Week 2 vs. New Orleans Saints
Christian McCaffrey returned to his usual self after missing most of last year with multiple injuries. He started off the season with a bang, racking up 187 yards from scrimmage on 30 touches, including nine receptions. Anyone concerned about how he’d work with Sam Darnold or coming off of last season can put to bed those concerns and feel confident with their likely number one draft pick.
The Saints were the best defense against the run last year, ranking number one in aFPA to opposing running backs, and then they completely shut down the Packers’ offense in Week 1, including Aaron Jones and the run game. That being said, McCaffrey is so good and adds so much to his fantasy points total in the passing game, he’s a must-start regardless of matchup. Keep expectations realistic this week for your star back, but don’t ever sit him, as long as he’s healthy.