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49ers WR Deebo Samuel (quad) did not practice on Thursday, after being limited on Wednesday. It's unclear if this was a planned day off or if Samuel suffered a new injury on Wednesday. We'll hopefully have a better idea of Samuel's status for this weekend's game vs. the Dolphins by Friday night.

Packers LB De'Vondre Campbell managed a limited practice Wednesday, just his 2nd since suffering a Week 8 knee injury. His 1st limited workout came Friday, so this marks an improvement over last week. Campbell missed Wednesday and Thursday before a limited Friday that preceded him missing the loss at Philadelphia. We'll see if he can make it back for this Sunday's game at Chicago.

49ers RB Christian McCaffrey (knee) won't practice on Wednesday, HC Kyle Shanahan said. Shanny added that McCaffrey "just felt something" in that left knee during last week's game and that they're "hopeful" he'll be able to play vs. the Dolphins on Sunday. That's not quite as reassuring as the reports on CMC's status over the previous couple of days. We're still tentatively expecting him to play this weekend, but we'll continue to keep a close eye on that knee.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan on Monday labeled RB Christian McCaffrey "day to day" with "knee irritation" and said that CMC will be managed during the week. It's unclear if McCaffrey's snaps and touches will need to be "managed" on game day. His 63% snap rate in Sunday's win over the Saints was his lowest since his 49ers debut in Week 7. And after tallying 27 and 20 opportunities (carries + targets) in Weeks 8 and 10, McCaffrey has gone for 14 and 17 the past 2 games. We'll keep a close eye on this knee situation going forward.

Niners HC Kyle Shanahan confirmed Monday that RB Elijah Mitchell did suffer an MCL sprain Sunday against the Saints. He's expected to miss 6-8 weeks. When Mitchell suffered the same injury to his other knee back in Week 1, he remained out until Week 10. Expect this injury to knock Mitchell out for at least the rest of the regular season. We'll see about the playoffs (for him and the 49ers).

WR Jauan Jennings led the 49ers with 6 catches in Sunday's win over the Saints, taking them for 49 yards and the team's lone TD. Jennings' 7 targets tied Deebo Samuel for 2nd on the team, trailing only WR Brandon Aiyuk. Samuel caught 3 balls for 43 yards, adding 2 carries for no gain. Aiyuk caught 5 passes for 65 yards. TE George Kittle contributed 3 receptions for 26 yards on 4 targets.

49ers RB Christian McCaffrey was dealing with "knee irritation" during Sunday's game vs. the Saints, HC Kyle Shanahan said afterward. McCaffrey ended up tallying 11 carries and 6 targets on a 63% snap rate. He was shown on the sidelines with a strap below his left knee, which is often used to help deal with tendinitis. That's not likely to force McCaffrey to miss games, but it could impact his workload. We'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation.

49ers RB Elijah Mitchell suffered a "possible" MCL sprain in Sunday's win over the Saints, HC Kyle Shanahan said afterward. Mitchell missed 8 weeks with a sprained MCL earlier this season, although Shanahan said this one isn't believed to be as serious. We should learn more about Mitchell's status on Monday.

49ers RB Elijah Mitchell is questionable to return to Sunday's game vs. the Saints with a knee injury. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Update: Mitchell has been ruled out.

3:00pm EST 11/27/22

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) is active for today’s game vs. the Saints. He was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable, so there’s elevated risk here. But Samuel is available if you were waiting on him.

11:35am EST 11/27/22

Commanders TE Logan Thomas (rib, illness) is active for today’s game against the Falcons. He’s a low-end fantasy option in what figures to be a run-heavy attack from Washington.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and ESPN's Adam Schefter report that 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) is expected to play vs. the Saints today, barring a pregame setback. "He looked like himself on Friday," Rapoport adds. Samuel still carries some elevated risk in Week 12 fantasy lineups after being limited in practice all week and listed as questionable.

The Commanders expect TE Logan Thomas (rib, illness) to play Sunday against the Falcons. We'll watch for confirmation when the early-game inactives come out.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Saints. We haven’t heard any concern about his availability for that one, but we’ll look for an update on his status on Sunday morning. Saints-49ers doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET.

Packers LB De'Vondre Campbell (knee) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Eagles. Campbell has been out since suffering the injury in Week 8. Krys Barnes delivered big numbers in place of Campbell last week -- 12 tackles, 1 sack -- but played just 67% of snaps. That's a tough level at which to consistently put up fantasy numbers. And Philadelphia has been a negative scoring matchup for fantasy LBs on the year.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) was limited on Thursday for the 2nd straight practice. We'll see what he does on Friday and how he's listed on the final injury report for this weekend's game vs. the Saints.

49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He missed Week 8 with a hamstring injury, although it's unclear if this is related. We'll get another update on Samuel tomorrow.

Commanders TE Logan Thomas caught a team-high 5 passes for a team-high 65 yards in Sunday's win over the Texans. His 67.9% route rate (according to Pro Football Focus) was a little higher than usual but still not high for the position. A Week 12 matchup with the Falcons makes Thomas worth a shot if you have a TE need. Just keep in mind it was only the 2nd time this year he has caught more than 3 passes. The previous 2 games found Thomas totaling just 2 catches and 12 yards among 7 targets. Washington collected just 191 passing yards vs. Houston, as QB Taylor Heinicke completed 15 of 27 passes.

The Packers have ruled LB De'Vondre Campbell out for the 2nd straight game with a knee injury. That should leave rookie LB Isaiah McDuffie as the #2 to rookie LB Quay Walker once again.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said after Sunday night's win over the Chargers that he was “hoping that the carries could come out about even" between RBs Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell. Mitchell ended up out-carrying McCaffrey 18 to 14, receiving 5 of the final 6 carries because, as Shanahan said, "we were just feeling him." This obviously isn't what McCaffrey owners want to hear, but don't panic. Even if he's truly going to split carries 50/50 with Mitchell, there's enough to go around for McCaffrey to still settle in somewhere around 12-15 carries per game. And, of course, he'll dominate passing-game work. He's racked up 15 targets on a massive 28% share over San Francisco's last 2 games. It's a similar role to Austin Ekeler's -- and he currently leads all RBs in PPR points per game.

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