2020 Fantasy Rankings
Overall # 1 · RB # 1 (Tier 1)
ADP (12-team PPR): 1.01, 1st
Panthers
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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 RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg 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
Fantasy News Last 90 Days
  • Christian McCaffrey Reassessing His Training Approach

    Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) missed most of the 2020 NFL season while dealing first with a high ankle sprain, then with a shoulder injury. In a recent interview after the Panthers' season came to an end, McCaffrey said that he is rethinking his approach to training. He called himself his "own worst enemy" and said that he pushed himself too hard while trying to get back on the field. He stated that just being healthy should be his main goal going forward. This could be a good approach for the fantasy stud going into the 2021 season. He'll be slated to be one of the first players off the board in fantasy drafts. With a less aggressive training mindset, hopefully he'll be able to play a more complete season and avoid a repeat of his disastrous 2020 campaign.

    Jan 4 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Unlikely To Play In Week 17

    Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said he's "probably leaning towards no" when it comes to running back Christian McCaffrey's (quadriceps, shoulder) availability for the regular season finale in Week 17 against the Saints, but the team will know more on Wednesday. McCaffrey hasn't played since Week 9 and has only appeared in three games this season due to injuries. With nothing left to play for in the regular season finale, the smart move is for the Panthers to rest their franchise running back heading into the offseason. The 24-year-old All-Pro was the top fantasy pick in most drafts, but he's been a monumental bust, to say the least. McCaffrey had 374 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns in his three games, showing that he'll once again be worth a top pick in 2021 despite the disappointing season. Mike Davis should see lead-back duties one more time in Week 17, although he'll be more of an RB2 against a tough Saints Defense.

    Dec 28 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Officially Out In Week 16

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) has officially been ruled out for Week 16 against the Washington Football Team. McCaffrey has been a giant bust for fantasy managers, playing in just three games all season after being the consensus No. 1 overall fantasy selection. At this point with just one meaningless game in Week 17, we shouldn't expect to see him again this year. Mike Davis, who has benefitted all year long, will again be in the RB2 conversation. However, with Washington's defense allowing the third-fewest fantasy points to running backs in the last five weeks, Davis is closer to the low end of the RB2 spectrum in Week 16. Washington has given up only 325 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground in the last five weeks.

    Dec 26 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Doubtful For Week 16

    Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said that running back Christian McCaffrey (quadriceps, shoulder) is doubtful to play in Week 16 against the Washington Football Team. McCaffrey has only played in three games this season due to injury, so it's unlikely that he'd return for the season finale in Week 17. After being the consensus No. 1 overall fantasy pick in 2020, the 24-year-old All-Pro just couldn't stay on the field after suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 2 against the Buccaneers. He injured his shoulder in his return in Week 16 against the Chiefs and has been out since. Mike Davis should continue to be the team's featured back against a tough Washington defense, but he'll continue to have RB2 appeal for those that have made it to their fantasy championship. Despite McCaffrey missing most of this year with injuries, he should be in consideration for the top overall fantasy pick again in 2021.

    Dec 23 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Carolina Hopes To Have Christian McCaffrey Practice Wednesday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (thigh) has been through the injury gamut in 2020, but that hasn't stopped head coach Matt Rhule from eyeing a possible return to practice Wednesday for the All-Pro rusher. Should the Panthers get their lead back on the field for Wednesday, the plan will be to ramp him up in order to suit up Sunday against Washington; if not, Mike Davis and Rodney Smith are expected to handle the reps. McCaffrey has played just once since Week 2 due to myriad issues, but he has accounted for six touchdowns in the three games that he has appeared. Heading into the finals in the vast majority of season-long formats, McCaffrey's practice activity Wednesday will be closely monitored with the door at least open to his return.

