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49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (knee) will be activated from IR and play vs. the Chargers on Sunday night, HC Kyle Shanahan said. Mitchell has been out since going down with a sprained MCL in the season opener. He figures to return as the #2 RB behind Christian McCaffrey. Mitchell is unlikely to hold standalone fantasy value but is worth rostering as the CMC handcuff.

The 49ers got LB Dre Greenlaw (calf) back for a limited practice Wednesday. He missed the last game (Week 8) with the injury that knocked him out of the loss to the Chiefs. We'll watch to see whether he's ready to return to the lineup this Sunday against the Chargers. DL Arik Armstead (foot, ankle) remained out Wednesday, which doesn't bode well for his chances of playing for the 1st time since Week 4. EDGE Samson Ebukam (quad, Achilles') also didn't practice.

Niners WR Deebo Samuel was a full participant at Wednesday's practice. He missed Week 8 with a hamstring injury but looks ready to face the Chargers coming out of the bye week. He should be back in your fantasy football lineups and sits inside the top 20 in our Week 10 fantasy football rankings.

Niners DL Arik Armstead said Monday his return to action is "coming soon," according to NBC Sports Bay Area. Armstead revealed that he has been recovering from a hairline fracture in his left ankle. That plus plantar fasciitis in his left foot have kept him out since Week 4. We'll see whether Armstead is ready for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) was on the field for Monday's post-bye-week practice, according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner. That seemingly puts Samuel on track to return for Sunday night's game vs. the Chargers. We'll get San Francisco's first official practice report of the week on Wednesday.

49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (knee) has been designated to return from IR. He's now eligible to practice and be placed on the active roster whenever ready. Mitchell has been sidelined since going down with a sprained MCL in the season opener. While he was out, of course, San Francisco traded for RB Christian McCaffrey. So Mitchell will return as the #2 RB -- and just a handcuff in fantasy football. We'll see if he's ready to play vs. the Chargers on Sunday night.

The Panthers activated QB Sam Darnold (ankle) from IR. He's been practicing for a couple of weeks but is now evidently ready for game action. We'll see who Carolina goes with at QB vs. the Falcons this weekend. QB P.J. Walker was benched at halftime of the loss to the Bengals. QB Baker Mayfield played his best football of the season over the 2nd half, completing 14 of 20 passes for 155 yards, 2 TDs and 0 INTs.

Commanders DE Chase Young is expected to join team drills in Wednesday's practice, HC Ron Rivera told reporters Monday. Young is still working back from last season's ACL tear (plus other damage). The team has opened the 21-day window for deciding whether to return him to the active roster, and it sounds like he's expected to be ready for game action soon. It's tough to know how long it will take Young to get back to normal playing time, and how he'll perform. He's stashable in deeper IDP leagues, but don't overrate his fantasy football outlook.

Niners WR Brandon Aiyuk caught all 6 of his targets in Sunday's win over the Rams. He tallied 81 yards and caught a TD throw from RB Christian McCaffrey. San Francisco went without WR Deebo Samuel. McCaffrey led the team in targets and receptions, with TE George Kittle (5 targets) following McCaffrey and Aiyuk. QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 21 of 25 passes (84%) for 235 yards and TDs to McCaffrey and Kittle.

Niners RB Christian McCaffrey accounted for TDs running, receiving and even passing in Sunday's win over the Rams. He posed an 18-94-1 rushing line, claiming 81.8% of San Francisco's RB carries. He also led the 49ers in targets (9) and receptions (8), ranked 2nd in receiving yards (55) and snagged 1 of QB Jimmy Garoppolo's 2 TD throws. McCaffrey also hit WR Brandon Aiyuk for a score from 34 yards out early in the 2nd quarter. McCaffrey dominated backfield work in his 2nd appearance with the team. San Francisco gets a Week 9 bye and then plays at home 4 of the next 5 games.

49ers WR Jauan Jennings (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Rams. He joins WR Deebo Samuel on the sidelines for this one, leaving WRs Ray-Ray McCloud, Danny Gray and Willie Snead behind Brandon Aiyuk.

The 49ers have ruled LB Dre Greenlaw (calf) and DL Arik Armstead (foot, ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Rams. Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles looks like the fill-in for Greenlaw. Armstead will be missing his 4th straight game.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. the Rams. He leaves behind 7.7 targets per game, which should mostly be absorbed by WR Brandon Aiyuk, TE George Kittle and RB Christian McCaffrey. San Francisco could also lean on the running game more with Samuel out. WR Jauan Jennings (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. He's in danger of missing this weekend's game vs. the Rams. We'll see if Samuel practices Friday and how he's listed on the final injury report. WR Jauan Jennings (hamstring) also missed practice again on Thursday.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Kyle Shanahan labeled Samuel "day to day" on Monday, but his availability for this weekend's game vs. the Rams is in question. WR Jauan Jennings (hamstring) also missed Wednesday's practice. We'll get another update on both guys tomorrow.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel is "day to day" with a hamstring injury, HC Kyle Shanahan said Monday. This sounds like a relatively minor issue, but hamstrings can be tricky. We'll keep a close eye on Samuel's status throughout the week, leading up to Sunday's game vs. the Rams.

Niners LB Dre Greenlaw left Sunday's loss to the Chiefs with a right-calf injury and did not return. If he misses further time, the snaps would likely go to Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles. He stepped in for 56% playing time against K.C. LB Azeez Al-Shaair is already on IR with an MCL sprain that's expected to sideline him beyond Week 10.

The 49ers stayed with their stated plan for RB Christian McCaffrey in his 1st game with the team Sunday. He played 22 total snaps -- 28% of the team total -- logging 8 carries for 38 yards and 2 catches for 24 yards (on 2 targets). Jeff Wilson Jr. led the backfield in playing time and ran for 54 yards on 7 carries. He matched McCaffrey in routes but went without a catch on just 1 target. Rookie Tyrion Davis-Price mixed in for 2 carries (4 yards) and 2 targets (0 catches). We'd bet on a big shift toward McCaffrey for the Week 8 visit to the Rams. Don't plan on using Wilson in your fantasy football lineups.

Niners S Talanoa Hufanga (concussion) and CB Charvarius Ward (groin) are active for today's game against the Chiefs.

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports that the 49ers' initial plan is to get RB Christian McCaffrey "about 20 snaps" vs. the Chiefs today. Glazer adds that that could change based on the flow of the game. 20 snaps is about one-third of the game. Of course, what matters for fantasy is how many touches McCaffrey gets on those snaps. He remains a risk/reward Week 7 fantasy play. See where McCaffrey sits in the Week 7 RB rankings.

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