The San Francisco 49ers running back depth chart remains very much in flux early in this season. Rookie Trey Sermon was declared a healthy scratch (benched) prior to the Week 1 contest, clearing the way for Raheem Mostert.
But once again, Mostert was hit with a serious injury issue. The seventh-year back tallied just 2 carries on Sunday before the injury. In his absence, Elijah Mitchell stepped up in a big way (19 carries, 104 yards, 1 TD). The latest Mostert injury update further cements Mitchell's status at the top waiver wire target on the market.
Raheem Mostert Injury Update
Mostert suffered chipped cartilage in his knee and will be sidelined for about 8 weeks on the injured reserve.
Elijah Mitchell Fantasy Outlook
Prior to Sunday, Mitchell was rostered on just 1.9% of ESPN fantasy football rosters. That number will take a massive jump given his status as the current No. 1 back on San Francisco's roster. Mitchell's Week 1 performance earned him RB13 status in PPR leagues.
He projects as a mid-range RB2 as long as he maintains the lead role in San Francisco.
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