Christian McCaffrey

RB, San Francisco 49ers

Height 5'11" Weight 205
DOB 1996-06-07 Age 26.4
College Stanford

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 6 · RB # 2 (Tier 1)
ADP (12-team PPR): 1.02, 2nd

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 1
1Jonathan Taylor, IND1423.81.0122.2
2Christian McCaffrey, CAR1326.41.0218.2
3Austin Ekeler, LAC827.51.0321.6
4Derrick Henry, TEN628.81.0423.4
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Christian McCaffrey Dealing With Knee Irritation

    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (knee) is dealing with knee irritation and will be managed during the week. McCaffrey was dealing with knee soreness in the Week 12 win over the New Orleans Saints, when he had 11 carries for 32 yards while catching four of his six targets for 17 yards. Given the 26-year-old's extensive history with lower-body injuries, it makes sense for the Niners to play it safe with him heading into their Week 13 matchup against the Miami Dolphins this Sunday. With Elijah Mitchell (knee) out six to eight weeks, CMC could see a larger share of the backfield workload moving forward as long as his knee doesn't get in the way. Rookies Jordan Mason and Tyrion Davis-Price will battle for backup duties the rest of the way. McCaffrey remains a must-start RB1 in fantasy.

    Nov 28 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Disappoints In Week 13

    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey carried the ball 11 times for 32 yards in the Niners' 13-0 home win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 12. He also caught four passes for 17 yards. His 49 scrimmage yards is the fewest since he joined San Francisco and his fewest of the season since Week 4. He has had fewer carries each of the past two weeks than he did in his first two weeks as a starter for San Fran. Such usage might worry fantasy managers, but usually McCaffrey can make the most of limited carries. If fellow RB Elijah Mitchell, with whom he is splitting carries, misses time because of his ankle injury, CMC could have more opportunities in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins and in future weeks.

    Nov 27 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey A Must-Start RB1

    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey faces a New Orleans Saints defense that has allowed the 14th-most points to opposing fantasy RBs. While the Saints have allowed the eighth-most rushing yards to RBs, they have only allowed the eighth-fewest receiving yards. That is not ideal for CMC, as he thrives on receptions. The 26-year-old has been targeted six or more times in each of the past three games. Despite the imperfect nature of the matchup, McCaffrey is a weekly must-start in fantasy.

    Nov 24 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Gains 106 Scrimmage Yards In Win

    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey carried the ball seven times and caught seven passes to combine for 106 scrimmage yards in the Niners' 38-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football. The 26-year-old gained 39 yards on the ground on seven carries and gained 67 yards through the air. He tied Brandon Aiyuk for the team lead in routes run. McCaffrey has been targeted 22 times in his past three games as the lead-back in San Francisco, but his rushing volume has been trending downward since Week 8. Without having scored a touchdown, McCaffrey finishes Week 11 as the RB11. He'll have a shot to find the end zone in Week 12 when the Niners host the New Orleans Saints.

    Nov 22 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey An RB1 In Week 11

    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey faces the Arizona Cardinals, who boast a top 10 rushing defense, in Week 11. Arizona is allowing the ninth-fewest rushing yards per game and the twelfth-fewest per carry, while ranking as the fifth-best rush defense in PFF's grades. The Cardinals have been less successful at stopping the pass, however, and they have allowed the ninth-most receiving yards to opposing RBs. McCaffrey thrives in the passing game. He has averaged 4.7 receptions and 39.3 yards in the past three games since he joined the 49ers. The 26-year-old is a stud, and he is a must-start every game.

    Nov 18 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Struggles On The Ground

    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey had a hard time finding room to run during Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers. He rushed 14 times for 38 yards and one touchdown in the win. McCaffrey did more damage in the receiving game with four receptions on six targets for 39 yards. Surprisingly, Elijah Mitchell returned from the injured reserve and split the carries in the backfield with McCaffrey. It's uncertain if that trend will continue or if it was just because Mitchell was rushing so well on Sunday. Regardless, McCaffrey should remain a RB1 against the Arizona Cardinals next week.

