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  • Christian McCaffrey Officially Ruled Out Against Vikings

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings. McCaffrey missed practice on Thursday and Friday, sealing his fate for a third straight missed game. Things are starting to look awfully similar to his disappointing 2020 season when he missed the majority of the year due to injuries. The Panthers are understandably playing things extra cautiously, but CMC is now developing a reputation of being a really slow healer. Rookie Chuba Hubbard will operate as the team's lead back yet again this Sunday in a good matchup against the Vikings. The fourth-rounder has 158 rushing yards on 37 attempts (4.27 yards per carry) the last two weeks with McCaffrey sidelined. Hubbard will be in play with RB2 upside again in Week 6.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Set To Miss Third Straight Game

    It looks likely that Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) is set to miss his third straight game in Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings. According to the Panthers, McCaffrey is not at practice on Friday for the second straight day. The writing was on the wall for CMC to miss another game after he missed practice on Thursday after being limited Wednesday and last week. The 25-year-old star running back isn't quite ready to return, but the Panthers are likely being extremely cautious after McCaffrey missed most of last season with injuries. Rookie Chuba Hubbard has yet to score a touchdown in CMC's absence, but he's accumulated 158 rushing yards and 47 receiving yards in the last two games as Carolina's primary back. He'll once again have RB2 upside against Minnesota with McCaffrey set to miss another contest.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Looking Doubtful For Sunday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) is trending in the wrong direction ahead of Sunday's game against the Vikings. McCaffrey was limited on Wednesday but was downgraded to a non-participant Thursday- suggesting that he may have suffered some sort of setback at practice. The star runner hasn't officially been deemed doubtful, but fantasy managers should still begin to prepare for Week 6 as if they'll be without McCaffrey. Chuba Hubbard will be a viable RB2 if McCaffrey is out once again. Hubbard just posted his first career 100-yard game and will take on a Vikings defense that has allowed the sixth-most rushing yards this season.

    Oct 14 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Not At Practice Thursday

    There was no sign of Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) at the portion of practice open to the media on Thursday. McCaffrey has been limited in the last four practices as he recovers from his hamstring strain, so this isn't a good sign as he hopes to return in Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings. The star running back has missed the last two games and was considered 50-50 to return this Sunday after he was limited again on Wednesday. Rookie Chuba Hubbard has operated as Carolina's lead back the last two weeks with CMC sidelined, running for 158 yards on 37 attempts while also catching seven of his eight targets for 47 additional yards. It's unknown if McCaffrey has suffered a setback, but we will surely know more on Friday. Hubbard would once again have RB2 upside if he makes his third straight start.

    Oct 14 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Trending Towards Game-Time Call

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) is likely to be a game-time decision this Sunday. McCaffrey practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday, with fantasy managers likely hoping for good news coming out of practice- though head coach Matt Rhule's "50-50' designation wasn't exactly encouraging for the star runner's status. Hopefully, McCaffrey can ramp up his activity as the week progresses- though it sounds like fantasy managers will need to keep rookie Chuba Hubbard on hand in case the former is inactive once again.

    Oct 13 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Practicing In Limited Fashion Wednesday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) will practice Wednesday, though it will be in a limited fashion, per head coach Matt Rhule. McCaffrey is three weeks removed from suffering a hamstring injury during a Thursday night victory over the Texans, with Rhule noting that he's hopeful the star halfback plays in Week 6. Of course, McCaffrey's limited practice Wednesday is a good sign in that it shows he didn't suffer a setback after last week's practices. However, it also doesn't tell fantasy managers much, as he was limited last week before ultimately sitting out the contest against the Eagles. Stay tuned to the practice reports over the next couple of days. If active, McCaffrey would return to the elite RB1 ranks against a beatable Vikings run defense.

    Oct 13 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Panthers "Hopeful" Christian McCaffrey Will Play In Week 6

    Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said he's "hopeful" star running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) will return for Sunday's Week 6 game against the Minnesota Vikings. Last week, he was a limited participant in practice but was ultimately ruled out ahead of Sunday's contest versus the Eagles. The 25-year-old's status for Week 6 will be determined based on his participation level in practice this week. CMC has rushed for 201 yards on 51 attempts and one touchdown while catching 16-of-17 targets for 163 yards over three games in 2021. Chuba Hubbard will be the Panthers' primary running back if McCaffrey is unable to suit up. Stay tuned for further updates.

    Oct 11 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Inactive Week 5 Vs. The Eagles

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a limited participant in practice this week but ultimately ruled out for Sunday's game. CMC's next chance to return will be Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings. Chuba Hubbard will be the Panthers' primary running back on Sunday while McCaffrey is sidelined. Hubbard logged 47 percent of the offensive snaps in the Panthers' Week 4 loss to the Cowboys and finished 57 rushing yards on 13 attempts while catching both targets for 14 yards. Rodney Smith will handle third-down duties and is expected to be out there for the majority of passing situations. Hubbard is borderline RB2, while Smith is a boom-or-bust PPR flex in Week 5.

    Oct 10 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Listed As Doubtful

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for the Week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. It's a bummer for fantasy managers after McCaffrey was trending toward a possible return after feeling good in practice all week. CMS is now on track to miss his second straight game with the Panthers being extra careful with their star running back. Rookie Chuba Hubbard now appears to be in line for his second straight start after going for 71 scrimmage yards on 15 touches in a Week 4 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Royce Freeman and Rodney Smith were also involved, but Hubbard saw 13 of the 16 running back carries. The rookie will have RB2 upside against an Eagles defense that has been a top-10 fantasy matchup for opposing RBs so far this year.

