Elijah Mitchell
Elijah Mitchell Looking for Super Bowl Victory After Fantasy Football Notoriety in 2021
2 weeks ago

Elijah Mitchell has fallen from fantasy football glory, but is on the verge of being a Super Bowl champion.

The San Francisco 49er’s are going to the Super Bowl. Christian McCaffrey was acquired in a pivotal trade last season which has paid massive dividends. McCaffrey was RB1 for fantasy, scoring 24.5 fantasy points per game in 2023. The running backs matter crowd is dusting off their 90’s Starter jackets as we speak.

 

It wasn’t so long ago in 2021 that 6th round rookie Elijah Mitchell was a late round gem, scoring 15 fantasy points per game over the span of 11 games. Fantasy managers thought they had a solid Dynasty and Keeper league asset heading into 2022, but that was short lived due to injury and the unforgiving nature of the running back position.

 

What Elijah Mitchell offers in the Super Bowl is the ability to punch one in from near and short in the red zone as he did in the NFC Championship game versus the Detroit Lions. Mitchell only did so to spell Christian McCaffrey after a long run. His rushing line on UnderDog Pick Em’ is set at 3.5 yards. As you enjoy the Super Bowl and watch Christian McCaffrey get bell cow usage, Elijah Mitchell’s career arc can be a reminder of just how quickly things change in the NFL.