Christian McCaffrey

RB · San Francisco 49ers

Height 5'11" Weight 205
DOB 1996-06-07 Age 27.8
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

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 1
1Bijan Robinson, ATL1122.21.08
2Christian McCaffrey, SF927.81.0318.5
3Austin Ekeler, LAC528.81.0518.8
4Saquon Barkley, NYG1327.22.0115.8
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Chiefs Win Super Bowl LVIII In OT Classic

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    The 2023 NFL season has officially come to a close. The Kansas City Chiefs are your Super Bowl LVIII champions. It took nearly every second of the NFL’s second-ever overtime period in a Super Bowl, but the Chiefs have established themselves as a dynasty under head coach Andy Reid and star quarterback Patrick Mahomes. In […]

    Feb 12 · Pro Football Rumors San Francisco 49ers Kansas City Chiefs Brandon Aiyuk Harrison Butker Chris Conley Mike Edwards Willie Gay Jr. Mecole Hardman Jauan Jennings Chris Jones Travis Kelce Patrick Mahomes Christian McCaffrey Jake Moody Isiah Pacheco Brock Purdy Rashee Rice Deebo Samuel
  • Christian McCaffrey With 30 Touches In Super Bowl Loss

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    Predictably, San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey was heavily involved in the team's 25-22 Super Bowl LVIII loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The newly-minted Offensive Player of the Year took 22 carries for 80 yards, plus eight receptions on as many targets for another 80 yards and a touchdown. The 21-yard touchdown reception improbably came from wide receiver Jauan Jennings on a trick play. It's hard to blame McCaffrey for the loss after 160 all-purpose yards, but besides the touchdown he was pretty well bottled up by Kansas City's defense, averaging just 3.6 yards on the ground while not gaining any chunks longer than 11 yards. CMC will once again enter 2024 fantasy drafts worthy of consideration for the No. 1 overall pick.

    Feb 12 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey To Make Super Bowl Debut Versus Chiefs

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey will make his first Super Bowl appearance against the Kansas City Chiefs as the top option at running back for fantasy players. The former Carolina Panther and Stanford star has torn up the NFL in his seventh year, averaging a whopping 21.7 half-PPR points in full games while only producing fewer than 15 points twice. There is little reason to believe McCaffrey won't finish the year in a similar vein especially since Kansas City's elite pass defense will probably funnel the 49ers into leaning heavily on McCaffrey in the running game. The Chiefs spent the regular season as a top-10 rush defense but McCaffrey has risen to the challenge consistently against quality rush defenses, most recently in the NFC Championship Game versus the Detroit Lions, who finished the regular season as the single toughest opponent for fantasy running backs. In that game, he went for 132 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. McCaffrey is sure to be expensive for DFS players. Still, he's as close to a sure thing as they come, especially considering it's almost impossible to imagine a game script that significantly diminishes his involvement.

    Feb 10 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Named Offensive Player Of The Year

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey was named the 2023 NFL Offensive Player of the Year on Thursday. McCaffrey is basically one of a kind in today's NFL. The 27-year-old not only helped lead the Niners to Super Bowl LVIII, but he was the most dynamic overall offensive player in 2023. He finished the regular season with a career-high 21 total touchdowns while totaling 2,023 yards from scrimmage in 16 games played. CMC had a league-high and career-high 1,459 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns on 272 attempts, adding 67 receptions (83 targets) for 564 receiving yards and seven TDs through the air. McCaffrey isn't without his injury risks, but when he manages to stay healthy, it's hard for any other RBs to even hold a candle to his fantasy upside.

    Feb 9 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Scores Twice In NFC Championship Win

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    It was a tale of two halves for San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey in Sunday's 34-31 victory over the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship Game. In the first half, McCaffrey struggled to find open field against a stout Detroit run defense and gained just 3.3 yards per carry. McCaffrey has been the engine of San Francisco's potent offense all year, so it is no coincidence that the largest comeback in NFC Championship Game history featured CMC ramping up to 5.9 per carry in the second half. All told he took 20 rush attempts for 90 yards and two touchdowns while adding four catches on five targets for 42 yards receiving. The Niners have now punched their ticket to Las Vegas and Super Bowl LVIII against the Kansas City Chiefs. McCaffrey will represent the top fantasy play at any position in the rematch of Super Bowl LIV.

    Jan 29 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey The Top RB Play In Championship Round

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey enters Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Detroit Lions in Santa Clara as -- yet again -- the alpha option in fantasy. Last week against Green Bay the dual threat racked up 128 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. Detroit's run defense was stellar during the regular season, only allowing 14.1 half-PPR points to opposing running backs, which was tops in the league. They finished strong as well, maintaining No.1 status over their last five regular season games. In the playoffs, the Lions held Rams breakout back Kyren Williams to 61 yards on the ground and the Bucs' Rachaad White to 55 yards. However, McCaffrey has been as matchup-proof as they come, putting up 21 and 18.8 fantasy points against the second and third-ranked Rams and Bucs run defenses, respectively. DFS players willing to spend on McCaffrey should look forward to a solid day even if Detroit stifles the 49ers' rushing attack early, as San Francisco likely shifts his usage into the passing game.

    Jan 27 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Not Dealing With Quad Injury

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey was seen on the sidelines getting his quadriceps worked on during the win over the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs on Saturday night, but head coach Kyle Shanahan said the star running back isn't dealing with an injury. "No, I heard about that on the TV [broadcast] because some of my family members asked me about it," Shanahan said. "But that's just what Christian to me always does. He's always working on his body and stuff. I was told nothing about his quad." CMC strained his calf in Week 17 and was held out of the Week 18 regular season finale, but he looked fine in his return against Green Bay, rushing for 98 yards on 17 carries while scoring two touchdowns. He'll once again be the highest-priced RB at DraftKings for the Championship round of the postseason this weekend.