    Nov 14 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey A Top-Three RB In Week 10

    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey was impressive in a Week 8 win over the Los Angeles Rams as he accounted for three touchdowns -- one passing, one rushing and one receiving. His big outing for the 49ers resulted in him setting a season-high with 40.3 fantasy points in PPR leagues. He will look to stay hot in a home matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 10. The Chargers represent a plus matchup for McCaffrey, as they are allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to the running back position in 2022. Fantasy gamers can trust McCaffrey as a top-three option heading into Week 10.

    Nov 8 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Completes Three-TD Hat Trick

    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey ran for 94 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in the Niners' blowout victory over the Los Angeles Rams. He also added a passing touchdown and a receiving touchdown, making him the first player to score TDs through all channels of the offense in one game since LaDainian Tomlinson did it in 2005. He ended the game with eight catches for 55 yards, showing he is being utilized more as a receiver than other RBs in Kyle Shanahan's offense have been. His one pass was completed to Brandon Aiyuk for a 34-yard touchdown. While McCaffrey might not be used consistently as a passer after opponents get used to the trickery, his role in the receiving game should remain consistent.

    Oct 30 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Will Have Full Workload In Week 8

    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey is likely to have an increased workload in his Week 8 road matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. In his first game as a Niner, the former Stanford alum, who joined the team just two days before game day, played only 22 snaps and had 10 touches. Niners coach Sean McVay said McCaffrey has done a good job learning the playbook. The 26-year-old looked as good as ever in a Niners uniform, finding holes and cutting. He averaged 4.75 yards per carry and took both his receptions for first downs. He should be started as an RB1 against the Rams.

    Oct 28 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Didn't Play On Third Downs In Debut

    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey didn't appear on any third downs or in the two-minute offense in his debut with the team in their Week 7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. McCaffrey had only a day and a half to learn the team's playbook after being traded from the Carolina Panthers, and the expectation is that he'll have all facets of the offense under his belt for a Week 8 contest against the Los Angeles Rams. The 26-year-old finished with eight carries for 38 yards and caught both of his targets for 24 yards. CMC will continue to share some touches with Jeff Wilson Jr., but with more playing time in San Fran moving forward, he'll remain a must-start fantasy RB1 in a much better offense.

    Oct 25 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Gains 60 Yards In Limited Role

    San Francisco 49ers newly-acquired running back Christian McCaffrey gained 60 yards from scrimmage on 10 touches in the Niners' 23-44 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. McCaffrey carried the ball eight times for 38 yards and caught two passes for 24 yards. The 26-year-old was dynamic with the ball in his hands. He worked upfield and changed directions with ease just like we've come to expect of him for years. Niners coach Kyle Shanahan signaled he was going to ease McCaffrey into the starting lineup in his first week (just three days, really) with the team, and that's what he did. Fellow 49ers RB Jeff Wilson Jr. was on the field for four more snaps than McCaffrey was, but McCaffrey had one more carry and one more target than Wilson. You can expect McCaffrey to see a larger majority of the work in Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Oct 23 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Active For 49ers Debut

    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey is officially active for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. There had been some concern that McCaffrey, who was traded from the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night, might not have enough time to learn the playbook and suit up in Week 7. However, the star running back is active and should see snaps versus the Chiefs, especially in red-zone packages. Consider him a high-end RB2 this week and a high-end RB1 going forward.

    Oct 23 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Expected To Make 49ers Debut On Sunday

    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey is expected to suit up on Sunday against the Chiefs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The 26-year-old had 393 rushing yards, 277 receiving yards, and three total touchdowns in his six games with the Panthers this season before he was traded to the Niners. It's unknown how head coach Kyle Shanahan plans on utilizing McCaffrey. At the same time, he'll likely see enough snaps in Week 7 to lower the ceiling of Jeff Wilson Jr. With that said, McCaffrey should remain a must-start despite the risk of a limited workload.

    Oct 23 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Has Good Chance To Play In Week 7

    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey has a "good chance" to play against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7. He likely won't have a huge role in the 49ers' offense, but he reportedly could be deployed near the end zone. McCaffrey fantasy managers will have to decide whether the risk is worth taking, but if he's going to be active, it's tough to bench him. Fantasy managers who are loaded at the running back spot may opt to bench him, though. Ultimately, this is a tough situation to navigate and there's a lot of risk involved with his fantasy outlook for his first game as a 49er.

