• Christian McCaffrey

  • RB
  • , Carolina Panthers
  • 25
  • 202 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
McCaffrey had one healthy game in 2020 (Week 1) and he saw 26 touches and played 97% of the snaps, so that should quell any concerns that the fantasy community may have about how much the new regime intends to use him. In his two other games, he left early with injuries, but still managed 22 and 28 touches. McCaffrey played 16 games in each of his first three seasons, so I wouldn’t worry too much about his injury-plagued 2020 campaign.

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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

CAR RB Christian McCaffrey - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Christian McCaffrey is such an incredible weapon, his upside is through the moon in any given game, series, or play. He was limited to three games last year due to a couple of different injuries, but he still had 225 rushing yards, 149 receiving yards on 17 receptions and six touchdowns! That’s more touchdowns than Clyde Edwards-Helaire had all season! McCaffrey was coming off consecutive seasons of 100-plus receptions and has averaged a ridiculous 0.88 touchdowns per game over his career. His upside is limitless.

Fantasy Downside

The only real concern with McCaffrey is whether or not he’ll have injury concerns again. He struggled through a high-ankle sprain, as well as shoulder and thigh injuries last season. Those don’t seem like recurring injuries though, and on an episode of The Most Accurate Podcast, 4for4’s resident physical therapist Adam Hutchison said he has zero concerns about McCaffrey coming back from the injuries he sustained last season.

2021 Bottom Line

McCaffrey is and should be the 1.01 in the vast majority of drafts this year. His usage in the three games he played last season in Joe Brady’s offense left no doubt who Brady wants to run the offense through. His production in the passing game and his uncanny ability to find the end zone give him the unique high-floor, super-high ceiling upside every week. He’s our number one for a reason.

2021 Strength of Schedule - CAR

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
14
NYJ
2
NO
31
@HOU
26
@DAL
9
PHI
23
MIN
18
@NYG
3
@ATL
21
NE
19
@ARI
7
WAS
11
@MIA
BYE3
ATL
20
@BUF
1
TB
2
@NO

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

Game Stats

WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1LV2396204.173380412.6725.428.465/6797.0%
2@TB1859203.28429057.2520.824.847/7364.4%
3@LAC--------------
4ARI--------------
5@ATL--------------
6CHI--------------
7@NO--------------
8ATL--------------
9@KC1869103.8310821108.2027.137.159/8371.1%
10TB--------------
11DET--------------
12@MIN--------------
13BYE--------------
14DEN--------------
15@GB--------------
16@WAS--------------
17NO--------------
Per game19.6774.671.6703.805.6749.670.336.338.7624.4330.1057.00/74.3377.49%
Totals59224503.80171491198.7673.390.3171/22377.49%
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