Elijah Mitchell

23-Year-Old Running BackRB
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The 49ers selected Mitchell in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, but the late pick doesn't mean he can't have an immediate impact in the league. With a 5-10, 200-pound frame and 4.33 speed out of the backfield, the Louisiana product could carve out a specialty role for the 49ers (or another team if he doesn't make the cut). Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.66 million contract with the 49ers in May of 2021.
Looks strong off bye
RBSan Francisco 49ers
October 24, 2021
Mitchell rushed 18 times for 107 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-18 loss to the Colts.
ANALYSIS
It was a tale of two running backs Sunday, as Mitchell posted an identical rushing line to the Colts' Jonathan Taylor. While the latter's team got the victory, the rookie tailback continued to establish himself as the top dog in San Francisco and as a reliable fantasy option for managers. Mitchell gets a favorable matchup next Sunday against the Bears, who have given up 122.1 rushing yards per game to opponents this season.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Elijah Mitchell's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
12.7%
 
Positive Run %
84.1%
 
% Yds After Contact
57.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.7
 
Rushing TD %
3.2%
 
Touches Per Game
16.8
 
% Snaps w/Touch
44.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-3.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.08
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.9%
 
% Team Targets
2.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-3.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.5
 
% Targeted On Route
2.7%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.20
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Bears pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
95.5
 
Cornerbacks
91.3
 
Safeties
128.7
 
Linebackers
66.3
 
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2021 Elijah Mitchell Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Elijah Mitchell's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
213 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.33 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.20 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.94 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
128 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
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More Fantasy News
Reclaims lead role
RBSan Francisco 49ers
October 10, 2021
Mitchell (shoulder) ran for 43 yards on nine carries against Arizona on Sunday, adding two receptions for 19 yards on two targets.
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Cleared for Sunday
RBSan Francisco 49ers
October 8, 2021
San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan said Mitchell (shoulder) will play Sunday against Arizona, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports. Mitchell was a full participant in Friday's session after taking limited reps Wednesday and Thursday, according to Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site.
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Remains limited, but taking contact
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Shoulder
October 7, 2021
Mitchell (shoulder) was limited at Thursday's practice, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Puts in limited practice
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Shoulder
October 6, 2021
Mitchell (shoulder) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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Likely to take contact this week
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Shoulder
October 4, 2021
Mitchell (shoulder) is expected to practice without a blue non-contact jersey this week, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.
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