Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Saints. There's been nothing to suggest that the shoulder will be a factor. Use McCaffrey as you normally would.

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The Panthers have fired OC Mike Shula. He's been with the team since 2011, spending the past 5 seasons as OC. Carolina ranked in the top half of the league in total yards in just 2 of those 5 years, including 19th-place finishes the past 2 seasons. We'll see who the Panthers tab to replace Shula. We're especially curious to see what kind of role the new guy envisions for RB Christian McCaffrey, who caught 80 balls but carried just 117 times as a rookie.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Panthers expect RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) to play against the Saints today. McCaffrey is questionable after missing Wednesday's practice but returning for the next 2 days. Use him as you normally would for Week 13.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Saints after putting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. He hasn’t expressed any concern about the shoulder, and HC Ron Rivera “expressed optimism” about McCaffrey’s availability on Friday, per ESPN’s David Newton. Go ahead and keep the rookie in fantasy lineups for now, despite the 4:25 pm ET kickoff.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He's on track to play against the Saints this weekend, but it'd be nice to see him graduate to a full workout tomorrow.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey was held out of Wednesday's practice with that HC Ron Rivera deemed a "sore" shoulder. It doesn't sound like the rookie is in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Saints, but we'll continue to keep an eye on him.

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