The Panthers want to run the ball more effectively. Does that mean RB Chuba Hubbard is in store for a big Week 7? We think so.
Panthers rookie RB Chuba Hubbard (with some help from fellow rookie Shi Smith) reached the end zone for the first time in his NFL career.
Will miss the next three games The #Panthers placed Christian McCaffrey on Injured Reserve, knocking him out three games. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter) FF Today's Take: McCaffrey (hamstring) was originally injured in Week 3 and will now miss the next three games. In his absence, Chuba Hubbard will continue to work as Carolina's lead back and be weekly RB2 with the Vikings, Giants and Falcons on the upcoming schedule.
The Panthers have placed RB Christian McCaffrey on IR. He had already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings. This move means he'll miss at least 2 more beyond that with the hamstring injury that knocked him out of the Week 3 win at Houston. Rookie Chuba Hubbard should be the lead back this week against Minnesota and for upside matchups at the Giants and Falcons the next 2 weeks. We'll see whether McCaffrey is ready to return for the Week 9 game against New England.
Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) is out for this weekend's game vs. the Vikings. It looks like he suffered a setback this week after missing practice on Thursday and Friday, but we'll look for further updates on his status. RB Chuba Hubbard gets another start on Sunday. He tallied 13 carries and 2 targets in negative game script in Week 4 and 24 carries and 6 targets with more positive script last week.