All clear for Week 14

McCaffrey (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Brock Purdy is set to make his first career NFL start with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) most likely done for the regular season and playoffs, but San Francisco should have all of its other key skill-position players available Sunday save for McCaffrey's top backup, Elijah Mitchell (knee), who remains on injured reserve. With Mitchell moving to IR ahead of last week's game against the Dolphins, the 49ers relied even more heavily on McCaffrey than usual, as the 26-year-old played 81 percent of the snaps on offense in the 33-17 win and turned his 25 touches into 146 yards and a touchdown. Since McCaffrey's lingering knee issue isn't deemed significant enough for him to take a designation into the weekend, he should be in store for another high-volume role Sunday.

The FootClan
Love the show? Join our community!
Join the FootClan

More San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Football News

Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo

QB | SF

Super Bowl return still possible

Garoppolo (foot) has already been ruled out for Sunday's NFC Championship Game, but the quarterback left the possibility open of returning for the Super Bowl if the 49ers advance, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo

QB | SF

Not returning Sunday

Garoppolo (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's NFC Championship Game at Philadelphia, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Deebo Samuel

Deebo Samuel

WR | SF

Clear to play Sunday

Samuel (ankle) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's NFC Championship Game at Philadelphia, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Ready for Sunday

McCaffrey (calf) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Elijah Mitchell

Elijah Mitchell

RB | SF

Not on field Friday

Mitchell (groin) wasn't spotted during the media-access portion of Friday's practice, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Expects to play Sunday

McCaffrey (calf), who didn't practice Thursday, told Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area that there's "zero" chance that he doesn't play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia.

Deebo Samuel

Deebo Samuel

WR | SF

Another limited practice

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Samuel (ankle) will be limited at Thursday's practice, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.