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Panthers rookie RB Chuba Hubbard wore a red (non-contact) jersey during May OTAs. The OSU standout had surgeries on his knee and groin before the draft. File this info away as Hubbard battles for the #2 job behind Christian McCaffrey.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (thigh) won't play in Sunday's finale vs. the Saints, HC Matt Rhule said. The consensus #1 overall pick in 2020 fantasy drafts ends up playing just 3 games. Disaster. The good news is that McCaffrey should be a full-go for the offseason program. And remember that he played all 16 games in each of his first 3 NFL seasons. He's an easy 2021 bounce-back candidate. Mike Davis will close out this season as Carolina's lead back, although he lost 7 carries and 2 targets to RB Rodney Smith last week.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (thigh) is inactive for today’s game vs. Washington. We’ll see if he can make it back for next week’s finale but wouldn’t bet on it. Mike Davis gets another game as lead back today.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (thigh) is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against Washington. Mike Davis gets another game as lead back but is just a lower-end RB2 after disappointing in terms of usage and production last week.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (quad) is inactive for tonight's game against the Packers, as expected. Mike Davis gets another game as lead back.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (thigh) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Packers. He's not going to play. Mike Davis will get another game as Carolina's lead back vs. a Green Bay defense ranked 28th in adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs.

Panthers HC Matt Rhule said Tuesday that he doesn't expect RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder, quad) to play against the Packers on Saturday. CMC was listed as a limited participant in Tuesday's walkthrough. The team is clearly still hoping he can play again this season, but look for Mike Davis to get another game as lead back vs. Green Bay.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder, quad) has a "chance" to play against the Packers on Saturday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. McCaffrey will reportedly practice on Tuesday and be evaluated from there. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder, quad) is officially inactive for today’s game vs. the Broncos. He’s reportedly hoping to play again this season, but we’ll monitor his practice participation this coming week. RB Mike Davis gets another start today.

ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder, quad) wants to play again this season. The report makes no mention of whether McCaffrey will be healthy enough to play -- or whether the team will bring him back. We'll have to keep an eye on his status this coming week. Mike Davis gets another game as Carolina's lead back vs. Denver today.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder, quad) is listed as doubtful for this weekend's game against the Broncos. HC Matt Rhule said again on Friday that McCaffrey isn't expected to play. We'll see if he can make it back for Week 15. Mike Davis gets another game as Carolina's lead back and sits in high-end RB2 territory in our Week 14 Rankings.

Panthers HC Matt Rhule said Thursday that he doesn't expect RB Christian McCaffrey to play against the Broncos this weekend. "But I'll continue to monitor it," Rhule added. After being limited on Wednesday with his thigh and shoulder injuries, McCaffrey didn't practice on Thursday. He should obviously be on fantasy benches right now. McCaffrey's absence would put RB Mike Davis back in the lead role. He's averaged 13.7 carries and 4.3 targets over his last 3 starts.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey was limited in Wednesday's practice and listed with his previous shoulder injury and a new thigh injury. HC Matt Rhule said afterward that CMC "tweaked" his thigh last week and that it "tightened up" on him today. We'll obviously keep a close eye on this situation over the next few days, but RB Mike Davis should remain rostered in all fantasy leagues.

The Panthers expect to get RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) back for Sunday's game against the Broncos, according to ESPN's David Newton. "There’s nothing to make me think he’s not [playing]," HC Matt Rhule said Monday. We'll keep an eye on CMC's practice participation throughout the week. He immediately returned to a workhorse role when he came back from the ankle injury in Week 9, handling 18 carries and 10 targets.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) won't travel with the team to Minnesota and is out for Sunday's game against the Vikings. He at least got in 3 limited practices this week and seems likely to return after the Week 13 bye. Mike Davis will again operate as Carolina's lead back tomorrow.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Vikings. HC Matt Rhule said Friday, though, that he's "pessimistic" about McCaffrey's chances of playing. It'd certainly make sense for Carolina to hold him out with a Week 13 bye coming up. Look for Mike Davis to get another game as the Panthers' lead back.

Panthers HC Matt Rhule said Monday that he'll have to see Wednesday how far along RB Christian McCaffrey is in his recovery from a shoulder injury. Rhule called him "week to week," according to Joe Person of The Athletic. Mike Davis has started the past 2 games in McCaffrey's absence and would get another run at Minnesota this Sunday if McCaffrey remains out.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter adds that McCaffrey is "considered unlikely" to play Sunday.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is out for Sunday’s game against the Lions. We’ll see if he can make it back for Week 12, but it’s worth noting that Carolina has a Week 13 bye. Don’t be surprised if CMC is held out until Week 14. RB Mike Davis has struggled as the Panthers’ lead back lately but gets Detroit’s 32nd-ranked RB defense on Sunday.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is "unlikely" to play against the Lions on Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. It's worth noting that Carolina still has a bye coming up in Week 13, so it's possible McCaffrey is held out through that. He's obviously still worth stashing on fantasy benches. RB Mike Davis has floundered over his last 4 starts, totaling just 212 yards and 1 TD.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Bucs. He reportedly has a good chance to return for Week 11. Mike Davis gets another game as Carolina’s feature back but is more of a RB2 in fantasy lineups in a negative matchup.

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