Data as of January 13, 2023.
|1||Home||Las Vegas Raiders|
|2||Away||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|3||Away||Los Angeles Chargers|
|7||Away||New Orleans Saints|
|9||Away||Kansas City Chiefs|
|10||Home||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|15||Away||Green Bay Packers|
|17||Home||New Orleans Saints|
McCaffrey (knee) doesn't have a designation for Saturday's wild-card game against the Seahawks, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: McCaffrey endured some practice limitations this week due to lingering knee soreness, but as has been the case for the previous six weeks, he won't carry a designation into game day. During that six-game stretch, he's been the engine that drives the 49ers offense, turning 128 touches into 767 yards from scrimmage and seven TDs.
January 12, 2023 2:20 PM EST
Thomas caught 21 of 30 targets for 197 yards while playing all 17 games in the 2022 season.
Analysis: Thomas filled his usual blocking role while sharing the tight-end targets alongside Tommy Tremble for a second straight year. While Thomas' production over the past four seasons hasn't changed much, he notably hasn't scored since 2020. Despite the possibility of a new coaching staff and starting quarterback in 2023, it's hard to envision Thomas' value shifting significantly.
January 11, 2023 5:57 PM EST
Tremble caught 19 of 32 targets for 174 yards and three touchdowns while playing all 17 games in the 2022 season.
Analysis: Tremble's receiving output closely resembled that of his 2021 rookie campaign, although he totaled one more touchdown this term. In an underwhelming offense alongside fellow tight end Ian Thomas, Tremble's upside was restricted. While a potential change in the coaching staff and starting quarterback this offseason could offer Tremble a new situation in 2023, it's also possible Carolina adds a more dynamic tight end to go with Tremble and Thomas, leaving the former third-rounder's stock in question for the time being.
January 11, 2023 5:53 PM EST
Smith caught 22 of 41 targets for 296 yards and two touchdowns while playing all 17 games in the 2022 season.
Analysis: Smith also handled punt-return duties, gaining 143 yards on his 23 attempts. Although he temporarily found himself in the dog house after fumbling in a Week 11 loss, Smith profiled as the Panthers' third wideout for most of the campaign. While that marked a promotion from his rookie season -- when he caught just six passes -- the team struggled in the passing game. Going into his third year, Smith will hope to maintain his role, but with a potentially new coaching staff and quarterback combination in Carolina, it wouldn't be surprising if he needs to climb from a depth role all over again.
January 11, 2023 5:47 PM EST
McCaffrey (knee) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday.
Analysis: McCaffrey has been dealing with a sore knee since a Week 12 win against the Saints, but a mild ankle sprain also impacted his practice reps last week. While he's ditched the latter health concern this week, the knee issue has forced back-to-back capped sessions to begin prep for Saturday's wild-card matchup with the Seahawks. McCaffrey has ditched a designation ahead of each of the previous six contests, something that he'll aim to do upon the release of Thursday's injury report. During the aforementioned six-game stretch, he's been running on all cylinders, racking up 767 yards from scrimmage and seven TDs on 128 touches.
January 11, 2023 4:59 PM EST