925.311.128.4
63Keaontay Ingram, ARI1423.918.081.3
64Joshua Kelley, LAC525.817.064.4
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Elijah Mitchell Gets Involved In Easy Win Over Giants

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    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan made good on his promise to get running back Elijah Mitchell involved in the game plan after Mitchell didn't play at all in the Week 2 win over the Los Angeles Rams. On Thursday night in the 30-12 win over the New York Giants, Mitchell saw a season-high 11 carries for 42 yards and caught all three of his targets for two yards. It was nice to see the 25-year-old get more involved in a game that wasn't close at all late, but Mitchell's week-to-week workload could vary drastically based on game flow, and as long as bell-cow Christian McCaffrey is healthy and doing his thing, Mitchell isn't going to have standalone fantasy value. He could, however, see another solid workload in a Week 4 matchup with the lowly Arizona Cardinals.

    Sep 22 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Coach Shanahan Promises Elijah Mitchell Playing Time In Week 3

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    On Monday, fantasy managers got San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan's word that running back Elijah Mitchell would be involved in the team's offensive attack on Thursday night against the New York Giants. The third-year pro out of Louisiana was active in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams but was on the field for exactly zero snaps. When asked why, Shanahan admitted that he "definitely should have noticed" and that he's "got to make sure that doesn't happen". It remains to be seen just how much work Mitchell is given, but fantasy managers should expect 5-10 touches on Thursday, given Shanahan's comments and McCaffrey's heavy usage just 4 days prior. Mitchell should remain on fantasy benches in standard formats and only started as a deep-league dart throw, hoping he finds the end zone.

    Sep 20 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • 49ers Plan To Involve Elijah Mitchell More

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    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said the team has to do a better job with its running back rotation and giving Christian McCaffrey 100% of the running back touches (like in Week 2) is not the plan. McCaffrey rushed 20 times for 116 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 19 yards against the Los Angeles Rams, while Elijah Mitchell did not receive a touch. Fantasy managers who selected Mitchell and expected some standalone value from him as a handcuff running back will have to hope Shanahan is being truthful. This will be a situation worth monitoring, especially with a Thursday Night Football game coming up against the New York Giants.

    Sep 18 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Totally Uninvolved In Week 2 Win

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell made no contribution to the team's 30-23 victory over the Rams in Los Angeles on Sunday. Mitchell, 25, did not garner a single carry or target. The good news is that no other running back on the 49ers' roster besides starter Christian McCaffrey got any touches either. It's unlikely that Mitchell will continue his role as a ghost when the 49ers host the New York Giants on Thursday night, especially given the quick turnaround and Christian McCaffrey's heavy usage on Sunday. Even with the goose egg, fantasy managers who have the roster flexibility would be wise to hold on to Mitchell as one of the most valuable in-case-of-injury stashes at the running back position.

    Sep 18 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell was mostly uninvolved in the team's Week 1 victory at the Pittsburgh Steelers, handling only 5 carries and being targeted only once in the passing game. He didn't find much success in his few opportunities either, finishing with 10 yards and no catches. Regardless, Mitchell remains a rosterable fantasy asset. Either the 49ers will continue to expose starter Christian McCaffrey to injury by giving him 25 touches per game or they'll back off and give some of those looks to Mitchell. In both scenarios, Mitchell's fantasy value is stable. For their Week 2 matchup, the 49ers go to Los Angeles to face an unproven Rams defense. Fantasy managers should only start Mitchell as a deep league flex option while praying for a touchdown or garbage time yardage.

    Sep 15 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Finds Little Involvement In Season Opener

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell handled five carries for 10 yards and no catches on one target in Sunday's Week 1 win at the Pittsburgh Steelers. While fantasy managers understand that Mitchell is clearly secondary to Christian McCaffrey in San Francisco's offense, it would have been nice to see him average more than two yards per carry. In most leagues, Mitchell's value at this point is as a top-end stash in the event of a McCaffrey injury. Keep him on the bench next week when the 49ers face the Rams in Los Angeles.

    Sep 10 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Tyrion Davis-Price Has Made Second-Year Leap

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    The Athletic's Matt Barrows writes that San Francisco 49ers running back Tyrion Davis-Price has made a big second-year leap heading into the 2023 season and put on 14 pounds in the offseason after being a third-round selection a year ago. Davis-Price has been quick and explosive and is a much better pass-catcher than he was as a rookie. However, he's behind Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell on the team's RB depth chart, and he might also be behind Jordan Mason. Barrows thinks Davis-Price is still worth a late-round fantasy selection because of how excellent a runner he is. Mason dominated playing time with the first-team offense in the team's preseason finale on Friday night, so the 22-year-old Davis-Price might be ticketed for the practice squad to begin the regular season.

