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Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey dealing with new quad injury

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey dealing with new quad injury

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Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey was limited in practice Wednesday because of a new quad injury. Panthers head coach Matt Rhule told the team's official website that McCaffrey injured the quad last week while working out on his own during the team's bye. The coach said it "tightened up" in Wednesday's practice. Advertisement "We'll get him treatment and see if we can get him better," Rhule said. "I know how badly Christian wants to play. I know how badly Christian wants to help the Panthers win. I feel bad for him just like I would anybody if they're banged up." Rhule's update comes two days after he said McCaffrey was on target to return this weekend from a shoulder ailment that forced the tailback to miss the last three games. Rhule said the Panthe...
Fantasy football: McCaffrey, Cook top Week 1 running back rankings

Fantasy football: McCaffrey, Cook top Week 1 running back rankings

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Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Josh Jacobs, Ezekiel Elliott and Derrick Henry top my Week 1 fantasy football running back rankings for 2020. Saquon Barkley, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Austin Ekeler, Joe Mixon and Alvin Kamara round out my top 10 options for Week 1. Advertisement Plenty of other running backs with great matchups this week are available outside of the elite names. Try to find a player who will get a lot of carriers, targets in the passing game or goal line work and has a good Week 1 matchup. Jacobs, Edwards-Helaire, David Johnson, Marlon Mack, James White and Tarik Cohen are among my favorite starts this week. TOP SHELF Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is the focal point of his team's offense. The second-year workhorse had 1,316 yards from scrimma...