In a gritty performance against the New York Giants, Elijah Mitchell, the 25-year-old running back for the San Francisco 49ers, churned out 42 rushing yards on 11 carries and added 2 receiving yards on 3 receptions.
Fantasy Impact: While he didn’t find the end zone, Mitchell’s hard-nosed running style was on full display as he consistently battled for tough yards up the middle and around the edges. His longest run of the day, an 18-yard burst in the second quarter, showcased his ability to break free when given a sliver of daylight. Despite his modest stats, Mitchell’s contributions were instrumental in the 49ers’ 30-12 victory. Mitchell’s fantasy value remains directly tied to starting running back Christian McCaffrey. Looking ahead, he’ll face a challenging Arizona Cardinals defense in Week 4. Fantasy owners would be best served to find a more stable option for the time being.