And with RB Raheem Mostert announcing today that he is out for the season with a knee injury he sustained vs. Detroit, the 49ers now are signing former Lions’ RB Kerryon Johnson to their practice squad, per his agent
The news of Mostert now being out for the season is a huge blow to fantasy teams who took their shot he would be the team's RB1. After Mostert went out, it was Mitchell who carried 19 times for over 100 yards and a score. For now, he's the presumed starter as both he and Hasty beat out Sermon in camp, according to Kyle Shanahan. Sermon should still be owned and has draft capital in his favor, but he may not have much of a role in the short term. For now it looks like it's going to be Mitchell's job.
Well that didn't take long. The injuries at RB for the 49ers continue. Mostert will go on IR and HC Kyle Shanahan said expectation is about eight weeks for Mostert to return according to Wagoner. Mike Clay would tweet that the pecking order for RBs right now is Mitchell, Hasty and Sermon, and you can expect Sermon to be active against the Eagles in Week 2. As we posted earlier today, Sermon was simply beat out by Mitchell and Hasty in camp according to Shanahan. It's been no secret the team has loved Mitchell who was selected in the later rounds, but Sermon is the back with the highest draft capital. Sermon is a very risky start until we see him make a move up the depth chart, so for now it's Mitchell.
Those who play dynasty league probably weren't shocked to see Mitchell earn time after Mostert went out with an injury. There's been all kinds of positive news in terms of the 49ers and their love for his ability since he was drafted. Yes it was against the Lions, but Mitchell ran for 19-104-1 after Mostert left the game. The 9ers backfield situation is always one to watch and is usually filled with injuries making the situation a fluid one week-to-week. Mitchell should be a popular pickup on the wires this week, but if Mostert is out in Week 2, Sermon could get a chance to make his mark as well.
Nov 27, 2020 · 6:59 PM EST
49ers RB Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Jeff Wilson will be activated from injured reserve but are still questionable for Week 12. If Mostert is able to play, he should be the lead back for the 49ers. The game is late on Sunday so hopefully we have more clarity by Sunday morning. Tevin Coleman remains out, so some combination of Jerick McKinnon, JaMycal Hasty, Mostert and Wilson will play running back for the 49ers this week.