Elijah Mitchell has missed a number of games this year, including the past two, and his status is rising in the 49ers’ Week 16 game against Tennessee. He will likely “problem”, at best, for Thursday Night Football, and his availability will have a big impact on the fantasy RB standings and starting to decide. Knowing the latest injury updates – and Mitchell’s cuff(s) – will be key before your first squad call of the week.
We’ll continue to update this article with news on Mitchell until the official active/inactive report is released on Thursday around 6:50 p.m. ET. For all the latest fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fosystem.
Does Elijah Mitchell play on Thursday nights?
Mitchell has cleared concussion procedures, but he’s still dealing with a knee injury. San Francisco CEO John Lynch said Mitchell It will be a decisive match on Thursday night, but after being listed as “DNP” both Monday and Tuesday, it’s probably safe to assume he’s “suspicious” rather than “questionable”.
If Mitchell plays, he has a tough road to fantasy mega-success. Tennessee has had a notoriously lousy defense the past two seasons, but this year, the Titans let the RBs have the second-leastest fantasy score. Its weakness is entirely in the secondary line, but the front seven defense is one of the best units in the league. Also, even though Mitchell has been making a lot of noise in the passing game lately, he’s not sure about a ton of targets now that George Kittle is back in full swing, so his PPR deck isn’t safe either. whole. It would be difficult to determine the 49ers’ starting RB regardless, but it’s a viable option depending on everyone else in your initial conversion.
If he doesn’t compete, Jeff Wilson Jr will be back in action again, but obviously, the same sentiment applies here. Tennessee held off Najee Harris by just 26 yards in 14 touchdowns, so they were a legally tough game. Even Jonathan Taylor had two quiet performances against this unit. Wilson also brings nothing in the pick up game, so he’s even less likely to have a great day on Thursday if he starts.
Ultimately, this is set to be a fun game scenario for the 49ers, which sounds weird. Of course, Mitchell or Wilson could benefit from an easy scoring line and a touchdown, but we don’t believe total mass and total yards will be there. With Mitchell currently out of the rankings, we have Wilson Jr. to be RB29 in standard and RB34 PPR . Tournament. Mitchell will be ranked a few places higher, but at best he’ll be a low-level RB2. Obviously, you’re starting George Kittle and Deebo Samuel here, and Brandon Aiyuk and Jimmy Garoppolo make a lot of sense, but beware of Niners’ RB.