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Christian McCaffrey removed from final injury report for Week 18 vs. Cardinals

McCaffrey has an ankle injury. We break down the fantasy football impact.

San Francisco 49ers v Las Vegas Raiders
Running back Christian McCaffrey of the San Francisco 49ers carries the ball on a 38-yard run against linebacker Luke Masterson and defensive end Clelin Ferrell of the Las Vegas Raiders in the fourth quarter of their game at Allegiant Stadium on January 01, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 49ers defeated the Raiders 37-34 in overtime.
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The San Francisco 49ers are still in contention for the No. 1 seed in the NFC when they face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 18 of the regular season. The 49ers will just be hoping to get to the postseason healthy, and now they’re monitoring the status of star running back Christian McCaffrey. Here are the latest updates.

Christian McCaffrey injury updates

Friday, Jan. 6 update - McCaffrey was removed from the final injury report and is good to go for Sunday.

Thursday, Jan. 5 update - McCaffrey was a DNP for a second straight day, per Tracy Sandler. He was on the practice field at one point before returning to the locker room. Shanahan described his ankle injury as mild, so we’ll see what Friday brings.

Wednesday, Jan. 4 update - McCaffrey won’t practice on Wednesday, per David Lombardi. The 49ers will play to win this week, but they will likely be cautious with injured players.

Monday, Jan. 2 update - McCaffrey is considered day-to-day with an ankle sprain according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. The 49ers have already locked up a playoff spot, so they’re likely going to monitor their star’s workload even if he ultimately is cleared to play in the contest.

Fantasy football advice

If your league is operating in Week 18, McCaffrey is still an automatic lineup play if active. Jordan Mason would be in line for more touches if McCaffrey is out, as Elijah Mitchell is still working to come back from a knee injury.