    Oct 8 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey "Definitely" Has A Chance To Play

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) said he feels great after a second straight day of limited practice on Thursday and that he "definitely" has a chance to play in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles. McCaffrey is considered questionable and is expected to be a game-time decision Sunday morning, but signs continue to point towards him returning after a one-game absence. Those that took him No. 1 overall in fantasy drafts are certainly hoping he's back, although not if it leads to an aggravation and more missed time. The Panthers will exercise the utmost caution with CMS, so fantasy managers need to start him everywhere if he's back this weekend. Rookie Chuba Hubbard would get his second career start against Philly if McCaffrey misses another game.

    Oct 7 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey At Practice Again Thursday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) was at practice again on Thursday. McCaffrey returned to the field Wednesday for a limited session after logging a week straight of missed practices ahead of Week 4- as he dealt with his hamstring injury. Just hours after head coach Matt Rhule said the team is "hopeful" to have the star halfback for Week 5 against the Eagles, McCaffrey was able to practice for a second straight day, a positive sign even if it's ultimately in a limited fashion once again. He has a real chance to suit up for Week 5, though the team could opt to ease him back into the action against a respectable Eagles front. Still, even a somewhat limited McCaffrey would be a must-start in fantasy, as a full workload for him meant 30 and 29 touches respectively in his first two full games played.

    Oct 7 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Panthers Hopeful Christian McCaffrey Can Play Sunday

    Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said that he's "hopeful" that running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) can play in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles, but Rhule also said the team won't put him in any danger. CMC is headed for a game-time decision on Sunday morning after missing the Week 4 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. If the 25-year-old do-it-all running back returns, he needs to be returned to all starting fantasy lineups against an Eagles defense that has allowed 455 rushing yards and four total touchdowns to RBs in four games. Rookie Chuba Hubbard saw his first NFL start last week and had 71 scrimmage yards on 15 touches. He'll be on the RB2/3 borderline if McCaffrey misses his second straight game.

    Oct 7 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Could Be Game-Time Decision In Week 5

    Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said that running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) was limited in practice on Wednesday, and he could be a game-time decision in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles. CMC has made great progress from his hamstring injury and could return to lead-back duties this weekend. The No. 1 overall pick in most fantasy drafts, McCaffrey should be returned to all fantasy starting lineups if he's active against Philadelphia. Rookie Chuba Hubbard made his first NFL start in the Week 4 loss to the Dallas Cowboys and had 71 total yards on 15 touches while playing 47 percent of the offensive snaps. If McCaffrey misses another game, the rookie would be on the RB2/3 borderline.

    Oct 6 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Returns To Practice Wednesday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) returned to the practice field on Wednesday, his first on-field work since straining his hamstring against the Houston Texans on Sept. 23 in Week 3. It's good news, but the real indicator of McCaffrey's status for Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles will come on Thursday. McCaffrey entered Week 3 as the leader in yards from scrimmage, and he ranks 13th with 364 scrimmage yards entering Week 5. CMC, the consensus No. 1 overall pick in most fantasy leagues, is a must-start anytime he's on the field. But if he misses another game this Sunday, rookie Chuba Hubbard should be the primary back in Carolina's backfield for another game.

    Oct 6 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Will Attempt To Practice Wednesday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) will try to give it a go at practice on Wednesday, in hopes of returning to the lineup in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Still, head coach Matt Rhule mentioned that this doesn't mean he will suit up on game day, but he is trending in the right direction for a return in the next couple of weeks. Chuba Hubbard will continue to handle the bulk of the carries in McCaffrey's absence, so the rookie can once again have lower-end RB2 or higher-end FLEX-appeal in 10-12 team leagues if the team's star running back is once again held out of action. Upon his return, the 25-year-old will continue to be one of the top assets in fantasy football

    Oct 4 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Has A Chance To Play Next Week

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) is officially out in Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys, but he made the trip to Dallas. There is a chance that he could return next week, but could be more likely to return in two weeks. McCaffrey is on the field going through his stretching routine on Sunday. CMC's injury doesn't sound too serious, which is why he didn't go on Injured Reserve, but fantasy managers need to find other alternatives for the next couple of weeks. Rookie Chuba Hubbard and Royce Freeman are expected to split the workload in his absence, with Hubbard expected to see most of the touches. As a result, he'll have RB2 upside in fantasy in his first career start for the 3-0 Panthers.

    Oct 3 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Officially Ruled Out For Week 4

    The Carolina Panthers have officially ruled running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) out for the Week 4 game against the Dallas Cowboys. We knew that McCaffrey wouldn't be available this weekend after he injured his hamstring in the Thursday night win over the Houston Texans in Week 3, but the good news is that he's not going on Injured Reserve. The 25-year-old won't be guaranteed to be back in Week 5, but there's a chance he'll be ready by Week 6. Rookie Chuba Hubbard and Royce Freeman are expected to split backfield duties this Sunday against Dallas. Hubbard should see first dibs on touches over Freeman and will have clear RB2 upside. The rookie was the top waiver-wire target after McCaffrey's injury last week.

    Oct 1 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey