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49ers RB JaMycal Hasty (ankle) is out for Monday night's game vs. the Rams. Hasty leads 49ers RBs with 18 targets this season, so his absence opens up some work in the passing game. It's a small boost to RB Elijah Mitchell's Week 10 outlook. RBs Jeff Wilson and Trey Sermon also figure to be active for San Francisco on Monday night but aren't fantasy options.

49ers RB JaMycal Hasty (ankle) did not practice on Thursday. HC Kyle Shanahan confirmed that Hasty is in danger of missing Monday night's vs. the Rams. His absence could get RBs Jeff Wilson and/or Trey Sermon on the field -- but it'd also likely mean extra passing-down work for RB Elijah Mitchell.

49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (ribs) is active for today’s game against the Cardinals. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday and was listed as questionable. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning that the ‘Niners are “uncertain how long” Mitchell will be able to play through the rib issue. Consider him a risk/reward RB2. RB Jeff Wilson (knee) is also active and will make his 2021 debut in this one. RB Trey Sermon is a healthy scratch.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that 49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (ribs) and WR Deebo Samuel (calf) are expected to play vs. the Cardinals today. "But team also uncertain how long each player will be able to go, and is hoping there are no setbacks," Schefter adds. Both guys obviously come with elevated risk in Week 9 fantasy lineups. RB Jeff Wilson is also expected to make his 2021 debut today, adding some more downside to Mitchell.

49ers RB Jeff Wilson (knee) has been activated from the PUP list. That figures to mean he'll suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Cardinals. We'll see how big a role he plays. Wilson is a fine stash in deeper leagues but isn't a viable Week 9 fantasy play.

49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (ribs) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Cardinals. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. We’ll look for an update on Mitchell’s status on Sunday morning. 49ers-Cardinals doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET. HC Kyle Shanahan said Friday that RB Jeff Wilson (knee) has a chance to make his 2021 debut this weekend.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said RB Jeff Wilson (knee) will be designated to return from IR and practice this week. He's been out since May surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee. Wilson figures to need at least a week to get his legs back under him, so don't expect him to play in Week 9. We'll see if he's ready come Week 10. Wilson's most likely role will be as a short-yardage and goal-line back.

Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports that the 49ers don't expect to get RB Jeff Wilson Jr. back from the PUP list until late November. Wilson has been out since summer with a knee injury.

49ers RB Raheem Mostert announced on social media that he'll undergo season-ending knee surgery after consulting with multiple doctors. So, if you weren't already planning to, you can safely drop Mostert from all redraft rosters. San Francisco is left with Elijah Mitchell, JaMycal Hasty and Trey Sermon at RB. All 3 figure to be active for Week 2. It's also worth noting that RB Jeff Wilson (knee) is eligible to come off the PUP list in Week 7. You can see where all of those guys sit in our updated Rest-of-Season Rankings.

The 49ers released RB Wayne Gallman. A noteworthy signing back in April, the 49ers proceeded to retain Raheem Mostert and draft Trey Sermon and Elijah Mitchell. That trio will enter the regular season filling San Francisco's depth chart, along with JaMycal Hasty. (Jeff Wilson remains on the PUP list.)

49ers RB Jeff Wilson will start the season on the PUP list after his surgery to repair a torn meniscus, GM John Lynch said. That means Wilson will miss at least the first 6 games of the season. And he might find playing time tough to come by after that with Trey Sermon, Raheem Mostert, Wayne Gallman and Elijah Mitchell all vying for snaps. Wilson is undraftable right now.

49ers RB Jeff Wilson recently underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports. Wilson is expected to be sidelined 4 to 6 months, which keeps him out until sometime between mid-September and mid-November. He signed a fully guaranteed 1-year, $2 million deal this offseason, so Wilson's roster spot should be safe. But he's a candidate to open the season on the PUP list. We'll keep an eye on his rehab this summer, but Wilson isn't worth a pick in early fantasy drafts. His injury makes the 49ers backfield a bit less crowded, with Raheem Mostert, Wayne Gallman and rookies Trey Sermon and Elijah Mitchell now vying for snaps. The hype train is speeding down the tracks for Sermon, who's going in the 7th round of recent FFPC drafts.

The 49ers have added Louisiana RB Elijah Mitchell to their backfield crowd in the 6th round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Mitchell sports impressive testing numbers, including a 4.35-second pro day 40, an 83rd-percentile vertical, a 94th-percentile broad jump and a 71st-percentile 3-cone drill. His production for the Ragin’ Cajuns was fine, but a strong O-line certainly helped his 6.2-yard rushing average. Mitchell also spent his whole college career splitting touches basically evenly with limited prospect Trey Ragas. Sophomore Chris Smith tied Mitchell for the backfield lead with 16 receptions in 2020. He'll face even stiffer competition in San Francisco, which returns Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson and JaMycal Hasty, added Wayne Gallman and already drafted Trey Sermon. We didn't like Mitchell as more than a late consideration in rookie drafts heading in. He doesn't look any more attractive now. Mitchell will need to fight for a spot on the 2021 roster.

The 49ers traded up to select Ohio State RB Trey Sermon with the 88th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. Sermon opened his college career solidly at Oklahoma, averaging 5.9 yards per rush and scoring 20 total TDs over his 1st 2 seasons. But he fell out of favor with the coaching staff there before transferring to Ohio State for his final season. Sermon spent most of 2020 splitting touches with Master Teague but closed out the year with a 29-331-2 rushing line in the Big Ten championship game win over Northwestern and then a 31-193-1 outing in the semifinal win over Clemson. Sermon brings enough size (6’0, 215), tested well athletically and put a nice blend of running skills on his college tape. There’s 3-down upside to his game, though he’s more likely headed for some level of backfield share in San Francisco alongside Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson. It’s a strong running game under HC Kyle Shanahan, though, so this is a nice landing spot.

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