Fantasy Injury updates: the latest news on Christian McCaffrey, James Robinson, Elijah Mitchell affecting Week 9


Only a handful of notable running backs are “questionable” heading into Week 9, but considering it’s Christian McCaffrey, James Robinson and Elijah Mitchell, then you better believe fantasy football owners are catching on. We have the latest injury updates on these playing time decisions before you initiate them, feel them, and will continue to update this article until the official active / inactive reports are released on Sunday.

For more information on injured WRs in the early afternoon, including Lamb CeeDee, Amari Cooper, Rashod Bateman, and more, come here; for updates on the pass receiver in the late afternoon, George kittle, DeAndre Hopkins, and Deebo Samuel, Click here; for the latest on struggling quarterbacks Sam darnold, Kyler murray, and Tua Tagovailoa, Click here; For him Weather report for week 9, Click here. For the latest fantasy news, follow us on Twitter @ SN_Fantasy.

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We also have injury updates on “questionable” players in primetime games, including AJ Brown (Click here), David montgomery (Click here), and Ben roethlisberger (Click here).

Will Christian McCaffrey play Week 9?

McCaffrey (calf) was activated from IR on saturday, but his status for Sunday’s game against New England is still up in the air. Carolina will officially decide when he will be active after he goes through the pregame warm-ups.

If McCaffrey plays, he may not see a full complement of carries, but he’s still hard to seat him in fantasy leagues. However, the Chuba Hubbard would be the most suitable for your bench, as you would probably only see a handful of touches. If McCaffrey is out, start Hubbard as a low-end RB2.

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Will James Robinson play Week 9?

Robinson (heel) managed to get into limited practice on Friday and it’s officially “questionable” for Sunday’s game against the bills.

Even if Robinson is active, it seems likely that he will see fewer touches than usual against Buffalo’s top-tier defense. Still, it will be difficult to sit down given how well he has played this year, so his owners could be encouraging him to be inactive. If he’s out, Carlos Hyde will start in his place and a flexible spot will pay off simply based on volume and garbage time potential.

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Will Elijah Mitchell play Week 9?

Mitchell (ribs) did limited internships on Thursday and Friday, although he wore a non-contact T-shirt both days. It seems truly “questionable” for Sunday afternoon’s game against Arizona.

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If Mitchell is active, he should still see his fair share of touches and deserve at least one flexible spot. If he’s out, JaMycal Hasty and Trey Sermon will split RB’s duties, and it’s possible Jeff Wilson Jr. (knee) is also active and gets a few touches as well. It will be difficult to trust anyone, especially against a solid defense.

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