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Running Back, Carolina Panthers

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Draft: 2017 Round 1 (8)
College: Stanford
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 202 DOB: 1996-06-07 Age: 22
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#15 4 2.08

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 CAR 16 117 435 3.7 2 113 80 651 8.1 5 150.6 9.4
2018 (Projected) CAR   163 637 3.9 4   78 613 7.9 4 173.0  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
Christian McCaffrey's finish as the RB16 is somewhat impressive when you consider he was 39th among RBs in carries and the third in rushing attempts on his own team. McCaffrey had six weeks with at least 10 fantasy points, but he also had three weeks under 5 points. Because of his lack of consistent rush attempts, his scoring was almost completely tied to his receiving workload and after leading all running backs in targets and his role defined, that value is likely sustainable.

One of the obstacles for McCaffrey was Jonathan Stewart who handled 198 carries in his 15 games. And much to the delight of McCaffrey fans, he left the team in the offseason, but much to the dismay of McCaffrey fans, the team replaced him with a more capable, C.J. Anderson, who will almost certainly take a large portion of the early-down work.

McCaffrey's value changes noticeably by scoring style. In standard scoring leagues, he's a mid-RB2 who you can expect 9 to 10 points from each week. In PPR, he's a low-end RB1, RB9 in 2017, with a higher ceiling because of his 7 targets per week. His price is probably best suited as the RB15 and if he improves as a runner and/or increases his share of the carries, he'll likely outperform his ADP.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Christian McCaffrey
RB2RB2 C.J. Anderson
RB3RB3 Cameron Artis-Payne
RB4RB4 Alex Armah
RB5RB5 Elijah Hood
RB6RB6 Kenjon Barner
RB7RB7 Fozzy Whittaker
Panthers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
More work in passing game for McCaffrey?
Beat writer predicts carries may not "go up by much"
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 16, 6:20 pm

Carolina Panthers
Christian McCaffrey’s ability as a receiver was a tool the Panthers relied on heavily during his rookie season. He caught 80 passes for 651 yards and five touchdowns. In Norv Turner’s offense, McCaffrey might see those numbers rise. McCaffrey’s carries won’t go up by much, but he’ll have 900 receiving yards this season. (The Charlotte Observer)

FFToday's Take: To be fair, the last sentence was a bold prediction. Nevertheless, it's notable anyone covering the team believes McCaffrey will see more work in the passing game after he caught 80 passes on 117 targets as a rookie and the team added a first-round pick at receiver in D.J. Moore. Greg Olsen will be back from injury as well. If McCaffery finishes around 150 carries and 90 catches, he will almost certainly return first-round value in most leagues.


McCaffrey poised for 25-30 touches per game?
OC Norv Turner believe heavy workload is "realistic"
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 2, 7:25 pm

Carolina Panthers
New Panthers OC Norv Turner agrees it is realistic for RB Christian McCaffrey to get 25-30 touches a game, more than double what he had as a rookie last year. (ESPN - David Newton)

FFToday's Take: Nothing gets owners lathered up more than hearing their runner could see 25-30 touches a game. The words coaches tend to leave out when making such claims is "up to." What statements like this usually suggest is that the back has earned his play-caller's seal of approval as a workhorse. Despite Turner's claims, owners should be happy if McCaffrey gets right around 200 carries to go along with about 100 targets. Such numbers would likely make him a top 10 fantasy back in all formats.



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at SF W 23-3 13 47 3.6 0 7 5 38 7.6 0 8.5
2 BUF W 9-3 8 10 1.3 0 5 4 34 8.5 0 4.4
3 NO L 13-34 4 16 4.0 0 11 9 101 11.2 0 11.7
4 at NE W 33-30 6 16 2.7 0 6 4 33 8.3 0 4.9
5 at DET W 27-24 3 7 2.3 0 7 5 31 6.2 1 9.8
6 PHI L 23-28 4 8 2.0 0 14 10 56 5.6 1 12.4
7 at CHI L 3-17 7 10 1.4 0 9 7 36 5.1 0 4.6
8 at TB W 17-3 4 3 0.8 0 7 5 49 9.8 0 5.2
9 ATL W 20-17 15 66 4.4 1 6 5 28 5.6 0 15.4
10 MIA W 45-21 5 23 4.6 1 7 3 27 9.0 1 17.0
12 at NYJ W 35-27 7 62 8.9 0 5 2 35 17.5 0 9.7
13 at NO L 21-31 6 16 2.7 0 6 5 33 6.6 1 10.9
14 MIN W 31-24 8 35 4.4 0 4 3 18 6.0 0 5.3
15 GB W 31-24 12 63 5.3 0 7 6 73 12.2 1 19.6
16 TB W 22-19 9 39 4.3 0 4 2 19 9.5 0 5.8
17 at ATL L 10-22 6 14 2.3 0 8 5 40 8.0 0 5.4
WC at NO L 26-31 6 16 2.7 0 8 6 101 16.8 1 17.7
WC = Wild-Card

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