    Oct 21 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Up In The Air To Play In Week 7

    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said he's not sure if running back Christian McCaffrey will make his debut for the team in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs after the team acquired him late Thursday night from the Carolina Panthers. "I'm still up in the air whether we're going to be able to get him here for Sunday or not," Shanahan said. "I know for sure he'll be here the following Sunday. But that's kind of why I'm in a wait-and-see approach right now." Shanahan doesn't anticipate talking with CMC until after Friday's practice. There's not expected to be any complications, but McCaffrey will also have to take a physical before he's allowed to play with the team. The 26-year-old will be an extremely risky play if he's active for the Niners this weekend, with Jeff Wilson Jr. likely seeing most of the work in what will probably be his last fantasy relevant week.

    Oct 21 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Appears To Have Upgrade On 49ers

    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey would make his 49ers debut with against the Kansas City Chiefs in his new home stadium if he plays in Week 7. The late Thursday night trade between the Panthers and 49ers lands the No. 4 fantasy RB in a much more productive offense. It looks like an upgrade for the 26-year-old. The 49ers run the ball on 47.2% of their plays versus 38.2% for the Panthers. McCaffrey has gotten over 20% of the targets in the Panthers' passing game, but the 49ers have more productive receivers, so McCaffrey might see some drop off in his receiving work. But he could make up for it with increased efficiency and more touchdowns. McCaffrey should remain an RB1 going forward, but it's hard to predict how much involvement he will have in Week 7 given that he joined the team two days before Sunday's game.

    Oct 21 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Traded To The 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers acquired Pro Bowl running back Christian McCaffrey from the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night in exchange for undisclosed draft picks, according to sources. McCaffrey will return to the Bay Area, where he played at Stanford in college. McCaffrey will take over as the lead back in San Francisco, basically rendering Jeff Wilson Jr. useless for fantasy purposes moving forward. CMC will join a better offense and should become more attractive in fantasy. He entered Week 7 as the No. 4 RB in half-point PPR leagues with 85 carries for 393 yards and two touchdowns while adding 33 catches for 277 yards and another score. Back in Carolina, D'Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard should split backfield duties for a rebuilding Panthers team.

    Oct 20 · Source via Panthers 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Bills Remain Interested In Christian McCaffrey; Latest On Panthers RB

    Christian McCaffrey trade buzz cropped up during the limited Deshaun Watson sweepstakes last October and again in March, but the All-Pro running back’s market went quiet in the months leading up to this season. That has not been the case this time, with the latest batch of trade rumors persisting for a longer period. Although […]

    Oct 19 · Pro Football Rumors Bills Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Rams, 49ers Implicated In Christian McCaffrey's Trade Market

    The Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers have been implicated in Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey's trade market. The Panthers were open to dealing McCaffrey in the offseason, according to sources with multiple teams, so a move now wouldn't be a big surprise. He's available under the right terms, but it'll likely take a first-round pick or more. The Panthers restructured McCaffrey's contract in March, pushing his base salary to around the minimum. It means a team acquiring McCaffrey would owe him a prorated version of $1.12 million this year. His contract becomes more complicated in 2023, but if a team is looking for a one-year rental to spark a championship offense, CMC might be a perfect fit. Through six games this year, McCaffrey has 85 carries for 393 yards and two touchdowns while adding 33 receptions for 277 yards and another score.

    Oct 18 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Panthers Seeking First-Rounder Or Two-Pick Haul For Christian McCaffrey?

    Christian McCaffrey‘s name continues to come up in trade rumors, and the Panthers might be moving off their spring ask of a first-round pick and change. While Carolina is shooting for a first-rounder for the former All-Pro running back, the team is also entertaining offers headlined by a Day 2 pick, Jonathan Jones of CBS […]

    Oct 18 · Pro Football Rumors Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Panthers Want Multiple First Round Picks For Christian McCaffrey

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is reportedly on the trade block. The organization has decided to go into rebuild mode and are listening to offers on their superstar back. However, the Panthers want multiple first-round picks in exchange for their prime trade assets, which includes McCaffrey. The oft-injured McCaffrey is a stud when healthy, but keeping him on the field has been a nearly impossible task. It's hard to imagine any team giving up multiple first rounders for McCaffrey right now. Possibly, the Panthers will lower their asking price. Otherwise, it's likely that McCaffrey remains in Carolina for awhile.

