Christian McCaffrey

RB · San Francisco 49ers

Height 5'11" Weight 205
DOB 1996-06-07 Age 27.3
College Stanford

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 2 (Tier 1) · ADP (12-team PPR): 1.03, 3rd

Fantasy Advice

Great player, great system, but I have a hard time looking past 10 missed games in 2021, and 9 missed games in 2020. These weren't from two different injuries, but five. Plus, we don't even know who his QB is going to be this season given the uncertain recovery of Brock Purdy, or uncertain recovery and readiness of Trey Lance, or ... Sam Darnold? Look long and hard at adding a stud WR ahead of assuming the risk of CMC.

Position Rankings

Tier 1
1Bijan Robinson, ATL1121.61.08
2Christian McCaffrey, SF927.31.0318.1
3Austin Ekeler, LAC528.31.0519.1
4Saquon Barkley, NYG1326.62.0115.8
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • 49ers Extend Kyle Shanahan, John Lynch

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    Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch have now signed their second round of extensions with the 49ers. The team’s power brokers, who arrived in 2017, finalized new deals Friday. This comes three years after the pair received their initial extensions. At the time, Lynch was signed through 2024 and Shanahan through 2025. The duo is now […]

    Sep 23 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers Nick Bosa George Kittle Christian McCaffrey Brock Purdy Deebo Samuel
  • Christian McCaffrey Scores Touchdown In 12th Straight Game

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey tied Jerry Rice's all-time 49ers record by scoring a touchdown for the 12th straight game in Thursday night's dominant win against the New York Giants. McCaffrey, 27, finished the night with 85 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. He also caught all five of his targets for 34 yards receiving. In a juicy matchup against a New York defense that had struggled to stop the run, McCaffrey was his usual self, combining elusiveness with power. His fantasy day was limited by head coach Kyle Shanahan keeping his promise to get other running backs involved, though his 23 touches matched last week's. He has plenty of time to rest up before an October 1 date at home against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Sep 22 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Primed For Big Night Against Giants

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey is likely to find running room when the team hosts the New York Giants in their home opener Thursday night. In Week 2, McCaffrey rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries with three receptions on three targets for 19 yards. His workload remained heavy, getting 23 touches after handling 25 the previous week, while backups Elijah Mitchell and Jordan Mason combined for zero snaps. Head coach Kyle Shanahan later admitted that he has to do a better job getting those two involved so fantasy managers shouldn't expect McCaffrey's complete domination of the backfield moving forward, especially this week on short rest. McCaffrey lines up against a Giants' defense that is last in the league in points allowed per game and most of that vulnerability has been against the run. They gave up 153 yards rushing to Arizona last week and are tied for second-to-last in the NFL in yards per carry, allowing 5.2 YPC to date. A slight reduction in snaps aside, CMC has plenty of juice to remain a high-end RB1 against the porous Giants' defense.

    Sep 20 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Gashes Rams Defense In Los Angeles

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey had another productive day in Sunday's 30-23 win against the Rams in Los Angeles. McCaffrey had 20 carries for 116 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown. He also caught all three of his targets for 19 yards receiving. Similar to Week 1, a large portion of his production came on one long run. This week McCaffrey ripped off a 51-yard scamper down the sideline to close the first quarter before being forced out of bounds. It's a credit to the scrappy Rams defense that they were able to limit the damage thereafter and avoid one of McCaffrey's patented monster games. In terms of usage, CMC had San Francisco's running back touches on absolute lock in this one, as no other back had even a single carry or target. McCaffrey will look to continue justifying his early first-round ADP on Thursday night when the 49ers host a vulnerable New York Giants defense in San Francisco's home opener.

    Sep 17 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey had a classic CMC performance in the team's Week 1 win at the Pittsburgh Steelers. McCaffrey rushed for 152 yards on 22 carries, including a 65-yard touchdown run, and chipped in three receptions on five targets for 17 yards. In Week 2, he'll travel to Los Angeles to face Aaron Donald and the Rams in Los Angeles. Despite the presence of Donald, Los Angeles' defense has much to prove as a unit and sets up McCaffrey for another productive day. While McCaffrey will remain one of the NFL's few true bell cows, the 49ers may wisely give backup running back Elijah Mitchell more of the work going forward, as giving McCaffrey 25 touches every week is asking for trouble. Regardless, any slight reduction in usage won't keep McCaffrey from being a high-end RB1 in a smash spot on Sunday.

    Sep 15 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Offseason In Review: San Francisco 49ers

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    The 49ers have managed to field top-flight rosters — outside of the quarterback position — over the past two seasons. That talent, along with Kyle Shanahan‘s play-calling acumen, powered San Francisco to consecutive NFC championship games. Neither going the 49ers’ way applies some pressure for the otherwise well-built team to come up with a viable […]

    Sep 9 · Pro Football Rumors Offseason 49ers Brandon Aiyuk Brandon Allen Arik Armstead Robert Beal Ronnie Bell Nick Bosa Sam Darnold Ross Dwelley Clelin Ferrell Tashaun Gipson Kevin Givens Robbie Gould Jalen Graham Dre Greenlaw Javon Hargrave Talanoa Hufanga Kerry Hyder Drake Jackson Kyle Juszczyk Javon Kinlaw George Kittle Trey Lance Cameron Latu Deommodore Lenoir Darrell Luter Jr. Jordan Matthews Christian McCaffrey Jake Moody Isaiah Oliver Taybor Pepper Brock Purdy Deebo Samuel Jason Verrett Charvarius Ward Fred Warner Brayden Willis Dee Winters
  • Elijah Mitchell To Spell Christian McCaffrey In Season Opener

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell enters Week 1 at the Pittsburgh Steelers as the clear No. 2 to starter Christian McCaffrey. In 2022, Mitchell ran for 279 yards and two touchdowns during an injury-riddled season. He did not play at all in the preseason and should be healthy and fresh. Mitchell is a quality back and should be rostered in most formats in case of an injury to McCaffrey. Against Pittsburgh, Mitchell may be playable as an RB4 or flex in the deepest leagues but is better left on the bench in all others.