    Dec 21 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Officially Ruled Out For Saturday's Game

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (thigh) has been officially ruled out for Saturday's contest against the Packers, extending his latest absence to five games. McCaffrey being on the sideline in Week 15 doesn't come as a surprise as he continues to battle an injury-riddled season, one which he appears determined to return to. Mike Davis will continue to serve as Carolina's lead back and will reprise considerable fantasy appeal so long as McCaffrey remains out of the mix. The fact that the door was at least open for McCaffrey to return to action coming into the day could be a positive heading into next week versus Washington, although fantasy managers will undoubtedly want to check back in the days ahead to stay abreast of the latest updates.

    Dec 19 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Officially Doubtful For Saturday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (quadriceps, shoulder) is officially listed as doubtful for the Week 15 game against the Packers on Saturday. McCaffrey has played in just three games this year due to injury. You could say he's been a monumental bust for fantasy managers after he was taken with the first overall pick in most drafts. At this point, with just two games remaining in the regular season after this week, it's fair to wonder if the Panthers will just shut CMC down. With the 24-year-old All-Pro out again this weekend, Mike Davis will remain the featured back and will have low-end RB1 value against Green Bay. Davis ran in two touchdowns in the Week 14 loss to the Broncos and should remain heavily involved in the offense.

    Dec 17 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Not Wearing A Helmet Wednesday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (quadriceps, shoulder) is at practice on Wednesday in cleats and a jersey, but he's not wearing a helmet, which means he likely won't be a full participant. McCaffrey might get in some limited work this week, but he's not expected to play in Week 15 against the Packers on Saturday. The Panthers continue to be cautious with the All-Pro running back, but it's fair to wonder if he'll play again this year after playing in just three games so far due to ankle, shoulder and quad injuries. Fantasy managers should not expect him to be available for their semifinal matchups this week. Mike Davis, who had two rushing touchdowns last week against Denver, will be a borderline RB1/2 against Green Bay if McCaffrey sits again.

    Dec 16 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Not Expected To Play In Week 15

    Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said he doesn't think running back Christian McCaffrey (quadriceps) will play on Saturday against the Packers in Week 15. That could change if McCaffrey is able to practice on Wednesday, but as of right now, Rhule doesn't expect McCaffrey to be out there this weekend. It's bad news for those that made it to their fantasy semifinal matchups and were hoping to get the 24-year-old back. McCaffrey has played in just three games in 2020 due to ankle, shoulder and quadriceps injuries, and at this point it's fair to wonder if he'll play at all to close out the year. It looks like backup Mike Davis will continue to be the team's featured back, giving him low-end RB1 value this weekend against Green Bay. Continue to ride him.

    Dec 15 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Limited Tuesday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (quadriceps) was listed as a limited practice participant in an approximation during the walkthrough on Tuesday. McCaffrey missed last week's game due to a quadriceps injury, and his status remains up in the air for Week 15 against the Packers on Saturday. The All-Pro running back just hasn't been able to stay healthy in 2020 and has played in just three games. He suffered a shoulder injury in Week 9 and then injured his quad during the team's bye in Week 13. If he's back this weekend against Green Bay, he's a must-start RB1 for those that have advanced to the fantasy semifinals. If he remains out, backup Mike Davis, who scored twice against Denver in Week 14, will remain a strong RB2 choice.

    Dec 15 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Panthers Hoping Christian McCaffrey Can Practice Tuesday

    The Carolina Panthers are hoping that running back Christian McCaffrey (quadriceps) will practice on Tuesday with a chance to play in Week 15 on Saturday against the Packers, according to a source. At this time, no one is assuming anything with McCaffrey after he has missed the last four games with shoulder and quad injuries. The 24-year-old All-Pro is still planning to play in 2020, so that's good news for his fantasy managers that are still alive in the fantasy playoffs and hoping to get him back this weekend. Consider him questionable, for now, to play against Green Bay on Saturday. McCaffrey is a must-start, high-end RB1 if he's active, while Mike Davis will remain a strong RB2 play if McCaffrey continues to be sidelined this weekend.

    Dec 14 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Won't Play In Week 14

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder, quad) won't play in Week 14 against the Broncos. This was expected after he reportedly tweaked his quad during a workout, though it's nice to get the news as we inch closer to kickoff. Mike Davis will lead the backfield against Denver and should put up RB2 numbers, though he lacks the upside he had earlier in the year. As for McCaffrey, it's been a lost season for last year's overall RB1, who has been limited to just three games this year. The star halfback hopes to return in 2020, but it will be a bittersweet return for those who have him rostered.

    Dec 13 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Doubtful For Week 14

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (quadriceps, shoulder) is doubtful for Week 14 against the Broncos after not practicing on Friday. McCaffrey tweaked his quad working out last week and will now miss his fourth straight game. The 24-year-old All-Pro also missed six weeks earlier this year with a high-ankle sprain, so he's been an injury bust as the No. 1 overall pick in most fantasy drafts. It's bad timing, too, with most fantasy leagues beginning the playoffs this week. With McCaffrey out yet again, the Panthers will once again turn to Mike Davis as their featured back against Denver. Davis will be a strong RB2 play against a Broncos Defense that has been much more vulnerable on the ground in recent weeks.

    Dec 11 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Not Expected To Play In Week 14

    Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said that he doesn't expect running back Christian McCaffrey (quadriceps, shoulder) to play in Week 14 against the Broncos. Fantasy managers that were hoping to get McCaffrey back for the start of the fantasy postseason will be very disappointed. It'll be the fourth straight missed game for the All-Pro after he also missed six games earlier in the year with a high-ankle sprain. McCaffrey just can't get back on the field. The 24-year-old tweaked his quad in practice last week, and it looks like Carolina will play it safe with the face of their franchise. Backup Mike Davis will be the featured back yet again on Sunday if McCaffrey is inactive. Denver's rush defense has been vulnerable in recent weeks, giving Davis plug-and-play RB2 value.

    Dec 10 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Not Present Thursday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (quadriceps, shoulder) was not seen for the portion of practice on Thursday open to the media. It's been one thing after another for McCaffrey, who was the first overall pick in the vast majority of fantasy drafts. He tweaked his quad at practice last week and is now in danger of missing his fourth straight game in Week 14 against the Broncos. The All-Pro running back will have to at least practice on a limited basis on Friday to have a chance at suiting up. If he's active, he's a no-doubt, high-end RB1 in the first round of the fantasy playoffs. Backup Mike Davis would have RB2 appeal yet again if McCaffrey continues to be sidelined. Denver's defense was good against the run early in the season, but they've slipped of late and have allowed 580 rushing yards in the last five weeks (third-most in the NFL).

    Dec 10 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Limited In Practice

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder, thigh) was limited in practice on Wednesday after tweaking his thigh last week, according to head coach Matt Rhule. McCaffrey has been out since Week 9 due to a shoulder injury, but his fantasy managers were hoping to get him back for the first week of the fantasy playoffs in Week 14 against the Broncos. The 24-year-old All-Pro might still return to action this weekend, but it's unknown how much his new injury might affect his play on Sunday. If the Panthers choose to hold McCaffrey out another week, backup Mike Davis would once again have RB2 upside. But if McCaffrey is able to play this weekend, he'll be a no-doubt, top-three RB1 play against Denver.

    Dec 9 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Expected To Play In Week 14

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is expected to return in Week 14 against the Broncos after having the bye week to rest up, according to head coach Matt Rhule. McCaffrey missed the last three games with the shoulder ailment but should be pretty close to 100 percent healthy this weekend against Denver. It's perfect timing, really, as fantasy managers that made it to the playoffs can now use the 24-year-old All-Pro running back to carry them to the promised land in the next few weeks. As long as he's active, he'll be a must-start RB1. He's played in just three games this year, carrying the ball 59 times for 225 yards and five touchdowns while also catching 17 passes for 149 yards and an additional score. Mike Davis will revert to backup status and won't have standalone fantasy value.

    Dec 7 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Officially Ruled Out

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) has officially been ruled out for the Week 12 contest against the Vikings after not traveling with the team. McCaffrey was limited in practice all week and was initially listed as questionable, though head coach Matt Rhule indicated that he was more on the doubtful side of things. The good news is, the All-Pro runner will likely be back in the lineup following the team's Week 13 bye. Mike Davis will operate as the lead back and will run behind an offensive line that could potentially be down three starters on Sunday. However, his projected heavy workload and a favorable matchup with Minnesota make him a solid RB2 for Week 12.

    Nov 28 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Listed As Questionable For Week 12

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 12 against the Vikings, but head coach Matt Rhule said he's "pessimistic" that McCaffrey will play. McCaffrey has been unlikely to play all week, especially with Carolina having their bye in Week 13. But the All-Pro running back is getting closer and should return in Week 14 to face the Broncos. Fantasy managers can only hope that McCaffrey is ready to roll when the fantasy playoffs begin in most leagues. You shouldn't be holding out slim hopes that he'll play this Sunday, though. Mike Davis should continue to be the featured back with McCaffrey hurt, once again giving him RB1 upside against Minnesota.

    Nov 27 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Not Expected To Play

    Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule doesn't expect running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) to play in Week 12 against the Vikings. McCaffrey was wearing a non-contact red jersey at practice on Wednesday, but he's been unlikely to play all along this week. The 24-year-old All-Pro will miss his third straight game after coming off a six-week absence for a high-ankle sprain that he suffered in Week 2. The Panthers will play it safe and rest McCaffrey with their bye coming next week. Backup Mike Davis will once again be the featured running back and will have RB1 upside against Minnesota. Those who have been benefiting from McCaffrey's absence for most of the year with Davis will likely have just one more week to use the backup in starting lineups.

    Nov 25 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey To Work In Red Jersey Wednesday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) has arrived at practice on Wednesday and will work in a non-contact red jersey. It's progress for McCaffrey, but it was reported earlier this week that he's expected to miss the Week 12 game against the Vikings. The All-Pro running back hasn't been officially ruled out yet, though, so fantasy managers will need to continue checking on his progress in practice this week. McCaffrey, who has played in just three games this year due to shoulder and ankle injuries, could sit out another game with Carolina's bye coming in Week 13. The 24-year-old is on the wrong side of questionable right now. Mike Davis would be in line for a featured role once again if McCaffrey sits, making him a low-end RB1 for fantasy managers.

    Nov 25 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey, Teddy Bridgewater To Practice Wednesday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) are both expected to get in some practice work on Wednesday as the team prepares for Week 12 against the Vikings. McCaffrey is expected to miss another game this weekend. However, Bridgewater is on track to play on Sunday if all goes well in practice the rest of the week. Minnesota's D has been a good matchup for quarterbacks all season long, but Bridgewater is a shaky low-end QB2 this week if he plays through his knee injury. McCaffrey still hasn't been ruled out for this weekend, but fantasy managers shouldn't get their hopes up. Mike Davis will be a strong RB2 play if he gets another start as the featured back for Carolina.

    Nov 24 · Source via Panthers Teddy Bridgewater Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Unlikely To Play In Week 12

    Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule considers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) week-to-week with his injury, but McCaffrey is considered unlikely to play in Week 12 against the Vikings, according to a source. All fantasy managers can do now is hope that the Pro Bowl running back can return during the fantasy playoffs, which run from Weeks 14-16 in most leagues. Backup Mike Davis had 19 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 15 yards in the Week 11 shutout win over the Lions. He'll remain Carolina's featured back with RB1 upside for as long as McCaffrey continues to be sidelined. Keep an eye on McCaffrey's practice status later in the week but have other plans ready in case he misses another game.

    Nov 23 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Officially Ruled Out For Week 11

    The Carolina Panthers have officially ruled out running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) for Week 11 against the Lions. McCaffrey returned in Week 8 after being on Injured Reserve with a high-ankle sprain suffered in Week 2, but he'll now miss his second straight game with a shoulder ailment suffered in his return in Week 8. The All-Pro running back will hopefully be ready to play in Week 12 against the Vikings. Mike Davis has filled in admirably as Carolina's featured back with McCaffrey beat up this year. The 27-year-old from South Carolina has averaged 4.2 yards per carry on 92 rushing attempts for 382 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games. He's also caught 47 passes for 290 yards and two more scores. He'll once again have RB1 upside in a dream matchup against Detroit's weak defense on Sunday.

