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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: 25

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 CAR 16 219 1,098 5.0 7 124 107 867 8.1 6 274.5 17.2
2019 CAR 16 287 1,387 4.8 15 142 116 1,005 8.7 4 353.2 22.1
2020 CAR 3 59 225 3.8 5 19 17 149 8.8 1 73.4 24.5
2021 CAR 7 99 442 4.5 1 41 37 343 9.3 1 90.5 12.9
2021 (Projected) CAR   259 1,167 4.5 12   89 738 8.3 5 292.5  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
Go ahead and mark it down. McCaffrey will be the No.1 pick this year in every fantasy league in every format. And why not? He had over 500 total rushes for just under 2,500 yards and 22 TD in 2018 and 2019 combined and added 223 catches for 1,872 yards and another 10 receiving TD in the same span before injuries ravaged his 2020 campaign.

"Workhorse" doesn't even begin to tell the story when it comes to McCaffrey. He averaged over 330 total touches per season in three healthy seasons before last Fall, and new OC Joe Brady has plans to put an even bigger load on him moving forward. Just look at what he did with his star back in the one game he had him healthy last season - he was on the field for an incredible 97% of the offensive snaps with a 23% target share against the Raiders in Week 1. Those are big numbers, and it's reasonable to expect that Brady and HC Matt Ruhle will lean heavily on McCaffrey early as new QB Sam Darnold re-develops his game.

It all sounds great, as long as McCaffrey is healthy, and that's the big question. Was last year a fluke, or the first signs of decline at one of the most physically demanding jobs in sports? The concern is that it wasn't one bad season-ending injury, it was a succession of ailments. It was an ankle, and a shoulder, and a quad. It was three very different, very significant injuries that kept him out of 13 games.

Whether you're talking fantasy football or the real McCoy (or the Real McCaffrey as it were), the best ability is availability. When he's on the field, he's a tough runner, a versatile receiver, and a constant threat in the red zone. If he's healthy, he will get his. But fantasy owners who take on McCaffrey need to have a serious plan in place for if and when he isn't.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Christian McCaffrey
RB2RB2 Chuba Hubbard
RB3RB3 Ameer Abdullah
RB4RB4 Giovanni Ricci
Panthers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Christian McCaffrey out for the season
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Nov 29, 1:46 pm

Carolina Panthers
The #Panthers have placed RB Christian McCaffrey on Injured Reserve. Out for the season. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Sigh. McCaffrey is another top running back that isn't going to make it through the season. According to reports, his ankle injury was significant enough not to allow a return this year but he should be ready to go for 2022. We've seen Chuba Hubbard in the lead role already this season and know what to expect. We should also Ameer Abdullah get mixed in as well. Carolina has a bye in Week 13.


Injury Darnold a gametime decision, McCaffrey activated from IR
Gametime decision for both
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Nov 6, 4:01 pm

Carolina Panthers
Sam Darnold has cleared the concussion protocol, but is still dealing with a shoulder issue. Will be a game-time decision. Panthers activating Christian McCaffrey from IR, team announces. (Joe Person on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like McCaffrey is going to give it a go tomorrow but how much he plays is anybody's guess. Head coach Matt Rhule suggested earlier in the week that McCaffrey would be limited if he does play. Both QB and RB will go through warmups before a determination is made on their status. Fantasy owners of both need to pay attention to Sunday morning news.


Injury Sam Darnold battling concussion, shoulder injury
Listed as Questionable
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 5, 1:13 pm

Carolina Panthers
So, here is what I got out of the Matt Rhule press conference: Christian McCaffrey has a good chance to play but we will be limited on his snap count. Quarterback Sam Darnold might be active, but as a backup because his shoulder is much of an issue as his concussion. (Steve Reed on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Darnold still needs to clear concussion protocol but even if he does, his shoulder injury might keep him as the No.2 quarterback this week with P.J. Walker getting the start. McCaffrey needs to be activated on Saturday in order to play. With the Panthers and Patriots playing early, we should get some clarification from Adam Schefter late Saturday night or Sunday morning on both players.



2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NYJ W 19-14 21 98 4.7 0 9 9 89 9.9 0 18.7
2 NO W 26-7 24 72 3.0 1 6 5 65 13.0 0 19.7
3 at HOU W 24-9 7 31 4.4 0 2 2 9 4.5 0 4.0
9 NE L 6-24 14 52 3.7 0 5 4 54 13.5 0 10.6
10 at ARI W 34-10 13 95 7.3 0 10 10 66 6.6 0 16.1
11 WAS L 21-27 10 59 5.9 0 8 7 60 8.6 1 17.9
12 at MIA L 10-33 10 35 3.5 0 1 0 0 - 0 3.5

2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 LV L 30-34 23 96 4.2 2 4 3 38 12.7 0 25.4
2 at TB L 17-31 18 59 3.3 2 5 4 29 7.3 0 20.8
9 at KC L 31-33 18 69 3.8 1 10 10 82 8.2 1 27.1

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 LAR L 27-30 19 128 6.7 2 11 10 81 8.1 0 32.9
2 TB L 14-20 16 37 2.3 0 6 2 16 8.0 0 5.3
3 at ARI W 38-20 24 153 6.4 1 4 3 35 11.7 0 24.8
4 at HOU W 16-10 27 93 3.4 1 10 10 86 8.6 0 23.9
5 JAC W 34-27 19 176 9.3 2 8 6 61 10.2 1 41.7
6 at TB W 37-26 22 31 1.4 1 5 4 26 6.5 1 17.7
8 at SF L 13-51 14 117 8.4 1 5 4 38 9.5 0 21.5
9 TEN W 30-20 24 146 6.1 2 3 3 20 6.7 1 34.6
10 at GB L 16-24 20 108 5.4 1 7 6 33 5.5 0 20.1
11 ATL L 3-29 14 70 5.0 0 14 11 121 11.0 0 19.1
12 at NO L 31-34 22 64 2.9 1 9 9 69 7.7 1 25.3
13 WAS L 21-29 14 44 3.1 0 13 7 58 8.3 0 10.2
14 at ATL L 20-40 11 53 4.8 0 12 11 82 7.5 0 13.5
15 SEA L 24-30 19 87 4.6 2 10 8 88 11.0 0 29.5
16 at IND L 6-38 13 54 4.2 0 15 15 119 7.9 0 17.3
17 NO L 10-42 9 26 2.9 1 10 7 72 10.3 0 15.8

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