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Fantasy Harm Updates: Newest information on Christian McCaffrey & Elijah Mitchell affecting Week 5 RB rankings


Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell missed final week, and their respective availabilites for Week 5 are in query. Each will probably be “questionable” for his or her matchups, however each have an opportunity to make their returns to your fantasy lineups. We’ll dive into the newest damage updates and focus on how Week 5 RB rankings could also be affected.

For the newest on banged-up QBs Jimmy Garoppolo and Teddy Bridgewater, click on right here; for updates on RBs David Montgomery, Joe Mixon, and Tony Jones Jr., go right here; for information on ailing pass-catchers Logan Thomas, Will Fuller, and DJ Chark, click on right here. For all the newest fantasy information, observe us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.

WEEK 5 WAIVERS: High pickups

Christian McCaffrey damage replace

As anticipated McCaffrey (hamstring) missed the Panthers’ Week 4 recreation in Dallas, however there’s an opportunity he returns in Week 5 to play the Eagles. That is nice information for McCaffrey house owners, however you do need to hope the Panthers will not rush him again earlier than he is prepared. Hamstring accidents can linger, and this isn’t a participant to take that threat with. It is nonetheless anticipated McCaffrey sits out Week 5.

Like final week, Chuba Hubbard would begin for Carolina if CMC is out. It was disappointing to see Hubbard lose passing-game work to Rodney Smith, and we will not view him as greater than a low-end RB2. He is ranked on the RB21 in customary and RB25 in PPR. McCaffrey will as soon as once more be a top-five play on the place if wholesome.

Quarterback | Working again | Large receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Elijah Mitchell damage replace

Mitchell (shoulder) was inactive for the second straight recreation final week, however Kyle Shanahan is hopeful he can follow and not using a non-contact jersey this week. If their want comes true, it’ll probably imply Mitchell will swimsuit up in opposition to the Cardinals. You’d need to assume the 49ers will attempt to preserve this recreation on the bottom as a lot as they’ll. Trey Lance may get his first profession begin, and it could be good to restrict Kyler Murray’s possessions. That mentioned, Mitchell ought to be in line for loads of work if he can go this week.

Quarterback | Working again | Large receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

It appears like Trey Sermon is the one different again that can get any type of workload in his absence, and he ought to be an element even when Mitchell comes again. Nonetheless, we nonetheless determine Mitchell to be the lead again in SF, and we like him on the RB26 in customary and RB28 in PPR. If he is out in Week 5, Sermon might be ranked equally.


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