Who Should I Start? Elijah Mitchell or James Cook

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
0.7 2.3 0.0 0.2 1.6 0.0

Elijah Mitchell News

Elijah Mitchell Listed As Questionable For Week 4

Friday, September 29, 6:27 PM

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals. The third-year running back injured his knee during Thursday's practice and missed Friday's session as a result. Mitchell has logged 16 carries for 52 yards and has caught 3-of-4 targets for just two yards while spelling starting RB Christian McCaffrey across two games this year (Weeks 1 & 3). He did not log a snap in Week 2. If he is unable to suit up for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Cardinals then Jordan Mason would likely fill in as McCaffrey's backup, although that role does not lend itself to much fantasy value. We will hear more about Mitchell's status on Sunday morning.

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
14.1 57.2 0.5 1.8 24.5 0.2

James Cook News

James Cook Climbing The Ranks Ahead Of Week 4

Friday, September 29, 9:09 PM

Buffalo Bills running back James Cook has presented very promising results so far this year, registering at least 16 touches in each of his three opening games. The 24-year-old's role in handling base work and the bulk of targets (13) out of the Bills backfield has lent itself to a relatively high fantasy floor. Cook's five red-zone touches still trail trusted veteran Latavius Murray (eight) in this area, which remains problematic for his ceiling. Buffalo's encouraging combination of positive game script and strong run blocking should eventually yield higher-scoring returns out of Cook, who saw some more high-value touches in Week 3 after getting zero in the season opener. With the 2022 second-rounder ranking third in rushing yards (267) on the young season, treat Cook as an RB2 with RB1 upside in Week 4 against a Miami Dolphins defense that has allowed the sixth-most ground yards to RBs (337) this year.

Elijah Mitchell vs. James Cook

Still trying to decide between Mitchell and Cook? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Elijah Mitchell is projected to score 0.7 points this week while James Cook is projected to score 14.1 points.