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Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest news on Christian McCaffrey & Elijah Mitchell affecting Week 5 RB rankings

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Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell missed final week, and their respective availabilities for Week 5 are in query. Each will seemingly 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 most recent harm updates and talk about how Week 5 RB rankings could also be affected.

For the most recent on banged-up QBs Jimmy Garoppolo and Teddy Bridgewater, click here; for updates on RBs David Montgomery, Joe Mixon, and Tony Jones Jr., go here; for news on ailing pass-catchers Logan Thomas, Will Fuller, and DJ Chark, click here; for updates on injured pass-catchers Rob Gronkowski, A.J. Brown, Julio Jones, Tee Higgins, and Sterling Shepard, go here. For all the most recent fantasy news, comply with us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.

WEEK 5 WAIVERS: Top pickups

Christian McCaffrey harm replace

As anticipated McCaffrey (hamstring) missed the Panthers’ Week 4 recreation in Dallas, however there’s a chance he returns in Week 5 to play the Eagles. That is nice news for McCaffrey house owners, however you do must 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 danger 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 standard and RB25 in PPR. McCaffrey will as soon as once more be a top-five play on the place if wholesome.

WEEK 5 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Elijah Mitchell harm replace

Mitchell (shoulder) was inactive for the second straight recreation final week, however Kyle Shanahan is hopeful he can practice without a non-contact jersey this week. If their want comes true, it’ll seemingly imply Mitchell will swimsuit up in opposition to the Cardinals. You’d must assume the 49ers will attempt to maintain this recreation on the bottom as a lot as they’ll. Trey Lance would possibly get his first profession begin, and it might be sensible to restrict Kyler Murray’s possessions. That stated, Mitchell must be in line for loads of work if he can go this week.

WEEK 5 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

It seems to be like Trey Sermon is the one different again that may get any sort of workload in his absence, and he must 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 standard and RB28 in PPR. If he is out in Week 5, Sermon can be ranked equally.

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