San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell has gone through his share of injury struggles in 2021, along with the rest of the running back depth chart.
Mitchell seemed to be turning a corner, averaging 92.8 rushing yards per game since Week 7. But, his latest injury update is threatening the rookie's Week 11 fantasy outlook.
Elijah Mitchell Injury Update
Kyle Shanahan revealed his rookie RB suffered a fractured finger on Monday and underwent a procedure on Tuesday to remedy the injury.
Shanahan said he's "optimistic" Mitchell can practice after the procedure, but this still casts doubt around his Week 11 status.
Elijah Mitchell Fantasy
Mitchell has been on a tear since Week 7, so it's particularly a shame to see another injury threaten his groove. The rookie is operating as RB8 since Week 7 when he tallied two games with 100+ rushing yards and another 91-yard performance in Week 10.
Not only did Mitchell find the end zone twice in that span, but he also enjoyed a rare game in which he was very involved in the passing attack. Mitchell caught 5-of-5 targets in Week 9, and has only seen 4 targets for the rest of the year.
Mitchell ranks as RB15 in The Duel's rest of season PPR rankings heading into Week 11. The rookie isn't a passing threat, but gets the job done on the ground after three 100-yard rushing performances in his first seven NFL games.
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