Mitchell is expected to head the 49ers backfield Sunday in Philadelphia, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Mitchell stepped in for an injured Raheem Mostert in Week 1 at Detroit and ripped off 104 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries. With Mostert on the shelf for the rest of the season following knee surgery, Mitchell has assumed the No. 1 spot on the depth chart, but he'll have to contend with JaMycal Hasty and third-round rookie Trey Sermon, the latter of whom was inactive last Sunday. Mitchell himself was selected in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, so his sudden rise seemingly has him on pace to be featured in coach Kyle Shanahan's scheme.