    Nov 18 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Unlikely To Play In Week 11

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is unlikely to play in Week 11 against the Lions due to his shoulder injury, and the team is still preparing for a multi-week absence, according to a source. Fantasy managers were hoping that McCaffrey would only be out for one week, but that doesn't look like the case. The Panthers have their bye in Week 13, so there's a chance that they decide to keep the All-Pro running back out again in Week 12 so that he'll have plenty of time to get back to 100 percent. Hopefully you have Mike Davis handcuffed if you roster McCaffrey. The 27-year-old Davis will continue to be used in a featured role if McCaffrey misses another game, and he'd be a high-end RB2 this weekend against a Lions Defense that has allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.

    Nov 16 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Has A Chance To Return Next Week

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) had a second opinion on his injured shoulder and has a realistic chance to play in Week 11 against the Lions, according to sources. McCaffrey will not play this Sunday against the division-rival Buccaneers and will be monitored closely, but there's hope that it'll be just a one-week absence. It's great news for McCaffrey's fantasy managers after they waited six weeks for him to get injured again. Backup Mike Davis will once again step into a significant role with McCaffrey out this weekend as the team's featured lead back against Tampa. The Bucs haven't been the best matchup for running backs in 2020, but the volume that Davis will receive should give him RB1 upside.

    Nov 12 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Dealing With AC Joint Injury

    Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said that running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is dealing with an AC joint issue in his shoulder and "probably" won't play in Week 10 against the division-rival Buccaneers. Rhule also said he doesn't anticipate this injury keeping McCaffrey out for the rest of the season. The All-Pro back is being considered week-to-week. Fantasy managers won't have him for their lineups this weekend, but the hope is that he might be able to return in Week 11 against the Lions. Mike Davis is in line to return to a sizable workload after serving as the primary back after McCaffrey suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 2 and missed six weeks. Albeit in a tough matchup with Tampa, Davis will once again return to the RB2 ranks. Wide receiver Curtis Samuel could also see a few more designed running plays.

    Nov 11 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Won't Play In Week 10

    Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) will not play in Week 10 against the division-rival Buccaneers, according to a league source. McCaffrey is going for a second opinion on the shoulder that he injured late in the Week 9 loss to the Chiefs, but it looks like he won't play this weekend. It's a tough break for fantasy managers that just got him back after he missed six weeks with a high-ankle sprain. Mike Davis, who filled in admirably for McCaffrey when he was on Injured Reserve, will step back into a workhorse role in the backfield and will have RB2 upside on Sunday. The Bucs have been one of the better defenses at slowing down the run, though, so perhaps temper your expectations for Davis.

    Nov 11 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Could Miss More Time With Injury

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), who returned in Week 9 for the first time since suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 2, could miss more time with a shoulder injury that he suffered in the loss to the Chiefs, according to a source. McCaffrey is undergoing tests on Monday, and his status for Week 10 against the division-rival Buccaneers is very much in doubt. The 24-year-old All-Pro back totaled 148 total yards and two touchdowns in his return, so at least he was able to help his fantasy managers out on Sunday. Keep a close eye on his practice status this week, but be prepared to go in another direction against Tampa Bay. Mike Davis would return to lead-back duties if McCaffrey misses more time. Scoop him off the waiver wire if his previous owner already dropped him.

    Nov 9 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Accumulates Over 100 Scrimmage Yards

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey played terrific in Week 9 after his return from an ankle sprain. The back had 18 carries for 69 yards and a score along with 10 receptions for 82 yards and a score. McCaffrey continued to prove why he is the focal point of this offense in this performance. He is an RB1 going forward, but a rib injury sustained late in the game is worth monitoring, and managers can only hope this doesn't result in another setback.