    Oct 16 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Could Be Traded

    The Carolina Panthers are reportedly listening to trade offers for running back Christian McCaffrey. Unsurprisingly, Carolina is receiving considerable interest from other teams in the former All-Pro. A deal is not guaranteed to be completed ahead of the league's November 1st trade deadline, however. The Panthers, despite recently firing head coach Matt Rhule, are not having a fire sale and will reject any proposals they do not consider to be serious. McCaffrey has been one of the most productive backs in the NFL when healthy, and it is unlikely he is traded for anything less than a package including early-round draft capital or multiple picks.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Still A Must-Start In Tough Matchup

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey scored over 20 PPR fantasy points last week and will look to keep it going against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 6. The Rams have been the most difficult matchup for opposing running backs so far this season, and with PJ Walker set to start at quarterback for Carolina, there is certainly cause for concern. The Panthers offense already struggled mightily with Baker Mayfield (ankle) under center, so the situation shouldn't be much worse for McCaffrey. In Walker's lone start of 2021, McCaffrey saw 10 targets and totaled 161 yards from scrimmage. The former All-Pro will be heavily utilized and should be started as a top-10 fantasy option this week.

    Oct 14 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Panthers Not Looking To Trade Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore, Brian Burns

    Early in the fallout from Matt Rhule‘s firing, reports emerged pointing the Panthers to a potential firesale. A day later, a Carolina potential trade-block flood seems less likely. The Panthers are not actively shopping Christian McCaffrey, according to The Athletic’s Jeff Howe (subscription required). Multiple reports indicated the former All-Pro running back would be a […]

    Oct 11 · Pro Football Rumors Panthers Brian Burns Christian McCaffrey DJ Moore
  • Panthers Haven't Had Trade Talks About Christian McCaffrey

    The Carolina Panthers haven't had trade talks about running back Christian McCaffrey with the Buffalo Bills or any other team this season, according to sources. The Panthers already paid most of his $8.6 million salary via a bonus. Every NFL team will be working the phones over the next few weeks, but nothing is currently in the works with McCaffrey. It's possible that changes now that Carolina has already fired head coach Matt Rhule, but for now, CMC isn't going anywhere. The 26-year-old oft-injured RB has managed to stay healthy through the first five games of 2022 and has been solid for fantasy managers, carrying the ball 72 times for 324 yards and two touchdowns while adding 26 catches (35 targets) for an additional 188 yards and a score.

    Oct 10 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey The Lone Bright Spot For Panthers

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey handled 14 rushing attempts for 54 yards and a touchdown along with seven receptions for 50 yards on 12 targets in a Week 5 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. McCaffrey continues to be the only reliable fantasy producer in Carolina's struggling offense. He has totaled over 100 yards from scrimmage in four straight contests and the 12 targets he earned on Sunday were a season high. Whether or not the Panthers make any coaching or quarterback changes in the coming weeks, McCaffrey will remain a top fantasy RB1. A matchup with the Los Angeles Rams is on tap for Week 6.

    Oct 9 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Remains A Top Option In Week 5

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is coming off his best fantasy performance of 2022 and will look to keep the momentum going in a Week 5 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Although he was ineffective on the ground, McCaffrey posted season-highs in targets, receptions, and receiving yards while finding the end zone in Week 4. Expectations should be tempered a bit this week as the 49ers have allowed the second-fewest PPR fantasy points per game to opposing running backs this season. Regardless, McCaffrey is playing almost every snap and is seeing all of the valuable touches out of the backfield for Carolina. He should be started in all formats as a top-10 fantasy RB this week.

    Oct 7 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey A Trade Candidate?

    The Panthers are off to a slow start, and Baker Mayfield ranks last (by a considerable margin) in QBR exiting Week 4. Rumors of Matt Rhule‘s Carolina exit continue to swirl. Christian McCaffrey‘s name is now coming up in trade rumors again. The former All-Pro running back should be monitored ahead of the trade deadline, […]

    Oct 4 · Pro Football Rumors Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Totals 108 Yards, Scores In Week 4 Defeat

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey handled eight rushing attempts for 27 yards and hauled in all nine of his targets for 81 receiving yards and a touchdown in a Week 4 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. McCaffrey was questionable to suit up with a thigh injury but did not appear to be limited as backup D'Onta Foreman only saw one carry. This was also, by far, the most McCaffrey had been targeted in a game so far this season and he scored on an impressive snag in the fourth quarter. With the Panthers' offense struggling, game scripts should continue to be positive for CMC's utilization in the passing attack. A matchup with the San Francisco 49ers is on tap for Week 5 and McCaffrey will continue to rank as a high-end fantasy RB1.