    Sep 8 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Among The Best Options In Season Opener

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey will look to begin justifying his top 3 ADP in fantasy drafts this fall in Week 1 at the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2022, McCaffrey racked up 1,139 yards rushing with eight touchdowns. He also had 741 yards and five touchdowns on 85 receptions. Always a dual threat out of the backfield, McCaffrey should produce early and often even against a healthy and improved Pittsburgh defense. It remains to be seen how San Francisco manages McCaffrey's workload this year as they try to keep him healthy. Sunday's game may act as a bellwether in that regard. The 49ers have another competent back in Elijah Mitchell, who is sure to frustrate McCaffrey fantasy managers occasionally. Regardless, McCaffrey is a weekly no-brainer RB1 for the foreseeable future.

    Sep 8 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey's Ceiling Still Incredibly High

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey has already gone for 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in a season before, and ESPN's Dan Graziano wouldn't be surprised if he does it again in 2023. McCaffrey was 259 receiving yards short of accomplishing the feat a second time in 2022, even after being traded to San Fran midseason. The 27-year-old knows the offense so much better this year, and the Niners expect him to go off as a result. However, the 49ers will still take CMC off the field more than the Panthers did and use Elijah Mitchell and/or Tyrion Davis-Price in certain spots to avoid overworking him. But if healthy, McCaffrey's efficiency should make him the No. 1 overall fantasy back, at least in PPR leagues.

    Sep 2 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • 49ers To Take Cautious Approach With Christian McCaffrey

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    According to ESPN NFL reporter Nick Wagoner, the 49ers will take things slow with running back Christian McCaffrey moving into the season. The veteran didn't participate in team drills on Wednesday. However, head coach Kyle Shanahan said it was "just how it was scheduled." Without question, McCaffrey will be one of the top running backs taken in fantasy drafts. But he has had trouble staying healthy over the years, which will remain a concern. That said, anyone adding McCaffrey heading into the 2023-24 campaign should consider picking up Elijah Mitchell, who appears to have a lock on the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.

    Jul 26 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Latest On RB Coalition

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    Last night, a group of the NFL’s veteran running backs got together on a Zoom call organized by Chargers rusher Austin Ekeler. There was a reportedly strong turnout of NFL-talent for a meeting that ultimately gained little ground. Mike Florio of NBC Sports was able to provide some details on what transpired during the meeting. […]

    Jul 24 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Browns Chargers Titans Saints 49ers Saquon Barkley Nick Chubb Austin Ekeler Derrick Henry Alvin Kamara Christian McCaffrey
  • Running Back Stats



    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@PITW 30-724.425885.339.727221526.91153175.700
    2@LARW 30-2321.0657100.040.423201165.80133196.300
    3NYGW 30-1220.4----2318854.72155346.800

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 65, 14


    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1CLEL 24-2613.7184381.128.31510333.30154246.000
    2@NYGL 16-1914.865391.434.520151026.80054266.500
    3NOW 22-1412.5164980.347.529251084.3204273.500
    4ARIL 16-2621.394586.532.7178273.38099819.010
    5SFL 15-3719.9105985.537.72614543.861127507.100
    6@LARL 10-2419.333886.447.72113695.310878912.700
    7KCL 23-447.2342227.812.7108384.750222412.000
    8@LARW 31-1430.924381.152.82818945.22198556.910
    10LACW 22-1615.7114664.828.22014382.71164399.800
    11@ARIW 38-1014.1133865.524.1147395.57077679.600
    12NOW 13-06.9394462.924.31711322.91064174.300
    13MIAW 33-1724.616982.132.12717663.8801088010.010
    14TBW 35-728.324469.827.017141198.501323417.010
    15@SEAW 21-1322.855789.153.134261084.15186305.000
    16WASW 37-2012.8143975.032.71715463.07122126.000
    17@LVW 37-3428.325785.141.828191216.371967212.000
    18ARIW 38-1315.473048.421.01310454.500333411.310
    WCSEAW 41-2320.6-4873.826.217151197.93022178.510
    DPDALW 19-1214.7-4466.727.31810353.50186223.700
    CC@PHIL 7-3118.6-4597.843.52015845.60144225.500

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 34
    Rushing: 1, 19, 1, 2, 38, 1, 1, 14, 2, 23
    Receiving: 13, 9, 3, 27, 21, 3


    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1NYJW 19-1423.215789.146.93021984.67099899.900
    2NOW 26-722.235471.139.53024723.001656513.000
    3@HOUW 24-95.0422230.112.397314.4302294.500
    4@DALL 28-360.0---------------
    5PHIL 18-210.0---------------
    9NEL 6-2412.6162949.232.21914523.710545413.500
    10@ARIW 34-1021.154458.730.72313957.3101010666.600
    11WASL 21-2721.444690.235.31810595.90087608.610
    12@MIAL 10-333.5482036.420.01110353.500100-00
    15@BUFL 14-310.0---------------

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 11
    Receiving: 27


    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1LVL 30-3426.926597.040.32723964.172433812.700
    2@TBL 17-3122.864764.431.52318593.28254297.300
    9@KCL 31-3331.825971.133.72818693.8311010797.910

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 6, 3, 1, 7, 1
    Receiving: 9

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