    Nov 8 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey, Mike Davis To Split Carries

    Carolina Panthers running backs Christian McCaffrey and Mike Davis are expected to share the load against Kansas City in Week 9. The Panthers clearly want to be careful with McCaffrey after his high-ankle sprain and have a luxury at backup with how well Davis played. It's unclear how much of a split it will be, though it's reasonable to expect around 20 touches for McCaffrey and around 10 for Davis. Of course, the game flow could dictate this- and it doesn't change the players' outlooks all that much. McCaffrey is a strong RB1- while Davis can be used as a flex in deep leagues.

    Nov 8 · Source via Panthers Mike Davis Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Activated From Injured Reserve

    The Carolina Panthers officially activated running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) and defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (ankle) from Injured Reserve to the 53-man roster on Saturday. Both players will be active in Week 9 against the Chiefs. McCaffrey suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 2 and has been out since. Mike Davis did a nice job filling in with the All-Pro running back out, but he'll revert to a backup role and won't have any standalone fantasy value. We won't know if Carolina plans to limit McCaffrey at all until the game unfolds, but the do-it-all back should immediately return to being a top-five fantasy running back in a game that could feature plenty of points.

    Nov 7 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey A Starter If Active In Week 9

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is worth starting this week against the Chiefs if he returns from an ankle sprain that caused him to miss the past six games. Before his injury, the elite RB racked up 156 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns along with seven receptions for 67 yards on nine targets in two games. It remains to be seen if McCaffrey will see a large workload in his first game back though it's worth noting the Chiefs are middle-of-the-pack in points allowed to fantasy RBs. If he doesn't, Mike Davis will get more carries, but Davis would be too risky to start.

    Nov 6 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Panthers To Activate Christian McCaffrey This Weekend

    The Carolina Panthers plan to activate running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) from Injured Reserve this weekend, and he's expected to play in Week 9 against the Chiefs. The first overall fantasy selection in most drafts is set to return for the first time since suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 2. The 24-year-old All-Pro has looked fresh and sharp while practicing in full this week, so fantasy managers can safely lock him back into their starting lineups as a high-end RB1 against the defending Super Bowl champions. Mike Davis, who filled in admirably as the team's lead back with McCaffrey on IR, will return to a backup role and won't really have any standalone fantasy value.

    Nov 6 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Looking Good In Practice

    Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said that running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) looked "fresh and fast" at practice on Thursday. McCaffrey returned to practice in full pads on Wednesday after being on Injured Reserve since Week 2, and Rhule said that if the Panthers played on Thursday, the star running back would be able to play. Barring a setback, the No. 1 overall fantasy pick in most leagues should return to face the Chiefs in Week 9. It means that Mike Davis will return to a backup role that won't give him standalone fantasy value. As long as McCaffrey is officially active on Sunday, he's a must-start RB1 for his fantasy managers.

    Nov 5 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey A Full Participant Wednesday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle), who hasn't played since suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 2, was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. All signs are pointing toward McCaffrey making his return in Week 9 against the Chiefs. The 24-year-old was the No. 1 overall pick in the vast majority of fantasy drafts, so if he's active as expected this Sunday, he needs to be returned to all fantasy starting lineups as an elite RB1. Mike Davis has been a useful fill-in for those that lost McCaffrey early in the season, but he should revert to being a sparsely used backup behind a healthy McCaffrey. He'll have very little standalone value as more of an RB4/flex in much deeper leagues moving forward.

    Nov 4 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Will Not Play In Thursday's Game

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) will not be taken off Injured Reserve and activated for Thursday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. McCaffrey returned to practice this week, but the short week probably prevented him from getting back up to speed and ready for game action. Mike Davis can be started by fantasy owners with confidence and should flourish in a great matchup against the Falcons. McCaffrey, meanwhile, should be considered likely to make his return in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Oct 29 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Won't Practice Tuesday

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle), who has been designated to return from Injured Reserve, is wearing a red jersey again on Tuesday, which means he won't take part in practice. With the Panthers playing on Thursday night against the Falcons, it increases the likelihood that McCaffrey won't be available. The 24-year-old All-Pro will be a long shot to play in Week 8 against Atlanta, so his fantasy managers will likely need to wait one more week to make his return against the Chiefs. With McCaffrey likely out for one more week, Mike Davis will have one more week of RB1 upside for those that scooped him off the waiver wire when McCaffrey went down in Week 2.

