Friday update: Mitchell has been removed from the final injury report and will face the Rams on Sunday as the 49ers lead running back.
Thursday update: Mitchell was able to log a limited practice session Thursday, which means he’s progressing in the right direction ahead of Sunday’s NFC championship game.
Wednesday update: Mitchell did not practice on Wednesday and his status for the NFC Championship Game vs. the Rams on Sunday is up in the air.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan says that running back Elijah Mitchell will not practice on Wednesday due to a knee injury, per Nick Wagoner. The running back has been dealing with the knee injury for a while now, but his day off on Wednesday shouldn’t be cause for alarm. Mitchell is most likely just getting rest and the team will ramp up his work over the next two days to get him ready to face the Rams.
Mitchell has been the 49ers lead back when healthy, and that should remain the plan this weekend. Mitchell has hit at least 20 touches in his last four games and that shouldn’t change this time around.
Fantasy football implications
Mitchell hasn’t put up great fantasy or DFS numbers against the Rams this season, but has seen enough work to make him a great play in any format. Through two games against the Rams he has a whopping 48 rushing attempts for 176 yards and no touchdowns, while also not getting one target in those games.