2020 Fantasy Rankings
Overall # 1 · RB # 1 (Tier 1)
ADP (12-team PPR): 1.01, 1st
Panthers
Depth

Christian McCaffrey

RB, Carolina Panthers

Height 5'11" Weight 202 DOB 1996-06-07 Age 24
College Stanford

Season Projections
Updated Sep 7
Source FPts RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
RotoBaller 269.5 242 1110 4.59 - 8 116 93 865 9.3 - 4 0

2020 fantasy football projections by .

Position Rankings
Rank Name ADP1 Comment
Tier 1
1 Christian McCaffrey, CAR 1.01
2 Saquon Barkley, NYG 1.02
3 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL 1.03
Articles
  • 2020 Running Back Rankings Top 12 For Redraft
    Aug 25 · By Mike MacGregor for Draft Buddy
    Takeaway RB1 in Mike's rankings as of this date.
  • Fantasy News Last 90 Days
  • Christian McCaffrey Not Expected To Play In Week 7

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) isn't expected to play in Week 7 against the Saints, which will be the fifth game he's missed since suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 2, according to sources. The Panthers are being cautious with their star running back, but McCaffrey is getting closer to a return and he could be back next Thursday against the Falcons. Carolina still needs to activate McCaffrey from Injured Reserve, and from there fantasy managers can monitor his practice status. Continue to be patient with the All-Pro running back, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the majority of fantasy leagues. Mike Davis continues to see a heavy workload in the absence of McCaffrey, and he'll remain in RB1 territory this Sunday against the Saints.

    Oct 20 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Likely Out Until Week 8

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) will likely be out until Week 8. ESPN's David Newton reports that the All-Pro running back wasn't activated off of injured reserve this week and that he's unlikely to play in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints. Week 6 will be McCaffrey's fourth game missed- this would put him right in his original timeline of 4-6 weeks if he suits up against Atlanta in Week 8. Mike Davis will be a locked-and-loaded RB1 for as long as McCaffrey is out.

    Oct 16 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey (ankle) not practicing Wednesday

    Oct 14 · FantasyPros Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Undergoes Tests On Injured Ankle

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) is working his way back from a high ankle sprain and is set to undergo a series of tests on the injury throughout the week in an attempt to gauge his health status. McCaffrey has been sidelined since Week 2, with Mike Davis taking over full-time duties in the backfield and excelling in his own right. McCaffrey would be eligible to come off injured reserve Sunday against Chicago, but at this stage, the organization has given no inclination that would be the case. Check back for updates on when McCaffrey could return to the practice field, but upon his inclusion on the active roster, hed be an obvious must-roster player in every season-long format.

    Oct 12 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Panthers Place Christian McCaffrey On Injured Reserve

    The Carolina Panthers placed running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) on Injured Reserve on Wednesday with his high ankle sprain. The move will keep McCaffrey out for at least three weeks. The team placed a four- to six-week timeline on his return on Tuesday. Carolina wants to make sure that their star running back doesn't try to return too soon from his injury and aggravate it. Mike Davis is in line for lead-back duties in McCaffrey's absence, and he has become one of the top waiver-wire pickups heading into Week 3. Wide receiver Curtis Samuel could also see some snaps out of the backfield to help pick up the slack, beginning in Week 3 against the Chargers.

    Sep 23 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Out 4-6 Weeks

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) suffered the dreaded high ankle sprain in the Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers and is expected to miss four to six weeks. With is expected timetable, the Panthers could decide to place him on Injured Reserve, from which he can return in three weeks. This is obviously a huge blow for fantasy managers, as McCaffrey was taken first overall in the vast majority of fantasy drafts. Mike Davis, McCaffrey's backup, will be a hot pickup off the waiver wire heading into Week 3. Expect Trenton Cannon to work as his direct backup for however long McCaffrey is sidelined.

    Sep 21 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Mike Davis next man up

    Sep 21 · Dynasty League Football Panthers Mike Davis Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Scores Twice, Injures Ankle

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey carried the ball 18 times for 59 yards with two touchdowns and caught four of five targets for 29 receiving yards in a Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers. McCaffrey left the game with an ankle injury and will have an MRI on Monday, though the team is optimistic that it's not too serious. If McCaffrey is able to suit up against the Chargers, he'll obviously be in fantasy lineups. However, backups Mike Davis and Trenton Cannon would pick up the slack in the event that he's unable to play. Stay tuned for the results of his MRI.

    Sep 20 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey To Have MRI Monday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) will have an MRI to discover the severity of the ankle injury he sustained in his team's loss to the Buccaneers. McCaffrey was on the sideline and wasn't ruled out, though he never returned to the game. The team is optimistic that it's not too serious, though the MRI will be telling. Hopefully the number-one fantasy player from 2019 will be able to suit up for fantasy managers as soon as Week 3 against the Chargers. If not, backup Mike Davis would see most of the work, with Trenton Cannon and possibly even receiver Curtis Samuel factoring in for some touches.

    Sep 20 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Injures Ankle

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) was injured during Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers. His return is questionable. With Tampa heading toward its first win in decisive fashion, McCaffrey's day may be over.