    Oct 27 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Mike Davis will 'still play' even when CMC returns, per Matt Rhule

    Oct 26 · FantasyPros Panthers Mike Davis Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Looking Unlikely For Week 8

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (ankle) appears to be a long-shot to play in Thursday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, though he hasn't been ruled out yet. According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, McCaffrey is pushing to play in the game and will try to make as much progress as he can in practice this week. McCaffrey has been sidelined since Week 2 with a high ankle sprain. In his absence, Mike Davis has handled a heavy workload for the Panthers and it appears likely that Davis will have another opportunity for fantasy stardom in Week 8 if McCaffrey is indeed out again.

    Oct 26 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • 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
  • Running Back
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    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    2017 CAR 16 150.6 758 (70.2%) 117 435 3.72 2 113 80 651 8.1 5 1
    2018 CAR 16 274.5 965 (91.3%) 219 1098 5.01 7 124 107 867 8.1 6 1
    2019 CAR 16 353.2 1056 (93.4%) 287 1387 4.83 15 143 116 1005 8.7 4 0
    2020 CAR 3 73.0 171 (76.7%) 59 224 3.80 5 19 17 146 8.6 1 0
    2020 RotoBaller 269.5 242 1110 4.59 8 116 93 865 9.3 4 0

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    2020
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 LV L 30-34 25.4 65 (97.0%) 23 96 4.17 2 4 3 38 12.7 0 0
    2 TB L 17-31 20.8 47 (64.4%) 18 59 3.28 2 5 4 29 7.3 0 0
    9 KC L 31-33 26.8 59 (71.1%) 18 69 3.83 1 10 10 79 7.9 1 0
    2019
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 LAR L 27-30 32.9 67 (100.0%) 19 128 6.74 2 11 10 81 8.1 0 0
    2 TB L 14-20 5.3 79 (100.0%) 16 37 2.31 0 6 2 16 8.0 0 0
    3 ARI W 38-20 24.8 58 (92.1%) 24 153 6.38 1 4 3 35 11.7 0 0
    4 HOU W 16-10 23.9 68 (100.0%) 27 93 3.44 1 10 10 86 8.6 0 0
    5 JAC W 34-27 41.7 56 (86.2%) 19 176 9.26 2 9 6 61 10.2 1 0
    6 TB W 37-26 17.7 64 (97.0%) 22 31 1.41 1 5 4 26 6.5 1 0
    8 SF L 13-51 21.5 54 (78.3%) 14 117 8.36 1 5 4 38 9.5 0 0
    9 TEN W 30-20 34.6 61 (85.9%) 24 146 6.08 2 3 3 20 6.7 1 0
    10 GB L 16-24 20.1 73 (100.0%) 20 108 5.40 1 7 6 33 5.5 0 0
    11 ATL L 3-29 19.1 70 (93.3%) 14 70 5.00 0 14 11 121 11.0 0 0
    12 NO L 31-34 25.3 76 (100.0%) 22 64 2.91 1 9 9 69 7.7 1 0
