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Early NFL Week 2 Waiver Wire Targets: Elijah Mitchell and Tim Patrick stepping into significant roles

Detroit, Michigan, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (25) runs for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Week 1 might not be over yet, but there is plenty of actionable information to glean from Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season. When waivers roll around later this week, it’s important to stay ahead of the game and keep track of what happened during the big slate of games Sunday afternoon. Here are two players to keep high on your priority list when waivers process this Wednesday.

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RB Elijah Mitchell, San Francisco 49ers

ESPN Rostership: 1%
Yahoo Rostership: 3%
Suggested FAB: 25-30%

Trey Sermon was a surprise inactive this week, which immediately vaulted Raheem Mostert to top-12 status. Unfortunately for Mostert, he left the game in the first quarter with a knee injury. Mostert has a rocky injury history, so it's no surprised to see him dinged up, even in Week 1. 

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