Friday PM update: The 49ers have officially announced that Mitchell will be listed as doubtful for Sunday, per Niners Nation. That suggests he will not play and Jeff Wilson or Trey Sermon would get a big bump in his place.
Friday update: Mitchell will have a chance to play up until game-time, per GM Jon Lynch.
#49ers GM John Lynch (on KNBR) said of RB Elijah Mitchell's status vs Jaguars after Tuesday finger surgery:— Cam Inman (@CamInman) November 19, 2021
"He’s earned that right, even as a rookie, to take it all the way down to game time."
Mitchell hasn't practiced this week.
Jeff Wilson Jr. is ready to start if needed
Thursday update: Mitchell was held out of practice again on Thursday.
San Francisco 49ers rookie running back Elijah Mitchell has a broken finger and is getting a procedure done today, per Matt Maiocco. Mitchell’s status for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars is unclear. Head coach Kyle Shanahan did not when Mitchell suffered the hand injury and made no mention of it until Tuesday morning, per Maiocco.
Fantasy football implications
Mitchell, along with the rest of the Niners’ offense had a solid bounce back performance on Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams. The rookie running back had 91 yards on 27 carries in the team’s 31-10 win.
This season, Mitchell has established himself as San Francisco’s lead running back with Raheem Mostert done for the season. The 23-year-old has recorded 560 yards on 116 carries and three touchdowns. If Mitchell is limited in anyway against the Jaguars, the Niners can easily go to Jeff Wilson or use standout wide receiver Deebo Samuel out of the backfield.