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Christian McCaffrey placed on IR with ankle injury, out for rest of season

The Carolina Panthers have placed running back Christian McCaffrey on IR with an ankle injury, ending his 2021 season (per Ian Rapoport)

Fantasy Impact: The Panthers are entering their bye so we won’t know what their backfield will look like until Week 14. However, one could assume Chuba Hubbard will return to his starting role with CMC sidelined. While starting, Hubbard averaged 20.4 touches and 83.4 yards per game. The Panthers also have the most difficult run defense schedule rest of the year. Hubbard is worth adding based just on volume alone, but he’s not a top priority this week.