    Sep 20 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey An RB1 Despite Tough Test Ahead

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey will be in every fantasy manager's lineup when he takes the field for a Week 2 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In all likelihood, McCaffrey will put up his normal, week-winning numbers. Still, this Tampa Bay run defense is one to fear. They ranked first in the league against the run in 2019, held Alvin Kamara to just 1.3 yards per carry and even bottled up McCaffrey himself in two contests last season. McCaffrey is obviously talented enough to put up RB1 numbers this week, but don't be surprised if he looks more like an RB2 against Tampa Bay.

    Sep 16 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Is A Must-Start In Week 1

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is coming off a record fantasy season last year in which he finished with the second-most fantasy points of all time. The running back is truly elite in the rushing and passing game and is the focal point of the Carolina offense. Despite the Raiders being middle-tier in terms of allowing points to opposing RBs, McCaffrey's incredible usage makes him a must-start this week and every week thereafter.

    Sep 9 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Mike Davis emerging as clear backup to Christian McCaffrey

    Aug 25 · FantasyPros Panthers Mike Davis Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Not Aiming For Another 1,000-1,000 Season

    Though he's coming off an incredible 1,000-yard rushing, 1,000-yard receiving season, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is not aiming for a repeat of that in 2020, per ESPN. Rather, he is focused on winning. New Panthers head coach Matt Rhule is also not focused on his RB getting that achievement again, but rather on the team being able to win some games. McCaffrey is coming off a historic season in which he garnered 1,387 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns, 116 receptions, 1,005 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. His accomplishment had only been done twice before in NFL history. Though another historic season potentially may not happen, McCaffrey's integral role for Carolina and splendid playmaking abilities make him the best option to draft in fantasy at No. 1 overall.

    Aug 21 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Would Take Himself First In Fantasy

    Elite Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey didn't hesitate to say his own name when it came to selecting the first pick in fantasy drafts, per ESPN. The 24-year-old's claim is backed up by an incredible 2019 season which saw him garner 1,387 rush yards, 4.8 rush yards per carry, 15 rush touchdowns, 116 receptions, 1,005 receiving yards, and four receiving touchdowns. The Panther also finished with the second most fantasy football points in the history of the game at 471 points. It should be no shock that the RB would consider himself the top pick for 2020 and with a role as the focal point of the Carolina offense, along with coming off an astounding fantasy season, there is no disputing that.

    Aug 14 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Mike Davis heading into training camp as Christian McCaffrey's backup?

    Jul 24 · FantasyPros Panthers Mike Davis Christian McCaffrey
  • Running Back
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    2017 CAR 16 150.6 758 (70.2%) 117 435 3.72 22 2 113 80 651 8.1 36 5 1
    2018 CAR 16 274.5 965 (91.3%) 219 1098 5.01 54 7 124 107 867 8.1 41 6 1
    2019 CAR 16 353.2 1056 (93.4%) 287 1387 4.83 0 15 143 116 1005 8.7 0 4 0
    2020 CAR 2 46.2 112 (80.0%) 41 155 3.78 0 4 9 7 67 9.6 0 0 0
    2020 RotoBaller 269.5 242 1110 4.59 - 8 116 93 865 9.3 - 4 0

    2020 fantasy football projections by .

