San Francisco RB Raheem Mostert suffered a knee surgery in week 1 and will miss the rest of the 2021 NFL season after deciding to have surgery, according to reports.
This is a tough blow for Mostert who has been injured riddled since his came onto the scene in 2019. Prayers out to him and I hope he makes a speedy recovery and is ready to go in 2022. Rookie Trey Sermon was a healthy scratch in week 1, paving the way for rookie Elijah Mitchell to get 19 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown. Trey Sermon was being drafted higher than Raheem Mostert in fantasy drafts, so the hope would be that Sermon is the next man up as the starter. Mitchell's performance may be a hurdle for Sermon, so that remains to be seen. I would put my money on there being some sort of split, being 55/45 in favor of Sermon. If you are in need of a RB in your season long league, I would recommend spending 20-25% of your FAAB on Mitchell, as Sermon was more than likely drafted. The fantasy season is long, meaning there will be more injuries, so I wouldn't recommend blowing 50% of your budget on a time share, all be it a productive timeshare.
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