Posted: 10/16/2021 5:40 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey on Saturday, Oct. 16, was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: Yet more bad news for McCaffrey's fantasy GMs as the running back will now miss at least three additional games, bringing his total to five missed contests in 2021 and another nine-touch, six-point PPR game in which he was injured. Long-term health question marks also will now be asked of CMac after he's logged only five full games since the start of 2020 with various injuries. Definitely explore a reasonable trade if McCaffrey is languishing in your IR slot and you need to win now, particularly in re-draft leagues.
Posted: 10/15/2021 6:14 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) did not practice for a second consecutive day Friday, Oct. 15, and has been ruled out for Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: It is still unknown if McCaffrey had a setback or if the Panthers are just exercising extreme caution and giving him extra time to rehab so he can be a full-go for Week 7. Either way, Chuba Hubbard will get the nod again in Week 6 and is now shaping as a low-end RB1 option with bye weeks starting and all of the injuries to running backs around the league.
Posted: 10/14/2021 7:28 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) officially did not practice Thursday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: It is anyone's guess if the Panthers are just being overly careful with their stud running back, but a DNP after four consecutive limited practices over the last two weeks is not ideal. At this point, fantasy managers should probably plan on being without him this week against the Minnesota Vikings unless he can get a full practice in on Friday. Chuba Hubbard handled the bulk of the workload in Week 5 and would be a high-end RB2 option if McCaffrey sits out Week 6.
Posted: 10/14/2021 5:39 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) was not seen Thursday, Oct. 14, during the team's open portion of practice.
Huddle Up: Yikes, certainly not a initial positive development after McCaffrey had at least logged limited work in the team's previous four practices. We should get some more clarity on his Thursday status soon.
Posted: 10/13/2021 8:18 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: McCaffrey is expected to be a game-time decision this week, so fantasy players should monitor his practice participation during the week. He is a must-start option when active, but players should have a backup plan ready in case he misses another game.
Posted: 10/11/2021 4:20 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) has optimism leading into Week 6 as head coach Matt Rhule said he's hopeful McCaffrey plays this week.
Huddle Up: It seems much to do about nothing because Rhule was hopeful he'd play last week. What's likely to happen when Run CMC returns is a timeshare. Chuba Hubbard rushed 24 times for 101 yards and caught five balls for 33 yards. He has proven himself and will likely remain at least a flex option the rest of the season. McCaffrey is still an RB1, but his fragility will likely keep a handcuff like Hubbard tied to him for the foreseeable future.
Posted: 10/10/2021 3:46 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) will not play in Week 5's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: McCaffrey had been listed as doubtful on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. Chuba Hubbard is expected to receive the bulk of the carries for Carolina this afternoon and can be viewed as an RB2 or flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/08/2021 11:23 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 8, but is listed as doubtful for Week 5.
Huddle Up: McCaffrey is making progress in his recovery, but it seems the Panthers are not ready to have him active at this point. Chuba Hubbard will receive another start if McCaffrey sits out and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option.
Posted: 10/08/2021 5:40 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to head coach Matt Rhule.
Huddle Up: It's a great sign for his future availability that McCaffrey was limited in practice all week, but it looks as though Rhule is making the right call here by giving his stud running back one more week to heal up. Chuba Hubbard is expected to get the starting nod against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that has been pounded by opposing running backs in each of the last two games. With Carolina likely facing a more positive game script than it did in Week 4, Hubbard could deliver a solid RB2 effort this time around.
Posted: 10/07/2021 8:24 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 7.
Huddle Up: McCaffrey appears to be on track to play in the Week 5 game, but fantasy players will know more in the next day or two. He is a must-start option in all leagues if he is active for the game.