    Jan 23 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Scores Twice In Divisional Round Win

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey propelled his team to a 24-21 comeback victory over the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night in Santa Clara. The most productive back in the NFL took 17 carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns on the ground while hauling in seven of 12 targets for 30 yards. McCaffrey's name has been swirling around as an MVP candidate and though the award usually goes to a quarterback, it's hard to imagine the 49ers winning Saturday's game without him. His first TD was vintage McCaffrey, a 39-yard explosion fueled by vision, power, and agility. His second was a 6-yard plunge with 1:07 left in the game and San Francisco trailing. He'll be the top play at running back in fantasy next Sunday in the NFC Championship Game regardless of whether the 49ers play the Detroit Lions or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Jan 21 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey Cleared To Play In Divisional Round

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (calf) practiced in full all week and was removed from the final injury report for the Divisional Round of the playoffs. After sitting out in the Week 18 regular season finale and during the team's bye in the wild-card round, CMC is good to go for Saturday's game against the Green Bay Packers despite straining his calf in Week 17. Even coming off an injury and having not played the last two weeks, the 27-year-old is easily DraftKings' highest-priced RB for the Divisional Round. He's been worth paying up for all year in DFS lineups, as he led the NFL at his position in scrimmage yards and should remain heavily involved on the ground and through the air against Green Bay. The Packers defense was a top-15 matchup for opposing RBs in terms of half-PPR points allowed per game in the regular season as well.

    Jan 18 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Another Full Practice For Christian McCaffrey

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (calf) was able to put in a second straight day of full practice on Wednesday and is on track to play in the Divisional Round playoff game this Saturday against the Green Bay Packers. McCaffrey suffered a minor calf strain in Week 17 and was held out of the Week 18 regular season finale. The time off the last two weeks has served him well, and it's no surprise the 27-year-old is the top-priced fantasy RB on DraftKings for this weekend's game. CMC led the NFL in scrimmage yards in 2023 and will see his fair share of touches for the Niners. The Packers run defense was much better in the final three games of the regular season, but overall they allowed the 12th-most half-PPR points to the RB position over 17 games. As long as McCaffrey doesn't reinjure his calf, he's about as safe as it gets at the position in the playoffs.

    Jan 17 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Christian McCaffrey To Have No Limitations In Tuesday's Practice

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (calf) suffered a calf injury in the Week 17 win over the Washington Commanders and did not play in Week 18 (along with other key starters). However, after the team's bye week, he is set to practice in full on Tuesday. The 49ers will host the Green Bay Packers on Saturday in the NFC Divisional Round, and it sounds like they'll be at full strength on offense. The 27-year-old was spectacular in the regular season, rushing for 1,459 yards (5.4 YPC) and 14 touchdowns and catching 67 passes for 564 yards and seven receiving scores. The All-Pro is matchup-proof, but he's also set to face a favorable Green Bay Packers defense this weekend. Green Bay surrendered the 12th-most fantasy points per game to running backs during the regular season. He's an expensive DFS option, but lineups might need him to compete for a top spot in GPP tournaments.

    Jan 16 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2017CAR188.611.81675870.221.314.41174353.722113806518.151
    2018CAR332.520.81696591.332.521.521910985.0171241078678.161
    2019CAR411.225.716105693.438.227.028713874.831514311610058.740
    2020CAR81.527.2317176.735.026.0592243.80519171468.610
    2021CAR109.015.6727240.620.920.0994424.46141373439.310
    2022CAR|SF314.218.51777673.233.320.824411394.678108857418.750
    2023SF357.822.41681276.233.322.227214595.361483675648.472

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@PITW 30-724.425885.339.727221526.91153175.700
    2@LARW 30-2321.0657100.040.423201165.80133196.300
    3NYGW 30-1220.455161.427.72318854.72155346.800
    4ARIW 35-1645.214785.550.928201065.303877110.110
    5DALW 42-1012.8155273.231.02219512.681322713.501
    6@CLEL 17-1912.7153658.122.61411433.9103393.010
    7@MINL 17-2221.1553100.034.01815453.001335117.011
    8CINL 17-3126.835796.632.21912544.501766410.710
    10@JACW 34-317.294775.841.92616955.940106477.800
    11TBW 27-1418.845286.743.32621783.71055255.010
    12@SEAW 31-1328.425177.337.925191146.00265255.000
    13@PHIW 42-1920.875288.135.62117935.471434013.300
    14SEAW 28-1615.8134888.931.517161459.0601188.000
    15@ARIW 45-2939.214376.841.123181156.391557214.420
    16BALL 19-3322.1270100.034.324141037.361106284.700
    17@WASW 27-1011.1223854.327.11914644.57054276.800
    18LARL 20-210.0---------------
    DPGBW 24-2128.3-6398.445.32917985.762127304.300
    CCDETW 34-3127.2-6090.937.92520904.502544210.500
    SB@KCL 22-2524.0-7194.740.03022803.640888010.011

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 65, 14, 4, 1, 18, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1, 8, 2, 1, 9, 39, 6, 2, 1
    Receiving: 6, 13, 35, 4, 4, 5, 41, 21

    2022

    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 31-1436.624381.152.82818945.22198556.910
    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

    2021

    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

    2020

    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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