    Oct 2 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Active In Week 4

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (thigh) is officially active for Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals. He missed two days of practice and was listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game. Evidently, he felt well enough during pregame warmups to play. The 26-year-old has totaled 243 rushing yards, 57 receiving yards, and one touchdown while ranking as the RB12 in fantasy football. He should continue to be started in all leagues.

    Oct 2 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Will Go Through Pregame Warmups

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (thigh) is currently listed as questionable heading into the Week 4 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. However, it sounds like the team wants McCaffrey to go through his pregame warmups. The team wants to see McCaffrey out on the field before they make their final decision. All signs are pointing to McCaffrey being active, but fantasy managers will have to wait and see. He will be a must-start, assuming he's active. The Cardinals do have a strong run defense, but McCaffrey remains one of the best backs in the league when healthy.

    Oct 2 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Likely To Suit Up In Week 4

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (thigh) is expected to play in Week 4 against Arizona, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter. The veteran missed a few practices throughout the week before logging a limited session on Friday, so it appeared he was at least trending in the right direction. McCaffrey has played in all three of the Panthers' games this season, accumulating 243 yards and a touchdown off 50 carries while catching 10 passes for 57 yards. Fantasy managers should navigate this situation carefully, especially since McCaffrey's official designation won't be revealed until after Sunday's first set of games commence. However, if he gets the green light, he's a must-start despite a semi-challenging matchup versus an adequate Cardinals run-stopping unit.

    Oct 2 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Listed As Questionable

    The Carolina Panthers are listing running back Christian McCaffrey (thigh) as questionable to play in Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals due to his quadriceps injury. McCaffrey's injury woes continue, although he will reportedly give it a shot on Sunday. The 26-year-old missed the first two practices of the week before returning to a limited session on Friday, which at least gives him a chance to play this weekend. However, the fact that the Panthers play in the later slate of games on Sunday will make him an even riskier proposition in case you leave him in your starting lineup and he's ruled out. If CMC isn't allowed to play, the Panthers will likely split the backfield duties between D'Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard.

    Sep 30 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Spotted At Friday's Practice

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (thigh) is participating in the start of Friday's practice. He did not practice the last two days due to a thigh injury but will practice in some fashion on Friday. The 26-year-old is trending in the right direction towards suiting up for Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals. He has rushed for 243 yards on 50 attempts and a touchdown while catching 10 passes for 57 yards over three games in 2022. CMC is expected to play and is a must-start against a Cardinals defense that ranks 30th in rush DVOA this season.

    Sep 30 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Panthers' McCaffrey status vs. Cards in question

    Christian McCaffrey has been dealing with a quad injury in practice, leaving his status for Sunday's game in question.

    Sep 30 · ESPN Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Optimism That Christian McCaffrey Plays In Week 4

    There is optimism that Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (thigh) plays in Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals despite the fact that he has missed two practices this week with a thigh injury. McCaffrey has kept the injury close to the vest, but barring a setback, he should be OK for Sunday's game. The oft-injured 26-year-old has played in all three weeks so far this year, but this new thigh issue is concerning for fantasy managers. A return to practice on Friday would ease everyone's mind heading into the weekend, but there's a good chance he'll still be listed as questionable. If CMC is active, he'll be a must-start in fantasy. If he doesn't play, the Panthers will likely use some combination of D'Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard in the backfield.

    Sep 29 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Not Practicing On Thursday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (thigh) was held out of practice for the second straight day on Thursday after he popped up on the injury report this week with a thigh injury. McCaffrey has missed 23 of his past 36 games going back to the 2020 season, so fantasy managers should likely prepare for the worst this week. His participation in Friday's practice will be a better indication of his status for Sunday, so check back in to see if he gets in at least a limited session. If he isn't able to suit up against the Cardinals, Chuba Hubbard and D'Onta Foreman would likely split backfield touches. Both could have some FLEX upside in deeper leagues if this is the case.

