Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) placed on IR, will miss at least 3 weeks

The Panthers placed RB Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve Wednesday with a high ankle sprain.

Fantasy Impact: 

Injured reserve is not as scary as it normally sounds with it only requiring the player to sit out three games this season, but this report puts a damper on McCaffrey's optimism from yesterday when he said he would beat his 4-6 week timetable. Mike Davis should take over the majority of the backfield work in Carolina, although the odds of him replicating McCaffrey's production are slim. McCaffrey will be eligible to return Week 6, but we will have to wait for additional reports to know whether he will be ready to play immediately when eligible.

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