College: Stanford | 3 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 205 lbs
Birth Date: 6/7/1996
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 7
Probable - Back
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
McCaffrey got a chance to be the lead back for the Panthers last season and excelled in that role, finishing first overall in fantasy running back scoring. He had a monster season, nearly topping 1,000 yards both rushing and receiving. McCaffrey had 1,965 total yards, 13 touchdowns and 107 receptions. McCaffrey had 11 games with 20-plus fantasy points. He was the most consistent fantasy back in the game. McCaffrey should hold a similar role this season. He is a matchup nightmare for the opposition. McCaffrey has great moves in space and is a very tough tackle in the open field. He does lack a little size to be an ideal three-down back, but that didn't seem to hold him back last year. McCaffrey has great hands and runs top routes for a running back, playing more like a seasoned receiver when getting a chance to catch the ball.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: McCaffrey has been a top-10 fantasy back each of his first two seasons in the NFL. He is the real deal and solid top-three fantasy back. All his consistent work in the passing game sets him apart from other fantasy backs. You can really make a case to take him first overall. Last season wasn't a fluke for McCaffrey. He can have similar success this year, getting around 2,000 total yards, double-digit scores and 100 receptions.
In 2018, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey became just the third player in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards, while also catching 100 passes. He finished Top 6 in rushing with 1,098 yards, and Top 8 in receptions with 107, which was also an NFL single-season record. At just 22 years old, and entering his third year in the league, the Stanford product has developed into one of the leagues elite playmakers. His quarterback Cam Newton is working his way back from his second shoulder surgery, so McCaffrey will again have to be the main focal point of the offense, and he could very well push for the rare 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in 2019. Carolina has shown commitment to using CMC in the red zone (11 of his 13 touchdowns, in 2018, came from inside the 20 yard line), so he wont be cheated of opportunities. While the Panthers drafted running back Jordan Scarlett from Florida and re-signed Cameron Artis-Payne, neither of them will take time away from McCaffrey, as long as he is healthy. At an ADP of 4, McCaffrey deserves discussion as the number one overall pick, especially in PPR leagues. However, he finished top three in all league formats last season, and will once again be in a position to dominate the fantasy landscape.
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Carolina's RB Christian McCaffrey averaged a brutal 1.4 yards per carry on 22 attempts in Sunday's game in Tampa Bay. He did score one touchdown in the win.
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey recorded just 57 total yards against Tampa Bay on Sunday, but still managed to find the end zone twice in Week 6. While McCaffrey was stuffed by the Buccaneers Defense by rushing for an abysmal 31 yards on 22 attempts, he offset his shoddy numbers with a touchdown run late in the first quarter, while acquiring his second off of a 25-yard pass from Kyle Allen. With the team heading into a bye, the potential MVP will look to keep it going in Week 8 against the 49ers.
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed for 31 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6. He also caught four passes for 26 yards and one touchdown during the game.
Fantasy Spin: McCaffrey did not post a lot of yards this week but was still able to find the end zone twice. He is one of the top fantasy players in the NFL and should be a starting option no matter the opponent.
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.
Fantasy Spin: McCaffrey has been one of the best fantasy players in the NFL this season and will continue to receive a lot of touches each game. He is a must-start option no matter the opponent.
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (back) is not listed on the final injury report for Week 6 against the Buccaneers in London. McCaffrey didn't practice on Wednesday, but the team said it'll be a normal occurrence moving forward in order to give the star running back some rest during the week. McCaffrey leads the NFL in touches by a wide margin and is the most valuable fantasy back in the NFL as things stand now. As long as he's playing, he's a must-start for lineups. McCaffrey has been carrying fantasy teams and the Panthers all year long.
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (back) wasn't listed on the injury report Friday, Oct. 11, and he'll be good to go for Week 6.
Fantasy Spin: CMC is one of the best players in fantasy. He has a tough matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he is a must-start universally.
Carolina Panthers DB Natrell Jamerson (foot), OT Greg Little (concussion), DE/LB Christian Miller (ankle), QB Cam Newton (foot) and OG Trai Turner (ankle) did not participate in practice for a second straight day Thursday, Oct. 10. S Eric Reid (ankle) and LB Shaq Thompson (ankle) were upgraded to limited participation. DE/LB Mario Addison (rest), DE/LB Brian Burns (wrist), CB Donte Jackson (groin), TE Chris Manhertz (concussion), RB Christian McCaffrey (back) and DT Gerald McCoy (knee) each were full participants in practice Thursday.
