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Running Back, San Francisco 49ers

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Draft: 2017 Round 1 (8)
College: Stanford
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 202 DOB: 1996-06-07 Age: 26

Season Stats
FFToday 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
2022 SF 12 160 700 4.4 4 82 66 559 8.5 3 167.9 14.0
2022 (Projected) SF   208 956 4.6 8   85 685 8.1 4 236.1  

2022 Outlook
Depth Chart
Whoever ends up playing quarterback for the Panthers is going to want a healthy Christian McCaffrey with him in the backfield. The do-it-all back has the talent to be considered the overall RB1 in fantasy drafts when at full strength, especially when you consider his skills as a receiver. However, he's played just 10 games over the last two seasons due to a litany of injuries - ankle, shoulder, thigh, hamstring, and ankle again. Carolina is expecting McCaffrey to be ready for the start of training camp, but their plan doesn't include much action. He'll have an altered (reduced) practice schedule, he won't play in any preseason games, and there has even been talk of moving him to slot receiver. He had 37 catches in just seven games in 2021, so that doesn't seem like such a bad plan, and would immediately make Sam Darnold or Baker Mayfield a better quarterback. Last year, Darnold was one of the top scoring QB's in the NFL with McCaffrey on the field. Not so much when he wasn't.

In the end, you have to decide if 2022 is McCaffrey's bounce back year, or if the stereotypical wear and tear has begun for the RB. If he's healthy, he's an RB1 in all formats.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Christian McCaffrey
RB2RB2 Jordan Mason
RB3FB1 Kyle Juszczyk
RB4RB3 Tyrion Davis-Price
RB5RB5 Elijah Mitchell
49ers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Christian McCaffrey back at practice Thursday
Missed practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Dec 1, 6:04 pm

San Francisco
Christian McCaffrey said he dodged a bullet with his knee issue, said he’ll play in full Sunday. “I feel great,” he said. (Matt Barrows on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: McCaffrey missed practice Wednesday with a knee injury but apparently is planning on playing this week against the Dolphins. Elijah Mitchell has been put on the shelf for at least the next six weeks, meaning McCaffrey should see around 20 touches in this game. We could see more of Deebo Samuel in the backfield this week as well.


CMC, Elijah Mitchell sharing the load?
HC reacts to Mitchell getting more carries in Week 10
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 14, 7:20 pm

San Francisco
Head coach Kyle Shanahan reacted to a question about the 49ers' decision to give 18 carries to Elijah Mitchell in his first game from IR versus only 14 for Christian McCaffrey in Week 10 against the Chargers. "We were hoping the carries would come out about even. That was kind of our goal before the game started. … You just never know how the game goes. Then at the end there, we were just trying to hammer it down, we were just feeling (Mitchell), so we kept him out there," Shanahan said. (49ers.com)

FFToday's Take: There seems to be a lot of panic about how involved Mitchell was Sunday night, but some context is needed here. McCaffrey handled 11 of the first 16 carries by San Francisco running backs and was plenty involved as a receiver (six targets, four catches) throughout. Fantasy managers should actually be thrilled Shanahan doesn't want to run CMC into the ground and is willing to give Mitchell more of the four-minute work. Assuming Shanahan sticks to this kind of script, CMC will remain a top-three fantasy back and Mitchell has some appeal as a strong flex option in any game the 49ers are expected to win.


Injury Deebo Samuel out for Week 9, hamstring injury
Missed practice all week
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 28, 4:37 pm

San Francisco
49ers ruled out WR Deebo Samuel for Sunday’s game vs. the Rams due to his hamstring injury. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Deebo missed practice this week and will miss Week 9. That likely means more work for Christian McCaffrey, Brandon Aiyuk and tight end George Kittle. San Francisco has a bye in Week 9 which will give Deebo two weeks to rest.


