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Elijah Mitchell
ADP: 4.10
Bye: 9
Experience: 1 Yr(s)
Age: 24.3
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 200
40 Time: 4.40
SPARQx (Rank): 119.30 (75%)
Burst Score (Rank): 127.80 (89%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.14 (79%)
Three Cone Drill (Rank): 6.94

Injury PredictorElijah Mitchell's Injury Guide

Chance of Injury in 2022

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% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

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1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

Durability

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 19, 2021 NFL Shoulder Mitchell suffered a shoulder injury in the 49ers’ victory over the Eagles and missed two games.
Nov 11, 2021 NFL Chest Rib Sprain/Pull Unspecified Mitchell tended to a rib injury ahead of the divisional matchup with the Rams
Nov 15, 2021 NFL Hand Finger Fracture Mitchell suffered a finger fracture during Week 10's game against the Rams. He missed one game
Dec 5, 2021 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Mitchell reported concussion symptoms after Week 13's loss at Seattle.
Dec 8, 2021 NFL Knee Patella Sprain Mitchell is dealt with knee irritation in addition to a concussion ahead of Week 14 game. He missed three games.

Basic StatsElijah Mitchell's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:
  • Mitchell racked up 963 yards and 5 TDs on 2017 carries as a rookie last year. He added a 19-137-1 receiving line on 20 targets.
  • He did that despite missing 6 games with shoulder, finger and knee injuries – plus a concussion. Mitchell had what he called a "clean-up" procedure on that knee after the season.
  • When Mitchell was healthy, he was San Francisco’s workhorse. He averaged 18.8 carries per game and toted it 17+ times in 9 of his 11 games. Only Joe Mixon had more games of 17+ carries last season.
  • Mitchell was much less busy in the passing game, averaging only 1.8 targets, 1.7 catches and 12.5 receiving yards per game. He topped 3 catches in only 2 of his 11 outings.
  • Mitchell ranked 16th among RBs in PPR points per game and 11th in non-PPR points per game.
  • He benefited from playing in HC Kyle Shanahan’s scheme and behind an offensive line that ranked 2nd in Pro Football Focus’ run-blocking grades and 11th in Football Outsiders’ Adjusted Line Yards.
  • Mitchell ranked 20th in PFF rushing grade and 12th in Elusive Rating among 50 RBs with 100+ carries last season.
  • HC Kyle Shanahan returns in 2022 for his 6th season with the 49ers.
    • San Francisco has ranked top 14 in rushing attempts and top 15 in rushing yards in 4 straight seasons.
  • But the ‘Niners have had a different rushing leader in all 5 of Shanahan’s seasons:
    • 2017 - Carlos Hyde
    • 2018 - Matt Breida
    • 2019 - Raheem Mostert
    • 2020 - Jeff Wilson
    • 2021 - Elijah Mitchell
  • RBs Jeff Wilson, Trey Sermon and JaMycal Hasty return from last year’s 49ers team. They combined for just 136 carries last year, with Wilson leading the way with 79.
  • San Francisco spent a 3rd-round pick in this spring’s draft on RB Ty Davis-Price. The LSU product totaled just 741 rushing yards over his first 2 college seasons but broke out with a 211-1,003-6 line last year. He goes 6'0, 219 pounds and ran a 4.48-second 40-yard dash at the Combine, giving him an 89th-percentile speed score among NFL RBs.
  • The Athletic's Matt Barrows wrote in May that he expects to see "plenty of rotation" in the 49ers' backfield this season. Barrows believes "the 49ers are hesitant to give Mitchell or any of the running backs too great a load this season" after Mitchell dealt with a variety of injuries in 2021.
  • For his part, Mitchell is planning to play at 215 pounds this season – up 15 from last year – in an attempt to stay healthier.
  • The 49ers have questions on their interior offensive line heading into this season after C Alex Mack retired and LG Laken Tomlinson signed with the Jets in free agency.
  • Elijah Mitchell "continues to look like the clear-cut No. 1 option at RB" for the 49ers, ESPN's Nick Wagoner tweeted
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

The 49ers leaned on Mitchell when he was healthy last season – and he delivered. He ranked 16th among RBs in PPR points per game and 11th in non-PPR points per game.

But Mitchell dealt with a bunch of injuries and didn’t do much in the passing game. HC Kyle Shanahan has never been afraid to mix things up in his backfield. And there’s already been talk that the ‘Niners will go with more of a committee attack this season, including 3rd-round rookie RB Ty Davis-Price.

Mitchell looks risky if you’re drafting him as more than a RB3.

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Elijah Mitchell, RB SF

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Elijah Mitchell sat out offseason with knee

The 49ers held RB Elijah Mitchell out of the offseason program following a "clean-up" knee procedure. While an exact date is unknown, Mitchell underwent the procedure sometime in early 2022. Per team insider Matt Barrows, Mitchell is “expected” to return for training camp. Frankly, it’d be a major surprise if he’s not on the field for day 1. But we’ll keep a close eye on the 2nd-year back who’s fresh off posting 207-963-5 in 11 games (10 starts). He'll be pushed for touches by Jeff Wilson, Trey Sermon and rookie 3rd-rounder Tyrion Davis-Price.

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49ers RB Elijah Mitchell had what he called a "clean-up" procedure on his knee this offseason. He added that he expects to be ready for the start of training camp. Mitchell missed 3 games in December with what was described as knee swelling -- although it's unclear if this surgery was related. We'll keep an eye on Mitchell this summer. He escaped free agency without the 'Niners adding backfield competition. We'll see what the draft brings.

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49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (knee) is expected to play vs. the Texans today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Mitchell has been out since Week 13 with a concussion and knee swelling but got in 3 limited practices this week. HC Kyle Shanahan said Friday that he'll "play Elijah as much as he can handle," while adding that he'll monitor that knee. He's not the safest fantasy play today but has 20-carry upside.

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