• Christian McCaffrey

  • RB
  • , Carolina Panthers
  • 24
  • 202 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
McCaffrey was the No. 3 running back in 2018 before his epic 411-point half-PPR 2019 campaign in 2019. The Panthers have a new quarterback (Teddy Bridgewater), but McCaffrey will continue to be the centerpiece of the Carolina offense and has a good chance to repeat his No. 1 RB finish if he’s able to play 15+ games. His 266 targets over the last two seasons are 48 more than second-place (James White). His 142 targets last year were the most by any running back since PFR started to track targets in 1992. His 124 targets in 2018 were the sixth-most.

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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

CAR RB Christian McCaffrey - 2020 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Christian McCaffrey is so good, I’m out of superlatives to describe him. He became just the third player in NFL history to record over 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in one season last year, and 1,387 rushing yards were third in the league behind Derrick Henry and Nick Chubb. McCaffrey also tied with Aaron Jones for the most touchdowns last season at 19, and he was second behind only Michael Thomas with 116 receptions. He’s a monster, and this is the second consecutive year he’s put up huge numbers, particularly in the scoring department.

Fantasy Downside

There’s really no downside to McCaffrey. I suppose the number of touches he’s had over the past two seasons – 729, including 223 receptions – could cause him to wear down. I suppose his 19 touchdowns from last season could be deemed unsustainable, as it was a jump from 13 the previous year. I suppose you could look at the new coaching staff and wonder if Matt Rhule’s offense will feature him as heavily.

2020 Bottom Line

Ultimately, the Panthers just gave McCaffrey a big contract extension and there’s little doubt he’ll remain the focal point of the offense. He is one of the best receiving options in football – not just among running backs – and has shown he can carry the load on the ground. Fantasy owners should run to the podium to select the multi-talented McCaffrey in all league formats.

2020 Strength of Schedule - CAR

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
20
LV
1
@TB
19
@LAC
18
ARI
9
@ATL
14
CHI
3
@NO
9
ATL
25
@KC
1
TB
28
DET
12
@MIN
BYE7
DEN
24
@GB
30
@WAS
3
NO

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

2019 Game Stats

WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1LAR19128206.7410810118.1032.942.967/67100.0%
2TB1637002.31216068.005.37.379/79100.0%
3@ARI24153106.383350411.6724.827.858/6392.1%
4@HOU2793103.4410860108.6023.933.968/68100.0%
5JAX19176209.266611910.1741.747.756/6586.2%
6@TB2231101.41426156.5017.721.764/6697.0%
7BYE--------------
8@SF14117108.36438059.5021.525.554/6978.3%
9TEN24146206.08320136.6734.637.661/7185.9%
10@GB20108105.40633075.5020.126.173/73100.0%
11ATL1470005.001112101411.0019.130.170/7593.3%
12@NO2264102.91969197.6725.334.376/76100.0%
13WAS1444003.147580138.2910.217.274/7598.7%
14@ATL1153004.8211820127.4513.524.570/7198.6%
15SEA1987204.5888801011.0029.537.572/72100.0%
16@IND1354004.15151190157.9317.332.363/7090.0%
17NO926102.8977201010.2915.822.851/7171.8%
Per game17.9486.690.9404.837.2562.810.258.948.6622.0829.3366.00/70.6993.24%
Totals28713871504.83116100541438.66353.2469.21056/113193.24%
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