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Elijah Mitchell still viewed as top option in 49ers run game

by Ari Koslow | 49ers Correspondent | Mon, May 23rd 1:11pm EDT

The 49ers still view Elijah Mitchell as "the top option" in their backfield, according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner. (ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact:

This was expected after Mitchell emerged onto the scene last season for 963 yards on the ground and five touchdowns over 11 games. The 49ers have had a different leader in carries each of the last five seasons under Kyle Shanahan, so we will see if Mitchell breaks that trend. The 49ers drafted RB Tyrion Davis-Price who will compete for a role, while Trey Sermon will also look to have a role after hardly playing in his rookie season last year.

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