Injury Deebo Samuel day-to-day
Suffered hamstring injury in Week 7
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 24, 6:45 pm

San Francisco
Deebo Samuel day-to-day with a hamstring injury. (The Athletic - David Lombardi)

FFToday's Take: The 49ers are eyeing a Week 9 bye with a winnable game against the Rams next up on the schedule, so the team could go the safe route here if they want. In such a case, Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle would be in line to see sizable bumps in their target shares. Christian McCaffrey could also absorb the bulk of Samuel's likely workload as well with another week to process the playbook. If Samuel is cleared to play, however, he is well worth a start in fantasy and should be considered a strong WR2 option.


Panthers trade Christian McCaffrey to 49ers
Carolina receives multiple Day 2 draft picks in 2023
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Oct 20, 11:24 am

Carolina Panthers
Sources: The #Panthers are trading star RB Christian McCaffrey to the #49ers, as SF adds a major offensive weapon. Full terms: -- The #49ers get star RB Christian McCaffrey. -- The #Panthers get a 2nd round pick in 2023, a third-rounder in 2023, and a fourth-round pick in 2023. Plus, a fifth-rounder in 2024. Massive. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This is quite a haul for a running back but McCaffrey is arguably the best running back in the league. This is also a nice boost for his fantasy value but not as big as it might seem. McCaffrey is already RB4 in PPR scoring but his touchdown outlook is definitely going to increase on his new team. Jeff Wilson has lost a huge chunk of value and we'll see how much this impacts the running of Deebo Samuel. D'Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard are likely to share carries in Carolina in the wake of McCaffrey leaving.


Injury Christian McCaffrey likely to play
Thigh injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Oct 1, 11:23 pm

Carolina Panthers
Panthers’ RB Christian McCaffrey, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a thigh injury, is likely to play vs. the Cardinals, per source. McCaffrey missed two practices last week, a sign he might not be at full strength. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Not the best report for McCaffrey owners but it seems like he will be on the field in Week 4 against the Cardinals. Arizona and Carolina kickoff late in the afternoon so pay attention to morning news and inactives in the early afternoon.


Injury Panthers optimistic on Christian McCaffrey's status
Hope he will practice tomorrow
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 29, 5:03 pm

Carolina Panthers
As @RapSheet said, Panthers are optimistic about Christian McCaffrey‘s status. The hope is he’ll practice tomorrow after rehabbing quad injury all week. (Joe Person on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: "Hope" isn't a great word to hear in this situation but we'll likely get a good handle on McCaffrey's true status after practice on Friday. If McCaffrey were to miss this week, it's likely you'd see some form of committee at running back between D'Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard.


Injury Christian McCaffrey misses practice Wednesday
Quad injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 28, 2:48 pm

Carolina Panthers
Matt Rhule said it's a quad injury for Christian McCaffrey. Didn't know about it until after Saints' game. Wouldn't speculate on his status for this week. (Joe Person on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: McCaffrey did some rehab work on Wednesday. At this point it doesn't appear to be anything serious but we'll have a better idea after practice tomorrow.



2022 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 CLE L 24-26 10 33 3.3 1 4 4 24 6.0 0 11.7
2 at NYG L 16-19 15 102 6.8 0 5 4 26 6.5 0 12.8
3 NO W 22-14 25 108 4.3 0 4 2 7 3.5 0 11.5
4 ARI L 16-26 8 27 3.4 0 9 9 81 9.0 1 16.8
5 SF L 15-37 14 54 3.9 1 12 7 50 7.1 0 16.4
6 at LAR L 10-24 13 69 5.3 0 8 7 89 12.7 0 15.8
7 KC L 23-44 8 38 4.8 0 2 2 24 12.0 0 6.2
8 at LAR W 31-14 18 94 5.2 1 9 8 55 6.9 1 26.9
10 LAC W 22-16 14 38 2.7 1 6 4 39 9.8 0 13.7
11 at ARI W 38-10 7 39 5.6 0 7 7 67 9.6 0 10.6
12 NO W 13-0 11 32 2.9 0 6 4 17 4.3 0 4.9
13 MIA W 33-17 17 66 3.9 0 10 8 80 10.0 1 20.6

2021 Gamelog Stats
FFToday 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
FFToday 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

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