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Elijah Mitchell injury: What status means for Week 4 fantasy football

Elijah Mitchell is on the 49ers final injury report for Week 4. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

Elijah Mitchell #25 of the San Francisco 49ers rushes during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 19, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

Game status: Mitchell is INACTIVE for Week 4.

Game day update: The rookie running back will be out on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks due to a shoulder injury, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell is listed as questionable on this week’s official injury report. Mitchell is still dealing with a shoulder injury he suffered in the Niners’ Week 2 game against the Eagles. It kept him out of action last week, but he was back at practice this week, in a limited role. According to head coach Kyle Shanahan, Mitchell’s status for this week’s game will come down to a question of how well he can play through the pain his shoulder is still causing.

Fantasy football impact: Elijah Mitchell (shoulder)

Mitchell, a rookie sixth-round pick, got off to a hot start in Week 1 with 104 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. If he does play this week, he’ll be worth a spot in your fantasy football lineups for sure.

Without Mitchell, the 49ers would again most likely lean on a combination of Trey Sermon and fullback Kyle Jusczcyk. Sermon had 31 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries last week against the Packers. Jusczcyk had five rushes for 14 yards and four receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown.