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 Stats > Christian McCaffrey  
 
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 17 244 1,139 4.7 8 107 85 741 8.7 5 266.0 15.6
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 Elijah Mitchell
RB3RB3 Tyrion Davis-Price
RB4RB4 Jordan Mason
RB5FB1 Kyle Juszczyk
49ers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Elijah Mitchell questionable with groin injury
McCaffrey not on injury report
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jan 27, 4:01 pm

San Francisco
#49ers game status report for for NFC Championship Game vs. Eagles: Christian McCaffrey is not on the injury report and will play (as he said himself on Thursday) OUT QB Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) QUESTIONABLE RB Elijah Mitchell (groin) CB Ambry Thomas (ankle) (Jennifer Lee Chan on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: McCaffrey was dealing with a calf issue last week but appears to be good to go for San Francisco's NFC Championship game against the Eagles. Deebo Samuel (ankle) is also absent from the report. Mitchell's status remains up in the air as he was limited on Friday. We'll have a better idea of his true status on Sunday.


Injury CMC working through some calf discomfort
Expects to play in NFC Championship
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jan 23, 6:10 pm

San Francisco
Not only was it difficult for Christian McCaffrey to find room to operate against the Dallas Cowboys’ fast and aggressive defense, he was dealing with a bothersome calf condition. McCaffrey played 44 of the 49ers’ 66 offensive snaps, and spent periods of time on the sideline in the second half with Elijah Mitchell taking over for the other 22 snaps. McCaffrey confirmed the calf discomfort and expressed optimism he will be ready for the 49ers’ NFC Championship Game matchup against the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. “Nothing bad, all good,” McCaffrey said. (Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It is worth noting that HC Kyle Shanahan told reporters Monday that McCaffrey and Mitchell (groin) are day-to-day. Mitchell has benefited from how often the 49ers are playing with the lead during their 12-game winning streak and handled more work than most thought was possible in the wake of the McCaffrey trade, but that workload could be put to the test against the Eagles this weekend. If CMC is a full-go for Philadelphia, he should be on the field for roughly 75 percent of the snaps.


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.



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
14 TB W 35-7 14 119 8.5 1 3 2 34 17.0 1 27.3
15 at SEA W 21-13 26 108 4.2 1 8 6 30 5.0 0 19.8
16 WAS W 37-20 15 46 3.1 1 2 2 12 6.0 0 11.8
17 at LV W 37-34 19 121 6.4 1 9 6 72 12.0 0 25.3
18 ARI W 38-13 10 45 4.5 0 3 3 34 11.3 1 13.9
WC SEA W 41-23 15 119 7.9 0 2 2 17 8.5 1 19.6
DP DAL W 19-12 10 35 3.5 1 8 6 22 3.7 0 11.7
CC at PHI L 7-31 15 84 5.6 1 4 4 22 5.5 0 16.6
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

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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