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (back) fully practiced Thursday, Oct. 10.
Fantasy Spin: We'll monitor the situation over the next few days, but it's looking like fantasy's No. 1 back will be good to go Sunday morning in London.
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said that running back Christian McCaffrey (back) is fully expected to practice on Friday and play on Sunday in London against the Buccaneers. Rivera also said a Wednesday off day to rest will be the new normal for the stud running back. McCaffrey should be in all fantasy lineups this weekend across the pond, but his heavy workload -- he leads the NFL in touches by a wide margin -- means that the Panthers will be rightfully giving him rest days during practice the rest of the way. If you're looking to handcuff him, Reggie Bonnafon is your man.
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (back) is fully expected to practice Friday, Oct. 11, and play in Week 6, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Fantasy Spin: It's a tough matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have limited the position the last three weeks. However, McCaffrey could be the best player in fantasy right now and should be started universally.
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (back) is a little sore, but he's fine, according to head coach Ron Rivera. McCaffrey will be sitting out of practice on Wednesdays as Rivera said: 'that's the new norm.'
Fantasy Spin: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been stingy to RBs the last three weeks, but CMC is a must-start in all formats.
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (back) did not participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Fantasy Spin: McCaffrey likely will return to practice later in the week and should play in Week 6. He has been one of the best players in fantasy football this season and is a must-start option in all leagues.
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (back) did not practice on Wednesday. It's worth watching, as McCaffrey left the game late in the Week 5 win over the Jaguars with cramping. Rookie Reggie Bonnafon entered and ran for 80 yards and a touchdown. He's McCaffrey's top handcuff and is worth picking up this week if you own Carolina's best player. McCaffrey is one of the most valuable fantasy players, if not the most, in all of football. The Panthers run their offense through him. As long as he's able to go in London in Week 6 against the Buccaneers, McCaffrey will be a no-brainer must-start.
Carolina Panthers' RB Christian McCaffrey scored an astounding 47.70 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 5 win against the Jaguars. McCaffrey ran for 176 yards and caught six passes for 61 yards with three touchdowns.
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed 19 times for 176 yards and two touchdowns in Week 5 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he added six grabs for 61 yards and a score on nine targets.
Fantasy Spin: McCaffrey just does it all, and there is an argument that could be easily made he is the No. 1 player in fantasy if drafts were going on today. The Panthers will battle the Buccaneers in Week 6 in London.
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey had his best game of the season on Sunday, finishing with three touchdowns against Jacksonville. McCaffrey found the end zone twice in the first quarter before breaking away for his final score of the day off of an 84-yard run early in the second half. The Jaguars Defense had no answer for the 23-year-old as he had 176 yards on 19 attempts while accumulating another 61 yards as a receiver. He will look to keep it going in London in Week 6 against Tampa Bay, with the Buccaneers Defense holding him to his only scoreless game in 2019.
Panthers' RB Christian McCaffrey ran for 176 yards on 19 carries with two touchdowns in Sunday's win against the Jaguars.
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey has logged at least 175 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown in three of the first four games this season, joining retired RB Jim Brown as the only players in league history to accomplish the feat.
Fantasy Spin: McCaffrey rarely leaves the field, and his massive workload and versatility give him a chance to be the top fantasy back on a weekly basis.
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey may have his toughest matchup to date on Sunday against an efficient Jaguars Defense. Jacksonville is currently ranked in the top-10 at stopping the run, allowing less than 100 yards per game this season. However, to McCaffrey's credit, the Jags have only seen one top-10 back on the year when Jacksonville welcomed Derrick Henry and the Titans to TIAA Bank Field, with the four-year veteran rushing for 44 yards and a touchdown on 17 attempts. McCaffrey is far more talented, obviously, so that shouldn't scare anyone looking to roster him in DFS contests in Week 5. As far as season-long fantasy matchups are concerned, he is a must-start, as usual.
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (non-injury) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report for Week 5.
Fantasy Spin: McCaffrey will receive plenty of touches in the running and passing game this week and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.