Week 1 vs. Las Vegas Raiders
One time, the Panthers asked Christian McCaffrey to play quarterback for a practice. He completed 17 of 9 pass attempts for a 189% completion percentage. He also decapitated a practice squad cornerback who tried to intercept a post route, and used one pass to stop a bullet. Someone tried to assassinate Curtis Samuel during a scrimmage. McCaffrey used his super-human vision to see the gun flash, then threw a fly route pass to Samuel. The ball was moving so fast, it hit the bullet, moving it off its trajectory, into the breast of a nearby pigeon, who’d just finished its morning constitution on McCaffrey’s car. The ball stopped mid-air, and landed softly in Samuel’s hands as he scored a touchdown. The assassin cleaned McCaffrey’s car. McCaffrey turned to the coach and said, “Who wants to eat pigeon tonight?” The league’s competition committee decided Christian McCaffrey doesn’t get to play quarterback, and will have to settle for being the most versatile touchdown machine in the league instead.
McCaffrey ran for 1,387 yards last year, scored 19 total touchdowns, and caught 116 balls for 1,005 yards receiving. He’s a monster. Start him, even if it wasn’t a great matchup against the Raiders. If you have him, you probably took him first. He should be active every week as the RB1 in all league formats.