Report: Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) has shot to play Week 8

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey isn’t expected to play Sunday against the Saints -- the fifth game he’s missed since a high ankle sprain in Week 2, sources tell me and Mike Garafolo. He’s close, but they’re staying cautious with a Thursday night game vs. Atlanta up next.

Related players: Mike Davis

Fantasy Impact: 

Garafolo added that two games in five days would be a stretch for CMC just returning from the high ankle sprain, so it looks like he will sit out Sunday vs. the Saints and then possibly return Week 8 on Thursday night hosting the Falcons. Davis will again get the workload in Week 7.

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