Mitchell has a torn MCL that will sideline him 6-8 weeks, so this was a procedural move for the 49ers and the second time Mitchell will be on IR after missing seven games prior to returning on November 12. They'll likely rest him until the playoffs, so his fantasy season is effectively over.
SF RB Elijah Mitchell - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 12 vs. New Orleans Saints
Elijah Mitchell gained 59 yards on nine carries last week against the Cardinals. Mitchell seems to have a role in this offense, but his ceiling is limited with so many other weapons on the offense, especially when Christian McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel are combining for 10 carries out of the backfield. Plus, Mitchell doesn’t get any passing-down work, with just two targets and one reception in three games this season. Mitchell has a role in the offense, giving him some deep-league potential if you need to avoid a goose egg, but with limited upside, he’s best relegated to the bench this week with a full slate of games on the docket.