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 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 suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's return at Kansas City. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that "his status this week is very much in doubt" pending further tests on the joint. Keep Mike Davis at the ready (and get him off waivers if he's been dropped). We'll certainly track this situation closely.
The Panthers activated RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) from IR on Tuesday. That makes him eligible to play against the Falcons on Thursday night, although it's still unclear if he will. McCaffrey has practiced with a red non-contact jersey on Monday and Tuesday. We'll see how Carolina lists him on the final injury report tomorrow.
Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey is expected to miss "multiple weeks" with the ankle injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Bucs, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. We'll hopefully get more details on the injury and CMC's timeline for return over the next few days. Mike Davis racked up 8 receptions in McCaffrey's absence in Week 2 and figures to lead Carolina's backfield in touches in the meantime. Trenton Cannon is the only other RB on the active roster. Week 3 brings a tough matchup vs. the Chargers, but then come more favorable draws vs. Arizona and Atlanta. Davis is worth scooping up in all fantasy leagues and will be a volume-based fantasy play for however long McCaffrey is out.
Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey will undergo an MRI on his injured ankle on Monday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "The initial hope is it’s not too serious. But tomorrow will be telling," Rapoport adds. This doesn't have the look of a serious injury, but CMC owners might not be getting much sleep tonight. We'll pass along an update as soon as we get one.
Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey has left their game at Tampa Bay with an ankle injury. He is questionable to return.
Update: McCaffrey did not return.
Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (back) isn't listed on the final Week 6 injury report. He didn't practice on Wednesday, but HC Ron Rivera said that giving CMC Wednesdays off will be the norm going forward. He put in full workouts on Thursday and Friday. Expect McCaffrey to play his usual workhorse role in London on Sunday morning.
Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey missed Wednesday's practice and was listed on the injury report with a back. He was sidelined late in last week's win over the Jaguars with what was reported as cramps, but it looks like there might be more to it. We'll get another update on CMC tomorrow. RB Reggie Bonnafon is his handcuff.
The Panthers announced that TE Greg Olsen re-broke his right foot and is considered "month-to-month," although he surprisingly isn't having surgery. Olsen missed 9 total games with the same injury last year -- 8 to start and then 1 more after aggravating the issue. Expect him to be out at least that long this time around. Olsen is droppable in redraft leagues. His absence leaves 4th-round rookie Ian Thomas as Carolina's primary pass-catching TE. The Indiana product boasts a 91st percentile SPARQ score and posted a 3-37-1 line this preseason. He's worth an add in TE-premium leagues like the FFPC. WR Devin Funchess and RB Christian McCaffrey should also see more targets with Olsen sidelined.
Panthers TE Greg Olsen told reporters after Sunday's win over the Bills that he has a broken foot. We should get a timetable for his return sometime over the next 24 hours, but Olsen figures to be sidelined upwards of 8 weeks. He's a candidate for IR-designated-to-return. The injury strips Carolina of its most reliable pass-catcher. Olsen has posted 77+ catches and 1,000+ yards in 3 straight seasons. And he hasn't missed a game since his 2007 rookie year. Ed Dickson will step in as the Panthers' starting TE but won't be much of a fantasy option. Most of Olsen's target figure to go to Kelvin Benjamin, Christian McCaffrey and Devin Funchess.
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