    Sep 29 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Misses Practice With A Thigh Injury

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (thigh) missed Wednesday's practice. The superstar running back has dealt with injuries the past several years, missing 23 of the past 36 games because of various injuries. Despite his long list of injuries, fantasy players shouldn't be concerned about McCaffrey's availability for the Week 4 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. The veteran running back has popped on the injury report a few times this season but hasn't missed any games. However, fantasy players should explore potential replacement options if McCaffrey misses practice again on Thursday and Friday.

    Sep 28 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Has 115 Scrimmage Yards In Week 3 Win

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey handled 25 carries for 108 yards and turned four targets into two receptions for seven yards in a Week 3 victory over the New Orleans Saints. McCaffrey has now rushed for over 100 yards in two straight games but his production as a receiver has been down compared to years past. He may not be a fantasy league-winner this year unless the Panthers' offense can improve in the coming weeks, but CMC still looks great with the ball in his hands. He should continue to be fired up as a high-end RB1 in all formats.

    Sep 25 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Off The Week 3 Injury Report

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle), who dealt with some ankle stiffness earlier in the week, has been removed from the Week 3 injury report and will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. McCaffrey was limited in practice on Thursday, but he should be fine for this weekend's action. The 26-year-old oft-injured back played 91 percent of the offensive snaps in the Week 2 loss to the New York Giants and ran for 102 yards on 15 carries, adding 26 yards on four receptions. He'll face a Saints D that has allowed 136.5 rushing yards per game through two contests so far in 2022. As long as he's active, CMC will continue to be a must-start RB1 for fantasy managers.

    Sep 23 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Added To Injury Report

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) was able to get in a limited practice session on Thursday. The stud back has been added to the injury report in two of the first three weeks of the season. At this point, fantasy managers should be used to McCaffrey being on the injury report. It sounds like he's still dealing with some stiffness in his ankle, but is expected to play in Week 3. McCaffrey is a strong RB1, assuming he's able to suit up against the New Orleans Saints. Fantasy managers will have to check back again on Friday.

    Sep 22 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Totals 128 Yards In Week 2 Loss

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey turned 15 rushing attempts into 102 yards and five targets into four receptions for 26 yards in a Week 2 loss to the New York Giants. Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said earlier in the week that the team needed to get McCaffrey more involved, and subsequently, he saw five more touches this week than he did in the season opener. He was also much more effective on the ground in this one, averaging 6.8 yards per carry. Although his touchdown upside may be limited by the Panthers' offensive struggles, McCaffrey has both the talent and utilization to remain a high-end RB1 for fantasy.

    Sep 18 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Should Bounce Back In Week 2

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey found the end zone in Week 1 but did not have the monstrous fantasy performance that we've come to expect from him when healthy. He has a great opportunity to get things going in Week 2 against the New York Giants, who allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing running backs in 2021. Panthers offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo also said following last week's game that the team must get CMC more involved. Dynamic on the ground and through the air, McCaffrey is a game script-proof workhorse running back and must be started as a top-five play at the position.

    Sep 16 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Panthers Want To Get Christian McCaffrey More Involved

    Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said that running back Christian McCaffrey is a special and unique player and that "we've got to get the ball in his hands." McCaffrey played 81 percent of the offensive snaps in the Week 1 loss to the Cleveland Browns, carrying the ball 10 times for 33 yards and a touchdown and adding four catches on five targets for 24 additional yards. The 26-year-old oft-injured running back had just five touches in the first half. His touchdown saved an otherwise quiet day, so his fantasy managers will certainly be hoping that he gets more involved in a Week 2 matchup against the New York Giants. Despite the lackluster season-opening performance, McCaffrey is a must-start RB1 as long as he's healthy.

    Sep 15 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Scores In Week 1 Loss

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey handled 10 carries for 33 yards and a touchdown, adding four receptions for 24 yards on four targets in a Week 1 loss to the Cleveland Browns. It was a modest performance for McCaffrey, but he still managed to finish second on the team in receptions and saw all of the targets out of the backfield. Fantasy managers should have no concerns continuing to roll him out as a high-end RB1, especially in a Week 2 matchup with the New York Giants.

