Elijah Mitchell

Elijah Mitchell

23-Year-Old Running BackRB
San Francisco 49ers
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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#196.14
ADP
$Signed a four-year, $3.66 million contract with the 49ers in May of 2021.
Makes impact in return
RBSan Francisco 49ers
November 28, 2021
Mitchell carried the ball 27 times for 133 yards and a touchdown and caught five of six targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 34-28 win over the Vikings.
ANALYSIS
After missing last week's contest due to rib and finger injuries, Mitchell seemed none the worse for wear in his return and saw his highest touch volume of the season, setting a new career high in scrimmage yards in the process. The rookie is the clear No. 1 back for the Niners when he's healthy, giving him significant upside in Week 13 against the Seahawks.
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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 %
10.3%
 
Positive Run %
78.4%
 
% Yds After Contact
65.2%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.1
 
Rushing TD %
2.6%
 
Touches Per Game
17.9
 
% Snaps w/Touch
48.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.05
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.5%
 
% Team Targets
3.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.4
 
% Targeted On Route
6.1%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.44
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
San Francisco 49ers49ers 2021 RB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

25923%
7128%
10510%
249%
949%
197%
585%
5822%
61%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Vikings pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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vs Vikings
Sunday, Nov 28th at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
83.7
 
Cornerbacks
83.4
 
Safeties
86.6
 
Linebackers
82.2
 
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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' 10"
 
Weight
200 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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Returning to action Week 12
RBSan Francisco 49ers
November 28, 2021
Mitchell (finger) is active for Sunday's game versus the Vikings.
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Likely starter
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Finger
November 28, 2021
Mitchell (rib/finger) is going to play and probably start Sunday afternoon against the Vikings, Jay Glazer reported on the Fox Sunday morning pregame show.
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Expected to play Sunday
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Finger
November 27, 2021
Mitchell (rib/finger), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, is expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Status in question for Week 12
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Finger
November 26, 2021
Mitchell (rib/finger) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest versus the Vikings, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Another limited practice
RBSan Francisco 49ers
Finger
November 25, 2021
Mitchell (rib/finger) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice report, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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