Week 8 at San Francisco 49ers
Christian McCaffrey has been a monster this season. He’s third in the league in rushing yards, despite having his bye week already out of the way, and he’s third among running backs with 35 receptions. His nine touchdowns are tied with Aaron Jones for the most in the NFL and he’s coming off a two-score performance against the Buccaneers before the bye last week. He’s also averaging 27 total touches per game and is the focal point of the Carolina offense.
This week, McCaffrey has a tough matchup against the 49ers, who are second in the league in aFPA to opposing running backs. However, this should be a low-scoring game with two very good defenses and struggling passing attacks. That should bode well for McCaffrey’s workload to continue, and he’s too talented to ever consider benching, regardless of matchup. Start him, and be glad you drafted him.