    2020
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 LV L 30-34 25.4 65 (97.0%) 23 96 4.17 0 2 4 3 38 12.7 0 0 0
    2 TB L 17-31 20.8 47 (64.4%) 18 59 3.28 0 2 5 4 29 7.3 0 0 0
    2019
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 LAR L 27-30 32.9 67 (100.0%) 19 128 6.74 0 2 11 10 81 8.1 0 0 0
    2 TB L 14-20 5.3 79 (100.0%) 16 37 2.31 0 0 6 2 16 8.0 0 0 0
    3 ARI W 38-20 24.8 58 (92.1%) 24 153 6.38 0 1 4 3 35 11.7 0 0 0
    4 HOU W 16-10 23.9 68 (100.0%) 27 93 3.44 0 1 10 10 86 8.6 0 0 0
    5 JAC W 34-27 41.7 56 (86.2%) 19 176 9.26 0 2 9 6 61 10.2 0 1 0
    6 TB W 37-26 17.7 64 (97.0%) 22 31 1.41 0 1 5 4 26 6.5 0 1 0
    8 SF L 13-51 21.5 54 (78.3%) 14 117 8.36 0 1 5 4 38 9.5 0 0 0
    9 TEN W 30-20 34.6 61 (85.9%) 24 146 6.08 0 2 3 3 20 6.7 0 1 0
    10 GB L 16-24 20.1 73 (100.0%) 20 108 5.40 0 1 7 6 33 5.5 0 0 0
    11 ATL L 3-29 19.1 70 (93.3%) 14 70 5.00 0 0 14 11 121 11.0 0 0 0
    12 NO L 31-34 25.3 76 (100.0%) 22 64 2.91 0 1 9 9 69 7.7 0 1 0
    13 WAS L 21-29 10.2 74 (98.7%) 14 44 3.14 0 0 13 7 58 8.3 0 0 0
    14 ATL L 20-40 13.5 70 (98.6%) 11 53 4.82 0 0 12 11 82 7.5 0 0 0
    15 SEA L 24-30 29.5 72 (100.0%) 19 87 4.58 0 2 10 8 88 11.0 0 0 0
    16 IND L 6-38 17.3 63 (90.0%) 13 54 4.15 0 0 15 15 119 7.9 0 0 0
    17 NO L 10-42 15.8 51 (71.8%) 9 26 2.89 0 1 10 7 72 10.3 0 0 0
    2018
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 DAL W 16-8 9.5 57 (85.1%) 10 50 5.00 2 0 9 6 45 7.5 3 0 1
    2 ATL L 24-31 13.9 63 (94.0%) 8 37 4.63 2 0 15 14 102 7.3 6 0 0
    3 CIN W 31-21 19.4 67 (100.0%) 28 184 6.57 7 0 2 2 10 5.0 1 0 0
    5 NYG W 33-31 15.3 69 (97.2%) 17 58 3.41 3 0 6 5 35 7.0 2 1 0
    6 WAS L 17-23 6.6 60 (100.0%) 8 20 2.50 0 0 8 7 46 6.6 2 0 0
    7 PHI W 21-17 8.0 59 (100.0%) 7 29 4.14 2 0 6 6 51 8.5 1 0 0
    8 BAL W 36-21 17.6 64 (98.5%) 14 45 3.21 5 1 6 4 11 2.8 2 1 0
    9 TB W 42-28 27.7 61 (98.4%) 17 79 4.65 3 2 6 5 78 15.6 2 0 0
    10 PIT L 21-52 31.8 54 (94.7%) 14 77 5.50 4 1 5 5 61 12.2 2 2 0
    11 DET L 19-20 11.0 58 (100.0%) 13 53 4.08 4 0 8 6 57 9.5 1 0 0
    12 SEA L 27-30 35.7 59 (100.0%) 17 125 7.35 5 1 11 11 112 10.2 6 1 0
    13 TB L 17-24 22.1 70 (100.0%) 10 106 10.60 5 0 10 9 55 6.1 3 1 0
    14 CLE L 20-26 22.1 74 (100.0%) 16 63 3.94 3 2 7 6 38 6.3 2 0 0
    15 NO L 9-12 12.0 58 (100.0%) 15 53 3.53 2 0 11 8 67 8.4 3 0 0
    16 ATL L 10-24 17.8 82 (90.1%) 21 101 4.81 5 0 13 12 77 6.4 4 0 0
    17 NO W 33-14 4.0 10 (13.9%) 4 18 4.50 2 0 1 1 22 22.0 1 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 50
    Rushing: 11, 3, 1, 1, 1, 4, 1
    Receiving: 18, 6, 20, 25, 2, 8

    2017
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 SF W 23-3 8.5 47 (70.1%) 13 47 3.62 3 0 7 5 38 7.6 2 0 1
    2 BUF W 9-3 4.4 44 (63.8%) 8 10 1.25 0 0 5 4 34 8.5 3 0 0
    3 NO L 13-34 11.7 41 (69.5%) 4 16 4.00 2 0 11 9 101 11.2 4 0 0
    4 NE W 33-30 4.9 48 (76.2%) 6 16 2.67 0 0 6 4 33 8.3 3 0 0
    5 DET W 27-24 9.8 37 (56.1%) 3 7 2.33 1 0 7 5 31 6.2 1 1 0
    6 PHI L 23-28 12.4 61 (74.4%) 4 8 2.00 1 0 14 10 56 5.6 3 1 0
    7 CHI L 3-17 4.6 53 (73.6%) 7 10 1.43 1 0 9 7 36 5.1 1 0 0
    8 TB W 17-3 5.2 38 (58.5%) 4 3 0.75 1 0 7 5 49 9.8 3 0 0
    9 ATL W 20-17 15.4 53 (81.5%) 15 66 4.40 3 1 6 5 28 5.6 2 0 0
    10 MIA W 45-21 17.0 45 (58.4%) 5 23 4.60 2 1 7 3 27 9.0 2 1 0
    12 NYJ W 35-27 9.7 50 (69.4%) 7 62 8.86 1 0 5 2 35 17.5 2 0 0
    13 NO L 21-31 10.9 40 (70.2%) 6 16 2.67 0 0 6 5 33 6.6 1 1 0
    14 MIN W 31-24 5.3 43 (67.2%) 8 35 4.38 1 0 4 3 18 6.0 2 0 0
    15 GB W 31-24 19.6 53 (70.7%) 12 63 5.25 4 0 7 6 73 12.2 4 1 0
    16 TB W 22-19 5.8 53 (80.3%) 9 39 4.33 1 0 4 2 19 9.5 2 0 0
    17 ATL L 10-22 5.4 52 (85.2%) 6 14 2.33 1 0 8 5 40 8.0 1 0 0
    WC NO L 26-31 17.7 59 (79.7%) 6 16 2.67 0 0 8 6 101 16.8 4 1 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 4, 4
    Receiving: 6, 1, 2, 21, 7, 56