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49ers TE George Kittle (calf) is expected to play today but will be on a "pitch count," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The plan is for Kittle to play "roughly half the game," Schefter adds. For perspective, Kittle played between 92-100% of San Francisco's offensive snaps in the first 4 games. Still, we'd expect him to be on the field for most, if not all, of the obvious passing situations. Consider him a lower-end TE1 with upside for Week 9.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that 49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (ribs) and WR Deebo Samuel (calf) are expected to play vs. the Cardinals today. "But team also uncertain how long each player will be able to go, and is hoping there are no setbacks," Schefter adds. Both guys obviously come with elevated risk in Week 9 fantasy lineups. RB Jeff Wilson is also expected to make his 2021 debut today, adding some more downside to Mitchell.

ESPN's Adam Schefter included Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) in his list of players "expected to play" today. McCaffrey returned to practice this week and was placed on the active roster on Saturday. HC Matt Rhule said earlier in the week that "it would not be a 40- to 50-play situation" if CMC suits up. In other words, expect him to be limited to some extent vs. the Patriots today. See where McCaffrey sits in the Week 9 RB Rankings.

The 49ers have activated K Robbie Gould (groin) from IR. He has been out since Week 3 but should be ready to take over kicking duties in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

The 49ers have activated TE George Kittle (calf) from IR, which should be the last step to him returning for Sunday's game against Arizona. HC Kyle Shanahan indicated earlier this week he didn't expect significant limitations to Kittle's role upon his return.

The Panthers have activated RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) from IR. Both Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network report that the team "hopes" McCaffrey will play Sunday against the Patriots. Make sure to check his game status Sunday morning if you're planning to play McCaffrey in your fantasy football lineup.

49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (ribs) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Cardinals. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. We’ll look for an update on Mitchell’s status on Sunday morning. 49ers-Cardinals doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET. HC Kyle Shanahan said Friday that RB Jeff Wilson (knee) has a chance to make his 2021 debut this weekend.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals after getting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. Samuel played through the calf injury last week, but HC Kyle Shanahan said Friday that it’s worse now. Samuel is expected to play on Sunday, but he’ll carry elevated risk in fantasy lineups.

49ers insider Matt Maiocco confirms that TE George Kittle (calf) will be activated on Saturday and is on track to play vs. the Cardinals on Sunday. Kittle carries some added risk in his 1st action since Week 4. And Arizona ranks 2nd in adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs. But Kittle is still a rock-solid TE1 with plenty of upside.

Panthers HC Matt Rhule is "hopeful" RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) can play vs. the Patriots this weekend. Rhule added that the team will wait until Saturday to make a final decision on CMC. He also said that if McCaffrey is active, "it would not be a 40- to 50-play situation," per The Athletic's Joe Person. Exactly how limited McCaffrey would be is unclear. We'll continue looking for updates on the situation.

49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (ribs) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. We haven't heard anything to suggest that Mitchell is in danger of missing this weekend's game vs. the Cardinals, but we'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (calf) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. We're tentatively expecting him to play vs. the Cardinals this weekend, but check back tomorrow for another update.

Jets RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring) is out for Thursday night's game vs. the Colts. That'll again leave the backfield to RBs Michael Carter and Ty Johnson.

49ers TE George Kittle (calf) was designated to return from IR. He'll get back on the practice field this week and has a chance to play vs. the Cardinals on Sunday. We'll monitor his status over the next few days.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (calf) did not practice on Wednesday. He was sidelined with this same injury last Wednesday before putting in a limited practice on Thursday, a full practice on Friday -- and then posting a 6-171 line in the win over the Bears. He should be fine for this weekend's game vs. the Cardinals.

49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (ribs) did not practice on Wednesday. A report earlier this week had Mitchell expected to be limited, so it's slightly concerning. Check back tomorrow for another update on his status.

Panthers HC Matt Rhule said RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) was "pretty limited" in Wednesday's practice. (Better than "extremely limited" Sam Darnold.). "We'll see how he looks tomorrow," Rhule added. At this point, CMC seems no better than 50/50 to return for this weekend's game vs. the Patriots.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) has been designated to return from IR. That makes him eligible to practice but doesn't guarantee that he'll be back for Sunday's game vs. the Patriots. ESPN's David Newton reported this past Sunday that McCaffrey is "on target" to return for that one, but we'll monitor his progress over the next few days.

ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports that 49ers RB Elijah Mitchell is "dealing with a rib issue" and will be limited in Wednesday's practice. We'll see about his progress through the week. JaMycal Hasty operated as San Francisco's #2 RB for the 2nd straight game against the Bears. Trey Sermon has been active each of the past 2 weeks but played no offensive snaps.

Panthers HC Matt Rhule expects to get RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) back on the practice field on Wednesday. "Hopefully we can get Christian back soon. If it's not this week, hopefully it will be next week," Rhule said. We'll keep a close eye on McCaffrey's practice participation level this week. Don't go dropping RB Chuba Hubbard just yet, though.

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