    13 WAS L 21-29 10.2 74 (98.7%) 14 44 3.14 0 13 7 58 8.3 0 0
    14 ATL L 20-40 13.5 70 (98.6%) 11 53 4.82 0 12 11 82 7.5 0 0
    15 SEA L 24-30 29.5 72 (100.0%) 19 87 4.58 2 10 8 88 11.0 0 0
    16 IND L 6-38 17.3 63 (90.0%) 13 54 4.15 0 15 15 119 7.9 0 0
    17 NO L 10-42 15.8 51 (71.8%) 9 26 2.89 1 10 7 72 10.3 0 0
    2018
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 DAL W 16-8 9.5 57 (85.1%) 10 50 5.00 0 9 6 45 7.5 0 1
    2 ATL L 24-31 13.9 63 (94.0%) 8 37 4.63 0 15 14 102 7.3 0 0
    3 CIN W 31-21 19.4 67 (100.0%) 28 184 6.57 0 2 2 10 5.0 0 0
    5 NYG W 33-31 15.3 69 (97.2%) 17 58 3.41 0 6 5 35 7.0 1 0
    6 WAS L 17-23 6.6 60 (100.0%) 8 20 2.50 0 8 7 46 6.6 0 0
    7 PHI W 21-17 8.0 59 (100.0%) 7 29 4.14 0 6 6 51 8.5 0 0
    8 BAL W 36-21 17.6 64 (98.5%) 14 45 3.21 1 6 4 11 2.8 1 0
    9 TB W 42-28 27.7 61 (98.4%) 17 79 4.65 2 6 5 78 15.6 0 0
    10 PIT L 21-52 31.8 54 (94.7%) 14 77 5.50 1 5 5 61 12.2 2 0
    11 DET L 19-20 11.0 58 (100.0%) 13 53 4.08 0 8 6 57 9.5 0 0
    12 SEA L 27-30 35.7 59 (100.0%) 17 125 7.35 1 11 11 112 10.2 1 0
    13 TB L 17-24 22.1 70 (100.0%) 10 106 10.60 0 10 9 55 6.1 1 0
    14 CLE L 20-26 22.1 74 (100.0%) 16 63 3.94 2 7 6 38 6.3 0 0
    15 NO L 9-12 12.0 58 (100.0%) 15 53 3.53 0 11 8 67 8.4 0 0
    16 ATL L 10-24 17.8 82 (90.1%) 21 101 4.81 0 13 12 77 6.4 0 0
    17 NO W 33-14 4.0 10 (13.9%) 4 18 4.50 0 1 1 22 22.0 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 RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 SF W 23-3 8.5 47 (70.1%) 13 47 3.62 0 7 5 38 7.6 0 1
    2 BUF W 9-3 4.4 44 (63.8%) 8 10 1.25 0 5 4 34 8.5 0 0
    3 NO L 13-34 11.7 41 (69.5%) 4 16 4.00 0 11 9 101 11.2 0 0
    4 NE W 33-30 4.9 48 (76.2%) 6 16 2.67 0 6 4 33 8.3 0 0
    5 DET W 27-24 9.8 37 (56.1%) 3 7 2.33 0 7 5 31 6.2 1 0
    6 PHI L 23-28 12.4 61 (74.4%) 4 8 2.00 0 14 10 56 5.6 1 0
    7 CHI L 3-17 4.6 53 (73.6%) 7 10 1.43 0 9 7 36 5.1 0 0
    8 TB W 17-3 5.2 38 (58.5%) 4 3 0.75 0 7 5 49 9.8 0 0
    9 ATL W 20-17 15.4 53 (81.5%) 15 66 4.40 1 6 5 28 5.6 0 0
    10 MIA W 45-21 17.0 45 (58.4%) 5 23 4.60 1 7 3 27 9.0 1 0
    12 NYJ W 35-27 9.7 50 (69.4%) 7 62 8.86 0 5 2 35 17.5 0 0
    13 NO L 21-31 10.9 40 (70.2%) 6 16 2.67 0 6 5 33 6.6 1 0
    14 MIN W 31-24 5.3 43 (67.2%) 8 35 4.38 0 4 3 18 6.0 0 0
    15 GB W 31-24 19.6 53 (70.7%) 12 63 5.25 0 7 6 73 12.2 1 0
    16 TB W 22-19 5.8 53 (80.3%) 9 39 4.33 0 4 2 19 9.5 0 0
    17 ATL L 10-22 5.4 52 (85.2%) 6 14 2.33 0 8 5 40 8.0 0 0
    WC NO L 26-31 17.7 59 (79.7%) 6 16 2.67 0 8 6 101 16.8 1 0

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