    Sep 11 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Off The Week 1 Injury Report

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shin) is off the injury report and is good to go for the team's Week 1 matchup with the Cleveland Browns. McCaffrey suffered a laceration from a cleat in practice and popped up on the team's injury report on Thursday, but was a full participant in practice. Fantasy managers can breathe a sigh of relief after hearing about his prior injury designation, as the 26-year-old has struggled to stay on the field since the 2020 season. The dual threat is an elite option this week and should be started in all fantasy lineups.

    Sep 9 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey On The Week 1 Injury Report

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shin) was added to the Week 1 injury report with a shin injury on Thursday, but he was a full participant in practice. Fantasy managers are already cringing seeing McCaffrey on the first injury report of the season, but thankfully this injury is unlikely to keep him sidelined for the regular season opener this Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Apparently CMC suffered a cut on his shin from a cleat, so it's nothing to worry about. The 26-year-old has struggled to stay healthy the last two seasons, but if he's on the field, he has as much upside as any back in the league. As long as he's active against Cleveland this weekend, he should be in all starting fantasy lineups.

    Sep 8 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2017CAR16190.611.975870.221.314.41174353.722113806518.151
    2018CAR16328.020.596591.332.521.521910985.0171241078678.161
    2019CAR16411.225.7105693.438.227.028713874.831514311610058.740
    2020CAR381.527.217176.735.026.0592243.80519171468.610
    2021CAR7109.015.627259.930.820.0994424.46141373439.310
    2022CAR|SF11176.316.048071.932.319.61436344.43472584798.320

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1CLEL 24-2613.74381.126.41410333.30144246.000
    2@NYGL 16-1914.85391.434.520151026.80054266.500
    3NOW 22-1412.54980.347.529251084.3204273.500
    4ARIL 16-2621.34586.532.7178273.38099819.010
    5SFL 15-3719.95985.537.72614543.861127507.100
    6@LARL 10-2419.33886.447.72113695.310878912.700
    7KCL 23-447.22227.812.7108384.750222412.000
    8@LARW 31-1430.94381.152.82818945.22198556.910
    10LACW 22-1615.74664.828.22014382.71164399.800
    11@ARIW 38-1014.13865.524.1147395.57077679.600
    12NOW 13-06.94462.924.31711322.91064174.300

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1NYJW 19-1423.25789.146.93021984.67099899.900
    2NOW 26-722.25471.139.53024723.001656513.000
    3@HOUW 24-95.02230.112.397314.4302294.500
    9NEL 6-2412.62949.232.21914523.710545413.500
    10@ARIW 34-1021.14458.730.72313957.3101010666.600
    11WASL 21-2721.44690.235.31810595.90087608.610
    12@MIAL 10-333.52035.719.61110353.500100-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 11
    Receiving: 27

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1LVL 30-3426.96597.040.32723964.172433812.700
    2@TBL 17-3122.84764.431.52318593.28254297.300
    9@KCL 31-3331.85971.133.72818693.8311010797.910

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

    2019

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1LARL 27-3037.967100.044.830191286.7421110818.100
    2TBL 14-206.379100.027.82216372.31062168.000
    3@ARIW 38-2026.35892.144.428241536.381433511.700
    4@HOUW 16-1028.968100.054.43727933.4411010868.600
    5JACW 34-2744.75686.244.629191769.262966110.210
    6@TBW 37-2619.76497.040.92722311.41154266.510
    8@SFL 13-5123.55478.327.519141178.36154389.500
    9TENW 30-2036.16185.938.027241466.08233206.710
    10@GBL 16-2423.173100.037.027201085.40176335.500
    11ATLL 3-2924.67093.337.32814705.000141112111.000
    12@NOL 31-3429.876100.040.83122642.91199697.710
    13WASL 21-2913.77498.736.02714443.140137588.300
    14@ATLL 20-4019.07098.632.42311534.8201211827.500
    15SEAL 24-3033.572100.041.73019874.5821088811.000
    16@INDL 6-3824.86390.040.02813544.15015151197.900
    17NOL 10-4219.35171.826.8199262.8911077210.300

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 8, 2, 76, 3, 5, 84, 1, 40, 1, 58, 3, 4, 1, 15, 1
    Receiving: 18, 25, 7, 1

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