    Aug 26 · Source via 49ers Tyrion Davis-Price Jordan Mason Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Back At Practice

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (groin) was back at practice on Monday at training camp for the first time since suffering an adductor injury. It's good to see Mitchell back at practice with the Niners, but the team could still play it safe and hold him out of the preseason finale this Friday against the Los Angeles Chargers. He lost most of fantasy value last year when the 49ers acquired All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey from the Carolina Panthers. The 25-year-old finished his second NFL season in 2022 with only 45 rushing attempts for 279 yards and two touchdowns in five games due to injury. When healthy, consider Mitchell and RB4/flex and the primary handcuff to CMC.

    Aug 21 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Should Practice This Week

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (groin) is expected to practice at some point this week, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. Mitchell has been sidelined since August 3 due to an adductor strain. The 25-year-old was limited to five games last season due to injuries. Mitchell has plenty of potential, but injuries continue to hinder him early in his career. The expectation is that Mitchell is going to play a significant role behind Christian McCaffrey this upcoming season. He'll be in the flex conversation heading into the regular season.

    Aug 20 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Tyrion Davis-Price Leads 49ers Rushing Attack In First Preseason Game

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    Running back Tyrion Davis-Price paced the 49ers in carries and rushing yards in their 34-7 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. The second-year man out of LSU had nine carries for 29 yards. He was uninvolved in the passing game. Davis-Price figures to be in a battle with Jordan Mason for the third running back spot in San Francisco behind Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell, both of whom were inactive. Davis-Price is off the fantasy radar barring injuries to McCaffrey or Mitchell.

    Aug 13 · Source via 49ers Tyrion Davis-Price Jordan Mason Elijah Mitchell
  • Elijah Mitchell Suffers Abductor Strain

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell is dealing with an abductor strain and will be out for around a week at training camp, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. Mitchell is no stranger to injuries early in his NFL career, but this one shouldn't put him in danger of not being ready for Week 1 of the regular season early in September. The 25-year-old lost most of his fantasy appeal once the Niners traded for do-it-all back Christian McCaffrey in 2022, but when healthy, he should still be CMC's direct backup and complement in San Fran's backfield. Jordan Mason and Tyrion Davis-Price will see more work in training camp while Mitchell is out. Mitchell is an RB4/flex option and handcuff for those that draft McCaffrey in fantasy leagues.

    Aug 3 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Running Back Stats



    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@PITW 30-71.0751014.78.865102.000100-00
    2@LARW 30-230.0---------------
    3NYGW 30-125.9372833.716.91411423.8203320.700


    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@CHIL 10-194.1541725.08.866416.830000-00
    10LACW 22-169.3252535.228.22018894.94021-1-1.000
    11@ARIW 38-105.9341322.415.599596.560000-00
    12NOW 13-05.3451521.412.997355.0002284.000
    18ARIW 38-1317.561016.18.1555511.002000-00
    WCSEAW 41-239.7-1421.518.512920.220322512.510
    DPDALW 19-125.1-2233.321.21414513.640000-00
    CC@PHIL 7-310.0---------------

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 5, 6
    Receiving: 7


    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@DETW 41-3316.4123563.634.519191045.471000-00
    2@PHIW 17-116.3384361.427.11917422.47022115.500
    3GBL 28-300.0---------------
    4SEAL 21-280.0---------------
    5@ARIL 10-177.2404467.716.9119434.78022199.500
    7INDL 18-3016.763766.132.118181075.941000-00
    8@CHIW 33-2219.763664.332.118181377.611000-00
    9ARIL 17-3110.4243966.122.0138364.50055438.600
    10LARW 31-109.1253652.939.72727913.370000-00
    11@JACW 30-100.0---------------
    12MINW 34-2625.344970.047.133271334.93165357.000
    13@SEAL 23-3015.9144984.543.12522663.00133186.000
    14@CINW 26-230.0---------------
    15ATLW 31-130.0---------------
    16@TENL 17-200.0---------------
    17HOUW 23-720.093658.137.123211195.67022115.510
    18@LARW 27-248.5313752.930.02121854.050000-00
    WC@DALW 23-1715.0-4670.844.62927963.56121-11-11.000
    DP@GBW 13-108.6-3972.238.92117533.12043186.000
    CC@LARL 17-208.5-2447.127.51411201.820335016.700

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

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