• Christian McCaffrey
  • RB
  • , Carolina Panthers
  • 23
  • 202 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
In his second season, McCaffrey racked up 326 touches (including 107 receptions) for 1965 total yards and 13 touchdowns. He’s one of the safest bets in the first round, especially in PPR formats. The Panthers are rumored to be trying to lessen his workload, but that’s not anything fantasy owners should be worried about. He’s very likely to see around 300 touches again in 2019.

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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

CAR RB Christian McCaffrey - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Christian McCaffrey is coming off a fantastic season. For a player viewed largely as a complementary back coming out of college, he was a workhorse for the Panthers in 2018. He was on the field for 91% of the team’s offensive snaps, was sixth in the NFL in rushing yards and eighth in receptions. He led all running backs with 107 catches and finished the season with 1,965 total yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns – not to mention a 50-yard touchdown pass to Chris Manhertz against the Saints in Week 15. McCaffrey is dynamite with the ball in his hands and is the key to the Panthers’ offense.

Fantasy Downside

It’s hard to imagine McCaffrey repeating the successes of last year. He was simply too good not to expect some sort of natural regression. He also touched the ball 326 times last season, a heavy workload for a guy weighing just a hair over 200 pounds. That kind of work could lead to some durability issues, although he’s been healthy through two seasons thus far and is only 23 years old. It’s possible the Panthers reduce his carries in the run game this year in order to protect him so he can continue to be an active part of the passing game.

2019 Bottom Line

There’s really not a lot of downside to McCaffrey, especially in PPR formats. Even if he reduces his rushing workload, he’s caught 187 passes over the past two seasons and his nose for the end zone should give him a tremendously high floor in all league formats. Entering his second year in the same offense, McCaffrey should have no trouble putting up reliable RB1 numbers each and every week. He’s a top pick on our board and is worth every bit of his 1.03 ADP.

2019 Strength of Schedule - CAR
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
13
LAR
27
TB
28
@ARI
8
@HOU
6
JAX
27
@TB
BYE11
@SF
4
TEN
14
@GB
25
ATL
3
@NO
15
WAS
25
@ATL
22
SEA
9
@IND
3
NO

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1DAL1050015.00645097.507.513.557/6785.1%
2@ATL837004.62141020157.2913.927.963/6794.0%
3CIN28184006.57210025.0019.421.467/67100.0%
4BYE--------------
5NYG1758003.41535167.0015.320.369/7197.2%
6@WAS820002.50746086.576.613.660/60100.0%
7@PHI729004.14651068.508.014.059/59100.0%
8BAL1445103.21411162.7517.621.664/6598.5%
9TB1779204.655780615.6027.732.761/6298.4%
10@PIT1477105.505612512.2031.836.854/5794.7%
11@DET1353004.08657089.5011.017.058/58100.0%
12SEA17125107.351111211110.1835.746.759/59100.0%
13@TB101060010.609551106.1122.131.170/70100.0%
14@CLE1663203.94638076.3322.128.174/74100.0%
15NO1553003.538670118.3818.026.058/58100.0%
16ATL21101004.8112770136.4217.829.882/9190.1%
17@NO418004.501220122.004.05.010/7213.9%
Per game13.6968.630.440.065.016.6954.190.387.758.1017.4124.0960.31/66.0691.99%
Totals2191098715.0110786761248.10278.5385.5965/105791.99%