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Some too-early 49ers fantasy football advice

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Draft them all just in case. That’s partly in jest, but it’s also not far off. Elijah Mitchell figures to be the lead back going into the year, and he’s worth taking in the middle rounds. Fantasy Pros has him going as the RB24, 51st overall. That makes sense and it may be worth snagging him a little earlier.

Don’t sleep on Tyrion Davis-Price as a fantasy-relevant option though. He’s going undrafted in Fantasy Pros, which makes him a good option in the last couple rounds when sleepers and fliers are taken. First, he figures to be the team’s goal-line back where he can vulture some touchdowns. Second, there’s a legitimate chance he splits carries with Mitchell or fills in as the starter if Mitchell, who only played 11 games last year, is unavailable. He’s definitely worth a late-round draft-and-stash, especially in deeper leagues.

The two other names to watch during camp and the preseason are Trey Sermon and Jeff Wilson Jr. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise if Sermon finds new life in the Lance-led offense and takes on the RB2 role. However, if he’s not performing in the preseason it’s hard to imagine him carving out a real role this year. The same goes for Wilson, who’s role may be entirely dependent on injuries to players ahead of him on the depth chart.

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